Upcoming Events

The Library Company of Philadelphia will be closed Monday, December 24, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

Normal hours will resume on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Donations will be received  through the end of the year. For more information please  contact the Development Department.

The Library Company follows the policy of the School District of Philadelphia for all weather related closings and delayed openings. Please continue to check our website for current information.

Jan 16 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
2:30 pm
Curator-led Galley Tour of Stylish Books Wednesday, January 16 2:30pm Join us for a gallery tour led by the Curator of Art & Artifacts, Linda August.  Printed designs spread new ideas. Artisans, as well as[...]
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4:45 pm
From Tragedy to Triumph:  Teaching about Black Girlhood in the Late 19th Century  A Case Study of the Sanders-Venning Family Wednesday, January 16  4:45pm: Arrival and Registration 5:00pm – 6:30pm: Workshop and Collection Review 7:00pm – 8:00pm:[...]
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Jan 22 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
2:30 pm
Preserving the Past: Early American Object Collecting Collection Review Tuesday, January 22 2:30pm Philadelphia was the center for early American object collections, with Pierre du Simitiere’s American Museum, the Library Company, and Peale’s Museum. In[...]
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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[...]
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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[...]
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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[...]

2018 Holiday Closings

Monday, February 19 Presidents’ Day

Monday, May 28 Memorial Day

Wednesday, July 4 Independence Day

Monday, September 3 Labor Day

Thursday–Friday, November 22-23 Thanksgiving

December 24- January 1, 2019 Christmas & New Year

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