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Please Touch Museum Celebrates Children’s Literature

This Friday, the <a style="color: # This Friday, the Please Touch Museum kicks off Celebrate Stories Weekend with the 25th Anniversary celebration of the Please Touch Museum Book Awards. This year’s book award winners are Higher! Higher! by Leslie Patricelli, and Spoon, written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and...

Exploring Trees at the Please Touch Museum

With the weather outside looking pretty frightful lately, the Please Touch Museum is all the more delightful for parents and kiddos suffering from cabin fever. As most folks know, Please Touch is a treasure...

Launch Party for The City Real and Imagined at the ICA this Wednesday

Most of us, everyday, have some experience of the city – real or imagined. Whether it stems from our encounters at home or work, images shown on TV news, memories of the past, or...

What is BarCamp Philly?

BarCamp Philly is not a summer sleep away destination for your local bartender. Nor is it an opportunity to pitch a tent at your favorite tavern. BarCamp Philly is, however, one of the hottest...

Local Philadelphia Author Lawrence Kaplan Challenges History with House of Ghosts

On August 20, 1944, the Allied Forces – the United States in particular – dropped several bombs on the I.G. Farben chemical plant less than five miles away from Auschwitz. In House of Ghosts,...

Andrea Gibson, Performance Poet

I’ve heard my share of slam poetry, and most of the time it just runs together. I’ve heard my share of slam poetry, and most of the time it just runs together. Poem into poem,...

Haunted Poe: Edgar Allen Poe by Brat Productions

Take an award-winning, experimental theatre company, give them some spooky literary classics and a 10,000 square-foot warehouse space, and you’re sure to get something interesting. In this case, Haunted Poe.      With its latest genre-bending show,...

The Media Food & Crafts Festival: A Feast for All Five Senses

Media Food & Crafts FestivalSunday, October 4, 200910 a.m. – 5 p.m.State Street, between Monroe and Orange Streets, in Media, Pa.  Media Food & Crafts FestivalSunday, October 4, 200910 a.m. – 5 p.m.State Street, between...

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