Posts in “one-book-one-philadelphia” (132)

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Often when we think of "urgent care" we think about the medical drop-in facilities that have opened up in recent years, bridging the gap between primary-care offices and emergency rooms.… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Spotlight on The Colored Girls Museum

By written by Kamilah C.    January 24, 2018   

Tonight marks the official beginning of One Book season! Join us for an evening of reading, conversation, and performance at Parkway Central Library to kick off eight inspired weeks of programming… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Join Us at Tonight’s Season Kickoff

By written by Julie B.    January 17, 2018   

We are just one week away from the Kickoff Event to the One Book, One Philadelphia 2018 season . On Wednesday night, January 17, at 7:30 p.m. you are invited to join us in Parkway Central Library… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Book Discussion Tips

By written by Julie B.    January 10, 2018   

Author Jacqueline Woodson has said that as much as Another Brooklyn is the story of August, who we see progress from childhood to adulthood, it is the story of a place—Bushwick, New York.… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Another Brooklyn, Another Time, Another Childhood

By written by Julie B.    January 3, 2018    1

When Another Brooklyn narrator August moves north with her father and brother, her mother does not go with them, but her absence in Bushwick isn't exactly real. The first sentence of… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: What Are Funerals For?

By written by Brittanie S.    December 27, 2017   

"I refused to cover my head in public. Refused to walk through the world as a messenger of Allah’s teachings, ate hot dogs and bacon when I was with my girls. My Muslim beliefs lived… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Spiritual and Religious Identity

By written by Lo I.    December 20, 2017   

by One Book, One Philadelphia Chair, Marie Field Born and raised in the Bronx, then Queens, I landed in Brooklyn when I moved into my new husband’s efficiency apartment on Willow Street in… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: My Brooklyn

By written by Administrator    December 13, 2017   

Like the enormous condo building that is being erected on your block right now, the word "gentrification" has loomed large recently. Its definition is tough to pin down and experts have… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Gentrification in Philadelphia

By written by Kalela W.    December 6, 2017    1

The thing I like most about One Book, One Philadelphia is the chance to read outside of my experiences—to see the world through the eyes of someone living a very different lifestyle that I… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Diverse Coming of Age Stories

By written by Rachel F.    November 29, 2017   

Gladys Jamison couldn’t know this, but she was a girl coming of age in an exodus. Thirteen years old when her father moved her and her siblings to Brooklyn, she’d lost her mother five… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Brooklyn, Black Girlhood, and the Great Migration

By written by Kalela W.    November 22, 2017    3

Another Brooklyn  is so rich with sound that I can hear it. I want to slide it onto a record player and spin myself back to white go-go boots and Al Green . 1970s. Inimitable young August has… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Another Brooklyn Beats (A Reading Playlist)

By written by Brittanie S.    November 15, 2017   

Jacqueline Woodson has said that Another Brooklyn , although a fictional story of four girls growing up in the 1960s and 70s, is at its heart a biography of her neighborhood—Bushwick. Having… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Another Brooklyn, Many Philadelphias – A Close-Up on Philly's Neighborhoods

By written by Julie B.    November 8, 2017   

In Another Brooklyn , Jacqueline Woodson explores the complex coming-of-age story of the teenage August, while seamlessly weaving in the history of the late 1960s and 1970s. She shows how events… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Another Brooklyn – Historical Backdrop

By written by Lo I.    November 1, 2017   

Last week was a big week over here at the Free Library – we announced the 2018 One Book, One Philadelphia featured title , marking the start of the 16th season of One Book ! So as we sit… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Choosing The Book

By written by Kate C.    October 25, 2017   

The 2018 One Book, One Philadelphia selection was announced this morning! We are very excited to share that for its 16th season, One Book will become immersed in Jacqueline Woodson’s… continue reading Announcing the 2018 One Book, One Philadelphia Selection

By written by Julie B.    October 19, 2017   

After months (seriously) of combing through stacks of award winners, bestsellers, thought provokers, and heartstring pullers … WE HAVE SELECTED THIS YEAR’S ONE BOOK, ONE PHILADELPHIA… continue reading The 2018 One Book, One Philadelphia Selection IS … Coming Soon!

By written by Julie B.    October 16, 2017    2

The end of another phenomenal One Book, One Philadelphia season is upon us. We have spent eight inspired weeks reading, discussing, watching, creating, playing, and enjoying. The 15th season of… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Coming Together Through Stories

By written by Julie B.    March 22, 2017   

One of the special things about the One Book, One Philadelphia programming season is the ability for the One Book program and the Free Library as a whole to get out in the community, start or… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Night Skies

By written by Kate C.    March 15, 2017   

I admit it: I’ve developed a slight obsession with baking pies. It all started last spring, when I took a hands-on pie class at the Free Library’s Culinary Literacy Center with Holly… continue reading Pi(e) Day

By written by Samantha M.    March 14, 2017   

At the Free Library, we recognize that people come to literacy—and literature—in many different ways. In our Words at Play Vocabulary Initiative , art, music, and other unique tools… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: The Many Roads to the Free Library

By written by Alix G.    March 8, 2017