Holiday Gift Guide: Experiences
The Rosenbach: Tucked away in a historic townhouse on Delancey Place is a bibliophile’s dream: a small but comprehensive library and museum devoted to all things literary.
Craft NOW Philadelphia puts focus on the ‘workshop of the world’
Book Paper Scissors, an artist's book fair, will feature art books, prints, handmade paper, zines, paper sculpture, jewelry, at the Free Library from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Jimmy Carter to participate in Memphis home-building project
Article includes photo from Carter’s visit to FLP (7/10/15)
What’s holding back digital inclusion efforts in Philadelphia?
The TLC, a partnership of Philly groups and individuals who support digital inclusion efforts, held its third annual conference at the Free Library of Philadelphia last Friday.
Jimmy Carter says he feels fine, keeps busy despite cancer
Includes photo from Carter’s visit to FLP (7/10/15)
Jim Kenney starts Election Day where he grew up
Sporting a blue suit and a smile, he started his day just after 8:30 a.m. at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Whitman Branch at Second and Snyder streets.
Museum celebrates ‘Alice in Wonderland’
As part of the 150th anniversary of the book’s release, the Rosenbach Museum, started by Rosenbach himself, is holding an exhibit on the book and its influence on popular culture.
Philadelphia’s Maker Jawn program
Scissors, fabric, paper, markers and hot glue guns are all in motion as the girls rummage through a wall of supplies to augment their endeavors. They’re participating in the Maker Jawn Initiative, an intergenerational program of the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Libraries: Rich source of culture (and clean restrooms)
The Free Library of Philadelphia's Rare Book Department is hosting "Sacred Stories: The World's Religious Traditions" through January. Religious texts dating to medieval times are on display, including Martin Luther's first German New Testament, printed in 1522.
What to do in Philadelphia Nov. 5-8
The latest creation from the Godmother of Punk is essentially an autobiography, focusing on the cafes and hangouts she worked in throughout the world. (appears 11/6)
Patti Smith heading out on M Train book tour
The sequel to her award-winning 2010 memoir Just Kids, M Train journeys through 18 “stations,” representing various turning points in Smith’s life. (appears 11/6)
215 Festival: Urban rave, literary fest, dance-party freakout
He contacted famed writers like McSweeney's founder Dave Eggers, and prompted them to read at the festival, then held at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Calendar: November 4-11
Author of New York Times bestsellers Knocking On Heaven’s Door and Warped Passages, influential theoretical physicist Lisa Randall discusses her new book Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe. (appeared 11/9)
Radio Times in Review: Revolutionary War edition
Features Jill Lepore (appeared 12/2014) and Sarah Vowell (appeared 10/21)
Historian Stacy Schiff on the Salem Witch Trials
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian STACY SCHIFF uses historical research to unpack the events surrounding the Salem witch trials in her new book The Witches: Salem, 1692. (appeared 11/2)