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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

by Peter SM and Dena H. Imagine stepping into an alternate universe where not everything is as it seems, animals—known as dæmons —can talk and act like humans, and a mysterious… continue reading His Dark Materials Screenings and Scavenger Hunts!

By written by Administrator    October 21, 2019    1

As someone who not-so-patiently awaits the arrival of fall every year, I’m elated that today is the autumnal equinox. This wonderful first day of fall is one of my favorite holidays. It… continue reading An Autumnal State of Mind

By written by Christine M.    September 23, 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

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   

Eight years ago, HBO debuted a trailer for a new series called Game of Thrones . (My colleague’s 2011 blog post previewed the show and highlighted the books in our collection.) I was… continue reading Game of Thrones Returns

By written by Christina P.    April 8, 2019   

I don’t know about you guys but I was really into the Archie comics as a kid. It didn’t matter what order you read them in, the digests were really cheap and you could always count on… continue reading What to Read While You Wait for New Episodes of Riverdale!

By written by Rachel F.    October 10, 2018   

You’ve heard the adage that “All politics is local”, but the real, hidden story of American life is documented in the rich and mostly lost bounty of local television programming… continue reading Input and the Extraordinary Marion Stokes

By written by Violet L.    September 14, 2018    9

For Baby Boomers, the words “Land Shark”, “Samurai Delicatessen”, “Coneheads”, and “The Blues Brothers” conjures up adventures on the wild frontier… continue reading Brought To You In Living Color

By written by Violet L.    August 23, 2018   

One of my favorite comic collections of all time is the Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book . It reminds me that whenever possible, even if just for an hour, having a "lazy Sunday" is… continue reading 5 Lazy Day Library Card Uses

By written by Brittanie S.    August 10, 2018   

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   

We’re a hall of learning, a cove of curiosity, an ambassador of opportunities, and a fount of resources. The Free Library of Philadelphia is one of the most widely used educational and… continue reading Creative Thinkers at the Free Library and on WHYY’s Articulate

By written by Julie B.    April 17, 2018   

At long last, Hoopla , our popular source for streaming television and movies (as well as graphic novels , ebooks , music , and audiobooks ) is now available to use on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and… continue reading Now Showing: Hoopla on the Big(er) Screen!

By written by Jamie W.    March 6, 2018    1

Binge-Watch  (verb) - "Watch multiple episodes of (a television program) in rapid succession, typically by means of DVDs or digital streaming." According to Merriam-Webster, the… continue reading Why DVDs Still Matter

By written by Camille T.    November 10, 2017   

We've spent the past week here on the blog celebrating Banned Books and the f READ om to read whatever you want—banned, challenged, or not. If there's one thing possibly more… continue reading From Banned to the Big Screen: Banned Book Adaptations

By written by Peter SM    September 29, 2017   

The arrival of 2017 brought numerous throwbacks to popular television shows of the past. A number of reboots have already hit the small screen, with more scheduled to appear by the end of the… continue reading Re-viewing the Re-boot Phenomenon

By written by Lo I.    August 15, 2017    1

The most popular television shows of 2016 include Game of Thrones , The Walking Dead , Pretty Little Liars , Westworld , and The Flash . There are a few series listed there I haven't seen yet… continue reading What the Rest of the World is Watching on TV

By written by Camille T.    July 14, 2017    2

Winter is here and season 7 of Game of Thrones (GoT) starts July 16. Are you ready? I know I am, but if you are one of the few people who doesn’t watch (last season the show averaged 25.1… continue reading Which Game of Thrones Characters Would You Invite to Your Block Party?

By written by Camille T.    July 10, 2017    4

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   

"Hate-watching"—watching something you dislike for the oddly enjoyable/satisfying/fun experience of hating on it—has become a staple of our media times. I am typically a… continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale: A Classic Dystopia Comes of Age

By written by Julie B.    June 12, 2017    2