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Opening Reception! Tripod : People, Places, Portraits

Wed, May 30, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

Drexel University , Canon Solutions America , and Canon USA have collaborated to introduce an innovative year-long project series with Writers Room and Mighty Writers called Tripod . During the 2017-2018 school year, six groups of three writers--drawn from the community, Drexel, and local high…

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Exhibition - Page & Panels: A Brief Glimpse at Graphic Novels

Now through Thu, May 31, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Children's Literature Research Collection at Parkway Central Library

The world of graphic novels is all-encompassing.  Comic strips, wordless novels, and comic books have all influenced modern graphic novelists as they continue to expand the medium.  Today, stories of racial inequality, gender expression, and climate change share shelf space with…

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

Fri, June 1, 2018 9:00 A.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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Shakespeare Free Read-Aloud Group: Hamlet part 2

Sat, June 2, 2018 1:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach

Reading Shakespeare plays aloud not only offers a communal way to enjoy these great works but promotes a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s poetry and wordplay. No acting experience is required to participate—just bring your voice! This event is completely free with advance…

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In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Bill Goldstein

Wed, June 6, 2018 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach

The World Broke in Two  tells the story of 1922, a pivotal year in literary history. In his talk, Bill Goldstein will describe the intellectual and personal journeys that year of four of the key writers of the 20th century – Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence and E. M.…

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Author Visit | Mya Kay

Thu, June 7, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Logan Library

Meet author Mya Kay, a native Philadelphian, who will read from Clover Chronicles: Battling Brelyn . A prolific author, in 2017 she accomplished the incredible acievement of releasing three books, in two different genres, on the same day!   Ms. Kay will be available to answer…

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Bloomsday

Sat, June 16, 2018 11:00 A.M.
The Rosenbach

Join us on beautiful Delancey Place for the Rosenbach’s annual Bloomsday celebration on June 16, the day the world celebrates Leopold Bloom’s fictional journey through the streets of Dublin, as imagined in James Joyce’s epic Ulysses. Lauded as the greatest novel of all…

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Literatura y Migración

Mon, June 18, 2018 6:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

The South Philadelphia Library en colaboración con el Consulado de México en Filadelfia y la Red Global MX, invitan a una noche donde se discutirá el tema de la migración en la literatura. Además, tendrá la oportunidad de participar en un taller de…

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Author Event: Brad Windhauser

Thu, June 21, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Cost: Free

The Literature Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia presents a night with local author Brad Windhauser who will discuss his latest novel The Intersection: When a white driver critically injures a black bicyclist, the residents in a tense, gentrifying South Philadelphia…

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Elin Hildebrand | The Perfect Couple

Thu, June 21, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

“The queen of the summer beach read” ( New York Post ), Elin Hildebrand has captured the flavor, scenery, and people of Nantucket in more than 20 New York Times bestselling novels, including The Beach Club, The Matchmaker , and The Identicals .  A Pennsylvania native, a graduate…

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Book Discussion Group

Wed, June 27, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Join us for a book discussion. This month we'll discuss Jeffrey Eugenides' "The Marriage Plot".   To register and borrow a copy of the book, please see Mr. Kessler in the Humanities Department, or call 215-685-0513.  Most sessions will take place in the…

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Book Discussion Group

Sat, June 30, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Join us for a book discussion. This month we'll discuss Jeffrey Eugenides' "The Marriage Plot".   To register and borrow a copy of the book, please see Mr. Kessler in the Humanities Department, or call 215-685-0513.  Most sessions will take place in the…

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Beck Dorey-Stein | From the Corner of the Oval

Tue, July 10, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition A White House stenographer from 2012 to 2017, Beck Dorey-Stein was serving cocktails in the D.C. area when she answered an unlikely Craigslist post that ultimately landed her in the Oval Office. As one of former…

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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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