Posts in “author-events” (32)

The Free Library of Philadelphia Author Events program is pleased to announce the debut of 20th & Vine , a new behind-the-scenes interview series featuring backstage conversations with authors… continue reading

By Author Events   February 22, 2017   

Every parent's worst nightmare is something bad happening to their child. For Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, that nightmare became a reality when their 17-year-old son, Trayvon Martin, was… continue reading

By Author Events   January 30, 2017    8

In his farewell address to the nation, President Obama turned to thank First Lady Michelle, his "rock and love" over the years, saying, "You took on a role you didn’t ask for… continue reading

By Author Events   January 12, 2017    3

So, I have a confession to make: up until the beginning of this year, I had no idea who Simone Biles was. I'm not big on sports and had no interest in watching the Olympics this past year.… continue reading

By Peter SM   January 4, 2017   

2016 will be remembered for many things in the history books and one of those top historical moments will be the 2016 Presidential Election. No matter which candidate you voted for or what… continue reading

By Peter SM   November 23, 2016    4

Amid swirls of concern over the death of the independent book shop, Ann Patchett  has been bringing "independent" back for the past five years at her Parnassus Books , a thriving… continue reading

By Samantha M.   November 14, 2016   

So, apparently some guy named Bruce Springsteen is stopping by the Free Library in a couple weeks? All we know is that he's a musician and has a new book coming out or something... Kidding! We… continue reading

By Peter SM   September 15, 2016    6

F. Scott Fitzgerald is now considered one of the nation’s pre-eminent modern novelists and short story writers. During his lifetime, he was best known for his literary depictions of the… continue reading

By Julie B.   September 15, 2016   

Looking forward to our upcoming Author Event with comedian Amy Shumer next week on Wednesday, August 17th? Then sit back and have a laugh listening to these funny podcasts from other humorous… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 12, 2016   

We are just one week away from the Kickoff Event to the One Book, One Philadelphia 2016 season. On Tuesday night, February 2, at 7:30 p.m. you are invited to join us in Parkway Central… continue reading

By Julie B.   January 27, 2016   

Patti Smith —poet, punk, and provocateur all rolled into one scorching soul, will be appearing at the Free Library this evening for a waaaaaaaay sold out Author Event to discuss her new book… continue reading

By Peter SM   November 6, 2015   

This fall promises to be a busy and exciting time at the Culinary Literacy Center. We have some wonderful programs lined up highlighting treasured books and talented cooks. Cookbook authors … continue reading

By Liz A.   October 14, 2015   

This week's press round-up is sparse, but gives a preview of some exciting author events happening at the Library soon and also looks back at a couple fun past events . From chick-lit… continue reading

By Samantha M.   August 7, 2015   

How time flies! We recently closed out another year of great conversations in our Author Events series here at the Free Library and can't wait for the new year to start right up again! Our… continue reading

By Peter SM   December 19, 2014   

Our Fall 2014 Author Events schedule continues through the end of the year and into 2015 with The Monday Poets series on the first Monday of every month, the business-minded Leading Voices lecture… continue reading

By Peter SM   November 13, 2014   

Our Fall 2014 schedule continues with these great upcoming Author Events : The Monday Poets series on the first Monday of every month beginning in October, groundbreaking television writer and… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 15, 2014   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to celebrate iconic children’s book author and illustrator Lloyd Alexander, in conjunction with the 50 th anniversary of the publication of The… continue reading

By Michelle S.   September 30, 2014   

Our Fall 2014 schedule is under way and we have some amazing authors coming to the Free Library soon including broadcaster and television host Tavis Smiley , philosopher Slavoj Zizek , educator… continue reading

By Peter SM   September 17, 2014   

View and listen to the Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in July 2014 . Our Fall 2014 schedule has been announced and we have some amazing authors coming to the Free Library soon including… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 14, 2014   

View and listen to the Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in June 2014 . Authors coming to the Free Library soon include economist and magazine magnate Steve Forbes , local cookbook author… continue reading

By Peter SM   July 14, 2014    2