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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Through October 26
Monday Poets: Reginald Dwayne Betts and Daisy Fried
October 21
Jeanette Winterson
October 22
“Giants of the 1950’s: Edward R. Murrow”
October 23
Shakespeare in the World: Shakespeare and the Supernatural
October 23
James B. Stewart
October 23
Atlas Obscura
October 24
Sean Brock
October 29
“Giants of the 1950’s: Margaret Chase Smith”
October 30
Above and Beyond: JFK and America's Most Dangerous Spy Mission
October 30
Costume Parade!
October 31