Posts in “recommendations” (170)

My dad was a radio DJ when I was a kid and thereby instilled in me a fierce love of music. As far back as my days of wearing footie pajamas I preferred partaking of his vast vinyl collection to… continue reading

By Kim B.   March 11, 2016   

Information and books and podcasts and programming and computers and Wi-Fi and a great place to hang out: All of this and more make up the Free Library of Philadelphia. But what does the Library… continue reading

By Autumn M.   March 3, 2016   

It's been a few days, but it's still hard to process that David Bowie has left us . Newspapers, television news broadcasts, the internet as a whole—and more than likely—your… continue reading

By Peter SM   January 14, 2016   

It's that time again: We reflect on the past year and think about what we want to do for the next year. For most of us, our resolutions have to do with health: getting fit and eating… continue reading

By Samantha M.   January 4, 2016   

Now that the gifts have been opened, (most of) the egg nog has been drank, and we've traveled back home from visits with friends and family, it's time to ring in 2016! We are pretty… continue reading

By Kate C.   December 30, 2015    1

I've written before about some of my favorite Young Adult titles this year, but I'm not the only librarian who loves reading YA. In October, three of our librarians—Erin H. from… continue reading

By Rachel F.   December 29, 2015    2

As we count down to the premiere of the next chapter in the Star Wars saga, the Free Library has you covered no matter what age you are! Need to catch up?   We have Star Wars: A New Hope ,… continue reading

By Rachel F.   December 11, 2015   

As the holiday season is upon us, I have started looking forward to one of my favorite holiday rituals: revisiting Little Women . This may not be on most people’s lists of traditional… continue reading

By Ann P.   December 4, 2015   

When new acquaintances find out I’m a librarian, our conversations generally go in one of two directions—either people apologize for not reading enough OR they quiz me about the latest… continue reading

By Rachel F.   November 17, 2015    4

It was recently announced that Philip Pullman’s award winning trilogy His Dark Materials would be adapted for film again, but this time for the small screen. It will be given a… continue reading

By Elizabeth K.   November 9, 2015   

Since their inception, comics have been considered “low culture.” Comics have their roots in political cartoons, which were targeted toward those who could not read the newspaper. They… continue reading

By Jordan H.   November 3, 2015   

I typically consider myself a “high-brow” reader and viewer. I often read classic literature, watch documentaries, and dig into long-form journalism on current social issues. Heck, I… continue reading

By Julie B.   November 2, 2015    1

October 25 marked St. Crispin’s Day , a once-observed feast day, which is also claimed to be the day of the famed Battle of Agincourt—the great battle of Englishmen led by King Henry V… continue reading

By Julie B.   October 30, 2015   

Howl-lo F(r)iends, Welcome back once again to the Free Library of Frightadelphia's bloodcurdling blog! It would seem that you have survived previous playlists and have come back for more… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 30, 2015   

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

By Peter SM   August 14, 2015   

This is really weird, but the Music Department got a call from Nicola Sturgeon , First Minister of Scotland, to come look through a mysterious box found in a dormitory room in the Hogwarts School… continue reading

By Adam F.   July 31, 2015   

A small group of parents in Florida are threatening to ban a children’s book close to our hearts. The book in question? The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter. This librarian remembers… continue reading

By Perry G.   July 27, 2015    3

The Free Library offers a plentiful amount of resources that are easily accessible for citizens of Philadelphia. As a result, the Library enriches individual’s worldly knowledge, increases… continue reading

By Brittney M.   July 21, 2015   

This weekend I noticed many of my friends posting photos of their children at the movies (check out this father and son photo ). They seem to have all gone to see the same film – Minions !… continue reading

By Camille T.   July 14, 2015   

In a perfect world, books dealing with stress and trauma for children would go unneeded.  We are, however, reminded daily that is not the case.  Whether it is anxiety at home or exposure… continue reading

By Sarah S.   June 30, 2015   

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