Wednesday, December 21, 2016

August Wilson's "Fences" Staring Denzel Washington & Viola Davis

 The new film "Fences" is set in the 1950s; it may be the Best movie of star-director & actor Denzel Washington's career. Denzel did excellent job of bring the work of August Wilson to a non- theater audience. Check it out it opens up on Christmas day!

 “Fences is a 1983 play by American playwright August Wilson. Set in the 1950s, Fences explores the evolving African-American experience and examines race relations, in Pittsburgh, Pa. The play won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1987 Tony Award for Best PlayWilson was an award winning playwright known for chronicling African American life through his cycle of 10-plays known as the Pittsburgh cycle. The nine other Wilson's plays are Gem of the Ocean, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Two Trains Running, Jitney, King Hedley II, and Radio Golf. Mr.PhillyLibrarian

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Omar Tyree stopped pass Haverford Library!

My childhood friend New York Times best-selling author and NAACP Image Award winner Omar Tyree  stop pass the Haverford Library Tuesday Dec. 13 to give out some autograph copies of his book "All Access: When our Real Lives".... Thanks for the visit my brother see you the next time you’re in Philly! Mr. Philly Librarian

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

There Goes That "Book Bike" Again!

Mr PhillyLibrarian  @ Goodwill Tabernacle Baptist Church Community Day.

Here Comes The Book Bike!

By Link R.  
The Book Bike is a new program from the Free Library that sends bicycle-powered mobile libraries to outdoor events in Philadelphia. The custom cargo bicycles, built by Philadelphia-based Haley Tricycles, are ridden by a library staff member to community events and provide a selection of library materials. Patrons with library cards can check out books directly from the bike, learn about library services and programs, or even attend a storytime led by a librarian.
The Book Bike has already started making appearances at community events including the Clark Park Farmers’ Market and Story Jams in Dickinson Square Park. At our first event at Clark Park this month, we brought more than 50 books catered to the audience at the Farmers’ Market about food, cooking, and culture. Children and adults alike were excited to see this unique display! We signed up several new patrons for library cards who were enthusiastic about starting to use the library.
The Book Bikes will continue helping library outreach efforts at events throughout the city. View our schedule of upcoming events to see when the Book Bike will be at a location near you!
If you would like to have the Book Bike at your community event, please contact Link Ross ( or Kate Eckert ( for availability. You can also find us on social media using the hashtag #FLPBookBike
See you on the road! Mr. Philly Librarian

Friday, September 16, 2016

Free Library of Philadelphia Hosts First-Ever Social Justice Symposium for Teens