Posts in “nonfiction” (20)
Welcome to Year 11 of my annual list of favorite books and the third year of pandemic reading! I've started getting my reading mojo back and have been spending a bit more time reading than… continue reading Dena's Favorite Books of 2022
By written by Dena January 3, 2023
Did you know that there are important dates in February beyond Groundhog Day (Sorry, Punxsutawney Phil!), Presidents' Day, and Valentine’s Day, where specific foods are celebrated?… continue reading Celebrating February's Food Days
By written by Linda Y. February 17, 2022
All October we'll be talking about LGBTQ History on the Free Library's blog! So far we've discussed LGBTQ Historical Young Adult Fiction and LGBTQ History Told Through Comics and… continue reading More Than Stonewall: LGBTQ Historical Nonfiction
By written by Shelley R. October 28, 2021
The longest year ever is coming to a close. (Amen.) That means that it’s time to peruse some Best of 2020 book lists! Across the web you can find tons of these kinds of lists. Two of my… continue reading What Philadelphia Read in 2020
By written by Jamie B. December 30, 2020
Are you interested in reading new authors? Are you looking for a safe place to discuss literature and culture? Then this book club is for you! The YA / Adult Multicultural Book Club has a focus on… continue reading Join Our New YA and Adult Multicultural Book Club!
By written by Kayla J. October 7, 2020 6
Every year around this time, the Free Library and other libraries around the country celebrate reading challenged books during Banned Books Week . Why are there banned books? These could be any… continue reading Banned Books Week | A Focus on Nonfiction Reads
By written by Linda Y. October 2, 2020 1
In this time of self-reflection and evaluation of our own and our society's biases and attitudes around race, our suggestions include new titles in which race is a central theme, as well as a… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in July!
By written by Paul A. July 3, 2020 2
As we head into the roaring '20s, let’s look forward to the Spring 2020 Free Library Author Events schedule , highlight a few of our guests, and offer up some other important details...… continue reading Spring 2020 Author Events Preview
By written by Author Events January 8, 2020
I’ve been called a walking disaster many times, and frankly, there's a lot of truth to it. I spill things, drop things, say things, and eat things I shouldn’t. But I’m… continue reading Maritime Disasters: Commercial Ships, Catastrophic Sinkings
By written by Kalela W. November 21, 2019 1
Our October suggestions are a mix of fantasy, history, romance, health, and adventure—truly, something for everyone—and they’re all coming to a neighborhood library near you this… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in October!
By written by Paul A. October 1, 2019 1
During this fall season of Free Library Author Events , we’re seeing a lot of cultural connections between our authors and speakers. Let’s talk about the events taking place two days… continue reading Fall 2019 Author Events: Cultural Connections
By written by Author Events September 9, 2019 1
Today is National Read a Book Day , and as a book lover and Free Library staff member it’s my sworn duty to encourage everyone I meet today to pick up a book, so expect some recommendations… continue reading Celebrate National Read a Book Day!
By written by Christine M. September 6, 2019
History is endlessly fascinating to me; twentieth-century history in particular is full of triumphs and dark chapters. Sometimes it takes some distance to get perspective on events of… continue reading It's All Just a Little Bit of History Repeating Itself Again
By written by Rachel F. July 23, 2019
The winners of the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes were announced at Columbia University in New York City on Monday, April 15. The Pulitzers recognize achievements in newspaper, magazine and online… continue reading The 2019 Pulitzer Prize Winners Are...
By written by Peter SM April 18, 2019
Many things go missing – overdue books, keys, socks in the dryer – but none of those can compare with the gravity of when a person simply disappears. Approximately 90,000 people are… continue reading The Mystery of Missing Persons
By written by Violet L. April 16, 2019 2
"For two centuries," writes The New Yorker essayist Adam Gopnik in the preface of his 2004 collection Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology , "Paris has been attached for… continue reading An American Author in Paris
By written by Violet L. August 16, 2018
Every year I read a lot of books. Out of the 339 that I read in 2017, I've picked out the 36 that I liked the best . 2017 was a hard year, and I found myself looking for books that were happy… continue reading Dena's Favorite Books of 2017
By written by Dena January 2, 2018
Looking for gift ideas for your favorite readers or for something to read yourself? Here’s a list from public libraries across the country of the 10 most popular books for adult readers in… continue reading Need a Last Minute Gift Idea? Check Out These 10 Popular Titles!
By written by Paul A. December 19, 2017
This year the Free Library of Philadelphia is participating in Welcoming Week: Connecting Neighbors, Serving Communities , taking place September 15 through 24, with a variety of cultural events… continue reading Welcoming Week 2017: Connecting Neighbors, Serving Communities
By written by Mary Marques September 6, 2017 1
Every year I read a lot of books. This year I’m at 329 and counting (I still have a day left...). This isn’t a strange statement coming from a librarian since it’s pretty much… continue reading Dena's Favorite Books of 2016
By written by Dena December 30, 2016 1