Posts in “parkway-central” (117)
This week marks the launch of the Languages and Learning Center at Parkway Central Library , a center dedicated to supporting the individual learning goals of Philadelphia’s adults.… continue reading Languages and Learning Center | Hearing from Our Adult Learners
By written by Lindsay S. September 20, 2019
A figure in red slowly lifts her arms. She sweeps them out to either side of her body, continuing to lift them until they form a straight line with her shoulders. For a moment, the figure is… continue reading Dancing on the Rooftops: Trisha Brown Dance Company Comes to the Parkway Central Library
By written by Clare F. September 19, 2019 1
At the Free Library of Philadelphia, we know firsthand that access to books and other media can change lives. The Poetry to the People tour is dedicated to increasing such access—so… continue reading The Poetry to the People Tour Is Coming to Philadelphia!
By written by Clare F. June 10, 2019
Summer is in full swing: temperatures are high, days are long, school is out for break, and the Ravens are on the rooftop! Join the Raven Society, the Free Library’s community of young… continue reading Ravens on the Rooftop: A Summer Celebration Atop the Parkway Central Library!
By written by Alexa L. June 5, 2019
Take a free tour of Our 5 Senses , a fully-interactive exhibition that connects the science of the senses with the mind and the literary experience. Tours begin at 3:00 p.m.and finish at… continue reading Take a Free Family Tour of Our Five Senses, a Fully-Interactive Exhibition
By written by Joe S. May 30, 2019 3
Parkway Central Library Senior Services will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Awards for excellence in African American children’s literature with a five-part… continue reading Conversations in Color: The Coretta Scott King Awards Celebrate 50 Years of Excellence
By written by Lisa-Jane E. May 29, 2019 2
This year, Free Library Comic Con celebrates its 5th anniversary with our annual event at the Parkway Central Library on May 11, 2019! When you arrive, you’ll first encounter our Vendor Hall… continue reading The 5th Annual Free Library Comic Con!
By written by Kris L. May 2, 2019 2
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
When Julian Abele completed his design for the Parkway Central Library in 1926, he likely could not have imagined how different libraries would look in the 21st century. The expansive hallways… continue reading The Robert and Eileen Kennedy Heim Center: A Public Space Unlike Any Other in Philadelphia
By written by Andrew N. April 4, 2019 2
Guess what? The Field Teen Center at the Free Library officially opens to the public on April 12, 2019! The 4,000 square feet space is the first ever specifically designed for teens at the Parkway… continue reading The Field Teen Center is Ready for You!
By written by Kris L. April 3, 2019 1
Since 2016, the Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC) has been a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs, nonprofits, inventors, and job seekers at the Free Library. We’ve helped thousands… continue reading The Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC) has a New Home!
By written by Gillian R. April 2, 2019 1
Following years of planning and renovation, the Free Library is set to open reimagined spaces in the Parkway Central Library later this month! The massive undertaking began with moving more than… continue reading #ReimaginedFLP: Free Library to Open Reimagined Spaces in the Parkway Central Library!
By written by Kate C. April 1, 2019 3
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
Every year, the Free Library of Philadelphia hosts a Family Fest —a celebration just for children and their families in the historic Parkway Central Library . Open to the public, this very… continue reading Celebrate the Free Library at This Year’s Family Fest!
By written by Alexa L. March 25, 2019
Long ago, Philadelphians had the opportunity to escape the congestion of the city by ferrying to two islands in the middle of the Delaware River, across from what is now Penn’s Landing.… continue reading An Island Retreat Off the Shores of Philadelphia
By written by Megan M. January 22, 2019
Are you planning for Black History Month in Your Classroom? Join the Free Library for a Teacher Café!
Throughout 2019, the Free Library’s School Partnerships team is continuing to think big about strenghtening and sustaining partnerships between schools and libraries across the… continue reading Are you planning for Black History Month in Your Classroom? Join the Free Library for a Teacher Café!
By written by Molly B. January 15, 2019
Are you looking for fun and engaging weekend activities to help your child see the world in new ways? Sundays on Stage is here for you! Sundays on Stage is series of engaging cultural… continue reading Sundays on Stage: Dance, Drum, and Sing into the Week
By written by Molly B. January 11, 2019 1
Take History in the Palm of Your Hand with this New Series from the Free Library's Special Collections
The late and great Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell once sang, "Ain’t nothing like the real thing baby." These words hold true for how to best experience our material culture. People… continue reading Take History in the Palm of Your Hand with this New Series from the Free Library's Special Collections
By written by Joe S. January 7, 2019 1
Looking for a fun and fabulous time while supporting Philadelphia’s beloved Free Library and the countless ways it serves Philadelphians? Listen up , because one of our favorite ways you can… continue reading Join us for Feast Your Imagination: A Free Library Fête!
By written by Alexa L. November 30, 2018
On Tuesday, October 30, Parkway Central Library ’s Skyline Room was abuzz with the cheers of sixth graders, the sound of buzzers and music, and the roar of applause. The cause? A "Book… continue reading This Sixth Grade "Battle" Was One for the Books!
By written by Jess P. November 28, 2018