For the Greatest Number: The New Deal Revisited – Multi-day, 2021

It’s been ninety years since the crisis of the Great Depression inspired a New Deal of arts programs, infrastructure investment, and worker protections. The art and objects funded by New Deal programs show us how workers shaped the country in the 1930s. But it’s not just history. The country is again facing a choice: what do we owe our neighbors? What does our country owe us? Continue reading

Garden Variety: An Arrangement of Exceptional Art – Multi-day, 2021

Now that the Free Library of Philadelphia has reopened to the public, Parkway Central feels like it is in full bloom again! We hope you enjoy these botanically-themed materials housed in the Children’s Literature Research Collection, Map Collection, and Print & Picture Collection. The exhibition is located in the Second Floor West Gallery of Parkway Central Library. Continue reading

Voter Suppression in U.S. Elections: A Roundtable Discussion – October 27, 2020

Emerging from an extraordinary conversation held at Library Company last year in conjunction with the annual conference of the Organization of American Historians, this round table conversation will reflect upon that conversation and assess recent developments related to voter disenfranchisement and the voting barriers that ostracize the poor, Black, and Latino communities. Continue reading