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Now on view at the Rosenbach,  Of Two Minds: Creative Couples in Art & History   showcases the creations of romantic couples who inspired, instructed, or even assisted one another in… continue reading Violet Oakley and Edith Emerson: Painters and Partners

By written by Sara D.    March 8, 2018   

On February 7, we opened a new exhibition celebrating the art and achievements of romantic couples, from the powerful royalty of the 16th century to cinema stars of Old Hollywood to local artists… continue reading Celebrating History's Unsung Creative Couples

By written by Sara D.    February 14, 2018   

Greetings from Frozen Philadelphia! After a snowy beginning to the new year and a lot of single-digit temperatures, we're bundled up and back in the office. And as we shiver on our… continue reading Winter Reflections on the Year Without a Summer

By written by Sara D.    January 22, 2018    1

On January 1, 1818, the London publishing house Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones published a book titled  Frankenstein , or The Modern Prometheus . The publication did not… continue reading Frankenstein200 at the Rosenbach

By written by Sara D.    January 16, 2018   

I’ve never read  Moby-Dick . I know! I work at the Rosenbach, where one of the world’s best collections of Herman Melville’s work resides, and I haven’t read his most… continue reading Reading Moby-Dick for the First Time

By written by Alicia T.    November 14, 2017   

Since  Frankenstein & Dracula: Gothic Monsters, Modern Science  opened on Friday the 13th of October, I’ve fielded a few questions from surprised visitors:  Dracula ,… continue reading The Science of Bram Stoker's Dracula

By written by Sara D.    November 10, 2017   

Earlier this week, Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden made a whirlwind visit to the Rosenbach and the Parkway Central Library , and we couldn't have been more thrilled to have her! On her… continue reading Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden Visits the Free Library of Philadelphia!

By written by Sandy H.    September 22, 2017    1

Rosh Hashanah —the celebration of the Jewish new year—begins at sundown on Wednesday night, September 20. Even those not celebrating the holiday may be preparing, as Philadelphia… continue reading Rosh Hashanah Is a SWEET Time to Visit the Free Library

By written by Julie B.    September 18, 2017   

As the opening date for  Frankenstein & Dracula  approaches, we've been revisiting some of the strange ( and occasionally salacious ) stories from the lives of the Romantic… continue reading Mary Shelley's Indestructible Heart

By written by Sara D.    August 30, 2017    1

Little Pig Robinson , published in 1930, is the last book in Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit series , though it was one of the first to be written. In a letter from 1893, Potter described… continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: Re-reading Beatrix Potter’s Little Pig Robinson

By written by Andrew W.    August 24, 2017   

August is Family Fun Month , and the Free Library has some ideas for you and your family to celebrate together, library-style! Check it out: Enjoy Oval+ programs in the newly-reopened Right… continue reading Celebrate Family Fun Month with the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    August 2, 2017    2

James Joyce is said to have told his acquaintance, artist and writer Frank Budgen, that he wanted his novel Ulysses to "give a picture of Dublin so complete that if the city suddenly… continue reading Mapping Ulysses

By written by Sara D.    June 14, 2017   

June 16 is observed around the world as a celebration of James Joyce and his epic Ulysses , a novel that has been called everything from masterfully moving to hilariously obscene. Nowhere in the… continue reading Re-Joyce: The Rosenbach Celebrates James Joyce with its Annual Bloomsday Festival

By written by Sara D.    June 7, 2017   

Crossposted to the Rosenblog . One of the first things you may see when you enter Clever Criminals and Daring Detectives is a wall of extremely odd words in bold typography: Peg tantrums. Tip the… continue reading #MysteryMonday: "Cant" Stop Wondering about Criminal Slang?

By written by Sara D.    May 8, 2017    1

Move over, London! England’s capital city may count Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot among its resident gumshoes, but only Philadelphia can be called the true birthplace of the modern… continue reading #MysteryMonday: Get Clued in to Edgar Allan Poe and More

By written by Alix G.    April 10, 2017    2

Since the early days of printing, readers have been gripped by real-life tales of highwaymen and murderers, the last words of executed criminals, and fictional detective stories which have long… continue reading Crack the Case with We the Detectives

By written by Julie B.    March 24, 2017    5

With the Democratic National Convention descending on the city next week, political partying and election events are taking over the town. Joining in on this moment for the city, the Free Library… continue reading Visit the Free Library While the DNC Is In Town!

By written by Julie B.    July 22, 2016    1

Our literary Christmas is almost upon us: Philadelphia’s favorite bookish holiday— Bloomsday —arrives on Thursday, June 16, and we couldn’t be more excited! This annual… continue reading Philadelphia’s Literary Christmas—Bloomsday!

By written by Julie B.    May 27, 2016   

This One Book, One Philadelphia season takes us back in time to the Civil War era, as we travel and travail alongside fictional southerners Inman and Ada in Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain .… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: The Civil War on Display

By written by Kathy H.    January 20, 2016