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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   

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   

This week marks the launch of the  Languages and Learning Center at Parkway Central Library , a center dedicated to supporting the individual learning goals of Philadelphia’s adults.… continue reading Languages and Learning Center | Hearing from Our Adult Learners

By written by Lindsay S.    September 20, 2019   

A figure in red slowly lifts her arms. She sweeps them out to either side of her body, continuing to lift them until they form a straight line with her shoulders. For a moment, the figure is… continue reading Dancing on the Rooftops: Trisha Brown Dance Company Comes to the Parkway Central Library

By written by Clare F.    September 19, 2019    1

At the Free Library of Philadelphia, we know firsthand that access to books and other media can change lives. The Poetry to the People tour is dedicated to increasing such access—so… continue reading The Poetry to the People Tour Is Coming to Philadelphia!

By written by Clare F.    June 10, 2019   

Summer is in full swing: temperatures are high, days are long, school is out for break, and the Ravens are on the rooftop! Join the Raven Society, the Free Library’s community of young… continue reading Ravens on the Rooftop: A Summer Celebration Atop the Parkway Central Library!

By written by Alexa L.    June 5, 2019   

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