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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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From Proposal to Project: Philadelphia’s Parkway, 1884–1937

Now through Sun, November 5, 2017 5:00 P.M.
Map Collection at Parkway Central Library

Highlighting materials from the Library’s Map Collection, this exhibition delves into the complicated history of the Parkway’s initial proposal, its iterations of building plans, and its triumphant renaming. Learn about the inspiration and reasons for its development, the groups and…

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Pepper Hall: The Founder’s Legacy

Now through Sun, November 5, 2017 5:11 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

Named after the Free Library’s founder, Dr. William Pepper, Pepper Hall is a large, bright room on the north side of the Parkway Central Library that originally housed the Free Library’s art and architecture collections. In celebration of Parkway Central’s 90th anniversary,…

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Logan Squared: Ode to Philly

Now through Sun, November 19, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

This sound installation on the Skyline Terrace is part of Monument Lab , a public art and history project produced by Mural Arts Philadelphia and a team led by curators Paul M. Farber and Ken Lum, taking place citywide in fall 2017. Nigerian artist Emeka Ogboh , based in Berlin, collaborated…

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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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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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