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   

The votes are in! Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prin ce is the winner! continue reading

By Emily   November 14, 2006   

Philly Plays SCRABBLE® will end its month-long program with a grand finale game to be held at the Central Library today at 4:00 p.m. Players who qualified for the semi-finals (held at the… continue reading

By Emily   November 14, 2006   

Celebrate the end of Hispanic Heritage Month (October 15th) by going to this web-based Free Library Resource . You'll find Spanish-language books, biographies of important Latinos, Latino history… continue reading

By Emily   November 14, 2006    1

“As a child, I loved to read books. The library was a window to the world, a pathway to worlds and people far from my neighborhood in Philadelphia.” Ed Bradley ("60 Minutes"… continue reading

By Emily   November 13, 2006   

"There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest… continue reading

By Emily   November 10, 2006   

Today the Paschalville Branch opens its Job Readiness Center . As a part of the Central Library’s Workplace , it will feature all sorts of helpful job-seeing resources. Sign up for an… continue reading

By Emily   November 9, 2006   

Rita Dove’s books include American Smooth, On the Bus with Rosa Parks , Mother Love , Selected Poems, Grace Notes , Thomas and Beulah (which won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry), Museum , and… continue reading

By Administrator   November 8, 2006   

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