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Contemporary African American Picture Book Artists

Now through Wed, February 28, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Children's Literature Research Collection at Parkway Central Library

This mini exhibition features books and artwork created by leading contemporary African American illustrators, including local illustrators Jerry Pinkney and Cal Massey.  The exhibition is housed outside of the Print and Picture Collection, located on the second floor of Parkway Central…

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Black Artists in the Philadelphia Fine Print Workshop

Now through Wed, February 28, 2018 9:00 P.M.
Print and Picture Collection at Parkway Central Library

In honor of Black History Month, the Print and Picture Collection Hallway Gallery is featuring works by African American artists from both the Print and Picture Collection and the Children's Literature Research Collection . Black Artists in the Philadelphia Fine Print Workshop  features…

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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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The Libraries Are Appreciated

Now through Tue, May 1, 2018 9:00 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

This exhibition takes its name from a 1943 painting by Jacob Lawrence that honors the library’s active role in providing free education for all. In celebration of Black History Month, the selection focuses on the work of African American artists. A wide range of resources accessible…

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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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