Free Library in the News: January 4-8, 2016

By Samantha M. RSS Fri, January 8, 2016

Special shout out to Gary Galvan, the Edwin A. Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music, who has co-authored a book with long-time Fleisher Collection friend, Dr. Martha Schleifer. The book is titled Latin American Classical Composers: A Biographical Dictionary, and it comes out this month.


Radio Times in Review: Cinematographer Haskell Wexler, Author Oscar Hijuelos, Cocktail experts Jason Wilson and Colin Shearn
We’ll also listen to Marty’s interview with late author OSCAR HIJUELOS. A posthumous novel called Twain and Stanley Enter Paradise was published last month. (appeared 6/2011)


Around South Philly 12-31-2015
The Dec. 19 Science of Baking celebration at the Fumo Family Branch, 2437 S. Broad St., helped curious connoisseurs to have their minds and taste buds sated. (includes photo)


Fire Breaks Out in Basement of Philadelphia Central Library
NBC Philadelphia
Firefighters battled a blaze at Center City Philadelphia's Parkway Central Library early Thursday morning.


Penn State Abington honors black architect overlooked by history
The work was credited to Trumbauer, but evidence supports Abele as responsible for developing sites including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and buildings at Duke University.


Kwanzaa festivities had library buzzing
The city’s Department of Human Services held a Kwanzaa celebration that offered entertainment and cultural insight from Dec. 28 to 30 at the Central branch of the Free Library.


Penn Libraries’ OPenn Manuscript Portal to Host the Country’s Largest Regional Collections of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts
The project, involving a total of 15 partner institutions, and led by the Penn Libraries, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and Lehigh University, will complete the digitization and online presentation of virtually all of the region’s medieval manuscripts – a total of almost 160,000 pages from more than 400 individual volumes.


Calendar: January 6-16
Philadelphia Weekly
Being the wife of one of the city’s most revered restaurant critics ain’t easy. Author and teacher Elizabeth LaBan—who’s married to Inquirer restaurant critic Craig LaBan—releases her debut novel for adults, about the difficulties juggling marriage and motherhood alongside a hidden view of the restaurant world. (appeared 1/12)


Member News & Events
Elizabeth LaBan author event listing (appeared 1/12)


Radio Times in Review: You think YOU’RE cold?!
We’ll also listen to Marty’s conversation with author and historian HAMPTON SIDES. (appeared 8/2014)

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