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Julián Castro | An Unlikely Journey: Waking Up From My American Dream

Mon, October 22, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15
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In conversation with award-winning broadcaster and journalist Tracey Matisak Former San Antonio mayor and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development during President Obama’s second term, Julián Castro burst onto the national political stage as the keynote speaker at the 2012…

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Achieving Immortality Series – Four Great Poets and the Cultures that Shaped Them

Wed, October 24, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Who Was William Blake? Swarthmore College Professor Betsy Bolton explores the world of William Blake. The second lecture in the series of four! Montgomery Auditorium

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Leslie Umberger | Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor

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

Cost: $15.00
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Born a slave on an Alabama plantation and 12 years old at the end of the Civil War, Bill Traylor worked as a farm laborer for more than 60 years. Alone in retirement in segregated Montgomery, he discovered art and his creative voice without instruction or guidance, eventually creating more than…

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Achieving Immortality Series – Four Great Poets and the Cultures that Shaped Them

Wed, November 7, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Who Was Geoffrey Chaucer? St. Joseph’s University Professor Paul Patterson helps us make important discoveries about “The Father of English Literature”. The third lecture in the series of four! Room 108

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Target: the Senator-A story about Power and the Abuse of Power Author Talk by Ralph Cipriano

Thu, November 8, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Target: the Senator - A Story about Power and the Abuse of Power is author Ralph Cipriano's gripping portrait of former state senator Vincent J. Fumo, whose thirty year political career ended when he was convicted of 137 counts of political corruption. Ralph Cipriano is a former staff writer…

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Achieving Immortality Series – Four Great Poets and the Cultures that Shaped Them

Sun, November 11, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Who Was Dante? A special Veteran’s Day presentation by distinguished poet and Princenton University Professor Susan Stewart . The fourth and final lecture in the series! 4th Floor Skyline Room

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Jeff Tweedy | Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc.

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

Cost: $33/$48 single + book/couple + book
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Auditorium Sold Out! In-house Simulcast Tickets Available. Jeff Tweedy is the lead vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist for the Grammy Award-winning rock band Wilco, declared “one of the most respected bands on the planet” and lauded as “paragons of good taste, masters of…

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Margaret George | The Splendor Before the Dark: A Novel of the Emperor Nero with Madeline Miller | Circe

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

Cost: FREE

Margaret George ’s fictional biographies of towering world figures—brimming “with lust, violence, cruelty and lively conversation” ( Detroit Free Press ) while adhering as closely as possible to the factual historical record—include Helen of Troy , The Memoirs of…

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Gary Giddins | Bing Crosby: Swinging on a Star: The War Years, 1940-1946

Tue, December 4, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Gary Giddins is the author of the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning Visions of Jazz: The First Century , “a grand, brilliant history" ( The New York Times Book Review ). Jazz columnist at The Village Voice for 30 years, his other books include Weatherbird: Jazz at the Dawn of…

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Mary Schmidt Campbell | An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden

Thu, December 6, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15
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Tickets on sale September 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. President of Spelman College since 2015, and dean emerita of the Tisch School of the Arts, Mary Schmidt Campbell served as the vice chair of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities during the Obama administration. She has…

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Author Talk: Nelson Díaz

Wed, December 19, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Judge Nelson Díaz will present his book Not from Here, Not from There/No Soy de Aquí ni de Allá and sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase. “No soy de aquí ni de allá” is a mantra for Puerto Ricans who feel like foreigners…

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