Posts in “one-book-one-philadelphia” (85)

We are just one week away from the kickoff event to the One Book, One Philadelphia 2017 season ! On Wednesday night, January 25, at 7:30 p.m., you are invited to join us in Parkway Central Library… continue reading

By Julie B.   January 18, 2017   

Why do I so enjoy working with One Book, One Philadelphia each year? Let me count the ways! For me, this program combines many of the components that I consider to be critical to contemporary… continue reading

By Deborah A.   January 11, 2017   

While our 2017 One Book, One Philadelphia selection is often speculated to be a book about Autism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger’s Syndrome (something we've discussed in a previous… continue reading

By Joy K.   January 4, 2017   

The following is a guest blog post by Frances Egler, who serves as the Director of Programming and Presentations at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts . Egler is responsible for booking the… continue reading

By Administrator   December 28, 2016   

In which I become obsessed with physics… Despite having a super non-scientific brain, I really related to Christopher’s love of math, physics, and astronomy in The Curious Incident of… continue reading

By Alix G.   December 21, 2016   

In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time , Christopher Boone’s investigation into the death of a neighborhood dog is inspired by his love of detective fiction. In particular, he… continue reading

By Sara D.   December 14, 2016   

We often assume that the novels we read contain some element of autobiographical information. Especially for those of us who aren’t blessed with creative writing talent, it can be hard to… continue reading

By Julie B.   December 7, 2016   

One of the joys of reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is experiencing the world through the eyes of Christopher Boone, whose powers of logic and perception work so… continue reading

By Sara D.   November 30, 2016   

I have written of my deep and abiding love of mysteries on the Free Library’s blog many times over ( Exhibits A and B ). I just can’t help myself! So when I heard the title of this… continue reading

By Alix G.   November 23, 2016   

The One Book, One Philadelphia 2017 featured selection, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time , is often described as a book about a unique teen on a quest. When trying to describe… continue reading

By Julie B.   November 16, 2016   

This year's One Book, One Philadelphia selection has a bright cover you just can't miss. It's hard to even think of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time  without the… continue reading

By Samantha M.   November 9, 2016   

In choosing Mark Haddon 's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time as this year's One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection, the One Book Selection Committee clearly signaled… continue reading

By Julie B.   November 2, 2016   

The 2017 One Book, One Philadelphia selection was announced this morning! We are very excited to share that for its 15th anniversary season, One Book will dive into Mark Haddon’s The Curious… continue reading

By Julie B.   October 27, 2016    4

When everyone in Philadelphia is reading the same book as part of the One Book, One Philadelphia program, how is that work chosen? A small committee of Free Library staff, educators, and One Book… continue reading

By Kalela W.   May 18, 2016    1

On a chilly Sunday afternoon, about 25 people—kids, college students, seniors—all packed into the cozy Gatehouse at Philadelphia’s famed Laurel Hill Cemetery for a discussion of… continue reading

By Alix G.   March 30, 2016   

One Book, One Philadelphia teams up every year for programming with the University of Pennsylvania, and every year they knock it out of the park for International Women’s Day. This… continue reading

By Cynthia Ann S.   March 23, 2016   

This One Book, One Philadelphia season, with its focus on Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain , has sparked a larger conversation about the book’s setting—the Civil War. Citizens… continue reading

By Julie B.   March 16, 2016   

One Book, One Philadelphia is known for inspiring great conversations across the Philadelphia region. Last week, it also inspired some new stories altogether—as a panel of professional… continue reading

By Julie B.   March 9, 2016   

This year’s One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection— Cold Mountain , by Charles Frazier—takes place in the challenging terrain of the North Carolina mountains, set against… continue reading

By Peter R.   March 2, 2016   

This year’s One Book, One Philadelphia   selection has it all—American history, musical connections, a major movie version, and even some links to our city. Tucked in its pages as… continue reading

By Kate C.   February 24, 2016