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One Book Finale and Dance Party

We're wrapping up the 2022 One Book season with a very special event on June 15, and we hope you can join us for it! For several weeks we've been discussing the One Book selection, My Broken Language , Quiara…

Upcoming Events with a Philly-Based One Book!

It is the 20th year of the One Book, One Philadelphia project, and as special as that is on its own, it is made all the more exciting due to the fact that this year’s title,  My Broken Language  by Quiara…

The One Book, One Philadelphia Kickoff Is Upon Us!

It's the eve of the 20th season of  One Book, One Philadelphia , and the opening event is tomorrow, Wednesday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m., featuring a conversation with Quiara Alegría…

Watch 20 Years of One Book, One Philadelphia

"We are books. We are these vessels of information, stories, inspiration, love." — Mieka Moody, librarian and One Book selection committee member Reflecting on 20 years of the One Book, One Philadelphia program, we are…

2022 One Book, One Philadelphia: Sharing Generational Stories

"Our goal is to always promote literacy, encourage civic dialog, and amplify community storytelling." – Jim Kenney, Mayor of Philadelphia. This year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, My Broken Language by…

Happy 20th Birthday, One Book!

On the eve of One Book, One Philadelphia’s 20th anniversary year in 2022, now is a good time to look back at the past two decades of a citywide tradition that has only blossomed with age. When this program began in…

Re-Creating Our World: Join Us for the One Book, One Philadelphia Finale

Eight weeks of programs diving into The Tradition , Jericho Brown’s collection of poetry and the One Book, One Philadelphia 2021 title , have gone by in the blink of an eye. We read, we wrote, we danced, we made music and art, and…

One Book, One Philadelphia | Youth in Verse

This year’s One Book, One Philadelphia youth titles are Elizabeth Acevedo’s The Poet X and Hey Black Child by Useni Eugene Perkins—both written in verse. While novels in verse are nothing new, with some of the first…

Celebrate Poetry Month Virtually!

Is it any wonder that April is National Poetry Month ? What a beautiful time of year to be in Philadelphia—a veritable poetry capital, vibrant in the face of challenges—and with April showers and the cherry blossoms in…

Upcoming Virtual Events with One Book Author Jericho Brown (and More!)

Every year, one of the most anticipated parts of the One Book, One Philadelphia program is the opportunity for Philadelphians to meet an incredible author. And though we're doing things a bit differently this year with an…

So You’re Reading a Poem…

If you’re unfamiliar with poetry, or it’s just been a while since you really sat down and read a poem, we can walk through one together! Here’s a look at some of the tools used by Jericho Brown in his collection The…

Announcing the 2021 One Book, One Philadelphia Selection...

The Free Library is thrilled to announce the 19th annual One Book, One Philadelphia selection... The Tradition by Jericho Brown   Each year, a single book is chosen by library staff, teachers, and community members as the…

Indigenous Peoples' Day Philly

Though I’ve lived in so-called Philadelphia for several years, it was only last year that I learned that Lenapehoking is the name of this place so many of us call home. In learning how to acknowledge the ancestral homeland of the…

One Book, One Philadelphia at Home: Reading and Teaching Guides

While we missed out on the last week of One Book, One Philadelphia  programming, we are looking forward to a rescheduled Finale event later this year. Stay tuned for details! In the meantime, we invite you to continue reading and…

One Book, Many Voices Community Dinner at Cobbs Creek Library

I learned so much at a recent One Book, One Philadelphia   panel about the relationship between food, memory, and economic justice. The conversation centered on what it means to "decolonize" our food systems— in…

One Book Food and Community Conversation

On February 11 , the Culinary Literacy Center and One Book will bring together panelists who reflect a range of involvement in Philadelphia’s commitment to economic justice, food education and land sovereignty, and cultural…

#OneBookWednesday | It's Almost Time for the One Book, One Philadelphia Kickoff!

It's almost time for the One Book, One Philadelphia kickoff! On January 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Parkway Central Library we will officially launch our 18th season of One Book, One Philadelphia . This event will include a reading…

#OneBookWednesday | One Book 2020 Event Highlights

On Wednesday, January 22, Tommy Orange will join us in Philadelphia for the One Book, One Philadelphia Kickoff , which launches eight weeks of more than 130 events exploring the themes in his novel There There . Below are some featured…

#OneBookWednesday | Intergenerational Trauma

"The wound that was made when white people came and took all that they took has never healed. An unattended wound gets infected. Becomes a new kind of wound like the history of what actually happened became a new kind of history.…

#OneBookWednesday | Regional Lenape History

Never having been much of a history buff, and possessing a wholly striking inability to memorize dates, my cultivation of Philadelphia history has been mostly through passive absorption. I have lived in Philadelphia long enough to have…