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Chief Inspector Art Matthews presents “Black in Blue”

Thu, August 16, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Overbrook Park Library

We welcome Retired Chief Inspector Art Matthews to discuss his book “Black in Blue”.  "Black in Blue" is a collection of photos and articles that commemorate some of the accomplishments of African Americans in law enforcement, who were primarily in the…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures African American History

The Publisher is Ambitious: William Bartram's Travels

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…

Adult Young Adult Senior Family Programs Speakers and Lectures Education Philadelphia Philadelphia History Science Special Collections History

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…

Adult Young Adult Senior Exhibitions Art Environment & Nature Literacy Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Science Social Science Special Collections History Animals and Nature Humanities Book Arts

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…

Adult Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures History

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…

Adult Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures History

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.…

Adult Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures History

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.…

Adult Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures History

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…

Adult Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures History

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…

Adult Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures History
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