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The Library Company
of Philadelphia names
Dr. Michael J. Barsanti
as the new Edwin Wolf 2nd Director
Philadelphia, PA – Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Together We Win: The Philadelphia Homefront during the First World War. November 11, 2016 to April 21, 2017. Free and Open to the Public. Monday through Friday, 9:00AM to 4:45 PM. Description: Poster Image of soldier holding a stack of books.

http://togetherwewin.librarycompany.org/


The Library Company of Philadelphia is an independent research library specializing in American history and culture from the 17th through the 19th centuries.  Open to the public free of charge, the Library Company houses an extensive collection of rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, ephemera, prints, photographs, and works of art.  Founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin, the Library Company is America's oldest cultural institution and served as the Library of Congress from the Revolutionary War to 1800.  The Library Company was the largest public library in America until the Civil War. 


The mission of the Library Company is to foster scholarship in and increase public understanding of American history before 1900 by preserving, interpreting, making available, and augmenting the valuable materials in our care, thus providing meaningful stewardship of the legacy of founder Benjamin Franklin.

 

SNOW POLICY: 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.

 

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2016 LCP Annual Dinner


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