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Like all of you, we’re adapting to the realities of social distancing in the era of COVID-19. And while we can’t gather in the Parkway Central Library ’s auditorium for a new… continue reading Author Events Fall 2020 Schedule

By written by Author Events    October 20, 2020   

Hello, Author Events friends, While our event season has so far been a bit truncated, we’re willing to bet you haven’t heard or seen the vast majority of the writers we’ve hosted… continue reading Listen to Over 1,800 Podcasts and Watch Almost 500 Videos from Our Author Events Series!

By written by Author Events    April 2, 2020    2

As we head into the roaring '20s, let’s look forward to the Spring 2020 Free Library Author Events schedule , highlight a few of our guests, and offer up some other important details...… continue reading Spring 2020 Author Events Preview

By written by Author Events    January 8, 2020   

We know that not everyone is lucky enough to live in Philadelphia. For those who aren’t able to make it to our diverse line-up of author talks in person—no worries! You can now watch… continue reading Introducing the Free Library’s Author Events YouTube Channel!

By written by Author Events    October 25, 2019    5

During this fall season of Free Library Author Events , we’re seeing a lot of cultural connections between our authors and speakers. Let’s talk about the events taking place two days… continue reading Fall 2019 Author Events: Cultural Connections

By written by Author Events    September 9, 2019    1

Yeah, it’s a bit of a bummer that summer is drawing to a close, but there are a few upsides: in addition to it not being a million degrees every day, we’re getting closer to the fall… continue reading Fall 2019 Author Events Preview: Musical Memoirs

By written by Author Events    August 29, 2019   

As the mercury rises this summer in Philly, get hot on the trail of... A re-opened cold case with one of America’s most dogged investigative journalists . Explore your epicurean side with… continue reading Summer 2019 Author Events Preview!

By written by Author Events    April 22, 2019    2

As the sun has set on 2018, let’s cast our gaze ever forward to a new year and a new author events schedule. Over here in Author Events, people have been asking, "Hey! What’s on… continue reading 2019 Author Events Preview!

By written by Author Events    January 2, 2019   

I mean, this is Tom Hanks —you scarcely need us to tell you who he is. Famed for his portrayals of a ping-pong savant , WWII Army ranger , pioneering AIDS activist , toy sheriff , astronaut… continue reading The Uncommon Tom Hanks

By written by Author Events    October 23, 2018    1

John Kerry Author Event Livestream Video by Michael Smerconish When Andy Kahan, the Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams, Jr., Director of Author Events at the Free Library of Philadelphia invited me to… continue reading John Kerry | Every Day Is Extra

By written by Author Events    October 2, 2018   

Our Spring 2018 Author Events schedule begins in just a few short days and we have some amazing authors coming to the Free Library including political commentators, poets, social activists,… continue reading Spring 2018 Author Events Preview

By written by Author Events    January 12, 2018    1

Updated January, 16, 2018 Watch our interview with Michael Wolff tonight LIVE starting @ 7:30 p.m. A week from today, in what is sure to be one of our more interesting Author Events to ever take… continue reading Our Spring 2018 Author Events Series Is Full of Fire and Fury!

By written by Author Events    January 9, 2018    1

In 2013, NSA contractor Edward Snowden shook the pillars of the worldwide intelligence community when he revealed a trove of highly classified information that exposed astonishingly widespread… continue reading Edward Snowden Kicks Off Our Fall 2017 Author Events Schedule

By written by Author Events    August 22, 2017    7

Update: PHILLY, WE HEARD YOU! We've reconfigured this event as a Photo Op (with a pre-signed book) and it has been moved from Temple Performing Arts Center to our Parkway Central Library.… continue reading Life Lessons with Kevin Hart

By written by Author Events    May 1, 2017    12

Gabourey Sidibe received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her debut role in the 2009 film Precious , based on the novel Push by Sapphire , and won instant fame for her heartbreaking… continue reading Oscar-nominated Actress Gabourey Sidibe Delivers Her One-of-a-Kind Life Story

By written by Author Events    April 28, 2017    4

In advance of our sold-out John Waters Author Event this Saturday, April 29, let’s get some background on the iconic director, writer, actor, art collector, professional hitchhiker,… continue reading Making Trouble with The Pope of Trash

By written by Author Events    April 28, 2017   

Here’re the allegro steps and quick jetes on ballet uber-etoile Misty Copeland, who’ll be appearing at a SOLD OUT Free Libray Author Event at  Parkway Central Library tonight,… continue reading Pliés To Meet You, Misty Copeland!

By written by Author Events    April 13, 2017    1

Long before taking the Saturday Night Live stage as the Impersonator-in-Chief, Alec Baldwin starred in a raft of projects on stages and screens both large and small. In his new memoir Nevertheless… continue reading Nevertheless, Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin...

By written by Author Events    March 31, 2017   

If you’d like to do some background reading before attending this week's sold out Author Event with Chris Hayes on Thursday, follow the links below to become familiar with the… continue reading All In with Chris Hayes

By written by Author Events    March 21, 2017   

In the 1970s, the counter culture comedy duo of Cheech and Chong (Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong) laughed all the way to el banco as each of their successive bad-boy stoner… continue reading Chong’s Not Here, But Cheech Is

By written by Author Events    March 10, 2017