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After a year of preparation and several months of a “soft” opening to a limited crowd, Hilltop Books held an official opening ceremony on Friday, April 16. more
How should a children’s garden grow? Local professor Lolly Tai knows, and she shares what she’s learned in “The Magic of Children’s Gardens: Inspiring Through Creative Design.” more
For years, every time I saw the byline Natalie Pompilio in the Philadelphia Inquirer, I would make it a point to read the story. I knew it was bound to be a compelling human-interest story. more
What benefits does a book provide that an e-book does not? Why, for example, have the Friends provided a room full of children’s books for sale at Hilltop Books, their new store at 84 Bethlehem Pike? more
Hilltop Books  is a project of the Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library. more
Howard A. Myrick's latest accomplishment is a newly published book he authored, “Surviving Toxic 'Isms' and Polarizing Dissent; Protecting Our Democracy." more
Occasionally someone will ask me how I find out about so many fascinating musicians, authors, artists, etc., in the relatively small geographical we cover. more
If the store manages to meet overhead and labor costs, I would consider that a financial success. more
Last Spring, the Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library committed to opening a neighborhood bookstore. more
By Stan Cutler There will soon be a used bookstore at 84 Bethlehem Pike, just a long block from Germantown Avenue with plenty of free, street parking. The Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library are … more
Germantown resident Thom Wall was a performer with the renowned Cirque du Soleil company on a world tour. by Len Lear Germantown resident Thom Wall learned to juggle three objects when he was 10 … more
Boys & Girls Club, Wissahickon branch, recently received 80 bags of donated books from "Books on the Go,” a project organized by the library volunteers at J. B. Kelly Elementary School in … more
Calla’s recently published book, “Measure Your Cat’s IQ: Tale s from the Devilish Genius to the Feeble Minded Fuzzball.” by Len Lear Calla Knopman, 57, began volunteering with Brenda's Cat … more
YouTube standout Kate Howe will discuss via Zoom “The Heroic Slave,” a piece of fiction written in 1852 by Frederick Douglass, on Sunday, Aug. 16, 1:30 p.m. The Victorian Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion … more
Pat Jeanne Davis is a proud novelist of the World War II-era book, “When Valleys Bloom Again,” which was published last year by Elk Lake, a Christian book publisher in Plymouth, Massachusetts. by … more
Bethany DiLello, local graphic web designer, helps to make self-published books, like the title on the right, look professional. by Len Lear Over the years I have had occasion to write about many … more
Simonia Harrison (left) is seen with her late daughter, Rakeisha. The author wrote a book, “The Light of Sunshine,” about her daughter's untimely death in an apartment fire in Cheltenham. (Photo … more
Mt. Airy native Richard Schwartz has been a firefighter, farm worker, general contractor, drummer for a popular West Coast band and the author of several very well-reviewed books. by Len Lear Richard … more
David Jackson Ambrose, a resident of East Falls and author of the powerful novel, “State of the Nation,” (and a soon-to-be released novel, untitled for now) is seen here with a friend, Maria … more
Lucy Noland, a native of Saigon, Vietnam, was an anchor on Channel 29’s 10 o’clock news for five years until June of last year. Her TV work has earned her Emmys, Golden Mics, Edward R. Murrow and … more
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