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From classics like In Cold Blood and Helter Skelter to recent bestsellers like In Light of All Darkness and If You Tell , readers love true crime. In addition to generating chills and thrills, a… continue reading 19th Century True Crime at the Free Library

By written by Ben R.    April 19, 2024   

Baseball: for over a century, the game has been known as "America’s favorite pastime." During the early parts of the 20th century, tuning in to a baseball game on the… continue reading Collection Spotlight: Highlights from the Negro Leagues

By written by Chris M.    April 19, 2024   

We Are What We Eat  is on view from  Monday, April 1–Friday, August 30, 2024  on the Third Floor of Parkway Central Library  in the Dietrich Gallery. "Food is more… continue reading We Are What We Eat: An Exhibition from Special Collections

By written by Administrator    April 1, 2024   

The Free Library's newest exhibition from the Special Collections Division,  We Are What We Eat , explores the intersection of food, community, and identity. On view in the… continue reading We Are What We Eat: Recipes and Resources

By written by Administrator    April 1, 2024    1

At the Free Library of Philadelphia, learning has no age, and the Senior Services Department at Parkway Central ensures that the Library’s mission to advance literacy, guide learning, and… continue reading Central Senior Services Hosts Exciting, Informative Seminars

By written by Anthony T.    March 11, 2024   

You might not expect to find blenders, cutting boards, or rolling pins in a library. You probably wouldn't expect to find a full commercial kitchen in one either. But on the fourth floor… continue reading Join the Culinary Literacy Center for an Open House on February 12

By written by Meredith M.    February 2, 2024   

This month, the Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC) is celebrating and uplifting Black entrepreneurs and their groundbreaking achievements. Join us for one or both of our Black History… continue reading Black History Month at the Business Resource and Innovation Center

By written by Birch M.    February 1, 2024   

Join the Art Department on Saturday, February 3 at 2 p.m. , for a free screening of the documentary film Broken Dreams . The feature documentary  Broken Dreams highlights artist James E.… continue reading James E. Dupree: Stolen Dreams Exhibit and Film Screening

By written by Natasha S.    January 4, 2024    2

The Parkway Central Children’s Department has a fun tradition of giving our favorite books very specific awards crafted just for them, and here they are! These are our best reads of 2023.… continue reading The Central Children's Department Best Books for 2023

By written by Administrator    December 27, 2023    1

2024 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Rare Book Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Since its inception in 1949, Rare Books has prided itself on providing a warm and welcoming… continue reading The Rare Book Department's 75th Anniversary Event Series

By written by Joe S.    December 20, 2023   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is the proud custodian of an astounding literary artifact in our Rare Book Department : a copy of Shakespeare's First Folio that belonged to English… continue reading “Making Shakespeare: The First Folio” - Featuring a Cherished Free Library Artifact

By written by Bridget G.    November 21, 2023    1

And Now, Love (2019), the award-winning feature documentary, chronicles the amazing life of renowned psychoanalyst Dr. Bernard Bail, an important Philadelphian and Temple Medical School… continue reading Upcoming Documentary Screening on Groundbreaking Psychoanalyst Dr. Bernard Bail

By written by Phil K.    October 23, 2023   

Join the Central Children’s Department  on Thursday, October 26 from 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. (rain date: Friday, October 27) for our yearly Costume Parade! Bookmark the event on… continue reading The Outdoor Costume Parade Returns to Parkway Central Library on October 26!

By written by Liz G.    October 18, 2023   

Beginning Wednesday, April 12, 2023, the Free Library of Philadelphia launches a unique seven-part series of live evening events exploring the life and career of George Orson Welles , one of the… continue reading Special Lecture Series: Orson Welles & The Golden Age of Hollywood

By written by Administrator    October 12, 2023    10

The Free Library is excited to announce an update to our hours of operation in many neighborhood libraries, as well as Parkway Central and its departments! These changes are in effect as… continue reading New Hours at Free Library Locations Now in Effect

By written by Administrator    September 26, 2023    39

The Business Resource and Innovation Center hosts several monthly events for business professionals and entrepreneurs, including free headshots , resume reviews, and office hours with experts.… continue reading Office Hours for Business Professionals and Entrepreneurs at the Library

By written by Birch M.    September 1, 2023    2

Did you know that Parkway Central Library 's rooftop terrace offers panoramic views overlooking Shakespeare Park, Logan Circle, and the city skyline? On Thursday, July 27 from… continue reading Join the Ravens on the Rooftop on Thursday, July 27!

By written by Kate C.    July 25, 2023   

Celebrate the Summer Solstice (Wednesday, June 21) with a full day of free musical programming at the Free Library! A variety of programs for all ages will be happening throughout the day at our… continue reading Enjoy a Full Day of Music at Parkway Central Library on June 21

By written by Jane L.    June 12, 2023   

Hi, my name is Gillian and I’m an accidental music librarian. Specifically, I’m an accidental orchestral music librarian. I recently joined the staff of The Edwin A. Fleisher… continue reading Confession: I’m an Accidental Music Librarian

By written by Gillian R.    May 9, 2023    2

Mapping Imagination: The Art of World-Building opens Monday, March 6 on the Third Floor of Parkway Central Library and has been extended to run through August 31, 2023. Whether real or imaginary,… continue reading Mapping Imagination: The Art of World-Building

By written by Administrator    March 6, 2023    6

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