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Free Library of Philadelphia - Central Library

1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

United States

215-686-5322

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

Jan
15
Peter Carey (Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7pm)
Peter Carey (Bliss, Fat Man in History, His Illegal Self, ILLYWHACKER, Jack Maggs, My Life as a Fake, Oscar and Lucinda, Theft, The tax inspector, The unusual life of Tristan Smith, True History of the Kelly Gang, Wrong about Japan, Parrot and Olivier in America, The Chemistry of Tears, Amnesia)

Peter Carey is the author of twelve previous novels and has twice received the Booker Prize. His other honors include the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Born in Australia, he has lived in New York City for the past twenty years.Peter Carey is represented by Random House Speakers Bureau (http://www.rhspeakers.com). (added from Random House)… (more)
Jan
21
Jane Pauley (Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at unknown time)
Jane Pauley has been a familiar face on TV for more than thirty years. She served as cohost of Today from 1976 to 1989, anchored Dateline NBC for eleven years, and in 2004 became the host of her own daytime program, The Jane Pauley Show. Her memoir, Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue, was a New York Times bestseller. She lives with her husband, Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau, in New York City. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Jan
29
Untitled event (Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Feb
3
Irvine Welsh (Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Irvine Welsh (The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins)

Irvine Welsh is the author of Trainspotting, Ecstasy, Glue, Porno, Filth, Marabou Stork Nightmares, The Acid House, and, most recently, Skagboys. He currently lives in Chicago, IL. (added from Random House)
Feb
6
Ian Bostridge (Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Ian Bostridge (Schubert's Winter Journey)

Ian Bostridge performs regularly throughout Europe, North America and the Far East to outstanding critical acclaim. He read Modern History at Oxford and received a D.Phil in 1990. He is the author ofWitchcraft and Its Transformations c.1650-c.1750 and A Singer's Notebook. He is Humanitas Professor of Music at the University of Oxford and a regular contributor to The Guardian and the TLS. He is married to the writer and critic Lucasta Miller. They live in London with their two children. (added from Random House)… (more)
Feb
9
Armistead Maupin will be promoting The Days of Anna Madrigal (Monday, February 9, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Armistead Maupin will be promoting The Days of Anna Madrigal (added from HarperCollins)
Feb
17
Matthew Quick will be promoting The Good Luck of Right Now (Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 6:45pm)
Matthew Quick will be promoting The Good Luck of Right Now (added from HarperCollins)
Feb
17
Matthew Quick will be promoting The Good Luck of Right Now (Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Matthew Quick will be promoting The Good Luck of Right Now (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
24
Wendy Ruderman will be promoting Busted (Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Wendy Ruderman will be promoting Busted (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
2
Simon Schama will be promoting Story of the Jews, The (Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Simon Schama will be promoting Story of the Jews, The (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
22
Marlo Thomas (Wednesday, April 22, 2015 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)
Apr
22
Marlo Thomas (Wednesday, April 22, 2015 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)
May
5
David Brooks (Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 00am)
David Brooks (Bobos in Paradise, The Social Animal, The Way We Live Now, The Road to Character)

David Brooks writes an op-ed column for The New York Times. Previously, he has been a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Atlantic Monthly, and an op-ed editor at The Wall Street Journal. He is currently a commentator on PBS NewsHour and contributes regularly to Meet the Press and NPR’s All Things Considered. He is the author of 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. His articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Forbes, The Washington Post, The Times Literary Supplement, Commentary, The Public Interest, and many other magazines. David Brooks lives in Maryland.From the Hardcover edition. (added from Random House)… (more)
May
7
Francine Prose will be promoting Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 (Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Francine Prose will be promoting Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 (added from HarperCollins)
May
15
Christopher Buckley (Friday, May 15, 2015 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)
Jun
19
Jennifer Weiner (Friday, June 19, 2015 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)
Oct
22
Untitled event (Thursday, October 22, 2015 at unknown time)
Oct
22
S. C. Gwynne (Thursday, October 22, 2015 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)
Oct
22
Untitled event (Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Nov
13
Anjelica Huston (Friday, November 13, 2015 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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