Posts by Autumn M. (18)

Imagine this: Your friends, and your associates, and the people around you, and the environment that you live in, and the speakers around you, and the communicators around you are the poetry… continue reading

By Autumn M.   April 12, 2017   

When UNESCO declared March 21 World Poetry Day in 1999, they had in mind building connections through our oral and written traditions and finding commonality among the feelings and questions that… continue reading

By Autumn M.   March 21, 2017   

"How to Triumph Like a Girl" , a poem by the dynamic Ada Limón , won’t get out of my head (and I don’t want it to). I read it the day after the election and it stuck… continue reading

By Autumn M.   November 28, 2016    1

The United States is about to enter its fourth year of Health Insurance Open Enrollment. This year, consumers can sign up for health insurance between November 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017.… continue reading

By Autumn M.   October 28, 2016   

2016: It's an election year and Philadelphia is hosting the Democratic National Convention!  The Free Library wanted to get in on the fun, so join us as we launch an exciting new… continue reading

By Autumn M.   April 25, 2016   

Information and books and podcasts and programming and computers and Wi-Fi and a great place to hang out: All of this and more make up the Free Library of Philadelphia. But what does the Library… continue reading

By Autumn M.   March 3, 2016   

I wrote an essay for an anthology by poets on poetry a couple of years ago about owning one’s subject matter, taking responsibility for the themes that continually crop up, and stewarding… continue reading

By Autumn M.   December 31, 2015    1

The Free Library continually seeks ways to provide the best health information and resources for our users. One of our exciting ventures is the newly established Health Corners in three… continue reading

By Autumn M.   December 8, 2015   

Philadelphia’s 2015 general election is Tuesday, November 3rd and it is an important one! Registered voters will have the opportunity to select a new Mayor , City Council members , Judges… continue reading

By Autumn M.   October 29, 2015   

The United States is about to enter its third year of Marketplace (Affordable Care Act / Obamacare) Open Enrollment. This year, consumers can sign up for health insurance between November 1,… continue reading

By Autumn M.   October 26, 2015   

For this installment of the Poetry Room, we're going to shift to the local. Philadelphia is looking for its next Poet Laureate ! Supported via the Mayor's Office of Arts, Culture, and the… continue reading

By Autumn M.   September 30, 2015    5

Welcome to Poetry Room blog post #2. Remember the whole “poetry is weird and difficult and often written with seemingly hidden clues designed to stymie the average reader” theme from… continue reading

By Autumn M.   August 18, 2015    2

Poetry is weird. It's that dull thing about a lark or a road your high school teacher made you memorize. It's a bunch of words strung together in such a way to make you feel not-so-bright.… continue reading

By Autumn M.   July 15, 2015    3

Philadelphia’s 2015 primary election is Tuesday, May 19. Registered voters have the opportunity to select primary candidates for Mayor, City Council, Judges, City Commissioners, Sheriff, and… continue reading

By Autumn M.   May 13, 2015   

Thursday, October 9 is National Depression Screening Day . Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services is encouraging citizens across the city,… continue reading

By Autumn M.   October 7, 2014    1

Need health insurance? Not sure how to sign up? The Free Library is a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) Designated Organization, meaning we are here to help! With more than 30 trained staff,… continue reading

By Autumn M.   January 6, 2014    5

The search for the next Poet Laureate for the City of Philadelphia is on! Are you an enthusiastic, established poet who lives in the city and wishes to be an ambassador for the art form? Do you… continue reading

By Autumn M.   September 5, 2013   

From time to time, Parkway Central hosts exhibits in its grand lobby. The latest, a collection of children’s artwork, is called The Dream Flag Project. Started as an English assignment at… continue reading

By Autumn M.   May 25, 2011