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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   

The Print and Picture Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia has mounted a new exhibition to coincide with Framing Fraktur: Celebrating Traditional Pennsylvania German Folk Art and Its… continue reading Text in Prints -- New Exhibit in the Print & Picture Hallway Gallery

By written by Laura S.    April 28, 2015   

Join us Saturday March 7th for the opening reception of Krupp + Nelson, the current exhibition in the Print & Picture Collection Hallway Gallery.  Meet the artists and… continue reading Krupp + Nelson Exhibition and Opening Reception

By written by Laura S.    March 4, 2015   

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   

By Ed Voves This January, the Free Library of Philadelphia is proud to sponsor an engaging art exhibition, Prisoner Art for Social Justice , on display in the second floor gallery at Parkway… continue reading Prisoner Art for Social Justice Exhibition Opening at Parkway Central Library

By written by Samantha M.    January 5, 2015   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to celebrate iconic children’s book author and illustrator Lloyd Alexander, in conjunction with the 50 th anniversary of the publication of The… continue reading Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain

By written by Michelle S.    September 30, 2014   

bardolatry n. idolatry or excessive admiration of William Shakespeare 1 There is an exhibition going on in the Rare Book Department right now that you really need to see. It’s called… continue reading Bardolatry in the Rare Book Department

By written by Janine P.    April 9, 2014   

Last night, the Free Library of Philadelphia celebrated the grand opening of the new William B. Dietrich Gallery in the Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library . Made possible by a… continue reading Free Library Opens the New William B. Dietrich Gallery at Parkway Central Library

By written by Michelle S.    January 30, 2014   

In case you didn't know, the Free Library has an ever-expanding collection of interactive online exhibitions featured on our website, with topics ranging from science fiction and brewing beer… continue reading Take a Trip Back in Time with Ben Franklin and Our New Timeline Feature

By written by Peter SM    January 17, 2014   

With nights growing longer and Halloween only a few weeks away, it’s the perfect time of year to settle in for a scary movie. Mention horror movies to some people, though, and the reactions… continue reading “Everyone’s entitled to one good scare.”

By written by Cameron D.    October 10, 2013    2

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 Friday Five: Dystopian Science Fiction

By written 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 Children's Book Week Virtual Exhibit

By written 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 "Be afraid... Be very afraid." - An Exhibition of Horror

By written 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 Not Just for Children: the Art of Robert Lawson

By written 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 LEAP's DREAM@50 Contest Winners

By written 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 Transcending Their Boundaries: The Children of Terezin

By written 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 Happy 200th Birthday Charles Dickens!

By written 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 Character Sketches from the World of Charles Dickens

By written by Caitlin G.    December 28, 2011    3

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