Posts in “one-book-one-philadelphia” (113)

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I’m gonna read it... Oh, it’s going to be the next book I pick up... everyone I know has been talking about it, so I will definitely read it... … is maybe what goes through your… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Why Not Just Watch the Movie?

By written by Julie B.    November 25, 2015   

We like to think that history is fact. History as a thing is merely “events of the past”; and history the subject is the study of those events. But upon closer study, it becomes clear… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: How We Teach Slavery and the Civil War

By written by Julie B.    November 18, 2015    2

In choosing Twelve Years a Slave as a One Book companion text to featured selection Cold Mountain, the Library has sought both to broaden and enhance the discussion of a critical yet awful time in… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: The Resonance of Twelve Years a Slave Today

By written by Julie B.    November 11, 2015    1

This year marked the sesquicentennial of the end of the Civil War. With this sectarian conflict firmly 150 years behind us, one might think the divide itself (if not the… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Viewing Cold Mountain from The North

By written by Julie B.    November 4, 2015   

The Civil War never ceases to fascinate storytellers. Hollywood filmmakers, historians, novelists, journalists—all continue to find new angles, new meaning, and unheard haunting accounts to… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: The Enduring Allure of the Civil War

By written by Julie B.    October 28, 2015   

The 2016 One Book, One Philadelphia selection was announced at the beginning of this month—for its 14 th season, One Book examines our nation’s past and the power of perseverance… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Beginning to Read Cold Mountain

By written by Julie B.    October 21, 2015   

11 Things to Do in Philly This Week Phillymag.com Lee Child and Linda Fairstein at the Free Library (appeared 9/29)   Get Cultured on the Cheap (Your-Round) Phillybythepenny.com Tour of the… continue reading Free Library in the News: September 28-October 2, 2015

By written by Samantha M.    October 2, 2015   

Five Libraries that Go Beyond Books Huffington Post Most libraries have hosted authors for book discussions, but the  Free Library of Philadelphia  takes it one step furthur. They record… continue reading Free Library in the News: January 20-23, 2015

By written by Samantha M.    January 23, 2015    2

We're excited to announce that the 2015 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection for is Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline . Orphan Train is the compelling story of Vivian, a… continue reading Announcing the 2015 One Book, One Philadelphia Featured Selection!

By written by Michelle S.    October 16, 2014   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to announce that the 2014 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection is The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers! Winner of the 2013 PEN/Hemingway Award for… continue reading Announcing the 2014 One Book, One Philadelphia Featured Selection

By written by Michelle S.    October 23, 2013   

It’s the final week of One Book, One Philadelphia , and we couldn’t be more excited to be welcoming Julie Otsuka for the Grand Finale celebration on Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. at… continue reading Chatting One Book: The Buddha in the Attic, “A Disappearance”

By written by Michelle S.    March 13, 2013   

Welcome to “Chatting One Book ,” week seven! Just two weeks are left of One Book, One Philadelphia , and we’d love for you to share on Facebook or Twitter (or in the comments… continue reading Chatting One Book: The Buddha in the Attic, “Last Day”

By written by Michelle S.    March 6, 2013   

Welcome back to “Chatting One Book ”! This week, we’re focusing on the section called “Traitors.” In “Traitors,” I thought Julie Otsuka did an especially… continue reading Chatting One Book: The Buddha in the Attic, “Traitors”

By written by Michelle S.    February 27, 2013   

“The Children” is perhaps my favorite section of The Buddha in the Attic , if one can have a favorite part of this wholly enveloping novel. I love how Julie Otsuka describes the… continue reading Chatting One Book: The Buddha in the Attic, “The Children”

By written by Michelle S.    February 20, 2013   

We’re halfway through the 2013 One Book, One Philadelphia season! How many events have you made it to so far? This week’s edition of “Chatting One Book ” focuses on the… continue reading Chatting One Book: The Buddha in the Attic, “Babies”

By written by Michelle S.    February 13, 2013   

It’s the third week of “Chatting One Book ,” and this week we’re taking a look at the section, “Whites.” It’s a long section that details the… continue reading Chatting One Book: The Buddha in the Attic, “Whites”

By written by Michelle S.    February 6, 2013   

Welcome to the second week of our blog series, “Chatting One Book ”! Have you made it to any of our great One Book programs yet? Events are taking place throughout the city, so click… continue reading Chatting One Book: The Buddha in the Attic, “First Night”

By written by Michelle S.    January 30, 2013   

Throughout these eight inspired weeks of One Book, One Philadelphia , I’ll be blogging about each chapter of Julie Otsuka’s masterful featured selection, The Buddha in the Attic . I… continue reading Chatting One Book: The Buddha in the Attic, “Come, Japanese!”

By written by Michelle S.    January 23, 2013   

Over the past several weeks, I have focused mainly on the themes, ideas, and questions brought up by Edwidge Danticat’s Create Dangerously . However, I couldn’t conclude this blog… continue reading Chatting One Book: The Art of Danticat’s Writing

By written by Michelle S.    January 19, 2012    2

In “Our Guernica,” the final essay in Create Dangerously , Edwidge Danticat focuses on the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010 and destroyed her former… continue reading Chatting One Book: Create Dangerously, Chapter Twelve - “Our Guernica”

By written by Michelle S.    January 12, 2012    1