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In 2023, the Free Library is observing the  50th anniversary of hip hop  with a  limited-edition library card design  commissioned by local artist  Akinseye Brown . In… continue reading 50 Years of Hip Hop: Books Authored by the Artists

By written by Bridget G.    September 11, 2023   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is celebrating the 50th anniversary of hip hop with a limited-edition art card available at ALL Free Library locations — while supplies last! This… continue reading Introducing the Free Library's 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop Art Card

By written by Bridget G.    September 5, 2023    36

This summer, the Free Library is observing the 50th anniversary of hip hop with a limited-edition library card design commissioned by local artist Akinseye Brown . In honor of this… continue reading 50 Years of Hip Hop: Essential Reading in Genre History

By written by Bridget G.    July 18, 2023   

Artist/Illustrator Akinseye Brown (pronounced Ah-KEEN-shay-yay) was selected to design the 50 Years of Hip-Hop commemorative library card for the Free Library of Philadelphia. Akinseye has over 20… continue reading Funky Five Plus One Questions with Akinseye Brown

By written by Dr. Guy Sims    July 5, 2023    1

Get ready to party! We are celebrating 50 years since hip hop entered the music scene and changed everything. Learn how it all began and see for yourself how the music, the beat and the… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop

By written by Monica C.    June 20, 2023   

Thursday, June 22 marks the finale of One Book, One Philadelphia and we over here in the One Book office are working up the nerve to say goodbye to this incredible season of events. After… continue reading The Big Send Off of One Book, One Philadelphia

By written by Nell M.    June 15, 2023    1

Celebrate the Summer Solstice (Wednesday, June 21) with a full day of free musical programming at the Free Library! A variety of programs for all ages will be happening throughout the day at our… continue reading Enjoy a Full Day of Music at Parkway Central Library on June 21

By written by Jane L.    June 12, 2023   

Hip hop's 50th anniversary represents a milestone for an American genre of music and art that began in the 1970s at block parties in New York City — specifically the Bronx. Born out of… continue reading The Free Library Observes the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop

By written by Bridget G.    June 5, 2023   

The Edwin A. Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music at the Free Library of Philadelphia offers a closing theme as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month comes to an end for 2023. As… continue reading Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage in the Fleisher Collection

By written by Fleisher Collection    May 24, 2023   

Hi, my name is Gillian and I’m an accidental music librarian. Specifically, I’m an accidental orchestral music librarian. I recently joined the staff of The Edwin A. Fleisher… continue reading Confession: I’m an Accidental Music Librarian

By written by Gillian R.    May 9, 2023    2

We're about to embark on a new year, and even if you're not a New Year's Resolution person, you might view this time of year - and the turning of the calendar - as a chance to… continue reading What's Your New Year's Resolution for 2023?

By written by Kate C.    December 22, 2022   

Spring symbolizes resurrection. The awakening from Winter into new birth, new spirit, new possibilities. During April 2022 - Jazz Appreciation Month , Philadelphia Jazz Project in collaboration… continue reading Enjoy Philly Celebrates Jazz Month at the Free Library!

By written by Perry G.    April 8, 2022   

Can you believe we’re about to turn the page on another (long, strange, COVID-19 filled...) year? I know I can't!  While I've never really been a big New Year's… continue reading The Free Library and You: New Year’s Resolutions in 2022!

By written by Kate C.    December 20, 2021    2

The Free Library’s Musical Instrument Collection is now as old as the number of lines on a musical staff—on September 25, 2021, the MIC turned 5! It was an ominous trek leading up to… continue reading Celebrating Five Years of the Musical Instrument Collection at the Free Library

By written by Perry G.    November 26, 2021   

If you like sweet beets, nourish your literacy with extra flavor and spice! Brocc out with the Veggie Rap! It's a jam, and it might even make you feel butter. Lime for lime you can… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | Veggie Rap!

By written by Shayna M.    November 12, 2021   

September 24 is International Bollywood Day! So... what exactly is Bollywood? Depending on who you ask, each person defines it differently.  In the film My Name Is Khan , an Indian man… continue reading What Do You Know About Bollywood? | International Bollywood Day

By written by Inaara S.    September 28, 2021    1

September is National Classical Music Month and I wanted to highlight a classical music icon who has some major local ties to Philadelphia— George Walker . George Walker (who passed away in… continue reading September is National Classical Music Month

By written by Kamilah C.    September 24, 2021    1

If ever a Broadway musical seemed destined to fail, it was Oklahoma . Contrary to the standard practice at the time, the producers insisted on casting singers who could act, rather than actors who… continue reading Oklahoma: The Show That Changed American Musicals Forever

By written by Richard L.    September 16, 2021   

September 4 is #BeyDay , the birthday celebration of our favorite Queen of the music industry— Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter . This inspiring, outspoken, and sometimes shy Virgo is… continue reading Celebrate #BeyDay the Beyoncé Way

By written by Emily S.    September 3, 2021   

Whether it is eating ice cream, swimming, or visiting your neighborhood library, there are so many great summer pastimes. One of the most exciting parts of summer is listening to all the… continue reading Best Summer Albums Through the Decades

By written by Inaara S.    September 2, 2021    1

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