Dewey Decibel Podcast: Insider’s Guide to Philadelphia

Episode 46 looks at things to do during the 2020 Midwinter Meeting

January 17, 2020

Dewey Decibel Insider's Guide to Philadelphia

On Thursday, January 23, thousands of librarians and library workers will begin to descend on Philadelphia for the American Library Association’s 2020 Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits. And they’ll be searching for the best places to eat and things to do while visiting the City of Brotherly Love.

In Episode 46Dewey Decibel explores what to see and where to eat during Midwinter. First, American Libraries Senior Editor and Dewey Decibel host Phil Morehart speaks with Linda August, reference librarian and curator of art and artifacts at the Library Company of Philadelphia, the oldest independent research library in the US cofounded by Benjamin Franklin in 1791, about Philadelphia’s must-see cultural sights.

Next, American Libraries Managing Editor Terra Dankowski talks with Sarah Levitsky, marketing director at Reading Terminal Market, about where to find the best meals and hidden treasures at one of the largest public markets in the US.

For more events and speakers at the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits, check out the conference preview in American Libraries’ January/February issue.

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Photo: A street in Philadelphia, site of ALA's 2020 Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits

2020 Midwinter Preview

Prepare for a knockout meeting in the City of Brotherly Love

Reading Terminal Market. Photo: Visit Philadelphia

The Philly Food Scene

Where to dine during Midwinter