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   

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   

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