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The Library Company of Philadelphia has a Grand collection of humanity's achievements, of the great manuscripts of the USA and around the World. Knowledge is the way of the future, the development and the performance of the person. Medical book located in The Library Company of Philadelphia is a unique treasure! The books of Avicenna (Ibn Sina) and other medical books at the library tell about the treatment of male health problems potency all existing methods. From ancient medicine, Chinese and Persian, to the current treatment methods with the help of Cialis. The current generation chooses treatment with tadalafil, how to buy Cialis online is now faster than going to the nearest pharmacy. And Yes, according to patients, is the most effective method in the treatment of disease. The Library Company of Philadelphia keeps a history of all treatment methods of healthy, unique recipes and folk remedies for the benefit of mankind.

Upcoming Events

Jun
6
Wed
2018
Lecture by Candice Millard: James Garfield and the Destiny of the Republic
Jun 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Lecture by Candice Millard: James Garfield and the Destiny of the Republic @ Science History Institute | Philadelphia | PA | US

Lecture by Candice Millard: James Garfield and the Destiny of the Republic


5th Annual Lecture in Honor of John C. Van Horne


Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President


Wednesday, June 6


5:30pm Reception for Members, Shareholders, and Donors


6:45pm Lecture by Candice Millard


8:00pm Dinner with the Author*




July 2, 1881, President James Garfield was shot by a madman in a train station in Washington, D.C., setting off a cascade of events that would leave his country forever transformed. In her critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling book, Destiny of the Republic, Candice Millard reveals the extraordinary life and tragic death of a man who, had he lived, would have been one of our greatest presidents.


Candice Millard is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The River of Doubt and Destiny of the Republic. Her book Hero of the Empire was named Amazon’s number one history book of 2016.


If you are a Library Company Shareholder, Member, or Donor and intend on attending the reception and lecture, please RSVP for both.


*To purchase tickets to the Dinner with the Author, please contact Colleen Gill at cgill@librarycompany.org or 215-546-3181.

Jun
9
Sat
2018
World Wide Knit in Public Day: Collection Review & Knit – In
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
World Wide Knit in Public Day: Collection Review & Knit - In @ The Library Company of Philadelphia | Philadelphia | PA | US

International Knitting Day: Collection Review & Knit – In

Saturday, June 9


World Wide Knit in Public Day is the largest Knitter run event in the world. It started in 2005 and is now celebrated in 57 different countries. This year the Library Company will host its first World Wide Knit in Public Day event on Saturday, June 9 from 10AM-2PM. The Library Company holds a large variety of knitting and crochet patterns and visual material, some of which will be on display during this event. Attendees are welcome to bring their knitting or crochet, sit, and discuss our holdings with Nicole H. Scalessa – author of Historic Reflections in Crochet, curator of “The Hook and the Book,” and Vice President of the Center for Knit and Crochet.

Image:

Charles Butler. The American Lady. Philadelphia: Hogan and Thompson, 1836.

The frontispiece of this instructional text of female duties “to be regarded imperative and inevitable” is the earliest known image of a woman knitting in the Library Company’s collection. Heralding the need to elevate the standard of American women, the author suggests that idle hours should be filled with “the useful and elegant arts of female industry.”

Jun
14
Thu
2018
William Birch, Ingenious Artist: Gallery & Walking Tour
Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:15 pm
William Birch, Ingenious Artist: Gallery & Walking Tour @ The Library Company of Philadelphia | Philadelphia | PA | US

William Birch, Ingenious Artist: Gallery & Walking Tour

Thursday, June 14 

4:00 pm: Curator-led Gallery Tour 

5:15 pm: Birch Walking Tour

Join us for one or both sessions of this two-part tour 


The tour will begin in the gallery with William Birch, Ingenious Artist curators, James Green, Librarian, and Sarah Weatherwax, Curator of Prints and Photographs. Then we will head outside and explore Birch’s Philadelphia as it is today.

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