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This blog post is in honor of  Charles Dickens' birthday. The prolific Victorian author of "epic stories" like  Oliver Twist and David Copperfield , was born on Portsea… continue reading Spotlight on Special Collections: When Dickens Met Poe

By written by Mharlyn M.    February 7, 2020   

Happy Birthday, Charles Dickens! The celebrated author was born February 7, 1812 in Landport near the city of Portsmouth, England. Dickens professional writing career began in the early… continue reading Happy Birthday to You, Charles Dickens!

By written by Joe S.    February 7, 2019   

One of the most popular items in the Rare Book Department that resonates with visitors the world over is not what you would expect. It is not a rare manuscript or a printed book from one of our… continue reading Grip, Philadelphia's Pet Raven

By written by Joe S.    December 3, 2018    6

By   Edward G. Pettit The conviviality of the Dickensian world is nowhere more apparent than in Dickens’s Christmas books and stories. From Mr Pickwick celebrating at Dingley Dell to… continue reading A celebration of the Victorian conviviality of Charles Dickens

By written by Janine P.    December 10, 2012   

Tonight's opening of Paint The American Eagle marks the Free Library's first foray into hosting and co-producing a production for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.  The… continue reading "Paint The American Eagle" - Dickens + Free Library + Philadelphia Fringe Festival

By written by Karin S.    September 10, 2012   

By Edward Pettit The Vincent Van Gogh exhibition, Van Gogh Up Close , now open at the Philadelphia Museum of Art has been receiving lots of attention . The exhibition focuses on Van Gogh’s… continue reading Empty Chairs

By written by Caitlin G.    April 23, 2012    2

by Edward Pettit Tonight our Dickens Literary Salon will be discussing the author’s final, incomplete mystery novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood .  SPOILERS AHEAD When Edwin Drood goes… continue reading An Unsolved Mystery

By written by Caitlin G.    March 15, 2012    2

When Charles Dickens died suddenly of stroke in 1870 he had written half of a novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood .  Dickens published all of his novels in serial format and wrote the chapters… continue reading Boz Bicentenary Speaker Series - Matthew Pearl

By written by Caitlin G.    March 2, 2012    1

Today marks the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens, and the Free Library joins the global celebration honoring the life and legacy of the world's first literary superstar. Philadelphia is… continue reading Happy 200th Birthday Charles Dickens!

By written by Caitlin G.    February 7, 2012    2

A vibrant and colorful exhibition at the Parkway Central Library highlights one of the most enduring legacies of Charles Dickens's genius: the unforgettable characters he brought to life.… continue reading Character Sketches from the World of Charles Dickens

By written by Caitlin G.    December 28, 2011    3

Today marks the opening of the eagerly anticipated Rare Book Department exhibition on the life and work of Charles Dickens. "From the Desk of Charles Dickens: Celebrating the Great Writer at… continue reading From the Desk of Charles Dickens

By written by Caitlin G.    November 28, 2011   

We found our Dickens!  Lisa Litman of Bala Cynwyd, Pa. won today's ‘Dickens Idol Contest," our quest to find someone to bring Dickens to life for the Free… continue reading Dickens Idol Winner Announced

By written by Caitlin G.    November 14, 2011