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On the third Saturday in September, comic book, superhero, and pop culture fans alike celebrate all things Batman ! And sure, it's a made-up "holiday" , but if Batman Day is at the… continue reading Capes Out, Cowls On for Batman Day!

By written by Peter SM    September 18, 2020    3

If I had to sum up 2020 so far in one word, it would be... bogus . Or, maybe we're just stuck in one of the darkest timelines ? Either way, we could all use some pure escapism right now, and… continue reading Bill and Ted Face the Music \m/

By written by Peter SM    August 28, 2020   

It's that time of year again... where you'll never know what to expect from... Shark Week ! For the past 32 years, Shark Week has grown from a small, PBS-styled series of documentary… continue reading Digital Media Spotlight | Shark Week 2020

By written by Peter SM    August 10, 2020    1

The 2020 Olympic Games were supposed to be starting today in Tokyo, Japan, but the Olympic flame will not be lit this summer . This year's Olympics were postponed back in March due to the… continue reading Digital Media Spotlight: Olympic Memories of the Past

By written by Peter SM    July 23, 2020   

For the past 50 years(!), fans, writers, illustrators, creators, and sellers of anything and everything comic book-related have convened in sunny San Diego, CA for the foremost pop culture event… continue reading Comic-Con 2020: At-Home and Online!

By written by Peter SM    July 20, 2020    2

Readers are no strangers to having their favorite books and characters adapted for the screen, and Netflix, in particular, is one of the biggest purveyors of bringing those pages to life via… continue reading New Book to Screen Adaptations from Netflix This July!

By written by Peter SM    July 10, 2020   

Today's the day: Artemis Fowl takes the leap from book to screen as Disney+ premiere's the sci-fi-fantasy-world-spy-kid-action-adventure-YA film adaptation! Directed by Kenneth Branagh… continue reading Artemis Fowl—from Book to Screen

By written by Peter SM    June 12, 2020    2

As the unofficial beginning of summer starts this weekend, this is usually when I write a blog post about all the summer movies that are coming to theaters over the next 3 - 4 months... but this… continue reading The Free Library Has Your Ticket for Summer Movie Streaming!

By written by Peter SM    May 22, 2020   

It's been another long week and with the weekend upon us, hopefully some rest and relaxation are on the agenda. For kids of all ages (and the perpetually young at heart), Saturdays… continue reading Saturday Morning Cartoons with Hoopla

By written by Peter SM    May 15, 2020   

While this Sunday, February 9, marks the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony, it was recently revealed by a Gallup Poll that in 2019— more people went to the library than the movies ! Is it any… continue reading Oscars 2020: from Book Adaptation to Academy Award Nomination!

By written by Peter SM    February 7, 2020   

For Hollywood, the time spanning November through March is known as "film awards season" . Between the  People's Choice Awards ,  Golden Globe Awards , the Oscars , the… continue reading Newest Additions to the National Film Registry

By written by Peter SM    January 10, 2020   

As we head into the roaring '20s, let’s look forward to the Spring 2020 Free Library Author Events schedule , highlight a few of our guests, and offer up some other important details...… continue reading Spring 2020 Author Events Preview

By written by Author Events    January 8, 2020   

Howllo Boils and Ghouls!, Welcome back to the Free Library of Phrightadelphia's blog, on this most haunted of holidays— Halloween ! It would seem to be that 2019 is the Year of the… continue reading Monstermania!: A Monstrous Halloween Playlist

By written by Peter SM    October 31, 2019    1

During this fall season of Free Library Author Events , we’re seeing a lot of cultural connections between our authors and speakers. Let’s talk about the events taking place two days… continue reading Fall 2019 Author Events: Cultural Connections

By written by Author Events    September 9, 2019    1

Yeah, it’s a bit of a bummer that summer is drawing to a close, but there are a few upsides: in addition to it not being a million degrees every day, we’re getting closer to the fall… continue reading Fall 2019 Author Events Preview: Musical Memoirs

By written by Author Events    August 29, 2019   

It's that time of the year again where it may not be safe to go back in the water... For the past 31 years, Shark Week has been an annual celebration of the sharp-toothed and fast-finned… continue reading Shark Week 2019 Swims Into View

By written by Peter SM    July 26, 2019    1

Independence Day isn’t the only famous birthday this week: on July 6, 1907 in Coyoacan, which is now part of Mexico City, the revolutionary spirit Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderon was… continue reading Happy Birthday, Frida!

By written by Brittanie S.    July 5, 2019    1

Earlier this month a deceivingly simple yet absolutely addictive game celebrated it's 35th anniversary . Before Minecraft, before VR, there was... TETRIS ! The game, or one of its many… continue reading 35th Anniversary of TETRIS

By written by Peter SM    June 28, 2019    1

This is not a drill friends: Stranger Things  is coming back! I repeat, Stranger Things is coming back just in time for the Independence Day weekend! In the meantime while we all wait, let me… continue reading Young Adult Books Stranger than Stranger Things

By written by Rachel F.    June 28, 2019   

The unofficial start of the summer season begins again this Memorial Day weekend and there will certainly be plenty of activities available for your attention, including all the new blockbusters… continue reading Summer Movies 2019: Cool Celluloid for a Sweltering Summer

By written by Peter SM    May 24, 2019