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Parkway Central Library

Parkway Central Library
Free Library
Parkway Central Library
Free Library

The Parkway Central Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia is located between 19th and 20th Streets on Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

The 378-seat Montgomery Auditorium is the venue for our Emerging Voices Project panel discussions. This lecture hall and performance stage is located on the library's ground floor and is handicapped accessible. Seating is general admission. For more information on this venue, please click here.

Street parking

Parking kiosks are available on the streets surrounding the library. Credit cards may be used for payment. The device issues a printed ticket that you place inside your windshield curbside.

$2/hour

Philadelphia Parking Authority lot (behind the library)

Callowhill Street between 19th and 20th Streets: 215-683-9813.

$9 after 5 pm

Handicapped parking

There are two designated handicapped parking spaces on Wood Street. Enter Wood Street from 19th Street and drive towards 20th Street. The handicapped spaces will be on your left just before the wheelchair ramp by the rear library entrance.

$2/hour

Panel Discussion I

Date: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 7:30 pm

This event is part of our Emerging Voices Project that explores national identity and social connection through art song.

Featuring

Ceri Owen – Research fellow in music at the University of Cambridge
Jay Winter – Historian and professor emeritus at Yale University
Nicholas Phan – Tenor, curator of the Emerging Voices project
Cori Ellison – Moderator, dramaturg at The Santa Fe Opera

This panel discussion is presented in collaboration with the World Affairs Council.


Please RSVP using the form below.


Panel Discussion II

Date: Monday, January 20, 2020 - 7:30 pm

This event is part of our Emerging Voices Project that explores national identity and social connection through art song.

Featuring

Alex Ross – The New Yorker music journalist, author, MacArthur Fellow
Susan Stewart – Poet, professor at Princeton, MacArthur Fellow
Nicholas Phan – Tenor, curator of the Emerging Voices project
Cori Ellison – Moderator, dramaturg at The Santa Fe Opera


Please RSVP using the form below.