Posts in “science” (27)
Thank you to everyone who came out to our Empathy Versus Misinformation: Transgender Youth series of panels. There has been a lot of interest in transgender youth in the media, and yet so few easy… continue reading Empathy Versus Misinformation Wrap-Up
By written by Shelley R. September 7, 2022
by Lillian B. and Jake T. Afraid of shots or needles? Have questions about protecting your health? Get excited to learn with us this National Immunization Awareness Month ! Primarily,… continue reading It’s National Immunization Awareness Month!
By written by Administrator August 16, 2021
Do you have a young scientist at home? An endless Lego tower builder or a spaceship dreamer? A robot creator or future climate-change solver? Sign up for a new virtual summertime science adventure… continue reading Add Some Science to Your Summer with the Franklin Institute
By written by Emily S. May 6, 2021
March is Women’s History Month—let’s take a look at recent books highlighting women in science! From deep in the ocean and outer space to medicine and physics, women have been… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Women in Science
By written by Monica C. March 11, 2021
One of the joys of my profession is not knowing who will spark my curiosity to continue learning about something or someone. To celebrate Black History Month this year, I let my curiosity guide me… continue reading Dr. Rebecca Cole: Pioneering Philadelphia Doctor and African American Health Advocate
By written by J'Vanne W. February 24, 2021
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
by Marcela F. and Hua C. The meeting room at the Lawncrest Library was a hub of STEM activities in July and early August. Hua, our Summer Learning Program Specialist, along with Teen Literacy… continue reading A STEM-focused Summer Tech Extravanganza at Lawncrest Library!
By written by Administrator August 22, 2019
In the midst of a heat wave, Science in the Summer continues to spark young minds! For over thirty years, the program has demystified the sciences with free, hands-on learning for students… continue reading Delving into the Science of Me
By written by Emily S. July 24, 2019 1
Fifty years ago today, Neil Armstrong , Buzz Aldrin , and Michael Collins first set off into space to explore the surface of the Moon. Their mission, Apollo 11 , was the culmination of decades of… continue reading Fly Me to the Moon: Apollo 11 at 50
By written by Clare F. July 16, 2019
Ah March, that most unusual of months – is it spring or winter? Will it snow one last time? Are the crocuses blooming yet to give me a glimmer of hope? One fun way to get through these last… continue reading Celebrating Math and Formulas in Teen Books for Pi Day!
By written by Rachel F. March 14, 2019
I have a confession to make—I am that friend who always wants to get a trivia team together on a Tuesday night. I’m also that kid who read Trivial Pursuit cards for fun to see if I… continue reading Celebrating the Trivia Nerd in All of Us
By written by Christine M. January 4, 2019 3
Science in the Summer is returning to the Free Library of Philadelphia and we are excited about this year’s curriculum—The Science of Space. By bringing the Science of Space to… continue reading Science in the Summer Is Back!
By written by Elizabeth K. May 17, 2018
Yolanda Wisher is back! She left us in 2017 as the first Poet Laureate since the Free Library assumed responsibility for nurturing our city's chief word smith. On May 9, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.,… continue reading Embrace the Sacred and Interstellar Through the Art and Poetry of Stellar Masses
By written by Adam F. May 4, 2018
Science is the star this week around Philly, with the start of the annual Philadelphia Science Festival beginning this past weekend. We thought we would delve deep into our book stacks and search… continue reading A Science Minute: 7 Female Philadelphia Scientists You've Probably Never Heard Of
By written by Sally F. April 23, 2018 2
In Philadelphia, April means the Philadelphia Science Festival ! The week-long festival, hosted by the Franklin Institute, includes hundreds of free and low-cost programs across the city for… continue reading #GetNerdyPHL at the Philadelphia Science Festival!
By written by Valerie S. April 20, 2018
Three upcoming new books, coming out in three consecutive months, will focus on the subject of the workings of the human brain. Helen Thomson, a freelance science journalist, tells the… continue reading Wrap Your Head Around These Books About the Brain
By written by Ai Leng N. March 23, 2018 1
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
Since Frankenstein & Dracula: Gothic Monsters, Modern Science opened on Friday the 13th of October, I’ve fielded a few questions from surprised visitors: Dracula ,… continue reading The Science of Bram Stoker's Dracula
By written by Sara D. November 10, 2017
Get ready for a rare celestial happening in the universe (well, at least our known universe ), as a Solar Eclipse will be taking place throughout North American on August 21. But what exactly is a… continue reading A Science Minute: The What, Where, When, Why, and How Guide to Experiencing the Solar Eclipse
By written by Peter SM August 14, 2017 2
Even though school is out, we at the Free Library are committed to keeping children and teens learning all summer long. That’s why we plan the Summer of Wonder , which includes everything… continue reading Register Now for Science in the Summer
By written by Becky F. July 14, 2017