Free Library in the News: December 14-18, 2015

By Samantha M. Fri, December 18, 2015

Wonderland Ball
Philly.com
As the storybook evening ended, Alice would have been proud - all proceeds raised by the gala will benefit the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, which supports many Free Library programs and services to advance literacy and guide learning. (more photos and print article here)

 

FLP Stories Alive pilot program
KYW
Video clip

 

The Logan hotel opens its doors
Bizjournals.com/Philadelphia
Located on the edge of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway – a short walk from The Franklin Institute and the Free Library of Philadelphia, The Logan features 391 guest rooms, 64 of which are suites with marble bathrooms and French doors separating the bedroom area from the living area.

 

Heading to Philadelphia? Here are 7 Star Wars related events or activities
Theweekender.com
The Whitman branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia is offering a special Star Wars crafts day for families at 4 p.m. Dec. 16. Kids will get to make their own lightsabers, among other fun themed crafts.

 

Free Library of Philadelphia Wonderland Ball
Phillystylemag.com
The theme of this black-tie affair celebrated the 150th publication anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

 

PETER RABBIT TALES (Enchantment): Enchanting world-class children’s theater
Phindie.com
In conjunction with the Philadelphia production, Enchantment is partnering with the Beatrix Potter Society, the Free Library, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and Philadelphia Sinfonia to offer supplemental events, and at the theater, children and accompanying adults can enjoy creative hands-on activities in “Peter’s Den” and “McGregor’s Garden.”

 

How the state budget impasse is hurting these 6 nonprofits
Generocity.org
EITC dollars make up more than half of the Library’s budget for its Summer Reading program, which is free to every child in Philadelphia and serves 40,000 kids each summer, according to Director of Corporate Relations Ruth Auslander.

 

Quoth the Raven
Popgoesthepage.princeton.edu
Grip the raven is just one of the treasures in the Rare Book Department at the Free Library of Philadelphia. I spent a happy afternoon there, learning about the history of the book and enjoying a massive cheese steak, both provided compliments of Joe Shemtov, Rare Books Librarian.

 

Philadelphia's amazing rare book library that you can tour, from 'Poor Richard' to Dracula
Pennlive.com
The Rosenbach Museum and Library is located in the former home of Dr. Abraham Rosenbach and his older brother Phillip. Together, they were two of the world's foremost collectors of antique books and helped build many of the country's most famous rare book libraries.

 

Radio Times in Review: Susan’s favorites
WHYY
We’ll also hear from Nigerian author, CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE (appeared 5/2013)

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