Library Company of Philadelphia Upcoming Events


Current Exhibition in the Library Company’s
Louise Lux-Sions and Harry Sions Gallery:

From November 11, 2016 through April 21, 2017, the Library Company of Philadelphia will have on display the exhibition Together We Win: The Philadelphia Homefront During the First World War. Co-curated by Reference Librarian Linda August and Curator of Prints and Photographs Sarah Weatherwax, this exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of America’s entrance into the war and the sacrifices and contributions Philadelphians made to the Allied cause. More specifically, the exhibition examines the role that the Library Company, its staff and its shareholders, played in supporting the war effort. Books, photographs, audio clips of World War I era music, home-made Allied flags, a scrapbook, and other ephemera will explore the story of the city and its residents during the war years and their immediate aftermath.


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Private gallery tour of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ exhibition World War I and American Art

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,
118 North Broad Street
Library Company members are invited to a special tour of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ groundbreaking exhibition which explores the ways in which American artists reacted to the First World War. Seventeen posters from the Library Company’s collection will be on display in the exhibition.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Women Visionaires and the Care of Older Persons, 1817 to the Present

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

1300 Locust Street

Pop-up exhibition, “Women Growing Old in America” will be open until 6:30 p.m., before the program at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. This program is co-sponsored by the Ralston Center and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Go to the Historical Society of Pennsylvaina's calendar ( to learn more.

The Library Company will observe the following holidays in 2016/2017:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, January 18
George Washington's Birthday - Monday, February 15
Good Friday: March 25
Memorial Day - Monday, May 30
Independence Day - Monday, July 4
Labor Day - Monday, September 5
Columbus Day - Monday, October 10
Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 24 & Friday, November 25
Holiday Closure: Monday, December 26, 2016 to January 1, 2017 (normal hours resume Monday, January 2, 2017)



For more information on these events please call 215-546-3181 or email Clarissa Lowry,


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