Free Library of Philadelphia

Opened in 1927, the Parkway Central Library contains more than 7 million items and many special collections. The Parkway Central Library also hosts events throughout the year. While you are there, be sure to visit the H.O.M.E Page Cafe for a treat. The Rare Book Department offers tours each day at 11:00 am.


Monday - Wednesday 9am - 9pm
Thursday - Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 5 pm
Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm



Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 US

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One Book, One Philadelphia Kickoff Event Featuring Jesmyn Ward
January 16
Salad Dressings with Cooking Alchemy
January 17
Author Event with Ha Jin
January 17
Author Event with Dani Shapiro
January 22
Teacher Café
January 23
Book Arts Workshop: Illuminated Letters
January 26
January 26
Sundays on Stage: Lion Dance Plus
January 27
Creole Cooking Class
January 28
Book To Movie Night
January 28
The Lost Islands of the Delaware River: An illustrated lecture by Adam Levine
January 31
Ravens Book Salon: Interconnectedness
January 31