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On Monday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m. , at the Parkway Central Library , the Mysterious Travelers All-Stars will present a fascinating concert of interpretations of contemporary Pop tunes - all… continue reading The Mysterious Travelers All-Stars Treat You to a Free Pop Performance!

By written by Perry G.    January 21, 2020   

The Free Library’s Instrument Lending Collection turns 3 today and, like any sociable Libra, it stands out in its ability to attract and entertain. What’s changed? There’s been… continue reading The Free Library Toasts Three Years of Instrument Lending with Free Drum Workshops!

By written by Perry G.    September 26, 2019    4

The Free Library’s Musical Instrument Collection (MIC) celebrated its second birthday back in September 2018 and our collection keeps rolling on! It’s been a big 2 years for the MIC,… continue reading The Free Library’s Music Department Celebrates Two Years of Instrument Lending!

By written by Perry G.    January 24, 2019    6

The 2018  One Book, One Philadelphia  selection was Jacqueline Woodson’s award winning novel,  Another Brooklyn . After an exciting season of discussions and… continue reading Get Ready for a Live Summer Jazz Soundtrack of Jacqueline Woodson's Another Brooklyn!

By written by Perry G.    July 3, 2018   

This Monday, November 20, plug back into the fourth season of our Mysterious Travelers concert series, where musicians visit the Parkway Central Library's Subject Departments with a mission to… continue reading Mysterious Travelers 4 | Up Next!: Ben Singer | Recapping Chad Taylor

By written by Perry G.    November 17, 2017   

It’s fitting that our Mysterious Travelers concert for this coming Monday deals with the department housing the Library's resources on the occult and the afterlife. So be in the… continue reading Mysterious Travelers 4 | Up Next!: Chad Taylor | Recapping Dwight James

By written by Perry G.    October 27, 2017   

Over three previous concert seasons at the Parkway Central Library , veteran and up-and-coming Philly musicians have explored some questions. What has the Great Migration meant to music in… continue reading Mysterious Travelers Tunes Up for Its Fourth Season of Free Jazz Shows with the Philadelphia Jazz Project!

By written by Perry G.    September 13, 2017   

This June, your conservatory quality music library's offering a flurry of free events to suit everyone in Philadelphia's vast music community. From the enterprising artist seeking… continue reading Experience a Flurry of June Events with the Music Department!

By written by Perry G.    June 1, 2017   

On Monday, May 22, catch the final concert in Mysterious Travelers 3: Internal Investigations , the series which saw musicians meeting minds with librarians to make concerts organized around the… continue reading Mysterious Travelers 3 Closing Curtain: Ross Bellinoit Headlines | Recapping the Season

By written by Perry G.    May 15, 2017   

Jazz and the study of Jazz are old-school standards at the Free Library. When John Coltrane studied at the Ornstein School of Music, he'd visit the Parkway Central Library Music… continue reading Mark Your Calendars for Philly Celebrates Jazz Month April Events

By written by Perry G.    April 12, 2017    1

We’re thrilled that the Free Library’s transmogrified into one of the most exciting free venues for jazz in Philadelphia, thanks in part to our sidemen and women at the Philadelphia… continue reading Mysterious Travelers 3 | Up Next!: Alexis Simmons | Recapping Kunu Bi

By written by Perry G.    December 16, 2016   

On Monday at 7:00 p.m. on November 21, join the Free Library and the Philadelphia Jazz Project for the next show in our acclaimed series of jazz concerts, Mysterious Travelers . Last year we… continue reading Mysterious Travelers 3 | Up Next!: Kunu Bi/Ed Stokes and Tom Lowery | Recapping Brent White

By written by Perry G.    November 17, 2016   

We’re thrilled to announce that musicians at any skill level, from those just plucking their first notes to virtuosos, will now be able to borrow the tools of the craft from the Parkway… continue reading Opening Notes of Instrument Lending at the Free Library

By written by Perry G.    September 21, 2016    9

The Parkway Central Music Department ’ s getting hip to the celebrations surrounding F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 120th birthday . Visit our mini exhibition featuring printed music… continue reading Celebrating F. Scott with Foxtrots and More

By written by Perry G.    September 20, 2016   

The Free Library of Philadelphia  and the  Philadelphia Jazz Project  invite you to a third season of free concerts:  Mysterious Travelers 3: Internal Investigations . This… continue reading Mysterious Travelers 3: Internal Investigations

By written by Perry G.    September 14, 2016   

Feeling unlucky? Next week, Chinatown’s own Philadelphia Suns plays us out for the final concert of the New Americans Spring Concert Series this season with an evening of traditional… continue reading New Americans Spring Concert Final Voyage: Philadelphia Suns | Recapping TIMBALONA

By written by Perry G.    May 27, 2016   

The Philadelphia Jazz Project and the Free Library of Philadelphia ’s season of concerts celebrating the Great Migration has one more show to go. This is your last chance to catch free live… continue reading Mysterious Travelers 2 Closing Curtain: Kim Pedro Headlines | Recapping Victor North

By written by Perry G.    May 20, 2016   

The Philadelphia Jazz Project and the Free Library of Philadelphia ’s season of concerts meditating on what the Great Migration means for our city’s musical DNA is nearing the final… continue reading Mysterious Travelers 2 Concert Series | Up Next! Victor North | Recapping Najwa Parkins

By written by Perry G.    April 21, 2016   

Librarians in the Music Department and the New Americans Committee invite you to celebrate the unique cultural heritage of Philadelphia’s immigrant communities with the New Americans Spring… continue reading New Americans Spring Concert Series

By written by Perry G.    April 12, 2016