Free Library in the News: February 23-27, 2015

By Samantha M. RSS Fri, February 27, 2015

Nutter announces 2015 Dilworth Award winners
Philly.com
A $1,000 award for excellence in customer service, also new this year, went to Ann Hornbach, head librarian at the Torresdale Neighborhood Library. “She is dedicated to the children and families of her community, and she brings a tireless sense of service to ensuring that all children have the ability to read and learn,” said Siobhan Reardon, President and Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Been There, Do This: NinetyNine’s full interview with Mayor Nutter transcribed
WHYY Newsworks
Mayor Nutter interview: “What I can tell you though is, they talk about necessity being the mother of invention, when you look at what's happened over the past few years as a result of the economic crisis, you see that Siobhan Reardon [President and Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia] and the folks over at the Free Library of Philadelphia have done a spectacular job in increasing techonology usage, computer usage and making materials available to people who want to use the service.”

 

Philly author pens a first: An Archie Comics f-bomb
Philly.com
Not only is the latest "Black Hood" a milestone in Archie comics-dom, it also takes place in Philly, where Swierczynski sets many of his stories, including his works as a crime novelist. In fact, this week also sees the publication of his new book, Canary, about a college coed-turned-confidential informant. He'll speak about Canary on Thursday at the Free Library of Philadelphia, along with Laura Lippman. (appeared 2/26)

 

#PhillyFive Things to Do: Feb. 23, 2015
Philly.com
For a Black History Month commemoration: “Partway to Freedom,” a new opera from Pennsylvania composer Cynthia Cozette paints a verbal picture of the services of African Americans during the Civil War. Hear portions of the opera at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Central Branch starting at 7 p.m., followed by a talk on the Civil War.

 

#PhillyFive Things to Do: Feb, 24, 2015
Philly.com
For a look into the mob: Veteran crime reporter for the Inquirer, George Anastasia comes to the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Central Branch (1901 Vine St.) at 7:30 p.m. to discuss his book, “Gotti’s Rules: The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, and the Demise of the American Mafia,” an in-depth account at the New York family.

 

Calendar: February 18-25
Philadelphia Weekly
In conjunction with the Free Library’s “One Book, One Philadelphia” program, Asian Arts Initiative presents a special “family style” showcase exploring the experiences of children affected by immigration…In honor of Black History Month, the Wynnefield branch of the Free Library screens 42, the biographical film following baseball legend Jackie Robinson as he breaks the color line and becomes the first African-American player in Major League Baseball, debuting as first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

 

15 Things to Do in Philly This Week
Phillymag.com
Students from Holy Redeemer Elementary School will help ring in the Year of the Sheep at the Independence Branch of the Free Library with this free program. Watch traditional Chinese dances and listen to a master storyteller present captivating folk-tales.

 

Top Things to Do in Philadelphia Today, Feb. 25
CBS Local
Help usher in the year of the sheep/goat with the Free Library’s (duh) free celebration. Starting at 12:30 p.m., guests can watch traditional Chinese dance performances, hear folk tales from a storyteller and listen to drummers.

 

Illuminating the Present with the Past: Fraktur at the Free Library of Philadelphia
Freemans Auction
Feature story with spread in this magazine. The link goes to a pdf version, where the article starts on 61/88 (page 58-60 in the magazine).

 

#PhillyFive Things to Do: Feb. 26, 2015
Philly.com
F
or a competition: Student-created breakfast meals will be judged at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Culinary Literacy Center for the Culinary Voice competition, in which the winning dish will be served at all Philadelphia school district cafeterias.

 

Can this map expert settle every neighborhood border dispute in the history of Philadelphia?
Citypaper.net
One man, Richard Boardman, spent the last three years working from his post at the Free Library researching the evolution of these neighborhood names and creating an extensive and annotated catalog of those monikers.

 

Bob & Roberta Smith included in Framing Fraktur at the Free Library of Philadelphia
Pierogi2000.com
Bob & Roberta Smith is including in “Framing Fraktur,” on view at the Free Library of Philadelphia. The show opens on Monday, March 2 which includes a performance, curatorial tours, an artist panel, and reception.

 

The Historian: Fraktur, the folk art of the Pa. German
Berksmontnews.com
The premier collections of fraktur today are held by the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Winterthur Museum. Additionally, the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center in Pennsburg has an outstanding collection.

 

Orphan Train: Learning from a book about resilency
Delconewsnetwork.com
It is a Sunday afternoon at the Haverford Township Free Library and one of the first events to explore the book Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. The book was selected as the One Book One Philadelphia for 2015. One Book, One Philadelphia is an annual program to promote reading, literacy, and libraries, and encourage the greater Philadelphia area to come together through reading and discussing one single book.

 

Weekend Events in Philly & Beyond: February 28- March 1
Achildgrows.com
There are so many amazing events, from the start of the flower show to Sundays on Stage at the Free Library, it’s practically an embarrassment of riches.

 

Andorra Library to launch Teen Reading Lounge
Montgomerynews.com
Could you survive in a world without oil? The Andorra Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia is asking its teen readers that question as part of its new initiative, Teen Reading Lounge. According to Andorra Branch Teen Librarian, the theme of the program which begins March 21 will focus on conservations and survival.

 

Breakfast burrito a winner in school culinary test
Philly.com
Randolph's winning recipe, cooked up by a team of students at the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center on Thursday morning, will appear on the menu at all 86 of the district's full-service cafeterias. (For a photo gallery, click here.)

 

Radio Times in Review: Author Amos Oz, Basketball icon Dr. J, Guitarist Tommy Emmanuel
WHYY
Coming up on today’s edition of Radio Times in Review, we’ll hear Marty’s 2011 discussion from Israeli writer, AMOS OZ, whose first book, Where the Jackals Howl, was published 50 years ago. (appeared Oct. 2011)

 

Calendar: Feb. 25-March 4
Philadelphia Weekly
In honor of Black History Month, the Wynnefield branch of the Free Library screens 42, the biographical film following baseball legend Jackie Robinson as he breaks the color line and becomes the first African-American player in Major League Baseball, debuting as first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947… The bestselling author of the Tess Monaghan series joins forces with Philadelphia novelist Duane Swierczynski, author of the Charlie Hardy trilogy, for a talk on the art of the crime novel. (appeared 2/26)

 

Calendar: Feb. 25-March 4
Philadelphia Weekly
In honor of Black History Month, the Wynnefield branch of the Free Library screens 42, the biographical film following baseball legend Jackie Robinson as he breaks the color line and becomes the first African-American player in Major League Baseball, debuting as first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947… The bestselling author of the Tess Monaghan series joins forces with Philadelphia novelist Duane Swierczynski, author of the Charlie Hardy trilogy, for a talk on the art of the crime novel. (appeared 2/26)


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