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Bob Roth | Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation

Tue, February 20, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Counting Fortune 500 CEOs, veterans with PTSD, Michael J. Fox, inner-city youth, and Oprah Winfrey among his eclectic student body, Bob Roth is one of the world’s most respected teachers of Transcendental Meditation. For more than 45 years he’s sought to lessen the emotional and…

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Michio Kaku | The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth

Tue, February 27, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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AUDITORIUM SOLD OUT. IN-HOUSE SIMULCAST TICKETS AVAILABLE. “Erudite and compelling” ( Chicago Tribune ), theoretical physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku is a renowned popularizer of science and co-founder of String Field Theory, continuing Einstein’s quest to discover a…

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Steven Pinker | Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Thu, March 1, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00, $38.00 optional single + book
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Auditorium sold out. In-house simulcast tickets available. Possessed of “the kind of academic superbrain that can translate otherwise impenetrable statistics into a meaningful narrative of human behaviour” ( Sunday Times ), cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker is the author…

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Jorge Ramos | Stranger: The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era

Fri, March 2, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $24 single ticket + book
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In conversation with longtime broadcaster and journalist, Tracey Matisak. The anchorman for Noticiero Univision for more than 30 years, eight-time Emmy-winning broadcaster and columnist Jorge Ramos is one of America’s most popular and influential journalists. His 10 bestselling books…

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Steve Coll | Directorate S.: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2016

Mon, March 5, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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A staff writer for The New Yorker , Steve Coll is the author of  The Bin Ladens , a history of the eponymous clan and its most infamous member; the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars ; and Private Empire , an examination of the notoriously secret machinations of the ExxonMobil Corporation. A…

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Lamont “U-God” Hawkins | Raw: My Journey into the Wu-Tang

Thu, March 8, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Lamont “U-God” Hawkins is one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan, “the most significant posse in hip-hop” ( Rolling Stone ). He and fellow members RZA, GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, and…

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LEADING VOICES: Daniel Pink | When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

Tue, March 13, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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If you're looking for the Alon Shaya event it has moved to March 21, 2018. “Rapidly acquiring international guru status” ( Financial Times ) as an authority on the ever-evolving world of work, Daniel Pink is the no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Drive , A Whole New Mind…

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Ian Buruma | A Tokyo Romance: A Memoir

Thu, March 15, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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“One of those rare historian-humanists who bridge East and West” ( Wall Street Journal ), Ian Buruma is the author of  The Missionary and the Libertine; Murder in Amsterdam ;  Year Zero: A History of 1945 ; Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War ; and…

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Peter Carey | A Long Way from Home with Alan Hollinghurst | The Sparsholt Affair

Tue, March 27, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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A writer who “luxuriates in language” ( San Francisco Chronicle ), Peter Carey is the author of 15 quirky and daring novels, including Parrot and Olivier in America , Bliss , Oscar and Lucinda , and The True History of the Kelly Gang , the latter two of which won the Man Booker…

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Mitch Landrieu | In the Shadows of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History

Wed, March 28, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00, $30 optional single ticket + book
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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu made waves in 2017 with a “stunningly eloquent” speech about race in America (CNN) in which he explained his decision to remove four Confederate statues from his city, arguing that “there is a difference between remembrance of history and…

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Jorie Graham | EVENT CANCELLED

Tue, April 3, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00

EVENT CANCELLED. A complete refund will be issued to all ticket holders.

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Tracy K. Smith | Wade in the Water: Poems

Thu, April 5, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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The United States Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Life on Mars , a “strange and beautiful” book of verse that “pulses with America’s adolescent crush on the impossible, on what waits beyond the edge of the universe” ( New…

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Junot Díaz | Islandborn

Sat, April 7, 2018 12:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $10.00, $22.00 optional book with ticket
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Auditorium sold out. In-house simulcast tickets available. Junot Díaz won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for  The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao , the “unruly, manic, seductive” ( Esquire ) multigenerational tale of a cursed Dominican…

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Timothy Snyder | The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America

Mon, April 9, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Perhaps America’s most esteemed Central and Eastern European historian and academic, Timothy Snyder is the author of the no. 1 bestseller On Tyranny , Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning , Wall Around the West , and an impressive array of other books, articles, and essays…

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Lorrie Moore | See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary

Tue, April 10, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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In conversation with Jayne Anne Phillips , author of Black Tickets, Lark & Termite, Machine Dreams, and director of Rutgers University-Newark’s MFA Creative Writing Program “Fluid, cracked, mordant, colloquial” ( The New York Times Book Review ),  Lorrie Moore’s…

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Madeleine Albright | Fascism: A Warning | University of Pennsylvania

Wed, April 11, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Irvine Auditorium | University of Pennsylvania | 3401 Spruce St. | Philadelphia, PA 19104

Cost: $15 Orchestra, $12 Mezzanine, $10 Balcony

EVENT COMPLETELY SOLD OUT. Due to the overwhelming response to our event with Madeleine Albright, we are moving the evening to the Irvine Auditorium at the University of Pennsylvania. The date and time remain the same. All ticket purchased on the first day of sale are Orchestra seats. A limited…

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David Grossman | A Horse Walks into a Bar

Fri, April 13, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $25 single ticket + book
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Tickets on sale January 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. David Grossman won the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for his novel A Horse Walks into a Bar , a “magnificently comic and sucker-punch-tragic excursion into brilliance” ( New York Times ). Born in Jerusalem, Grossman is the author…

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Barbara Ehrenreich | Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer

Tue, April 17, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00, $33 optional single ticket + book
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Journalist and social critic Barbara Ehrenreich, “who for more than 40 years has been one of our most accomplished and outspoken advocacy journalists and activists” ( Los Angeles Times ), is the bestselling author of 16 books, including the working-class exposé  Nickel…

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Robert Kuttner | Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?

Thu, April 19, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Robert Kuttner is the cofounder and coeditor of The American Prospect , one of the country’s most popular progressive political and public-policy quarterlies. His many books include Everything for Sale , The Squandering of America , Obama’s Challenge , and Debtors’ Prison . A…

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Gregory Pardlo | Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America with Kevin Young | Brown: Poems

Tue, April 24, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

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“Intensely personal … funny and poignant” ( New York Times) , Gregory Pardlo’s poetry collection Digest won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize. An out-of-nowhere coup for the relatively unknown Columbia University MFA student and teacher, it was also nominated for an NAACP Image…

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