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

By Administrator   December 6, 2006   

Check out the Iraq Study Group Report ! continue reading

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

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

By Emily   December 5, 2006   

There is currently an exhibition in the Main Lobby of Central detailing plans to renovate and expand the existing Beaux Arts building. Panels discuss the history and future of the Free Library,… continue reading

By Emily   December 4, 2006   

Former United States Poet Laureate and Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, Robert Pinsky, is the author of six books of poetry: Jersey Rain, The Figured Wheel: New and Collected Poems… continue reading

By Administrator   December 1, 2006    1

It's that time again--from now until the Oscars, annual best-of lists of start to grace the arts pages of magazines and newspapers across the country. Today, the New York Times published its 10… continue reading

By Emily   November 30, 2006   

Ever want to hear the sound of Dylan Thomas reading "In My Craft or Sullen Art" in his famously rumbly voice? Check out The Poetry Archive , an online collection of poets reading their work aloud… continue reading

By Emily   November 30, 2006   

The feedback we've gotten back from the Free Library Blog has been fantastic. Lots of you have been leaving comments. However, we have been unable to publish them because no one has posted their… continue reading

By Emily   November 29, 2006   

Due to illness, the December 12th event with Harry Frankfurt has been cancelled. Patrons with tickets will receive a letter from the Lectures Office this week offering the following options: -… continue reading

By Emily   November 29, 2006   

Novelist Bebe Moore Campbell died yesterday due to complications from brain cancer. She was 56 years old. We made a special booklist in her honor. continue reading

By Emily   November 28, 2006   

Tacony continues its centennial celebration with an evening of entertainemnt, refreshments, and an exhibition. Enjoy a jazz performance by the Hoppin' John Orchestra and Tacony 1906-2006 - a… continue reading

By Emily   November 27, 2006   

Everyone's favorite harvest holiday is almost upon us--check out this Librarian-recommended Thanksgiving booklist for kids! Comments: Sharon from Philadelphia wrote: "All children's book authors… continue reading

By Emily   November 22, 2006   

The great free-market economic theorist Milton Friedman passed away November 16, 2006 at the age of 94. Whether or not you agree with his economically conservative view, it was widely agreed that… continue reading

By Emily   November 20, 2006   

If you think libraries are staid, stuffy institutions that lack drama and intrigue, think again. The Boston Public Library reports that even after the arrest and conviction of notorious map thief,… continue reading

By Emily   November 20, 2006   

The Free Library is proud to carry all the titles of this year's nominees and winners of the National Book Awards : The National Book Award for Fiction: The Echo Maker , Richard Powers Nominees:… continue reading

By Emily   November 17, 2006   

Tonight at 8:00 p.m., the country’s preeminent English-to-Spanish translator, Edith Grossman , speaks alongside Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Galway Kinnel. She has translated Mario Vargas… continue reading

By Administrator   November 16, 2006    1

Last night, finalists and Scrabble® fans gathered in the Main Lobby at Central to face off in the ultimate wordsmith challenge. With a score of 367, Arnold Selig was the winner. Second place… continue reading

By Emily   November 16, 2006   

The Please Touch Museum has donated Play Passes to the Free Library! Stop by one of the participating branches for your chance to use the Play Pass FREE! Available at the Central Library, Joseph… continue reading

By Emily   November 15, 2006    1

Galway Kinnell will visit the Free Library on Thursday, November 16, at 8:00 p.m. Here is a poem from The Book of Nightmares. Little Sleep's-Head Sprouting Hair in the Moonlight 1 You scream,… continue reading

By Emily   November 15, 2006   

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