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#OneBookWednesday: Coming Together Through Stories

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 this shared reading endeavor has included…

#OneBookWednesday: Night Skies

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 important conversations, and forge…

Pi(e) Day

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 Riccardi, a baker who runs Magpie , South…

#OneBookWednesday: The Many Roads to the Free Library

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 are used to help increase the vocabulary…

#OneBookWednesday: Stage vs. Page and Other Takeaways

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 Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time .…

#OneBookWednesday: One Book…Wow, Burger

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 happiest Kalela ever. So of course, when the…

#OneBookWednesday: The Curious Incidence of the Dogs in our Lifetimes

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 pretty amazing creatures. Whether…

Philadelphia Performances for Autism (PPA)

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 Performances for Autism (PPA)  is an…

#OneBookWednesday: Exploring Myths and Facts about the Autism Spectrum

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 Philadelphia Library last Wednesday entitled…

#OneBookWednesday: Looking Back on 15 Years

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 honest, you can totally still begin or…

Celebrate 15 Years of One Book, One Philadelphia!

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 title, The Price of a Child by Lorene…

#OneBookWednesday: Book Discussion Tips

We are just one week away from the kickoff event to the One Book, One Philadelphia 2017 season ! On Wednesday night, January 25, at 7:30 p.m., you are invited to join us in Parkway Central Library for a free event to celebrate the…

#OneBookWednesday: A Neighborhood Library Perspective

Why do I so enjoy working with One Book, One Philadelphia each year? Let me count the ways! For me, this program combines many of the components that I consider to be critical to contemporary librarianship (and why I changed careers…

#OneBookWednesday: Companion Books about Children with Disabilities

While our 2017 One Book, One Philadelphia selection is often speculated to be a book about Autism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger’s Syndrome (something we've discussed in a previous #OneBookWednesday blog entry ), this…

#OneBookWednesday: Broadway Booking and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The following is a guest blog post by Frances Egler, who serves as the Director of Programming and Presentations at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts . Egler is responsible for booking the Broadway Philadelphia season for the…

#OneBookWednesday: Obsessed with Physics

In which I become obsessed with physics… Despite having a super non-scientific brain, I really related to Christopher’s love of math, physics, and astronomy in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time . Even though…

#OneBookWednesday: The Curious Appeal of Sherlock Holmes

In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time , Christopher Boone’s investigation into the death of a neighborhood dog is inspired by his love of detective fiction. In particular, he is an avid fan of Sherlock Holmes ,…

#OneBookWednesday: The Motivation Behind The Curious Incident

We often assume that the novels we read contain some element of autobiographical information. Especially for those of us who aren’t blessed with creative writing talent, it can be hard to imagine how others can craft stories that…

#OneBookWednesday: How Does Your Mind Work?

One of the joys of reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is experiencing the world through the eyes of Christopher Boone, whose powers of logic and perception work so differently than mine. Christopher describes his…

#OneBookWednesday: Is Our Selection A Mystery Book?

I have written of my deep and abiding love of mysteries on the Free Library’s blog many times over ( Exhibits A and B ). I just can’t help myself! So when I heard the title of this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia…