Posts in “parkway-central” (41)

Everyone in Philly is stooping this summer , and we wanted in! On the Parkway Central Library's front stoop—the newly renovated Shakespeare Park—the Free Library will present… continue reading

By Julie B.   July 20, 2017   

Some great news right before the upcoming Welcome to America July 4th holiday festivities get under way in Philadelphia this weekend... Shakespeare Park has finally reopened! If you've tried… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 30, 2017   

The Parkway Central Library has been a mainstay on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for decades now, nestled in the cultural heart of the city of Philadelphia alongside neighbors like the Franklin… continue reading

By Kate C.   June 2, 2017    2

Everyone knows that if you want a crime solved right, bring in the kids. The Hardy Boys , Nancy Drew , Cam Jansen , Encyclopedia Brown , Scooby-Doo ’s Mystery Incorporated friends—all… continue reading

By Julie B.   May 15, 2017    1

So, what’s the story with Abraham Lincoln wearing a leather biker jacket? If you’ve ever entered or exited Parkway Central Library through the back door on Wood Street, you might have… continue reading

By Paul A.   February 17, 2017    2

Do you love food and want to engage in participatory learning through cooking? Do you wish your community had more opportunities to share knowledge of food and cooking? Do you want your… continue reading

By Liz A.   February 16, 2017    3

Happy National Wedding Month! Did you know you can celebrate your wedding at the Free Library? Every day, our Parkway Central Library serves as a wondrous place for ambitious minds to explore, and… continue reading

By Victoria G.   February 13, 2017    1

Did you know that socks are among the most needed items at homeless shelters, yet are one of the least-often donated items?! For the entire month of February, the Warm the Sole initiative, started… continue reading

By Administrator   February 10, 2017    1

This week marks my one-year anniversary working for the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, the non-profit organization that supports the Free Library. I was hired as the system’s… continue reading

By Kate C.   October 7, 2016   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to announce the launch of our new Space Rental service! The Free Library's grand Beaux-Arts building on the Parkway is the perfect location for… continue reading

By Victoria G.   September 23, 2016    2

With the Democratic National Convention descending on the city next week, political partying and election events are taking over the town. Joining in on this moment for the city, the Free Library… continue reading

By Julie B.   July 22, 2016    1

Does your child love food and want to learn more about how to cook? Do you ever wish you had a helping hand in the kitchen? Ever wonder how to turn your child on to healthy eating habits? The… continue reading

By Jamie B.   June 17, 2016    2

Join us on Saturday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m. for a  free  performance by the Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society (PCOS) in the Montgomery Auditorium on the ground floor at the Parkway… continue reading

By Leanne F.   March 7, 2016   

The Free Library is proud to be a part of Craft NOW Philadelphia , an organization whose mission is to celebrate Philadelphia’s rich legacy of craft, its internationally-recognized… continue reading

By Samantha M.   November 9, 2015   

On Monday, June 1, the School Discipline Advocacy Service will give a free presentation at the Parkway Central Library for any students (and parents of students) facing formal disciplinary… continue reading

By Timothy F.   May 28, 2015   

Last month, the Music Department featured the music of Qin Qian - Philadelphia author, educator and erhu player. She treated the public to a special pop-up performance featuring her students and… continue reading

By Perry G.   April 28, 2015   

Did you know that Eddie Van Halen, Michael Jackson, and Abraham Lincoln were issued patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office?  Eddie Van Halen (US4656917) patented a guitar… continue reading

By Sharyl O.   April 7, 2015   

The Print & Picture Collection is pleased to announce two artist talks in conjunction with the current exhibition in the Print & Picture Collection Hallway Gallery. Join us Wednesday April… continue reading

By Laura S.   March 24, 2015   

Join us Saturday March 7th for the opening reception of Krupp + Nelson, the current exhibition in the Print & Picture Collection Hallway Gallery.  Meet the artists and… continue reading

By Laura S.   March 4, 2015   

The Business, Science & Industry Department at Parkway Central Library offers resources for all types of investors- from absolute beginners to financial gurus.  Whether you’re… continue reading

By CaitlinT   February 27, 2015