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February 2, 2022, will mark the centennial of the publication of James Joyce’s masterpiece  Ulysses . Constructed as a modern parallel to Homer’s  Odyssey , … continue reading Ulysses at 100

By written by Rosa D.    January 26, 2022   

It's that time of year again for my annual list of favorite books from the Philbrick Hall Fiction Department at Parkway Central Library ! Welcome to the tenth anniversary of this yearly list… continue reading Dena's Favorite Books of 2021

By written by Dena    January 3, 2022   

Greeting fiends! The brisk winds of autumn are finally here, bringing colder nights for spooky reading... So much great horror fiction has been hitting our stacks, here are some of my current… continue reading Scary Reads for Autumn Chills | Horror Fiction Recommendations

By written by Ned W.    October 25, 2021   

Ursula K. Le Guin 's award-winning writing often depicted futuristic alternative worlds steeped in the themes of politics, the natural environment, gender, religion, sexuality, and… continue reading Women's History Month | Ursula K. Le Guin Honored with Commemorative Stamp

By written by Peter SM    March 29, 2021   

The longest year ever is coming to a close. (Amen.) That means that it’s time to peruse some Best of 2020 book lists! Across the web you can find tons of these kinds of lists. Two of my… continue reading What Philadelphia Read in 2020

By written by Jamie B.    December 30, 2020   

Are you interested in reading new authors? Are you looking for a safe place to discuss literature and culture? Then this book club is for you! The YA / Adult Multicultural Book Club has a focus on… continue reading Join Our New YA and Adult Multicultural Book Club!

By written by Kayla J.    October 7, 2020    6

In this time of self-reflection and evaluation of our own and our society's biases and attitudes around race, our suggestions include new titles in which race is a central theme, as well as a… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in July!

By written by Paul A.    July 3, 2020    2

Are you looking for some binge-worthy reading that has nothing to do with the quasi dystopian reality outside your front door? Look no further than the literary comfort food that is the Cozy… continue reading Curl Up with a Cozy Mystery

By written by Kim B.    May 29, 2020   

As we head into the roaring '20s, let’s look forward to the Spring 2020 Free Library Author Events schedule , highlight a few of our guests, and offer up some other important details...… continue reading Spring 2020 Author Events Preview

By written by Author Events    January 8, 2020   

It's that time of the year again! Working in the Fiction Department of the Parkway Central Library means that I am always surrounded by excellent books to read. I read over 330 this year, and… continue reading Dena's Favorite Books of 2019

By written by Dena    December 30, 2019    11

Yes, I am one of those: I keep a list of books saved in my phone—books that I will eventually read once I reach that magical point of life when I stop desiring new books and therefore stop… continue reading Happy Birthday to Kurt Vonnegut (and Kilgore Trout?)

By written by Briana G.    November 8, 2019    3

Our October suggestions are a mix of fantasy, history, romance, health, and adventure—truly, something for everyone—and they’re all coming to a neighborhood library near you this… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in October!

By written by Paul A.    October 1, 2019    1

In the course of a casual conversation with a new acquaintance this summer, chatter turned—as it inevitably does, when one of you works in a library—first to books, then to mystery… continue reading Happy Birthday, Agatha Christie!

By written by Alix G.    September 13, 2019   

During this fall season of Free Library Author Events , we’re seeing a lot of cultural connections between our authors and speakers. Let’s talk about the events taking place two days… continue reading Fall 2019 Author Events: Cultural Connections

By written by Author Events    September 9, 2019    1

Today is National Read a Book Day , and as a book lover and Free Library staff member it’s my sworn duty to encourage everyone I meet today to pick up a book, so expect some recommendations… continue reading Celebrate National Read a Book Day!

By written by Christine M.    September 6, 2019   

In my version of a perfect world, there are two kinds of fiction readers: Those who have already read (and loved) multi-award-winning author N.K Jemisin 's work and those who will. Soon. If… continue reading Are You an N.K. Jemisin Fan Yet?

By written by Kim B.    April 24, 2019   

The winners of the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes were announced at Columbia University in New York City on Monday, April 15. The Pulitzers recognize achievements in newspaper, magazine and online… continue reading The 2019 Pulitzer Prize Winners Are...

By written by Peter SM    April 18, 2019   

Many things go missing – overdue books, keys, socks in the dryer – but none of those can compare with the gravity of when a person simply disappears. Approximately 90,000 people are… continue reading The Mystery of Missing Persons

By written by Violet L.    April 16, 2019    2

The Free Library was fortunate to recently receive a donation of books by Polish authors that were translated into English, along with books in Polish for both adults and children. The books were… continue reading Book Donation to Recognize and Celebrate Polish Literature

By written by Paul A.    March 26, 2019    1