This week in Philly: Nov. 23-Nov. 29
Have a jamming time at the Free Library of Philadelphia Central (1901 Vine St.) when cookbook author and food blogger Marisa McClellan and farmer Ben Wenk show you how to make cranberry sauce and apple cranberry jam starting at 6 p.m.
Flavor up your week with these 5 food events: Jams, beers, chocolate
Besides Thanksgiving, here are 5 food events to keep on your radar: Learn how to make your fruits last on Monday, Nov. 23 during Fall in Love with Preserving at the Free Library of Philadelphia (1901 Vine St.). Food blogger Marisa McClellan and farmer Ben Wenk will get things started at 6 p.m. and demonstrate how to make delicious jams and answer any questions you may have.
Sundays on Stage: Pages to Pirouettes’ The Nutcracker
Bring the whole family to enjoy The Nutcracker with the actors and dancers of Pages to Pirouettes.
Ida Newman, 101; honored daughter by her philanthropy
In 1989, the Milton and Ida Newman Foundation developed and sponsored the Literacy Enrichment After-School Program at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Known as LEAP, the program provides homework assistance, computer literacy, and library skills for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, and daily literacy activities for elementary-school pupils.
Make your own | Field Reports
Can I take this home? is a question I would hear every day while in the Hotspot at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s (FLP) Village of Arts and Humanities. The “thing” in question was a MaKey MaKey, and the answer was always, “No, but you can take home what you are plugging it into!”
Museum and Gallery Events
Free Library of Philadelphia - Central Branch 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5322. www.freelibrary.org. Poe's Philadelphia: Views of the City, 1838-1844. Free. Closes 11/30.
Mary Gaitskill’s ‘The Mare’: Nonverbal speech, person to person, person to animal
Rarely do novels address social problems this honestly without capitulating to despair. Yet The Mare, miraculously, is hopeful - candid and full of ruin, but hopeful, an effort of the body fully earned. (appeared 11/23)
Broad Street Review
Mary Beard, the English classics scholar, came to the cozy Montgomery Auditorium at the Central Library to talk about her new 600-page book, which has the snappy title SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome.
Jefferson and the first war on terror
This article contains an excerpt of Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. They appeared at the Library on 11/24.
A conversation with food writer Ruth Reichl
This is a podcast of a conversation with Reichl, who appeared at the Library this October.