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Eight weeks of programs diving into The Tradition , Jericho Brown’s collection of poetry and the One Book, One Philadelphia 2021 title , have gone by in the blink of an eye. We read, we… continue reading Re-Creating Our World: Join Us for the One Book, One Philadelphia Finale

By written by Brittanie S.    June 7, 2021   

This year’s One Book, One Philadelphia youth titles are Elizabeth Acevedo’s The Poet X and Hey Black Child by Useni Eugene Perkins—both written in verse. While novels in verse… continue reading One Book, One Philadelphia | Youth in Verse

By written by Nell M.    April 27, 2021   

Is it any wonder that April is National Poetry Month ? What a beautiful time of year to be in Philadelphia—a veritable poetry capital, vibrant in the face of challenges—and with April… continue reading Celebrate Poetry Month Virtually!

By written by Emily S.    April 20, 2021   

Every year, one of the most anticipated parts of the One Book, One Philadelphia program is the opportunity for Philadelphians to meet an incredible author. And though we're doing… continue reading Upcoming Virtual Events with One Book Author Jericho Brown (and More!)

By written by Brittanie S.    March 22, 2021   

If you’re unfamiliar with poetry, or it’s just been a while since you really sat down and read a poem, we can walk through one together! Here’s a look at some of the tools used… continue reading So You’re Reading a Poem…

By written by Nell M.    February 24, 2021    1

The Free Library is thrilled to announce the 19th annual One Book, One Philadelphia selection... The Tradition by Jericho Brown   Each year, a single book is chosen by library staff,… continue reading Announcing the 2021 One Book, One Philadelphia Selection...

By written by Brittanie S.    January 14, 2021    1

Though I’ve lived in so-called Philadelphia for several years, it was only last year that I learned that Lenapehoking is the name of this place so many of us call home. In learning how to… continue reading Indigenous Peoples' Day Philly

By written by Brittanie S.    October 9, 2020   

While we missed out on the last week of One Book, One Philadelphia  programming, we are looking forward to a rescheduled Finale event later this year. Stay tuned for details! In the meantime,… continue reading One Book, One Philadelphia at Home: Reading and Teaching Guides

By written by Brittanie S.    April 3, 2020   

I learned so much at a recent One Book, One Philadelphia   panel about the relationship between food, memory, and economic justice. The conversation centered on what it means to… continue reading One Book, Many Voices Community Dinner at Cobbs Creek Library

By written by Brittanie S.    February 26, 2020   

On February 11 , the Culinary Literacy Center and One Book will bring together panelists who reflect a range of involvement in Philadelphia’s commitment to economic justice, food education… continue reading One Book Food and Community Conversation

By written by Hannah B.    February 5, 2020   

It's almost time for the One Book, One Philadelphia kickoff! On January 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Parkway Central Library we will officially launch our 18th season of One Book, One… continue reading #OneBookWednesday | It's Almost Time for the One Book, One Philadelphia Kickoff!

By written by Hannah B.    January 15, 2020    1

On Wednesday, January 22, Tommy Orange will join us in Philadelphia for the One Book, One Philadelphia Kickoff , which launches eight weeks of more than 130 events exploring the themes in his… continue reading #OneBookWednesday | One Book 2020 Event Highlights

By written by Brittanie S.    January 8, 2020   

"The wound that was made when white people came and took all that they took has never healed. An unattended wound gets infected. Becomes a new kind of wound like the history of what actually… continue reading #OneBookWednesday | Intergenerational Trauma

By written by Hannah B.    December 18, 2019   

Never having been much of a history buff, and possessing a wholly striking inability to memorize dates, my cultivation of Philadelphia history has been mostly through passive absorption. I have… continue reading #OneBookWednesday | Regional Lenape History

By written by Hannah B.    December 11, 2019   

I’m so thrilled that the One Book, One Philadelphia selection this year is There, There by Tommy Orange. I’m so thrilled that it features Indigenous folks with complicated, modern… continue reading #OneBookWednesday | Indigenous Voices for Young Adults

By written by Rachel F.    December 4, 2019   

What is ‘Black Friday,' and why do we do it? I did some digging... "In 1621, colonists invited Massasoit, the chief of the Wampanoags, to a feast after a recent land deal.… continue reading Did You Know?: Black Friday was Born in Philly

By written by Brittanie S.    November 29, 2019   

Recently, my One Book, One Philadelphia coworker-in-crime wrote a blog post about poetry events happening at the Free Library this fall, including a public talk with U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo .… continue reading #OneBookWednesday | Surfacing the Edge: Reading Contemporary Native Poets

By written by Brittanie S.    November 27, 2019   

Have you heard that Tommy Orange’s breathtaking novel There There is the 2020 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection? If you don’t have a copy yet, don’t worry: the Free… continue reading #OneBookWednesday | Book Discussion Tips

By written by Clare F.    November 20, 2019    1

While reading There There — Tommy Orange ’s award-winning novel and the 2020 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection—I was repeatedly struck by how many references Orange… continue reading #OneBookWednesday | Some History and Terms from There There

By written by Clare F.    November 13, 2019   

So, have you started reading There There yet? Back on October 17, the Free Library was pleased to announce , in partnership with the Office of the Mayor , that Tommy Orange 's… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Are You Reading With Us?

By written by Kate C.    November 6, 2019    4