Posts in “music” (131)

"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   

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   

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