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Literary Salon - The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Event
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>>

Boz Bicentenary Speaker Series: Matthew Pearl

Event
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>>

Literary Salon - Oliver Twist

Event
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
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>>

From the Desk of Charles Dickens: Celebrating the Great Writer at 200

Exhibition
Free Library of Philadelphia
View some of Dickens's earliest published works, his private correspondence, original art based on his richly imagined stories, and objects… view complete listing>>

Character Sketches from the World of Charles Dickens

Exhibition
Free Library of Philadelphia
A vibrant and colorful exhibition that highlights one of the most enduring legacies of Charles Dickens's genius: the unforgettable characters he… view complete listing>>

Early American Children's Books

Collection
Free Library of Philadelphia
The Free Library's interest in historical children's books was established in 1947 with the gift by A.S.W. Rosenbach of his personal collection.… view complete listing>>

Historical Images of Philadelphia

Collection
Free Library of Philadelphia
The images contained in this digital collection document Philadelphia’s past through its neighborhoods, buildings, and events. They are drawn from the Philadelphiana… view complete listing>>
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H.O.M.E. Page Cafe Grand Opening

Free Library of Philadelphia
The H.O.M.E. Page Cafe celebrates its Grand Opening at the Parkway Central Library. The Cafe is the result of a… view complete listing>>

Incunabula

Collection
Free Library of Philadelphia
Incunabula are books printed before the year 1501. In 1899, P.A.B. Widener presented the Free Library with its very first rare… view complete listing>>