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Free Library of Philadelphia - Central Library

1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

United States


Type: Library

Web site: http://www.freelibrary.org/

Events: http://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/calbyd…

Twitter account: @FreeLibrary

Amenities: wifi, food/drink

Description: between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway

Wifi Access: http://www.freelibrary.org/libserv/wirelessconnect.htm

Monday - Wednesday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Added by: froggie.  Contacted: Not contacted.  Venue ID: 3303



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Garrison Keillor will be at the Library on Sunday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. Website: www.freelibrary.org, click on Author Events.
September 2008 by librarybkworm
I'm a little confused, the website has Garrison Keillor listed as coming on October 5th.
September 2008 by biblioholic29

Upcoming events

Phil Klay (Tuesday, March 10 at 7:30pm)
Phil Klay

Phil Klay is a Dartmouth grad and a veteran of the US Marine Corps. He served in Iraq during the Surge and subsequently received an MFA from Hunter College, where he studied with Colum McCann and Peter Carey, and worked as Richard Ford’s research assistant. His first published story, “Redeployment”, appeared in Granta’s Summer 2011 issue. That story led to the sale of his forthcoming collection, which will be published in seven countries. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the New York Daily News, Tin House, and in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012. (added from Random House)… (more)
Kazuo Ishiguro (Friday, March 20 at 7:30pm)
Kazuo Ishiguro (An Artist of the Floating World, A pale view of hills, Never let me go, Nocturnes, The Remains of the Day, The Unconsoled, The Buried Giant, When We Were Orphans, Nunca Me Abandones)

Kazuo Ishiguro's seven previous books have won him wide renown and numerous honors. His work has been translated into more than forty languages. Both The Remains of the Day and Never let me go have more than 1,000,000 copies in print across platforms, and both were adapted into highly acclaimed films. (added from Random House)… (more)
Wendy Ruderman will be promoting Busted (Tuesday, March 24 at 7:30pm)
Wendy Ruderman will be promoting Busted (added from HarperCollins)
Simon Schama will be promoting Story of the Jews, The (Thursday, April 2 at 7:30pm)
Simon Schama will be promoting Story of the Jews, The (added from HarperCollins)
Untitled event (Tuesday, April 7 at 3:30pm)
Alexander McCall Smith (Tuesday, April 14 at 00am)
Alexander McCall Smith (44 Scotland Street, At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances, Blue Shoes and Happiness, Espresso Tales, Friends, Lovers, Chocolate, In the Company of Cheerful Ladies, The Lost Art of Gratitude, La's Orchestra Saves the World, Love Over Scotland, Morality for Beautiful Girls, The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party, The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection, The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, The Double Comfort Safari Club, Portuguese Irregular Verbs)

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the beloved, bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series, and the Corduroy Mansions series. He is also the author of numerous children’s books. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana. He lives in Scotland. Visit his website at www.alexandermccallsmith.com. (added from Random House)… (more)
Bruce E Kaplan (Thursday, April 16 at 7:30pm)
Bruce E Kaplan

Bruce Eric Kaplan, also known as BEK, is an American artist whose single-panel cartoons frequently appear in The New Yorker. His cartoons are known for their signature simplistic style and ironic humor. Kaplan is also a screenwriter and producer, and has worked on Seinfeld and HBO’s Six Feet Under and Girls. (added from Random House)
Blaine Harden (Monday, April 20 at 7:30pm)
Blaine Harden

Blaine Harden is a contributor to The Economist, PBS Frontline, and Foreign Policy and has formerly served as The Washington Post’s bureau chief in East Asia and Africa as well as a local and national correspondent for The New York Times and as a writer for the Times Magazine. He was also bureau chief in Warsaw, during the collapse of Communism and the breakup of Yugoslavia (1989-1993), and in Nairobi, where he covered sub-Saharan Africa (1985-1989). He is the author of three previous books: Africa: Dispatches from a Fragile Continent (Norton, 1990), A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia (Norton, 1996) and Escape From Camp 14 (Viking, 2012). Africa won a Pen American Center citation for first book of non-fiction. Escape From Camp 14 enjoyed a number of weeks on various New York Times bestseller lists, and was an international bestseller published in 27 languages. He lives in Seattle with his family. His newest book The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot will come out from Viking in April 2015. (added from Random House)… (more)
Marlo Thomas (Wednesday, April 22 at unknown time)
Marlo Thomas is the author of six bestselling books, Free to Be…You and Me, Free to Be…a Family, The Right Words at the Right Time (Volumes 1 and 2), Thanks and Giving: All Year Long, and her memoir, Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny. She has won four Emmys, a Golden Globe, a Grammy, and the Peabody Award, and has been inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame. She lives in New York with her husband, Phil Donahue. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Marlo Thomas (Wednesday, April 22 at 7:30pm)
Marlo Thomas is the author of six bestselling books, Free to Be…You and Me, Free to Be…a Family, The Right Words at the Right Time (Volumes 1 and 2), Thanks and Giving: All Year Long, and her memoir, Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny. She has won four Emmys, a Golden Globe, a Grammy, and the Peabody Award, and has been inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame. She lives in New York with her husband, Phil Donahue. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Toni Morrison (Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30pm)
Toni Morrison (The Black Book, A mercy, Beloved, Birth of a Nation'hood, Jazz, Love, Paradise, Playing in the Dark, Race-ing Justice, En-Gendering Power, Song of Solomon, Sula, Tar Baby, The bluest eye, The dancing mind, The Nobel Lecture In Literature, 1993)

Toni Morrison is the author of ten novels, from The bluest eye (1970) to Home (2012). She has received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 1993 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. (added from Random House)… (more)
Gretchen Rubin (Thursday, April 30 at 7:30pm)
Gretchen Rubin (Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill, Happier at Home, The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal for Mothers, Better Than Before Journal)

Gretchen Rubin is one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on the linked subjects of habits, happiness, and human nature. She’s the author of many books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Happier at Home and The Happiness Project. Rubin has an enormous following, in print and online; her books have sold more than a million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages, and on her popular daily blog, gretchenrubin.com, she reports on her adventures in pursuit of habits and happiness. Rubin started her career in law, and was clerking for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters. (added from Random House)… (more)
Tracy K. Smith (Monday, May 4 at 7:30pm)
Tracy K. Smith (Ordinary Light)

TRACY K. SMITH is the author of three acclaimed poetry collections, including Life on Mars, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. She has received a Whiting Writers' Award and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award, and currently teaches at Princeton University. (added from Random House)
David Brooks (Tuesday, May 5 at 00am)
David Brooks (Bobos in Paradise, The Social Animal, The Way We Live Now, The Road to Character)

David Brooks is one of the nation’s leading writers and commentators. He is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times and appears regularly on PBS NewsHour and Meet the Press. He is the bestselling author of The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement; Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There; and On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense.From the Hardcover edition. (added from Random House)… (more)
Francine Prose will be promoting Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 (Thursday, May 7 at 7:30pm)
Francine Prose will be promoting Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 (added from HarperCollins)
Christopher Buckley (Friday, May 15 at 7:30pm)
Christopher Buckley is the pen name of Christopher Buckley. He divides his time between the bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and the koi pond, which serves as a sushi bar for the benefit of herons. When not cursing herons, he plants expensive bulbs for the winter nourishment of the abundant local squirrel population. His next book is Game of Drones, a candid and sure-to-be-controversial account of his experiences deploying miniature unmanned aerial vehicles in his yard “for purposes of deterrence and, to be honest, revenge.” (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Steve Inskeep (Thursday, June 11 at 7:30pm)
Steve Inskeep

Steve Inskeep is a co-host of Morning Edition, the most widely heard radio news program in the United States. After the September 11 attacks, he covered the war in Afghanistan, the hunt for Al Qaeda suspects in Pakistan, and the war in Iraq. He won a National Headliner Award for investigating a military raid that went wrong in Afghanistan and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for a series on conflict in Nigeria. This is his first book. (added from Random House)… (more)
Jennifer Weiner (Friday, June 19 at 7:30pm)
Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of ten books, including Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, which was made into a major motion picture, and The Next Best Thing. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Frank Wilczek (Thursday, July 23 at 00am)
Frank Wilczek

Frank Wilczek won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2004 for work he did as a graduate student. His 1989 book, Longing for the Harmonies, was a New York Times notable book of the year. A regular contributor to Nature and Physics Today, Wilczek's work has also been anthologized in Best American Science Writing and the Norton Anthology of Light Verse. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he is the Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (added from Random House)… (more)
Untitled event (Thursday, October 22 at unknown time)
S. C. Gwynne (Thursday, October 22 at 7pm)
S.C. Gwynne is the author of the New York Times bestseller EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He spent most of his career as a journalist, including stints with Time as bureau chief, national correspondent, and senior editor, and with Texas Monthly as executive editor. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and daughter. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Untitled event (Thursday, October 22 at 7:30pm)
Anjelica Huston (Friday, November 13 at 7:30pm)
Academy Award-winning actress and director Anjelica Huston has received honors from the National Society of Film Critics; the Independent Spirit Awards; and the Golden Globe Awards; as well as multiple Oscar, BAFTA, and Emmy awards or nominations. Huston most recently starred on the hit TV show Smash. She is the author of the memoirs A Story Lately Told and Watch Me. (added from Simon & Schuster)

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