The Free Library of L'Amour

By Eileen O. RSS Tue, January 17, 2012

Looking for love this Valentine’s Day? Find it at the Free Library of L’amour!

Throughout the beginning of February, we’re holding various free speed dating events in many of our  branches, just in time for you to find a special someone to be your Valentine.

Participants are encouraged to bring a book they loved, hated, or just recently read to use as an icebreaker. One lucky couple at each event will win Author Events tickets to see Anne Rice, bestselling author of The Vampire Chronicles series, and have their first date at the Free Library on Valentine’s Day!

Check-in for each event begins 30 minutes prior to the start time. At the event, participants’ names and contact information will remain private and will only be revealed, via an email from Library staff, if a mutual match is made.

To register, first select an event from the list below that fits your age and/or lifestyle, then email the contact person for that event. Exact dates and contact information are as follows:
 

Events for singles ages 25 to 35:
Andorra Branch Library
Thursday, February 9, 6:00 p.m.
Contact: Marsha at stenderm@freelibrary.org

Charles Santore Branch Library
Monday, February 6, 6:00 p.m.
Contact: Janet at puchinoj@freelibrary.org

Parkway Central Library
Wednesday, February 8, 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Dan at shiffnerd@freelibrary.org

South Philadelphia Branch Library
Thursday, February 9, 6:00 p.m.
Contact Tiffany at smithti@freelibrary.org or Nate at eddyn@freelibrary.org

Walnut Street West Branch Library
Monday, February 6, 6:00 p.m.
Contact: Daniel at ryand@freelibrary.org

Events for single Latinos ages 25 to 35:
Lillian Marrero Branch Library
Saturday, February 11, 2:00 p.m.
Contact: Aimee at thrasher-hanson@freelibrary.org

Events for single Queer men and women age 25 to 35:
Independence Branch Library
Monday, February 6, 6:00 p.m.
Contact: Marianne or Bill at 215-685-1633 or GLBTlibrary@yahoo.com

Events for singles ages 35 to 45:
Tacony Branch Library
Wednesday, February 8, 6:00 p.m.
Contact: David at 215-685-8755 or payned@freelibrary.org

Events for singles over age 50:
Parkway Central Library
Wednesday, February 8, 2:00 p.m.
Contact: Dick at levinsonr@freelibrary.org
 

Happy Valentine's Day!


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signing up for meeting at tacony library
rhondaroker - Taconybranch
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I just signed up for the event at the Parkway Central Branch. I'm looking forward to meeting another bookish fellow right in time for Valentines Day.
M. Larigan - Hatboro, PA
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Going to the event at the Parkway Main Branch. I'm excited to experience an event such as this!
S. Fortune - Central Branch
Monday, January 23, 2012

I don't go out much,but this will be very exciting to me
joseph formisano - south phily,
Friday, January 27, 2012

Looking forward to this. Wish there were more offerings for the 35-45 crowd and other cultures and interests but you've gotta start somewhere!
Nicole B - West Philly
Saturday, January 28, 2012

I found this idea very charming and was looking forward to participating, but as a car-free member of the 35-45 crowd, gotta say I wish there were something closer to center city. Have fun! Hope it is a success.
Betsy - Center City
Monday, January 30, 2012


Jennifer Faerber - Walnut Street West Branch Library
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

This is such a SWEET idea. Good luck everyone!
Mercedes - Center City
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I'll look forward to meet someone
joe - nouth philly
Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I'll look forward to meet someone
joe - nouth philly
Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I just heard about this, so I missed the over 50 event. I hope you do it again, and publicize it better to library card holders.
Kaye - Chestnut Hill
Thursday, February 9, 2012

Shoulda been to 45!!
Jenn - Andorra
Thursday, February 9, 2012

This is a brilliant idea. I don't drink and I love to read so please do some more of these events! Thanks!
Adam S - Philadelphia
Friday, February 10, 2012

Awe.. I heard about this too late. I hope this event will take place again.
Chasing Joy - Philadelphia
Monday, February 13, 2012

Please have more of these events!
Kyler - Philadelphia
Tuesday, February 14, 2012