Posts in “recommendations” (171)

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

After a failed geoengineering attempt to fix climate change leaves the earth in an everlasting winter, the last humans in Bong Joon-ho’s new sci-fi thriller, Snowpiercer , survive aboard a… continue reading

By Jamie B.   July 8, 2014   

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

By Perry G.   July 3, 2014   

It's World Cup time and all over the world billions of people are watching (and cheering!) for their teams.  Soccer is a truly international sport, and it continues to gain more and… continue reading

By Monica C.   July 1, 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

By Peter SM   June 25, 2014    2

Now that you've been properly introduced, get ready for some fun. The "King of Bad Taste", "Sultan of Sleaze", and "Pope of Trash" (allegedly coined with… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 13, 2014   

So, it's been a little over a week now since the mid-season finale of Mad Men (what's with these mid-season finales anyway?! Such a tease!) I've actually opted to wait and binge-watch… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 5, 2014   

It's Memorial Day weekend once again, the official start of summer, and with it movie blockbuster season. Godzilla may have stomped and crushed the competition last week (pun intended!), but… continue reading

By Peter SM   May 23, 2014    3

Last weekend was a big one for Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature, as the Nebula Awards were announced in San Jose, CA. Philadelphia’s own Samuel R. Delany, Professor of Creative… continue reading

By Joel N.   May 20, 2014   

For the longest time I loved reading series. The bigger and more epic the better. But I succumbed to series fatigue years ago (just in time for all my favorite genres to decide that series were… continue reading

By Dena   May 7, 2014    1

2014 marks the 75th anniversary of "The Dark Knight," "The Caped Crusader," "The World's Greatest Detective"--Batman! Feel free to sing along... Created by Bob… continue reading

By Peter SM   April 25, 2014    1

At the E-Gadget help desk we spend a lot of time with installing and explaining apps portable devices. We encounter a lot of book lovers, so we wanted to share our favorite apps for reading.… continue reading

By Scott P.   April 8, 2014    5

I wrote about the practice of binge-watching in September of last year here on the blog, in relation to the then upcoming fall television season. Nowadays though, the idea of one dominant "TV… continue reading

By Peter SM   April 4, 2014   

To celebrate Women's History Month, Wadsworth Library's Children's area is focusing on one very popular woman: Cinderella. Cinderella is more than a quick bedtime story or Disney… continue reading

By Chris B.   March 25, 2014    1

This Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of Hellboy and has been designated Hellboy Day across libraries, comic book shops, and bookstores around the world. Who or what is… continue reading

By Peter SM   March 21, 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

By Peter SM   March 14, 2014    1

This Sunday, March 2nd marks the 86th Academy Awards ceremony , otherwise known as The Oscars . Whether you watch for the glitz and glamour of the whole affair, enter into an office pool to maybe… continue reading

By Peter SM   February 28, 2014   

On Monday, February 10th, the Free Library broadcast its first ever Google+ Hangouts On Air with Dena, Camille, and Karin discussing romance books and what they love about the genre. Live… continue reading

By Dena   February 12, 2014   

This week, one of the most exciting and prestigious events in children’s literature took place right here in Philadelphia. The American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards are a… continue reading

By Sarah S.   January 28, 2014   

Hi, my name is Dena and I’m a fiction librarian in Philbrick Hall at the Parkway Central Library. You might have seen me there excitedly recommending the best vampire book ever written… continue reading

By Dena   December 31, 2013    5

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