President Carter Visits and Free Library in the News: July 13-17, 2015

By Samantha M. Fri, July 17, 2015

Top Press Mention in the News:

Magnet Carter
"Kinsley, who wore a small "It's my birthday!" balloon and pin, spent most of her morning yesterday waiting with her family in line at the Free Library of Philadelphia just to get a book signed." Of course, a visit to the Free Library by Former President Jimmy Carter gets the spot for the top press mention of the week! We were honored to have Carter stop by with his newest memoir A Full Life. He was personable and in good cheer for the whole afternoon, graciously accepting compliments and gifts from visitors.

More Press:

PHOTO: Mayor Nutter Poses with Jimmy Carter at the Free Library
Jimmy Carter poses with Mayor Michael Nutter, just back from a diplomacy trip to Mexico. The Mayor stopped by the Free Library to welcome the former president, who was on hand to sign his new book, A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety, for hundreds of people who waited in line to meet him.


Former President Jimmy Carter Signs His New Book “A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety” at the Free Library of Philadelphia in Philadelphia
Gallery of photos taken at FLP on June 10, 2015


Jimmy Carter reflects on a long life
The former president came to the Free Library in Philadelphia Friday to sign copies of his latest book "A Full Life, Reflections at Ninety." The book includes his thoughts on his 69-year marriage to Rosalyn Carter, his political career, his upbringing and the years after he left office.


Five useful things you didn’t know about the Free Library
There’s a center for entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and a place to find government documents, too.


The Spot: Metropolitan Bakery
And they [Metropolitan Bakery] became a co-sponsor of H.O.M.E. Page Cafe in the Philadelphia Free Library, which provides employment for formerly homeless teens and adults.


Jimmy Carter at FLP
ABC video clip #1 and video clip #2 and video clip #3
CBS video clip #1 and video clip #2 and video clip #3
NBC video clip #1 and video clip #2


Teachers upbeat after weeklong literacy training
Jennie Bogoni, the new director of the city’s READ! by 4th initiative, said that the campaign can’t be successful without high-quality teachers who are trained to do this work. “The K-3 teacher population is diverse, with educators of various backgrounds,” Bogoni said. Bringing them together with each other, and with their principals and other administrators, is “groundbreaking,” she said.

Teaching kids to read is much harder thank you think
Literacy expert Nell Duke has said that teaching children to read is like rocket science. She brought that message to Philadelphia on Tuesday, when she addressed key players in the city’s READ! by 4th campaign, a collaboration of educators, organizations, and businesses dedicated to having all 4th graders proficient in reading by 2020.


Sen. Hughes kicks off ‘Read to Succeed’ program
Hughes said he focused on reading, as that ability provides the key to unlimited knowledge and resources for the youth. The program is in partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia, School District of Philadelphia, Wills Eye Hospital, Wyncote Foundation, Wells Fargo, Neubauer Family Foundation, Stoneridge Investments, Children’s Literacy Initiative, and the Philadelphia Eagles Youth Partnership.


Thurber’s Veterans
Librarian Larry Dugan had a poem published in the National Review!


Autism/Autismo: Films Reach Diverse Audiences with Families’ Personal Stories
Krivit and her Drexel student collaborators are next due to release the film “Autism for Hispanic and Latino Families.” It will premiere at two events at Free Library of Philadelphia branches in North Philadelphia and South Philadelphia.

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