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Today, April 13, is the first of two Friday the 13ths occurring in 2018. The next one arrives exactly 13 weeks later on July 13! The only logical thing to do on such a superstitious occassion is… continue reading 13 Screamingly Scary Movies to Stream This Friday the 13th!

By written by Peter SM    April 13, 2018   

You love Black Panther, I love Black Panther—we all love Black Panther! Have you already read through all of our Black Panther comics and graphic novels available in our catalog? Feeling… continue reading African and African-American Superheroes That Aren’t the Black Panther

By written by Rachel F.    April 11, 2018   

Spoiler alert: it's an irrefutable fact that we will all die one day. Whether it's a family member, a beloved pet, or someone we look up to and admire—all will eventually pass away… continue reading On Being Mortal: Books That Deal with Death, Grief, and Loss

By written by Ai Leng N.    April 5, 2018   

We all have our favorites when it comes to picture books, and for me, one of my top ten picture books of all time is Leaves by David Ezra Stein . It is such perfect book – one very young… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Honey

By written by Monica C.    April 5, 2018   

Even if you’re not a big reader of comics and graphic novels, there’s a good chance that you’re familiar with graphic novel memoirs . After all, these are the books that have won… continue reading Illustrating Life: Graphic Memoir Recommendations

By written by Jennifer E.    April 4, 2018   

Spring is the season of renewal and new beginnings, so why not renew your love of reading and films with these new titles available in April? There are serious, off-beat, thrilling, and funny… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in April!

By written by Paul A.    April 3, 2018   

There have always been illustrated versions of classic novels—from comic book versions of Moby Dick , The Three Musketeers, or even Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Boycott . It’s… continue reading Graphic Novel Classics of Classic Literature

By written by Rachel F.    March 28, 2018    1

Three upcoming new books, coming out in three consecutive months, will focus on the subject of the workings of the human brain. Helen Thomson, a freelance science journalist, tells the… continue reading Wrap Your Head Around These Books About the Brain

By written by Ai Leng N.    March 23, 2018   

Author/illustrator Maria Van Lieshout has a series of books aptly called Big Kid Power . Drawing from her own experience as a mother, the books are meant to help caregivers and children reach… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | "I'm a Big Kid Now!" Series

By written by Monica C.    March 19, 2018   

Brenda Jackson was the first African-American author to make the New York Times Best Seller list in the Romance series category. Publisher’s Weekly has called her "a master" and… continue reading The Indomitable Romance Fiction of Brenda Jackson

By written by Kim B.    March 13, 2018    1

March brings us many things—weather that is all over the place, early spring flowers and feelings, and inevitably, St. Patrick’s Day. It's my understanding that St. Patrick's… continue reading Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with some Irish YA Lit!

By written by Rachel F.    March 12, 2018   

This month's new titles include the debut children’s picture book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz (in English and Spanish), about memories, family, and heritage; a… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in March!

By written by Paul A.    March 1, 2018    2

Earlier this month in Denver, CO, a room full of children's and teen librarians erupted in cheers, gasps, and wild applause for the newest batch of books chosen to receive Youth Media Awards .… continue reading Here are the 2018 Youth Media Awards Winners!

By written by Peter SM    February 27, 2018   

I was so excited when I heard the announcement that Matthew Cordell had won the 2018 Caldecott Medal for Wolf in the Snow . While not a retelling of the fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood , the… continue reading Wolf in the Snow & Little Red Riding Hood

By written by Monica C.    February 20, 2018   

So we’ve all seen the trailer for the Black Panther film right? And we are all super-duper excited for it, yes? I know I am beyond hype and come February 16th (ish), my popcorn and I will be… continue reading Black Panther: Hero. Legend. King.

By written by Rachel F.    February 12, 2018   

February may be the month of celebrating Presidents’ birthdays and romantic love, but our new title suggestions mostly give you a break from all of that. Try a children’s book on… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in February!

By written by Paul A.    February 1, 2018   

209 years ago today, one of the most peculiar poets and apparitional authors to ever hold a pen was born: Edgar Allan Poe . His macabre and gothic tales have fascinated and entertained readers for… continue reading Friday Five: Edgar Allan Poe-inspired Films

By written by Peter SM    January 19, 2018    1

When I go for a walk or ride on a bus through the city streets as night begins to fall, I can’t help but look at windows. As I pass each townhouse or apartment, I get a glimpse of a… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Windows

By written by Monica C.    January 18, 2018   

Ah Haiti, our neighbor to the south that shares an island with the Dominican Republic. Surviving earthquakes, dictators, revolutions, and producing an amazingly creative diaspora (which as you… continue reading Haitian Families and Culture Featured in YA Fiction

By written by Rachel F.    January 12, 2018    1

Book clubs seem to be more popular than ever—we've even got two right here at the Free Library: our annual One Book, One Philadelphia reading selection creates citywide conversations… continue reading Join the David Bowie Book Club!

By written by Peter SM    January 9, 2018    5

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