This past Sunday, the Philadelphia Inquirer named Free Library Chair of the Board of Trustees, W. Wilson Goode, Sr., Citizen of the Year ! continue reading

By Emily   January 2, 2007   

Merriam-Webster's website published its Word of the Year as well as its Top Ten List of 2006. Compare 2006's list to those of 2005, 2004, and 2003 and its possible to get an idea of the themes that… continue reading

By Emily   December 29, 2006    2

Wallace Stevens was born in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1879. Though he longed to be a professional writer, he ended up practicing law until 1916. Stevens nevertheless began publishing under the… continue reading

By Administrator   December 28, 2006   

Happy belated holidays and Happy almost New Year! The Free Library Blog is back in action, having taken a very relaxing vacation and eating far too much candy. Is it possible for a blog to join a… continue reading

By Emily   December 27, 2006   

It will be called: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows . continue reading

By Emily   December 21, 2006    3

If you want to treat your inner bookworm, here is a great recipe to make with book-shaped cookie cutters: HOLIDAY COOKIES 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1… continue reading

By Emily   December 21, 2006    1

"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   

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