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Written by Lewis Shaw, who conducted extensive research in the Art Department as part of a Friends Select School Senior Internship Project. During the extended fever dream which we all refer to as… continue reading Surrealism and Gender

By written by Administrator    October 6, 2021    1

September is National Sewing Month and a great opportunity to create something new this year for everyone on your D.I.Y gift-giving list. Both the Art and Literature and Science and Wellness… continue reading Create Something New During National Sewing Month

By written by Juanita V.    September 30, 2021   

The love for the Spanish language and culture can transcend frontiers! The stories, poems and illustrations of the books can reflect personal narratives that touch our collective unconsciousness.… continue reading ¡Celebremos la Fiesta del Libro en Español!

By written by Mary Marques    September 21, 2021   

From Sean Connery to Daniel Craig, the intrepid agent of the British Secret Intelligence Service—James Bond, designated Agent 007—has epitomized masculine cool. Everyone knows how he… continue reading Uncovering the Real James Bond in the Rare Book Department

By written by Mharlyn M.    September 20, 2021    3

Jashn-e-Azadi Mubarak! Happy Independence Day! This past Saturday, August 14, was Pakistan’s Independence Day. Formed in 1947, Pakistan celebrated 74 years of its independence and freedom… continue reading Celebrating Pakistan's Independence Day with Music, Film, and Literature!

By written by Inaara S.    August 18, 2021    3

Yes, it’s that time of the year again, to head to the beach (or a heavily air conditioned reading nook) and dive into some fun reading! Here are some new and newish books that are perfect… continue reading Summer Reading with Dena!

By written by Dena    July 26, 2021   

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has studied the impact of loneliness and social isolation on American seniors and the results are deeply disturbing. Extensive studies of the… continue reading Central Senior Services Joins Moore College of Art to Fight Social Isolation During Pandemic

By written by Richard L.    July 22, 2021   

Since 2019, the Holmesburg Library's Book Club has met biweekly to discuss great modern literature, nineteenth-century classics, and historical nonfiction, to name just a few genres. Not even… continue reading 10 Great Reads from the Holmesburg Library Book Club

By written by David K.    July 13, 2021   

I always wanted to explore creative writing! It’s fascinating to understand what tools and mechanisms writers use to craft a story or a poem. Creating with words is an amazing and fun… continue reading Creative Writing: Discovering Your Inner Voice

By written by Mary Marques    May 13, 2021    2

by Suzanna Urminska and Sam Perduta Our words carry power—whether as balm or as burnish, our words have the power to come together to form poetry that recalls and reconnects a range of human… continue reading Making Her Mark Spotlight: Poetry and Movement Building

By written by Sam P.    April 5, 2021   

Coinciding with Women’s History Month, the newest episode of Book Feast uses the luncheon in Virginia Woolf ’s proto-feminist essay A Room of One’s Own (1929) to discuss… continue reading Newest Episode of "Book Feast" Invites Women to the Table

By written by Lane    March 31, 2021   

Have you ever thought about why we use the same vocabulary to describe consuming food and consuming knowledge? How we’re hungry for the truth, devour a good book, and digest… continue reading Let Culinary Explorations of Literature Nourish You with Book Feast!

By written by Lane    January 7, 2021   

Hannah Cho is a University of Pennsylvania Work-Study student from Davis, CA. During the Fall semester, she studied, recorded, and edited the Story Search podcasts remotely from South Korea.… continue reading Story Search from Special Collections: An Interview by Hannah Cho

By written by Joe S.    January 6, 2021   

Through the challenges of 2020, one of the abiding sources of relief for many of us has been poetry. More people than ever are looking to the written word for strength, wisdom, and comfort. Even… continue reading Healing Verse Philly: a Project from the Poet Laureate

By written by Autumn M.    January 5, 2021    7

The Literature Department at Parkway Central Library is celebrating the 25th year of our flagship program, Monday Poets ! Over the years, the department has hosted poets from all over the country,… continue reading Monday Poets Turns 25! View Ephemera from Over the Years

By written by Sam P.    October 5, 2020    1

That’s all anybody can do right now. Live. Hold out. Survive. I don’t know whether good times are coming back again. But I know that won’t matter if we don’t survive these… continue reading In Appreciation of Octavia Butler

By written by Joel N.    June 22, 2020    5

...then why not check out these digital titles from the Free Library, specially curated for fans of this beloved English novel? On this day in 1816, Charlotte Brontë was born in Thornton,… continue reading If You Liked Jane Eyre...

By written by Clare F.    April 21, 2020   

This blog post is in honor of  Charles Dickens' birthday. The prolific Victorian author of "epic stories" like  Oliver Twist and David Copperfield , was born on Portsea… continue reading Spotlight on Special Collections: When Dickens Met Poe

By written by Mharlyn M.    February 7, 2020   

The Rosenbach was delighted to have writer, actor, and director Mark Gatiss visit in June to shoot scenes for his In Search of Dracula documentary, which was just released on the BBC. Along with… continue reading Mark Gatiss Visits The Rosenbach to Film New Dracula Documentary

By written by Ed P.    January 22, 2020    1