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Philadelphia’s guitarists are dropping by the Reference Desk more frequently than usual to request our B.B. King songbooks. School students are visiting the Music Department asking… continue reading Remembering B.B. King

By written by Perry G.    May 27, 2015   

Last month, the Music Department featured the music of Qin Qian - Philadelphia author, educator and erhu player. She treated the public to a special pop-up performance featuring her students and… continue reading 'Two Strings and Five Tones' at the Parkway Central Library

By written by Perry G.    April 28, 2015   

The Sheet Music Collection at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Music Department includes over 350,000 individual songs and wordless piano solos. This collection includes single tunes… continue reading New Sheet Music Acquisitions for April 2015

By written by Adam F.    April 14, 2015   

Hoopla is the Free Library's online source for streaming movies, television, music, and audiobooks. It's all available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and it's all free when you create… continue reading Find Family Favorites from Disney and More at Hoopla

By written by Jamie W.    April 14, 2015   

Up Next! Three Bassists + One Drummer On Monday April 13 at 7:00 p.m., the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Producers’ Guild, and the Philadelphia Jazz Project will present the final… continue reading Mysterious Travelers' Concert Series | Up Next! Three Bassists + One Drummer | Recapping Karen Smith’s showcase

By written by Adam F.    March 23, 2015    2

Today Hoopla unveiled a slick new interface that puts you in touch with the streaming movies, television, music, and audiobooks you love even faster. The new interface, which the company calls,… continue reading Checkout the New Hoopla Interface

By written by Jamie W.    March 6, 2015    4

Up Next! Karen Smith On Monday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m., audiences at the Montgomery Auditorium at the Parkway Central Library will have an opportunity to welcome percussionist Karen Smith and her… continue reading Mysterious Travelers' Concert Series | Up next: Karen Smith | Video recap of Anwar Marshall Trio

By written by Adam F.    February 23, 2015    1

On Monday Dec 8 at 7:00 p.m ., audiences will welcome the return of Wayne Smith, Jr. to Montgomery Auditorium at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Parkway Central Branch. We last heard from… continue reading Mysterious Travelers' Concert Series | Up next: Wayne Smith Jr | Video recap of Vince Turnbull

By written by Adam F.    November 20, 2014   

On October 29th, Saxophonist Mike Cemprola led a jazz quartet on an intimate, often humorous, and forward looking set of his original compositions framed within a few contrasting takes on a pair… continue reading Mysterious Travelers' Concert Series - from Mike Cemprola to Vince Turnbull

By written by Adam F.    November 10, 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 Macabre Movies and Sinematic Sounds: A Halloween Playlist from Free Library's Spotify Channel

By written by Peter SM    October 31, 2014   

Last month's’ inaugural concert of the Mysterious Travelers Series held approximately 200 listeners in rapt attention in the plush and sonorous Montgomery Auditorium of the Free Library… continue reading Mysterious Travelers Concert Series Featuring Mike Cemprola

By written by Adam F.    October 9, 2014   

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Music Department is a free and open conservatory-quality music library supporting several generations’ worth of local musicians and fans. We can show… continue reading Free Library of Improvisation

By written by Adam F.    September 5, 2014   

August 15th marks the 75th anniversary of the Hollywood premiere of The Wizard of Oz at the famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre. To say that the story, both the original L. Frank Baum novel and… continue reading The Wizard of Oz Celebrates 75th Cinematic Anniversary

By written by Peter SM    August 15, 2014   

*** Update - 11/1/2017 - Our Hoopla policies have changed. So that we can bring you more content on more platforms, we have changed the number of checkouts per person to 4 titles a… continue reading Stream Movies, TV, Music, and Audiobooks Free with Hoopla!

By written by Jamie W.    July 28, 2014    46

[all photos courtesy Philadelphia Jazz Project and Alexis Simmons of Gypsi Life Photography ] On Monday July 21st, eleven stunning performers treated an audience of nearly 200 jazz fans to a… continue reading DivaNation Showcase

By written by Adam F.    July 25, 2014    1

You might think, in keeping with a certain stereotype, that librarians are so old-school that the only music we listen to comes from the Library’s vinyl collection . And though there may be… continue reading Summer Highlights from New Albums

By written by Perry G.    July 3, 2014   

Walking around the city recently—iPod on, ear buds in my ears, blasting out some tunes—I saw a flier for a punk rock show stapled up on a telephone pole: D.I. Summer Suburbia Tour .… continue reading Punk(s) on Film

By written by Peter SM    June 25, 2014    2

On Saturday March 15, 2014, the Free Library's Montgomery Auditorium played host to Tune Up Philly the education outreach project of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra . To a packed house,… continue reading Tune Up Philly @ the Free Library of Philadelphia

By written by Adam F.    April 4, 2014   

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