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Upcoming Events

july

08jul12:00 pm1:00 pmVirtual EventLive from the Morgan Room: Book Talk with David Brown, The First PopulistMember Event

08jul2:00 pm3:00 pmLibrary Company History & Exhibitions TourTOUR

12jul7:00 pm8:00 pmVirtual Event"I Have Sometimes Imagined a Library": Browsing the Shelves with Henry Thoreau, Featuring Christine NelsonMember Event

21jul7:00 pm8:00 pmVirtual EventFIRESIDE CHAT: The Guide to Indigenous Land ProjectFree

26jul6:00 pm7:00 pmVirtual EventThe Sewing Girl's Tale: A Story of Crime and Consequences in Revolutionary America (Book Talk)Free

29jul11:00 am12:00 pmLibrary Company History & Exhibitions TourTOUR

august

09aug7:00 pm8:00 pmVirtual EventHistorical Happy Hour: Hard Tea and ArtistryMember Event

16aug7:00 pm8:00 pmVirtual/ Physical EventDirector's Hour with Michael Barsanti: Benjamin Franklin and the Making of Modern MoneyMember Event

18aug7:00 pm8:00 pmVirtual EventFIRESIDE CHAT: Time of Anarchy: Indigenous Power and the Crisis of Colonialism in Early America (Book Talk)Free

19aug10:00 am11:00 amLibrary Company History & Exhibitions TourTOUR

20aug1:00 pm4:00 pmHearing Voices Presents: Art Therapy in History and PracticeFree

september

08sep5:30 pm6:30 pmVirtual/ Physical EventThe Caregivers: A Photography Project Addressing Emotional and Physical Labor During a PandemicFree

15sep7:00 pm8:00 pmVirtual EventFIRESIDE CHAT: "Left in Distress" : Women on Their Own in Revolutionary PennsylvaniaFree

20sep7:00 pm8:00 pmVirtual EventFunctional Design: Library Furniture in the Collection, Presented by Linda Kimiko AugustMember Event

october

13oct7:00 pm8:00 pmVirtual EventFIRESIDE CHAT: Laboring Lives: Households, Dependence, and Power in Colonial New EnglandFree

18oct6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual EventBlack on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans IdentityFree

november

15nov12:30 pm1:30 pmVirtual Event"Books Are My Disease" : A Two-Part Series Exploring the Loganian LibraryFree

17nov7:00 pm8:00 pmVirtual EventFIRESIDE CHAT: The Hated Cage: An American Tragedy in Britain’s Most Terrifying PrisonFree

22nov12:30 pm1:30 pmVirtual Event"Books Are My Disease" : A Two-Part Series Exploring the Loganian LibraryFree

december

15dec7:00 pm8:00 pmVirtual EventFIRESIDE CHAT: Men Is Cheap: Exposing the Frauds of Free Labor in Civil War AmericaFree

january

19jan7:00 pm8:00 pmVirtual EventFIRESIDE CHAT: "Mr. Kate Cromo": News Correspondent Anne Hampton Brewster in Rome, 1869-1890Free

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