Philadelphia: The Changing City | Events Day

Philadelphia: The Changing City | Events Day
  • Non-CFAD Program
  • Exhibition
  • Tour
  • Talk
  • Workshop
  • Film
  • Reception
  • Kids + Family
Philadelphia: The Changing City | Events Day
Saturday, February 16, 2019
1:00 - 5:00 PM
Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

FREE | Registration Required

This program is organized and presented in whole by the Free Library of Philadelphia.

From 1:00-5:00, join your neighbors for an afternoon of programs for adults, as well as children, themed around the Rare Book Department’s fascinating special exhibition, Philadelphia: The Changing City. Images of the city drawn from 300 years of prints, photographs, documents, and maps reveal the planned and unplanned changes that have affected Philadelphia's landscape, its buildings, and its inhabitants.

Learn more about the Philadelphia: The Changing City exhibition.

Also on view will be the exhibition At These Crossroads: The Legacies of Frederick Douglass and W.E.B. Du Bois.

Sign up here! Then, come together for:

  • Guided tours of Philadelphia: The Changing City
  • Adult-focused programs such as film screenings, art-making, workshops, and author and expert talks
  • Special Black History Month events 
  • community engagement fair of civic, artistic and cultural institutions
  • Exciting pop-up performances
  • Activities for children including story-times and crafts
  • Free dinner with your friends and neighbors (and snacks throughout the day!)

Philadelphia: The Changing City Events Day is free and open to all! The day is drop-in, so stay for as long or as little as you'd like. 

Book clubs, Free Library Friends groups, and other community groups who are traveling together are invited to request round-trip SEPTA reimbursement! See the sign-up site for more details. 

Special Neighborhood Day Programs

While most programs throughout the day are open, some require their own separate registration. Below are those requring registration to date--as the day's schedule comes together, there may be others. We'll send a complete list of all Community Day programs closer to the event. 

Hands-On History: Paul Laurence Dunbar | 2:30 p.m.
Hold documents from the life of acclaimed black American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Philadelphia's Seventh Ward in a Changing City | 4:30 p.m.
Learn about black activists during Douglass’s time, read the findings of Du Bois’s Seventh Ward study, and rediscover this historic district. 

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