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A Tale of Two Sister Cities: Photographs from Philadelphia and Tianjin, China

Now through Sun, August 20, 2017 5:00 P.M.
Second Floor West Gallery at Parkway Central Library

Since 1979, Philadelphia and Tianjin, China have been sister cities. This photography exhibition explores the connections and difference between these two vibrant cultural capitals. Through 60 original images displayed alongside materials from the Free Library's collections, photographers…

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GUMSHOE Mobile Experience

Now through Fri, September 1, 2017 5:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

You can also experience the  GUMSHOE  immersive adventure outside live performance times using your mobile phone. Got 45–60 minutes? Start in the lobby of Parkway Central Library with your mobile phone and text the keyword  FULLSHOE  to the number 215-GUMTHAT…

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Clever Criminals and Daring Detectives

Now through Fri, September 1, 2017 5:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach

Since the early days of printing, readers have thrilled to true crime tales of highwaymen, murderers, and the last words of executed criminals. These narratives provided a mix of lurid details, moral uplift, and reassurance of the workings of justice. While true crime attracted readers through…

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Becoming the Detective: The Making of a Genre

Now through Fri, September 1, 2017 5:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Born in 1841, from the mind of Edgar Allan Poe, the detective story has long captured readers’ imaginations. Becoming the Detective: The Making of a Genre explores the story’s development and its readers’ integral role. Although savants like Sherlock Holmes…

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The Early Days at the Parkway Central Library

Now through Tue, October 31, 2017 2:19 P.M.
Business Resource and Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library

This exhibit commemorates the 90th anniversary of the Parkway Central Library. The display features photographs of the Business Resource and Innovation Center and the Education, Philosophy and Religion Department around the time the library opened in 1927, and when it was still under…

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