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Exhibition - Diverse Flowers Make A Bouquet: A Celebration of Latinx Culture

Now through Fri, September 28, 2018 9:00 A.M.
Children's Literature Research Collection at Parkway Central Library

Between September 15th and October 15th, the United States celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month, recognizing the Hispanic and Latinx Americans whose cultures have influenced and improved our nation.  This mini-exhibition in the Central Children's Department acknowledges…

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EXHIBITION COMING SOON: Philadelphia -The Changing City

Wed, October 10, 2018 9:00 A.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

October 10, 2018 – April 13, 2019 An exhibition in the Rare Book Department  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…

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John Cena and Elbow Grease

Fri, October 12, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Children's Literature Research Collection at Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Wrestler, actor, and humanitarian John Cena will visit the Free Library to discuss and read from his new picture book, Elbow Grease .  This exciting debut guides readers to understanding the importance of perseverance and believing in yourself.  The event includes a moderated…

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The Art of Herbert Crowley: An author talk with Justin Duerr

Thu, November 1, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

Herbert Edmund Crowley was an almost entirely forgotten artist, sculptor, musician, and cartoonist upon his death in 1937. At one time during the early 20th. century he was seen as a rising star in the art world, but like many of the "lost generation," WWI as well as his own…

Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Art Comics & Graphic Novels Free Library of Philadelphia Special Collections arts & crafts

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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