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Philadelphia: The Changing City Events Day

Sat, February 16, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

From 1:00-5:00, join your neighbors for an afternoon of programs for adults, as well as children, themed around the Rare Book Department’s fascinating special exhibition, Philadelphia: The Changing City. Images of the city drawn from 300 years of prints, photographs, documents, and maps reveal the planned and unplanned changes that have affected Philadelphia's landscape, its buildings, and its inhabitants.

Also on view will be the exhibition At These Crossroads: The Legacies of Frederick Douglass and W.E.B. Du Bois.

Sign up here! Then, come together for:

  • Guided tours of Philadelphia: The Changing City
  • Adult-focused programs such as film screenings, art-making, workshops, and author and expert talks
  • Special Black History Month events 
  • A community engagement fair of civic, artistic and cultural institutions
  • Exciting pop-up performances
  • Activities for children including story-times and crafts
  • Free dinner with your friends and neighbors (and snacks throughout the day!)

Philadelphia: The Changing City Events Day is free and open to all! The day is drop-in, so stay for as long or as little as you'd like. 

Book clubs, Free Library Friends groups, and other community groups who are traveling together are invited to request round-trip SEPTA reimbursement! See the sign-up site for more details. 

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322

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