Browsing Date: August 2010 (10)

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One of my favorite The Twilight Zone episodes is " Time Enough at Last " which stars the brilliant Burgess Meredith as Henry Bemis. Henry is a lover of books who is constantly belittled… continue reading Time Enough at Last

By written by Camille T.    August 30, 2010    6

On Friday, August 13, Academy Award-winning acress Emma Thompson visited the Parkway Central Library in conjunction with her new film, Nanny McPhee Returns. She spent time answering… continue reading Emma Thompson Visits the Free Library!

By written by Michelle S.    August 24, 2010    5

Attention Library Lovers: Our economic impact survey will be officially closed on Monday, August 23, so if you haven't yet filled it out, now's your chance! (And if you have, many thanks!) By… continue reading Last chance to help us measure the Free Library's impact!

By written by Michelle S.    August 20, 2010    2

“I will never forget the destruction and suffering I have witnessed today. In the past I have visited the scenes of many natural disasters around the world, but nothing like this."… continue reading Humanitarian Efforts in Pakistan: How to Help those Devastated by Recent Floods

By written by Jen W.    August 17, 2010    7

One of the Free Library’s best resources is also one that’s relatively new to the FLP—the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy . For 21 of its 27 years, the Mayor’s… continue reading The Mayor's Commission on Literacy - Dedicated to Lifelong Learning

By written by Michelle S.    August 11, 2010    4

“The historian’s task is not to disrupt for the sake of it, but it is to tell what is almost always an uncomfortable story and explain why the discomfort is part of the truth we need… continue reading Remembering Tony Judt

By written by Michelle S.    August 10, 2010   

The Free Library added ebooks to our collection last fall. Since then, the revolution in ebooks has really picked up speed. With the release of the iPad this spring, more and more people… continue reading So you want to get an ebook reader?

By written by Jen W.    August 9, 2010    26

As the Free Library of Exploration, we’re proud to be a place where people come to seek out information, from complex research inquiries to “Where’s a good place to eat around… continue reading Parkway Central Tourist Information

By written by Michelle S.    August 5, 2010    4

This is the second year that my dad and I have planted a garden together. Last year, we came up with increasingly inventive ways to eat the massive amounts of zucchini we grew, but we lost our… continue reading On Gardening and Getting Started

By written by Michelle S.    August 4, 2010    1

From the gorgeous, stark white baby quilt sewn for me by a family friend to the bright and colorful quilt gracing my college roommate’s bed that her mother made from old summer camp… continue reading The Book and the Quilt

By written by Michelle S.    August 2, 2010    2