Posts in “music” (122)

Our streaming Music Online collections, powered by Alexander Street Press, have recently added tons of great new content. You'll find these collections listed on both our Digital… continue reading

By Jamie W.   June 11, 2013    1

In our continual effort to better serve you, a team of librarians has recently taken a fresh look at our many electronic resources and databases, and has recommended some changes. Public… continue reading

By Jamie W.   May 15, 2013    32

This is a great time for music lovers. Not so long ago, we had relatively few choices when it came to how we heard our music. We could buy it, which is ideal if you’re sure you’re… continue reading

By Jamie W.   May 15, 2013    17

May is here with its blossoming trees and warm, elongated days that make for the most enjoyable bike rides. Did you know that May is National Bike Month? It's a great time of the year to… continue reading

By Kate E.   May 5, 2013    1

The 55th annual Grammy awards were held this week in Los Angeles and the world was invited to sit on its collective couch and watch. Did the Grammys reaffirm your faith in pop music? Or like many… continue reading

By Jamie W.   February 12, 2013   

Singing with young children is a fun activity that can be enjoyed by almost anyone, and entertainment value aside, studies show it can have a very positive effect on your young child’s… continue reading

By Megan W.   December 29, 2012   

If you’re a fan of the Free Library’s Music Department on Facebook , you already know about the rousing pop-up performance Mimi Stillman gave us on Tuesday, November 13 th .  As… continue reading

By Perry G.   December 14, 2012   

The Free Library of Philadelphia has released the newest version of our mobile site ! The new mobile site (version 3.0) uses responsive web design and provides an optimal viewing experience on all… continue reading

By Peter SM   December 11, 2012   

Can a great urban library such as the Free Library of Philadelphia "remember" a musician?  With yesterday's passing of Dave Brubeck (B. Concord, CA, Dec 6 1920; d. Norwalk, CT,… continue reading

By Adam F.   December 6, 2012   

Three Moravian Manuscripts in the Pennsylvania German Collection at FLP The Pennsylvania German Collection at the Free Library of Philadelphia contains a  wealth of valuable research… continue reading

By Del-Louise M.   October 26, 2012    4

Theodor Schulz (1770-1850) Theodor Schulz (1770-1850) was born December 17, 1770 in Gerdauen, East Prussia, one of the towns founded by the Teutonic Knights in the Middle Ages, and rich in history… continue reading

By Del-Louise M.   October 26, 2012   

Charlotte Sabine Schropp (1787-1833) Charlotte Sabine Schropp (1787-1833) was the second daughter of Johannes Schropp (1750-1805), and Maria Elisabeth (1753-1801) née Tannenberg, and was… continue reading

By Del-Louise M.   October 26, 2012   

Sarah Horsfield (1785-1867) Sarah Horsfield (1785-1867), was the oldest daughter of Joseph Horsfield (1750-1834) and Elizabeth (1754-1836) née Benezet, and was born December 17, 1785. … continue reading

By Del-Louise M.   October 26, 2012    2

Shel Silverstein was a very interesting and creative man. He is best known for his popular children’s books, such as The Giving Tree , Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic . His… continue reading

By Camille T.   September 25, 2012    8

Downloading music and ebooks on the go has just gotten easier.  Two of our most popular digital media services, Freading and Freegal, now offer mobile apps for iOS/Apple and Android… continue reading

By Jamie W.   July 31, 2012   

  In their search for freedom of conscience and worship, as well as for the promise of economic self-sufficiency and inexpensive land, many German-speaking Christian sectarian groups… continue reading

By Del-Louise M.   July 31, 2012    1

My name is Michael Hillegas, and if you know me, it’s most likely because I served as the first Treasurer of the United States from 1777-1789. I have always, as you may have surmised, had… continue reading

By Del-Louise M.   July 9, 2012   

April 14 th is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 26 th induction ceremony, celebrating the achievements of some of the biggest names in rock music as well as recognizing some early influences… continue reading

By Jeff W.   April 12, 2012    2

May 11, 2011 marks the 30th anniversary of the death of legendary reggae singer and songwriter Bob Marley . Mr. Marley died at the age of 36 after battling cancer. His life was certainly cut too… continue reading

By Camille T.   May 11, 2011    1

It’s the summer time and I’m sure you’re eager to pull the grill out of the garage or lug it from the basement, but you know what goes best with a barbeque (besides being with… continue reading

By Camille T.   June 11, 2010    12

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