Posts in “television” (56)
Philadelphians, we need to talk! Join your neighbors at eight Free Library of Philadelphia libraries between May 23 and June 30th, to watch and discuss individual episodes of the award winning PBS… continue reading Let's Talk: Philly D.A.
By written by Adam F. May 12, 2022 1
Up from the depths and onto your screen, it's... Shark Week ! The Discovery Channel's annual feeding frenzy of shark-related media kicks off its 33rd year with shows featuring comedian… continue reading Are You Ready for Shark Week?
By written by Peter SM July 9, 2021 1
2021 marks 45 years since The Muppet Show debuted on television and today Disney+ is bringing back all 120 episodes streaming on-demand! As Kermit the Frog would say—arms flailing—… continue reading Digital Media Spotlight | The Muppets
By written by Peter SM February 19, 2021 1
Space western adventures! Out of this world creatures! And one cute green baby (Yoda)! We're talking about The Mandalorian , the latest installment in the ever-expanding Star Wars universe of… continue reading This Is The Way... to Mandalorian and Star Wars Reads
By written by Peter SM December 18, 2020
In these difficult times, the birthday of a beloved book, TV, and movie character from childhood feels like the perfect excuse to curl up within the comfort and safety of nostalgia. And boy do we… continue reading It's Winnie the Pooh's Birthday!
By written by Christine M. October 14, 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
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
You know that feeling of finishing a movie or television show, and not knowing what to do with yourself now that it’s over? We get it! But just because the sequel or next season isn’t… continue reading Teen Book Recommendations Based on Your Favorite Netflix Series and Movies
By written by Megan J. May 22, 2020 1
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
The Rosenbach was delighted to have writer, actor, and director Mark Gatiss visit in June to shoot scenes for his In Search of Dracula documentary, which was just released on the BBC. Along with… continue reading Mark Gatiss Visits The Rosenbach to Film New Dracula Documentary
By written by Ed P. January 22, 2020 1
Digital Media Spotlight | Season's Streamings with These Unique Holiday Television Specials and Movies
The holidays are in full swing, and that means your television, web browser, and anywhere else you can watch video on is currently inundated with holiday programming. And as comforting as A… continue reading Digital Media Spotlight | Season's Streamings with These Unique Holiday Television Specials and Movies
By written by Peter SM December 17, 2019
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 10