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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

Apr
17
Anne Perry (Thursday, April 17 at 7:30pm)
Anne Perry (The Woman In White, A Study In Scarlet, The Phantom of the Opera, The Scarlet Pimpernel, A Breach of Promise, A Christmas Beginning, A Christmas Grace, A Christmas Guest, A Christmas journey, A Christmas Promise, A Christmas Secret, A Christmas Visitor, A Dangerous Mourning, An Anne Perry Christmas, Angels in the Gloom)

Anne Perry is the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the William Monk novels, including Blind Justice and A Sunless Sea, the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels, including Death on Blackheath and Midnight at Marble Arch. She is also the author of a series of five World War I novels, as well as eleven holiday novels, most recently A New York Christmas, and a historical novel, The Sheen on the Silk, set in the Ottoman Empire. Anne Perry lives in Scotland and Los Angeles. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
19
Doug Fine (Saturday, April 19 at 7:30pm)
Doug Fine, Too High to Fail

author event.

www.library.phila.gov (added from Penguin)
Apr
22
Marlo Thomas (Tuesday, 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)
Apr
23
Marlo Thomas (Wednesday, April 23 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
1
Mona Simpson (Thursday, May 1 at 7:30pm)
Mona Simpson (Anywhere but here, A Regular Guy, Off Keck Road, The lost father, Anna Karenina, My Hollywood, Casebook)

Mona Simpson is the author of Anywhere but here, The lost father, A Regular Guy, Off Keck Road, and My Hollywood. Off Keck Road was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and won the Heartland Prize fromof the Chicago Tribune. She has received a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Guggenheim grant, a Lila Wallace–-Reader's Digest Writers’' Award, and, recently, an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Simpson is on the faculty at UCLA and also teaches at Bard College. (added from Random House)… (more)
May
6
Sebastian Barry (Tuesday, May 6 at 7:30pm)
Sebastian Barry, The Temporary Gentleman

bookstore. author event.

www.library.phila.gov (added from Penguin)
May
15
Christopher Buckley (Thursday, 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)
May
20
Colson Whitehead (Tuesday, May 20 at 7:15pm)
Colson Whitehead (Selected Stories from the O. Henry Prize Stories 2002, Apex Hides the Hurt, John Henry Days, Sag Harbor, The colossus of New York, The Intuitionist, Zone One, The Noble Hustle)

Colson Whitehead is the author of the novels The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and Sag Harbor. He has also written a book of about his hometown, a collection of essays called The colossus of New York. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Granta, Harper’s, and the New Yorker. A recipient of a Whiting Writers Award, a MacArthur grant, and a fellowship at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, he lives in New York City. (added from Random House)… (more)
May
22
The Snow Queen (Thursday, May 22 at 7:30pm)
Meet Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cunningham as he reads from his new novel The Snow Queen. (added from Macmillan)
Jun
12
Cristina Henrquez (Thursday, June 12 at 7:30pm)
Cristina Henrquez (The Book of Unknown Americans, El libro de los americanos deconocidos)

CRISTINA HENRIQUEZ is the author of the story collection Come Together, Fall Apart, which was a New York Times Editor's Choice selection, and the novel The World in Half. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Glimmer Train, Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, AGNI and The Oxford American, as well as in various anthologies. (added from Random House)… (more)
Jun
17
Diana Gabaldon (Tuesday, June 17 at 00am)
Diana Gabaldon (A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, DRAGONFLY IN AMBER, Drums of Autumn, Lord John and The Brotherhood of the Blade, Lord John and The Hand of Devils, Lord John and The Private Matter, Outlander, Written in My Own Heart's Blood, The Fiery Cross, The Outlandish Companion, The scottish prisoner, the Exile, Voyager, Common sense)

Diana Gabaldon is the New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels–Outlander, DRAGONFLY IN AMBER, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, and A Breath of Snow and Ashes (for which she won a Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize)–and one work of nonfiction, ,The outlandish companion as well as the bestselling series featuring Lord John Grey, a character she introduced in Voyager. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. (added from Random House)… (more)
Jun
17
Diana Gabaldon (Tuesday, June 17 at 7:30pm)
Diana Gabaldon (A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, DRAGONFLY IN AMBER, Drums of Autumn, Lord John and The Brotherhood of the Blade, Lord John and The Hand of Devils, Lord John and The Private Matter, Outlander, Written in My Own Heart's Blood, The Fiery Cross, The Outlandish Companion, The scottish prisoner, the Exile, Voyager, Common sense)

Diana Gabaldon is the New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels–Outlander, DRAGONFLY IN AMBER, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, and A Breath of Snow and Ashes (for which she won a Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize)–and one work of nonfiction, ,The outlandish companion as well as the bestselling series featuring Lord John Grey, a character she introduced in Voyager. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. (added from Random House)… (more)
Jul
15
J. Courtney Sullivan (Tuesday, July 15 at 00am)
J. Courtney Sullivan (Commencement, Maine, The engagements)

J. Courtney Sullivan is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels Commencement and Maine. Maine was named a Best Book of the Year by Time magazine and a Washington Post Notable Book for 2011. Her writing has also appeared in The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour, Allure, Real Simple, and New York magazine, among others. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.J. Courney Sullivan is represented by Random House Speakers Bureau (www.rhspeakers.com) (added from Random House)… (more)
Jul
22
Deborah Harkness (Tuesday, July 22 at unknown time)
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
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
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, Katie, and daughter, Maisie. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
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
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)

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