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It's hard to imagine that we weren't aware of BookMooch before today, but then again, the internet is a wild and wacky place and sometimes a gem falls through the cracks. If you're a bibliophile,… continue reading What Will They Think of Next?

By written by Emily    April 3, 2007   

You may have noticed that we here at the Free Library Blog have a thing for poetry. In short, we're all about it. And for us, the fact that April is National Poetry Month sort of makes up for… continue reading National Poetry Month

By written by Administrator    April 2, 2007   

  Peter Meinke is a contemporary author who has penned fourteen books of poems and short stories, and received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, the Flannery O'Connor… continue reading Poet of the Week--Peter Meinke

By written by Administrator    March 30, 2007   

Do you like to put books on hold to pick up at your local branch? We'd like to remind you that the Free Library can notify you by email when your books arrive. However, you must provide the… continue reading Notification of Holds

By written by Emily    March 30, 2007    1

Guess who is coming to the Free Library's first annual Philadelphia Book Festival ? That's right--the godmother of punk herself--Patti Smith! continue reading Patti Smith and the FLP

By written by Emily    March 29, 2007   

On March 31, the Central Library will host its annual exhibition, lecture, and fundraiser for the Print and Picture Collection (named to honor its distinguished Curator Emeritus, Robert Looney),… continue reading The 8th Robert F. Looney Memorial Event and Exhibition

By written by Emily    March 26, 2007   

This week, in celebration of Improv Week, the Free Library will hold two evenings of comedic improvisation (tonight at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, March 28th, at 7:00 p.m.) with Philadelphia's… continue reading Improv on the Parkway

By written by Emily    March 26, 2007   

Strange bedfellows, it's true. However, the Brooklyn Public Library and Netflix, Inc. might just make it work. continue reading Netflix and Libraries???

By written by Emily    March 23, 2007   

Paul Celan (born Paul Antesche) was born in Romania in 1920. He was raised in a Jewish family speaking Romanian, French, and Russian. When World War II began, his family was deported to the Nazi… continue reading Poet of the Week--Paul Celan

By written by Administrator    March 22, 2007   

  Jonathan Lethem will read at the Central Library tomorrow, March 22, at 7:00 p.m. for FREE. His latest work is called You Don’t Love Me Yet , a comic novel set in Los Angeles. He took… continue reading Take Five with....Jonathan Lethem

By written by Administrator    March 21, 2007   

This year, 50 Cent rolls out his new publishing venture . continue reading G-Unit Books

By written by Emily    March 20, 2007   

We know you spend all day reading the Free Library Blog archive and reveling in its brilliance, but we don't want anyone getting carpal tunnel syndrome. Click here for some nifty exercises that… continue reading Take a Break

By written by Emily    March 20, 2007   

The Somali-born member of the Dutch parliament, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, will read at the Central Library tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. Although the lecture is sold out, Ali is not popular in many political… continue reading Ayaan Hirsi Ali Visits Tomorrow Night

By written by Emily    March 19, 2007   

James Wright was born in 1927 in Ohio to a family mired in poverty. He joined the army after school and was stationed in Japan. After his service, he went to Kenyon College on the G.I. Bill, and… continue reading Poet of the Week--James Wright

By written by Administrator    March 16, 2007   

Elizabeth Alexander won this first annual prize of $50,000. continue reading Jackson Poetry Prize Announced

By written by Emily    March 16, 2007   

Publisher Scholastic Corp. is--the publishing group will release 12 MILLION COPIES of the first U.S. printing on July 21. Get ready.... continue reading Are You Ready for Potter Mania?

By written by Emily    March 15, 2007   

That's right. Tea, pastries, and internet are in the works over at Central. continue reading Internet Cafe Coming to Central!!!

By written by Emily    March 14, 2007   

Today, Carlos Eire, author of the 2007 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection, Waiting for Snow in Havana , will enjoy lunch and tea with the patrons of the Falls of Schuylkill and Chestnut… continue reading Sup with Carlos Eire

By written by Emily    March 13, 2007   

Colum McCann will read with John Banville tomorrow night (March 13) at the Central Library at 7:00 p.m. for FREE. His most recent work, Dancer , is a fictional biography that has received much… continue reading Take Five with....Colum McCann

By written by Administrator    March 12, 2007   

John Banville will read tomorrow night (March 13) with Colum McCann at the Central Library at 7:00 p.m. for FREE. His Christine Falls has been called "a triumph, of classical crime fiction,… continue reading Take Five with...John Banville

By written by Administrator    March 12, 2007   

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