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Eagles fans at bar
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Holli Stephens
September 06, 2019 - 6:00 am
Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Read more here for everything happening in the city — including the best spots to watch the Eagles home opener.
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Some South Jersey teachers have some free books to start the school year courtesy of the nonprofit called "BookSmiles."
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Mike DeNardo
August 29, 2019 - 5:51 pm
South Jersey teachers have some free books to start the school year courtesy of the nonprofit called BookSmiles.
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Dr. Seuss Experience
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AP News
August 29, 2019 - 10:31 am
BOSTON (AP) — Dr. Seuss is hitting the road this fall with a large interactive exhibit that will immerse visitors in some of the most iconic books by the beloved children's writer. The exhibit is centered on a maze based on "Oh, the Places You'll Go," the Dr. Seuss book that urges children to...
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Penn Book Center
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Paul Kurtz
August 27, 2019 - 3:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Penn Book Center co-owner Michael Row said he and his wife, Ashley Montague, were about to become two more victims of Amazon. "Amazon is selling a lot of the course materials at less than we can get them from the publisher," Row said. "And free shipping." They...
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This handout from Christie's shows the cover of J K Rowling's first novel Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone.
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August 01, 2019 - 9:46 am
Emily Dixon, CNN (CNN) — It didn't seem like an auspicious purchase at the time: a discarded library book bought for £1 (about $1.20) at a rummage sale, one of a handful picked up to read on vacation. Except the book happened to be a first edition of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (...
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The new untitled "Hunger Games" novel
Scholastic via AP
June 17, 2019 - 3:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A decade after seemingly wrapping up "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem. A prequel, set 64 years before the beginning of her multimillion-selling trilogy, is coming next year. The novel, currently untitled, is scheduled for release on May 19, 2020...
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Justin Udo
June 11, 2019 - 7:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Banning books is nothing new, but a recent study shows one genre is targeted more than others. LGBTQ books make up more than half of the 11 most banned books in the United States, according to the American Library Association. "I think it's a type of bigotry and...
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David Madden
June 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — In Camden County, officials are forgiving thousands of dollars in overdue library book fines starting next month. The decision to rescind over $76,000 in pending fines won’t really cost much. The overdue fees constitute less than one half of one percent of the county...
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Students at eight South Jersey schools are getting free books Friday thanks to a nonprofit that collects donations from the "haves" to benefit the "have nots."
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
June 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Students at eight South Jersey schools are getting free books Friday thanks to a nonprofit that collects donations from the "haves" to benefit the "have nots." It's book fair day for eight elementary schools in the Camden, Lindenwold, Vineland and Glassboro school...
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Elliot Weinbaum
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Mike DeNardo
June 03, 2019 - 12:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Kids, of course, have access to their class textbooks and school library, but with the launch of a project in 10 Philly schools, kindergarten through third-graders have been able to pick out books they're truly interested in — and keep it in their personal home...
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