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Forty years after it left theaters, 1977’s Star Wars ranks as the second top-grossing film of all time (adjusted for inflation). Its impact on pop culture is immeasurable—from a pretty… continue reading Star Wars: The Return of Carrie Fisher

By written by J. Matthew C.    December 12, 2017    1

Another Brooklyn  is so rich with sound that I can hear it. I want to slide it onto a record player and spin myself back to white go-go boots and Al Green . 1970s. Inimitable young August has… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Another Brooklyn Beats (A Reading Playlist)

By written by Brittanie S.    November 15, 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

This summer the Free Library will team up with the Knight Foundation and Niantic , maker of Pokémon , to bring Pokémon GO to five select Philadelphia libraries! PHL17 recently… continue reading Ready, Set, Pokémon GO !

By written by Nate E.    July 11, 2017    1

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

Today’s #MysteryMonday is also some nostaligia-on-the-19th—we’re catching up with one of our favorite crime capers, the big-hatted, red-coated Carmen Sandiego . She made her… continue reading #Mystery Monday: The Infamous Carmen Sandiego

By written by Julie B.    June 19, 2017   

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   

As the weather turns warmer, schools begin to let out, and people head out of town on vacation, another summer slate of movies is being rolled out in theaters across the country. The "summer… continue reading Summer Movies 2017: Sequels and Retreads and Adaptations, Oh My!

By written by Peter SM    May 25, 2017    1

In advance of our sold-out John Waters Author Event this Saturday, April 29, let’s get some background on the iconic director, writer, actor, art collector, professional hitchhiker,… continue reading Making Trouble with The Pope of Trash

By written by Author Events    April 28, 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   

Pioneer. Innovator. Original. From the first time he slung on a guitar to the first time he belted out a tune, Chuck Berry was all of these things, and much, much more. The music icon passed away… continue reading Hail! Hail! Chuck Berry and Rock 'N' Roll!

By written by Peter SM    March 20, 2017   

Excited for the new live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast ? Me too... kind of? Maybe? I hope it will be amazing? Either way, good or bad, at least we'll always have all kinds of different… continue reading Beauty and the Beast Retellings

By written by Rachel F.    March 17, 2017   

The Eighth Wonder of the World roars, stomps, and swings his way into a new film this weekend with Kong: Skull Island , a modern-day retelling of the King Kong mythos and the second installment in… continue reading Man vs. Monster? Kong is King!

By written by Peter SM    March 10, 2017   

In the 1970s, the counter culture comedy duo of Cheech and Chong (Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong) laughed all the way to el banco as each of their successive bad-boy stoner… continue reading Chong’s Not Here, But Cheech Is

By written by Author Events    March 10, 2017   

You'll have to excuse me today, I'm a little tired after watching this weekend's wild awards ceremonies. And no, I don't mean The Oscars (although, #envelopegate would get my… continue reading Best of the Worst: The 2017 Razzie Awards

By written by Peter SM    February 27, 2017   

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