Upcoming Events

5:30 pm
Three Sessions First Session: January 30th 2020, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Second Session: February 13th 2020, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Third Session: February 27th 2020, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In this three[...]
The Library Company of Philadelphia
2:30 pm
Gallery Tour of Ghost River: the Fall and Rise of the Conestoga February 5, 2020 2:30 pm Tour with Curator Dr. Will Fenton Ghost River: The Fall and Rise of the Conestoga will place original[...]
The Library Company of Philadelphia
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm
5:30 pm
New this year!! The Library Company will stay open late on first Fridays! Whether you’re looking for an excuse to see the Ghost River exhibition, speak with the curator after hours, or enjoy a complementary[...]
The Library Company of Philadelphia
5:30 pm
Force & Freedom with Dr. Kellie Carter-Jackson February 12, 2020 5:30 pm Reception 6:00 pm Lecture In Force and Freedom, Kellie Carter Jackson provides the first historical analysis exclusively focused on the tactical use of violence[...]
The Library Company of Philadelphia
2:30 pm
Celebrating Black History Month: Frederick Douglass  February 19, 2020 2:30 pm: Collection Review with Jasmine Smith, African American History Specialist Join the Program in African American History for its Black History Month Collection Review as[...]
The Library Company of Philadelphia
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm
Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home Book Talk: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Book Signing: 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia, 1825: five young, free black boys fall into[...]
The African American Museum in Philadelphia
5:30 pm
Celebrate Women’s History Month at the Library Company Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote March 5, 2020 5:30 pm Reception 6:00 pm Lecture Robyn Muncy is a Professor of History at the University of Maryland,[...]
The Library Company of Philadelphia
2:30 pm
The Secret History of Sappho: Re-imagining a Women-Centered Past March 10, 2020 2:30 pm: Collection Review with Connie King, Curator of Women’s History  In the latter half of the 19th century, Sappho became a common[...]
The Library Company of Philadelphia
5:30 pm
Domesticating Revolution: Founding Women, Material Culture, and Politics at Home March 11th 2020, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 25th 2020, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.  April 22nd 2020, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. In[...]
The Library Company of Philadelphia
2:30 pm
Design Your Own Wampum Belt Are you interested in wampum, the beads of polished shells us by North American Indigenous Communities to make belts, sashes and strands? Learn about the history and craft of wampum-making[...]
The Library Company of Philadelphia
2:30 pm
In the early 18th century, the quickest and most affordable way for political groups to reach their audience was by the use of pamplets. Explore colonial-era print culture while learning about the history and craft of[...]
Library Company of Philadelphia
Mar 31 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
2:30 pm
Gallery Tour of Ghost River: the Fall and Rise of the Conestoga March 31, 2020 2:30 pm Tour with Curator Dr. Will Fenton Ghost River: The Fall and Rise of the Conestoga will place original[...]
The Library Company of Philadelphia

2020 Holiday Closings

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  – Monday, Jan 20, 2020
President’s Day – Monday, Feb 17, 2020
Memorial Day – Monday, May 25, 2020
Independence Day – Friday, July 3, 2020
Labor Day – Monday, September 7, 2020
Thanksgiving-  Thursday & Friday – November 26 & 27, 2020
Holiday Closing –  Thursday, Dec 24, 2020 – Friday, Jan 1, 2021

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