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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   

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   

This year, Free Library Comic Con celebrates its 5th anniversary with our annual event at the Parkway Central Library on May 11, 2019! When you arrive, you’ll first encounter our Vendor Hall… continue reading The 5th Annual Free Library Comic Con!

By written by Kris L.    May 2, 2019    2

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 21st Century Books for a 21st Century Library

By written 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 The Robert and Eileen Kennedy Heim Center: A Public Space Unlike Any Other in Philadelphia

By written by Andrew N.    April 4, 2019    1

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 The Field Teen Center is Ready for You!

By written 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 The Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC) has a New Home!

By written by Gillian R.    April 2, 2019    1

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 #ReimaginedFLP: Free Library to Open Reimagined Spaces in the Parkway Central Library!

By written 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 Strange Statues and a Discovery in Parkway Central Library's Art Department

By written by Briana G.    March 29, 2019    3

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 Celebrate the Free Library at This Year’s Family Fest!

By written 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 An Island Retreat Off the Shores of Philadelphia

By written 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 Are you planning for Black History Month in Your Classroom? Join the Free Library for a Teacher Café!

By written 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 Sundays on Stage: Dance, Drum, and Sing into the Week

By written by Molly B.    January 11, 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 Join us for Feast Your Imagination: A Free Library Fête!

By written by Alexa L.    November 30, 2018   

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