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As Head Designer of Horace Trumbauer’s architecture firm, Julian Abele designed the Free Library and the Philadelphia Art Museum and set the tone for the entire parkway. He designed… continue reading A History Minute: 11 Things You Didn't Know About Julian Abele, Architect of the Parkway

By written by Sally F.    February 7, 2018    9

I recently spoke with a familair face at Parkway Central Library —Sean Early, the Digital Resource Specialist in the Workplace , a service that supports job seekers within the Business… continue reading Cool Job! Chatting with Workplace's Digital Resource Specialist

By written by Gillian R.    January 11, 2018   

In case you didn’t hear, the 2017 Beaux Arts Bash was a smashing success! On Saturday, December 9, the Parkway Central Library was transformed for the Free Library’s biggest… continue reading A Historic Night at Parkway Central, Beaux Arts Bash 2017!

By written by Alexa L.    December 29, 2017   

The beloved Parkway Central Library, celebrating its 90th birthday this year, is a defining building in our city. It seems natural that the Free Library of Philadelphia’s flagship location… continue reading Celebrate the City’s Beaux Arts Bonafides

By written by Julie B.    December 4, 2017    1

As a dedicated Library user, you have likely interacted with the Free Library of Philadelphia on countless occasions—whether you’ve borrowed books in one of our 54 neighborhood… continue reading Support the Free Library with Style—at the Beaux Arts Bash!

By written by Alexa L.    November 27, 2017   

Contributing Writers: Julie Berger, Gina Bixler, Christopher Brown, Karen Lightner, Donald Root, Laura Stroffolino  "Once constructed, it will remain a thing of beauty and a joy for all… continue reading Celebrating a Centennial: A Look Back on the History of the Parkway and the Parkway Central Library

By written by Administrator    November 9, 2017   

My co-worker, Aurora, coordinates Get HYPE Philly! for the Free Library. We’ve worked great together since I started in January, so I jumped right at the chance to work with her on the… continue reading Get HYPE Philly! Victorious in Annual Teen Battle Chef!

By written by Dominique A.    October 27, 2017    1

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    3

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

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