Tagged Libraries in the News

You're Invited! South Philadelphia Library Open House and Block Party

You’re invited! Please join us for a South Philadelphia Library Open House and Block Party! The Free Library of Philadelphia welcomes the brand-new Community Health and Literacy Center , alongside our partners in the Center: The…

Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2015

It is National Library Week ! First sponsored in 1958, it is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. It is also a time for the library community to look…

Free Library in the News: January 18-22, 2016

Lehigh University part of massive effort to turn medieval treasures into a virtual gold mine Mcall.com The partners are the Free Library of Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, Villanova University and the rest of the…

Free Library in the News: January 11-15, 2016

How public art gets lost—and saved—in Philly Philly.com A collection of Alexander Calder banners, commissioned for the atrium of Centre Square, were put in storage and long thought lost. But a decade ago, they were found and…

Free Library in the News: January 4-8, 2016

Special shout out to Gary Galvan, the Edwin A. Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music, who has co-authored a book with long-time Fleisher Collection friend, Dr. Martha Schleifer. The book is titled Latin American Classical Composers: A…

Free Library in the News: December 19-31, 2015

West Philadelphia Regional Library to close for maintenance for ‘many months’ Westphillylocal.com The Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library, which serves the communities of Cedar Park, Walnut Hill, West…

Free Library in the News: December 14-18, 2015

Wonderland Ball Philly.com As the storybook evening ended, Alice would have been proud - all proceeds raised by the gala will benefit the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, which supports many Free Library programs and services to…

Free Library in the News: December 7-11, 2015

Alice in Wonderland Ball Action News Video clip   Free Library raises six figures at Wonderland Ball PhillyVoice.com The Library's annual fundraising gala fell down the rabbit hole by celebrating the 150th anniversary of the…

Free Library in the News: November 30-December 4, 2015

“Alice and Wonderland” at 150 CBS news "She demanded that he write it down for her," said Judith Guston, a curator at Philadelphia's Rosenbach Library, home to another Alice-themed exhibit. "And this is…

Free Library in the News: November 23-27, 2015

This week in Philly: Nov. 23-Nov. 29 Philly.com Have a jamming time at the Free Library of Philadelphia Central (1901 Vine St.) when cookbook author and food blogger Marisa McClellan and farmer Ben Wenk show you how…

Free Library in the News: November 16-20, 2015

This week in Philly: Nov. 16-Nov.22 Philly.com Feeling up for a night of pork and beer? Local butchers will demo  hog butchering  at the  Free Library of Philadelphia  (1901 Vine St.) at a 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. session…

Free Library in the News: November 9-13, 2015

Around South Philly 11-5-2015 Southphillyreview.com Photo of the Fumo Family Branch, 2437 S. Broad St.., oversaw a Haunted Carnival Oct. 28.   On the Boards Philly.com The Free Library of Philadelphia has elected Jeffrey Cooper to…

Free Library in the News: November 2-6, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: Experiences Gridphilly.com The Rosenbach: Tucked away in a historic townhouse on Delancey Place is a bibliophile’s dream: a small but comprehensive library and museum devoted to all things literary.  …

Free Library in the News: October 26-30, 2015

Free Library to Cluster, Coordinate Branches Hiddencityphila.org Attendees to a Monday night meeting at Mt. Airy’s Lovett Memorial Library were briefed on the Free Library of Philadelphia’s plan to divide its 54…

Free Library in the News: October 19-23, 2015

Learn to Advance Your Career with Advice from These Philly Techies Geekadelphia.com At this Free Library event held October 28, representatives from Philadelphia’s top tech organizations will come together to present short…

Free Library in the News: October 12-16, 2015

7 Days: Regional arts and entertainment Philly.com He's either a short-story master in the guise of a graphic artist, or vice versa. In his new book, Killing and Dying, Adrian Tomine looks at modern life and its discontents. He…

Free Library in the News: October 5-9, 2015

Jawnts: Gatherings to spotlight Poe Philly.com Most are spearheaded by the bearded sage of Jenkintown, Edward Pettit, who is leading a reading group in the Rare Books Department of the Central Branch of the Free Library. The first…

Free Library in the News: September 28-October 2, 2015

11 Things to Do in Philly This Week Phillymag.com Lee Child and Linda Fairstein at the Free Library (appeared 9/29)   Get Cultured on the Cheap (Your-Round) Phillybythepenny.com Tour of the Rare Book Department, Free Library of…

Free Library in the News: September 21-24, 2015

Black geniuses you may or may not know Phillytrib.com Philadelphia Museum of Art and Free Library Design — Julian Abele (4/30/1881 Birth Date): He was the Chief Designer at the prestigious Horace Trumbauer and Associates…

Free Library in the News: September 14-18, 2015

These Public Libraries are for Snowshoes and Ukuleles New York Times Last year, the Free Library of Philadelphia pulled together city, state and private funds to open a teaching kitchen, which is meant to teach math and literacy through…