Posts by Karen L. (13)

Philadelphia in the early 19th century was known as the “Athens of America.” Prominent city residents had established scholarly societies, libraries, schools, theatres, and museums;… continue reading

By Karen L.   September 16, 2015   

Swap: Four Years of Exchange at Second State Press, a new exhibition in the 2nd floor West Gallery. September 14 – November 20, 2015. Second State Press is a nonprofit communal printmaking… continue reading

By Karen L.   September 15, 2015   

Fraktur is a term describing both a 16th century German typeface and manuscript letter form,  and the manuscript documents (now considered folk art) produced by the Pensylvania… continue reading

By Karen L.   May 7, 2015   

In preparation for the dismantling of the book stacks at Parkway Central, we've been surveying the "Art Lewis" books in the stacks. These are books from John Frederick Lewis's… continue reading

By Karen L.   April 11, 2013   

Book Paper Scissors December 8, 2012 10 am - 4 pm Parkway Central Library Book Paper Scissors is an artists' book fair, free and open to the public, accompanied by book and paper workshops.… continue reading

By Karen L.   November 27, 2012    2

Thursday, May 10, 2012 6:30-8:00 p.m. Room 108, Parkway Central Library Followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase. For most people, Philadelphia is a place of red-brick,… continue reading

By Karen L.   May 4, 2012   

2nd floor Art and Print Galleries Parkway Central Library Now through January 29, 2012 Artists have been involved with the production of books for centuries – from the illumination of… continue reading

By Karen L.   November 14, 2011    1

SATURDAY, November 19, 2011 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Parkway Central Library Free Library of Philadelphia 1901 Vine Street Free and open to the public! This festive book fair features… continue reading

By Karen L.   November 14, 2011   

The 4th Annual Book Paper Scissors Artists’ Book Fair will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4th from 10-4 at the Parkway Central Library. It's free and open to the public. This festive event… continue reading

By Karen L.   November 29, 2010    4

From Mad Men to Mod Women: Fashion in the 1960s 2nd Floor, Art Hallway Gallery September 15 – October 25, 2010 Inspired by the current television show Mad Men and the retro '60s fashions we… continue reading

By Karen L.   September 16, 2010    13

You may have heard about the 2010 World Expo that opened in Shanghai in May. Did you know that there was a world expo in Philadelphia in 1876? That exposition celebrated the centennial of the… continue reading

By Karen L.   June 18, 2010    6

Don't miss the third annual  Book Paper Scissors Artists' Book Fair at the Parkway Central Library on Saturday, December 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.—it's free and open to the… continue reading

By Karen L.   December 1, 2009    9

The Parkway Central Library’s Print and Picture Collection is currently hosting a new exhibition of artists’ books, photographs, and prints acquired by purchase or gift in 2008 and… continue reading

By Karen L.   October 15, 2009    5