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When I first read The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison , at 15 years old, I knew it would haunt me. The story fed my soul—I was shocked at its lovely, yet stinging taste, but realized I had… continue reading Remembering Toni Morrison, 1931–2019

By written by Lo I.    August 7, 2019    11

Over the weekend, the French filmmaker Agnès Varda died at the age of 90. She was, and had been for decades, one of the world’s greatest living directors. Often called the grandmother… continue reading Remembering French Filmmaker Agnès Varda

By written by Clare F.    April 3, 2019   

Like lots of ‘80s kids, I grew up with repeats of The Monkees on television and couldn’t wait for my weekly Saturday morning dose of their hijinks and bubble gum pop. Unlike lots of… continue reading A Daydream Believer’s Tribute to Peter Tork

By written by Alix G.    February 25, 2019    4

Tomi Ungerer (November 28, 1931 - February 8, 2019) was a complex man. His artwork reflected that complexity.   Ungerer’s work has often been called subversive for its themes of war,… continue reading Remembering Author, Artist, and Illustrator Tomi Ungerer (1931 - 2019)

By written by Chris B.    February 11, 2019    1

Another Wednesday is upon us and that means new comic book day , but this week's usual trip to my local comic book shop will be a somber one, as not just the comic's world but the entire… continue reading Stan Lee: Excelsior Everlasting!

By written by Peter SM    November 14, 2018    1

Chef. Raconteur. Explorer. Enthusiast . Anthony Bourdain was all of these things and much more. He had a lust for life that was all encompassing, whether it was his dream of traveling to the Congo… continue reading Anthony Bourdain's Endless Exploration of the Intersection between Food and Life

By written by Peter SM    June 8, 2018   

If you are reading this on March 14 at 1:59 p.m., then it must be Pi Day (Pi at 5 decimal places = 3.14159, natch!) This annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (Pi), or in its… continue reading Pi Day: Stephen Hawking Travels to Infinity

By written by Peter SM    March 14, 2018   

The literary world lost a genre-defying icon last week with the passing of Ursula K. Le Guin . The author of scores of children's books, short stories, poetry, and essays, her voice—and… continue reading Free Library Staff Remember Ursula K. Le Guin

By written by Administrator    January 30, 2018   

Superheroes aren't supposed to die—they're larger than life, courageous, fight for what's right, and are here to help and protect us. They are immortal. Adam West, whose double… continue reading The Bright Knight Shines Immortal: Remembering Adam West

By written by Peter SM    June 16, 2017   

Pioneer. Innovator. Original. From the first time he slung on a guitar to the first time he belted out a tune, Chuck Berry was all of these things, and much, much more. The music icon passed away… continue reading Hail! Hail! Chuck Berry and Rock 'N' Roll!

By written by Peter SM    March 20, 2017   

I met Mary Tyler Moore on the TV in my family’s basement somewhere in the late 1980s or early ‘90s, as I poured through repeats of her eponymous sitcom just as fast as Nick at Nite… continue reading Remembering Mary

By written by Alix G.    January 26, 2017   

It's been almost a year since pop pioneer and provocateur David Bowie passed away at the age of 69, presumably rocketing off past outer space and transmogrifying into some other otherworldly… continue reading Philly Loves Bowie

By written by Peter SM    January 6, 2017    1

The Grim Reaper sure was clocking in a lot of overtime throughout 2016. It's definitely not an ordinary year when you wake up one day and the likes of David Bowie, Prince, Muhammad Ali, Gene… continue reading People We Lost: 2016 In Memoriam

By written by Peter SM    December 30, 2016   

The anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks is a time for reflection, but it’s also a time for conversation. The generation of children that can remember the attack is now… continue reading Talking about September 11 with Children

By written by Chris B.    September 9, 2016   

The world is mourning the death of another larger-than-life pop culture icon, hero, and force of sheer nature: Muhammad Ali . The self-described, but no less true, "Greatest of All Time"… continue reading Muhammad Ali's Philly Ties

By written by Peter SM    June 8, 2016    1

Prince . One word. One being. Thousands of songs. Millions of fans . A purple pop polymath. That guitar SOUND! And now, he's left this mortal coil (as if he could ever be contained by it in… continue reading Prince

By written by Peter SM    April 22, 2016    1

It's been a few days, but it's still hard to process that David Bowie has left us . Newspapers, television news broadcasts, the internet as a whole—and more than likely—your… continue reading David Bowie Has Left Us

By written by Peter SM    January 14, 2016