"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." - Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) continue reading

By Emily   December 20, 2006    1

The New York Times has an online book group where authors often post answers to readers' questions. continue reading

By Emily   December 20, 2006   

Art Blog - Art reviews, deep thoughts, and gossip from Philadelphia and beyond. Blinq - Inquirer Blog. Broad & Market - Broad & Market showcases street fashion and street art in… continue reading

By Emily   December 19, 2006    1

Carolyn Forché refers to herself as "a poet of witness." Indeed, in 1983, she acted as a journalist for Amnesty International in El Salvador in 1983 and as a Beirut correspondent… continue reading

By Administrator   December 18, 2006    1

Check out this article about the Library on this Philly-based blog. continue reading

By Emily   December 18, 2006   

On Friday, December 15 th a new exhibit entitled Jump Start: Launching an Artists’ Books Collection opens on the 2 nd floor at the Central Library. The exhibition takes place in the cases in… continue reading

By Emily   December 14, 2006   

Filmmaker and Temple student, John Snowden, made a documentary about the Friends of the Free Library. Thanks John! continue reading

By Emily   December 13, 2006   

The Free Library publishes book recommendations and reviews of Children's books each month as part of its series, Highlights of Children's Books . New titles are examined and added to the Free… continue reading

By Emily   December 12, 2006   

Each year, the James Beard Foundation gives out is annual culinary awards. Here is a link to their 2006 winners -- not only do cookbooks provide guidance for stressful holiday cooking, they make… continue reading

By Emily   December 11, 2006   

The Washington Post 's Favorite Books of 2006 . Slate Magazine's Best Books of 2006 . The Economist 's Books of the Year . continue reading

By Emily   December 8, 2006    1

The Free Library is pleased to announce that a number of new databases and electronic resources are available to us now through POWERLibrary. Please take a moment to try these out! Business… continue reading

By Emily   December 8, 2006   

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   

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