Posts in “parkway-central” (117)
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 March 14, 2023 5
Whether real or imaginary, maps guide travelers, define characteristics of a region, and illustrate values and perspectives. How did the location of Marvel’s Wakanda come to fruition?… continue reading Mapping Imagination: The Art of World-Building
By written by Administrator March 6, 2023 3
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 5
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
by Laura S. and Caitlin G. It’s been ninety years since the crisis of the Great Depression inspired the New Deal’s government investment and aid. But it’s not just history. The… continue reading For the Greatest Number: The New Deal Revisited
By written by Administrator August 31, 2021 4
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
Can you believe 2019 is almost in the books? It has been a big year for us here at the Free Library of Philadelphia, and with December winding down I wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on… continue reading My Top Five Free Library Moments of 2019
By written by Siobhan Reardon December 31, 2019 7
It’s right around the corner! Join us at Parkway Central Library on Saturday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. for Music in the Air: A Free Library Fête . The Free Library’s annual gala… continue reading Join us for Music in the Air: A Free Library Fête!
By written by Jamie K. December 4, 2019 1
Blog post author Nina Coffin is a Librarian in the Social Science & History Department at Parkway Central Library and a participant in Cohort 6 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries… continue reading Honor the Past, Embrace the Future: Exploring Services for Veterans and Their Families
By written by Community-Centered Libraries November 8, 2019
Archives shield us from a world saturated with fake news and misinformation. But what are archives? How are they different from libraries? Where are they? How do they work? How are they… continue reading Design in the Archives: A Free Evening of Fun and Learning for All Ages!
By written by Joe S. October 21, 2019
The first guitar Bruce Springsteen used was rented from Diehl’s Music in Freehold, NJ, until the 7-year-old future rock star felt he had no skill for the instrument and that he could no… continue reading Happy 70th Birthday, Bruce Springsteen!
By written by Kaitlyn F. September 23, 2019