Posts in “pop-culture” (47)

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

By Author Events   September 9, 2019   

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

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

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

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

By Peter SM   June 28, 2019   

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

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

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

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

By Violet L.   March 27, 2019    1

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

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

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

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

By Christine M.   January 4, 2019    2

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

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

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

By Peter SM   November 14, 2018    1

I mean, this is Tom Hanks —you scarcely need us to tell you who he is. Famed for his portrayals of a ping-pong savant , WWII Army ranger , pioneering AIDS activist , toy sheriff , astronaut… continue reading

By Author Events   October 23, 2018    1

Does the "O" in October ever remind you of a hot, bubbling, scrumptious pizza? If it does, maybe that’s because October is National Pizza Month! We just observed International… continue reading

By Violet L.   October 19, 2018   

***Event Information Update | October 9, 2018*** Book sales will begin at 4:00 p.m. Books purchased will include a signed bookplate.   The event has been moved from the Montgomery Auditorium… continue reading

By Alix G.   October 5, 2018    9

For Baby Boomers, the words “Land Shark”, “Samurai Delicatessen”, “Coneheads”, and “The Blues Brothers” conjures up adventures on the wild frontier… continue reading

By Violet L.   August 23, 2018