Free Library in the News: December 7-11, 2015

By Samantha M. RSS Fri, December 11, 2015

Alice in Wonderland Ball
Action News
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Free Library raises six figures at Wonderland Ball
The Library's annual fundraising gala fell down the rabbit hole by celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."


PHOTOS: Through the Looking Glass at the Free Library's Wonderland Ball
The elegant Free Library of Philadelphia Parkway branch was turned into a whimsical, colorful party space, with black tie-clad guests dining, dancing, and bidding in a live auction, in support of the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation.


Honoring Philadelphia commissioner Charles Ramsey
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Print & Pix exhibition (PDF attached)
Photo Review
There is a picture from the reception of the exhibition The Artists of the Print Center on page 34, as well as a listing for the exhibition on page 3.


Reminder Days Panel Discussion
Video clip
Donald Root is on the panel—his part is from 5:38-11:05.


Star Wars showdown: Nerds collide
Philadelphia Weekly
Special thanks to the Free Library of Philadelphia for allowing our Jedi to battle it out among the shelves of the Central Branch. The friendly librarians that helped with our shoot wanted us to let PW readers know that the Free Library has hundreds of Star Wars titles for all ages and in all formats—printed books, e-books, audiobooks, and DVDs.


Calling all history buffs and news junkies! How much did our Founding Fathers know about the dangers of Islamic extremism? The answer might urprise you... a lot
Recently Brian Kilmeade of FOX TV’s “Fox & Friends” and the New York Times bestselling author of “George Washington’s Secret Six” spoke at the Free Library of Philadelphia discussing his new book Thomas Jefferson and The Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History. I was there and enjoyed his rapid-fire presentation very much. (appeared 11/24)


Mike DiBerardinis: From community activist to soon-to-be Phila. Managing Director
"You have to value citizen engagement, you have to value citizen involvement," he told the group at the Free Library of Philadelphia's Skyline Room, where they had gathered for a two-day conference. "You have to not only believe in it, but you have to invest in it."


Learn Filipino and Hawaiian recipes at the Free Library of Philadelphia
On Monday, Dec. 14 the Free Library of Philadelphia will host members from Twenty Manning Grill, Poi Dog Philly and Pelago Pop-up.


Weekly entertainment guide—Winterfest
Free Library of Philadelphia is showcasing a collection of Beatrix Potter's original watercolors, handwritten manuscripts, first editions and collectibles - currently the largest Potter collection outside of Great Britain.


Free Library of Philadelphia Digital Collections (link to abstract, PDF attached)
Review of our Digital Collections


Free Library to help inmates read to their kids
City officials announced Thursday a pilot program that will allow prison inmates to read books to their children through live video at neighborhood libraries.


What to do this week: Joanna Newsom, Al Hirschfeld and X-Mas Philes galore
His archivist, David Leopold, discusses his book The Hirschfeld Century: A Portrait of an Artist and His Age, at 7:30 p.m. at the Free Library (appeared 12/7)


Radio Times in Review: Climatologist James Hansen, Activist Wangari Maathai, TV Mogul Norman Lear
Finally, we’ll revisit Marty’s conversation with television pioneer, NORMAN LEAR. (appeared 10/2014)


Hot Off the Press: Fall/Winter 2015-2016
Join me to hear Lauren Groff speak at the Free Library of Philadelphia on December 14th (appearing 12/14)


Philadelphia—An Evening with Lauren Groff ‘01
Join the Amherst Association of Philadelphia as Lauren Groff '01 reads from her recently released and critically praised new novel Fates and Furies and discusses her work. (appearing 12/14)


Calendar of Philadelphia Literary Events-Dec 2015
Features Lauren Groff, Sloane Crosley (12/14) and Charles Frazier (2/2) author events


Out and About: Dec. 4-10
James Kaplan: The “Vanity Fair” and “Esquire” contributor and author of “Sinatra: The Chairman” hosts a reading 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Central Library. (appeared 12/10)


Adam Grant's 'Originals' Book Tour To Feature Sheryl Sandberg, Malcolm Gladwell
Free Library stop on book tour, 2/3


FLP Stories Alive pilot program
ABC--Video clip and another
CBSVideo clip
KYWRadio clip

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