Posts in “music” (122)

Howllo Boils and Ghouls, Welcome back to the Free Library of Frightadelphia's bloodcurdling blog on this most haunted of holidays, Halloween ! If you survived last year's playlist , then… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 31, 2014   

Last month's’ inaugural concert of the Mysterious Travelers Series held approximately 200 listeners in rapt attention in the plush and sonorous Montgomery Auditorium of the Free Library… continue reading

By Adam F.   October 9, 2014   

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Music Department is a free and open conservatory-quality music library supporting several generations’ worth of local musicians and fans. We can show… continue reading

By Adam F.   September 5, 2014   

August 15th marks the 75th anniversary of the Hollywood premiere of The Wizard of Oz at the famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre. To say that the story, both the original L. Frank Baum novel and… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 15, 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

By Jamie W.   July 28, 2014    37

[all photos courtesy Philadelphia Jazz Project and Alexis Simmons of Gypsi Life Photography ] On Monday July 21st, eleven stunning performers treated an audience of nearly 200 jazz fans to a… continue reading

By Adam F.   July 25, 2014    1

You might think, in keeping with a certain stereotype, that librarians are so old-school that the only music we listen to comes from the Library’s vinyl collection . And though there may be… continue reading

By Perry G.   July 3, 2014   

Walking around the city recently—iPod on, ear buds in my ears, blasting out some tunes—I saw a flier for a punk rock show stapled up on a telephone pole: D.I. Summer Suburbia Tour .… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 25, 2014    2

On Saturday March 15, 2014, the Free Library's Montgomery Auditorium played host to Tune Up Philly the education outreach project of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra . To a packed house,… continue reading

By Adam F.   April 4, 2014   

Getting comfortably literary on a chilly day must be one of life’s great pleasures. Here is one librarian’s handpicked recommendations for snow day reads with an emphasis on heavy page… continue reading

By Jamie W.   December 18, 2013   

With the holidays in full swing and snow on the ground throughout the city, it seemed like the perfect time to compile a new playlist on our Spotify channel. Also, in the perfect timing… continue reading

By Peter SM   December 17, 2013   

"I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for. But, my… continue reading

By Peter SM   December 12, 2013   

Howllo Boils and Ghouls, Do you know what today is? Why, it's Halloween , of course! What better way to celebrate this haunted holiday then with songs about zombies , monsters , grim reapers ,… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 31, 2013    1

Sundays on Stage - Fall 2013 Sundays on Stage is a series of cultural programs featuring live performances by a variety of artists and entertainers. These family programs celebrate diversity… continue reading

By Rachel F.   September 11, 2013    1

Are you ever mystified by the information-sleuthing wizardry of your local librarian?  Have you sought out our powers lately?  Just about everyone has daydreamed through a state mandated… continue reading

By Adam F.   August 29, 2013    2

Summer is in full swing right now here at the Free Library: We are well past the half way mark in our Summer Reading 20-Million-Minute Challenge. Thursday storytimes at Eakins Oval have been a big… continue reading

By Peter SM   July 26, 2013   

Musicians, readers, listeners, and students from every neighborhood in the city rely on the Music Department - but have you visited us lately?  Whether you want to learn how to get your music… continue reading

By Perry G.   July 19, 2013   

Get ready to rock, roll, dance, and dream this summer as our Sundays on Stage FREE perfomance series returns in July and August!   July 14 th Two of a Kind presents, “I Dig… continue reading

By Rachel F.   July 10, 2013    2

Today the Free Library unveils a new resource for listeners.  Please welcome Free Library Spotify to our community of electronic resources.  If you haven’t already registered for… continue reading

By Adam F.   July 2, 2013    4

Think of two or three of the most critically-lauded groups in the canon of rock music.  Got some?  Now, were there any women in those bands you imagined?  It's no secret:… continue reading

By Perry G.   June 21, 2013   

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