The Somali-born member of the Dutch parliament, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, will read at the Central Library tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. Although the lecture is sold out, Ali is not popular in many political… continue reading

By Emily   March 19, 2007   

James Wright was born in 1927 in Ohio to a family mired in poverty. He joined the army after school and was stationed in Japan. After his service, he went to Kenyon College on the G.I. Bill, and… continue reading

By Administrator   March 16, 2007   

Elizabeth Alexander won this first annual prize of $50,000. continue reading

By Emily   March 16, 2007   

Publisher Scholastic Corp. is--the publishing group will release 12 MILLION COPIES of the first U.S. printing on July 21. Get ready.... continue reading

By Emily   March 15, 2007   

That's right. Tea, pastries, and internet are in the works over at Central. continue reading

By Emily   March 14, 2007   

Today, Carlos Eire, author of the 2007 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection, Waiting for Snow in Havana , will enjoy lunch and tea with the patrons of the Falls of Schuylkill and Chestnut… continue reading

By Emily   March 13, 2007   

Colum McCann will read with John Banville tomorrow night (March 13) at the Central Library at 7:00 p.m. for FREE. His most recent work, Dancer , is a fictional biography that has received much… continue reading

By Administrator   March 12, 2007   

John Banville will read tomorrow night (March 13) with Colum McCann at the Central Library at 7:00 p.m. for FREE. His Christine Falls has been called "a triumph, of classical crime fiction,… continue reading

By Administrator   March 12, 2007   

Read about the mobile camel library that serves the nomadic Somali communities in Kenya. continue reading

By Emily   March 9, 2007   

Marianne Moore, born in 1887, attended Bryn Mawr College, receiving her B.A. in 1909. In 1915, her poems began to appear alongside those of Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, and Hilda Doolittle… continue reading

By Administrator   March 8, 2007   

The New York Times finally comes to the conclusion that all of us already have-- LibraryThing rules! continue reading

By Administrator   March 7, 2007   

There's a huge amount of digital information produced every year, but do we have enough space to hold it all? continue reading

By Emily   March 6, 2007   

Krista Tippett, journalist and former diplomat, will speak for FREE at the Central Library tomorrow night (March 6) at 7:00 p.m. and discuss her work on Speaking of Faith, a weekly public radio… continue reading

By Administrator   March 5, 2007   

On Monday, March 5, Philadelphia's favorite crime novelist, Lista Scottoline, will discuss her latest book, Daddy’s Girl at the Central Library at 7:00 p.m. Ms. Scottoline took a moment… continue reading

By Administrator   March 2, 2007   

Now we really feel old. Today marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Dr. Seuss' classic tale of one mischevious feline and a rainy day. Check out this website to find different ways to… continue reading

By Emily   March 2, 2007   

Nikki Giovanni (who will be reading at the Central Library this evening at 8:00 p.m.) is a poet known for her fearless exploration of race, womanhood, family, violence, and God. She attended Fisk… continue reading

By Administrator   March 1, 2007   

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian, Arthur Schlesinger , passed away last night. Read the coverage: New York Times CNN Washington Post BBC Wall Street Journal USA Today continue reading

By Emily   March 1, 2007   

Another mysterious library caper ..... continue reading

By Emily   March 1, 2007   

Katherine Paterson's classic novel, Bridge to Terabithia , has been released as a major motion picture. continue reading

By Emily   February 28, 2007   

On Thursday, March 1, poet Nikki Giovanni will discuss her latest book, Acolytes , at the Central Library at 8:00 p.m. If you want to go, it will cost $12 for general admission or $6 for students.… continue reading

By Administrator   February 27, 2007   

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