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The Free Library of Philadelphia is proud to celebrate Black History Month throughout the month of February, with extensive programming set to take place in neighborhood libraries across the city… continue reading The Free Library Celebrates Black History Month!

By written by Kate C.    January 29, 2019    5

The Free Library’s Musical Instrument Collection (MIC) celebrated its second birthday back in September 2018 and our collection keeps rolling on! It’s been a big 2 years for the MIC,… continue reading The Free Library’s Music Department Celebrates Two Years of Instrument Lending!

By written by Perry G.    January 24, 2019    6

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    2

As we go to air it’s the beginning of January, which means we’re still in the Christmas season, which also means I have no compunction about playing some Christmas music for… continue reading Fleisher Discoveries | William Henry Fry (1813-1864) - Santa Claus: Christmas Symphony

By written by Fleisher Collection    January 4, 2019   

by Kile Smith While this is our first-ever podcast, Discoveries is actually entering its 17th year of broadcasts. In the fall of 2002, the Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music at the Free… continue reading The Fleisher Collection Debuts a New Music Podcast!

By written by Fleisher Collection    November 27, 2018   

The Recording Academy will hold the 61st Grammy Awards on February 10, 2019. First round voting in October placed two CDs of particular note one step closer to official nominations in two… continue reading The Fleisher Collection: From Page to Stage to Grammys?

By written by Fleisher Collection    November 15, 2018    3

Howllo Boils and Ghouls!, Welcome back to the Free Library of Phrightadelphia's blog, on this most haunted of holidays— Halloween ! Besides the usual seasonal scares that arise from the… continue reading This Is Halloween 2018!

By written by Peter SM    October 31, 2018    1

What better way to celebrate Classical Music Month this September than to perform some of your own music? The Free Library’s Chamber Music Collection can provide you with the materials to… continue reading Chamber Music Collection | Celebrate Classical Music Month!

By written by Leanne F.    September 27, 2018   

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month , and while we all know that a library card grants you instant access to a treasure trove of books, DVDs, and audiobooks from our catalog , we… continue reading Library Card Signup Month | You Can Get WHAT at the Free Library?

By written by Kate C.    September 10, 2018    3

One of my favorite comic collections of all time is the Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book . It reminds me that whenever possible, even if just for an hour, having a "lazy Sunday" is… continue reading 5 Lazy Day Library Card Uses

By written by Brittanie S.    August 10, 2018   

Saturday, August 4, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Richard Strauss (1864–1949). Serenade for Winds (1881) Strauss . Aus Italien (1886) We had a taste of Richard Strauss on our previous… continue reading Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: The Young Richard Strauss

By written by Fleisher Collection    August 1, 2018   

Saturday, July 7, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825–1899). The Gypsy Baron, Overture 1885) Richard Strauss (1864–1949). Horn Concerto No. 1 (1883) Edward… continue reading Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: MacDowell, Strausses, and 1885

By written by Fleisher Collection    July 6, 2018   

The 2018  One Book, One Philadelphia  selection was Jacqueline Woodson’s award winning novel,  Another Brooklyn . After an exciting season of discussions and… continue reading Get Ready for a Live Summer Jazz Soundtrack of Jacqueline Woodson's Another Brooklyn!

By written by Perry G.    July 3, 2018   

Chef. Raconteur. Explorer. Enthusiast . Anthony Bourdain was all of these things and much more. He had a lust for life that was all encompassing, whether it was his dream of traveling to the Congo… continue reading Anthony Bourdain's Endless Exploration of the Intersection between Food and Life

By written by Peter SM    June 8, 2018   

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Charles Cadman (1881–1946). Dark Dancers of the Mardi Gras (1933) Carl Busch (1864–1943). Minnehaha’s Vision (1914) Cadman .… continue reading Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: American Romantics and Other Cultures

By written by Fleisher Collection    May 30, 2018   

By Ray Banas, Department Head, Music Department  In the fall 2017, in the midst of the dramatic renovation to replace six levels of stack-shelving units with soaring new public spaces at the… continue reading Concert in The Common: "the shape of the world we create"

By written by Music Department    May 18, 2018   

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Arthur Bird (1856–1923). Valse menuett (1898) George Chadwick (1854–1931). Symphony No. 3 (1894) Arthur Foote… continue reading Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: American Romantics 2—Bird, Chadwick, and Foote

By written by Fleisher Collection    May 3, 2018   

by Ray Banas and Perry Genovesi On March 22, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline became the latest high-profile musician to dig into some Free Library resources. Ray Banas, the Head of the Music Department… continue reading Nels Cline from Wilco Visits the Music Department!

By written by Music Department    April 12, 2018   

This year's additions to the National Recording Registry were announced last month , which include 25 songs, albums, or audio recordings from the early 20th century up to the present. This… continue reading National Recording Registry Reaches 500 Songs—Take a Listen!

By written by Peter SM    April 6, 2018   

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Stephen Foster (1826–1864). Old Folks at Home (1851), arr. 1897 by Carl Busch (1862–1943) George Chadwick (1854–1931). Suite… continue reading Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: American Romantics—Chadwick, Foster, and Busch

By written by Fleisher Collection    April 4, 2018   

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