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The Wagner Free Institute of Science presents: Entomological Musings: The Wondrous World of Insects

Mon, October 15, 2018 6:15 P.M.
Fishtown Community Library

This new course will introduce Entomology, the study of insects, and continue discussion of the Insect Orders, the groups in which insects are divided. Students will learn about the evolution of insect groups across geologic time, classification, morphology, diversity, and behavior. Each week…

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Ben Fountain | Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution

Mon, October 15, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Dick Polman, "Writer in Residence" at the University of Pennsylvania, and national political columnist at WHYY News Ben Fountain is the author of The New York Times bestseller Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk , “a bracing, fearless and uproarious satire…

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Joseph Ellis | American Dialogue: The Founders and Us

Tue, October 16, 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. In conversation with Jason Freeman, author events producer and editor A “sure-handed and entertaining guide through the thickets of argument, personality and ideology out of which the American nation emerged” ( The Economist ),…

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Ben Macintyre | The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

Thu, October 18, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Praised for his “elegant, jaunty, and very British high style” ( New York Times ), Ben Macintyre is the bestselling author of A Spy Among Friends , Agent Zigzag , Operation Mincemeat , and Double Cross , among other books. He has adapted several of these stories into popular…

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The Wagner Free Institute of Science presents: Entomological Musings: The Wondrous World of Insects

Mon, October 22, 2018 6:15 P.M.
Fishtown Community Library

This new course will introduce Entomology, the study of insects, and continue discussion of the Insect Orders, the groups in which insects are divided. Students will learn about the evolution of insect groups across geologic time, classification, morphology, diversity, and behavior. Each week…

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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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Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook | Israeli Soul: Easy, Essential, Delicious

Tue, October 23, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Sam Sifton Acclaimed for “cooking that bursts with freshly ground spices and complex flavors” ( New York Times ), Michael Solomonov brought Middle Eastern, North African, Mediterranean, and Eastern European influences to bear in his Philadelphia flagship…

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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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The Wagner Free Institute of Science presents:A History of Cartography: From Antiquity to Longitude

Wed, October 24, 2018 6:15 P.M.
Independence Library

When we interact with maps through our in-dash GPS systems or on Google Earth on our phones, we rarely think about how maps actually work. Maps are complicated and confusing instruments that function on many levels, silently shaping how we view the world. Rather than consider maps as more or…

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Nathaniel Philbrick | In the Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown

Thu, October 25, 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. “One of America's foremost practitioners of narrative nonfiction” ( The Wall Street Journal ), Nathaniel Philbrick is the author of the National Book Award-winning In The Heart of the Sea , an account of the nearly mythic…

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The Wagner Free Institute of Science presents: Entomological Musings: The Wondrous World of Insects

Mon, October 29, 2018 6:15 P.M.
Fishtown Community Library

This new course will introduce Entomology, the study of insects, and continue discussion of the Insect Orders, the groups in which insects are divided. Students will learn about the evolution of insect groups across geologic time, classification, morphology, diversity, and behavior. Each week…

Adult Other Great Programs History

The Wagner Free Institute of Science presents:A History of Cartography: From Antiquity to Longitude

Wed, October 31, 2018 6:15 P.M.
Independence Library

When we interact with maps through our in-dash GPS systems or on Google Earth on our phones, we rarely think about how maps actually work. Maps are complicated and confusing instruments that function on many levels, silently shaping how we view the world. Rather than consider maps as more or…

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The Wagner Free Institute of Science presents: Entomological Musings: The Wondrous World of Insects

Mon, November 5, 2018 6:15 P.M.
Fishtown Community Library

This new course will introduce Entomology, the study of insects, and continue discussion of the Insect Orders, the groups in which insects are divided. Students will learn about the evolution of insect groups across geologic time, classification, morphology, diversity, and behavior. Each week…

Adult Other Great Programs History

B.A. Shapiro | The Collector’s Apprentice

Tue, November 6, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

“Vibrant and suspenseful” ( The Washington Post ), B. A. Shapiro’s New York Times bestselling novels include The Safe Room , The Muralist , and The Art Forger , an exacting tale of stolen paintings, Faustian bargains, and the heart’s foolish choices. She also wrote the…

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The Wagner Free Institute of Science presents:A History of Cartography: From Antiquity to Longitude

Wed, November 7, 2018 6:15 P.M.
Independence Library

When we interact with maps through our in-dash GPS systems or on Google Earth on our phones, we rarely think about how maps actually work. Maps are complicated and confusing instruments that function on many levels, silently shaping how we view the world. Rather than consider maps as more or…

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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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H.W. Brands | Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants

Tue, November 13, 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. “Master storyteller” ( Christian Science Monitor ) H. W. Brands was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his bestselling biographies of Benjamin Franklin ( The First American ) and Franklin Roosevelt ( Traitor to His Class ). Exploring…

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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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David W. Blight | Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

Mon, November 19, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

David W. Blight’s many books of history include American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era ,  Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory , and two annotated editions of Frederick Douglass’s first two autobiographies. Blight is a professor of American History…

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Jabari Asim | We Can't Breathe: On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival

Tue, November 20, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Editor-in-chief of The Crisis magazine, the NAACP’s flagship periodical, and a former editor and syndicated columnist at the The Washington Post , Jabari Asim is a professor of creative writing at Emerson College. His  many books include The N Word ; What Obama Means...For Our…

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