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Exhibition - Page & Panels: A Brief Glimpse at Graphic Novels

Now through Thu, May 31, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Children's Literature Research Collection at Parkway Central Library

The world of graphic novels is all-encompassing.  Comic strips, wordless novels, and comic books have all influenced modern graphic novelists as they continue to expand the medium.  Today, stories of racial inequality, gender expression, and climate change share shelf space with…

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Smith's Structures: Guild of Book Workers, Delaware Valley Chapter members exhibit

Now through Fri, July 6, 2018 9:00 A.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

An exhibition inspired by the bookbinding structures of Keith Smith To honor Keith Smith's contribution to the book arts community, participants from the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers have responded to a structure or technique found in his five volume set,…

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The Publisher is Ambitious: William Bartram's Travels

Now through Thu, September 6, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

William Bartram’s Travels was an unprecedented mix of literary genres—part travel book, part scientific record and description — a romantic narrative, an ethnography of Southern native peoples, and an exposition by Bartram on natural and theological philosophy. When the…

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The Arborists of Philadelphia's Parks & Recreation

Now through Sat, September 15, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Business Resource and Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library

An Exhibition in the Business Resource and Innovation Center (2nd floor) April 24 - September 15, 2018 Throughout Spring and Summer every corner of the Free Library of Philadelphia will be taking inspiration from In Our Nature: Flora and Fauna of the Americas - an exhibition in our Rare Book…

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In Our Nature: Flora and Fauna of the Americas

Now through Sat, September 15, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

An Exhibition in the Rare Book Department's William B. Dietrich Gallery (3rd floor) April 9 - September 15, 2018 The ecology of the Western Hemisphere has been shaped by human intervention. Landscapes and wildlife have been helped, hindered, moved, lost, displaced, and replaced, including a…

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Corridor of Culture: 100 Years of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Now through Fri, November 16, 2018 5:00 P.M.
First Floor Gallery West at Parkway Central Library

Between September 2017 and November 2018, all of Philadelphia will be celebrating the centennial of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Since 1917, this grand avenue has connected Philadelphia’s City Hall with the entrance to Fairmount Park, linking the heart of our city to the natural wonders…

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