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This year, the Summer of Wonder program has teamed up with the Rosenbach Museum to offer family-friendly fun for the whole season! The Rosenbach is a quirky little place located near Rittenhouse… continue reading Free Rosenbach Museum Admission for Summer of Wonder Participants!

By written by Emilie P.    July 28, 2017   

The Free Library has recently mounted an exhibit of treasures from our collections that illustrate the history and artistry of the comic book medium. This display can still be seen on the 2 nd-… continue reading The Art of Comics: An Exhibition

By written by Alina J.    May 26, 2017   

As a librarian, who coordinates research visits to the Parkway Central Library for schools in Philadelphia and beyond, I often tell students that my colleagues constitute a corps of what one might… continue reading #MysteryMonday: We, The Librarians, are Detectives

By written by Adam F.    May 22, 2017   

Crossposted to the Rosenblog . One of the first things you may see when you enter Clever Criminals and Daring Detectives is a wall of extremely odd words in bold typography: Peg tantrums. Tip the… continue reading #MysteryMonday: "Cant" Stop Wondering about Criminal Slang?

By written by Sara D.    May 8, 2017    1

Since the early days of printing, readers have been gripped by real-life tales of highwaymen and murderers, the last words of executed criminals, and fictional detective stories which have long… continue reading Crack the Case with We the Detectives

By written by Julie B.    March 24, 2017    5

With a longstanding commitment to promoting new, noteworthy, and overlooked works, the Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music has engaged in musical diplomacy as an integral part of its history.… continue reading How the Fleisher Collection Engages in Musical Diplomacy with Cuba

By written by Gina B.    January 31, 2017   

One of the purposes of this blog and of our digital presence, in general, is to expose the public to aspects of the Free Library system they may not be familiar with. Back in October, we delved… continue reading Beyond The Shelves: Free Library Collection Care

By written by Kate C.    December 5, 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

Cat lovers and bird lovers unite! While cats and birds have a contentious relationship in nature, images of them have been living harmoniously side-by-side in the Free Library of… continue reading Fur and Feathers: A New Exhibition in the Print and Picture Collection Hallway

By written by Laura S.    May 16, 2016    2

The Print and Picture Collection is pleased to announce a new exhibtion in the Print and Picture Collection Hallway Gallery. The exhibition, Joel Katz and Jackie Neale , features… continue reading Joel Katz and Jackie Neale Exhibition and Opening Reception

By written by Laura S.    March 14, 2016   

The Print and Picture Collection is pleased to announce a new exhibition in the Print and Picture Collection Hallway Gallery. The exhibition,  Gerard Brown and Amanda D'Amico , features… continue reading Gerard Brown and Amanda D'Amico Exhibition and Opening Reception

By written by Laura S.    January 12, 2016   

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of The Print Center , and organizations citywide, including the Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection , are joining in the celebration. The… continue reading The Artists of The Print Center

By written by Laura S.    November 10, 2015   

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   

Philadelphia in the early 19th century was known as the “Athens of America.” Prominent city residents had established scholarly societies, libraries, schools, theatres, and museums;… continue reading Poe's Philadelphia: Views of the City, 1838-1844

By written by Karen L.    September 16, 2015   

Here's some news concerning the Free Library's hours of operations for the upcoming Papal Visit and World Meeting of Families: The entire Free Library of Philadelphia system will be closed… continue reading Library Closures During the World Meeting of Families and the Papal Visit

By written by Samantha M.    September 15, 2015    3

Swap: Four Years of Exchange at Second State Press, a new exhibition in the 2nd floor West Gallery. September 14 – November 20, 2015. Second State Press is a nonprofit communal printmaking… continue reading Swap: Four Years of Exchange at Second State Press

By written by Karen L.    September 15, 2015   

The Print and Picture Collection is pleased to announce a new exhibition in the Print and Picture Collection Hallway Gallery. The exhibition,  Robin Brewer and Sinéad Cahill , features… continue reading Robin Brewer and Sinéad Cahill Exhibition and Opening Reception

By written by Laura S.    September 15, 2015   

To celebrate the landmark papal visit to Philadelphia, the Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library has opened a new exhibition of rare religious texts. Running through January 30,… continue reading Sacred Stories: The World's Religious Traditions

By written by Janine P.    August 31, 2015   

The Print & Picture Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia is pleased to announce a new exhibition in the Print and Picture Hallway Gallery. Kollner's View: Philadelphia and Beyond… continue reading Kollner's View: Philadelphia and Beyond in the 19th Century

By written by Laura S.    July 30, 2015   

Summer is a great time to head to Parkway Central this month to see all of these great exhibitions! You'll continue learning, be inspired to check out relevant books on the various… continue reading Summer Exhibitions at Parkway Central

By written by Samantha M.    July 22, 2015   

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