Ever been to the Filipinas Heritage Library? No? Here’s why you should go.
FHL is a quiet space for learning new things, and for thinking about new things learned. Located on the sixth floor of Ayala Museum, it is accessible to the malls as it is to some sunshine.
A reliable and friendly staff who will help you find pictures for #ThrowBackThursdays; photocopy book pages with pizzazz; remind you to greet Teodoro Kalaw a Happy 130th on March 31, or tell you who Teodoro Kalaw is.
Fifteen thousand books on many things under the Philippine sun. How many, exactly? Think of anything that could have happened or existed from the 1600s to four hundred years later. Sounds like a lot? Try typing keywords in our online catalog.
FHL has a conservation laboratory where old books are heartlessly dismantled but, worry not, lovingly put together again. This is so you’d have something to show a future grandchild who might ask, “Where do you come from, Lola?”
Ever witnessed a long-haired god, a Japanese lady, and two cherubs on a boat being navigated by giant fish? Check out the Retrato photo collection to see this, and more than 35,000 other images, for yourself! Feel free to add your latest selfie.
How poetry sounds like when recited; how Pinoys sing their frustration with the Pinays they woo (and vice-versa); how ethnolinguistic communities mourn the dead, and others from the Himig collection of Philippine music.
Documentaries and films whose titles include the words Maalaala, Pag-ibig, and Surrender, among others.
Is what Filipiniana Online is all about. Care to read rare books on your gadgets? Try to finish this adage: “Ang hindi lumingon sa pinanggalingan, _______________________.”
Long live books! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!
FILIPINAS HERITAGE LIBRARY
6th floor Ayala Museum
Open Tuesday to Saturday: 9am to 6pm (except holidays)
Tel. No. : (632) 759-8288 loc 36
Fax :(632) 759-8287
Visit their website at: http://www.filipinaslibrary.org.ph/