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Pearl Harbor: Day of Infamy

Mon, June 18, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

The surprise strike on US military facilities at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by the Imperial Japanese Navy on December 7, 1941 marked America’s entry into World War II. In less than 90-minutes, 2,403 Americans were killed, including 68 civilians. An additional 1,178 Americans were wounded,…

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The Astronaut’s Window: A Poetic and Musical Tribute to Black Scientists and Politicians

Mon, June 18, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

The Astronaut’s Window: A Poetic and Musical Tribute to Black Scientists and Politicians This season marks our third year celebrating the achievements of the African American community by presenting original musical works by Dr. Cynthia Cozette Lee and Dr. Hazel Ann Lee. For this…

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Exhibition - Pride & Picture Books: Queer Identity in Children's Literature

Now through Fri, June 29, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Children's Literature Research Collection at Parkway Central Library

LGBTQ+ people comprise a minority group that spans all societies and cultures.  In recent years, queer culture has been examined and celebrated across all reading levels in children’s literature.  In honor of Pride Month, the Children’s Literature Research Collection is…

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Jon Meacham | The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels

Thu, July 12, 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* A “tough-minded” but “nuanced and persuasive” ( The New York Times Book Review ) expert on history, politics, and religion in America, Jon Meacham won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for his biography American Lion:…

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The Grid & the River: Philadelphia's Green Places, 1682-1876

Mon, July 16, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Please join us as distinguished author and scholar, Dr. Elizabeth Milroy , discusses her latest work, "The Grid and the River: Philadelphia's Green Places" which was released in 2016 to wide critical acclaim.  It was there that Dr. Milroy provided a fresh…

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Author Event | Richard Schwartz

Tue, August 7, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Andorra Library

Richard Schwarz will discuss his latest book, The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty:  The Extraordinary RIse and Fall of Actor M. B. Curtis . As the Statue of Liberty stood unlit and unloved by American politicians in 1886, one of her saviors was creating a theatrical sensation at New…

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The Publisher is Ambitious: William Bartram's Travels

Now through Thu, September 6, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

William Bartram’s Travels was an unprecedented mix of literary genres—part travel book, part scientific record and description — a romantic narrative, an ethnography of Southern native peoples, and an exposition by Bartram on natural and theological philosophy. When the…

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In Our Nature: Flora and Fauna of the Americas

Now through Sat, September 15, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

An Exhibition in the Rare Book Department's William B. Dietrich Gallery (3rd floor) April 9 - September 15, 2018 The ecology of the Western Hemisphere has been shaped by human intervention. Landscapes and wildlife have been helped, hindered, moved, lost, displaced, and replaced, including a…

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Who Was Jack The Ripper?

Mon, September 24, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

It has been 130 years since the unidentified serial killer known as Jack the Ripper struck in the impoverished Whitechapel district of London. This program will examine the five canonical murders attributed to “Saucy Jack” and review the lengthy list of suspects – from a member…

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Who Was Jack The Ripper?

Tue, September 25, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

It has been 130 years since the unidentified serial killer known as Jack the Ripper struck in the impoverished Whitechapel district of London. This program will examine the five canonical murders attributed to “Saucy Jack” and review the lengthy list of suspects – from a member…

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Who Killed the Lindbergh Baby?

Tue, October 23, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

On March 1, 1932, the twenty-month old son of noted aviator Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped from his home near Highlands, New Jersey. On May 12, his decaying body was discovered nearby. Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested for the crime, tried, was found guilty, and was executed. Writer H.L.…

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Who Killed the Lindbergh Baby?

Wed, October 24, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

On March 1, 1932, the twenty-month old son of noted aviator Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped from his home near Highlands, New Jersey. On May 12, his decaying body was discovered nearby. Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested for the crime, tried, was found guilty, and was executed. Writer H.L.…

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11.11.18 – The Centennial of the End of World War I

Tue, November 13, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

November 11 marks the end of “the war to end all wars,” in which nine million combatants and seven million civilians died. This program will emphasize America’s involvement in the war and will examine in detail the last hours leading up to Armistice at the eleventh hour of the…

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11.11.18 – The Centennial of the End of World War I

Wed, November 14, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

November 11 marks the end of “the war to end all wars,” in which nine million combatants and seven million civilians died. This program will emphasize America’s involvement in the war and will examine in detail the last hours leading up to Armistice at the eleventh hour of the…

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