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Meet The Author: Joann Frasier Dasent (aka Auntie JoJo)

Wed, August 3, 2016 11:00 A.M.
Nicetown-Tioga Branch

Cost: FREE

Author Visit and book signing! Joann Frasier Dasent also known as Auntie Jo Jo, Storyteller, Author, Educator and member of Keepers of the Culture, Inc, Philadelphia’s African American Storytelling Guild, will be sharing her new book, a retelling of a classic Aesop Fable,…

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Boy With A Knife: A Story of Murder, Remorse, and a Prisoner's Fight for Justice

Now through Wed, August 3, 2016 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Nearly a quarter of a million youth are tried, sentenced, or imprisoned as adults every year across the United States. On any given day, ten thousand youth are detained or incarcerated in adult jails and prisons. Putting a human face to these sobering statistics, Boy With A Knife tells the story…

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Jeffrey Toobin | American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst

Tue, August 9, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15 General Admission, $7 Students
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“A reliable and astute guide” ( The Miami Herald ) through America’s most compelling court cases, Jeffrey Toobin is CNN’s senior legal analyst and a longtime  New Yorker  staff writer. His bestselling books include The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson…

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Amy Schumer | The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo

Wed, August 17, 2016 12:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $28 General Admission
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TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY AUGUST 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. The star of the hit film Trainwreck , comedian-actress-producer Amy Schumer is one of the brightest and bawdiest lights in the entertainment world. Her TV series Inside Amy Schumer has won a broad following and a slew of awards, including a…

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Jonathan Safran Foer | Here I Am

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

Cost: $32 General Admission

Tickets on sale on this page September 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Renowned for placing “his reader's hand on the heart of human experience, the transcendent beauty of human connections” ( The Philadelphia Inquirer ), Jonathan Safran Foer is the bestselling author of the frenetically…

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The American Presidency | Neil Oxman | The Spot: How Political Spots Are Made and Their History

Wed, September 21, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

President and Co-Founder of the Campaign Group, Neil Oxman, will show political spots from the 1952 Eisenhower-Stevenson contest and share examples of his own work. He will also discuss the history of political messages on TV and explain how they're made. 

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Alton Brown | Alton Brown: EveryDayCook

Thu, September 29, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $36 General Admission

Tickets on sale on this page September 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. The Peabody Award-winning host of the long-running Good Eats reveals the recipes he cooks and eats at home. Details and full pricing structure to come.

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The American Presidency | Curt Smith | King of the Hill Meets the Sultans of Swat: Presidents and Baseball

Wed, October 19, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

A leading authority on politics and sports, Curt Smith, will cover baseball, the presidency, and the complex relationship between the two. Mr. Smith is an author, media host, columnist, and former Presidential speech writer. His new book about the topic will be published in spring…

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Jodi Picoult | Small Great Things

Tue, October 25, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15 General Admission, $7 Students

Tickets on sale September 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. The no. 1 New York Times bestselling author tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion in her new novel.

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Author Harriet Millan will discuss her novel How Fast Can You Run

Tue, November 1, 2016 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Cost: FREE

Author Harriet Millan will discuss her novel How Fast Can You Run, which is based on the inspiring true story of Michael Majok Kuch, a South Sudanese boy who fled his burning village at the age of five and was eventually granted political asylum in the United States. Michael and Harriet became…

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The American Presidency | Foreign Press Panel | The Whole World Was Watching: Foreign Perspectives on the 2016 Election

Wed, November 16, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

A panel discussion on how the US election is portrayed to the world will reveal the views of foreign journalists and their post-election analyses. Chris Satullo, noted media figure, will moderate the conversation between Paul Koring of Toronto's  The Globe and Mail; …

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