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While this Sunday, February 9, marks the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony, it was recently revealed by a Gallup Poll that in 2019— more people went to the library than the movies ! Is it any… continue reading Oscars 2020: from Book Adaptation to Academy Award Nomination!

By written by Peter SM    February 7, 2020   

For Hollywood, the time spanning November through March is known as "film awards season" . Between the  People's Choice Awards ,  Golden Globe Awards , the Oscars , the… continue reading Newest Additions to the National Film Registry

By written by Peter SM    January 10, 2020   

As we head into the roaring '20s, let’s look forward to the Spring 2020 Free Library Author Events schedule , highlight a few of our guests, and offer up some other important details...… continue reading Spring 2020 Author Events Preview

By written by Author Events    January 8, 2020   

Howllo Boils and Ghouls!, Welcome back to the Free Library of Phrightadelphia's blog, on this most haunted of holidays— Halloween ! It would seem to be that 2019 is the Year of the… continue reading Monstermania!: A Monstrous Halloween Playlist

By written by Peter SM    October 31, 2019    1

During this fall season of Free Library Author Events , we’re seeing a lot of cultural connections between our authors and speakers. Let’s talk about the events taking place two days… continue reading Fall 2019 Author Events: Cultural Connections

By written by Author Events    September 9, 2019    1

Yeah, it’s a bit of a bummer that summer is drawing to a close, but there are a few upsides: in addition to it not being a million degrees every day, we’re getting closer to the fall… continue reading Fall 2019 Author Events Preview: Musical Memoirs

By written by Author Events    August 29, 2019   

It's that time of the year again where it may not be safe to go back in the water... For the past 31 years, Shark Week has been an annual celebration of the sharp-toothed and fast-finned… continue reading Shark Week 2019 Swims Into View

By written by Peter SM    July 26, 2019    1

Independence Day isn’t the only famous birthday this week: on July 6, 1907 in Coyoacan, which is now part of Mexico City, the revolutionary spirit Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderon was… continue reading Happy Birthday, Frida!

By written by Brittanie S.    July 5, 2019    1

Earlier this month a deceivingly simple yet absolutely addictive game celebrated it's 35th anniversary . Before Minecraft, before VR, there was... TETRIS ! The game, or one of its many… continue reading 35th Anniversary of TETRIS

By written by Peter SM    June 28, 2019    1

This is not a drill friends: Stranger Things  is coming back! I repeat, Stranger Things is coming back just in time for the Independence Day weekend! In the meantime while we all wait, let me… continue reading Young Adult Books Stranger than Stranger Things

By written by Rachel F.    June 28, 2019   

The unofficial start of the summer season begins again this Memorial Day weekend and there will certainly be plenty of activities available for your attention, including all the new blockbusters… continue reading Summer Movies 2019: Cool Celluloid for a Sweltering Summer

By written by Peter SM    May 24, 2019   

The newest superhero to take flight on the silver screen calls Philadelphia his home and viewers will be able to spot the Art Museum, the William Penn statue, the LOVE sculpture, and various… continue reading Look! Up in the Philly Skyline! It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's... Shazam!?

By written by Peter SM    April 4, 2019   

The Barbie doll’s official beau has always been Ken, but to many toy collectors (and some cultural critics ) the real natural counterpart to Barbie has always been G.I. Joe . The two… continue reading Happy Birthday, Barbie and G.I. Joe!

By written by Violet L.    March 27, 2019    2

This Saturday, March 23 marks the 25th anniversary of Hellboy and has been designated Hellboy Day across libraries, comic book shops, and bookstores around the world! What's a… continue reading Throw Those Horns In the Air in Celebration of Hellboy's 25th Anniversary!

By written by Peter SM    March 22, 2019   

Like lots of ‘80s kids, I grew up with repeats of The Monkees on television and couldn’t wait for my weekly Saturday morning dose of their hijinks and bubble gum pop. Unlike lots of… continue reading A Daydream Believer’s Tribute to Peter Tork

By written by Alix G.    February 25, 2019    4

Around this time of year, all the stories concerning film seem to be about the Academy Awards: Who will host ? What films were snubbed ? Who will actually take home an Oscar ? It's no secret… continue reading The History of Black Horror Movies

By written by Peter SM    February 22, 2019    1

I have a confession to make—I am that friend who always wants to get a trivia team together on a Tuesday night. I’m also that kid who read Trivial Pursuit cards for fun to see if I… continue reading Celebrating the Trivia Nerd in All of Us

By written by Christine M.    January 4, 2019    3

It’s back: the 1950s fast-bantered, visually stunning pop culture fever dream that is Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel . Well, we should all be so lucky to have fever dreams this… continue reading The Well-Read World of Mrs. Maisel

By written by Kaitlyn F.    December 20, 2018    2

2018, it’s been quite a year, am I right? I know that by this point every year we’re all like, “WOW, what a year!”, but this year especially feels like we are on track for… continue reading Love Hallmark Christmas Movies? Give These Teen Holiday Reads a Look!

By written by Rachel F.    December 18, 2018   

Another Wednesday is upon us and that means new comic book day , but this week's usual trip to my local comic book shop will be a somber one, as not just the comic's world but the entire… continue reading Stan Lee: Excelsior Everlasting!

By written by Peter SM    November 14, 2018    1