Author Events Galore and Free Library in the News: August 3-7, 2015

By Samantha M. RSS Fri, August 7, 2015

This week's press round-up is sparse, but gives a preview of some exciting author events happening at the Library soon and also looks back at a couple fun past events . From chick-lit machine Jennifer Weiner to punk poet Patti Smith, from former President Jimmy Carter to femist funny-woman Caitlin Moran, so many fascinating people have graced and will visit the Free Library! Stay tuned to for more information.


Lyle, Lyle Curator and Friends
Featuring Leonard S. Marcus, curator of Lyle, Lyle Crocodile and Friends and leading writer about children’s books and the people who create them; Patrick Rodgers, curator at the Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia and former curator of the Maurice Sendak Collection; and illustrator Paulis Waber, Bernard Waber’s daughter.


In ‘A Full Life,’ Jimmy Carter at 90 remains a wise truth teller
Former President Jimmy Carter undergoes liver operation
Photos at FLP: Former President Jimmy Carter hands a copy of his new book "A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety," to Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Friday, July 10, 2015, at the Free Library in Philadelphia.


Caitlin Moran Writes ‘How to Build A Girl’ to Counter ’50 Shades of Grey’
In a first for the staid library, she lifted up her shirt and moved her loose stomach skin into a smile which she has dubbed the feminist smile. (includes photo at FLP) Appeared 7/9


‘In Her Shoes’ author Jennifer Weiner signs new novel                                                                             
The author of "In Her Shoes," the Philly-based novel adapted into a film starring Cameron Diaz and Shirley MacLaine, will sign copies of her new story Tuesday, August 11.


Jennifer Weiner
Weiner, who grew up in Connecticut but calls Philly home, has worked as a reporter in central Pennsylvania, in Kentucky and at The Philadelphia Inquirer. She’s currently a contributing writer for The New York Times and has been published in dozens of magazines, including Redbook, Glamour and Cosmopolitan. (appears 8/11)


Patti Smith’s book tour will stop at the Free Library of Philadelphia
In addition to M Train, Smith is also releasing a collection of lyrics to coincide with the 40th anniversary of her seminal 1975 album Horses. The book tour in support of these brings Smith to the Free Library of Philadelphia on Friday, November 6th.

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