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    Philadelphia past and present

    Celebrate Arts and Aging

    In conjunction with Older Americans month in May, we are partnering with the Philadelphia Corporation of Aging to present its 22nd annual Celebrate Arts & Aging (CAA) exhibition of artwork by artists 55+. The event features more than 165 paintings, drawings, prints and photographs that have been created by older adults (including three centenarians), highlighting the fact that age is just a number and aging is a period of immense growth and productivity. The exhibition runs from May 1-31 at Parkway Central: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/event/137901

  • Rocketfest Photography Exhibit

    Presented in partnership with Science Leadership Academy, Rocketfest brings together public high school students from across Philadelphia for a photography exhibit in the Heim Center on the first floor of Parkway Central: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/event/137510 Come check out the photos, which range in theme and topic and will be up through June 14, 2024. Enjoy related library materials on display for browsing and check out during open hours.


Reviews

  • Raging bull by Jake LaMotta
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Classic 1980s boxing movie, directed by Martin Scorsese.

    Reviewed by Ellen C on Feb 3, 2024

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  • Heat by Michael Mann
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Heat is a 1995 American crime film written and directed by Michael Mann. It features an ensemble cast led by Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, with Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore, Diane Venora, Amy Brenneman, Ashley Judd, Wes Studi, and Jon Voight in supporting roles

    Reviewed by Ellen C on Feb 3, 2024

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  • Body heat by Lawrence Kasdan
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    A steamy romance unfolds between a lawyer and a housewife; but who is seducing who? Treachery unfolds. No spoilers.

    Reviewed by Ellen C on Feb 3, 2024

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  • The Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid… by Scieszka, Jon.
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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    Reviewed by Aedan Y on Jan 24, 2024

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  • Pete the cat : rocking in my school shoes by Litwin, Eric.
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    This book used to be my younger brother’s favorite book when we were growing up. When I reread this I had a rush of nostalgia of the days my mother used to read this to me and my brother. This story inspired my brother to want a red pair of converses, my mother used to have to try and take them off of him. The simple cat art work is memorable, the colors are vivid, the story and the lyrics complement the artwork. But beware after you read this book you may be singing to yourself Rock in my school shoes.

    Reviewed by Aedan Y on Jan 24, 2024

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  • Tiny fox and great boar. by Ko?omycka, Berenika,
    ☆☆☆☆☆
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    Reviewed by Collin K on Jan 18, 2024

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