Posts by Emily (131)

A special section ran yesterday in the New York Times covering the latest in children's books . continue reading

By Emily   May 14, 2007   

Cormac McCarthy's The Road won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Check out the entire list of winners here . continue reading

By Emily   April 16, 2007   

According to the American Library Association, the nation's libraries have served two billion customers ! continue reading

By Emily   April 16, 2007   

Do you celebrate National Library Week? We do. It's an excellent time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians, and all of the people who work at libraries across the country. Below… continue reading

By Emily   April 10, 2007   

On Tuesday , April 17 at 8:00 p.m. , Walter Isaacson will be here at the Central Library's Montgomery Auditorium to discuss his latest book, Einstein: His Life and Universe, which was just… continue reading

By Emily   April 9, 2007   

It's hard to imagine that we weren't aware of BookMooch before today, but then again, the internet is a wild and wacky place and sometimes a gem falls through the cracks. If you're a bibliophile,… continue reading

By Emily   April 3, 2007   

Do you like to put books on hold to pick up at your local branch? We'd like to remind you that the Free Library can notify you by email when your books arrive. However, you must provide the… continue reading

By Emily   March 30, 2007    1

Guess who is coming to the Free Library's first annual Philadelphia Book Festival ? That's right--the godmother of punk herself--Patti Smith! continue reading

By Emily   March 29, 2007   

On March 31, the Central Library will host its annual exhibition, lecture, and fundraiser for the Print and Picture Collection (named to honor its distinguished Curator Emeritus, Robert Looney),… continue reading

By Emily   March 26, 2007   

This week, in celebration of Improv Week, the Free Library will hold two evenings of comedic improvisation (tonight at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, March 28th, at 7:00 p.m.) with Philadelphia's… continue reading

By Emily   March 26, 2007   

Strange bedfellows, it's true. However, the Brooklyn Public Library and Netflix, Inc. might just make it work. continue reading

By Emily   March 23, 2007   

This year, 50 Cent rolls out his new publishing venture . continue reading

By Emily   March 20, 2007   

We know you spend all day reading the Free Library Blog archive and reveling in its brilliance, but we don't want anyone getting carpal tunnel syndrome. Click here for some nifty exercises that… continue reading

By Emily   March 20, 2007   

The Somali-born member of the Dutch parliament, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, will read at the Central Library tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. Although the lecture is sold out, Ali is not popular in many political… continue reading

By Emily   March 19, 2007   

Elizabeth Alexander won this first annual prize of $50,000. continue reading

By Emily   March 16, 2007   

Publisher Scholastic Corp. is--the publishing group will release 12 MILLION COPIES of the first U.S. printing on July 21. Get ready.... continue reading

By Emily   March 15, 2007   

That's right. Tea, pastries, and internet are in the works over at Central. continue reading

By Emily   March 14, 2007   

Today, Carlos Eire, author of the 2007 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection, Waiting for Snow in Havana , will enjoy lunch and tea with the patrons of the Falls of Schuylkill and Chestnut… continue reading

By Emily   March 13, 2007   

Read about the mobile camel library that serves the nomadic Somali communities in Kenya. continue reading

By Emily   March 9, 2007   

There's a huge amount of digital information produced every year, but do we have enough space to hold it all? continue reading

By Emily   March 6, 2007