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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

Aug
5
Rick Perlstein (Tuesday, August 5 at 7:30pm)
Rick Perlstein is the author of Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America, a New York Times bestseller picked as one of the best nonfiction books of the year by over a dozen publications; Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus, which won the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Award for history and appeared on the best books of the year lists of The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune. His essays and book reviews have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, The Village Voice, and Slate, among others. He has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for independent scholars. He lives in Chicago. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Aug
7
Hampton Sides (Thursday, August 7 at 7:30pm)
Hampton Sides (Americana, Blood and Thunder, Ghost Soldiers, Hellhound On His Trail, In the kingdom of ice)

Hampton Sides is an award-winning editor of Outside and the author of the bestselling histories Hellhound on his Trial, Blood and Thunder and Ghost Soldiers. He lives in New Mexico with his wife, Anne, and their three sons. (added from Random House)
Sep
11
Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns (Thursday, September 11 at 7:30pm)
Geoffrey C. Ward (A Disposition to Be Rich, Baseball, Jazz, Mark Twain, The Civil War, The War, Unforgivable Blackness, Ken Burns's The Civil War Deluxe eBook (Enhanced Edition), The Roosevelts, Before the Trumpet, A First Class Temperament, The Comeback)
Ken Burns (Horatio's Drive, Lewis & Clark, The national parks, Baseball, Jazz, Mark Twain, The Civil War, The War, Ken Burns's The Civil War Deluxe eBook (Enhanced Edition), The Roosevelts)

Geoffrey C. Ward is the coauthor of The Civil War (with Ken Burns and Ric Burns), and the author of A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, which won the 1989 National Book Critics Circle Award for biography and the 1990 Francis Parkman Prize. He lives in New York City.
Ken Burns, director and producer of The national parks, founded his own documentary company, Florentine Films, in 1976. His films include The War, Jazz, Baseball, and The Civil War, which was the highest-rated series in the history of American public television. His work has won numerous prizes, including the Emmy and Peabody Awards, and two Academy Award nominations. He received a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award in 2008. He lives in Walpole, New Hampshire.Ken Burns is represented by Random House Speakers Bureau (http://www.rhspeakers.com). (added from Random House)
… (more)
Sep
16
Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz (Tuesday, September 16 at unknown time)
Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, Dr. Mtter's Marvels

author event.

www.library.phila.gov (added from Penguin)
Oct
10
Al Sharpton (Friday, October 10 at unknown time)
Al Sharpton is a political and social activist in the fight against injustice. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Oct
14
Jane Smiley (Tuesday, October 14 at 00am)
Jane Smiley (The Kiss, The Fish Can Sing, Charlotte Temple, 13 Ways of Looking at the Novel, A Thousand Acres, A Year at the Races, Charles Dickens, Duplicate keys, Good Faith, Horse Heaven, Moo, Ordinary Love and Good Will, Private life, Ten Days in the Hills, The age of grief)

Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including href="/work/2310">A Thousand Acres, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, as well as five works of nonfiction and a series of books for young adults. In 2001 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 2006 she received the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature. She lives in Northern California. Jane Smiley is available for select readings and lectures. To inquire about a possible appearance, please contact Random House Speakers Bureau at rhspeakers@randomhouse.com or visit www.rhspeakers.com. (added from Random House)… (more)
Oct
15
Ben Urwand, The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler (Wednesday, October 15 at 7:30pm)
Ben Urwand, The collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler

Lecture and signing, Free Library of Philadelphia (added from Harvard University Press)
Oct
17
Cornel West (Friday, October 17 at 12pm)
Cornel West (Race matters, Restoring Hope, The Courage to Hope, Black Prophetic Fire, The Radical King) (added from Random House)
Oct
21
Lila (Tuesday, October 21 at 7:30pm)
Meet Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson as she reads from her new novel Lila. (added from Macmillan)
Oct
22
S. C. Gwynne (Wednesday, 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)… (more)
Oct
22
Untitled event (Wednesday, October 22 at 7:30pm)
Oct
28
Simon Winchester will be promoting The Men Who United the States (Tuesday, October 28 at 7:30pm)
Simon Winchester will be promoting The Men Who United the States (added from HarperCollins)
Nov
13
Anjelica Huston (Thursday, 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)
Nov
14
Amy Tan will be promoting The Valley of Amazement (Friday, November 14 at 7:30pm)
Amy Tan will be promoting The Valley of Amazement (added from HarperCollins)
Nov
19
Ann Patchett will be promoting This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage (Wednesday, November 19 at 7:30pm)
Ann Patchett will be promoting This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage (added from HarperCollins)
Nov
21
Anjelica Huston (Friday, November 21 at 12pm)
Academy Award-winning actress and director Anjelica Huston has received honors from the National Society of Film Critics; the Independent Spirit Awards; a Golden Globe Award; as well as multiple Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Emmy awards and nominations. Anjelica most recently starred on the hit TV show Smash. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Dec
2
Doris Kearns Goodwin (Tuesday, December 2 at 7:30pm)
Doris Kearns Goodwin is the author of the runaway bestseller Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. She won the Pulitzer Prize in history for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II and is also the author of the bestsellers Wait Till Next Year, The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, and Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. She lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with her husband, Richard N. Goodwin. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (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)
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)

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