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Miniature Album Workshop

Wed, December 13, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Independence 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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Miniature Wearable Book Workshop

Sat, December 16, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

A miniature book is a book smaller than 3 inches in any direction that has been worn and carried in pockets for hundreds of years. In the workshop participants will sew two miniature blank case bindings that we will then made into a pair of earrings or two pendants with cords. All…

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Bernstein the Conductor

Now through Tue, January 2, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Fleisher Collection at Parkway Central Library

The Free Library of Philadelphia and the Edwin A. Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music are pleased to be a part of the global celebration BERNSTEIN AT 100. Kicking off August 25, 2017 and ending August 25, 2019, the Bernstein Office’s worldwide initiative will commemorate the…

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Way-Too-Big Wednesdays

Now through Wed, January 10, 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 big to be shown in our Big and Small, Books for All exhibition now on display. Examples may include a 15th century handwritten scroll over fifteen-feet long that belonged to King Edward IV…

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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…

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Children Crafts & Hobbies Family Special Collections Book Arts Big and Small, Books for All

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…

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Arts and Crafts Programs Children Family Special Collections Book Arts Big and Small, Books for All

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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