Browsing Date: November 2009 (7)

Ever wonder how a book is made, outside of the huge factory production of regular publishing? This video by Abigail Uhteg, a 2007 graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, shows how. She… continue reading

By Shannon G   November 30, 2009    20

Head over to Children’s Book World in Haverford on Sunday, November 22 for A Novel Idea , a benefit for the Free Library of Philadelphia. Nationally renowned young adult authors will be on… continue reading

By Shannon G   November 20, 2009    1

It’s that time of year again—not a day full of turkey and football, but the announcement of the 2009 National Book Award winners! In addition to the winners in fiction, nonfiction,… continue reading

By Shannon G   November 20, 2009    1

Two months ago, we announced the 2010 One Book, One Philadelphia featured reading selection, Marjane Satrapi’s The Complete Persepolis . The programming period officially kicks off in… continue reading

By Shannon G   November 12, 2009    2

Looking for some great kid-tested, librarian-approved books for Thanksgiving?  The children's librarians at the Free Library have put together a list of their favorites.  Their… continue reading

By Carolyn P.   November 12, 2009    4

Today marks the 40th Anniversary of Sesame Street , the educational children’s television show that bridged the gap between education and entertainment. Check out one of our favorites here… continue reading

By Camille T.   November 10, 2009    9

Learn and listen to Science@Central, where you’ll hear podcasts from some of today’s best known scientists and science writers, including: Buzz Aldrin James Watson Richard Dawkins… continue reading

By Camille T.   November 9, 2009