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Mitch Albom | The Next Person You Meet in Heaven: The Sequel to The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Mon, October 22, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $45/$30—couple + book/single + book
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Tickets on sale September 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Couples Ticket “A writer with soul” (Los Angeles Times) who captures the delicacies of the human condition, author, journalist, screenwriter, and nationally syndicated columnist Mitch Albom is best known for the phenomenon that is …

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Book Discussion Group

Thu, October 25, 2018 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…

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Are You Ready For ZOMBIES?!

Mon, October 29, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Tacony Library

Are You Ready For…ZOMBIES!? What is a zombie? Where did they come from? Who is responsible for foisting them on us? How have they evolved? Why are they so popular? As a lifelong genre aficionado and author of two apocalyptic novels, Bryan Way feels he may be something of an authority.…

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Tom Hanks | Uncommon Type: Some Stories

Wed, October 31, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Irvine Auditorium | University of Pennsylvania | 3401 Spruce St. | Philadelphia, PA 19104

Cost: $45 Orchestra, $35 Mezzanine, $30 Balcony

SOLD OUT. WAITING LIST CLOSED. Tom Hanks has played a ping-pong savant, WWII Army ranger, pioneering AIDS activist, toy sheriff, astronaut Jim Lovell, volcano battler, mermaid romancer, Walt Disney, hitman, female baseball team manager, Da Vinci codebreaker, and, of course, David S. Pumpkins,…

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Daniel Torday | Boomer1 with Nana Kwamei Adjei-Brenyah | Friday Black: Stories

Wed, November 14, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Exploring the nature of family and loss through the derring-do of a Czechoslovakian war hero, Daniel Torday ’s novel  The Last Flight of Poxl West won the National Jewish Book Award, as did his debut novella The Sensualist . The Director of Creative Writing at Bryn Mawr College,…

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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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Book Discussion Group

Thu, November 29, 2018 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…

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Book Discussion Group

Thu, December 27, 2018 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…

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