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In Conversation With The Rosenbach: Adam Gopnik

Tue, March 12, 2019 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Adam Gopnik is a celebrated  New Yorker  staff writer who has been contributing to the magazine since 1986. His books, ranging from essay collections about Paris and food to children’s novels, include  Paris to the Moon; The King in the Window; Through the…

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Darius James | Negrophobia: An Urban Parable

Tue, March 12, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Gene Seymour, contributor to The Nation and former film critic and jazz columnist for Newsday . He has written for Bookforum , CNN.com, and The Washington Post . Author and spoken-word artist Darius James’s 1992 masterpiece, the William S. Burroughs meets Thomas…

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Trademarks

Wed, March 13, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Business Resource and Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library

This workshop will cover the practical steps businesses can take to choose appropriate brand names and protect them.  Topics covered will include: What is a trademark and why is it important for your business How to choose a strong brand Trademark registration process and strategies…

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Author Talk: Joan Mellen

Wed, March 13, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Joan Mellen will present her book Blood in the Water: How the US and Israel Conspired to Ambush the USS Liberty.  On June 8th, 1967 unmarked jet planes fired rockets and napalm on an unarmed American surveillance ship, the USS Liberty, sailing in the east Mediterranean 13 miles off the…

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In Conversation With The Rosenbach: Ernest Hilbert

Thu, March 14, 2019 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Celebrate the publication of Ernest Hilbert’s new book of poems,  Last One Out . Hilbert’s  Last One Out  traces the poet’s life from childhood memories of his father, both elegiac and nostalgic, to poems of celebration on the birth of his own son. Along the way,…

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Frans de Waal | Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves

Thu, March 14, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Esteemed primatologist Frans de Waal is the author of The Bonobo and the Atheist , a “tour de force” ( Nature ) exploration of the biological roots of human morality found in primate social emotions, including empathy, reciprocity, and fairness. One of Time ’s 100 Most…

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Recycling Realities

Mon, March 18, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

This 8-week course will survey current recycling technologies and policies, with an emphasis on the recovery of value from municipal solid wastes.  In addition to addressing the recycling of glass, paper products, food wastes, and traditional common metals, special attention will be paid to…

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Lidia Bastianich | My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food

Mon, March 18, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $41/$26-couple + book/single + book
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Couples Ticket Renowned chef and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich is the owner and co-owner of celebrated Italian restaurants in Manhattan, Pittsburgh, and Kansas City. The author of a baker’s dozen cookbooks, a judge on Masterchef Jr. Italy , and a regular contributor to television cooking…

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Carolyn Forché | What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance

Tue, March 19, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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In conversation with Beth Kephart, the award-winning author of twenty-four books, including Going Over , Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir , and Flow: The Life and Times of Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River . “An unflinching witness and eloquent mourner” ( The New…

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Shakespeare in the World Lecture Series: Shakespeare and the Law

Wed, March 20, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Lecture will be held in Room 405. It's often said that people "bargain in the shadow of the law." But they also write in that same legal shadow. Shakespeare's plays are enriched by the legal culture in which they were created, but they question that culture as…

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Democracy and Truth: a Short Philadelphia History

Wed, March 20, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

What is democracy?  It's a word often debated; a word we often overhear; a word with many subtleties and connotations; a word held dear by many throughout the world.  Join University of Pennsylvania's Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History Dr. Sophia Rosenfeld as she presents…

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Author Talk: Kenneth Finkel

Wed, March 20, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

Insight Philadelphia: Historical Essays Illustrated  will discussed by the author.  Mr. Finkel is a professor of history at Temple University and is the author of nine books on Philadelphia. He was a former curator of prints and photographs at the Library Company of Philadelphia,…

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The Future of Transportation in Philadelphia: Perspectives from Industry Leaders

Thu, March 21, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

How we move throughout the city and beyond is changing. How and when goods are delivered to us is changing, too. Could new transportation technology and services deliver solutions to long-standing problems? Could congestion, unproductive commute times, and dangerous crashes be a thing of the…

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Adam Rutherford | Humanimal: How Homo sapiens Became Nature’s Most Paradoxical Creature A New Evolutionary History

Thu, March 21, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

“A heady amalgam of science, history, a little bit of anthropology and plenty of nuanced, captivating storytelling” ( The New York Times Book Review ), Adam Rutherford’s A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived delves into the ages-spanning story of our species through the…

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The Secret Cinema presents: Philadelphia - The Changing City

Mon, March 25, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

The Free Library of Philadelphia is thrilled to partner with Philadelphia's beloved film screening series, The Secret Cinema , now in its 27th year.  As usual, The Secret Cinema will present selections from their collection shown on 16mm film onto a big screen. This…

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Recycling Realities

Mon, March 25, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

This 8-week course will survey current recycling technologies and policies, with an emphasis on the recovery of value from municipal solid wastes.  In addition to addressing the recycling of glass, paper products, food wastes, and traditional common metals, special attention will be paid to…

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The Mystery of Amelia Earhart

Tue, March 26, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

Famed aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared in July, 1937 while attempting to circumnavigate the globe. Exactly what happened to Amelia Earhart, where her plane went down, and whether she might have survived a crash landing has been debated for more than 80…

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Vision 2020: Justice For All

Tue, March 26, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Women won the right to vote in 1920. Hear about the fight for the 19th Amendment, voting barriers that many women still face, and programs in 2020 marking 100 years of this women’s equality milestone. This panel discussion is offered through the partnership of the Ellevate Network,…

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Albert Woodfox | Solitary: Unbroken by Four Decades in Solitary Confinement. My Story of Transformation and Hope

Tue, March 26, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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In conversation with award-winning journalist Tracey Matisak. Falsely accused and convicted of a 1972 robbery in which a white guard was killed, Albert Woodfox served more than four decades in solitary confinement in Louisiana’s notoriously brutal Angola prison. Finding solidarity and…

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The Mystery of Amelia Earhart

Wed, March 27, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

Famed aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared in July, 1937 while attempting to circumnavigate the globe. Exactly what happened to Amelia Earhart, where her plane went down, and whether she might have survived a crash landing has been debated for more than 80…

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