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Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian, Arthur Schlesinger , passed away last night. Read the coverage: New York Times CNN Washington Post BBC Wall Street Journal USA Today continue reading Remembering Arthur Schlesinger

By written by Emily    March 1, 2007   

Another mysterious library caper ..... continue reading Theft at the UCLA Library

By written by Emily    March 1, 2007   

Katherine Paterson's classic novel, Bridge to Terabithia , has been released as a major motion picture. continue reading Books to Movies

By written by Emily    February 28, 2007   

On Thursday, March 1, poet Nikki Giovanni will discuss her latest book, Acolytes , at the Central Library at 8:00 p.m. If you want to go, it will cost $12 for general admission or $6 for students.… continue reading Take Five with....Nikki Giovanni

By written by Administrator    February 27, 2007   

Stellargirl gave the Free Library a shout-out on her blog! continue reading Lotta Library Love

By written by Administrator    February 26, 2007   

Henry Charles Bukowski was a prolific writer, completing thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories, and six novels during his lifetime. In the Fifties and Sixties, he worked as a letter… continue reading Poet of the Week--Charles Bukowski

By written by Administrator    February 22, 2007   

The Philadelphia Weekly gave the Free Library some love this week (scroll down to read it ). continue reading Poetry Event

By written by Administrator    February 21, 2007   

On Thursday, February 22nd, Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley will discuss her latest novel, Ten Days in the Hills , at the Central Library at 8:00 p.m. If you want to go, it will cost $12 for… continue reading Take Five with....Jane Smiley

By written by Administrator    February 20, 2007   

We here at the Free Library Blog love when you leave comments. However, we do not love spammers. Don't bother sending us messages that contain nothing but junk mail and ads--they will not be… continue reading Dear Spammers

By written by Emily    February 20, 2007   

  Jean Valentine won the Yale Younger Poets Award in 1965 for her first book, Dream Barker . Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems 1965-2003 won the 2004 National Book Award for… continue reading Poet of the Week--Jean Valentine

By written by Administrator    February 15, 2007   

The Free Library just launched it's first MySpace page! Check us out! continue reading We're On MySpace!

By written by Emily    February 14, 2007    3

Below is an excerpt of an interview between the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Andy Kahan and Walter Mosley where Mosley discusses the critical response to his latest book- Killing Johnny… continue reading Excerpt from Walter Mosley Interview

By written by Emily    February 14, 2007   

Remember how we were heckling you to ignore the several flakes of snow hovering in the sky and go to the Michael Eric Dyson lecture tonight? Well....we were....wrong. Very wrong. Apparently Mother… continue reading Defeated By the Weather

By written by Emily    February 13, 2007   

Tonight's lecture with Professor Michael Eric Dyson has been moved to 7:15! We don't want to hear those lame weather-related excuses--the man can quote Nas, Notorious B.I.G., DuBois, and Derrida in… continue reading Michael Eric Dyson

By written by Emily    February 13, 2007   

An interesting article on how to research like a Librarian.... continue reading Research Research Research

By written by Emily    February 12, 2007   

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was one of the most influential American spiritual writers of the 20th century. In his short life, he wrote over 60 books, hundreds of poems, and countless essays ranging… continue reading Poet of the Week--Thomas Merton

By written by Administrator    February 9, 2007   

This showed up in the Washington Post. continue reading A Letter About Libraries

By written by Emily    February 8, 2007   

What do you usually do with your Thursday evenings? Debate syntax and etymology? Obviously. But why not do it with the pros? This evening at 7:00 p.m., the Free Library will host “Abusage… continue reading Thursday Night is for Linguists

By written by Emily    February 8, 2007   

Read about the struggles of Saad Eskander, Director of Iraq's National Library and Archive in Baghdad. continue reading A Librarian in Baghdad

By written by Emily    February 7, 2007   

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