Parkway Central Library
The Harlem Renaissance: A Centennial Celebration
Fri, Feb 28, 9:00 A.M.
A display of materials from the Art & Literature Department highlighting the work of artists involved in, or influenced by the great cultural…
Dress-Up Day: Formal Friday
Fri, Feb 28, 10:00 A.M.
All day on Friday, February 28! Walk the Parkway Central Library Children's Department "Read Carpet" and take selfies in your formal…
Music and Movement
Fri, Feb 28, 10:30 A.M.
Join us for songs, dance, and fun excploring rhythm and movement! Children ages 11 and under. Children ages 6 & under must be accompanied by a…
Fri, Feb 28, 3:30 P.M.
Need a little Mario party in your life? How about some more Smash Bros? We have you covered here in the Field Teen Center every Tuesday and…
Board Game Bonanza!
Fri, Feb 28, 4:00 P.M.
From Chutes and Ladders to Connect 4, from Bingo to Twister, play some games and make some friends! Find us on…
Philly Slam League
Fri, Feb 28, 4:30 P.M.
The Free Library auditorium hosts the Philly Slam League, a weekly poetry slam competition for teen poets. All are welcome to attend the…
Parkway Central Library Tours
Explore the grand Beaux-Arts building which is an important part of Philadelphia's past and present with this specialized tour of the Parkway Central Library, which opened on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in 1927. The free tour, which begins in the lobby, showcases Parkway Central's unique architecture and history, while covering the many collections and services that make the Free Library such a valuable and critical resource to Philadelphians. At the end of the tour, participants will be given the option to continue their experience by joining the free, daily tour of the Rare Book Department at 11:00 a.m., which explores the history of the book along with some of the Library's most rare holdings.