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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   

Prince . One word. One being. Thousands of songs. Millions of fans . A purple pop polymath. That guitar SOUND! And now, he's left this mortal coil (as if he could ever be contained by it in… continue reading Prince

By written by Peter SM    April 22, 2016    1

The Philadelphia Jazz Project and the Free Library of Philadelphia ’s season of concerts meditating on what the Great Migration means for our city’s musical DNA is nearing the final… continue reading Mysterious Travelers 2 Concert Series | Up Next! Victor North | Recapping Najwa Parkins

By written by Perry G.    April 21, 2016   

Librarians in the Music Department and the New Americans Committee invite you to celebrate the unique cultural heritage of Philadelphia’s immigrant communities with the New Americans Spring… continue reading New Americans Spring Concert Series

By written by Perry G.    April 12, 2016   

Here in the Music Department , we serve every type of person related to music: aspiring jazz singers, community newspaper music critics, authors penning books on SWP hip-hop, K-Pop… continue reading Plug In to Free Recording Workshops with the DIY Recording Meetup

By written by Perry G.    March 29, 2016   

On Monday, March 28, join the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Jazz Project for our latest installment of the Mysterious Travelers 2 Jazz Series. We music librarians see the… continue reading Mysterious Travelers 2 Concert Series | Up Next! Najwa Parkins | Recapping William Wali Bickley

By written by Perry G.    March 23, 2016    1

My dad was a radio DJ when I was a kid and thereby instilled in me a fierce love of music. As far back as my days of wearing footie pajamas I preferred partaking of his vast vinyl collection to… continue reading Yes, I Do Know How to Find Great New Music

By written by Kim B.    March 11, 2016   

Join us on Saturday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m. for a  free  performance by the Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society (PCOS) in the Montgomery Auditorium on the ground floor at the Parkway… continue reading Join Us for a Performance by the Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society

By written by Leanne F.    March 7, 2016   

On Monday, February 22, join the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Jazz Project for our latest installment of the Mysterious Traveler’s 2 Jazz Series. We music librarians see… continue reading Mysterious Travelers 2 Concert Series | Up Next! William Wali Bickley | Recapping Madison Rast

By written by Perry G.    February 16, 2016   

On Monday, January 25, join the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Jazz Project for our latest installment of the Mysterious Traveler’s 2 Jazz Series. We music librarians see… continue reading Mysterious Travelers 2 Concert Series | Up Next! Madison Rast | Recapping Anthony DeCarlo

By written by Perry G.    January 19, 2016   

It's been a few days, but it's still hard to process that David Bowie has left us . Newspapers, television news broadcasts, the internet as a whole—and more than likely—your… continue reading David Bowie Has Left Us

By written by Peter SM    January 14, 2016   

It's that time again: We reflect on the past year and think about what we want to do for the next year. For most of us, our resolutions have to do with health: getting fit and eating… continue reading Resolve to be healthy in 2016—the Free Library can help!

By written by Samantha M.    January 4, 2016   

Well, it's that time of year again: The Holidays—or as I like to refer to them—The Holidaze. Whether you celebrate Christmas , Hanukkah , Kwanzaa , Winter Solstice , Festivus , or… continue reading Have a Happy Holidaze with Free Library's Spotify Channel

By written by Peter SM    December 23, 2015   

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