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

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Momma Said: 100 Life Guiding Quotes From A Wise Mother

Momma Said...
"100 Life Guiding Quotes From A Wise Mother"

Coach Bruce

Bruce   is   a Pastor, Personal Coach, Passionate Motivator and Author. He is currently an Associate Pastor at Nation of Christ Believers Christian Center in Dacula, Ga.  Coach Bruce   is known for his steering messages on finding your purpose and living your passion. His   favorite author which he met   personally is Miles Monroe. Because of his many years as a recognized competitor in Track & Field and Road Racing, a mind to compete in life is what he wants to develop in his listeners. On Monday mornings at 9:15 am   Coach Bruce conducts the Cup of Mo Coaching and Personal Development Conference Call.  The call is done in honor of Betty Jo Ryles-Long his mother.
Growing up  in Philadelphia, Pa. under the  strong hand of a single mother, he  learned work ethic,  determination, a will  to  win,  and that  big  dreams do come  true. Momma instilled in him and his brother Elmer   that   there is nothing you   cant   have if you   are willing to work for it.  When momma died November 20,  2014, many of her  wise  statements during rough times of my  life began to  flood  my   mind  day  and  night. When the   number of them reached over 300 I knew that this was a witty invention sent by God. Proverbs 8:12 says I wisdom dwell with prudence and find out knowledge of witty inventions.


Writing a book  was  not  on  the  Coachs bucket list,  but  he  knew there  was   something special and  unique  in   these  life  guiding quotes. The book   is affectionately called Momma said100 life guiding quotes from a wise mother. It is a story of a divorced   mother   raising   her    two    sons    single handed.  Parents and young adults would find it useful as   a   reference manual   for   life.   College freshman making decisions without Mom and Dad need a copy Momma said The quotes are funny but instructional. Some are tough love but can be used as a playbook for winning the game called life.

The  mission is  to  get  our   world to  recognize the importance  of  family  values  and  give   Mom   the honor, respect and  appreciation she  deserves.  We give a special badge of honor to the single moms who did it on their own leaning and depending on God. The 2014 Census, reports that 9.9 million single moms are   raising children 18 years of age   and younger. The good news is so many have produced some   of our   best   athletes, entertainers, musicians and politicians. People like Tom  Cruise, Bill Clinton, Dr. Ben Carson, Les Brown, Halle Barry,  Jay-Z,  Eva Mendes, Eddie Murphy, Christina Aguilera, Kanye West,  Demi  Moore, Alicia  Keys, Samuel Jackson, Michael   Phelps,   Martin   Lawrence   and   Barack Obama all boast of being raised by single moms?

Wask  that  you  help  us  impact our  generation by raising  hig th banner  of  th family.  The   first institution created by God.

"Momma Said" is a great book to remind you of those all-time favorite cautionary catechisms that your mothers use to say. I can’t wait to share this book with my Teenage book club! Mr. Philly Librarian