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Well, it's that time of year again: The Holidays—or as I like to refer to them—The Holidaze. Whether you celebrate Christmas , Hanukkah , Kwanzaa , Winter Solstice , Festivus , or… continue reading Have a Happy Holidaze with Free Library's Spotify Channel

By written by Peter SM    December 23, 2015   

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 Joining the “Happy Few”: A Mind Marathon of Shakespeare’s Complete Works

By written 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 Read (and Listen) Between The Lines: A Halloween Playlist from Free Library's Spotify Channel

By written by Peter SM    October 30, 2015    1

Library users in the know are already using Hoopla . It's the place for free streaming movies, television, audiobooks, and music -- all you need is your library card. If you've never… continue reading Get In the Holiday Spirit with Hoopla

By written by Jamie W.    December 24, 2014    2

Cranberry production was down four percent this year – but American farmers still produced over eight million barrels (800 million pounds) of the fall favorite, so the country should have a… continue reading Thanksgiving Day

By written by Timothy F.    November 24, 2014   

There are almost 20 million veterans currently living in the United States, and almost 12 percent of Pennsylvania’s adult population has served in an American war. (Source: 2013 American… continue reading The Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month

By written by Timothy F.    November 9, 2014   

Happy Earth Day ! 2014 marks the 44th celebration of all things eco-friendly with a focus this year on Green Cities and creating a sustainable, healthy environment for communities worldwide. . As… continue reading Happy Earth Day 2014

By written by Peter SM    April 22, 2014   

If you are reading this on March 14th at 1:59 p.m., then it must be Pi Day ! (Pi at 5 decimal places = 3.14159 : ) What is Pi Day, you ask? Only an annual celebration of the mathematical constant… continue reading A Science Minute: Pi Day!

By written by Peter SM    March 14, 2014    1

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 Snow Day Reading Favorites for Winter

By written 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 Seasonal Sounds - A Holiday Playlist from Free Library's Spotify Channel

By written by Peter SM    December 17, 2013   

Kindles, tablets, laptops, and smartphones will top many holiday gift lists this season. Sadly though, lessons are not included with these devices. If you or someone you know needs a little help… continue reading Ho, Ho, Ho My Goodness! How Do you Work This Thing? FLP Gadget Help Desk to Offer Extended Holiday Hours

By written by Jamie W.    December 16, 2013    1

With nights growing longer and Halloween only a few weeks away, it’s the perfect time of year to settle in for a scary movie. Mention horror movies to some people, though, and the reactions… continue reading “Everyone’s entitled to one good scare.”

By written by Cameron D.    October 10, 2013    2

Labor Day weekend is here and with it the end of another summer. A long holiday weekend is on tap for most of the country, but few of us nowadays may know or remember exactly why we have off on… continue reading A History Minute: Labor Day

By written by Peter SM    August 30, 2013   

"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing." - Mark Twain Did you know that besides being National Poetry Month and some other unique "holidays" such as National Peanut Butter… continue reading Have a Laugh; It's National Humor Month : D

By written by Peter SM    April 26, 2013    1

If the previous year’s statistics are any indication of what consumers spent money on during the holidays , there is a good chance that you or someone you know may be receiving some sort of… continue reading Have Yourself A Happy High-Tech Holiday!

By written by Peter SM    December 18, 2012   

The holiday season is a time for sharing, and what better gift to share with the young people in your life than books? Here are some great new holiday books for children. Look for them in local… continue reading Great New Holiday Books for Kids

By written by Sarah S.    December 5, 2011    3

Our Children's Librarians recently asked each other for lists of our favorite Halloween books to share in spooky storytimes and to recommend to little goblins to take home and read with their… continue reading Our favorite books for Halloween!

By written by Sarah S.    October 21, 2011    1

Father’s Day is Sunday, a time to celebrate those special men in our lives who helped raise us or who guided us or simply to honor the wonderful men whom we look up to. If you… continue reading Father's Day

By written by Camille T.    June 16, 2011   

If you’ve been following us on Facebook, you know that we archivists are in a holiday mood. The authors whose papers we're processing also had a soft spot for Christmas. They made… continue reading Christmas in the Archives

By written by Adrienne P.    December 9, 2010   

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