April 10, 2015 |
Who among us does not mourn something we've lost? "I lost my stuffed lion named Lionie when I was in the hospital. I had him since I was 6 and lost him in the hospital when I was 23 and diagnosed with MS. I am almost 29 now & still think about him every day. Thank you. " "I left my only memoir of my late uncle, who was more like a father to me than anyone, with an angry ex-GF whom upon breaking up with me destroyed it completely....
April 6, 2015 |
The most important financial event in your life can be landing a job. And when readers write in saying, "Thanks, but how about helping me find work?" how can I refuse? First place to start the hunt is a supportive environment. That would be the Free Library of Philadelphia, both the central library at 1901 Vine St., just off the Parkway - where a job fair is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21 on the first floor - and the regional libraries, such as the Paschalville branch, at 6942 Woodland Ave. Then there's the Free Library's year-round career center.
March 26, 2015 |
LOVE Park is getting a new fountain, lots of lawn space, gardens, and a food-truck area. The question is, What goes where? The design team working on the $15 million renovation of JFK Plaza presented four designs to the community at a meeting Tuesday at the Central Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia. The four plans, presented by Mary Margaret Jones, president of the project's lead architectural firm, Hargreaves Associates, include all the same elements but vary in layout.
February 1, 2015 |
You know a genre of music has become a deeply ingrained part of the culture when it becomes a featured night on American Idol . So it is with the American Songbook, a genre of music and a cultural movement that, beginning in the mid-1920s, defined American tastes in music, theater, movies, and even fashion for three decades. Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and George Gershwin were its principal writers, and Ella Fitzgerald, Fred Astaire, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, and Louis Armstrong the musicians and singers who interpreted their work.
September 12, 2014 |
The William Penn Foundation is extending its longtime role as primary benefactor of the Free Library of Philadelphia by awarding the library the biggest grant in the history of either institution. The Free Library will receive $25 million from William Penn over three years, helping to pay for renovations at the Central Library downtown, plus the renovation and expansion of five neighborhood branches in South Philadelphia, central North Philadelphia, Logan, Tacony, and Mount Airy.
June 14, 2014
The national weather map on the Inquirer Express page Thursday transposed the locations of Philadelphia and Washington. The forecasts for each city were correct. A story Thursday about John Cardinal O'Connor misstated the length of his tenure as leader of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. It was 16 years. A review Thursday of Hillary Rodham Clinton's book Hard Choices incorrectly described her appearance Friday morning at the Central Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia.
June 4, 2014 |
Chef Marc Vetri stationed Max Kane, 12, and his brother Grant, 9, in front of a cutting board and prepared to impart some culinary wisdom. "Here's what I want you to do," the chef behind the acclaimed restaurants Vetri and Osteria began somberly. "Don't cut yourself. " In between chugging olive oil and cracking wise, he imparted knife skills, food-preparation techniques, and a killer panzanella recipe to a crowd that included restaurant workers with limited English, kids finding their way around the kitchen for the first time, and parents and grandparents navigating their families' nutritional needs.
January 10, 2014 |
Yes, all the world's a stage, as Shakespeare noted in As You Like It, so it should be no surprise that all the men and women gathered Wednesday at the Free Library on Logan Circle were merely players. There was Will himself (also known as Brian McCann), acting no improbable fiction, but rather introducing an ambitious, year-long schedule of programs and events planned in honor of the bard's 450th birthday. "The Year of the Bard: Shakespeare at 450" has been put together by the library, the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, and other cultural organizations around the region.
June 2, 2013
3-month and 6-month bills , Jun. 3; 2-year notes , Jun. 25; 3-year notes , Jun. 11; 10-year notes , Jun. 12; 30-year notes , Jun. 13; 5-year TIPS , Aug. 22; 10-year TIPS , Jul. 18; 30-year TIPS , Jun. 20. Business Referral Luncheon , presented by BNI, King of Prussia chapter. Peppers Italian Restaurant, 236 Town Center Rd., King of Prussia; 610-792-2105. Reservations required. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. recurring Networking Meeting , presented by BNI, Fort Washington chapter. Hilton Garden Inn, 520 Pennsylvania Ave., Fort Washington; 215-947-7784; www.bnidvr.com . Cost to attend is the cost of the meal.