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May 29, 2014

Support Philadelphia’s Neighborhood Libraries By Participating In The Book It! 5K Fun Run, Next Saturday, June 7

Run for a good cause as the public libraries of Philadelphia present a 5K Fun Run next Saturday, June 7. Dash from library to library while helping to raise funds for the neighborhood libraries of North Philadelphia. The run starts at the Widener Library at 2808 W. Lehigh Avenue and proceeds down Lehigh Avenue to […]

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April 17, 2014

Celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday With Jugglers, Swordfighters, Cake And More At The Free Library of Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 23

Wednesday, April 23 would have been William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday (according to the historians that be). In honor of this literary milestone, the Free Library of Philadelphia cordially invites guests of all ages to a party more than four centuries in the making. Spend lunchtime at Shakespeare’s Birthday Bash in Shakespeare Park at the Parkway […]

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February 18, 2014

The Free Library Of Philadelphia Presents One Book, One Philadelphia 2014 With Literary Events Across The City Through March 19

Attention bookworms! The Free Library of Philadelphia has selected an epic work of fact-based fiction as the focus of this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia, a program that encourages literacy and community throughout the city. This year’s book selection, The Yellow Birds by U.S. military veteran Kevin Powers, is a gripping story about the war […]

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February 5, 2014

Roundup: Our Picks For Valentine’s Day Celebrations, Events And Activities For Couples, Friends And Families In And Around Philadelphia

In the City of Brotherly Love, amorous feelings are is never far from mind. As Valentine’s Day approaches, though, the city’s affection for romance peaks with many, many events on or around Friday, February 14. Whether you’re a part of a contented couple, a blissful single or a loving family, there’s something happening in Philadelphia […]

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January 28, 2014

Roundup: Where To Celebrate Black History Month With Exhibitions, Special Events, Performances And More, All February Long

Since Philadelphia’s earliest days, African-American culture has played an influential role in shaping the city’s personality. This February, Philadelphia celebrates that heritage and Black History Month with special events, exhibitions, film screenings and other activities. Locals and visitors can join members of the esteemed Tiberino family of artists on guided tours of The Unflinching Eye: […]

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January 6, 2014

The Free Library Of Philadelphia And The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre Kick Off The Year Of The Bard: Shakespeare At 450 This Wednesday, January 8

Rhymed couplets will be all the rage in 2014, as the Free Library of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre and other arts organizations join together to present the Year of the Bard: Shakespeare at 450, a celebration of the famed playwright. Every month throughout the year, the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare will be marked […]

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December 27, 2013

Looking Ahead: 14 Reasons You’ll Want To Be In Philadelphia In 2014

For folks wondering what’s new in Philadelphia in 2014, the short answer is: a ton. A long list of new public spaces, exciting exhibitions, milestone birthdays and anniversaries and all-new attractions slated for completion in 2014 give first-time visitors and Philadelphia residents plenty more reasons to adore the City of Brotherly Love. Outdoor types can […]

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December 11, 2013

The Raven Society’s Twelfth Night On Friday The Thirteenth Party Celebrates Shakespeare With Beer, Music And More, Friday, December 13

The Raven Society of the Free Library presents its annual holiday soiree this weekend and this year, the party raises a hat to the library’s year-long celebration of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, The Year of the Bard: Shakespeare at 450, in 2014. The masquerade-style party, Twelfth Night on Friday the Thirteenth, will take place at the […]

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December 4, 2013

Sister Cities Park Winterfest Returns To Logan Square With Visits From Santa, Kid-Friendly Activities, Hot Chocolate And More, December 7, 14 And 21

No need to struggle with shopping crowds to capture a festive photo with Santa Claus. Sister Cities Park, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway’s lovely oasis, hosts Santa and his elves on three Saturdays this month, starting this Saturday, December 7. Bring the family to celebrate the season at Sister Cities Park Winterfest as Santa arrives each […]

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November 20, 2013

Browse And Create Paper-Based Crafts At The Annual Book Paper Scissors Celebration, This Saturday, November 23

Attention bookworms! The Free Library of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Center for the Book team up to present the annual Book Paper Scissors event, a full day of paper crafts, book art, prints and craft workshops on Saturday, November 23. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., purchase, discover or create book-centric and paper-based art at […]

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