Posts in “recommendations” (170)

By Mary W. Juneteenth is a celebration of emancipation from slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865. This year marks the 150 th anniversary. Some non-fiction children’s books that explain this… continue reading

By Michelle S.   June 19, 2015   

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in January 2015. More than 69,000 ebooks were checked out and downloaded last month! The first month of… continue reading

By Peter SM   February 13, 2015    2

Last weekend in Chicago, a room full of children's and teen librarians erupted in cheers, gasps, and wild applause for the newest batch of books chosen for the Youth Media Awards, administered… continue reading

By Sarah S.   February 6, 2015   

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in December 2014. More than 62,000 ebooks were checked out and downloaded last month! The month of… continue reading

By Peter SM   January 23, 2015    1

It's new comics day across the United States today. Unfortunately, I am still catching up on my reading from last year! Yes, it was another year where a ton of great graphic novels were… continue reading

By Peter SM   January 7, 2015   

This year's additions to National Film Registry were announced last week, which includes 25 films ranging from the early 20th century up to films released within the past 10 years. This… continue reading

By Peter SM   December 23, 2014   

What's the first thing that pops into your mind when think about action and adventure films or television? James Bond ? Star Trek ? Game of Thrones ? How about a television show that stars… continue reading

By Peter SM   December 5, 2014   

As a children's librarian, I frequently get asked for books and resources that parents can use to help explain current events to their children, especially troubling events. Here is… continue reading

By Rachel F.   November 25, 2014   

The 65th National Book Awards took place on November 19th and featured appearances by Fran Lebowitz , Steve Martin , Rudine Sims Bishop , Garrison Keillor , and many other distinctive voices of… continue reading

By Peter SM   November 25, 2014   

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   

This Saturday many comic book stores across the country will celebrate Halloween ComicFest , reveling in the horror-day spirit of screams and scares this frightful fall. Here is a " Friday… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 24, 2014   

Watching scary movies during the month of October is a tradition almost as ancient as the Halloween holiday itself. You can't surf around the television dial without seeing any number of… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 22, 2014   

The crisp autumn air has blown away any cinematic stink from a fairly lackluster summer at the box office . In the remaining few months of the year, cineplexes will screen more than their fair… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 3, 2014    1

This week marks 30 years of celebrating Banned Books Week . Well, maybe celebrating isn't the right word. I do think the message of "celebrating" something like the idea of banning… continue reading

By Peter SM   September 26, 2014   

We recently revamped our Explore section, the home to Booklist, Research and Learning guides, and Reviews & Recommendations for books, movies, and music in our catalog. So, let's go… continue reading

By Peter SM   September 24, 2014   

With the Labor Day weekend coming up, you may have plans to get together with friends, take a trip down the shore, get out of the city and go camping, or maybe just relax. But after all of that,… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 29, 2014   

As we are now in the dog days of summer and those long sun lit evenings begin to wane, my thoughts turn to carefree childhood days playing with friends and spending time outdoors from dawn to… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 22, 2014   

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in July 2014. More than 64,600 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month! Taking the number… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 6, 2014    1

image courtesy of DC Comics Back in April, I wrote about the numerous events DC Comics had planned throughout this year to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Batman . Today is one of the bigger… continue reading

By Peter SM   July 23, 2014   

It's summer time and that means time to get in the water!  Some kids are very comfortable playing in the pool right from the start, while others need a little encouragement getting their… continue reading

By Monica C.   July 15, 2014    1

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