Posts in “recommendations” (171)

2013 was another great year for readers and fans of comic books, specifically graphic novels. While not necessarily a "Top 10" (especially since I selected thirteen!) and definitely not… continue reading

By Peter SM   December 31, 2013   

Getting comfortably literary on a chilly day must be one of life’s great pleasures. Here is one librarian’s handpicked recommendations for snow day reads with an emphasis on heavy page… continue reading

By Jamie W.   December 18, 2013   

"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   

"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing." - Mark Twain Did you know that besides being National Poetry Month and some other unique "holidays" such as National Peanut Butter… continue reading

By Peter SM   April 26, 2013    1

"The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once." - Albert Einstein When Albert Einstein gave us his general relativity equation,   E = mc2 he… continue reading

By Camille T.   April 12, 2013    2

Did you know? April 2 nd is Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday -- he would have been 208 years old this year.  Happy Birthday, Hans! It is also International Children’s Book Day ,… continue reading

By Monica C.   April 2, 2013   

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

Maisy is a much beloved character of the PreK crowd – what’s not to love about sweet Maisy Mouse?  In Lucy Cousins' new book, Create with Maisy , the author shares17 easy… continue reading

By Monica C.   September 7, 2012    1

Little kids love getting dressed by themselves and picking out their own clothes. In Seymour Chwast's new book, Get Dressed! , they will also have fun using their imagination by connecting… continue reading

By Monica C.   August 30, 2012    2

If the second season of the hit PBS series Downton Abbey has you thinking of what Oscar Wilde said about there being only two types of tragedies: “One is not getting what one wants, and the… continue reading

By Jamie W.   February 29, 2012    1

Our Children's Librarians recently asked each other for lists of our favorite Halloween books to share in spooky storytimes and to recommend to little goblins to take home and read with their… continue reading

By Sarah S.   October 21, 2011    1

If you’re a movie lover, then you might be familiar with the video distribution company The Criterion Collection . This company is known for re-releasing classic and foreign films, as well… continue reading

By Camille T.   July 28, 2011   

I first heard about mattter/antimatter from Star Trek when I was a kid, which--to be honest--sparked a lot of my fascination with science and technology. In Star Trek , they use matter/antimatter… continue reading

By Camille T.   July 21, 2011   

It's summertime, that means many Philadelphia families are taking trips to the “shore” - yup, the Jersey Shore. You might not see Snooki, The Situation, or Pauly D, but odds are if… continue reading

By Camille T.   July 19, 2011    1

Father’s Day is Sunday, a time to celebrate those special men in our lives who helped raise us or who guided us or simply to honor the wonderful men whom we look up to. If you… continue reading

By Camille T.   June 16, 2011   

What I read and enjoyed on the web this week: NASA closed a chapter on the Space Shuttle Endeavour last month and here’s a video compilation of the best of the best . Rolling Stone created a… continue reading

By Camille T.   June 3, 2011   

From vintage hats to the pleasures of Shakespeare, what I read and enjoyed on the web this week: Watch a video from the Smithsonian featuring Philadelphia fashion pioneer Mae Reeves vintage hat… continue reading

By Camille T.   May 20, 2011    1

Okay, I’ll admit it - I’m kind of excited about the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton . I mean, who doesn’t like a good wedding and a royal one to boot? The… continue reading

By Camille T.   April 25, 2011    4

The other day I saw a preview for a new show on HBO called Game of Thrones . I was intrigued because it featured medieval costumes, talk about honor, swords, and multiple and seemingly complex… continue reading

By Camille T.   April 14, 2011    1

What is it about Jane Austen ’s character Mr. Darcy from the novel Pride and Prejudice that has captivated audiences for last 198 years? This character has been re-imagined countless times,… continue reading

By Camille T.   April 8, 2011   

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