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The Raven Society brings together young professionals from across Philadelphia who share a passion for supporting the work of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Ravens gain unique access and insider insights on the critical work of the Free Library through behind-the-scenes tours of special collections and exhibitions, and social, educational, and networking events throughout the year.

Supporters Circle | $100 to $499 | Join or Renew

All but $60 is tax deductible
  • Invitations to Raven Society events, including:
    • Poe Party
    • Ravens on the Rooftop
    • Literary receptions, book clubs, and book swaps
    • Neighborhood library tours
  • Invitation to Raven Society Volunteer Day at a neighborhood library
  • Subscription to Off the Shelf magazine and Footnotes, the monthly Raven Society e-newsletter

Patrons Circle | $500+ | Join or Renew

All but $220 is tax deductible All Supporters Circle benefits, plus:
  • Advance ticketing to select Author Events ±^
  • Advance ticketing to select Culinary Literacy Center classes ±^
  • Invitations to select George S. Pepper Society exclusive events
  • Invitation to annual Patrons Circle signature event
  • Private tour of the Free Library’s Special Collections (one tour for up to four guests) ±

For more information, please contact The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation at 215-567-7710 or

± Advance reservation required, subject to availability.
^ Cost of tickets not included.

Under IRS rules, donors may not receive benefits as a result of a gift made through a third-party funding source (i.e. donor advised funds, family foundations, United Way). Payments cannot be made toward the tax-deductible portion of a gift through a third-party when there is an associated non-deductible portion. If you wish to participate in a membership society and receive benefits, you may not make the payment through a third-party; the entire amount must be paid personally. If you choose to waive benefits, you may make payment through a third-party but must confirm in writing that no benefits will be received. For more information, please contact the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation at or 215-567-7710.

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The Birds and the Bee: A Raven Society Spelling Bee

Tue, October 22, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Milkboy Chestnut Street 1100 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Relive your elementary school glory days (or humiliation) and support the Free Library of Philadelphia at the same time! Join the Raven Society, the Free Library’s young member group, and Emcee Icon Ebony Fierce  for The Birds & The Bee: A Raven Society Spelling…

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