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Do That: Artists’ Books Donated by Karen Lightner

Now through Sun, January 28, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Print and Picture Collection at Parkway Central Library

Karen Lightner, Head of the Art and Literature Department, retires from the Free Library of Philadelphia this January. In honor of nearly 35 years of service to the Free Library, the Print and Picture Collection (PIX) is mounting this exhibition of Artists’ Books donated by Karen over the…

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Big and Small, Books For All | Miniature Albums

Mon, January 29, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

A miniature book is a book smaller than 3 inches in size. These tiny books have have been worn and carried in pockets for hundreds of years. In this workshop, children will make a miniature album using traditional book binding techniques. All supplies will be provided. Big and Small, Books For…

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Big and Small, Books For All | Miniature Albums

Thu, February 1, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

A miniature book is a book smaller than 3 inches in size. These tiny books have been worn and carried in pockets for hundreds of years. In this workshop, children will make a miniature album using traditional book binding techniques. All supplies will be provided. Big and Small, Books For All…

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Teen Poetry Slam

Fri, February 2, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

To celebrare Black History Month, Philly Slam League and Teen Central are throwing a poetry slam in the Dietrich Gallery of the Rare Book Department’s Dietrich Gallery. Join us and share your talent!   Poetry Slam Friday February 2, 2018 | 4:00 P.M.

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Big and Small, Books for All: Hands-On

Now through Wed, March 21, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Join us after-hours  in the Rare Book Department as we take out books that were just too large (or too small!) to be shown in our Big and Small, Books for All exhibition. Examples include a Bible smaller than your finger nail, and a handwritten scroll from the 15th century over…

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Big and Small, Books for All

Now through Sun, March 25, 2018 9:00 A.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Big and Small, Books for All From October 23, 2017 to March 24, 2018 This family-oriented exhibition features extraordinary books selected for their extreme sizes and unusual shapes. Visitors of all ages can interact with special artifacts and explore ideas of the form, function, and meaning of…

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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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