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Hands-On Tour: Lewis Carroll

Fri, March 22, 2019 3:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Mathematician and cleric Charles Lutwidge Dodgson published children’s books under the pen name Lewis Carroll. This tour will explore both the man and the author, drawing on letters from Dodgson to his publishers, original drawings by John Tenniel (the illustrator of the Alice books)…

Adult Other Great Programs Literature Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Rosenbach Museum & Library

Story to Stage Playwriting Class

Mon, March 25, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Wyoming Library

Calling All Students in Grades 4-7!!! Are you interested in theater? Do you like to write? Would you like to learn how to write a play and perform it for an audience? Join us for a free playwriting class on Mondays from March 25 through June 3 More info and registration at…

School Age Other Great Programs Workshops and Enrichment Literacy Literature Performing Arts children's literature

Course: Pride and Prometheus: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Tue, March 26, 2019 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

To register:  https://rosenbach.org/events/course-austen-and-shelley/ About the Course This course will explore perhaps the two most popular English language novels of the 19th century: Jane Austen’s  Pride and Prejudice  and Mary Shelley’s  Frankenstein .…

Adult Other Great Programs Literature Rosenbach Museum & Library

Chestnut Hill Library Contemporary Book Group

Wed, March 27, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Chestnut Hill Library

This group meets the 4th Wednesday of every month.  For more information and to reserve a copy of the month's selection, please contact the library at 215-685-9290. Spring book selections are: March 27th - In Extemis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin by Lindsey…

Adult Discussion and Participation Literature Book Clubs

Nathan Englander | Kaddish.com with Thomas Mallon | Landfall

Wed, March 27, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Nathan Englander is the author of the story collections For the Relief of Unbearable Urges and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank , a Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. In addition to his widely anthologized short…

Adult Author Events Speakers and Lectures Author Events - Ticketed Series Author Events Fiction Literature History Hearing Loop

Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Thu, March 28, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Bushrod Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, a novel about family and time.   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

Adult Discussion and Participation Black History Month Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Hands-On Tour: Herman Melville

Fri, March 29, 2019 3:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

With a warm heart for human nature, a cold eye for the human condition, and prose that would awe a Biblical prophet, Herman Melville was too good for his time. Join us for an odyssey through The Rosenbach’s mighty Melville collection. We’ll chart our course toward the source of…

Adult Other Great Programs Literature Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Rosenbach Museum & Library

Meet the Author: Rachel Dougherty

Sat, March 30, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Children & families, celebrate Women's History Month with us! Join us for a reading of Secret Engineer: How Emily Roebling Built The Brooklyn Bridge  with author and illustrator Rachel Dougherty in the Story Hour Room. Each child will receive a FREE copy of the book Secret…

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Story to Stage Playwriting Class

Mon, April 1, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Wyoming Library

Calling All Students in Grades 4-7!!! Are you interested in theater? Do you like to write? Would you like to learn how to write a play and perform it for an audience? Join us for a free playwriting class on Mondays from March 25 through June 3 More info and registration at…

School Age Other Great Programs Workshops and Enrichment Literacy Literature Performing Arts children's literature

“Whan that Aprille” Day

Mon, April 1, 2019 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Join us to celebrate Chaucer’s  The Canterbury Tales  with live readings in Middle English and presentations of The Rosenbach's Chaucer manuscripts. For tickets:  https://rosenbach.org/events/whan-that-aprille-day/

Adult Other Great Programs Literature Rosenbach Museum & Library

First Monday Writers Group

Mon, April 1, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Are you a writer who needs some motivation and encouragement? We can provide this, as well as technical skills and information that can direct you towards completing tasks for publication and discovery.  A great support group no matter what stage of the process you are in,…

Adult Senior Workshops and Enrichment Art Literature

Amy Hempel | POSTPONED UNTIL AUGUST 6, 2019

Mon, April 1, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

“Among the strongest voices in American fiction” ( Los Angeles Times ), writer’s writer Amy Hempel is the author of the acclaimed short story collections Reasons to Live , At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom , Tumble Home , and The Dog of the Marriage . Her articles, essays, and…

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Barry Lopez | Horizon

Tue, April 2, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Barry Lopez won the National Book Award for Arctic Dreams , a “rich, abundant, vigorously composed” ( Boston Globe ) meditation on his travels in the barren but beautiful far North. His other work includes Of Wolves and Men , Crow and Weasel , and Resistance . Texas Tech…

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Chestnut Hill Classics Book Group

Thu, April 4, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Chestnut Hill Library

Join us the first Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Selections for the spring are: April 4th - The Eight Mountains by Paola Cognetti May 2nd - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr June 6th - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles  

Adult Discussion and Participation Literature Book Clubs

Story to Stage Playwriting Class

Mon, April 8, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Wyoming Library

Calling All Students in Grades 4-7!!! Are you interested in theater? Do you like to write? Would you like to learn how to write a play and perform it for an audience? Join us for a free playwriting class on Mondays from March 25 through June 3 More info and registration at…

School Age Other Great Programs Workshops and Enrichment Literacy Literature Performing Arts children's literature

Richard Blanco | How to Love a Country: Poems

Tue, April 9, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Richard Blanco made history four times at Barack Obama’s second presidential inauguration: He was the first immigrant, the first Latino, the youngest person, and the first openly gay person to be the U.S. inaugural poet. Exploring heritage and identity, his poetry collections include City…

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Adult Book Club

Fri, April 12, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Do love reading and talking about what you are reading?  Join us on the 2nd Friday of the month for our book club - we'll be meeting from 10:30 a.m. until noon. This month's selection is An American Marriage , by Tayari Jones. Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Literature Book Clubs

Author Talk: Pat Jeanne Davis

Sat, April 13, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Andorra Library

Local author, Pat Jeanne Davis will be with us to talk about her book, When Valleys Bloom Again .This story unfolds through the eyes of Abby Stapleton with the flavor and sensibilities of the 1940s home front - from an estate in Pennsylvania with its landscaped gardens, to the bombed-out…

Adult Young Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Literature History

Story to Stage Playwriting Class

Mon, April 15, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Wyoming Library

Calling All Students in Grades 4-7!!! Are you interested in theater? Do you like to write? Would you like to learn how to write a play and perform it for an audience? Join us for a free playwriting class on Mondays from March 25 through June 3 More info and registration at…

School Age Other Great Programs Workshops and Enrichment Literacy Literature Performing Arts children's literature

Story to Stage Playwriting Class

Mon, April 22, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Wyoming Library

Calling All Students in Grades 4-7!!! Are you interested in theater? Do you like to write? Would you like to learn how to write a play and perform it for an audience? Join us for a free playwriting class on Mondays from March 25 through June 3 More info and registration at…

School Age Other Great Programs Workshops and Enrichment Literacy Literature Performing Arts children's literature
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