Free Library in the News: November 10-14, 2014

By Samantha M. Fri, November 14, 2014

Maker Jawn Initiative at Free Library of Philadelphia to Expand to Adults with IMLS Grant
Library Journal
“We certainly haven’t finished exploration of on-the-floor Maker programming with young people, but with this grant, we decided that we really wanted to explore [whether] it is possible to do the same thing with a cross-generational audience.” Theresa Ramos, program development coordinator for FLP, told LJ.

 

Around South Philly
South Philly Review
This photo spread includes a picture from the Fumo Family’s Haunted House celebration on October 29.

 

Gay To Do: Alan Cumming, #GayMenUnite & more
Philly.com
Beloved star of stage and screen and “one of the most fun people in show business”, Alan Cumming is stopping by the Free Library of Philadelphia (1901 Vine St.) on Monday, November 17th,

 

#PhillyFive Things to Do: Nov. 13, 2014
Philly.com
For an A-lister: Dating Jack Nicholson, fame, having a renowned father — it’s all in a day’s work for Anjelica Huston, who visits the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Central Branch (1901 Vine St.) to chat with Inquirer film critic Steven Rea tonight at 7:30 p.m. (Appeared November 13)

 

Rosenbach in the News
Rosenbach sues Sendak Foundation over rare books
Philadelphia Inquirer
The executors of Maurice Sendak's will have not complied with his wishes to bequeath his multimillion-dollar rare-book collection to the Rosenbach Museum and Library and for the revered author and illustrator's work to continue to be displayed at the Rosenbach. So claims a lawsuit filed last week in northern Fairfield County, Conn., in which the Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia asks the state's probate court to compel individuals who overlap as executors of the estate and officers of the Maurice Sendak Foundation to carry out Sendak's wishes.

 

Museum Sues Sendak Estate Over Rare Books
NYTimes Arts Beat Blog
The Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia has sued the estate of Maurice Sendak, who died in 2012, claiming that the estate is withholding a collection of rare books that Sendak promised to the library in his will.

 

Book News: Battle Over Maurice Sendak's Book Collection Sparks A Lawsuit
NPR.org
The Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia has filed a lawsuit against Sendak's estate, alleging that the Sendak trustees have failed to comply with the terms of his will. In the will, according to the lawsuit, Sendak requests that much of his rare book collection — as well as many of his own writings and illustrations — remain in Philadelphia to be displayed at the museum, with which Sendak shared a decades-long relationship.

 

Rosenbach Museum Sues Maurice Sendak Estate
Philly Mag Blog
Philadelphia’s Rosenbach Museum and Library is suing Maurice Sendak’s estate, saying the late author intended to bequeath his book collection to the museum, and for his work to continue to be displayed there.

Philly Museum Sues to Gain Control of Sendak Library Worth Millions
Art Net News
The Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia has filed a lawsuit against the estate of Maurice Sendak, claiming executors are withholding parts of the library that were earmarked for the museum in the author's will.

 

Shelf Life
Entertainment Weekly
Philadelphia’s Rosenbach Museum and Library has sued Sendak’s estate, claiming it hasn’t honored Sendak’s wishes for his multimillion-dollar rare-book collection to go to the Rosenbach after his death.

 

Museum and gallery events
Philly.com
Listing: Rosenbach Museum & Library 2008-2010 Delancey Pl.; 215-732-1600. www.rosenbach.org. Bescribbled, Nibbled & Dog-Eared: Early American Children's Books. $10; $8 seniors; $5 students & youth 5-18; free under 5. Tue., Fri. noon-5 pm; Wed.-Thu. noon-8 pm; Sat.-Sun. noon-6 pm; closed Mon. and holidays.

 

7Days: Regional arts and entertainment
Philly.com
Although Patricia Lockwood is only unofficially known as "the Poet Laureate of Twitter," we should just go ahead and make it her title (should come with a crown, though, or a pair of nice shoes). (Appeared November 10)

 

10 Things To Do In Philly This Week: Guilty Pleasures at the Franklin Institute, Anjelica Huston at the Free Library, Asian American Film Festival and More
Philly Mag Blog
Academy Award-winning actress, Anjelica Huston, will discuss her new coming-of-age memoir, Watch Me, at the Central Library this Thursday evening. 

 

Philadelphia Weekly Calendar
Philly Weekly
Whether you know her as Morticia Addams, Maerose Prizzi or Etheline Tenenbaum, you won’t want to miss the Academy Award-winning actress when she comes to town to discuss her new book, Watch Me, A Memoir. (Appeared November 13)

 

Broken Windows: Neighborhood Reconciles Its Past and Future
The Spirit of the River Wards
Stacy doesn’t spend all of her time grappling with others– most days she uses the library’s services to overcome her dyslexia. "The lady at the library gets a CD and she puts the stuff on the [the screen]," Stacy said. "So I can read and I’m trying to memorize words."


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