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You Be the Judge

Wed, August 23, 2017 5:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Do you like to read the latest and best books published for teens? Do you like to share your opinions about what you read? Join You Be the Judge and become a book critic for your library this summer! Sign up for this program and you'll get: Free copies of popular, newly published books for teens…

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Fiction Summer Reading Teens

Book Discussion Group | The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Thu, August 31, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Please join us to discuss The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes.  Our book discussion group will meet on the last Thursday of every month, at 2:00 p.m. in the meeting room.  "This intense novel follows Tony Webster, a middle-aged man, as he contends with a past he never thought…

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Nicole Krauss | Forest Dark with Nathan Englander | Dinner at the Center of the Earth

Thu, September 14, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Buy tickets here on Tuesday, August 22nd at 10 AM! A “fiction pioneer, toying with fresh ways of rendering experience and emotion” ( NPR ), Nicole Krauss is the bestselling author of the acclaimed novels Man Walks into a Room, The History of Love , and Great House . Named one of…

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Stephen Greenblatt | The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

Fri, September 15, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Buy tickets here on Tuesday, August 22nd at 10 AM! Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for The Swerve: How the World Became Modern , Stephen Greenblatt is widely acclaimed as the father of New Historicism, which strives to understand works of literature within their historical…

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Tom Perrotta | Mrs. Fletcher

Tue, September 19, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

“A daring chronicler of our most profound anxieties and human desires” ( Washington Post ), Tom Perrotta is the author of some of the most popular and critically acclaimed novels of our time, including Election , which was adapted into an Oscar-nominated film starring Matthew…

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You Be the Judge

Wed, September 20, 2017 5:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Do you like to read the latest and best books published for teens? Do you like to share your opinions about what you read? Join You Be the Judge and become a book critic for your library this summer! Sign up for this program and you'll get: Free copies of popular, newly published books for teens…

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Fiction Summer Reading Teens

Yellow Butterflies in Autumn: Celebrating the 50 Years of the publication of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel García Márquez (Room 108)

Wed, September 20, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Gabriel García Márquez  from  anecdotal, journalistic, scenic, musical  perspective and his experience in Mexico. Discussion topics: Anecdotal Chronicles . S. Jenny Potes- Curci, (Cali-Colombia), MA in Spanish & Literature. The Reporter: Transition from…

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Adam Gopnik | At the Stranger's Gate: Arrivals in New York

Fri, September 22, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Buy tickets here on Tuesday, August 22nd at 10 AM! In conversation with Meg Wolitzer , bestselling author of The Interestings among many novels. A writer for The New Yorker for more than three decades, Adam Gopnik is the author of Paris to the Moon, Angels and Ages: A Short Book About…

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William Taubman | Gorbachev with Yuri Slezkine | House of Government

Tue, September 26, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

William Taubman won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Khrushchev: The Man and His Era , a portrait of the Soviet leader “unlikely to be surpassed any time soon in either richness or complexity” ( New York Times Book Review ). The Bertrand Snell…

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Book Discussion Group

Thu, September 28, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Please join our book discussion group for Adults at the Philadelphia City Institute.  We meet on the last Thursday of every month, at 2:00 p.m. in the meeting room.  For our current title and a copy of the book, please inquire at the Reference Desk. All book discussions will be held in…

Adult Other Great Programs Fiction Book Clubs

Salman Rushdie | The Golden House with Claire Messud | The Burning Girl

Thu, September 28, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00, $32 optional ticket + Rushdie book
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Buy tickets here on Tuesday, August 22nd at 10 AM! “A master of perpetual storytelling” ( The New Yorker ), Salman Rushdie is the author of a dozen novels, including Shame, The Satanic Verses , and Midnight’s Children , winner of the Booker Prize in 1981 and the “Booker…

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Jennifer Egan | Manhattan Beach with Carmen Maria Machado | Her Body and Other Parties

Tue, October 3, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Buy tickets here on Tuesday, August 22nd at 10 AM! Jennifer Egan won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for the novel A Visit from the Goon Squad . Her other books of fiction include the National Book Award Finalist Look at Me , the bestselling The Keep , and The…

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Jeffrey Eugenides | Fresh Complaint: Stories

Thu, October 5, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Buy tickets here on Tuesday, August 22nd at 10 AM! “Lyrical and portentous” ( The New York Times ), Jeffrey Eugenides is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel  Middlesex; The Virgin Suicides , which was adapted into a feature film by Sofia Coppola; and The Marriage Plot…

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James McBride | Five-Carat Soul

Wed, October 11, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

“Absorbing and darkly funny” ( San Francisco Chronicle ), James McBride is the author of the National Book Award winner  The Good Lord Bird , in which a young boy born into slavery joins abolitionist John Brown’s doomed mission. His nonfiction books include the  New…

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Amy Tan | Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir

Tue, October 17, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $38/$33 couple + book/single + book
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Buy tickets here on Tuesday, August 22nd at 10 AM! Auditorium ticket includes a book. Couple ticket includes one book and admission for two people. “Powerful” and “full of magic” ( Los Angeles Times ), Amy Tan is the author of the beloved novels  The Joy Luck Club ,…

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Alice McDermott | The Ninth Hour

Mon, October 23, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00, $32 optional single ticket + book
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Buy tickets here on Tuesday, August 22nd at 10 AM! Pulling the delicate threads of “fear and vulnerability, joy and passion, the capacity for love and pain and grief” ( The Washington Post ), Alice McDermott’s acclaimed fiction explores intersecting stories of familial love,…

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Simon Schama | The Story of the Jews Volume Two: Belonging: 1492-1900

Tue, October 24, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Buy tickets here on Tuesday, August 22nd at 10 AM! In conversation with Carlin Romano , Critic-at-Large,The Chronicle of Higher Education  Lauded historian Simon Schama is the author of The Embarrassment of Riches; Scribble, Scribble, Scribble ; and the National Book Critics Circle…

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Author Talk: Thom Nickels

Wed, October 25, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Author Thom Nickels will discuss his book Literary Philadelphia. Thom Nickels is the author of 11 published books, the theater critic for ICON Magazine, a weekly columnist for Philadelphia Magazine, Spirit Newspapers, and a Huff Post featured blogger. He has written for The New Oxford Review and…

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Book Discussion Group

Thu, October 26, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Please join our book discussion group for Adults at the Philadelphia City Institute.  We meet on the last Thursday of every month, at 2:00 p.m. in the meeting room.  For our current title and a copy of the book, please inquire at the Reference Desk. All book discussions will be held in…

Adult Other Great Programs Fiction Book Clubs

John Hodgman | Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches

Fri, October 27, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00; $30.00 book w/ticket option
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Buy tickets here on Tuesday, August 22nd at 10 AM! John Hodgman played the role of “PC” in the Apple vs. PC commercials, served alternately as the “Resident Expert” and “Deranged Millionaire” on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, adjudicates vital disputes such…

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