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Two months into the pandemic, everyone is looking at their computer screen and seeing at least 10 or more people on it. Imagine if you had to look at more than 50 or 100 people on the screen...… continue reading Listen to the Virtual Concert Band and Discover an Online Music Community

By written by Ellen W.    December 4, 2020   

As part of our  ongoing series  of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Sunita Balija, who is a… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Sunita Balija, Children's Librarian and South Indian Classical Vocalist

By written by Peter SM    December 4, 2020   

This is the fifth in a series of posts highlighting major figures in jazz history who were in some sense from Philly. Every one of the bolded album titles below can be streamed for free with your… continue reading Philly Jazz Legends: Archie Shepp

By written by Ben R.    November 9, 2020   

Howllo Boils and Ghouls!, Welcome back to the Free Library of Phrightadelphia's boo-log, on this most haunted of holidays— Halloween ! Usually, during this time of year, we'd be… continue reading Halloween 2020: I Want Candy!

By written by Peter SM    October 30, 2020    1

by Natalie Hartog and Deborah Ahrens A Blue Moon occurs when two full moons occur within the same month. These are relatively rare, happening once every two to three years. October 2020 is one… continue reading Once in a Blue Moon

By written by Natalie H.    October 1, 2020   

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts highlighting major figures in jazz history who were in some sense from Philly. Every one of the bolded album titles below can be streamed for free with… continue reading Philly Jazz Legends: Sun Ra

By written by Ben R.    September 21, 2020    2

If I had to sum up 2020 so far in one word, it would be... bogus . Or, maybe we're just stuck in one of the darkest timelines ? Either way, we could all use some pure escapism right now, and… continue reading Bill and Ted Face the Music \m/

By written by Peter SM    August 28, 2020   

This is the third in a series of posts highlighting major figures in jazz history who were from Philly (even if most ended up in New York City). A virtual book discussion of Wishing on the Moon:… continue reading Philly Jazz Legends: Philly Joe Jones

By written by Ben R.    August 13, 2020    2

This is the second in a series of posts highlighting major figures in jazz history who were from Philly (even if most ended up in New York City). A virtual book discussion of Wishing on the Moon:… continue reading Philly Jazz Legends: Billie Holiday

By written by Ben R.    July 29, 2020   

This is the first in a series of posts highlighting major figures in jazz history who were from Philly (even if most ended up in New York City). A virtual book discussion of Wishing on the Moon:… continue reading Philly Jazz Legends: John Coltrane

By written by Ben R.    July 15, 2020    2

Although many people associate the term "folk music" with white musicians like Pete Seeger , there is a long tradition in the United States of Black folk musicians. In fact, without the… continue reading Discover Black Folk Musicians

By written by Natalie H.    July 8, 2020    2

by Dr. Gary Galván In early March 2020, orchestras around the world began contacting the Fleisher Collection to let us know they were canceling concerts for which they had borrowed music.… continue reading Going Under COVID: How the Shows Still Go On

By written by Fleisher Collection    May 4, 2020   

Every April 20, the United Nations recognizes the contribution of Chinese literature, poetry, and language in world culture by celebrating Chinese Language Day . Philadelphia is home to some… continue reading Happy Chinese Language Day!

By written by Lindsay S.    April 20, 2020    2

Have you seen a rainbow lately? Maybe you have noticed one after a recent April shower, or maybe you have spotted rainbow artwork displayed in windows of buildings and homes. For many people,… continue reading The Rainbow Pantry... with an Equally Colorful Playlist!

By written by Shayna M.    April 14, 2020   

For this month's Digital Media Spotlight , we are celebrating Black History Month and the lives and achievements of African Americans in film, music, literature, and other multimedia, all… continue reading Digital Media Spotlight: Black History Month

By written by Peter SM    February 24, 2020   

If you have yet to experience an afternoon with Sundays on Stage , you’re really missing out! One of the Free Library’s longest-running programs, this free-to-the-public event series… continue reading Come Out for Sundays on Stage this Winter Season!

By written by Emily S.    February 3, 2020   

On Monday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m. , at the Parkway Central Library , the Mysterious Travelers All-Stars will present a fascinating concert of interpretations of contemporary Pop tunes - all… continue reading The Mysterious Travelers All-Stars Treat You to a Free Pop Performance!

By written by Perry G.    January 21, 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   

Can you believe we’re about to turn the page on this decade and welcome 2020? I sure can’t! With every passing year – but particularly a momentous one like this – I… continue reading Let the Free Library Help You with Your New Year’s Resolution!

By written by Kate C.    December 31, 2019    6

On Saturday, November 9 at 12:00 p.m., world-renowned violist Adriana Linares of ArcoNet (The Arts & Community Network), an incorporated nonprofit organization committed to offering… continue reading Viola, Violin, and Cello Family Concert at Lawncrest Library

By written by Marcela F.    November 7, 2019   

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