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The Free Library of Philadelphia is celebrating Halloween on all corners of the city from the South and the North to the Northeast and Center City . Halloween isn’t merely for children to… continue reading Free Library of Philadelphia Halloween Celebrations!

By written by Abbe K.    October 13, 2017    2

In the autumn of 2016, we were tasked with a fascinating challenge: create a bold and welcoming exhibition that would discuss the history of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. On the surface, this… continue reading Corridor of Culture: 100 Years of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

By written by Laura S.    September 8, 2017   

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway is celebrating its 100th birthday ! Come celebrate with the Parkway Central Library and our Parkway neighbors ! The centennial celebration will kick off on Friday,… continue reading Come Celebrate the Parkway's Centennial!

By written by Julie B.    September 5, 2017    1

Everyone in Philly is stooping this summer , and we wanted in! On the Parkway Central Library's front stoop—the newly renovated Shakespeare Park—the Free Library will present… continue reading Music, Storytimes, and More in the Newly Renovated Shakespeare Park

By written by Julie B.    July 20, 2017   

Some great news right before the upcoming Welcome to America July 4th holiday festivities get under way in Philadelphia this weekend... Shakespeare Park has finally reopened! If you've tried… continue reading Shakespeare Park Has Reopened!

By written by Peter SM    June 30, 2017   

The Parkway Central Library has been a mainstay on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for decades now, nestled in the cultural heart of the city of Philadelphia alongside neighbors like the Franklin… continue reading Parkway Central Library: 9 Things at 90

By written by Kate C.    June 2, 2017    2

Everyone knows that if you want a crime solved right, bring in the kids. The Hardy Boys , Nancy Drew , Cam Jansen , Encyclopedia Brown , Scooby-Doo ’s Mystery Incorporated friends—all… continue reading #MysteryMonday: We the Detectives Family Fun

By written by Julie B.    May 15, 2017    1

So, what’s the story with Abraham Lincoln wearing a leather biker jacket? If you’ve ever entered or exited Parkway Central Library through the back door on Wood Street, you might have… continue reading Abraham Lincoln: Fashion Trendsetter or Patent Pioneer?

By written by Paul A.    February 17, 2017    2

Do you love food and want to engage in participatory learning through cooking? Do you wish your community had more opportunities to share knowledge of food and cooking? Do you want your… continue reading Just Food Training with the Culinary Literacy Center

By written by Liz A.    February 16, 2017    3

Happy National Wedding Month! Did you know you can celebrate your wedding at the Free Library? Every day, our Parkway Central Library serves as a wondrous place for ambitious minds to explore, and… continue reading #LovetheLibrary? Celebrate your Wedding at Parkway Central!

By written by Victoria G.    February 13, 2017    1

Did you know that socks are among the most needed items at homeless shelters, yet are one of the least-often donated items?! For the entire month of February, the Warm the Sole initiative, started… continue reading Warm the Sole

By written by Administrator    February 10, 2017    1

This week marks my one-year anniversary working for the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, the non-profit organization that supports the Free Library. I was hired as the system’s… continue reading What I've Learned in a Year at the Free Library

By written by Kate C.    October 7, 2016   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to announce the launch of our new Space Rental service! The Free Library's grand Beaux-Arts building on the Parkway is the perfect location for… continue reading Host Your Next Event at Parkway Central!

By written by Victoria G.    September 23, 2016    2

With the Democratic National Convention descending on the city next week, political partying and election events are taking over the town. Joining in on this moment for the city, the Free Library… continue reading Visit the Free Library While the DNC Is In Town!

By written by Julie B.    July 22, 2016    1

Does your child love food and want to learn more about how to cook? Do you ever wish you had a helping hand in the kitchen? Ever wonder how to turn your child on to healthy eating habits? The… continue reading What Will Your Child Cook This Summer?

By written by Jamie B.    June 17, 2016    2

Join us on Saturday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m. for a  free  performance by the Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society (PCOS) in the Montgomery Auditorium on the ground floor at the Parkway… continue reading Join Us for a Performance by the Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society

By written by Leanne F.    March 7, 2016   

The Free Library is proud to be a part of Craft NOW Philadelphia , an organization whose mission is to celebrate Philadelphia’s rich legacy of craft, its internationally-recognized… continue reading A Crafty Celebration from Craft NOW Philadelphia

By written by Samantha M.    November 9, 2015   

On Monday, June 1, the School Discipline Advocacy Service will give a free presentation at the Parkway Central Library for any students (and parents of students) facing formal disciplinary… continue reading Facing Suspension or Expulsion from School?

By written by Timothy F.    May 28, 2015   

Last month, the Music Department featured the music of Qin Qian - Philadelphia author, educator and erhu player. She treated the public to a special pop-up performance featuring her students and… continue reading 'Two Strings and Five Tones' at the Parkway Central Library

By written by Perry G.    April 28, 2015   

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