Romance Writers of America have just announced the winners of the 2008 RITA awards : RITA awards, named after RWA's first president, Rita Clay Estrada, are presented annually to the best… continue reading

By Music Department   August 15, 2008    45

Bibliophiles can breathe a sigh of relief—it doesn’t look like good ol’ fashioned bound books are going anywhere just yet. A recent study by conducted by Scholastic and TSC… continue reading

By Shannon G   August 13, 2008    34

A favorite among academic reading lists and often compared to Russian greats like Tolstoy, notable author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn recently passed away at the age of 89. Born in Kislovodosk, Russia,… continue reading

By Kathleen   August 5, 2008    6

The biggest question to hit the literary world since "Does Harry die?!" is "Will Edward and Bella have a happy ending?!"   And thankfully, we don’t have to wait much… continue reading

By Liz A.   August 1, 2008    42

Have an opinion about books you’ve read or films you've seen that you want to share? Starting today, you can now post your comments.  Click on “About the Blog” for… continue reading

By Anne L.    July 29, 2008    33

A new study ( ) by Boston-based researchers supports what librarians have always espoused: reading aloud to young children promotes language… continue reading

By Kathleen   July 14, 2008    10

Who doesn’t enjoy reading books that feature our locale or that were written by local authors?  Carlin Romano’s article in Tuesday’s Philadelphia Inquirer highlights 30 new… continue reading

By Anne L.    June 27, 2008    2

The eFreeLibrary, our virtual branch, is constantly adding new titles and new content.   In the last month we have added many new music, video, and audiobook titles for you to enjoy at home,… continue reading

By Jen W.   June 19, 2008    41

"A master of mood and atmosphere” ( New York Times ), Colin Harrison is the author of six thrillers, including Manhattan Nocturne , The Havana Room , and his latest, The Finder , a tale… continue reading

By Communications Office   May 12, 2008    2

Charles Bock’s debut novel, Beautiful Children, is a sweeping portrait of a depraved Las Vegas--from the bland misery of the suburbs to the explosive and exploitative sex industry--through… continue reading

By Communications Office   May 9, 2008    1

Veronica Chambers has written and edited for national magazines for 12 years. Her memoir Mama’s Girl was deemed “extraordinary” by People magazine and named a Best Book for Young… continue reading

By Communications Office   May 7, 2008   

Belong to Me is Marisa de los Santos’s follow-up to her New York Times bestselling novel Love Walked In . With a focus on what happens when leaps of faith and twists of fate collide with… continue reading

By Communications Office   May 5, 2008   

A native of the Scottish Highlands, Margot Livesey‘s thoughtful fiction showcases a keen wit and a wise heart. Her forthcoming novel,  The House on Fortune Street , explores multiple… continue reading

By Communications Office   May 2, 2008    2

According to Michael Kanellos, writing for the CNET News Green Tech Blog , “The Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and parent company Xerox are experimenting with a type of paper and a… continue reading

By Communications Office   May 1, 2008   

Gregory Maguire writes novels in which classic villains turn out to be heroes--and supposed heroes disappoint. In Wicked , his bestselling novel and basis for the smash Broadway musical of the… continue reading

By Communications Office   April 28, 2008   

The Free Library's website has a new RSS feature--customizable catalog search feeds. To check it out, perform a search in the Library's catalog interface by entering terms in the Find box on… continue reading

By Communications Office   April 25, 2008   

It looks like  The Original of Laura , the novel that Vladimir Nabokov was working on at the time of his death, will soon be published. As Kate Connolly of the Guardian 's books… continue reading

By Communications Office   April 23, 2008   

On Friday , April 25 , from  12:00 to 6:00 p.m. , and Saturday and Sunday ,  April 26  and 27 , from  10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. , the Friends of the Free Library will… continue reading

By Communications Office   April 21, 2008   

According to Scottish newspaper the Sunday Herald , a Strathclyde University professor of applied chemistry is working with British Library staff to devise a machine that will be able to… continue reading

By Communications Office   April 16, 2008   

Anne Perry is the author of several bestselling mystery novels featuring famed protagonists Inspector William Monk and Special Services Detective Thomas Pitt. Buckingham Palace Gardens is her… continue reading

By Communications Office   April 9, 2008    10

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