Posts by Administrator (98)

To raise money for Vienna's main public library, city officials have resorted to hawking what sells best . continue reading

By Administrator   May 9, 2007    2

John Ashbery has written more than twenty books of poetry and won nearly every major American prize for poetry, including a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Critics Circle Award, and a National… continue reading

By Administrator   May 4, 2007    1

May Swenson was born the eldest of ten children in a Swedish-speaking Mormon household in Utah in 1919. She received a bachelor's degree in 1939 from Utah State University and went on to teach… continue reading

By Administrator   April 27, 2007   

Rainer Maria Rilke was born in Prague in 1875. He had an unhappy childhood, forced to attend a military academy by his parents who wanted him to become an officer. An uncle recognized Rilke's… continue reading

By Administrator   April 20, 2007   

Emily Dickinson is considered to be one of the greatest American poets, specifically of the 19th century. Many facts are known about her life, but nuances continue to be shrouded in mystery. She… continue reading

By Administrator   April 13, 2007   

You may have noticed that we here at the Free Library Blog have a thing for poetry. In short, we're all about it. And for us, the fact that April is National Poetry Month sort of makes up for… continue reading

By Administrator   April 2, 2007   

  Peter Meinke is a contemporary author who has penned fourteen books of poems and short stories, and received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, the Flannery O'Connor… continue reading

By Administrator   March 30, 2007   

Paul Celan (born Paul Antesche) was born in Romania in 1920. He was raised in a Jewish family speaking Romanian, French, and Russian. When World War II began, his family was deported to the Nazi… continue reading

By Administrator   March 22, 2007   

  Jonathan Lethem will read at the Central Library tomorrow, March 22, at 7:00 p.m. for FREE. His latest work is called You Don’t Love Me Yet , a comic novel set in Los Angeles. He took… continue reading

By Administrator   March 21, 2007   

James Wright was born in 1927 in Ohio to a family mired in poverty. He joined the army after school and was stationed in Japan. After his service, he went to Kenyon College on the G.I. Bill, and… continue reading

By Administrator   March 16, 2007   

Colum McCann will read with John Banville tomorrow night (March 13) at the Central Library at 7:00 p.m. for FREE. His most recent work, Dancer , is a fictional biography that has received much… continue reading

By Administrator   March 12, 2007   

John Banville will read tomorrow night (March 13) with Colum McCann at the Central Library at 7:00 p.m. for FREE. His Christine Falls has been called "a triumph, of classical crime fiction,… continue reading

By Administrator   March 12, 2007   

Marianne Moore, born in 1887, attended Bryn Mawr College, receiving her B.A. in 1909. In 1915, her poems began to appear alongside those of Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, and Hilda Doolittle… continue reading

By Administrator   March 8, 2007   

The New York Times finally comes to the conclusion that all of us already have-- LibraryThing rules! continue reading

By Administrator   March 7, 2007   

Krista Tippett, journalist and former diplomat, will speak for FREE at the Central Library tomorrow night (March 6) at 7:00 p.m. and discuss her work on Speaking of Faith, a weekly public radio… continue reading

By Administrator   March 5, 2007   

On Monday, March 5, Philadelphia's favorite crime novelist, Lista Scottoline, will discuss her latest book, Daddy’s Girl at the Central Library at 7:00 p.m. Ms. Scottoline took a moment… continue reading

By Administrator   March 2, 2007   

Nikki Giovanni (who will be reading at the Central Library this evening at 8:00 p.m.) is a poet known for her fearless exploration of race, womanhood, family, violence, and God. She attended Fisk… continue reading

By Administrator   March 1, 2007   

On Thursday, March 1, poet Nikki Giovanni will discuss her latest book, Acolytes , at the Central Library at 8:00 p.m. If you want to go, it will cost $12 for general admission or $6 for students.… continue reading

By Administrator   February 27, 2007   

Stellargirl gave the Free Library a shout-out on her blog! continue reading

By Administrator   February 26, 2007   

Henry Charles Bukowski was a prolific writer, completing thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories, and six novels during his lifetime. In the Fifties and Sixties, he worked as a letter… continue reading

By Administrator   February 22, 2007