Tagged Events at the Library

Free Library of Comic Con

At long last, the time has come... If you’ve been longing to get out of the house after a long snow and ice bound end to winter, Free Library of Comic Con ( FLoCC ) is a great chance to go out and get your geek on! This year's…

Women’s History Month at the Free Library

Happy Women’s History Month ! All throughout the month of March, we’re joining in the nationwide celebration of the vital role of women throughout American history. We hope you’ll join us for one (or more!) of the…

Reflections on Education and Race

Earlier this year, J. Matthew Catron, a Library Assistant in Phibrick Hall at  Parkway Central Library came to the Education, Philosophy, and Religion Department with a pitch: to bring Dr. Sheena Howard and her film Remixing…

Philadelphia Performances for Autism (PPA)

The Free Library is happy to host  Philadelphia Performances for Autism (PPA) on Saturday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. in Parkway Central Library's Children's Department . Philadelphia Performances for Autism (PPA)  is an…

We <3 Hearts: A Heart Healthy Family Day

The Free Library of Philadelphia, American Heart Association , and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will come together at Parkway Central Library on Saturday, February 18 in honor of American Heart Month to host We <3…

What's the HYPE?

Get HYPE Philly is a city-wide initiative for youth development, funded by GSK and brought to youth by several organizations including The Food Trust and the Free Library of Philadelphia. At Parkway Central Library and the North…

Philadelphia: City of the Uncanny and the Arcane

Philadelphia is a wild and weird city. There’s so much to love, to hate, to love to hate, and to hate to love. There’s also so much that we, as every day Philadelphians, have somehow forgotten or never learned about our…

10 New Year's Resolutions the Free Library Can Help You Keep!

'Tis the season for goal-setting! You might be feeling merry and motivated right now, but as the year gallops along, don't let your resolve wane. Lean on the Free Library to keep your resolutions! Our mission, of course is to…

Family Holiday Traditions: The Nutcracker!

Many of us have great, nostalgic memories of enjoying The Nutcracker as a child. Why not revisit the timeless classic this year? This holiday classic ballet based on   E.T.A. Hoffman's story The Nutcracker and the Mouse…

Family-friendly Holiday Programs at Your Local Neighborhood Library

Celebrate the holiday season with these 10 free family-friendly holiday programs at your local neighborhood library . Holiday Storytimes at Christmas Village beside City Hall | 1400 John F. Kennedy Boulevard November 25 through December…

What I've Learned in a Year at the Free Library

This week marks my one-year anniversary working for the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, the non-profit organization that supports the Free Library. I was hired as the system’s social media manager, to use the digital…

Host Your Next Event at Parkway Central!

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to announce the launch of our new Space Rental service! The Free Library's grand Beaux-Arts building on the Parkway is the perfect location for your next special event or business…

When Fitzgerald was Literature's Biggest Fan

With F. Scott Fitzgerald's 120th birthday approaching, we found some interesting connections between his writing and the  Rosenbach  collection hiding within our literary treasures. Our rare book…

Celebrating F. Scott with Foxtrots and More

The Parkway Central Music Department ’ s getting hip to the celebrations surrounding F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 120th birthday . Visit our mini exhibition featuring printed music from the Free Library’s historic…

The Free Library Celebrates Fitzgerald at 120!

F. Scott Fitzgerald is now considered one of the nation’s pre-eminent modern novelists and short story writers. During his lifetime, he was best known for his literary depictions of the American Dream in the 1920s, achieving early…

Mysterious Travelers 3: Internal Investigations

The Free Library of Philadelphia  and the  Philadelphia Jazz Project  invite you to a third season of free concerts:  Mysterious Travelers 3: Internal Investigations . This time we’re turning inward to explore,…

Free Sunday Matinée: Otello

The Atlantic Coast Opera Festival  and the Free Library of Philadelphia are excited to invite you to a special matinée performance of Verdi’s beloved opera, Otello , on Sunday, August 21 at 2:00 p.m. The…

The New South Philadelphia Library Is Now Open!

Update: Thank you for your comments and excitement over the new South Philadelphia Library. We regret the error of leaving out the address and location of the library. This blog post has now been updated with the South Philadelphia…

New Americans Spring Concert Final Voyage: Philadelphia Suns | Recapping TIMBALONA

Feeling unlucky? Next week, Chinatown’s own Philadelphia Suns plays us out for the final concert of the New Americans Spring Concert Series this season with an evening of traditional Chinese Lion Dance, which is thought…

Mysterious Travelers 2 Closing Curtain: Kim Pedro Headlines | Recapping Victor North

The Philadelphia Jazz Project and the Free Library of Philadelphia ’s season of concerts celebrating the Great Migration has one more show to go. This is your last chance to catch free live jazz at the library 'til next…