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In the 1970s, the counter culture comedy duo of Cheech and Chong (Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong) laughed all the way to el banco as each of their successive bad-boy stoner… continue reading Chong’s Not Here, But Cheech Is

By written by Author Events    March 10, 2017   

The Free Library of Philadelphia Author Events program is pleased to announce the debut of 20th & Vine , a new behind-the-scenes interview series featuring backstage conversations with authors… continue reading Author Events Introduces New Video Interview Series 20th & Vine

By written by Author Events    February 22, 2017    2

Every parent's worst nightmare is something bad happening to their child. For Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, that nightmare became a reality when their 17-year-old son, Trayvon Martin, was… continue reading Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin

By written by Author Events    January 30, 2017    8

In his farewell address to the nation, President Obama turned to thank First Lady Michelle, his "rock and love" over the years, saying, "You took on a role you didn’t ask for… continue reading The Meaning of Michelle

By written by Author Events    January 12, 2017    3

So, I have a confession to make: up until the beginning of this year, I had no idea who Simone Biles was. I'm not big on sports and had no interest in watching the Olympics this past year.… continue reading Going for the Gold with Simone Biles

By written by Peter SM    January 4, 2017   

2016 will be remembered for many things in the history books and one of those top historical moments will be the 2016 Presidential Election. No matter which candidate you voted for or what… continue reading Bernie Sanders: Progressivism, Social Democracy, and Political Revolution

By written by Peter SM    November 23, 2016    4

Amid swirls of concern over the death of the independent book shop, Ann Patchett  has been bringing "independent" back for the past five years at her Parnassus Books , a thriving… continue reading The Final Word with Ann Patchett

By written by Samantha M.    November 14, 2016   

So, apparently some guy named Bruce Springsteen is stopping by the Free Library in a couple weeks? All we know is that he's a musician and has a new book coming out or something... Kidding! We… continue reading Who's The Boss: How Well Do You Know Bruce Springsteen?

By written by Peter SM    September 15, 2016    6

F. Scott Fitzgerald is now considered one of the nation’s pre-eminent modern novelists and short story writers. During his lifetime, he was best known for his literary depictions of the… continue reading The Free Library Celebrates Fitzgerald at 120!

By written by Julie B.    September 15, 2016   

Looking forward to our upcoming Author Event with comedian Amy Shumer next week on Wednesday, August 17th? Then sit back and have a laugh listening to these funny podcasts from other humorous… continue reading Funniest Author Events Podcasts

By written by Peter SM    August 12, 2016   

We are just one week away from the Kickoff Event to the One Book, One Philadelphia 2016 season. On Tuesday night, February 2, at 7:30 p.m. you are invited to join us in Parkway Central… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: With one week until the Kickoff, get some book-discussion tips!

By written by Julie B.    January 27, 2016   

Patti Smith —poet, punk, and provocateur all rolled into one scorching soul, will be appearing at the Free Library this evening for a waaaaaaaay sold out Author Event to discuss her new book… continue reading Patti Smith - Anything Is Possible

By written by Peter SM    November 6, 2015   

This fall promises to be a busy and exciting time at the Culinary Literacy Center. We have some wonderful programs lined up highlighting treasured books and talented cooks. Cookbook authors … continue reading Coming This Fall to the Culinary Literacy Center!

By written by Liz A.    October 14, 2015   

This week's press round-up is sparse, but gives a preview of some exciting author events happening at the Library soon and also looks back at a couple fun past events . From chick-lit… continue reading Author Events Galore and Free Library in the News: August 3-7, 2015

By written by Samantha M.    August 7, 2015   

How time flies! We recently closed out another year of great conversations in our Author Events series here at the Free Library and can't wait for the new year to start right up again! Our… continue reading Top 10 Author Event Podcast Downloads November 2014

By written by Peter SM    December 19, 2014   

Our Fall 2014 Author Events schedule continues through the end of the year and into 2015 with The Monday Poets series on the first Monday of every month, the business-minded Leading Voices lecture… continue reading Top 10 Author Event Podcast Downloads October 2014

By written by Peter SM    November 13, 2014   

Our Fall 2014 schedule continues with these great upcoming Author Events : The Monday Poets series on the first Monday of every month beginning in October, groundbreaking television writer and… continue reading Top 10 Author Event Podcast Downloads September 2014

By written by Peter SM    October 15, 2014   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to celebrate iconic children’s book author and illustrator Lloyd Alexander, in conjunction with the 50 th anniversary of the publication of The… continue reading Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain

By written by Michelle S.    September 30, 2014   

Our Fall 2014 schedule is under way and we have some amazing authors coming to the Free Library soon including broadcaster and television host Tavis Smiley , philosopher Slavoj Zizek , educator… continue reading Top 10 Author Event Podcast Downloads August 2014

By written by Peter SM    September 17, 2014   

View and listen to the Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in July 2014 . Our Fall 2014 schedule has been announced and we have some amazing authors coming to the Free Library soon including… continue reading Top 10 Author Event Podcast Downloads July 2014

By written by Peter SM    August 14, 2014   

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