Free Library in the News: May 18-22, 2015

By Samantha M. RSS Fri, May 22, 2015

There are Infinite Reasons to Love This Photographer and Her 97-year old Muse
She spent thirty five years working at the Free Library of Philadelphia as a commercial illustrator, though self-portraits remained her specialty. Now, at 97 years old, Ulmer has devoted her life to creative expression, working in media ranging from pastels, watercolor and India ink, to prints, silkscreen, ceramics, jewelry and poetry.

11 Things to Do in Philly This Week
It's books and beer this Monday evening as the Free Library's Raven Society presents a rooftop biergarten on their Skyline Terrace. Young professionals are invited to take in stunning city views, beer, music, and entertainment throughout the night.


The Raven Society Hosts a German-Inspired Rooftop Beer Garden At The Parkway Central Library Tonight, May 18
Spend tonight hanging out on the skyline terrace at the Free Library of Philadelphia as the Raven Society, the Free Library of Philadelphia’s young friends group, hosts a German-inspired rooftop beer garden to kick off summer.


Curator Judith Tannanbaum to teach MFA Class This Summer
Judith Tannenbaum, the former Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), will teach a Professional Practices Seminar to Moore’s Studio Art MFA students this summer. She is also working across the Parkway, curating the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Framing Fraktur exhibition, Word & Image: Contemporary Artists Connect to Fraktur, on view through June 14.


Free Library of Philadelphia: Philadelphia Out-of-School Time Literacy Initiative
Now in its 15th year, the Philadelphia Out-of-School Time Literacy Initiative (POSTLI) works to improve the literacy skills of youth grades K-12 with the intention of increasing engagement in learning and an aspiration for educational excellence.


Job fair preview
Video clip


Three neighborhood libraries added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places: Walnut Street West, Chestnut Hill, and Lillian Marrero
Preservation Alliance’s May enews
(No digital link)


Simone Zelitch and Jabari Asim and the Central Library
Join Simone Zelitch as she celebrates the release of her novel, Waveland, at the Central Library. Simone will be accompanied by Jabari Asim, the editor of the NAACP "The Crisis" Magazine" and author of Only the Strong. (appeared 5/18)


Michael Lewis: Flash boys
Radio National Australia repackaging of Author Events podcast (Lewis appeared 3/27)


Questions of Practice: Bob and Roberta Smith on Art as Adovacy
Video clip of artist featured in Word & Image exhibition as part of Framing Fraktur 

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