Browsing Date: June 2011 (14)

Czeslaw Milosz is one of the most honored and revered poets of the 20th century. A recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a PEN Award for translation, and the… continue reading

By Michelle S.   June 30, 2011    1

For those of you not familiar with Carolyn Haywood’s books (and who didn’t read last week’s blog post ), imagine stereotypical 1950s children’s literature: safe plots,… continue reading

By Adrienne P.   June 28, 2011    1

Scarcely a day goes by in the Rare Book Department without a visitor asking about our Beatrix Potter Collection. It's not surprising since we have the largest collection of her… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   June 27, 2011    4

Carolyn Haywood created a comfortable, reassuring world for young children, where the greatest dilemma any character faces is the sudden disappearance of a coveted tea set from the toy store… continue reading

By Adrienne P.   June 21, 2011   

Father’s Day is Sunday, a time to celebrate those special men in our lives who helped raise us or who guided us or simply to honor the wonderful men whom we look up to. If you… continue reading

By Camille T.   June 16, 2011   

The Free Library has a longstanding partnership with the Philadelphia Phillies.  This year, they are once again one of the sponsors of our Summer Reading Game . To show our appreciation,… continue reading

By Donald R.   June 16, 2011    3

We are excited to present a new exhibit featuring Robert Lawson’s original illustrations for Mr. Popper’s Penguins , on display on the ground floor of the Parkway Central Library,… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   June 15, 2011    1

On Friday, June 17, librarians from the Free Library of Philadelphia will partner with the School District of Philadelphia to visit area classrooms and speak to schoolchildren about the importance… continue reading

By Michelle S.   June 14, 2011    4

It is HOT in Philadelphia today! The stagnant humidity makes walking outside feel like you're slogging through pea soup with a wet blanket hanging over your head. This hazy day has me daydreaming… continue reading

By Michelle S.   June 9, 2011    3

You might already know that the Children’s Literature Research Collection archivists are a little nutty about Tomi Ungerer . Ever since we processed his papers last year, it seems like… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   June 8, 2011   

The Free Library is excited to offer two new electronic resources: Job and Career Accelerator and Literature Criticism Online. You can access both of these resources through our website using your… continue reading

By Michelle S.   June 7, 2011   

Recently, one my favorite events of the year took place: the Scripps National Spelling Bee ! I love the tension, the excitement, the sheer elation on the winner's face when he or she spells… continue reading

By Michelle S.   June 6, 2011   

What I read and enjoyed on the web this week: NASA closed a chapter on the Space Shuttle Endeavour last month and here’s a video compilation of the best of the best . Rolling Stone created a… continue reading

By Camille T.   June 3, 2011   

Jennifer Egan is in some ways an unlikely candidate for a Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. She’s under 50, female, and writes what many call “experimental” fiction. But this… continue reading

By Michelle S.   June 1, 2011    1