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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   

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   

We’re a hall of learning, a cove of curiosity, an ambassador of opportunities, and a fount of resources. The Free Library of Philadelphia is one of the most widely used educational and… continue reading Creative Thinkers at the Free Library and on WHYY’s Articulate

By written by Julie B.    April 17, 2018   

At long last, Hoopla , our popular source for streaming television and movies (as well as graphic novels , ebooks , music , and audiobooks ) is now available to use on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and… continue reading Now Showing: Hoopla on the Big(er) Screen!

By written by Jamie W.    March 6, 2018    2

Binge-Watch  (verb) - "Watch multiple episodes of (a television program) in rapid succession, typically by means of DVDs or digital streaming." According to Merriam-Webster, the… continue reading Why DVDs Still Matter

By written by Camille T.    November 10, 2017   

We've spent the past week here on the blog celebrating Banned Books and the f READ om to read whatever you want—banned, challenged, or not. If there's one thing possibly more… continue reading From Banned to the Big Screen: Banned Book Adaptations

By written by Peter SM    September 29, 2017   

The arrival of 2017 brought numerous throwbacks to popular television shows of the past. A number of reboots have already hit the small screen, with more scheduled to appear by the end of the… continue reading Re-viewing the Re-boot Phenomenon

By written by Lo I.    August 15, 2017    1

The most popular television shows of 2016 include Game of Thrones , The Walking Dead , Pretty Little Liars , Westworld , and The Flash . There are a few series listed there I haven't seen yet… continue reading What the Rest of the World is Watching on TV

By written by Camille T.    July 14, 2017    2

Winter is here and season 7 of Game of Thrones (GoT) starts July 16. Are you ready? I know I am, but if you are one of the few people who doesn’t watch (last season the show averaged 25.1… continue reading Which Game of Thrones Characters Would You Invite to Your Block Party?

By written by Camille T.    July 10, 2017    4

Superheroes aren't supposed to die—they're larger than life, courageous, fight for what's right, and are here to help and protect us. They are immortal. Adam West, whose double… continue reading The Bright Knight Shines Immortal: Remembering Adam West

By written by Peter SM    June 16, 2017   

"Hate-watching"—watching something you dislike for the oddly enjoyable/satisfying/fun experience of hating on it—has become a staple of our media times. I am typically a… continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale: A Classic Dystopia Comes of Age

By written by Julie B.    June 12, 2017    2

Update: PHILLY, WE HEARD YOU! We've reconfigured this event as a Photo Op (with a pre-signed book) and it has been moved from Temple Performing Arts Center to our Parkway Central Library.… continue reading Life Lessons with Kevin Hart

By written by Author Events    May 1, 2017    12

The Free Library is exploring the history and art of the mystery with We the Detectives , a unique, multifaceted, and immersive intellectual and creative experience. Here we track the growth of… continue reading #MysteryMonday: The History of Mystery: A By-No-Means-Exhaustive Timeline

By written by Julie B.    April 17, 2017   

Long before taking the Saturday Night Live stage as the Impersonator-in-Chief, Alec Baldwin starred in a raft of projects on stages and screens both large and small. In his new memoir Nevertheless… continue reading Nevertheless, Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin...

By written by Author Events    March 31, 2017   

It's a few days before Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa , and all through my house, not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse. Why? Because it's freezing outside! So, what better time… continue reading Happy Hoopla Holidaze!

By written by Peter SM    December 23, 2016   

Are you a fan of HBO’s television series Game of Thrones ? The sixth season  of the series based on George R. R. Martin’s fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire ended in June, and… continue reading The Real Game of Thrones - Historical Events that Inspired the Novels and Show

By written by Camille T.    November 29, 2016    2

I don’t know why I’m so fascinated by the British Royal Family (remember my excitement about the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton back in 2011?). Perhaps it’s… continue reading Grab a Cup of Tea and Learn About the Queen

By written by Camille T.    November 14, 2016   

The Anti-Hero figure in pop culture isn't necessarily a new concept but has seemed to become the prevalent form of a "hero" that we see in our media nowadays. The idea of the perfect… continue reading The Anti-Hero in Pop Culture

By written by Peter SM    October 12, 2016    1

Does the 2016 election have you feeling anxious? Are your news and social media feeds just too much for you some days? Are you randomly and for no reason starting fights with family… continue reading The Patriot's Guide to Taking a Break from the Election

By written by Rachel F.    October 6, 2016    2

It's hard to believe that it's been fifty years since the Starship Enterprise boldly went where no one had gone before... both in pop culture and the real world. Given today's current… continue reading Star Trek 50th Anniversary

By written by Peter SM    July 22, 2016