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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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April 7, 2014

The Philadelphia Book Festival Returns With Dozens Of Events At Public Libraries Across The City, April 14 Through 19

Calling all bookworms! The Philadelphia Book Festival returns April 14 to 19 with dozens and dozens of events at public libraries throughout the neighborhoods of Philadelphia. From author events and storytimes to book and poetry readings, the events slated for the upcoming festival are nearly endless and cover all forms of written works. On Monday, [...]

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January 22, 2014

Roundup: Our Picks For Chinese New Year Celebrations In Chinatown And Beyond, January And February 2014

This year’s Chinese New Year parades into town on Friday, January 31 and ushers in a slew of super-festive events before and after the holiday. In all corners of the city, traditional Chinese performances, educational experiences and food-centric events take the spotlight during the upcoming weeks in honor of the Lunar New Year. This year [...]

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October 2, 2013

Tonight Picks, Indian Summer Edition: Get Outside And Enjoy The Awesome Weather – PHS Pop-Up Garden, Alfresco Dining, Farmers’ Markets, Evening Strolls, Free Orchestra Concert And More

Awesome weather alert: it’s GORGEOUS outside. It’s October 2nd and it’s 80 degrees and sunny. All the benefits of summer without the humidity? Yes, please. So take advantage tonight by getting outside. The amazing PHS Pop-Up Garden (above) is closing for good next Friday (why?!?), so tonight is a great opportunity to visit the pop-up [...]

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August 14, 2013

The Free Library Of Philadelphia’s Parkway Central Branch Hosts A Citywide Maker Celebration, This Saturday, August 17

It’s no secret that Philadelphia is a city of doers, but this town also supports an incredible subculture of artists, crafters, tech enthusiasts and designers — makers — who not only do, but do it themselves. This Saturday, August 17, join in a citywide celebration of Philadelphia’s makers as the Free Library of Philadelphia hosts [...]

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July 17, 2013

Learn Steps To The Tango Taught By Local Professionals At The Parkway Central Library This Saturday, July 20

Put on your dancing shoes on this weekend as the Parkway Central Library hosts an afternoon of free tango lessons, professional level performances and a reading of Tango Nuevo, a new book by Carolyn Merritt, a Philly resident and tango dancer. The tango-centric day begins with awe-inspiring performances curated by Lesley Mitchell, the co-director of [...]

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June 20, 2013

Our Guide To Make Music Philly, The Free Citywide Music Festival Celebrating World Music Day, Friday, June 21

Ring in the start of summer with a day of beautiful music as Philadelphia joins in World Music Day with the totally free daylong, “do it yourself” festival, Make Music Philly, on Friday, June 21. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Make Music Philly puts amateur and professional musicians in the spotlight for both organized [...]

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May 16, 2013

Celebrated Author Alice Walker Comes To The Central Library To Discuss And Sign Her Latest Books, Wednesday, May 29

On Wednesday, May 29, esteemed author Alice Walker, will be on hand at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Central Libraryto discuss her newest works, answer audience questions and sign books. Best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple, Walker has been writing novels, short stories, children’s books and poetry for more than 40 [...]

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April 29, 2013

The Gershman Y Presents The First Philadelphia Jewish Music Festival, Featuring Nine Days Of Exciting Events Beginning On Wednesday, May 1

World-renowned entertainers, authors and experts come together to honor Jewish music during Philadelphia’s inaugural citywide Jewish Music Festival, presented by the Gershman Y. This nine-day celebration features an impressive roster that includes live performances, book readings and a participatory workshop. Events take place in five different venues across the city, including the Free Library and [...]

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April 2, 2013

Coming Soon: The Philadelphia Book Festival Puts Literature In The Spotlight With Author Events At 54 Library Locations, April 14-20

Heads up, bookworms. The Free Library of Philadelphia’s annual Book Festival begins April 14, just in time for National Library Week April 14-20. With events happening at each of the library’s 54 locations throughout the city this year, taking part in this bookish festival will be elementary. Previously held only at the Parkway Central Library, [...]

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