Browsing Date: October 2008 (9)

On Sunday,  Tony Hillerman , the writer who brought the southwest and the Navajo Indian nation to life for many readers, died at the age of 83.   I began reading his books many… continue reading

By Anne L.    October 28, 2008   

Regular readers of the New York Times may have read this week's article "From the Streets to the Libraries" which described why so many public libraries are buying… continue reading

By Anne L.    October 25, 2008    19

As you may have noticed, we have a presidential election quickly approaching. With less than two weeks until you cast your ballot, it’s crunch time. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the… continue reading

By Shannon G   October 22, 2008    4

The nominees for the National Book Awards were announced on Wednesday morning, and we were excited to see two of the authors from our fall series on the list! Marilynne Robinson’s Home was… continue reading

By Shannon G   October 17, 2008   

Congratulations to the Please Touch Museum , which is currently celebrating its move to a gloriously restored Memorial Hall in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.  One of my favorite exhibits… continue reading

By Anne L.    October 15, 2008    6

The New York Times has just announced the 2008 winner for the Nobel Prize for Literature:  Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio .   The Free Library currently owns a limited… continue reading

By Anne L.    October 9, 2008    6

The Free Library is pleased to announce a new addition to our Downloadable Media options: MP3 formatted audiobooks are now available for checkout!  This collection includes many classics as… continue reading

By Jen W.   October 6, 2008    26

What better day than October 1, the first of a celebrated spooky month, to open an exhibition on the oft-macabre writer, Edgar Allan Poe? Parkway Central Library’s Rare Book Department is… continue reading

By Administrator   October 2, 2008    2

This week, libraries across the country are "celebrating" Banned Books Week.  Beginning in 1982, the American Library Association, along with booksellers, publisher and… continue reading

By Anne L.    October 1, 2008    27