Posts in “21st-century-libraries” (28)
Part of my job is to show Parkway Central Library ’s private spaces to those who are interested in renting them for events . At the end of those tours, I often take them to the Heim Center ,… continue reading New Monthly Game Night Series to Take Place in Heim Center
By written by Kamilah C. January 23, 2020 4
Edible Alphabet is a free English language learning program offered to adults by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center . The mission of the program is to teach English language and… continue reading Food Insecurity, English Language Learning, and Community Conversations in North Philadelphia
By written by Lindsay S. January 3, 2020
As severe storm warnings in our area continue, we have unfortunately been met with a weather forecast that has forced us to cancel the Brews & Views series in full. Wishing all of our loyal… continue reading Brews and Views Returns!
By written by Victoria G. May 16, 2019
Can you BEE-lieve it? The Richmond Library is now the proud owner of an observatory honey bee hive ! It’s true that the Free Library is home to many unique and wonderful programs and… continue reading The Buzz at Richmond Library
By written by Amy T. July 11, 2018 3
By Ray Banas, Department Head, Music Department In the fall 2017, in the midst of the dramatic renovation to replace six levels of stack-shelving units with soaring new public spaces at the… continue reading Concert in The Common: "the shape of the world we create"
By written by Music Department May 18, 2018
You know we’ve got books. Lots. More than 2 million, in fact. (And that doesn’t even include our streaming and downloadable ebooks and audiobooks!) We’ve got it all. From A to Z.… continue reading Hitting the Streets (and Buses and Subways): There’s MORE TO EXPLORE at the Free Library
By written by Julie B. April 30, 2018
In celebration of the reopenings of our four new 21st Century Libraries , Yolanda Wisher — Philadelphia’s 2016–2017 Poet Laureate —penned an original poem. She read this… continue reading "Vines": A Poem About Libraries by Philadelphia Poet Laureate, Yolanda Wisher
By written by Administrator December 18, 2017 4
Our reopening season comes to a close with one final community celebration that is not to be missed. After a year and a half of undergoing extensive renovation and expansion, Lovett Memorial… continue reading Lovett Memorial Library Grand Reopening Celebration!
By written by Julie B. December 11, 2017 3
It’s a fest! Tacony’s annual Winterfest, of course, and this year also a library-fest! After a year and a half of undergoing extensive renovation and expansion, Tacony Library… continue reading Tacony Library Grand Reopening Celebration!
By written by Julie B. November 27, 2017 9
Come one, come all: After a year and a half of undergoing extensive renovation and expansion, Lillian Marrero Library will reopen its doors on Saturday, November 18! This neighborhood… continue reading Lillian Marrero Library Grand Reopening Celebration!
By written by Jenn D. November 13, 2017
Come one, come all: After a year and a half of undergoing extensive renovation and expansion, Logan Library will reopen its doors on Saturday, November 4! This neighborhood hub, located at 1333… continue reading Logan Library Grand Reopening Celebration!
By written by Julie B. October 24, 2017 1
We are thrilled to announced that in the coming months, we will be reopening FOUR neighborhood libraries, following their extensive modernization and expansion! Logan , Lillian Marrero , Tacony ,… continue reading Four Reimagined 21st Century Libraries Reopening in November and December
By written by Julie B. October 23, 2017 3
Earlier this week, Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden made a whirlwind visit to the Rosenbach and the Parkway Central Library , and we couldn't have been more thrilled to have her! On her… continue reading Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden Visits the Free Library of Philadelphia!
By written by Sandy H. September 22, 2017 1
The walls of the newly-remodeled 21st Century Libraries just got even prettier! We can't wait to invite you inside later this autumn to see the libraries for yourselves. A big THANK YOU is due… continue reading "Public Libraries for the People": A Gift of Four Original Prints by Amos P. Kennedy, Jr.
By written by Jenn D. September 21, 2017 1
Much of the Free Library's ability to create and incubate cutting-edge programs and services is thanks to the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations. One of the most… continue reading Hats Off to the Knight Foundation for Its Support of the Free Library
By written by Julie B. March 8, 2017 1
Did you know you can film your next feature film at the Free Library of Philadelphia? The Free Library is happy to work with students, novice, and professional filmmakers, as well as being a proud… continue reading Filming at the Free Library of Philadelphia
By written by Victoria G. February 7, 2017
The Free Library, along with the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy (OACCE) ’s Percent for Art program , has announced a new site-specific public art commission to be carried… continue reading Philadelphia-Based Artist Selected for Public Art Commission at Parkway Central Library
By written by Kate C. January 30, 2017
Following months of site preparation, shovels are ready and work is underway! Construction on Lillian Marrero and Lovett Memorial libraries, two of five neighborhood libraries in the Building… continue reading Construction Is Underway at Our 21st Century Libraries!
By written by Jenn D. September 12, 2016 3
Update: Thank you for your comments and excitement over the new South Philadelphia Library. We regret the error of leaving out the address and location of the library. This blog post has now been… continue reading The New South Philadelphia Library Is Now Open!
By written by Julie B. June 13, 2016 14
You’re invited! Please join us for a South Philadelphia Library Open House and Block Party! The Free Library of Philadelphia welcomes the brand-new Community Health and Literacy Center ,… continue reading You're Invited! South Philadelphia Library Open House and Block Party
By written by Jenn D. May 26, 2016 2