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A Free Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

Thu, January 24, 2019 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

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

Hands-on History at The Free Library, Parkway Central

Sat, February 9, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

In this month's Hands-on History we celebrate Philly Theatre Week, as we explore materials relating to two of the most famous theatrical families in Philadelphia: the Drews and the Barrymores. Among the items explored will be:nineteenth century playbills from the Arch…

Adult Young Adult Senior Family Programs Speakers and Lectures Workshops and Enrichment Philadelphia Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Special Collections Hands-On History

A Free Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

Thu, February 14, 2019 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

Hands-on History at The Free Library, Parkway Central

Sat, February 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

A son of formerly enslaved people, Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906) was one of the first African American authors to become world-famous for his writings. During his short life, Dunbar authored books including poetry and novels. Some of Dunbar’s books were illustrated with…

Adult Young Adult Senior Family Programs Speakers and Lectures Workshops and Enrichment Black History Month Community Events Philadelphia Rosenbach Museum & Library Special Collections Hands-On History

A Free Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

Thu, February 28, 2019 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

Hands-on History at The Free Library, Parkway Central

Sat, March 9, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

From Blimps to Buildings: Exploring Philadelphia through Historic Photographs and Maps Before the advent of Google Maps and online satellite images, people relied on printed maps and aerial photographs. Come learn about the history of these “outdated” resources, and how they can be…

Adult Young Adult Senior Family Programs Speakers and Lectures Workshops and Enrichment Philadelphia Special Collections Maps Print and Picture Collection Changing City Hands-On History

A Free Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

Thu, March 14, 2019 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, March 28, 2019 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

Art of the Pictorial Map

Thu, March 28, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

Join Free Library of Philadelphia's  Map Collection  curator Megan MacCall for an exploration of the colorful art of pictorial maps! A popular trend during the 20th century, pictorial maps are creative and colorful, often imbibed with humor and historical narrative. The…

Adult Young Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Arts and Crafts Programs Art Special Collections History Maps Hands-On History

A Free Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

Thu, April 11, 2019 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

Hands-on History at The Free Library, Parkway Central

Sat, April 13, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Take history in the palm of your hand: turn pages, hold manuscripts, and handle artifacts with the Hands-on History series from the Free Library's Special Collections. Curiosity seekers age 13 and up are welcome! Registration is free, but required.  In this month's Hands-on History…

Adult Young Adult Senior Family Programs Speakers and Lectures Workshops and Enrichment Philadelphia Special Collections children's literature Hands-On History

Philadelphia: The Changing City

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

October 10, 2018 – April 13, 2019 From river to skyline and stoop to stoop, Philadelphia has been re-formed and re-shaped throughout its history. Its transformation from bustling port to workshop of the world to World Heritage City and hub for education, medicine, and entrepreneurship has…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Exhibitions Other Great Programs Citizenship Philadelphia Philadelphia History Photography Special Collections Maps Print and Picture Collection Changing City

Hands-on History at The Free Library, Parkway Central

Sat, May 11, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

In coordination with Tempesta di Mare GREAT BOOKS Classic Tales for Orchestra , Hands-on History explores literary masterpieces in Western literature that have inspired outstanding musical compositions. A selection of books and musical compositions will be shared, and on…

Adult Young Adult Senior Family Programs Speakers and Lectures Workshops and Enrichment Literature Music Philadelphia Special Collections children's literature Hands-On History
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