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    • Shyeer Johnson and Waki Perry, both 14, frequent the library after school. (Neal Santos for PlanPhilly)
Eyes on the Street

In Common: At rejuvenated Logan Library, room for the noisy joy of teenage kicks

Next up in our 2018 series about Philly's changing public spaces, Ashley Hahn checks out what’s welcoming neighborhood teens back to the century-old, recently-renovated Logan Library. Midafternoon on a cold Thursday,…

    • An event exploring the outdoor world in black literature in the picnic grove at Bartram's Garden was organized by the Free Library's Center for Public Life. | Neal Santos for PlanPhilly
Eyes on the Street

In Common: What if the library could mend public life?

Next in our series about Philly's changing public spaces, Ashley Hahn checks out the Free Library’s Center for Public Life, a new unit that’s aiming to connect Philadelphians of every stripe…

    • Delaware River, 1920 (Image no. 1928) | Aero Service Corp. | Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
Eyes on the Street

From Above: The Central Delaware Waterfront, 1920

For this week's look at Philadelphia From Above we'll turn to Delaware Waterfront of 1920 in honor of the Behind PlanPhilly Delaware River boat tour on August 1. Head down to the…

    • Museum Construction, 1920 (Image no. 1933) | Aero Service Corp. | Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
Eyes on the Street

From Above: Building the Parkway and Art Museum, 1920 and 1921

Back in March, I mentioned that Eyes on the Street would start showcasing historic images from the Free Library's amazing Print and Pictures collection. We're starting off this feature with a…

    • Broad Street Station, 1920 | Aero Service Corp. #2017 | Credit: Original Aerial Imagery, Aerial Viewpoint, Spring Texas
Eyes on the Street

LENS: Photographing Philadelphia from above

In recent decades, there has been a renewed fascination with aerial photography among planners, motivated partly by the work of photographers like Alex MacLean and Yann Arthus-Bertrand's popular Earth From Above…

    • From Above: Building the Parkway and Art Museum, 1920 and 1921

From Above: Building the Parkway and Art Museum, 1920 and 1921

Back in March, I mentioned that Eyes on the Street would start showcasing historic images from the Free Library’s amazing Print and Pictures collection. We’re starting off this feature with a…

Eyes on the Street

Renovated Philbrick Hall adds space, amenities for Parkway Central

After nine months of construction the Free Library's Philbrick Popular Library reopened in March as Philbrick Hall. I dropped by recently and found the rejuvenated popular reading room filled with life, modern amenities,…

    • Print and Pictures holds 1.5 million items at the Free Library's Parkway Central.
Eyes on the Street

Checking out: As Free Library's role shifts, where does that leave Parkway Central’s special collections?

The Free Library is grappling with how to be a better 21st century resource for a needy city. Recent years have been tough on the library – budget and staff cuts,…

    • Checking out: As Free Library’s role shifts, where does that leave Parkway Central’s special collections?

Checking out: As Free Library’s role shifts, where does that leave Parkway Central’s special collections?

The Free Library is grappling with how to be a better 21st century resource for a needy city. Recent years have been tough on the library – budget and staff cuts, threats…

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