Posts in “one-book-one-philadelphia” (125)

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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   

Last week, the Drexel University Autism Support Program presented a panel discussion highlighting issues raised about autism in this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection , The Curious… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Stage vs. Page and Other Takeaways

By written by Sandy H.    March 1, 2017   

You don’t understand how much I love burgers. I  love  them. Give me a big fat burger on a bun with a couple slices of tomato, pickles, and cheese, and you’ll see the… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: One Book…Wow, Burger

By written by Kalela W.    February 22, 2017   

There were no dog-related mysteries at last Wednesday evening’s One Book, One Philadelphia event . In fact, the message was quite clear: working and service dogs from across the city are… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: The Curious Incidence of the Dogs in our Lifetimes

By written by Eileen O.    February 15, 2017   

The Free Library is happy to host  Philadelphia Performances for Autism (PPA) on Saturday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. in Parkway Central Library's Children's Department . Philadelphia… continue reading Philadelphia Performances for Autism (PPA)

By written by Leanne F.    February 15, 2017   

Emphasizing the diversity and individuality expressed on the Autism Spectrum was one of the main themes that came out of the One Book, One Philadelphia panel discussion hosted at the South… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Exploring Myths and Facts about the Autism Spectrum

By written by Will T.    February 8, 2017   

Last Wednesday night, we officially closed the door on the 2016-2017 One Book, One Philadelphia reading period for  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (although, let’s be… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Looking Back on 15 Years

By written by Kate C.    February 1, 2017   

The 2017 One Book, One Philadelphia kickoff event is set for tonight and marks the 15th year of this beloved Philadelphia tradition. Can you believe it? The very first One Book, One Philadelphia… continue reading Celebrate 15 Years of One Book, One Philadelphia!

By written by Kalela W.    January 25, 2017