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Novelist Bebe Moore Campbell died yesterday due to complications from brain cancer. She was 56 years old. We made a special booklist in her honor. continue reading Remembering Bebe Moore Campbell

By written by Emily    November 28, 2006   

Tacony continues its centennial celebration with an evening of entertainemnt, refreshments, and an exhibition. Enjoy a jazz performance by the Hoppin' John Orchestra and Tacony 1906-2006 - a… continue reading Celebrating Tacony's Centennial

By written by Emily    November 27, 2006   

Everyone's favorite harvest holiday is almost upon us--check out this Librarian-recommended Thanksgiving booklist for kids! Comments: Sharon from Philadelphia wrote: "All children's book authors… continue reading Children's Booklist for Thanksgiving

By written by Emily    November 22, 2006   

The great free-market economic theorist Milton Friedman passed away November 16, 2006 at the age of 94. Whether or not you agree with his economically conservative view, it was widely agreed that… continue reading Read Milton Friedman's Books

By written by Emily    November 20, 2006   

If you think libraries are staid, stuffy institutions that lack drama and intrigue, think again. The Boston Public Library reports that even after the arrest and conviction of notorious map thief,… continue reading True Crime at Libraries

By written by Emily    November 20, 2006   

The Free Library is proud to carry all the titles of this year's nominees and winners of the National Book Awards : The National Book Award for Fiction: The Echo Maker , Richard Powers Nominees:… continue reading National Book Awards

By written by Emily    November 17, 2006   

Last night, finalists and Scrabble® fans gathered in the Main Lobby at Central to face off in the ultimate wordsmith challenge. With a score of 367, Arnold Selig was the winner. Second place… continue reading Philly Plays SCRABBLE® Winners

By written by Emily    November 16, 2006   

Galway Kinnell will visit the Free Library on Thursday, November 16, at 8:00 p.m. Here is a poem from The Book of Nightmares. Little Sleep's-Head Sprouting Hair in the Moonlight 1 You scream,… continue reading Galway Kinnell Visits

By written by Emily    November 15, 2006   

The votes are in! Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prin ce is the winner! continue reading Teens' Favorite Young Adult Book

By written by Emily    November 14, 2006   

Philly Plays SCRABBLE® will end its month-long program with a grand finale game to be held at the Central Library today at 4:00 p.m. Players who qualified for the semi-finals (held at the… continue reading Scrabble® Grand Finale

By written by Emily    November 14, 2006   

Celebrate the end of Hispanic Heritage Month (October 15th) by going to this web-based Free Library Resource . You'll find Spanish-language books, biographies of important Latinos, Latino history… continue reading Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

By written by Emily    November 14, 2006    1

“As a child, I loved to read books. The library was a window to the world, a pathway to worlds and people far from my neighborhood in Philadelphia.” Ed Bradley ("60 Minutes"… continue reading The Library Remembers...Ed Bradley

By written by Emily    November 13, 2006   

"There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest… continue reading Check Out the New Andrew Carnegie Book

By written by Emily    November 10, 2006   

Today the Paschalville Branch opens its Job Readiness Center . As a part of the Central Library’s Workplace , it will feature all sorts of helpful job-seeing resources. Sign up for an… continue reading

By written by Emily    November 9, 2006   

On November 8, 2006 , the Lehigh Avenue Branch (601 W. Lehigh Ave) will celebrate its 100th Anniversary and be named in honor of former Branch Librarian, Lillian Marrero . There will be… continue reading Lehigh Anniversary and Renaming

By written by Emily    November 7, 2006   

Tomorrow is Election Day! Find out your polling place and other important facts at: . continue reading Can I Vote?

By written by Emily    November 6, 2006   

Yesterday's free afternoon lecture by Richard Dawkins was attended by a full house in the Montgomery Auditorium as well as overflow crowds watching the simulcast. He was introduced by Tony Auth,… continue reading Richard Dawkins Speaks to a Rapt Audience

By written by Emily    November 3, 2006   

The great American novelist William Styron once wrote: "Most books, like their authors, are born to die; of only a few books can it be said that death has no dominion over them; they live, and… continue reading In Memory of William Styron

By written by Emily    November 2, 2006   

The Philadelphia Weekly put the Free Library's upcoming Richard Dawkins lecture (tomorrow at noon) in its A List lineup. Journalist Matt Prigge wrote, "In his recent book Why Darwin Matters: The… continue reading The Philadelphia Weekly Puts Us on the A List

By written by Emily    November 1, 2006   

We here at the Free Library love Amy Sedaris. Not just because she visited us here last month. Or that she's funny. Or related to David Sedaris. Which doesn't hurt. But because she's now an… continue reading Ghosts, Ghouls, and Amy Sedaris

By written by Emily    October 31, 2006