Tagged Family

The Art of Suggestion: American Propaganda in Times of War and Peace. Part of the Hands-on History Series at The Free Library Parkway, Central

The Art of Suggestion: American Propaganda in Times of War and Peace Published as a method to inform the public, propaganda can be used as a tool—either intentionally or unintentionally—to influence public opinion,…

Big Kids (age 2-5) Story Time -

Stories, songs, rhymes, music, movement, and lots of fun for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. Stay for Play Group on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. 

Big Kids (age 2-5) Story Time -

Stories, songs, rhymes, music, movement, and lots of fun for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. Stay for Play Group on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. 

Read, Baby, Read Play Group

Join us for play time and connecting with other families. All programs are for children ages birth through 24 months and their caregivers. Expecting parents and siblings welcome. Childcares and groups, please call the…

Read, Baby, Read Storytime

Read! Sing! Play! Help your child learn through stories, songs, and fun activities. All programs are for children ages birth through 24 months and their caregivers. Expecting parents and siblings welcome.  Read,…

Read, Baby, Read Little Friends Play Group

Join us for play and great conversation for babies, toddlers, and grown-ups alike. Text @Portrichmo to 81010 for text reminders. Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs for babies, toddlers and their families, using new library…

Read, Baby, Read My First Storytime

Bring your little one for lap time with stories, songs, rhymes and bounces. Siblings welcome. Text @Portrichmo to 81010 for text reminders.  Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs for babies, toddlers and their families,…

Read, Baby, Read: Storytime at Malcolm X Park

Read! Sing! Play! Help your child learn through stories, songs, and fun activities at Malcolm X Park. Weather Permitting.  For children ages birth through 24 months and their caregivers.  Text @readbabywp to 81010 for text…

Read, Baby, Read Walkers and Talkers Pajama Storytime

Dance, wiggle, and sing along in our fun storytime for young independent movers.  For babies and toddlers with their caregivers. Siblings welcome.  Text @Portrichmo to 81010 for text reminders!  Read, Baby, Read…

Read, Baby, Read: Storytime at Powers Park

Help your child learn through stories & songs at Powers Park! Weather permitting. Text @Portrichmo to 81010 for text reminders. Weather cancelations will be announced via this text service – sign-up highly recommended! If…

Read, Baby, Read Play Group

Join us for play time and connecting with other families. All programs are for children ages birth through 24 months and their caregivers. Expecting parents and siblings welcome. Childcares and groups, please call the…

Read, Baby, Read Storytime

Read! Sing! Play! Help your child learn through stories, songs, and fun activities. All programs are for children ages birth through 24 months and their caregivers. Expecting parents and siblings welcome.  Read,…

Read, Baby, Read Little Friends Play Group

Join us for play and great conversation for babies, toddlers, and grown-ups alike. Text @Portrichmo to 81010 for text reminders. Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs for babies, toddlers and their families, using new library…

Read, Baby, Read My First Storytime

Bring your little one for lap time with stories, songs, rhymes and bounces. Siblings welcome. Text @Portrichmo to 81010 for text reminders.  Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs for babies, toddlers and their families,…

Read, Baby, Read: Storytime at Malcolm X Park

Read! Sing! Play! Help your child learn through stories, songs, and fun activities at Malcolm X Park. Weather Permitting.  For children ages birth through 24 months and their caregivers.  Text @readbabywp to 81010 for text…

Read, Baby, Read Walkers and Talkers Pajama Storytime

Dance, wiggle, and sing along in our fun storytime for young independent movers.  For babies and toddlers with their caregivers. Siblings welcome.  Text @Portrichmo to 81010 for text reminders!  Read, Baby, Read…

Read, Baby, Read: Spanish Bilingual Storytime at Harrowgate Park

Help your child learn through stories & songs in English and Spanish! Weather permitting. Free! Find us at Harrowgate Park near the playground. Text @Portrichmo to 81010 for text reminders. Weather cancelations will be announced via…

Family Movie Night

Join us for a family-friendly movie in the Community Meeting Room.  Refreshments will be served and you may also bring your own snacks.  

Read, Baby, Read Play Group

Join us for play time and connecting with other families. All programs are for children ages birth through 24 months and their caregivers. Expecting parents and siblings welcome. Childcares and groups, please call the…

Read, Baby, Read Storytime

Read! Sing! Play! Help your child learn through stories, songs, and fun activities. All programs are for children ages birth through 24 months and their caregivers. Expecting parents and siblings welcome.  Read,…

Returning Citizens - Resources

Resources for Returning Citizens.

Returning Citizens - Prison Memoirs

Books written by and about former prisoners, both famous and infamous.

Dave Barry | Lessons from Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog

A 30-year writer at the Miami Herald whose column was syndicated in more than 500 newspapers, humorist Dave Barry won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1988. His more than 30 New York Times bestselling books include I’ll Mature When…

Bridgett M. Davis | The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers

Bridgett M. Davis is the author of Into the Go-Slow , the acclaimed story of a young woman traveling from Detroit to Nigeria as she mourns the death of her sister, and Shifting Through Neutral , a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy…

Dani Shapiro | Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

In conversation with Beth Kephart , the award-winning author of twenty-four books, including Going Over , Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir , and Flow: The Life and Times of Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River . Delivering “an…

Julián Castro | An Unlikely Journey: Waking Up From My American Dream

In conversation with award-winning broadcaster and journalist Tracey Matisak Former San Antonio mayor and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development during President Obama’s second term, Julián Castro burst onto the national political…

Alex Wagner | Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging

In conversation with award winning broadcaster and journalist Tracey Matisak. Political commentator Alex Wagner is co-host of Showtime’s The Circus  and a contributor to CBS News and The Atlantic . She previously hosted MSNBC’s…

Jesmyn Ward | Sing, Unburied, Sing

In Conversation with Kalela Williams, Director of Neighborhood Enrichment Programming A “hypnotic” novelist whose ease with vernacular puts her “in fellowship with such forebears as Zora Neale Hurston and William Faulkner” ( The New…

Gregory Pardlo | Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America with Kevin Young | Brown: Poems

“Intensely personal … funny and poignant” ( New York Times) , Gregory Pardlo’s poetry collection Digest won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize. An out-of-nowhere coup for the relatively unknown Columbia University MFA student and teacher, it was…

Junot Díaz | Islandborn

Junot Díaz won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for  The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao , the “unruly, manic, seductive” ( Esquire ) multigenerational tale of a cursed Dominican family. He is also the…

Matt de la Peña and Loren Long | Love

Watch the video here . Matt de la Peña was awarded the Newbery Medal and a Caldecott Honor for Last Stop on Market Street , a children’s book that highlighted volunteerism, income inequality, and other topics not often addressed by the…

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris | The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity

Watch the video here . Pioneering physician Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is a longtime crusader for targeting care to vulnerable and traumatized children. Her prolific work on the link between toxic stress and chronic illnesses includes more…

Jed Perl | Calder: The Conquest of Time: The Early Years: 1898-1940

Watch the video here . “Few people write about art as beautifully” ( Wall Street Journal ) as Jed Perl, a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and the former 20-year art critic for The New Republic . A longtime…

James Breakwell | Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent's Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

Watch the video here . Following a viral 2016 Buzzfeed article featuring the assorted musings of his four daughters—the oldest is 7 years old—comedy writer James Breakwell’s jokes have appeared in USA Today, US Magazine , and Huffington…

Alice McDermott | The Ninth Hour

Watch the video here . *Pulling the delicate threads of “fear and vulnerability, joy and passion, the capacity for love and pain and grief” ( The Washington Post ), Alice McDermott’s acclaimed fiction explores intersecting stories of…

Gabrielle Union | We're Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True

Watch the video here . *In conversation with longtime broadcaster and journalist, Tracey Matisak Best known for leading roles in a variety of comedies, dramas, and action films such as The Brothers, Deliver Us from Eva, Bad Boys II ,…

Amy Tan | Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir

Watch the video here . In conversation with Laura Kovacs, associate director, author events “Powerful” and “full of magic” ( Los Angeles Times ), Amy Tan is the author of the beloved novels  The Joy Luck Club , a finalist for the…

Tom Perrotta | Mrs. Fletcher

Watch the video here . “A daring chronicler of our most profound anxieties and human desires” ( Washington Post ), Tom Perrotta is the author of some of the most popular and critically acclaimed novels of our time, including Election ,…

Loudon Wainwright III | Liner Notes: On Parents & Children, Exes and Excess, Death & Decay, & a Few of My Other Favorite Things with Eileen Myles | Afterglow (a dog memoir)

Watch the video here . With a career spanning four decades, 26 studio albums, and untold scores of concerts, Loudon Wainwright III is one of the world’s most loved singer-songwriters. A prolific actor in a variety of television and…

Douglas Brunt | Trophy Son in conversation with Megyn Kelly

Watch the video here . In conversation with Megyn Kelly, host of Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly Ghosts of Manhattan , Douglas Brunt’s New York Times bestselling debut novel about a flawed but highflying Bear Stearns bond trader, took “a…

Patricia Lockwood | Priestdaddy: A Memoir

Watch the video here . Patricia Lockwood, “The Poet Laureate of Twitter” (unofficial), is the author of 2014’s groundbreaking Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals , a book of obscene, angry, funny verse that “is unforgettable,…

Janet Benton | Lilli de Jong

In conversation with Sam Katz, civic entrepreneur and executive producer of History Making Productions. Janet Benton’s writing has appeared in some of America’s most prestigious periodicals and literary journals, including The New York…