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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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Way-Too-Big Wednesdays

Now through Wed, January 10, 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 big to be shown in our Big and Small, Books for All exhibition now on display. Examples may include a 15th century handwritten scroll over fifteen-feet long that belonged to King Edward IV…

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Something Old, Something New: A Philadelphia Center for the Book Members' Exhibition

Now through Fri, January 26, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

Members of Philadelphia Center for the Book were invited to submit book works from different years - something from early in their career as an artist, and something recent. The pieces, displayed together, demonstrate experimentation, developed skill, and sustained themes, giving the viewer…

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Philadelphia Stories Winter 2018 Issue Launch

Now through Mon, January 29, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

The Winter 2018 issue of Philadelphia Stories , the free literary magazine that features work from local writers and artists, explores music and the ways it affects our lives, complementing the embedded themes of improvisational jazz and pop culture in  Another Brooklyn . Writers will read…

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Teeny Tiny Tuesdays

Now through Tue, February 6, 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 small to be shown in our Big and Small, Books for All exhibition now on display. Examples may include a Bible smaller than your finger nail.   No reservations are…

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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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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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