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Queer Signals: Symbolizing the Self

An act of creativity can be a freeing way to express myriad emotions surrounding our identities, and as such, they are a great way to celebrate Pride Month. Throughout June, the Free Library offers various  creative workshops…

One More Bite

Join us Wednesday, June 5, 2024 in the Print and Picture Collection for a hands-on history event inspired by We Are What We Eat , the latest exhibition from the Free Library's Special Collections . Drop in anytime between 4:30 p.m.…

Author Event: The Warehouse: A Visual Primer on Mass Incarceration

Philadelphia has the highest incarceration rate of any city in Pennsylvania, and the most locked-up census tracts in North Philadelphia have 17 times as many people behind bars as census tracts in Center City, according to the Prison…

Celebrating Printmaker Chen Lok Lee

The Print and Picture Collection is proud to present a program highlighting the work of artist and Master Printer Chen Lok Lee on Wednesday, May 15 at 4:30 p.m. Born in China in 1927, Lee studied at the Canton Public Art College and…

Japanese Ukiyo-E Prints in the Print and Picture Collection

I’ve been working in the Print and Picture Collection at Parkway Central Library for about a year now and I’ve still barely scratched the surface of learning about all of the art housed here. One of the first projects I was…

James E. Dupree: Stolen Dreams Exhibit and Film Screening

Join the Art Department on Saturday, February 3 at 2 p.m. , for a free screening of the documentary film Broken Dreams . The feature documentary  Broken Dreams highlights artist James E. Dupree, his massive art studio in West…

The Revolutionary June Wayne and Tamarind Lithography Workshop

On the second-floor gallery of Parkway Central Library as part of the exhibition The Art and Influence of John Dowell , there is a tribute to the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles. It was there that Philadelphia artist John…

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Fifth Latin American Book Fair!

The vibrant spirit of the Latino community comes alive at the fifth annual  Latin American Book Fair in Philadelphia (LABF). This annual celebration, organized by a dedicated team of community leaders, has become a staple event…

Comix Club Spotlight Review, Plus a Special Event This Month!

This month’s Review Round-up features two cartoonists who frequently work on their comics in the Art Department , plus a peek inside Reptile House Comix ’s latest summer issue. Smell ya later, summer!   Gecko by Nate…

The Art and Influence of John Dowell: An Exhibition from Special Collections

by Laura S. and Karen K. In 1967, the Print and Picture Collection at Parkway Central Library purchased a print by a young Philadelphia artist named John Dowell. That first acquisition led to a relationship that has spanned 50…

Comix Club's New Titles Spotlight Review

With this month’s Comix Club drawing nigh (that’s Tuesday, August 29 from 5:30–7:30 p.m.  in the Art Department), here is a Review Spotlight of sparkly new additions to the Philadelphia Comics Collection .…

Places Imagined and Realized: The Art Department's August Book Display

Each month in the Art Department library staff Radiyah and Eileen pick a theme for the book display and curate books related to that topic. This month’s theme is Road Trippin: A Tour of Places Imagined and…

Funky Five Plus One Questions with Akinseye Brown

Artist/Illustrator Akinseye Brown (pronounced Ah-KEEN-shay-yay) was selected to design the 50 Years of Hip-Hop commemorative library card for the Free Library of Philadelphia. Akinseye has over 20 years of experience in drawing and…

Bryn Ziegler's Don’t Look Into The Abyss and Other Philadelphia Comics

The Art Department is thrilled to host the launch of  Don’t Look Into The Abyss , a new graphic novel illustrated and published by  Bryn Ziegler .  Ziegler is a book and comic artist specializing in intimate,…

Reading the City: Books About Plans, Models, and Photos of Cities

Last month we released a post about the Better Philadelphia Exhibition , a 1947 exhibit designed by architects and city planners showing the citizens of Philadelphia their plans for urban renewal in Center City. The exhibition is…

The Better Philadelphia Exhibit: A Vision of the Future From 70 Years Ago

A scrapbook from 1947 documents the Better Philadelphia Exhibition, a showcase of urban renewal projects planned for Center City. How do you represent a city? How do you take a superstructure of buildings, roads, water, land, plazas,…

The Philadelphia Comics Collection Debuts in the Art Department

Are you an avid reader of comics, and of the age 18+? The Art Department is stoked to announce an exciting new collection for you to explore: The Philadelphia Comics Collection (PCC) is a living, growing, cutting-edge catalog made up of…

Join Us for the Premiere Screening of “The Command Center to Bring Women Home”

Join your neighbors at the Parkway Central Library on Wednesday, November 30 at 6 p.m.  for the FREE Philadelphia premiere screening of the new short hybrid documentary film, “ The Command Center to Bring Women Home…

The Big Deal about Small Art: No Small Artists, Only Small Artworks

Little Free Libraries have been around since the early 2000’s and many are familiar with their communal “leave a book, take a book” nature. In 2016, Portland artists Erinn Kathryn and Jen LaMastra created the Little…

Explore Creative Careers with Field Teen Center!

Throughout the month of July, Field Teen Center recorded interviews with a voice actor, four game designers, and a comic book writer. If you’re interested in creative jobs or if you just want to learn more about how your favorite…

Sew What?! Afternoon Sewcial-Needle Crafts

Sew What?! Is a clever and creative get together for crafters who do crochet, knitting, sewing, embroidery, quilting, felting, and more.  Want to share what you're making with other fabric crafters? Join us to collaborate and…

Sew What?! Afternoon Sewcial-Needle Crafts

Sew What?! Is a clever and creative get together for crafters who do crochet, knitting, sewing, embroidery, quilting, felting, and more.  Want to share what you're making with other fabric crafters? Join us to collaborate and…

Sew What?! Afternoon Sewcial-Needle Crafts

Sew What?! Is a clever and creative get together for crafters who do crochet, knitting, sewing, embroidery, quilting, felting, and more.  Want to share what you're making with other fabric crafters? Join us to collaborate and…

Sew What?! Afternoon Sewcial-Needle Crafts

Sew What?! Is a clever and creative get together for crafters who do crochet, knitting, sewing, embroidery, quilting, felting, and more.  Want to share what you're making with other fabric crafters? Join us to collaborate and…

Sew What?! Afternoon Sewcial-Needle Crafts

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Sew What?! Evening Sewcial-Needle Crafts

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Sew What?! Afternoon Sewcial-Needle Crafts

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Sew What?! Evening Sewcial-Needle Crafts

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Sew What?! Afternoon Sewcial-Needle Crafts

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Sew What?! Evening Sewcial-Needle Crafts

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Sew What?! Afternoon Sewcial-Needle Crafts

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Sew What?! Evening Sewcial-Needle Crafts

Sew What?! Is a clever and creative get together for crafters who do crochet, knitting, sewing, embroidery, quilting, felting, and more.  Want to share what you're making with other fabric crafters? Join us to collaborate and…

Sew What?! Afternoon Sewcial-Needle Crafts

Sew What?! Is a clever and creative get together for crafters who do crochet, knitting, sewing, embroidery, quilting, felting, and more.  Want to share what you're making with other fabric crafters? Join us to collaborate and…

Sew What?! Evening Sewcial-Needle Crafts

Sew What?! Is a clever and creative get together for crafters who do crochet, knitting, sewing, embroidery, quilting, felting, and more.  Want to share what you're making with other fabric crafters? Join us to collaborate and…

Sew What?! Afternoon Sewcial-Needle Crafts

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Sew What?! Evening Sewcial-Needle Crafts

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Sew What?! Afternoon Sewcial-Needle Crafts

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Sew What?! Evening Sewcial-Needle Crafts

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Sew What?! Afternoon Sewcial-Needle Crafts

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Sew What?! Evening Sewcial-Needle Crafts

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Art Full Text™ is a comprehensive resource for art information featuring full-text articles from more than 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, high-quality indexing and abstracting of over 600 periodicals dating as far back as 1984,…

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More than 20,000 peer-reviewed journals and more than 9,200 in full text Full text of The Economist ranging from 1988 to the present, with no embargo Full text of The New York Times from 1985 to present, updated daily Full text of The…

Amy Tan | The Backyard Bird Chronicles

In conversation with Beth Kephart A “master of illusion, and one of the best storytellers around” (NPR),  Amy Tan  is the author of the beloved novels  The Joy Luck Club , a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book…

Reginald Dwayne Betts | Redaction

In conversation with Airea D. Matthews A “powerful work of lyric art” and “tour de force indictment of the carceral industrial state” ( The New York Times Book Review ), Reginald Dwayne Betts ’ poetry collection  Felon  won the NAACP…

Chloé Cooper Jones | Easy Beauty: A Memoir

In conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald Freelance journalist Chloé Cooper Jones was a 2020 Pulitzer Prize finalist in feature writing for “Fearing for His Life,” a profile of the man who filmed NYPD officers killing Eric Garner. Also a…

Mary Beard | Twelve Caesars: Images of Power from the Ancient World to the Modern

In conversation with Michael Kulikowski “A national treasure, and easily the world’s most famous classicist” ( The Guardian ), Mary Beard “radiates authority and expertise” in guiding her readers through the world of Ancient Roman…

Edward Sorel | Profusely Illustrated

Watch the video on our youtube channel. In conversation with Signe Wilkinson “One of America’s foremost political satirists” ( The New York Times ), illustrator, caricaturist, and cartoonist Edward Sorel has illustrated 41 covers for …

Laura Raicovich | Culture Strike: Art and Museums in an Age of Protest

In conversation with Seph Rodney, PhD, opinions editor and managing editor of the Sunday Edition for Hyperallergic , author of The Personalization of the Museum Visit , and winner of the 2020 Rabkin Arts Journalism Prize. The interim…

Paul Hendrickson | Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright

Paul Hendrickson’s books include Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934–1961 , a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist; Sons of Mississippi , winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award; and The Living…

Jed Perl | Calder: The Conquest of Time: The Early Years: 1898-1940

Watch the video here . “Few people write about art as beautifully” ( Wall Street Journal ) as Jed Perl, a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and the former 20-year art critic for The New Republic . A longtime…

Walter Isaacson | Leonardo da Vinci

Watch the video here . Released just weeks after the tech guru’s death, Walter Isaacson’s “staggering” ( The New York Times ) portrait of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs instantly became an international bestseller. Isaacson has also penned…

Christina Baker Kline | A Piece of the World

Watch the video here . Christina Baker Kline is the author of The Orphan Train , the no. 1 New York Times bestseller and 2015 One Book, One Philadelphia selection. Her other novels include Bird in Hand, The Way Life Should Be , and…

Ross King | Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies

“With a fiction writer’s feel for character” (Philadelphia Inquirer ), Ross King is the author of several nonfiction works that situate art within the context of the history in which it was born, including the New York Times bestsellers…

Edward Sorel | Mary Astor's Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936 with Jules Feiffer | Cousin Joseph

“One of America’s foremost political satirists” ( New York Times ), illustrator, caricaturist, and cartoonist Edward Sorel has illustrated 41 covers for The New Yorker and has published pictorial essays and features in The Nation ,…

David Salle | How to See: Looking, Talking, and Thinking about Art

One of the principal definers of postmodern art, painter David Salle is one of the last four decades’ most celebrated artists. Known for paintings and prints of what seem to be indiscriminately overlaid found images from a variety of…