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Upcoming Events

february

09feb6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual EventMaking Gullah: A Black History Celebration & ConversationFree

16feb7:00 pm8:00 pmVirtual EventFIRESIDE CHAT: Women Healers: Gender, Authority, and Medicine in Early Philadelphia Free

21feb7:00 pm8:00 pmVirtual EventHistorical Happy Hour: Forget-Me-Not(ini): The Unexamined Life of Sarah Mapps DouglassMember Event

24feb11:15 am2:15 pmLive from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania: Book Talk with Andrew Diemer on Vigilance: The Life of William Still, Father of the Underground RailroadMember Event

march

09mar7:00 pm8:30 pmVirtual EventThe Families' Civil War: Black Soldiers and the Fight for Racial Justice Free

10mar12:00 pm1:00 pmVirtual EventThe Families Civil War Collection Review with Dr. Holly PinheiroMember Event

16mar7:00 pm8:00 pmVirtual EventFIRESIDE CHAT: American Fragments: The Political Aesthetic of Unfinished Forms in the Early RepublicFree

23mar6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual EventThe Woman Suffrage Movement in the United StatesFree

april

12apr6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual EventPhillis Wheatley and Friends Seminar Session One: Celebrating 250 Years of Wheatley's Poems with Dr. Tara BynumSeminar

19apr6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual EventPhillis Wheatley and Friends Seminar Session Two: Celebrating 250 Years of Wheatley's Poems with Dr. Tara BynumSeminar

20apr7:00 pm8:00 pmVirtual EventFIRESIDE CHAT: Staged Readings: Contesting Class in Popular American Theater and Literature, 1873-75Free

26apr6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual EventPhillis Wheatley and Friends Seminar Session Three: Celebrating 250 Years of Wheatley's Poems with Dr. Tara BynumSeminar

2022 Holiday Closings

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  – Jan 17, 2022
President’s Day – Feb 21, 2022
Memorial Day – May 30, 2022
Juneteenth – June 20, 2022
Independence Day – July 4, 2022
Labor Day – September 5, 2022
Thanksgiving-  November 24 & 25, 2022
Christmas Day (observed) – December 23, 2022
Winter Break –  December 26, 2022 – January 2, 2023

For more information on these events please call 215-546-3181 or email events@librarycompany.org