Free Library, main branch

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September 22nd, 2010

Free Library of Philadelphia, central branch,  7:30 pm.

This is the first major Philadelphia public event for “Tasting Freedom.” Dan and Murray will read from the book and answer questions in the Montgomery Auditorium — the big room — for about an hour, and then will sign books.

Inquirer Editor Bill Marimow will host the evening, which is free and open to the public.

The Library is on the Parkway, between 19th and 20th Streets.

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