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Pioneer. Innovator. Original. From the first time he slung on a guitar to the first time he belted out a tune, Chuck Berry was all of these things, and much, much more. The music icon passed away… continue reading Hail! Hail! Chuck Berry and Rock 'N' Roll!

By written by Peter SM    March 20, 2017   

Mackenzie, Holbrooke, and British Music Coming into Its Own Josef Holbrooke (1878–1958) . Pantomime Suite (Ballet from Pierrot and Pierrette) (1908) Alexander Mackenzie (1847–1935).… continue reading Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: Mackenzie, Holbrooke, and British Music Coming into Its Own

By written by Fleisher Collection    March 3, 2017   

The Free Library is happy to host  Philadelphia Performances for Autism (PPA) on Saturday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. in Parkway Central Library's Children's Department . Philadelphia… continue reading Philadelphia Performances for Autism (PPA)

By written by Leanne F.    February 15, 2017   

It's been almost a year since pop pioneer and provocateur David Bowie passed away at the age of 69, presumably rocketing off past outer space and transmogrifying into some other otherworldly… continue reading Philly Loves Bowie

By written by Peter SM    January 6, 2017    1

It's a few days before Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa , and all through my house, not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse. Why? Because it's freezing outside! So, what better time… continue reading Happy Hoopla Holidaze!

By written by Peter SM    December 23, 2016   

We’re thrilled that the Free Library’s transmogrified into one of the most exciting free venues for jazz in Philadelphia, thanks in part to our sidemen and women at the Philadelphia… continue reading Mysterious Travelers 3 | Up Next!: Alexis Simmons | Recapping Kunu Bi

By written by Perry G.    December 16, 2016   

Many of us have great, nostalgic memories of enjoying The Nutcracker as a child. Why not revisit the timeless classic this year? This holiday classic ballet based on   E.T.A.… continue reading Family Holiday Traditions: The Nutcracker!

By written by Sarah S.    December 2, 2016   

On Monday at 7:00 p.m. on November 21, join the Free Library and the Philadelphia Jazz Project for the next show in our acclaimed series of jazz concerts, Mysterious Travelers . Last year we… continue reading Mysterious Travelers 3 | Up Next!: Kunu Bi/Ed Stokes and Tom Lowery | Recapping Brent White

By written by Perry G.    November 17, 2016   

by Ned Scharff As the United States begins restoring its historic ties to Cuba, the Free Library of Philadelphia is reaching out as well—by sharing its unique collection of some of the… continue reading Resurrecting Cuba’s Forgotten Musical Treasures

By written by Administrator    November 7, 2016    1

Does the 2016 election have you feeling anxious? Are your news and social media feeds just too much for you some days? Are you randomly and for no reason starting fights with family… continue reading The Patriot's Guide to Taking a Break from the Election

By written by Rachel F.    October 6, 2016    2

The Music Department at Parkway Central Library is launching the Musical Instrument Collection (MIC) , an instrument lending library for library cardholders. In the past few years, the Free… continue reading Check out a musical instrument from the Free Library! I just did!

By written by Julie B.    September 26, 2016    7

We’re thrilled to announce that musicians at any skill level, from those just plucking their first notes to virtuosos, will now be able to borrow the tools of the craft from the Parkway… continue reading Opening Notes of Instrument Lending at the Free Library

By written by Perry G.    September 21, 2016    9

The Parkway Central Music Department ’ s getting hip to the celebrations surrounding F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 120th birthday . Visit our mini exhibition featuring printed music… continue reading Celebrating F. Scott with Foxtrots and More

By written by Perry G.    September 20, 2016   

So, apparently some guy named Bruce Springsteen is stopping by the Free Library in a couple weeks? All we know is that he's a musician and has a new book coming out or something... Kidding! We… continue reading Who's The Boss: How Well Do You Know Bruce Springsteen?

By written by Peter SM    September 15, 2016    6

The Free Library of Philadelphia  and the  Philadelphia Jazz Project  invite you to a third season of free concerts:  Mysterious Travelers 3: Internal Investigations . This… continue reading Mysterious Travelers 3: Internal Investigations

By written by Perry G.    September 14, 2016   

The Atlantic Coast Opera Festival  and the Free Library of Philadelphia are excited to invite you to a special matinée performance of Verdi’s beloved opera, Otello ,… continue reading Free Sunday Matinée: Otello

By written by Leanne F.    July 26, 2016   

Feeling unlucky? Next week, Chinatown’s own Philadelphia Suns plays us out for the final concert of the New Americans Spring Concert Series this season with an evening of traditional… continue reading New Americans Spring Concert Final Voyage: Philadelphia Suns | Recapping TIMBALONA

By written by Perry G.    May 27, 2016   

The Philadelphia Jazz Project and the Free Library of Philadelphia ’s season of concerts celebrating the Great Migration has one more show to go. This is your last chance to catch free live… continue reading Mysterious Travelers 2 Closing Curtain: Kim Pedro Headlines | Recapping Victor North

By written by Perry G.    May 20, 2016   

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