Posts in “exhibitions” (90)

Elysium , the latest entry into the dystopian sci-fi film cannon, is set in the year 2154 where the disparity between the rich and the poor is literally larger than ever--the rich live on a… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 9, 2013    1

Did you know that last week was Children’s Book Week, the longest running literacy initiative in the US? Fear not, Free Library staff has curated “Oh, the places you’ll go”… continue reading

By Kate E.   May 22, 2013   

"Be afraid... Be very afraid." is the newest addition to the ever-expanding collection of interactive online exhibitions featured on the Free Library's website. The exhibition,… continue reading

By Peter SM   March 26, 2013   

 The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Rare Book Department has on display an exhibition of original drawings and published works of Robert Lawson.  The Department has a large… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   February 28, 2013    2

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

By Peter SM   January 15, 2013    3

  The Free Library of Philadelphia is honored to host a special exhibition from the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation that highlights the power of the human spirit even in the… continue reading

By Gabrielle F.   September 12, 2012    5

Today marks the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens, and the Free Library joins the global celebration honoring the life and legacy of the world's first literary superstar. Philadelphia is… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   February 7, 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

By Caitlin G.   December 28, 2011    2

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

By Caitlin G.   December 16, 2011    6

Yesterday marked 200 years since the death of Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe (1787–1811), mother of Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar was just 2 years-old when his mother died.  Born in… continue reading

By Janine P.   December 9, 2011    2

 It’s the most wonderful time of the year . . . the time when we get to show off all of the beautiful artists’ Christmas and New Year’s cards in the children’s… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   November 29, 2011    2

Today marks the opening of the eagerly anticipated Rare Book Department exhibition on the life and work of Charles Dickens. "From the Desk of Charles Dickens: Celebrating the Great Writer at… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   November 28, 2011   

Among the many treasures of the John Fredrick Lewis Collection in the Free Library of Philadelphia are twenty-five elaborately illustrated folios from a single Mughal manuscript, the Razmnama… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   October 21, 2011    2

This weekend, the Free Library of Philadelphia opened a new photography exhibition in the West Gallery of the Parkway Central Library. Running through November 27, “Celebrate Philadelphia… continue reading

By Alix G.   October 18, 2011    1

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

By Caitlin G.   October 14, 2011    23

This past weekend, the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Rosenbach Museum and Library hosted an event for the Beatrix Potter Society . “Preserving Beatrix Potter’s Legacy:… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   September 22, 2011   

With the opening of the newly refurbished Shakespeare Park   directly across the street from Parkway Central, it seems fitting to highlight the Library's holdings related to the man… continue reading

By Janine P.   August 11, 2011   

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

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

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

By Caitlin G.   May 31, 2011   

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