Tagged Philadelphia

Performance & Parade with Philly Goat Project!

Please join us and our friends from Philly Goat Project on Monay August 8th for a live, interactive performance - starring goats! - outside in Shakespeare Park at 10:00am, followed by a goat parade and storywalk! Participants…

Author Talk: Irene Levy Baker- 100 Things To Do in Philadelphia Before You Die (2nd Ed

Irene Levy Baker, author of "100 Things To Do In Philadelphia” and "Unique Eats & Eateries of Philadelphia” will join us to discuss all the new things to do in our region. She'll describe newly-opened…

Community Resource Corps

Do you need help accessing city agencies? Would you like to be able to navigate through the bureaucracy of city services and resources better? Join us anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to ask questions and get assistance from…

Looking for Answers About City and State Benefits, of All Kinds?

Stop in and talk to a member of Philadelphia's new Community Resource Corps (CRC), which is an Americorp program.  The CRC connects with residents and is committed to identifying and reducing barriers to ensure residents…

Community Resource Corps

Do you need help accessing city agencies? Would you like to be able to navigate through the bureaucracy of city services and resources better? Join us anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to ask questions and get assistance from…

Debunking the Myths of Stonewall: an Evening with Mark Segal

History seeks to tell the truth yet it’s open to myths and legends prompting us removed from the events of any one particular event to ask: what happened?  The Stonewall rebellion is an event shrouded in myths asking the…

Blair LM Kelley | Black Folk: The Roots of the Black Working Class

REGISTER In conversation with Marc Lamont Hill Referred to by acclaimed author and academic Michael Eric Dyson as “one of the most important works of history to come across my desk in a long time,” Blair LM Kelley’s…

PRIDE: Poets in the Park

We begin the final week of Free Library of PhillyPRIDE with our first PRIDE: Poets in the Park featuring local poets Boston Gordon, Campbell Simmons and Sean Hanrahan reading selections from their works and discussing their…

CHECK IT OUT! A Beardmobile Library Tour

DON'T MISS OUR BIGGEST PRIDE EVENT THIS JUNE! Facebook event HERE. The Bearded Ladies Beardmobile gets into her finest book-lover drag for a family-friendly show about libraries and the people who make them so wonderful. CHECK IT…

Community Resource Corps

Do you need help accessing city agencies? Would you like to be able to navigate through the bureaucracy of city services and resources better? Join us anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to ask questions and get assistance from…

Looking for Answers About City and State Benefits, of All Kinds?

Stop in and talk to a member of Philadelphia's new Community Resource Corps (CRC), which is an Americorp program.  The CRC connects with residents and is committed to identifying and reducing barriers to ensure residents…

Community Resource Corps

Do you need help accessing city agencies? Would you like to be able to navigate through the bureaucracy of city services and resources better? Join us anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to ask questions and get assistance from…

City Planning Club - Chinatown Development

Join our monthy discussion group! We are continuing a discussion series centered on topics related to Philadelphia history, connecting local history with city planning and development. This month, participate in a thoughtful, guided…

PRIDE Solstice: the Philadelphia Freedom Band in Concert

Put on your dancing shoes and join the Philadelphia Freedom Marching Band in celebrating PRIDE Solstice at Parkway Central Library as they perform a selection of music including songs by Elton John, Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato,…

Philadelphia Bookstore Map Launch

Join us in the Parkway Central Library's 4th floor Skyline Room for the the launch and distribution party of the printed  Philadelphia Bookstore Map .This grassroots project showcases our more than fifty brick…

Community Resource Corps

Do you need help accessing city agencies? Would you like to be able to navigate through the bureaucracy of city services and resources better? Join us anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to ask questions and get assistance from…

Looking for Answers About City and State Benefits, of All Kinds?

Stop in and talk to a member of Philadelphia's new Community Resource Corps (CRC), which is an Americorp program.  The CRC connects with residents and is committed to identifying and reducing barriers to ensure residents…

Community Resource Corps

Do you need help accessing city agencies? Would you like to be able to navigate through the bureaucracy of city services and resources better? Join us anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to ask questions and get assistance from…

Author Talk: Diane Turner and Eric Battle- BLAM! Black Lives Always Mattered June 13, 2023 5:30 p.m.

African American history has produced countless exceptional heroes, leaders, and role models. The graphic novel, BLAM! Black Lives Always Mattered!, tells the inspiring stories of 14 important Black Philadelphians, such as opera…

Walking Tour: Philadelphia's Chinatown (Chinese language)

Philadelphia's Chinatown traces its start back to 1871, when a Cantonese immigrant named Lee Fong opened a laundry business at 913 Race Street. Chinatown stands out as a vibrant part of Center City, where generations of…

Notable African Americans From Philadelphia

Notable African Americans from the City of Brotherly Love.

Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001)

Full access to the oldest continuously published daily Black newspaper in the United States.

Philadelphia Inquirer Digital Archive 1860-2001

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

Philadelphia Inquirer

May 2023: TEMPORARY SERVICE INTERRUPTION. The Philadelphia Inquirer can be accessed on our "PressReader including the Economist" database during this time.

Philadelphia Daily News

May 2023: TEMPORARY SERVICE INTERRUPTION. Some weekend issues are not available. The Philadelphia Daily News can also be accessed on our "PressReader including the Economist" database, though some issues are unavailable there, too.

Archive-It

Archive-It, a web archiving service, to collect and store the websites of Philadelphia government agencies and selected cultural institutions, such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the American Philosophical Society. You can search…

Linda Villarosa | Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation

A contributing writer at  The New York Times Magazine  and The 1619 Project, Linda Villarosa has won numerous awards for articles concerning issues of Black mother and infant health, medical myths, America’s hidden HIV epidemic,…

Brett H. Mandel | Philadelphia, Corrupt and Consenting: A City’s Struggle against an Epithet

In conversation with Ernest Owens A consultant and writer in the fields of civic activism and government reform,  Brett H. Mandel  served as director of Philadelphia’s Financial & Policy Analysis Unit in the city controller’s office,…

Neil King Jr. | American Ramble: A Walk of Memory and Renewal

In conversation with Signe Wilkinson A Wall Street Journal correspondent for two decades, Neil King Jr. reported from more than 50 countries, served as the newspaper’s chief diplomatic correspondent, national political reporter, and…

Leth Oun and Joe Samuel Starnes | A Refugee’s American Dream: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to the U.S. Secret Service

Veteran United States Secret Service Officer  Leth Oun  has protected presidents and vice presidents in four administrations in almost every state and more than a dozen countries. A political refugee who survived the genocidal Killing…

Joseph Earl Thomas | Sink: A Memoir

In conversation with Elias Rodriques Referred to by Carmen Maria Machado as “all blood and nerve and near-unbearable beauty,” Joseph Earl Thomas ’  Sink  is a coming-of-age memoir that chronicles the author’s escape from an upbringing…

Sadeqa Johnson | The House of Eve

In conversation with Jennifer Weiner Acclaimed for their explorations of marital fidelity, friendship, and the difficulties of connecting in modern life,  Sadeqa Johnson ’s novels include  And Then There Was Me ,  Second House from the…

Steve Lopez | Independence Day: What I Learned about Retirement from Some Who’ve Done it and Some Who Never Will

In conversation with Mark Bowden A  Los Angeles Times  columnist for the past 22 years and former columnist for  The Philadelphia Inquirer , Steve Lopez is a four-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for commentary, and is the winner of…

John Hendrickson | Life on Delay: Making Peace with a Stutter

In conversation with Robert Kolker John Hendrickson  is the author of a 2019  Atlantic  article titled “What Joe Biden Can’t Bring Himself to Say.” An account of the President’s—and his own—lifelong experience with stuttering, it was…

Stephen A. Smith | Straight Shooter: A Memoir of Second Chances and First Takes

In conversation with Mike Sielski The star of ESPN’s No. 1 morning talk show  First Take , Stephen A. Smith is one of the U.S. sporting press’s most popular and outspoken personalities. He is also the host of NBA in Stephen A’s World…

Kerri K. Greenidge | The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family

In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition Historian Kerri K. Greenidge is the author of  Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter , a portrait of the post-Reconstruction civil…

Andrew K. Diemer | Vigilance: The Life of William Still, Father of the Underground Railroad

Andrew K. Diemer is the author of  The Politics of Black Citizenship: Free African Americans in the Mid-Atlantic Borderland, 1817–1863 , an examination of the ways in which free Black Philadelphians and Baltimoreans fought to defend…

Ross Gay | Inciting Joy: Essays with Major Jackson | A Beat Beyond: Selected Prose of Major Jackson

Ross Gay is the author of The Book of Delights , a life-affirming collection of short lyric essays that reminds readers to appreciate so-called ordinary wonders, even during turbulent times. His several volumes of poetry include Catalog…

Camika Royal | Not Paved For Us: Black Educators and Public School Reform in Philadelphia

In conversation with Edwin Mayorga and Sharif El-Mekki  For 20 years  Camika Royal  was a middle and high school teacher and a teaching coach for her fellow educators in Baltimore, Washington, DC, and her hometown of Philadelphia.…

Diane McKinney-Whetstone | Our Gen

Acclaimed for crafting “sharply drawn characters, exuberant prose,” and “plenty of period detail” ( Los Angeles Times Book Review ), Diane McKinney-Whetstone is the author of six novels, including  Tumbling ,  Tempest Rising ,  Trading…

Malcolm Nance | They Want to Kill Americans: The Militias, Terrorists, and Deranged Ideology of the Trump Insurgency

In conversation with Marc Lamont Hill A world-renowned counterterrorism expert and former career intelligence officer who has deployed in the Balkans, the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa,  Malcolm Nance  is a longtime consultant for…

Jason Rekulak | Hidden Pictures

In conversation with Liz Moore Jason Rekulak ’s Edgar Award–nominated debut novel The Impossible Fortress tells a coming-of-age story of first love, old school computer programming, and the heist of a Playboy magazine that features…

Jennifer Lin | Beethoven in Beijing: Stories from the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Historic Journey to China

In conversation with Nydia Han, Consumer Investigative Reporter and co-anchor of 6ABC Action News Sunday mornings A reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer for 31 years, Jennifer Lin worked as an international correspondent in China, a…

Erika M. Kitzmiller | The Roots of Educational Inequality: Philadelphia's Germantown High School, 1907–2014

Education historian Erika M. Kitzmiller has conducted research in the city of Philadelphia, its public schools, and the Free Library for nearly two decades. The result of her investigation is  The Roots of Educational Inequality , a…

Ro Khanna | Dignity in a Digital Age: Making Tech Work for All of Us

In conversation with Jonathan Tamari Born in Philadelphia to an immigrant family, Democrat  Ro Khanna  has served as the U.S. representative for California’s 17th congressional district—better known as Silicon Valley— since 2017. The…

Jessamine Chan | The School for Good Mothers

In conversation with Liz Moore Co-sponsored by Blue Stoop A former reviews editor at  Publishers Weekly ,  Jessamine Chan  has published short stories in  Tin House  and  Epoch . She has received residencies and fellowships from various…