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Alexandra Horowitz | Being a Dog: Following the Dog into a World of Smell

Tue, December 6, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Jason Freeman Cognitive scientist Alexandra Horowitz is the author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know . Owing to its insight and plain-spoken lightness, the book pawed its way to no. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list and stayed on the list for more than…

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Michael Chabon | Moonglow

Thu, December 8, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Michael Chabon won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay , an epic story of New York adventure and possibility during the golden age of comic books. His ascent to literary stardom began with his debonair 1988 debut novel,  The Mysteries…

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Michael Lewis | The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds

Fri, December 9, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $35 General Admission
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AUDITORIUM SOLD OUT. IN-HOUSE SIMULCAST TICKETS AVAILABLE. In conversation with Mark Zandi Possessed of “a spellbinding talent for finding emotional dramas in complex, highly technical subjects” ( Financial Times ), Michael Lewis is renowned for his timely nonfiction. …

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Author Talk: Robert Strauss

Mon, December 12, 2016 6:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Cost: FREE

Author Robert Strauss will discuss his new book Worst.President.Ever. Despite probably having the best governmental resume of anyone who has ever run for President, James Buchanan took every wrong direction when faced with a fork in the Presidential road.  His maneuverings, never criminal,…

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Dava Sobel | The Glass Universe with Priyamvada Natarajan | Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos

Tue, December 13, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Dava Sobel is one of the most prominent, critically acclaimed, bestselling narrative nonfiction writers working today.  A former science reporter for the New York Times, she is the recipient of the National Science Board's prestigious Individual Public Service Award, the Boston…

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Wesley Lowery | They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement

Thu, December 15, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

The Washington Post’s lead journalist in Ferguson, Missouri during the tempestuous aftermath of the death of African American teenager Mike Brown, Wesley Lowery, together with his team, won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for the paper’s coverage of police…

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Monday Poets / Jeffrey Ethan Lee & Al Tacconelli

Mon, January 9, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

JEFFREY ETHAN LEE & AL TACCONELLI Jeffrey Ethan Lee’s first novel The Autobiography of Somebody Else (2016) was published by White Pine Press. Lee’s dramatic poetry book identity papers (Ghost Road Press, 2006) was a Colorado Book Award finalist and invisible sister (Many…

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Bernard-Henri Lévy | The Genius of Judaism

Tue, January 10, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15 General Admission, $7 Students
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“Perhaps the most prominent intellectual in France today” ( The Boston Globe ), Bernard-Henri Lévy led the vanguard of the radical 1970s “New Philosophy” movement, a rejection of Marxism and the Left still debated today. This moralistic view culminated in…

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Monday Poets / Janice A. Lowe & Dr. Herman Beavers

Mon, February 6, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

JANICE A. LOWE & DR. HERMAN BEAVERS Janice A. Lowe is a composer and poet. Her collection, Leaving CLE, poems of nomadic dispersal (Miami University Press, 2016) moves from Cleveland to New York City to Tuscaloosa’s "schoolhouse door" and back. A Jonathan Larson Dramatists…

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Monday Poets / Harriet Levin Millan & Jill Bialosky

Mon, March 6, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

HARRIET LEVIN MILLAN & JILL BIALOSKY Harriet Levin Millan’s debut novel, How Fast Can You Run, based on the life of Michael Majok Kuch, is a 2017 Charter for Compassion Global Read. She is also the author of the poetry books The Christmas Show, winner of the Barnard New Women Poets…

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Monday Poets / Lamont Dixon, Nina Schafer & Autumn McClintock

Mon, April 3, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

LAMONT DIXON, NINA SCHAFER & AUTUMN McCLINTOCK Lamont Dixon is a poet, teacher and performing artist. He has been published in African Voices, Phylaxis, New Poet’s Revolution, and Essence Magazine. He has received the Phylaxis Society’s Award and the John G. Lewis Medal. He is…

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