The Culinary Literacy Center's newest offerings and Free Library in the News: August 7-14, 2015

By Samantha M. RSS Fri, August 14, 2015

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The Culinary Literacy Center nourishes more than minds
We're proud to know that, as part of being a 21st Century Library, the Culinary Literacy Center offers all Philadelphians lifelong learning and a welcoming, well-laden kitchen table too. This article takes a look at the Culinary Literacy Center and captures what it's like to be there among the clattering spoons and chatter of cooks! Take a look at the new events at the CLC for this fall and get updates always at

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Meet New York Time Bestselling Author Jennifer Weiner
For those of you enjoy these books, we have some exciting news to share — Jennifer Weiner, author of popular books like Good in Bed and In Her Shoes, will be at the Free Library of Philadelphia on Tuesday, August 11, at 7:30 p.m. to discuss her new novel Who Do You Love.


Galleries: For galleries, it’s the season to indulge
The Free Library's Parkway Central Library is brimming with photographs, prints, and paintings of this city, but you might not be aware of its collection of works by Augustus Kollner (1816-1906), a German-born painter and printer who moved to Philadelphia in 1840 and spent the rest of his life and long career here.


New cell phone towers for Papal Visit near Parkway Central Library
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Bar mitzvah project gets synagogue’s hearing-impaired in the loop
In addition to the synagogue, which installed its loop in November, a variety of local venues have these systems in place, according to the Pennsylvania office of the Hearing Loss Association of America. Among them are the Town and Country Players theater in Buckingham and the Free Library of Philadelphia, which installed one this year in its Montgomery Auditorium, where visiting authors speak.


Want to grow old in Philadelphia? Take this survey
It takes between five and ten minutes to complete. If you know anyone with limited internet access, physical copies are available at Free Library locations across the city.


Summer activities for kids and families | Week of Aug. 10
Features events like a Graphic Novels and Comics discussion group at Lillian Marrero and storytelling at the Oval hosted by the Free Library


Former President Jimmy Carter says he has cancer, will undergo treatment in Atlanta
Includes photo from FLP visit with caption: A Carter Center spokeswoman says the prognosis for former President Jimmy Carter, seen promoting a book last month at the Free Library in Philadelphia, "is excellent for a full recovery.”


Location, extent of Carter’s cancer will govern his options
Includes photo from FLP visit with caption: Former President Jimmy Carter poses for photographs at an event for his new book "A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety at the Free Library in Philadelphia. Carter is expected to make a full recovery after having an operation Monday, Aug. 3, to remove a small mass in his liver, according to a spokeswoman.


How to: Dress your salad for success
Join me for a “Best-Dressed” Cooking Class at the Philadelphia Free Library’s Culinary Literacy Center and I’ll show you how simple it is to whip up a variety of DIY salad dressings in less than 5 minutes.


Weekly Almanac
A roundup of local programming and events including those at several neighborhood libraries


Around South Philly 8-13-2015
Photo: Loretta Lombardi read from her “I’m Hot, You’re Hot” cookbook for the Aug. 5 Happy and Healthy Living Workshop at the Fumo Family Branch, 2437 S. Broad St.


Who Do You Love? Jennifer Weiner Knows
Like any self-respecting Jewish person attending a big gathering, Jennifer Weiner brought a little something for the people who showed up to see her speak at the Free Library of Philadelphia on Tuesday night.

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