Upcoming Events

Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 21 @ 9:00 pm
6:00 pm
Designing Afrofuturism: Imagining Black Futures through Art, History, and Literature January 24 / January 31 / February 28 / March 21 6:00pm – 8:00pm “Designing Afrofuturism” will examine the surviving art, architecture, and technology from indigenous[...]
The Library Company of Philadelphia
5:30 pm
Lecture Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America Tuesday, February 19 5:30pm -7:00pm This lecture is free and open to the public Hosted by the Program in African American History Lecture with Professor[...]
The Library Company of Philadelphia
Feb 20 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
2:30 pm
 Reconstructing America: Race, Equality, and Citizenship Collection Review Wednesday, February 20 2:30pm This collection review will focus on the struggle African Americans endured on their journey to citizenship in the United States. Join us as[...]
The Library Company of Philadelphia
5:30 pm
Lecture Wednesday, February 27 5:30pm  Co-Sponsored by Philadelphia Area Conservation Association Christopher Souers (1695-1758) was an early 18th-century clock-maker from Germantown. A rare example of his work is on display at the Library Company of[...]
The Library Company of Philadelphia
6:00 pm
Benjamin Franklin & Immigration March 6, 2019 6:00pm – 9:00pm Few people of Benjamin Franklin’s generation understood better the importance of immigration to the British colonies of North America. Franklin’s ideas about immigrants and immigration[...]
The Library Company of Philadelphia
2:30 pm
The Beautiful Cigar Girl: An Episode in 19th-Century Crime  Collection Review Thursday, March 7 2:30pm In the 1840s, writers (and illustrators) presented many accounts of crimes against women. These lurid tales have a lot in[...]
The Library Company of Philadelphia
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
5:30 pm
Profiles of 19th-Century Women in Science Thursday, March 14 5:30pm -7:00pm This lecture is free and open to the public Hosted by The Davida T. Deutsch Program in Women’s History Dr. Jessica C. Linker will speak on[...]
The Library Company of Philadelphia
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – Mar 29 @ 8:00 pm
9:00 am
Making a Republic Imperial  Thursday, March 28, 2019 The Library Company of Philadelphia 1314 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA Friday, March 29, 2019 McNeil Center for Early American Studies 3355 Woodland Walk, Philadelphia, PA How and[...]
Apr 3 @ 8:15 am – 12:45 pm
8:15 am
Stylish Books Symposium Wednesday, April 3, 2019 The Stylish Books: Designing Philadelphia Furniture exhibition examines the Library Company’s collection related to furniture making in Philadelphia, illustrating the influence of books and showing style changes over time. Printed[...]
The Library Company of Philadelphia

2019 Holiday Closings

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  – Monday, Jan 21, 2019
President’s Day – Monday, Feb 18, 2019
Memorial Day – Monday, May 27, 2019
Independence Day – Thursday, July 4, 2019
Labor Day – Monday, September 2, 2019
Thanksgiving-  Thursday & Friday – November 28 & 29
Holiday Closing –  Tuesday, Dec 24, 2019 – Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020

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