Saturday, October 25, 2014

Important News From Philly Free Library!

This year's One Book!

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to announce that the 2015 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection is Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. 
Orphan Train is the compelling story of Vivian, a 91-year-old widow once orphaned as a child, and Molly, a troubled teen who has been shuffled from one unstable foster home to another. The two women develop a bond, with Vivian treasuring her Irish immigrant roots and Molly finding comfort in her ancestral Native American tradition. The novel sheds light on an era when thousands of orphaned children were taken from crowded cities to face uncertain futures in the rural Midwest and connects with the importance of heritage and memories in shaping who we are, the value of intergenerational relationships, and the fundamental power of family. The Library Journal calls it, “A compelling story about loss, adaptability, and courage... With compassion and delicacy Kline presents a little-known chapter of American history.”

Join us on Thursday, January 22, 2015, for a kickoff celebration featuring author Christina Baker Kline in Parkway Central’s Montgomery Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. And in the meantime, start reading! 

Eric Dezenhall | Glass Jaw: A Manifesto for Defending Fragile Reputations in an Age of Instant Scandal
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Continental Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.
Lecture at 8:00 a.m.

$35 General Admission, $15 Students or Raven Society Members
Buy tickets online
Eric Dezenhall is a crisis management expert who has dealt with some of America’s most intense and talked-about scandals in his three-decade career. In an era of continuous news coverage, ubiquitous celebrity culture, and light-speed reputation destruction, Dezenhall details the hard-wrought lessons learned from the likes of the Toyota, Goldman Sachs, Tiger Woods, IRS, Susan G. Komen, and Penn State conflagrations. He has lent his considerable insight to a wide array of media outlets, including CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.  The author of two non-fiction books about crisis communications and corporate witch hunts, Dezenhall has also published six novels, including The Devil Himself and Spinning Dixie.
Tickets to this event include a book and a continental breakfast at Parkway Central Library.

Holiday Closings

The Free Library of Philadelphia will be closed Tuesday, November 11in observance of Veterans' Day and Thursday, November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving.
For up-to-date information on neighborhood library closures, pleaseclick here.

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