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Hands-on History at The Free Library, Parkway Central

Sat, May 11, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

In coordination with Tempesta di Mare GREAT BOOKS Classic Tales for Orchestra , Hands-on History explores literary masterpieces in Western literature that have inspired outstanding musical compositions. A selection of books and musical compositions will be shared, and on…

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In Conversation With The Rosenbach at the Laurel Hill Cemetery: Edward G. Pettit

Tue, May 14, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Laurel Hill Cemetery | 3822 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132

“Philadelphia Gothic: the Crucible of American Horror” at Laurel Hill Cemetery Philadelphia was more than just the birthplace of American democracy and independence. From the country’s inception, writers from this city were just as interested in the nightmares inherent in our…

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George Packer | Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century

Tue, May 14, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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George Packer won the 2013 National Book Award for The Unwinding , a biographical examination of the seismic shifts in economics and politics over the past three decades that have brought the United States to the brink. A longtime New Yorker staff writer possessed of a “far more coherent…

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Tommy Orange | There There: A Novel

Wed, May 15, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

“Masterful. White-hot. A devastating debut novel” ( The Washington Post ), Tommy Orange’s There There has been lauded as a new American treasure by some of the country’s greatest writers and esteemed publications. A New York Times bestseller and one of its 10 Best Books…

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David Brooks | The Second Mountain

Thu, May 16, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $48/$33 couple + book/single + book
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AUDITORIUM SOLD OUT; IN-HOUSE SIMULCAST TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE Couples Ticket A “clever and insightful inspector of the American scene” ( Wall Street Journal ), David Brooks has written an op-ed column for The New York Times since 2003. A former editor and columnist at The Weekly…

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Suite Talk II: Dance

Sun, May 19, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

Free talk and performance. May 19th, 3pm-4:30pm, Music Department How to dance like Bach. We will discuss Bach’s dance suites in detail, how the form evolved through time, and how it influenced the featured commissions. This is part 2 in a series:  SUITE TALK Hosted by…

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Adam Gopnik | A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism

Tue, May 21, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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A staff writer at The New Yorker for more than three decades, Adam Gopnik is the author of Paris to the Moon , The Table Comes First , and At the Strangers’ Gate , an “elegant” memoir of his 1980s move to a peculiar New York that “effortlessly weaves in the city’s…

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Historic Preservation in Philadelphia

Wed, May 22, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Paul Steinke, Executive Director of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, will discuss the challenges of historic preservation in a growing city with a robust development climate. He will give an overview of the Alliance’s work, and highlight gains and losses in terms of the…

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Ancient Wisdom & Modern Heartbreak: How Rome Helped Shape the U.S.

Thu, May 23, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Explore the Roman world with distinguished professors from Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania, who will weave together the connections between this ancient empire and our democratic republic today. Part 4: Roman Consolations for Calamitous Times University of Pennsylvania…

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In Conversation With The Rosenbach: Louis Bayard

Thu, May 23, 2019 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

  Louis Bayard is the author of  Courting Mr. Lincoln , a novel. Books will be available for purchase by Shakespeare & Co., Booksellers. The author will sign copies after the program. From the prizewinning author of  Mr. Timothy  and  The Pale Blue Eye…

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Suite Talk III: Resonance

Sun, June 16, 2019 1:30 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

Free talk and performance. June 16th, 1:30pm workshop, 3pm recital, Main Lobby How to follow in Bach’s footsteps. We will dive into the world of contemporary cello music , hearing the many ways composers today are pushing the boundaries of the instrument. The culminating recital will begin…

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