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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 Take Five with....Edith Grossman

By written 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 Philly Plays SCRABBLE® Winners

By written by Emily    November 16, 2006   

Editor's Note 9-25-2019: These free passes are no longer being offered. The Please Touch Museum has donated Play Passes to the Free Library! Stop by one of the participating branches for your… continue reading Go to the Please Touch Museum for FREE!

By written by Administrator    November 15, 2006    3

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 Galway Kinnell Visits

By written by Emily    November 15, 2006   

The votes are in! Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prin ce is the winner! continue reading Teens' Favorite Young Adult Book

By written 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 Scrabble® Grand Finale

By written 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 Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

By written 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 The Library Remembers...Ed Bradley

By written 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 Check Out the New Andrew Carnegie Book

By written 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 written 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 Poem of the Week--Rita Dove

By written by Administrator    November 8, 2006   

On November 8, 2006 , the Lehigh Avenue Branch (601 W. Lehigh Ave) will celebrate its 100th Anniversary and be named in honor of former Branch Librarian, Lillian Marrero . There will be… continue reading Lehigh Anniversary and Renaming

By written by Emily    November 7, 2006   

Tomorrow is Election Day! Find out your polling place and other important facts at: www.canivote.org . continue reading Can I Vote?

By written by Emily    November 6, 2006   

Yesterday's free afternoon lecture by Richard Dawkins was attended by a full house in the Montgomery Auditorium as well as overflow crowds watching the simulcast. He was introduced by Tony Auth,… continue reading Richard Dawkins Speaks to a Rapt Audience

By written by Emily    November 3, 2006   

The great American novelist William Styron once wrote: "Most books, like their authors, are born to die; of only a few books can it be said that death has no dominion over them; they live, and… continue reading In Memory of William Styron

By written by Emily    November 2, 2006   

Sherman Alexie was raised on the Spokane Indian reservation in Wellpinit, Washington. He was born with water in his brain and was not expected to live. Even when he did, doctors predicted he would… continue reading Poet of the Week - Sherman Alexie

By written by Administrator    November 1, 2006   

The Philadelphia Weekly put the Free Library's upcoming Richard Dawkins lecture (tomorrow at noon) in its A List lineup. Journalist Matt Prigge wrote, "In his recent book Why Darwin Matters: The… continue reading The Philadelphia Weekly Puts Us on the A List

By written by Emily    November 1, 2006   

We here at the Free Library love Amy Sedaris. Not just because she visited us here last month. Or that she's funny. Or related to David Sedaris. Which doesn't hurt. But because she's now an… continue reading Ghosts, Ghouls, and Amy Sedaris

By written by Emily    October 31, 2006   

Natalie Pompilio article . Damon C. Williams article. continue reading One Book, One Philadelphia Media Coverage

By written by Emily    October 31, 2006   

Today at 11:00 a.m., a press conference was held in the Central Library's Main Lobby to announce the featured title for 2007's One Book, One Philadelphia . Carlos Eire's 2003 National Book… continue reading 2007 One Book, One Philadelphia Selection Announced

By written by Emily    October 30, 2006   

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