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“Who Was Dante?”

Sun, December 16, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Join distinguished poet, critic, translator and Princeton Professor Susan Stewart , who will discuss Dante's life and work. Skyline Room (4th Floor)

Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Biography & Autobiography Poetry History

A Free Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

Tue, December 18, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Come and learn about our city’s exciting, dynamic, and often forgotten history with a guided tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City exhibition. The tour will be led by an exhibition curator in the Dietrich Gallery in the Rare Book Department , which is located on the third floor of the…

Adult Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs African American Art Digital Collections Education Family Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services Health & Fitness Philadelphia History Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Special Collections Teens History printmaking architecture Changing City

A Free Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

Thu, December 20, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Come and learn about our city’s exciting, dynamic, and often forgotten history with a guided tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City exhibition. The tour will be led by an exhibition curator in the Dietrich Gallery in the Rare Book Department , which is located on the third floor of the…

Adult Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs African American Art Digital Collections Education Family Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services Health & Fitness Philadelphia History Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Special Collections Teens History printmaking architecture Changing City

Lost Philadelphia

Sat, January 12, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Explore Philadelphia’s forgotten past with Rick Spector. Through short-subject documentaries and discussion, learn about the birth of TV broadcasting, the world beneath Philadelphia streets and local highlights of the last hundred years in the fields of entertainment, sports, food and…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Film Screening Speakers and Lectures Philadelphia History History architecture

CIVIL WAR MEDICINE: WHAT WENT RIGHT

Wed, January 23, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

The American Civil War marked the violent birth of modern medicine. One million casualties would change the face of health care forever. Carole Adrienne Murphy is the Writer/Producer of a four-part documentary series, "Civil War Medicine", now in production. She is a native of Center…

Adult Discussion and Participation History

The Lost Islands of the Delaware River: An illustrated lecture by Adam Levine, Environmental Historian

Thu, January 31, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Smith’s and Windmill Islands once sat in the Delaware River channel, between Center City Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey. Join Adam Levine as he explores the history of these islands, from the siting of a windmill in the river channel in the 1700s, to their uses for industry and…

Adult Speakers and Lectures Other Great Programs Philadelphia History Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Special Collections History Maps Print and Picture Collection Changing City

The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

Tue, February 12, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

It seems more questions than answers have arisen in the fifty-five years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas in November, 1963. This program will examine events surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy and murder of Officer J.D. Tibbits, the murder of accused…

Adult Young Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Other Great Programs History American Presidency

The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

Wed, February 13, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

It seems more questions than answers have arisen in the fifty-five years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas in November, 1963. This program will examine events surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy and murder of Officer J.D. Tibbits, the murder of accused…

Adult Young Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Other Great Programs History American Presidency

Sisters in Freedom

Thu, March 7, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Logan Library

In honor of Women's History Month we will be watching a portion of the film Sisters in Freedom: The Daring Battle to End Slavery . This film tells the story of the brave women, both black and white, who banded together to fight slavery for decades before the Emancipatoin Proclamation. This…

School Age Discussion and Participation Film Screening Other Great Programs History Women's History Month

Sisters in Freedom

Thu, March 7, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

In honor of Women's History Month we will be watching a portion of the film Sisters in Freedom: The Daring Battle to End Slavery . This film tells the story of the brave women, both black and white, who banded together to fight slavery for decades before the Emancipatoin Proclamation. This…

School Age Discussion and Participation Film Screening Other Great Programs History Women's History Month

Sisters in Freedom

Wed, March 13, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

In honor of Women's History Month we will be watching a portion of the film Sisters in Freedom: The Daring Battle to End Slavery . This film tells the story of the brave women, both black and white, who banded together to fight slavery for decades before the Emancipatoin Proclamation. This…

School Age Discussion and Participation Film Screening Other Great Programs History Women's History Month

The Mystery of Amelia Earhart

Tue, March 26, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

Famed aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared in July, 1937 while attempting to circumnavigate the globe. Exactly what happened to Amelia Earhart, where her plane went down, and whether she might have survived a crash landing has been debated for more than 80…

Adult Young Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Other Great Programs History

The Mystery of Amelia Earhart

Wed, March 27, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

Famed aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared in July, 1937 while attempting to circumnavigate the globe. Exactly what happened to Amelia Earhart, where her plane went down, and whether she might have survived a crash landing has been debated for more than 80…

Adult Young Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Other Great Programs History

Survivors and Casualties: Domestic Housing in Philadelphia During the 18th and 19th Centuries

Now through Sat, April 13, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

Explore the long history of working-class housing in Philadelphia including the ubiquitous row home and the many residences that have disappeared in the name of progress. On display in the Art Department Hallway Gallery until mid-April, 2019

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Exhibitions Philadelphia Philadelphia History History architecture

How Did Davy Die? Crockett at tha Alamo

Wed, April 17, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

The Battle of the Alamo was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. On March 6, 1837, Mexican troops under General Santa Anna de Lopez launched a pre-dawn attack that killed all the defenders in the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Bexar. One of the great mysteries of the Alamo was whether…

Adult Young Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Other Great Programs History

How Did Davy Die? Crockett at the Alamo

Thu, April 18, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

The Battle of the Alamo was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. On March 6, 1837, Mexican troops under General Santa Anna de Lopez launched a pre-dawn attack that killed all the defenders in the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Bexar. One of the great mysteries of the Alamo was whether…

Adult Young Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Other Great Programs History
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