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The Free Library of Philadelphia is proud to present Framing Fraktur , a three-month celebration of historic Pennsylvania German folk art and its relationship to contemporary art, opening today… continue reading Announcing Framing Fraktur!

By written by Michelle S.    March 2, 2015   

John Derstine Souder (1865-1942) was raised on a Mennonite farm near Telford in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  He was a storekeeper, postmaster, and poultry dealer before retiring. … continue reading John Derstine Souder’s Fraktur in the Henry Stauffer Borneman Pennsylvania German Collection

By written by Del-Louise M.    December 9, 2013   

“I must do what is right for me,” he muttered under his breath while gathering up his tools and shuttering the shop window.  Jacob Eichholtz was living a double life, and it soon… continue reading I Must Do What Is Right For Me ~ The Jacob Eichholtz Book of Sketches and Painterly Advice

By written by Del-Louise M.    November 14, 2013    1

Another resource and ally in the Open Data movement (as I've written about in previous blog posts ) has popped up online as of last week: CultureBlocks.com . CultureBlocks is a free web-based… continue reading Arts, Culture, and Creativity Mapped Out on CultureBlocks

By written by Peter SM    May 8, 2013   

Today marks what would have been the 84th birthday of Nobel Prize winning activist and Civil Rights Leader Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr. The DREAM@50 is a tribute series that was held throughout 2012… continue reading LEAP's DREAM@50 Contest Winners

By written by Peter SM    January 15, 2013    3

By Edward Pettit The Vincent Van Gogh exhibition, Van Gogh Up Close , now open at the Philadelphia Museum of Art has been receiving lots of attention . The exhibition focuses on Van Gogh’s… continue reading Empty Chairs

By written by Caitlin G.    April 23, 2012    2

A vibrant and colorful exhibition at the Parkway Central Library highlights one of the most enduring legacies of Charles Dickens's genius: the unforgettable characters he brought to life.… continue reading Character Sketches from the World of Charles Dickens

By written by Caitlin G.    December 28, 2011    3

With 2011 coming to an end, we want to recognize the 75 th anniversary of one of our favorite children’s books: Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson’s The Story of Ferdinand. Published by… continue reading Happy Birthday to Ferdinand the Bull!

By written by Caitlin G.    December 16, 2011    6

Recently, I began processing the papers of children’s book author and illustrator Munro Leaf. Having already processed the Frederick R. Gardner collection of Robert Lawson, it was a perfect… continue reading “This Is a Watchbird Watching YOU”

By written by Caitlin G.    October 14, 2011    23

Scarcely a day goes by in the Rare Book Department without a visitor asking about our Beatrix Potter Collection. It's not surprising since we have the largest collection of her… continue reading The Charming Little Bunny: Collecting Beatrix Potter at the Free Library of Philadelphia

By written by Caitlin G.    June 27, 2011    4

We are excited to present a new exhibit featuring Robert Lawson’s original illustrations for Mr. Popper’s Penguins , on display on the ground floor of the Parkway Central Library,… continue reading The Original Mr. Popper's Penguins

By written by Caitlin G.    June 15, 2011    1

The Rare Book Department at the Free Library is lucky to own the papers of children’s book author and illustrator Robert Lawson, donated by the rare book dealer and collector Frederick R.… continue reading History According to Ben Franklin's Mouse and Captain Kidd's Cat

By written by Caitlin G.    May 31, 2011   

The Children’s Literature Research Collection is abuzz with activity this week as we prepare to loan artwork to two upcoming exhibitions of Tomi Ungerer’s work. The Eric Carle Museum… continue reading The CLRC Goes on the Road

By written by Caitlin G.    March 21, 2011    1

We here at the Free Library of Philadelphia are thrilled to see the children’s book author and illustrator Robert Lawson (1892-1957) getting some press for upcoming film projects based on… continue reading The Frederick R. Gardner Collection of Robert Lawson

By written by Caitlin G.    March 3, 2011   

From Mad Men to Mod Women: Fashion in the 1960s 2nd Floor, Art Hallway Gallery September 15 – October 25, 2010 Inspired by the current television show Mad Men and the retro '60s fashions we… continue reading New Exhibition on Fashion in the 1960s in Art Department Gallery

By written by Karen L.    September 16, 2010    13

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