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Exhibition - About Face: Hidden Faces in Art and Nature

Now through Tue, July 31, 2018 9:00 A.M.
Children's Literature Research Collection at Parkway Central Library

Why do we see faces in everything?  The reason is “pareidolia” (pair-E-dole-ia), a psychological occurrence that causes people to see patterns in random stimuli.  This often leads to people seeing faces in objects where there isn't one and causes people…

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Secrets of the Schuylkill Boat Ride, Free Library of Philadelphia

Thu, August 23, 2018 6:45 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Join the Free Library for a fun-filled riverboat tour that highlights the past, present and future of the Schuylkill River. Discover the sights, sounds, and nearly 300 years of history of the “hidden river”. This adventure is inspired by the Library’s exhibition, In Our Nature:…

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The Publisher is Ambitious: William Bartram's Travels

Now through Thu, September 6, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

William Bartram’s Travels was an unprecedented mix of literary genres—part travel book, part scientific record and description — a romantic narrative, an ethnography of Southern native peoples, and an exposition by Bartram on natural and theological philosophy. When the…

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In Our Nature: Flora and Fauna of the Americas

Now through Sat, September 15, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

An Exhibition in the Rare Book Department's William B. Dietrich Gallery (3rd floor) April 9 - September 15, 2018 The ecology of the Western Hemisphere has been shaped by human intervention. Landscapes and wildlife have been helped, hindered, moved, lost, displaced, and replaced, including a…

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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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