Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Great Author Events At Philly Free Library!

Reminder: Tickets Now On Sale For Fall Author Events 
at the Free Library of Philadelphia!

Tickets for the fall season can now be purchased online or by calling 1-800-595-4849. The events that have already sold out for the auditorium include Ken Burns and Geoffrey C. WardHenry KissingerNorman LearAnjelica Huston, and Alan Cumming. In-house simulcast tickets are still available for these events. Join us for our first event of the season with Fresh Air and Washington Post"Book World" contributor Maureen Corrigan on Wednesday, September 10th! 

Thanks as always for your support. See you at the Library! 
Finally Confirmed! 

Tamora Pierce | Lloyd Alexander 50th Anniversary Lecture
  Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 1:00PM; FREE
No tickets or reservations required. For info: 215-567-4341
Philadelphia native Lloyd Alexander wrote more than 40 books for children and young adults, including the "exciting, highly imaginative, and sometimes profound" (New York Times) fantasy series The Chronicles of Prydain. He was also the author of several other book series, novels, and historical biographies. Among Alexander's many honors were the 1969 Newbery Medal, the 1971 National Book award in the Children's Books category, and the 2003 World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement. Here to present this beloved writer's groundbreaking work is bestselling fantasy author Tamora Pierce, followed by a discussion with Alexander's goddaughter Sharyn November, senior editor at Viking Children's Books and Editorial Director at Firebird Books. 

Anne Lamott | Small Victories  
Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2:00PM;
 buy tickets online>>
As she openly and self-deprecatingly describes loss, faith, addiction,  and a score of other tough topics, Anne Lamott's "real genius lies in capturing the ineffable, describing not perfect moments, but imperfect ones...perfectly" (The New Yorker). She is the author of seven novels and six books of non-fiction, including Operating Instructions, an account of life as a single mother during her son's first year; Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and LifeTraveling Mercies, a collection of autobiographical essays on faith; and Some Assembly Required, the story of her first year of grandparenthood. Lamott's new book is a message of hope, forgiveness, and restoration to embrace during the times that test us most. *Book included with ticket

David Baldacci | The Escape (The John Puller Series) Monday, December 1, 2014 at 7:30PM; FREE
No tickets or reservations required. For info: 215-567-4341
David Baldacci is the author of nearly 30 novels, all of which have been worldwide bestsellers. His debut, Absolute Power, was adapted into a popular film directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. Baldacci's infectiously popular serialized books include the Camel Club series, the Will Robie series, and the King and Maxwell series, which was adapted into a 2013 television show. He has also written many standalone novels, four children's books, and a short story collection. Baldacci is the founder of the Wish You Well Foundation, an organization devoted to family and adult literacy in the U.S. The Escape is the third installment of a series following military criminal investigator John Puller.
Of Interest

Seniors and Their Animal Companions: Cats

Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 11:00AM; FREE  
Parkway Central Library, Room 108. For more info: 215-686-5331
Nathanael Oster will speak in Room 108, adjacent to the Home Page CafĂ©. These mysterious and notoriously independent creatures have fascinated people for thousands of years. Several Egyptian gods were depicted with feline features and endowed with personal qualities associated with cats. During the Middle Ages, cats came to personify the evils of witchcraft, and Europeans killed as many as they could. Ironically, this senseless slaughter created an environment in which rats and the Black Plague could thrive. Today, cats are beloved companions and members of our families. Dr. Nathanael Oster, with the Cat Hospital of Philadelphia discusses what we've learned about the psychology and behavior of cats in the last five years.   

Free Library Author Events
Andy Kahan, Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Director, Author Events
Laura Kovacs, Associate Director
Jason Freeman, Program Assistant

phone: 215-567-4341

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