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On April 23, 2004, the Passyunk Branch was renamed the Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Branch in honor of the lifetime resident of South Philadelphia whose service to the community began in the 1930s and continued until his death in 1970. Mr. Donatucci held positions as the chairman and leader of the 26th Ward.
The Passyunk Library first opened its doors on April 14, 1914 on a tract of land received from the estate of Stephen Girard (1750-1831). Girard was a French immigrant who was estimated to be the richest man in America at the time of his death. The building was one of 25 libraries built with funds that the great philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, donated to the Free Library of Philadelphia.
There are several murals in the branch by Calvin Jones. The mural in the meeting room includes Ben Franklin, Stephen Girard, Andrew Carnegie, and young patrons of the library.
Create and Paint Your Own Celtic Knot - Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 4:30PM
Create and Paint Your Own Celtic Knot
Who first designed Celtic knots and symbols? What are their meanings? Facilitator, Marcie Ziskind, will teach participants how to decipher the secrets behind these beautiful designs. They will then create unique knots and symbols that represent their own personal meanings. Participants will use acrylic paints on 4” x 4” tiles to create a permanent piece of art to take home and display. This One Book, One Philadelphia 2015 program is intended primarily for school-aged children. For more information, contact the Librarian at 215-685-1755.
Tuesday | February 17 | 4:30 p.m.
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