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***Event Information Update | October 9, 2018*** Book sales will begin at 4:00 p.m. Books purchased will include a signed bookplate.   The event has been moved from the Montgomery Auditorium… continue reading How John Cena and the Free Library Inspired My Love of Professional Wrestling

By written by Alix G.    October 5, 2018    9

John Kerry Author Event Livestream Video by Michael Smerconish When Andy Kahan, the Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams, Jr., Director of Author Events at the Free Library of Philadelphia invited me to… continue reading John Kerry | Every Day Is Extra

By written by Author Events    October 2, 2018   

Our Fall 2018 Author Events season is just around the corner. Join us this fall for meaningful conversations with bestselling writers, world class chefs, longtime politicians, a two-time Academy… continue reading Fall 2018 Author Events Preview

By written by Laura K.    September 4, 2018   

We’re a hall of learning, a cove of curiosity, an ambassador of opportunities, and a fount of resources. The Free Library of Philadelphia is one of the most widely used educational and… continue reading Creative Thinkers at the Free Library and on WHYY’s Articulate

By written by Julie B.    April 17, 2018   

The Free Library's  Culinary Literacy Center is coming up on four years of having our kitchen doors open! One of the most frequent questions we get is,  What's your favorite… continue reading Buzzing about Cookbooks!

By written by Liz A.    April 9, 2018   

It’s April, everyone, and you know what that means – it’s National Poetry Month ! Each year, the Academy of American Poets "highlights the extraordinary legacy and ongoing… continue reading Celebrate National Poetry Month

By written by Autumn M.    April 3, 2018   

Our Spring 2018 Author Events schedule begins in just a few short days and we have some amazing authors coming to the Free Library including political commentators, poets, social activists,… continue reading Spring 2018 Author Events Preview

By written by Author Events    January 12, 2018    1

Updated January, 16, 2018 Watch our interview with Michael Wolff tonight LIVE starting @ 7:30 p.m. A week from today, in what is sure to be one of our more interesting Author Events to ever take… continue reading Our Spring 2018 Author Events Series Is Full of Fire and Fury!

By written by Author Events    January 9, 2018    1

The Israel-born, Pittsburgh-raised chef is now claimed by Philadelphia as a favorite culinary son. As executive chef and co-owner of Zahav, a restaurant of international renown that celebrates… continue reading The Final Word with Michael Solomonov

By written by Administrator    November 24, 2017   

November 14 is Young Readers Day, and while we believe that every day should be spent celebrating and encouraging our city’s littlest learners, we’re happy to take this opportunity to… continue reading Happy Young Readers Day!

By written by Kate C.    November 14, 2017   

A grandmother and child share a trip to the city to visit the museum and buy ingredients for pasteles , the traditional Puerto Rican Christmas delicacy. A young boy uses his speedy typing skills… continue reading Eric Velasquez, Celebrated Picture Book Author and Illustrator, to Visit Free Library!

By written by Sarah S.    October 18, 2017   

BRIC librarians went on the road to Upper Darby to find Patrice Banks, proprietor of Girls Auto Clinic and Clutch Beauty Bar , and soon-to-be published author of Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide… continue reading Small Business Spotlight: Girls Auto Clinic

By written by Rebekah R.    August 29, 2017    1

In 2013, NSA contractor Edward Snowden shook the pillars of the worldwide intelligence community when he revealed a trove of highly classified information that exposed astonishingly widespread… continue reading Edward Snowden Kicks Off Our Fall 2017 Author Events Schedule

By written by Author Events    August 22, 2017    7

George Saunders, a MacArthur Genius and one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people, is the author of several collections of short stories, including the New York Times… continue reading The Final Word with George Saunders

By written by Samantha M.    May 2, 2017   

Update: PHILLY, WE HEARD YOU! We've reconfigured this event as a Photo Op (with a pre-signed book) and it has been moved from Temple Performing Arts Center to our Parkway Central Library.… continue reading Life Lessons with Kevin Hart

By written by Author Events    May 1, 2017    12

Gabourey Sidibe received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her debut role in the 2009 film Precious , based on the novel Push by Sapphire , and won instant fame for her heartbreaking… continue reading Oscar-nominated Actress Gabourey Sidibe Delivers Her One-of-a-Kind Life Story

By written by Author Events    April 28, 2017    4

In advance of our sold-out John Waters Author Event this Saturday, April 29, let’s get some background on the iconic director, writer, actor, art collector, professional hitchhiker,… continue reading Making Trouble with The Pope of Trash

By written by Author Events    April 28, 2017   

Here’re the allegro steps and quick jetes on ballet uber-etoile Misty Copeland, who’ll be appearing at a SOLD OUT Free Libray Author Event at  Parkway Central Library tonight,… continue reading Pliés To Meet You, Misty Copeland!

By written by Author Events    April 13, 2017    1

Long before taking the Saturday Night Live stage as the Impersonator-in-Chief, Alec Baldwin starred in a raft of projects on stages and screens both large and small. In his new memoir Nevertheless… continue reading Nevertheless, Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin...

By written by Author Events    March 31, 2017   

If you’d like to do some background reading before attending this week's sold out Author Event with Chris Hayes on Thursday, follow the links below to become familiar with the… continue reading All In with Chris Hayes

By written by Author Events    March 21, 2017   

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