Events

Leaves from the Kingdom of the Book: Thoughts on the history of Printing in Morocco (1865-1935)

Event
December 3, 2013 (5:30 pm)
University of Pennsylvania
The Penn Libraries has acquired an extraordinary collection of lithographic books printed in Fez, Morocco, during the latter half of… view complete listing>>

Thinking Outside the Codex - 6th Annual Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age

Event
November 21-23, 2013 (8:30 am-7:00 pm)
University of Pennsylvania
In partnership with the Rare Book Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Schoenberg Institute of Manuscript Studies at… view complete listing>>

Bread and Civilization

Event
November 13, 2013 (5:30 pm)
University of Pennsylvania
Join us for the talk "Bread and Civilization" by Nick Malgieri, former Executive Pastry Chef at Windows on the World… view complete listing>>

Old City Seaport Festival

Event
October 11-13, 2013 (10:15 am-8:15 pm)
Independence Seaport Museum
Old City Seaport Festival Old City Seaport Festival October 11 - 13, 2013 Independence Seaport Museum will host its 2nd Annual Old… view complete listing>>

Recent Acquisitions Exhibition Reception

Event
October 2, 2013 (5:30 pm)
University of Pennsylvania
Please join us for a reception celebrating our Recent Acquisitions exhibition. Annually, the Penn Libraries acquires thousands of new books,… view complete listing>>

Mighty Warship Olympia Tattoo Festival

Event
May 10-12, 2013 (10:00 am-5:00 pm)
Independence Seaport Museum
Get inked on the Spanish-American Warship Olympia at the Mighty Warship Olympia Tattoo Festival III. view complete listing>>

Curation in the Digital Age

Event
November 16, 2012 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
PACSCL
Event held at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology         Presenter:  Simon Tanner Director of Digital Consultancy Dept of Digital Humanities, King’s… view complete listing>>

Paper: A Deckled Edge - The Paper Artwork of Lesley Haas -- Reception and Artist Talk

Event
October 2, 2012 (5:30 pm)
University of Pennsylvania
Join the artist Lesley Haas as she discusses her artwork currently on display in Paper: A Deckled Edge in the… view complete listing>>

"Trickle-Down Economies in the Nineteenth Century: Junkers, Scavengers, and Beggars."

Event
May 15, 2012 (5:45 pm-6:45 pm)
Library Company of Philadelphia
Join us for a talk by Wendy Woloson, guest curator of our current exhibition “Capitalism by Gaslight”. Dr.… view complete listing>>

The Future of Food: Sustainable Agriculture is not Optional

Event
April 24, 2012 (6:00 pm)
Dr. John E. Ikerd, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri, and author of Sustainable Capitalism: A Matter of… view complete listing>>

Global Food Security: A 21st Century Challenge

Event
April 19, 2012 (6:00 pm)
University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Alan M. Kelly, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, will speak on the challenges faced… view complete listing>>

To Free a Family: The Journey of Mary Walker by SYDNEY NATHANS

Event
March 23, 2012 (5:30 pm-7:30 pm)
The American Philosophical Society
  Sydney Nathans is Professor Emeritus of History at Duke University. The book explores the story of Mary Walker, an enslaved woman… view complete listing>>

Literary Salon - The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Event
March 15, 2012 (6:30 pm-7:30 pm)
Free Library of Philadelphia
Join us for a discussion of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Dickens's final, but incomplete novel.  He had finished the sixth of the… view complete listing>>

Before Madison Avenue: Advertising in Early America

Event
March 15-16, 2012 (1:30 pm-3:30 pm)
Library Company of Philadelphia
Speakers at this conference will present new research on advertising in North America before the rise of the modern… view complete listing>>

Boz Bicentenary Speaker Series: Matthew Pearl

Event
March 6, 2012 (7:30 pm-8:30 pm)
Free Library of Philadelphia
Join us in the Elkins Room for a presentation by Matthew Pearl on The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Matthew Pearl is… view complete listing>>

John Barry: An American Hero in the Age of Sail by TIM McGRATH

Event
February 17, 2012 (5:30 pm-7:30 pm)
The American Philosophical Society
Tim McGrath is a compelling and lucid writer, and is an executive who lives outside of Philadelphia. An avid sailor, he… view complete listing>>

Literary Salon - Oliver Twist

Event
February 16, 2012 (6:30 pm-8:00 pm)
Free Library of Philadelphia
Join us in the Elkins Room of the Rare Book Department for a discussion of Oliver Twist; or The Parish… view complete listing>>

Special Saturday Hours

Event
February 11, 2012 (1:00 pm-5:00 pm)
Free Library of Philadelphia
The Rare Book Department will be open for viewing the exhibition "From the Desk of Charles Dickens" 1 p.m. to… view complete listing>>

Exhibition Opening

Event
January 24, 2012 (5:30 pm-7:00 pm)
Library Company of Philadelphia
Drawing on books, pamphlets, newspapers, magazines, prints, photographs, and ephemera in the Library Company's collection, guest curator Wendy Woloson explores… view complete listing>>

"Walter Raleigh's History of the World and the Historical Turn of the Late Renaissance"

Event
September 29, 2011 (4:30 pm-5:30 pm)
Haverford College
Young Academic Alumni Lecture Series Talk by Nicholas Popper '99, Assistant Professor of History at the College of Wiliam and… view complete listing>>

Rebellious Bird: Women Soldiers in the Civil War

Event
June 2, 2011 (6:00 pm-7:00 pm)
Library Company of Philadelphia
Artist Jennifer Levonian collaborated with the Library Company to create an animated video about women during the Civil War who disguised themselves… view complete listing>>

“Technology Versus Art: The Early Daguerreotype’s Confounding Status in Philadelphia, 1839-1845"

Event
March 23, 2011 (6:00 pm-7:00 pm)
Library Company of Philadelphia
Sarah Gillespie, current William H. Helfand American Visual Culture Fellow at the Library Company, will discuss the initial reception… view complete listing>>

"Revisiting Rural Cemeteries"

Event
March 16, 2011 (1:00 pm-5:45 pm)
Library Company of Philadelphia
Wednesday, March 16, 1:00 – 5:45 p.m., followed by a reception “Revisiting Rural Cemeteries” A Symposium Sponsored by Library Company of… view complete listing>>

“Poetics and Politics: The Life of Frances Harper”

Event
February 23, 2011 (6:00 pm)
Library Company of Philadelphia
This month marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, one of the best known … view complete listing>>

Seeing Shylock: Images of Pawnbroking in Three Centuries

Event
April 22, 2010 (5:30 pm-7:00 pm)
Library Company of Philadelphia
Wendy A. Woloson, an independent scholar and consulting historian, will discuss her new book, In Hock: Pawning in America from… view complete listing>>

Horses at Work: Harnessing Power in Industrial America

Event
March 2, 2010 (5:30 pm-7:00 pm)
Library Company of Philadelphia
Anne Norton Greene, Lecturer and Administrator in History and Sociology of Science at University of Pennsylvania, will speak about her new… view complete listing>>

Philadelphians' Uses of Silhouettes, Miniatures, and Daguerreotypes, 1760-1860.

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February 5, 2010 (5:30 pm-7:00 pm)
Library Company of Philadelphia
Anne Verplanck is an independent scholar and curator based in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, working with museums and individuals on their collections. She… view complete listing>>

Slavery's Constitution

Event
October 14, 2009 (5:30 pm-7:00 pm)
Library Company of Philadelphia
Slavery’s Constitution: From Revolution to Ratification Wednesday, October 14, reception at 5:30 p.m., program at 6:00 p.m. David Waldstreicher, Professor… view complete listing>>

Exhibition Opening featuring a Lecture by Keith Davis

Event
October 1, 2009 (5:30 pm)
Library Company of Philadelphia
Keith F. Davis, Curator of Photography at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, in Kansas City, and author of numerous books… view complete listing>>

Werner Pfeiffer: Book-Objects & Artist Books - Exhibition Opening

Event
September 17, 2009 (5:30 pm-7:00 pm)
University of Pennsylvania
Werner Pfeiffer, a sculptor, printmaker, and painter renowned for his insightful and moving book-objects and artist books, masterfully constructed and beautifully printed,… view complete listing>>

Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson

Event
September 16, 2009 (5:30 pm-7:00 pm)
Library Company of Philadelphia
Peter Mancall, Professor of History and Anthropology at the University of Southern California and author of Hakluyt's Promise and Deadly… view complete listing>>

Juneteenth

Event
June 19, 2009 (5:30 pm-7:00 pm)
Library Company of Philadelphia
Join us at the Library Company on Friday, June 19th for our Juneteenth Freedom Forum, featuring three area scholars discussing the African… view complete listing>>

Widow and Mrs. Bixby

Event
May 23, 2009 (10:00 am)
State Library of Pennsylvania
As part of the year-long Lincoln Bicentennial celebration, on Saturday, May 23, 2009 the State Library of Pennsylvania will host… view complete listing>>

Signe Wilkinson Lecture

Event
April 1, 2009 (5:30 pm)
University of Pennsylvania
Signe Wilkinson, Cartoonist The first female cartoonist to receive a Pulitzer Prize (1992), Signe Wilkinson draws editorial cartoons for the… view complete listing>>

LECTURE: Clash of Extremes: The Economic Origins of the Civil War

Event
March 19, 2009 (5:30 pm-7:00 pm)
Library Company of Philadelphia
Thursday, March 19, 5:30 – 7:00 pm LECTURE: Clash of Extremes: The Economic Origins of the Civil War Reception at… view complete listing>>

LECTURE: The Women of the Republican Court Revisited

Event
March 11, 2009 (5:30 pm-7:00 pm)
Library Company of Philadelphia
Wednesday, March 11, 5:30 – 7:00 pm Reception at 5:30, Program at 6:00 … view complete listing>>

LECTURE: Charles Willson Peale's The Staircase Group: Reinterpreting the grand manner double portrait in Federal Phialdelphia

Event
March 6, 2009 (5:30 pm-7:00 pm)
The American Philosophical Society
Friday, March 6, 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Benjamin Franklin Hall, 427 Chestnut Street Reception at 5:30, Program at 6:00 LECTURE:… view complete listing>>

"EDGAR ALLAN POE AND THE PHILADELPHIA GOTHIC TRADITION"

Event
February 19, 2009 (5:30 pm-7:00 pm)
Library Company of Philadelphia
The Library Company Presents "Edgar Allan Poe and the Philadelphia Gothic Tradition"   with   Ed Pettit, the “Philly Poe Guy”   at the   Library Company of Philadelphia 1314 Locust St.   Thursday… view complete listing>>

Seeing Through the Dark Woods: Lecture by Christian Dupont on Illustrations of Dante's Divine Comedy

Event
February 9, 2009 (4:30 pm)
Haverford College
Lecture by Christian Dupont to accompany the exhibition, "L'arte d'alluminar: Illustrations of Dante's Divine Comedy from the Tri-Colleges" view complete listing>>

LECTURE: Let This Voice Be Heard: Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism

Event
February 5, 2009 (5:30 pm-7:00 pm)
Library Company of Philadelphia
Thursday, February 5, 5:30 – 7:00 pm LECTURE: Let This Voice Be Heard: Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism Reception at… view complete listing>>

Steven Speilberg’s 1997 film Amistad

Event
November 8, 2008 (1:00 pm)
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Saturday, November 8, 1:00 pm  Screening at the Van Pelt Auditorium, Philadelphia Museum of Art Library Company Director John Van… view complete listing>>

Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) Symposium

Event
November 6, 2008 (3:00 pm)
Library Company of Philadelphia
Thursday, November 6, 3:00 – 6:00 pm    Presented by the Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES), Michelle Craig McDonald… view complete listing>>

Rest in Pieces: Philadelphia's Lost Cemeteries

Event
October 29, 2008 (5:30 pm)
Wagner Free Institute of Science
Join us for an illustrated presentation by writer and historian Thomas H. Keels. From Philadelphia's founding, the need to venerate the city's… view complete listing>>

"Venom: A Spooky Creature Feature"

Event
October 18, 2008 (12:00 pm-4:00 pm)
Wagner Free Institute of Science
"Venom: A Spooky Creature Feature" Presented by the Elmwood Park Zoo at the Wagner Free Institute of Science Talk at… view complete listing>>

John Woolman

Event
October 14, 2008 (5:30 pm)
Library Company of Philadelphia
Tuesday, October 14, 5:30 – 7:00 pm  Thomas Slaughter will read from his new book, The Beautiful Soul of John Woolman,… view complete listing>>

Gary Nash - Friends of Liberty

Event
September 19, 2008 (5:30 pm)
The American Philosophical Society
The Friends of the American Philosophical Society Library and The Library Company of Philadelphia present a lecture, reception, and booksigning. Gary Nash will… view complete listing>>

State Library of Pennsylvania Second Annual Genealogy Day

Event
July 14, 2008 (12:00 pm)
State Library of Pennsylvania
On Saturday, September 20, 2008 the State Library of Pennsylvania will present the second annual Genealogy Day. This free event… view complete listing>>

Artist Talk: Adapting Joyce’s 'Ulysses' for Other Media

Event
June 11, 2008 (5:30 pm-7:30 pm)
Rosenbach Museum & Library
Philadelphia artist Robert Berry talks about the process of adapting Joyce's masterpiece into different art forms. Mr. Berry has just begun ULYSSES… view complete listing>>

National History Day/Philly

Event
March 12-13, 2008 (12:00 am)
National Archives at Philadelphia
National History Day 2008 March 12-13, 2008 -- National Constitution Center, Philadelphia 2008 Theme: Conflict and Compromise in History National History Day… view complete listing>>

Forgotten Heroes of Early Lithography: Popular Printmaking in America before Currier & Ives

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Library Company of Philadelphia
  Join us for our Philadelphia on Stone exhibition opening on Thursday, March 25 for a talk by Nancy Finlay, editor… view complete listing>>