Philbrick Hall

1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5320

Open today 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, 5/28 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, 5/29 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Closed
Tuesday, 5/30 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 5/31 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, 6/1 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 6/2 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 6/3 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • * Monday has hour changes – Memorial Day
Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Closures

  • Mon., May. 29 : Closed Memorial Day
  • Thu., Jun. 8 : Closed staff development day
  • Tue., Jul. 4 : Closed Independence Day
  • Mon., Sep. 4 : Closed Labor Day
  • Mon., Oct. 9 : Closed Columbus Day
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Upcoming Events

Drag Show

Wed, June 28, 2017 5:30 P.M.

June is LGBT Pride Month! To celebrate, join us for an evening of drag performances! Doors open at 5:30pm. The show is from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Teens! Want to perform? Contact  TeenCentral@freelibrary.org to sign up. This program is made possible by grants from the Philadelphia City Institute…

Adult Young Adult School Age Live Performances Performing Arts Teens LGBTQ 30 Days of Gay

The African American Interest - Book Discussion Group

Mon, July 10, 2017 6:00 P.M.

The African American Interest - Book Discussion Group will hold its next meeting on July 10, 2017 in Room 405 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. We will be discussing Octavia Butler 's Kindred . Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to librarian Lisa Hardy (215-686-5320 | hardyl@freelibrary.org…

Adult Discussion and Participation African American Literature Book Clubs

Philbrick Hall, located on the first floor, is where you can check out items as well as where adults and teens can join the library or deal with fines and other account issues.

The department's collections include current best sellers, DVDs and audiobooks, and the largest fiction collection in the state of Pennsylvania. There are featured sections for fiction by African-American writers; graphic novels, genre fiction including mystery, horror, romance, fantasy, and science fiction, classic fiction, gay/lesbian literature, and books just for teenagers.  A modest sample of fiction written in foreign languages, including Spanish, French, German, Russian, Italian, Chinese and Vietnamese is also available. An extensive video collection spans the silent era through recent box office hits as well as documentary films, instructional videos, opera, and foreign language films.