Posts in “we-the-detectives” (15)
This year, the Summer of Wonder program has teamed up with the Rosenbach Museum to offer family-friendly fun for the whole season! The Rosenbach is a quirky little place located near Rittenhouse… continue reading Free Rosenbach Museum Admission for Summer of Wonder Participants!
By written by Emilie P. July 28, 2017
Did you miss the live performance of GUMSHOE ? We’re sorry! BUT, don’t fret. You can still experience the immersive adventure using your mobile phone, now through September 1 at the… continue reading #MysteryMonday: Experience GUMSHOE On Your Mobile Device
By written by Kate C. July 3, 2017
I was in graduate school when Oprah Winfrey confronted author James Frey about fabricating portions of his memoir, A Million Little Pieces . Oprah, who had previously defended Frey’s… continue reading #MysteryMonday: How True Do We Want True Crime To Be?
By written by Sara D. June 26, 2017
Today’s #MysteryMonday is also some nostaligia-on-the-19th—we’re catching up with one of our favorite crime capers, the big-hatted, red-coated Carmen Sandiego . She made her… continue reading #Mystery Monday: The Infamous Carmen Sandiego
By written by Julie B. June 19, 2017
My mom always says she knew she had trouble on her hands when, at the age of about six, I requested a Time Life series of hard-backed books about real-life murderers that I’d seen advertised… continue reading #MysteryMonday: Confessions of a Mystery Addict
By written by Alix G. June 12, 2017
In 1750, Philadelphia was plagued by a series of domestic robberies over several weeks. The items targeted with primarily the luxury goods that were becoming increasingly available to residents… continue reading #MysteryMonday: To Catch a Thief in the Days Before Detectives
By written by Sara D. June 5, 2017
As a librarian, who coordinates research visits to the Parkway Central Library for schools in Philadelphia and beyond, I often tell students that my colleagues constitute a corps of what one might… continue reading #MysteryMonday: We, The Librarians, are Detectives
By written by Adam F. May 22, 2017
Everyone knows that if you want a crime solved right, bring in the kids. The Hardy Boys , Nancy Drew , Cam Jansen , Encyclopedia Brown , Scooby-Doo ’s Mystery Incorporated friends—all… continue reading #MysteryMonday: We the Detectives Family Fun
By written by Julie B. May 15, 2017 1
Crossposted to the Rosenblog . One of the first things you may see when you enter Clever Criminals and Daring Detectives is a wall of extremely odd words in bold typography: Peg tantrums. Tip the… continue reading #MysteryMonday: "Cant" Stop Wondering about Criminal Slang?
By written by Sara D. May 8, 2017 1
“My child loves mysteries and solving riddles. What’s a good series?” Oh how I love this question. Mystery readers can be a difficult group to please. The books recommended have… continue reading #MysteryMonday: Children's Mysteries
By written by Chris B. May 1, 2017
Detective. Private eye. PI. Shamus. Gumshoe. So many names for the ever-popular crime sleuth! As the Free Library delves into the art of mystery and detection with the We the Detectives… continue reading #MysteryMonday: What Is a ‘Gumshoe’, Anyway?
By written by Julie B. April 24, 2017 1
The Free Library is exploring the history and art of the mystery with We the Detectives , a unique, multifaceted, and immersive intellectual and creative experience. Here we track the growth of… continue reading #MysteryMonday: The History of Mystery: A By-No-Means-Exhaustive Timeline
By written by Julie B. April 17, 2017
Move over, London! England’s capital city may count Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot among its resident gumshoes, but only Philadelphia can be called the true birthplace of the modern… continue reading #MysteryMonday: Get Clued in to Edgar Allan Poe and More
By written by Alix G. April 10, 2017 2
Dig out your deerstalker cap, magnifying glass, and slip on your quietest shoes: Something mysterious is happening at the Free Library of Philadelphia and you must help unravel it. As part of the… continue reading #MysteryMonday: Become a GUMSHOE at the Free Library!
By written by Julie B. April 3, 2017
Since the early days of printing, readers have been gripped by real-life tales of highwaymen and murderers, the last words of executed criminals, and fictional detective stories which have long… continue reading Crack the Case with We the Detectives
By written by Julie B. March 24, 2017 5