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by Mariam Williams, Project Director for Chronicling Resistance "I've studied what I could of the Niess and their culture. There isn’t much left, and I have to sift the truth from… continue reading Chronicling Resistance: Meet the Fellows

By written by Administrator    December 1, 2020   

2020 Summer of Wonder poster In December, the Free Library and the design team at Mighty Engine put out a contest call for artwork from high school students. Deyania Sanders’ art teacher… continue reading An Interview with Deyania Sanders, the High School Artist Behind This Year's Summer of Wonder

By written by Emily S.    September 4, 2020    8

Hello to our friends of all ages! The Nourishing Literacy team is in the process of creating a series of printed learning materials and we would be thrilled to include your artwork! Call for… continue reading Call for Artwork: Nourishing Literacy Series of Printed Learning Materials

By written by Shayna M.    September 2, 2020   

One of the many challenges experienced by librarians and teachers during quarantine has been connecting with the young people in our communities. How are young people feeling? What are they… continue reading Community Cultural Engagement: Youth Street Art

By written by Catherine M.    August 5, 2020   

How do we engage with our communities during a pandemic? In particular, how do we engage creatively with the goal of affecting social change? These questions have been at the forefront of our… continue reading Community Cultural Engagement and Social Change Through Art

By written by Catherine M.    July 13, 2020   

With the current quarantine for Covid-19 affecting Pennsylvania, many parents are looking for fun, educational activities for their children. One activity worth exploring is window birding . Due… continue reading Window Birding

By written by Chris B.    March 30, 2020   

An exciting art installation is underway at Parkway Central Library ! Two soaring, colorful banners, created by celebrated American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976), are now on display in the… continue reading Free Library Installs Colorful Abstract Banners Designed by Alexander Calder

By written by Alix G.    March 12, 2020   

On December 7, the Art Department at Parkway Central Library will host the 12th annual Book Paper Scissors event, a fair designed for artists who create book-and paper-based work. As usual,… continue reading Book Paper Scissors: 12th Annual Artists' Book Fair at Parkway Central Library

By written by Alina J.    December 3, 2019   

Earlier this summer, we kicked off an exciting new series in collaboration with Mural Arts Philadelphia . Each Artists in Conversation event brought two artists to the library,… continue reading Artist Talks Hosted by the Free Library's Art Department

By written by Alina J.    October 1, 2019   

You heard right! Today is National Selfie Day, an excuse to snap a photo of yourself in the name of this glorious (fake) holiday! Looking for the perfect place to take it? How about heading to… continue reading Happy National Selfie Day!

By written by Kate C.    June 21, 2019   

It is the absolute pleasure of the Free Library of Philadelphia to add our congratulations to Benjamin Volta . His work Diligence was recently recognized by the Americans for the Arts as one of 50… continue reading Congratulations to Artist Benjamin Volta on Award-Winning Mural at Tacony Library!

By written by Jenn D.    June 19, 2019   

It’s safe to say that Parkway Central Library is not your grandmother’s library. It’s equally safe to say that some special new books gracing the shelves of The Heim Center and… continue reading 21st Century Books for a 21st Century Library

By written by Alix G.    April 5, 2019    2

While riding on the El one afternoon, as the train wobbily drifted into 46th Street Station, I noticed a handful of people standing around in a vacant lot off to the side of the tracks and then I… continue reading Strange Statues and a Discovery in Parkway Central Library's Art Department

By written by Briana G.    March 29, 2019    3

Through This Lens , an exhibit of library materials that illustrates and discusses the camera work of African American photographers can be viewed on the 2nd floor landing of Parkway Central… continue reading Through This Lens: African American Photographers

By written by Alina J.    March 5, 2019    1

Come and learn about Philadelphia's exciting, dynamic, and often forgotten history with a free guided tour of the  Philadelphia: The Changing City exhibition. The tour will be led by… continue reading Free Tours of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

By written by Joe S.    November 5, 2018   

Who was Herbert Crowley? And why did he almost fade into obscurity after exhibiting critically acclaimed work at the start of the 20th century? Crowley was part of the very influential… continue reading Herbert Crowley: A Visionary Artist Rediscovered

By written by Alina J.    October 29, 2018   

Have you ever read a graphic novel or a comic strip and thought, "I would love to make my own comic... but I don’t know how!" Well, good news! The Free Library has tremendous… continue reading So You Want To Draw Comics...

By written by Violet L.    September 19, 2018    2

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