Tag: Free Library of Philadelphia

Knight News Challenge Awards 2016 Library Winners

The projects aim to help shape the future of libraries, meeting 21st century information needs as centers for digital learning, data sharing, community connection and discovery.

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Opera Philadelphia Presents Cold Mountain

On Friday, February 5, Opera Philadelphia will premiere the East Coast debut of Cold Mountain, based on the award-winning historical novel by Charles Frazier.

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Museums Greet Pope with Religion-Theme Exhibits

While three major Mid-Atlantic cities (Washington, New York, and Philadelphia) hosted this month’s historic visit of Pope Francis, his first to the United States, museums in Philadelphia had the additional incentive of the World Meeting of Families Congress to develop religious exhibits to coincide with his arrival.

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Meet the Authors: Yalies in Turbulent Times

Howard Gillette, a founding director of MARCH, and Daniel Horowitz will discuss their books in Philadelphia, PA this October.

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The Great River-to-River, Vine to Pine, Rain or Shine Walking Tour of Philadelphia: Or Why My Feet Hurt

When I heard about the annual Great River-to-River, Vine to Pine, Rain or Shine Walking Tour of Philadelphia I knew I had to skip a day of schoolwork to go. Even though my feet still hurt days later, it was definitely worth a twelve-hour urban trek for the chance to see several experienced guides in action, to learn about innumerable city sites, to run through a range of small but fascinating museums, and even to listen to costumed interpreters portraying key historical figures including founder William Penn, patriot Dr. Benjamin Rush, and political martyr Octavius Catto.

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