Free Library of Philadelphia http://wrti.org en "One Book" We're Reading This Year in Philadelphia: The Yellow Birds http://wrti.org/post/one-book-were-reading-year-philadelphia-yellow-birds <p></p><p>The Free Library of Philadelphia's <em>One Book, One Philadelphia </em>selection for 2014 is <em><strong>The Yellow Birds, </strong></em>written by Kevin Powers, an Iraq War veteran. He says he didn't set out to write a sweeping epic about the war, but rather tried to create a complete picture of the psychological, emotional, and physical experience the war has on 21-year-old Private Bartle.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:26:20 +0000 Meridee Duddleston 6974 at http://wrti.org "One Book" We're Reading This Year in Philadelphia: The Yellow Birds The Life and Legacy of Charles Dickens http://wrti.org/post/life-and-legacy-charles-dickens <p></p><p>As the Free Library of Philadelphia continues its celebration of <em>A Year of &nbsp;Dickens</em>, WRTI's Susan Lewis considers the lasting appeal of the 19th-century writer - 200 years after his birth.</p><p>The exhibition <em>AT HOME ON THE STAGE: Charles Dickens and Theatre&nbsp;</em> is at the Rare Book Department of the Parkway Central Library through January 3rd, 2013.&nbsp; <a href="http://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/calbydateDickens.cfm" target="_blank"><strong>A variety of Dickens-related programming is also scheduled, including literary salons that are considering a different Dickens novel each month.&nbsp;</strong></a></p><p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 13:36:29 +0000 Susan Lewis 4112 at http://wrti.org The Life and Legacy of Charles Dickens Charles Dickens at the Free Library of Philadelphia http://wrti.org/post/charles-dickens-free-library-philadelphia <p><span class="il">WRTI&#39;s Susan</span> Lewis looks at the life and legacy of Charles Dickens as the Free Library of Philadelphia continues its year-long Dickens celebration with special exhibits and programming.</p> Sat, 09 Jun 2012 15:15:00 +0000 Susan Lewis 3973 at http://wrti.org Charles Dickens at the Free Library of Philadelphia The Life and Work of 19th-Century English Writer Charles Dickens http://wrti.org/post/life-and-work-19th-century-english-writer-charles-dickens <p>Two hundred years after his birth, the author of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, and OLIVER TWIST is now the subject of a year-long celebration at the Free Library of Philadelphia.</p> Mon, 26 Dec 2011 14:41:08 +0000 Susan Lewis 3406 at http://wrti.org The Life and Work of 19th-Century English Writer Charles Dickens PMA Modern Art--Music & Reading Terminal Market--Simeone Found. Museum--Free Library of Phila. http://wrti.org/post/pma-modern-art-music-reading-terminal-market-simeone-found-museum-free-library-phila <p>Jim Cotter takes a walk through <i>Adventures in Modern Art</i>: The Charles K. Williams II Collection, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and speaks with its organizer Innis Shoemaker.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles the very talented pianists who perform daily at Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market.</p> <p>Jason Peifer takes us to the Simeone Foundation Museum, home to a world-class collection of historic sports and race cars.</p> <p>Susan Lewis looks at the history and evolution of the Free Library of Philadelphia.</p> Thu, 27 Aug 2009 16:04:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, David Patrick Stearns & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 2196 at http://wrti.org PMA Modern Art--Music & Reading Terminal Market--Simeone Found. Museum--Free Library of Phila. Maestro Rossen Milanov--Something Intangible--The Audition--Free Library of Philadelphia Festival http://wrti.org/post/maestro-rossen-milanov-something-intangible-audition-free-library-philadelphia-festival <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Rossen Milanov. He conducts both Camden's Symphony in C with Astral Artists, and The Philadelphia Orchestra in upcoming concerts at the Kimmel Center.</p> <p>Jason Peifer visits the Arden Theatre as it opens Bruce Graham's <i>Something Intangible</i>, the Arden's 30th world-premiere play. We'll hear about the career of the Philadelphia playwright.</p> <p>The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns previews <i>The Audition</i>, a documentary exploring how the Metropolitan Opera finds new talent. The film features AVA artists Angela Meade and Michael Fabiano.</p> <p>Susan Lewis looks at the evolution of the Free Library of Philadelphia, which hosts its third annual Free Library Festival on April 18 and 19.</p> Thu, 16 Apr 2009 19:55:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, David Patrick Stearns & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 2115 at http://wrti.org Maestro Rossen Milanov--Something Intangible--The Audition--Free Library of Philadelphia Festival