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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   

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

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   

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   

Philadelphia’s miracle-mile of beauty, learning, inspiration, uplift, pleasure, and play is now 101 years young! The Parkway 100 celebration of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway drew to its… continue reading Loving the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at the Start of its 101st Year

By written by Matt S.    October 30, 2018   

Now more than ever , students and teachers at our schools need the information and skills that librarians and libraries can provide. This year, the Free Library is working to spread the word about… continue reading Better Together: The Free Library Partners with Schools

By written by Jess P.    October 26, 2018   

The Free Library was founded with the goal of helping Philadelphians achieve personal enlightenment, and has continuously evolved to reach this goal in an ever-changing city and world. To further… continue reading Introducing the Division of Cultural and Civic Engagement!

By written by Kate C.    October 22, 2018    1

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