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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
29
Untitled event (Thursday, January 29 at 7:30pm)
Feb
3
Irvine Welsh (Tuesday, February 3 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 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 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 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 at 7:30pm)
Matthew Quick will be promoting The Good Luck of Right Now (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
20
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)
Mar
24
Wendy Ruderman will be promoting Busted (Tuesday, March 24 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 at 7:30pm)
Simon Schama will be promoting Story of the Jews, The (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
22
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)
Apr
22
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)
May
5
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 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 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 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 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 at unknown time)
Oct
22
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)
Oct
22
Untitled event (Thursday, October 22 at 7:30pm)
Nov
13
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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