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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! Patrons can expect these changes to go… continue reading New Hours at Free Library Locations Effective October 16, 2023

By written by Administrator    September 26, 2023    7

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    September 7, 2023    10

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

February is Black History Month and, as we do throughout the year, the Free Library’s Author Events series is excited to celebrate diverse voices, viewpoints, and topics. This includes the… continue reading Six Upcoming Black History Month Author Events at the Free Library

By written by Jason F.    February 6, 2023   

The Culinary Literacy Center is all abuzz about one of its most special projects: making honey! A little known fact about Parkway Central Library is that we have an apiary, otherwise known as a… continue reading Buy Honey Harvested from the Free Library Apiary and Support the Culinary Literacy Center!

By written by Abigail W.    January 23, 2023    9

Join your neighbors at the Parkway Central Library on Wednesday, November 30 at 6 p.m.  for the FREE Philadelphia premiere screening of the new short hybrid documentary film, “ The… continue reading Join Us for the Premiere Screening of “The Command Center to Bring Women Home”

By written by Juanita V.    November 23, 2022   

We are so excited to introduce you to Claire Lutz, the BRIC's newest librarian! Claire started in July. Be sure to say hello when you see her in the Business Resource and Innovation Center… continue reading Introducing BRIC's New Business Librarian: Claire

By written by Gillian R.    August 24, 2022    1

The Free Library’s Musical Instrument Collection is now as old as the number of lines on a musical staff—on September 25, 2021, the MIC turned 5! It was an ominous trek leading up to… continue reading Celebrating Five Years of the Musical Instrument Collection at the Free Library

By written by Perry G.    November 26, 2021   

by Autumn M. and Alexis A. You might think of the Parkway Central Library as a great place to check out your favorite books and movies, but there’s so much more we have to offer and a lot of… continue reading Take a Video Tour Through Parkway Central Library!

By written by Administrator    November 19, 2021    6

As part of his bold New Deal aimed at national reform and recovery in the wake of the Great Depression , President Franklin D. Roosevelt launched the Work Projects Administration (WPA) . The… continue reading The ABCs of the WPA at FLP

By written by Fleisher Collection    November 8, 2021   

As part of our ongoing series  of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Mary Westbrook, a children's… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Mary Westbrook - Children's Librarian

By written by Kate C.    May 7, 2021   

What do books and objects from 800 years ago have to do with our present-day concerns? An exhibition taking shape online and in the  Rare Book Department 's William B. Dietrich Gallery… continue reading "Medieval Life" Comes to Parkway Central

By written by Janine P.    September 2, 2020   

An exciting art installation is underway at Parkway Central Library ! Two soaring, colorful banners, created by celebrated American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976), are now on display in the… continue reading Free Library Installs Colorful Abstract Banners Designed by Alexander Calder

By written by Alix G.    March 12, 2020   

Do you long for the days of Nick at Nite , TRL , the Spice Girls , and Fresh Prince ? Do you catch yourself saying "as if" and "talk to the hand" in casual conversation? Do you… continue reading The Raven Society and Field Teen Center are Throwing it Back to the '90s!

By written by Jamie K.    March 11, 2020   

Part of my job is to show Parkway Central Library ’s private spaces to those who are interested in renting them for events . At the end of those tours, I often take them to the Heim Center ,… continue reading New Monthly Game Night Series to Take Place in Heim Center

By written by Kamilah C.    January 23, 2020    4

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