On Thursday, February 22nd, Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley will discuss her latest novel, Ten Days in the Hills , at the Central Library at 8:00 p.m. If you want to go, it will cost $12 for… continue reading

By Administrator   February 20, 2007   

We here at the Free Library Blog love when you leave comments. However, we do not love spammers. Don't bother sending us messages that contain nothing but junk mail and ads--they will not be… continue reading

By Emily   February 20, 2007   

  Jean Valentine won the Yale Younger Poets Award in 1965 for her first book, Dream Barker . Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems 1965-2003 won the 2004 National Book Award for… continue reading

By Administrator   February 15, 2007   

The Free Library just launched it's first MySpace page! Check us out! continue reading

By Emily   February 14, 2007    2

Below is an excerpt of an interview between the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Andy Kahan and Walter Mosley where Mosley discusses the critical response to his latest book- Killing Johnny… continue reading

By Emily   February 14, 2007   

Remember how we were heckling you to ignore the several flakes of snow hovering in the sky and go to the Michael Eric Dyson lecture tonight? Well....we were....wrong. Very wrong. Apparently Mother… continue reading

By Emily   February 13, 2007   

Tonight's lecture with Professor Michael Eric Dyson has been moved to 7:15! We don't want to hear those lame weather-related excuses--the man can quote Nas, Notorious B.I.G., DuBois, and Derrida in… continue reading

By Emily   February 13, 2007   

An interesting article on how to research like a Librarian.... continue reading

By Emily   February 12, 2007   

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was one of the most influential American spiritual writers of the 20th century. In his short life, he wrote over 60 books, hundreds of poems, and countless essays ranging… continue reading

By Administrator   February 9, 2007   

This showed up in the Washington Post. continue reading

By Emily   February 8, 2007   

What do you usually do with your Thursday evenings? Debate syntax and etymology? Obviously. But why not do it with the pros? This evening at 7:00 p.m., the Free Library will host “Abusage… continue reading

By Emily   February 8, 2007   

Read about the struggles of Saad Eskander, Director of Iraq's National Library and Archive in Baghdad. continue reading

By Emily   February 7, 2007   

Timothy Zahn, the bestselling author of many of the Star Wars novels spoke at the Library this past Saturday. The Garrison Carida of the 501st Legion showed up to support the author... continue reading

By Emily   February 7, 2007   

Last night, the Philadelphia City Institute held a One Book, One Philadelphia event with Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar’s executive chef, Guillermo Pernot. Pernot gave a cooking… continue reading

By Emily   February 6, 2007   

Blurb.com is pretty fun. Who needs the agony of waiting around for a publisher to discover you when you can make your own publications with downloadable software and few good ideas? continue reading

By Emily   February 6, 2007   

If you haven't thought of a good reason to use Free Library resources, think again. Thanks to the new owners of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News , the Free Library now offers… continue reading

By Emily   February 5, 2007    3

Audre Geraldine Lorde wrote her first poem in the eighth grade. In 1954, she spent a pivotal year as a student at the National University of Mexico and then returned to the United States,… continue reading

By Administrator   February 2, 2007   

For those of you who love giving and receiving book recommendations, LibraryThing was built for you. Build catalogs of books you've read, read other user's catalogs, and join book groups. continue reading

By Emily   February 2, 2007   

Some of you may have heard of Google's goal to digitize EVERY BOOK EVER PUBLISHED. Some think it's a great idea while others think it bodes badly for the printed word. The New Yorker just published… continue reading

By Emily   February 1, 2007   

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