Free Library in the News: November 30-December 4, 2015

By Samantha M. RSS Fri, December 4, 2015

“Alice and Wonderland” at 150
CBS news
"She demanded that he write it down for her," said Judith Guston, a curator at Philadelphia's Rosenbach Library, home to another Alice-themed exhibit. "And this is what created the story that we know today."


Mayoral Award at Free Library
Video clip


Bedbugs Found at Two Libraries
The discovery of bedbugs has forced several branches of the Free Library to temporarily close.


Bedbugs Force Closure of Philadelphia Libraries
NBC Philadelphia
A lot more than books are making their way into Philadelphia's Free Public Library Branches.


Mysterious Traveler—Anthony DeCarlo
Guitarist Anthony DeCarlo will be our next guest artist in the Mysterious Traveler Concert Series.


‘Star Wars’ Inspired Events in Philadelphia
CBS Philly
Are you as excited for the new Star Wars movie as the Free Library of Philadelphia is?


Haddington Branch Library Celebrates 100 Years in Overbrook
CBS Philly
Library manager Frank Bonifante says Haddington has been a “cornerstone in the community” at 65th Street and Girard Avenue.


Branching Out 12-3-2015
Round up of branch programming


Signings and Readings
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Listing of upcoming author events


Radio Times in Review: Cartooning edition
First, we’ll hear from the man who decides which cartoons are worthy to grace the pages of The New Yorker, BOB MANKOFF. We’ll also listen to Marty’s interview with frequent New Yorker cartoonist ROZ CHAST, who joined us last year to discuss her graphic memoir, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant. (appeared 4/2014 and 5/2014)


Pop-Up! The Hirschfeld Century: Portrait of an Artist and his Age
The Transition Network
Al Hirschfeld redefined caricature with his mastery of line. (appearing 12/7)

Calendar: December 2-9
Mentions Wonderland Ball and Jason Gay author event (appearing 12/8)


Dan Ephron’s ‘Killing a King’
As Jerusalem Bureau Chief for Newsweek, DAN EPHRON covered both the rally where Rabin was assassinated and the subsequent murder trial. (appeared 12/3)


FSS Book Fair and Pop-Up Shop
Check out the line up at the Free Library this December. You will find some great events for children, families, teens, and adults.


Philadelphia Author Event Listings
Lists author events including Leonard Pitts, Jr., Davis Leopold, Jason Gay, James Kaplan, and Lauren Groff with Sloane Crosley (all in December)

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