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"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   

Today’s episode of The Pulse on WHYY  takes a look at the future of libraries—and features not only an interview with our president and director Siobhan Reardon  but the… continue reading Taking The Pulse of Libraries, on Location at Parkway Central

By written by Peter R.    January 15, 2016   

I used to watch a lot of true crime shows. My roster? Fatal Vows , Nightmare Next Door , Snapped , Homicide Hunter , and  Stalke d, which told the stories of real crimes and how they were… continue reading #FLPNoShameNovember, in Cold Blood

By written by Kalela W.    November 13, 2015    1

It's been a while since we've had a Friday Five post, so what better way to jump back into some pop culture goodness than with the theatrical release this weekend of the big screen… continue reading Friday Five: Spy TV

By written by Peter SM    August 14, 2015   

Today Hoopla unveiled a slick new interface that puts you in touch with the streaming movies, television, music, and audiobooks you love even faster. The new interface, which the company calls,… continue reading Checkout the New Hoopla Interface

By written by Jamie W.    March 6, 2015    3

What's the first thing that pops into your mind when think about action and adventure films or television? James Bond ? Star Trek ? Game of Thrones ? How about a television show that stars… continue reading Lights! Camera! The Librarians!

By written by Peter SM    December 5, 2014   

With the Labor Day weekend coming up, you may have plans to get together with friends, take a trip down the shore, get out of the city and go camping, or maybe just relax. But after all of that,… continue reading Labor Day Weekend Hoopla-thon

By written by Peter SM    August 29, 2014   

*** Update - 11/1/2017 - Our Hoopla policies have changed. So that we can bring you more content on more platforms, we have changed the number of checkouts per person to 4 titles a… continue reading Stream Movies, TV, Music, and Audiobooks Free with Hoopla!

By written by Jamie W.    July 28, 2014    45

So, it's been a little over a week now since the mid-season finale of Mad Men (what's with these mid-season finales anyway?! Such a tease!) I've actually opted to wait and binge-watch… continue reading If You Like Mad Men...

By written by Peter SM    June 5, 2014   

Input  was a Philadelphia panel discussion program hosted by John S. Stokes, Jr. that aired Sunday mornings on WCAU-TV10 from 1968 through early 1971. The program is a window in to the people… continue reading Streaming Philadelphia History - Introducing Input with Marion Stokes & John S. Stokes, Jr

By written by Jamie W.    May 5, 2014   

I wrote about the practice of binge-watching in September of last year here on the blog, in relation to the then upcoming fall television season. Nowadays though, the idea of one dominant "TV… continue reading Friday Five: Spring Break Binge without the Hi-Def Hangover

By written by Peter SM    April 4, 2014