Don't forget, this weekend marks the third annual Free Library Festival! We have something for everyone, with readings, performances, a literary street fair, and tasty treats! Look for our guide… continue reading

By Shannon G   April 17, 2009    3

April is National Poetry Month, so stop by the Independence Foundation Poetry Corner (Room 108 of the Parkway Central Library) during the Free Library Festival this weekend and listen to readings… continue reading

By Shannon G   April 13, 2009    10

In just a week and a half, the third annual Free Library Festival will be taking over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Parkway Central Library for a burst of books, music, and inspiration for… continue reading

By Administrator   April 8, 2009    9

The Free Library of Philadelphia received the set of 50 translated books of modern Japanese fiction, non-fiction and graphic novels thanks to a grant from Toyota Motor Corporation to the… continue reading

By RB-Collection Development Librarian   March 13, 2009    8

Got any plans tomorrow night? Well now you do—it’s your last chance to participate in the 2009 One Film program! This year, One Film featured Julian Schnabel’s Basquiat , and… continue reading

By Shannon G   March 10, 2009    5

Attention all spirited spellers! The Free Library of Philadelphia is proud to host the Philadelphia Tribune /Scripps Howard Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 14. Open to Philadelphia public,… continue reading

By Shannon G   February 26, 2009    2

Now entering its sixth week, One Book, One Philadelphia continues to offer engaging events for the whole community. Whether you’re drawn to The Soloist 's themes of homelessness or classical… continue reading

By Shannon G   February 24, 2009    3

Calling all movie lovers! A special opening night screening at Moore College of Art and Design tonight at 7:00 p.m. marks the official start of the second annual One Film program. Through March… continue reading

By Shannon G   February 18, 2009    26

Can you believe we’re almost a month into the  One Book, One Philadelphia program ? In the past several weeks, library locations and community organizations have hosted a variety of… continue reading

By Shannon G   February 12, 2009    3

Booklovers across the world mourned the death of contemporary American writer John Updike on Tuesday, January 27. The author, who counted the award-winning Rabbit series among his bestsellers,… continue reading

By Shannon G   January 28, 2009    7

Now that the seventh season of One Book, One Philadelphia is underway, I want to hear from you! Were you one of the 700+ people who attended the kick-off at Parkway Central for the kick off on… continue reading

By Shannon G   January 28, 2009    1

As the United States is celebrating on this historic inauguration day, take some time to read about the lives of our new President and Vice President.  Free Library librarians have put… continue reading

By Jen W.   January 20, 2009    12

Do you have any plans to celebrate the historic inauguration next week? Parkway Central will have a television set up in the Main Lobby, so feel free to stop by on Tuesday to catch a glimpse of… continue reading

By Shannon G   January 16, 2009    13

Looking for an antidote to the post-holiday blues, chilly temps, and lack of sun in the coming months? Well grab your copy of The Soloist (you can borrow it from any branch of the Free Library)… continue reading

By Shannon G   January 13, 2009    91

Whether it's classic poems and literature, ties to Philadelphia, spooky undertones, or a great performance that interests you, the Free Library of Philadelphia's celebration of Edgar Allan… continue reading

By Administrator   December 29, 2008    13

This is that time of the year when we start to see a multitude of "Best of...." lists.  One of my favorites is always The New York Times "Notable Books of..." for… continue reading

By Anne L.    December 4, 2008    23

As we mentioned last month , the Free Library was proud to host two National Book Award nominees during the fall author events series. Marilynne Robinson’s Home was nominated under the… continue reading

By Shannon G   November 25, 2008    4

Some of the country’s hottest graphic artists recently visited Parkway Central and enthralled more than 400 fans during the Graphic Novels Panel. Featuring Art Spiegelman, Chip Kidd, Jessica… continue reading

By Shannon G   November 21, 2008    1

Looking to write your breakout success as a novelist but lacking the motivation to put pen to paper? National Novel Writing Month comes to the rescue with a simple yet seemingly daunting task:… continue reading

By Shannon G   November 13, 2008   

A favorite among fans of science fiction, author Michael Crichton passed away on November 4 at the age of 66 after battling cancer. The author of more than a dozen bestselling books that leaned… continue reading

By Shannon G   November 10, 2008    11

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