Browsing Date: December 2006 (22)

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Merriam-Webster's website published its Word of the Year as well as its Top Ten List of 2006. Compare 2006's list to those of 2005, 2004, and 2003 and its possible to get an idea of the themes that… continue reading Word of the Year

By written by Emily    December 29, 2006    2

Wallace Stevens was born in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1879. Though he longed to be a professional writer, he ended up practicing law until 1916. Stevens nevertheless began publishing under the… continue reading Poet of the Week - Wallace Stevens

By written by Administrator    December 28, 2006   

Happy belated holidays and Happy almost New Year! The Free Library Blog is back in action, having taken a very relaxing vacation and eating far too much candy. Is it possible for a blog to join a… continue reading Winter Interlude

By written by Emily    December 27, 2006   

It will be called: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows . continue reading Final Harry Potter Title Announced!

By written by Emily    December 21, 2006    3

If you want to treat your inner bookworm, here is a great recipe to make with book-shaped cookie cutters: HOLIDAY COOKIES 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1… continue reading Library Holiday Cookies

By written by Emily    December 21, 2006    1

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." - Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) continue reading A Very Smart Man

By written by Emily    December 20, 2006    1

The New York Times has an online book group where authors often post answers to readers' questions. continue reading Read This Book

By written by Emily    December 20, 2006   

Art Blog - Art reviews, deep thoughts, and gossip from Philadelphia and beyond. Blinq - Inquirer Blog. Broad & Market - Broad & Market showcases street fashion and street art in… continue reading Philly Blogs

By written by Emily    December 19, 2006    1

Carolyn Forché refers to herself as "a poet of witness." Indeed, in 1983, she acted as a journalist for Amnesty International in El Salvador in 1983 and as a Beirut correspondent… continue reading Poem of the Week--Carolyn Forche

By written by Administrator    December 18, 2006    2

Check out this article about the Library on this Philly-based blog. continue reading UWISHUNU features the Library

By written by Emily    December 18, 2006   

On Friday, December 15 th a new exhibit entitled Jump Start: Launching an Artists’ Books Collection opens on the 2 nd floor at the Central Library. The exhibition takes place in the cases in… continue reading Jump Start: Launching an Artists' Book Collection at the Free Library of Philadelphia

By written by Emily    December 14, 2006   

Filmmaker and Temple student, John Snowden, made a documentary about the Friends of the Free Library. Thanks John! continue reading Friends of the Free Library Movie

By written by Emily    December 13, 2006   

The Free Library publishes book recommendations and reviews of Children's books each month as part of its series, Highlights of Children's Books . New titles are examined and added to the Free… continue reading Books to Give to Children this Holiday Season

By written by Emily    December 12, 2006   

Each year, the James Beard Foundation gives out is annual culinary awards. Here is a link to their 2006 winners -- not only do cookbooks provide guidance for stressful holiday cooking, they make… continue reading 2006 James Beard Foundation/KitchenAid Book Awards

By written by Emily    December 11, 2006   

The Washington Post 's Favorite Books of 2006 . Slate Magazine's Best Books of 2006 . The Economist 's Books of the Year . continue reading More Best Of....Lists

By written by Emily    December 8, 2006    1

The Free Library is pleased to announce that a number of new databases and electronic resources are available to us now through POWERLibrary. Please take a moment to try these out! Business… continue reading Perusing POWERLibrary

By written by Emily    December 8, 2006   

Edna St. Vincent Millay, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (in 1923, for The Harp-Weaver, and Other Poems), was known not only for her writing but for what was considered at the… continue reading Poet of the Week....Edna St. Vincent Millay

By written by Administrator    December 6, 2006   

Check out the Iraq Study Group Report ! continue reading Breaking News!!!

By written by Emily    December 6, 2006   

In honor of the holiday season, we compiled a special Children's Booklist for your convenience. With titles representing Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and the Chinese New Year, we hope you'll stop… continue reading Children's Holiday Reading List

By written by Emily    December 6, 2006   

Are you interested in learning more about the history of people who lived in Europe between 500 and 1500 A.D.? Take a look at this amazing webpage and have access to 500 of the 3,000 images in the… continue reading Get Close and Personal With Medieval Manuscripts

By written by Emily    December 5, 2006