Posts in “parkway-central” (117)
Want to have your book and eat it … er, drink it … too? You may know that the Free Library of Philadelphia is a public institution, funded by the City of Philadelphia, which provides… continue reading Raise a Glass to the Free Library: The Spring Rooftop Beer Garden Series Is Back!
By written by Julie B. April 23, 2018 8
This year has been full of meaningful milestones not only for the Free Library, but for the entire city of Philadelphia. Notably, our boulevard magnifique, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway,… continue reading Celebrate the History of our City and the Free Library at the 2018 Family Event!
By written by Alexa L. April 16, 2018
The Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center is coming up on four years of having our kitchen doors open! One of the most frequent questions we get is, What's your favorite… continue reading Buzzing about Cookbooks!
By written by Liz A. April 9, 2018
For the fourth year in a row, the Free Library of Philadelphia will be hosting our very own Comic Con ! If you’re not sure what a “comic con” is, just imagine all of the amazing… continue reading Free Library of Comic Con Returns to Parkway Central Library on May 12, 2018!
By written by Kris L. March 22, 2018
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
Big and Small, Books for All: An Exhibition Open Now in the Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library
Come join us in the Rare Book Department for our newest exhibition, where you will discover a world of books big, small, round, long, clay, flat, wearable, and more! As you make your way through… continue reading Big and Small, Books for All: An Exhibition Open Now in the Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library
By written by Grace D. November 2, 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
On Friday, October 6th, the Technology Learning Collaborative (TLC) hosted its 5th Annual Tech-Ed Conference at Parkway Central Library . This year’s theme was "Talking about… continue reading Recap of TLC's 5th Annual Tech-Ed Conference
By written by Harry F. October 13, 2017
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