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I first heard about mattter/antimatter from Star Trek when I was a kid, which--to be honest--sparked a lot of my fascination with science and technology. In Star Trek , they use matter/antimatter… continue reading A Science Minute: Matter/Antimatter

By written by Camille T.    July 21, 2011   

It's summertime, that means many Philadelphia families are taking trips to the “shore” - yup, the Jersey Shore. You might not see Snooki, The Situation, or Pauly D, but odds are if… continue reading A History Minute: The Bikini

By written by Camille T.    July 19, 2011    1

Father’s Day is Sunday, a time to celebrate those special men in our lives who helped raise us or who guided us or simply to honor the wonderful men whom we look up to. If you… continue reading Father's Day

By written by Camille T.    June 16, 2011   

What I read and enjoyed on the web this week: NASA closed a chapter on the Space Shuttle Endeavour last month and here’s a video compilation of the best of the best . Rolling Stone created a… continue reading Around the blogs: Saying goodbye to the Space Shuttle Endeavour to reading in bed

By written by Camille T.    June 3, 2011   

From vintage hats to the pleasures of Shakespeare, what I read and enjoyed on the web this week: Watch a video from the Smithsonian featuring Philadelphia fashion pioneer Mae Reeves vintage hat… continue reading Around the blogs…

By written by Camille T.    May 20, 2011    1

Okay, I’ll admit it - I’m kind of excited about the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton . I mean, who doesn’t like a good wedding and a royal one to boot? The… continue reading The Royal Wedding

By written by Camille T.    April 25, 2011    4

The other day I saw a preview for a new show on HBO called Game of Thrones . I was intrigued because it featured medieval costumes, talk about honor, swords, and multiple and seemingly complex… continue reading A Game of Thrones

By written by Camille T.    April 14, 2011    3

What is it about Jane Austen ’s character Mr. Darcy from the novel Pride and Prejudice that has captivated audiences for last 198 years? This character has been re-imagined countless times,… continue reading Will the real Mr. Darcy please stand up?

By written by Camille T.    April 8, 2011   

Columbia Professor Manning Marable recently passed away April 1, 2011, three days before the publication of his new biography of Malcolm X, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention . Professor Marable has… continue reading Malcolm X Review

By written by Camille T.    April 6, 2011   

What are the kids up to these days? Reading a diverse array of books and graphic novels and watching some clever TV shows and films, as it turns out! Here are our most popular… continue reading Most Circulated Titles at the Free Library, Part III: Children's

By written by Michelle S.    February 17, 2011    5

Last Monday, we revealed the most circulated books, DVD films, and DVD television shows for adults at the Free Library in 2010. This week, we're revealing the most… continue reading Most Circulated Titles at the Free Library, Part II: Digital Media

By written by Michelle S.    February 7, 2011    2

We are often asked which titles are the most frequently checked out here at the Free Library. To answer this question, our hardworking Materials Management staff has compiled several lists of the… continue reading Most Circulated Titles at the Free Library, Part I

By written by Michelle S.    January 31, 2011    2

The New York Times presented a video series called " Fourteen Actors Acting " which simply showcases actors portraying classic screen types you might see in films. Here are a couple of… continue reading Actors Acting

By written by Camille T.    December 29, 2010   

The holiday shopping season is in full swing in Philadelphia. As you think about the children in your life, remember books can be really fun gifts, too. Below are some recommendations of books… continue reading Give the Gift of Books

By written by Sarah S.    December 1, 2010    6

Thanksgiving is once again upon us! But before you succumb to pre-shopping anxiety and turkey-induced food coma, don’t forget about sharing the spirit of the season with the little ones.… continue reading Celebrating Thanksgiving with Your Preschooler

By written by Sarah S.    November 22, 2010    4

Looking for some great kid-tested, librarian-approved books for autumn? The children's librarians at the Free Library have put together a list of a few of their favorites. … continue reading Autumn Books, Songs, and Rhymes for Kids

By written by Sarah S.    October 28, 2010   

It’s been a week and people are still talking about the New York Times article titled " Picture Books No Longer a Staple for Children ," which ran on October 7, 2010. From the more… continue reading Children and Reading

By written by Sarah S.    October 19, 2010   

This is that time of the year when we start to see a multitude of "Best of...." lists.  One of my favorites is always The New York Times "Notable Books of..." for… continue reading 100 Notable Books of 2008

By written by Anne L.    December 4, 2008    23

Amazon.com has changed how people buy books (of course, we know that you borrow MOST of the books you read from the Free Library of Philadelphia!).  But even if you don't buy books from… continue reading Best Books of the Year...So Far?

By written by Anne L.    September 12, 2008    28

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