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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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EVENT COMPLETELY SOLD OUT 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 Award winner  Rough…

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Juan González | Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End America's Tale of Two Cities

Thu, October 26, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Nermeen Shaikh , co-Host and Producer at Democracy Now! Ms. Shaikh is the author of The Present as History: Critical Perspectives on Global Power and has an M.Phil. in politics from Cambridge University. Juan González frequently co-hosts Democracy Now! with Amy…

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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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In conversation with Mary Richardson Graham 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 as…

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Jennifer Weiner | Little Bigfoot, Big City

Sat, October 28, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Jennifer Weiner is the “funny, fierce, feisty” ( Glamour ) no. 1  New York Times  bestselling author of more than a dozen novels that dive headlong into the ups and downs of relationships, careers, and family dynamics. With 11 million copies in print in 36 countries, her…

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Deb Perelman | Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant & Unfussy New Favorites

Wed, November 1, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Reading “like a conversation with a witty friend who can recommend the perfect nosh for any occasion” ( O, The Oprah Magazine ), Deb Perelman’s bestselling The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook won hearts and stomachs for its candid, can-do approach to good eating without complicated…

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Ta-Nehisi Coates | We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy*

Thu, November 2, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $32.00 auditorium; $24.00 simulcast
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EVENT COMPLETELY SOLD OUT! Ta-Nehisi Coates won the 2015 National Book Award for Between the World and Me , a “searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today” ( New York Times ). Covering culture, politics, and social issues as a national correspondent for  The…

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Chris Matthews | Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit

Fri, November 3, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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The host of MSNBC’s popular news and commentary program Hardball , Chris Matthews is one of America’s most familiar media faces. A former longtime syndicated print media columnist, staffer for several Democratic members of Congress, and speechwriter during the Carter administration,…

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The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Cookbook: Book Talk and Tasting

Mon, November 6, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Cost: $0

Join Sean Sherman, Oglala Lakota from the Pine Ridge reservation, and the founder of the company The Sioux Chef for a talk and tasting at Parkway Central Library's Skyline Room. Chef Sean has become renowned nationally and internationally in the culinary movement of indigenous foods and with…

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Nikki Giovanni | A Good Cry: What We Learn from Tears and Laughter

Mon, November 6, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

“One of the finest poets of our time” ( Ebony ), Nikki Giovanni is the author of nearly 30 books, including the collections Acolytes; Black Feeling, Black Talk, Black Judgment; Those Who Ride the Night Winds ; and  Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea . A renowned activist and educator…

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Dan Rather | What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism

Wed, November 8, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $45/$30 couple + book/single + book
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Event completely sold out!  Auditorium ticket includes a book. Couple ticket includes one book and admission for two people. In conversation with longtime broadcaster and journalist, Tracey Matisak One of the most decorated and popular journalists of all time, Dan Rather was anchor of…

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Reza Aslan | God: A Human History

Thu, November 9, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $47/$32/$24 couple + book/single + book/simulcast + book
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Auditorium ticket includes a book. Couple ticket includes one book and admission for two people. “Wise and passionate” ( The New York Times Book Review ), religion scholar Reza Aslan is the no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth .…

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Isabel Allende | In the Midst of Winter

Fri, November 10, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $47/$32 Allende—couple + book/single + book
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Auditorium ticket includes a book. Couple ticket includes one book and admission for two people. In conversation with Janet Benton, author of the debut novel Lilli de Jong . “Poignant, powerful” and “timeless” ( Boston Globe ), Isabel Allende’s acclaimed historical…

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Gordon S. Wood | Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

Mon, November 13, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Acclaimed for synthesizing historical insight with wit and exuberance, Gordon S. Wood won the Pulitzer Prize for History and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Award for The Radicalism of the American Revolution , a rollicking and watershed study of the struggle for U.S. independence. His many other books…

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John Banville | Mrs. Osmond

Tue, November 14, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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John Banville won the Man Booker Prize for The Sea , a story of loss and the fickle power of memory celebrated for its “power and strangeness and piercing beauty” ( The Washington Post Book World ). His other fiction—including The Book of Evidence, Ancient Light , and The…

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Philly Loves Romance - Ruth A. Casie | Lynn Kellan | Veronica Forand

Thu, November 16, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Philbrick Hall at Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Fourth Floor Room 405/406 Join USA Today Bestseller Ruth A. Casie and authors Lynn Kellan and Veronica Forand as they read from their latest releases and take Q&A. There's plenty of time for mingling before and after. RUTH A. CASIE is a USA Today bestselling author of action-adventure…

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Russell Shorto | Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom

Thu, November 16, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Russell Shorto is the author of the bestselling The Island at the Center of World , “a masterpiece of storytelling and first-rate intellectual history” ( Wall Street Journal ) of the forgotten and mythologized Dutch colony of Manhattan. His other books include Descartes’ Bones,…

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Tucker Carlson | EVENT POSTPONED

Fri, November 17, 2017 12:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00

EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL JANUARY. ALL TICKETS TO THE EVENT ON 11/17/17 WILL BE HONORED ON THE NEW DATE. Tucker Carlson is the host of Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight , one of cable’s most watched primetime news and commentary programs. The former co-host of CNN’s…

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Roz Chast | Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York

Tue, November 21, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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“By turns grim and absurd, deeply poignant and laugh-out-loud funny” ( New York Times ), Roz Chast has published more than 800 cartoons in The New Yorker since 1978. Chast has written or illustrated more than a dozen books, including several collected volumes of her published…

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Lawrence O’Donnell | Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics

Tue, November 28, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Auditorium sold out! In-house simulcast tickets still available. Lawrence O’Donnell is the host of MSNBC’s The Last Word , one of cable television’s most watched news and political commentary programs. In addition to writing for a variety of periodicals, including The New York…

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Walter Isaacson | Leonardo da Vinci

Wed, November 29, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Auditorium sold out! In-house simulcast tickets available. Released just weeks after the tech guru’s death, Walter Isaacson’s “staggering” ( The New York Times ) portrait of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs instantly became an international bestseller. Isaacson has also penned…

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