Posts in “recommendations” (243)

As the holiday season is upon us, I have started looking forward to one of my favorite holiday rituals: revisiting Little Women . This may not be on most people’s lists of traditional… continue reading

By Ann P.   December 4, 2015   

When new acquaintances find out I’m a librarian, our conversations generally go in one of two directions—either people apologize for not reading enough OR they quiz me about the latest… continue reading

By Rachel F.   November 17, 2015    4

It was recently announced that Philip Pullman’s award winning trilogy His Dark Materials would be adapted for film again, but this time for the small screen. It will be given a… continue reading

By Elizabeth K.   November 9, 2015   

Since their inception, comics have been considered “low culture.” Comics have their roots in political cartoons, which were targeted toward those who could not read the newspaper. They… continue reading

By Jordan H.   November 3, 2015   

I typically consider myself a “high-brow” reader and viewer. I often read classic literature, watch documentaries, and dig into long-form journalism on current social issues. Heck, I… continue reading

By Julie B.   November 2, 2015    1

October 25 marked St. Crispin’s Day , a once-observed feast day, which is also claimed to be the day of the famed Battle of Agincourt—the great battle of Englishmen led by King Henry V… continue reading

By Julie B.   October 30, 2015   

Howl-lo F(r)iends, Welcome back once again to the Free Library of Frightadelphia's bloodcurdling blog! It would seem that you have survived previous playlists and have come back for more… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 30, 2015    1

It's been a while since we've had a Friday Five post, so what better way to jump back into some pop culture goodness than with the theatrical release this weekend of the big screen… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 14, 2015   

This is really weird, but the Music Department got a call from Nicola Sturgeon , First Minister of Scotland, to come look through a mysterious box found in a dormitory room in the Hogwarts School… continue reading

By Adam F.   July 31, 2015   

A small group of parents in Florida are threatening to ban a children’s book close to our hearts. The book in question? The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter. This librarian remembers… continue reading

By Perry G.   July 27, 2015    3

The Free Library offers a plentiful amount of resources that are easily accessible for citizens of Philadelphia. As a result, the Library enriches individual’s worldly knowledge, increases… continue reading

By Brittney M.   July 21, 2015   

This weekend I noticed many of my friends posting photos of their children at the movies (check out this father and son photo ). They seem to have all gone to see the same film – Minions !… continue reading

By Camille T.   July 14, 2015   

In a perfect world, books dealing with stress and trauma for children would go unneeded.  We are, however, reminded daily that is not the case.  Whether it is anxiety at home or exposure… continue reading

By Sarah S.   June 30, 2015   

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   

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