Posts in “parkway-central” (90)

It’s safe to say that Parkway Central Library is not your grandmother’s library. It’s equally safe to say that some special new books gracing the shelves of The Heim Center and… continue reading

By Alix G.   April 5, 2019    2

When Julian Abele completed his design for the Parkway Central Library in 1926, he likely could not have imagined how different libraries would look in the 21st century. The expansive hallways… continue reading

By Andrew N.   April 4, 2019   

Guess what? The Field Teen Center at the Free Library officially opens to the public on April 12, 2019! The 4,000 square feet space is the first ever specifically designed for teens at the Parkway… continue reading

By Kris L.   April 3, 2019    1

Since 2016, the Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC) has been a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs, nonprofits, inventors, and job seekers at the Free Library. We’ve helped thousands… continue reading

By Gillian R.   April 2, 2019   

Following years of planning and renovation, the Free Library is set to open reimagined spaces in the Parkway Central Library later this month! The massive undertaking began with moving more than… continue reading

By Kate C.   April 1, 2019    3

While riding on the El one afternoon, as the train wobbily drifted into 46th Street Station, I noticed a handful of people standing around in a vacant lot off to the side of the tracks and then I… continue reading

By Briana G.   March 29, 2019    2

Every year, the Free Library of Philadelphia hosts a Family Fest —a celebration just for children and their families in the historic Parkway Central Library . Open to the public, this very… continue reading

By Alexa L.   March 25, 2019   

Long ago, Philadelphians had the opportunity to escape the congestion of the city by ferrying to two islands in the middle of the Delaware River, across from what is now Penn’s Landing.… continue reading

By Megan M.   January 22, 2019   

Throughout 2019, the Free Library’s School Partnerships team is continuing to think big about strenghtening and sustaining partnerships between schools and libraries across the… continue reading

By Molly B.   January 15, 2019   

Are you looking for fun and engaging weekend activities to help your child see the world in new ways? Sundays on Stage is here for you!   Sundays on Stage is series of engaging cultural… continue reading

By Molly B.   January 11, 2019    1

The late and great Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell once sang, "Ain’t nothing like the real thing baby." These words hold true for how to best experience our material culture. People… continue reading

By Joe S.   January 7, 2019    1

Looking for a fun and fabulous time while supporting Philadelphia’s beloved Free Library and the countless ways it serves Philadelphians? Listen up , because one of our favorite ways you can… continue reading

By Alexa L.   November 30, 2018   

On Tuesday, October 30, Parkway Central Library ’s Skyline Room was abuzz with the cheers of sixth graders, the sound of buzzers and music, and the roar of applause. The cause? A "Book… continue reading

By Jess P.   November 28, 2018   

Our first cohort of staff members participating in the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries training recently learned about and explored team roles and dynamics. Staff reflected on their own… continue reading

By Community-Centered Libraries   November 6, 2018    1

Come and learn about Philadelphia's exciting, dynamic, and often forgotten history with a free guided tour of the  Philadelphia: The Changing City exhibition. The tour will be led by… continue reading

By Joe S.   November 5, 2018   

Philadelphia’s miracle-mile of beauty, learning, inspiration, uplift, pleasure, and play is now 101 years young! The Parkway 100 celebration of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway drew to its… continue reading

By Matt S.   October 30, 2018   

Now more than ever , students and teachers at our schools need the information and skills that librarians and libraries can provide. This year, the Free Library is working to spread the word about… continue reading

By Jess P.   October 26, 2018   

The Free Library was founded with the goal of helping Philadelphians achieve personal enlightenment, and has continuously evolved to reach this goal in an ever-changing city and world. To further… continue reading

By Kate C.   October 22, 2018    1

by Suzanna U. and Alina J. Building off of the successes of Food from the Archives in 2016, the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Special Collections, Research Departments, and Culinary… continue reading

By Suzanna U.   October 4, 2018   

It’s been said that "everybody has a past." Would you like to delve into yours? If so, we can help you find links to the unknowns in your life and the life of your family with our… continue reading

By Lisa-Jane E.   October 4, 2018   

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