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Jeff Tweedy | Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc.

Thu, November 15, 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. In conversation with Talia Schlanger, host of World Cafe on WXPN Jeff Tweedy is the lead vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist for the Grammy Award-winning rock band Wilco, declared “one of the most respected bands on the…

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Margaret George | The Splendor Before the Dark: A Novel of the Emperor Nero with Madeline Miller | Circe

Wed, November 28, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Margaret George ’s fictional biographies of towering world figures—brimming “with lust, violence, cruelty and lively conversation” ( Detroit Free Press ) while adhering as closely as possible to the factual historical record—include Helen of Troy , The Memoirs of…

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Monday Poets| Raquel Salas Rivera & Wes Matthews

Mon, December 3, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

WES MATTHEWS was born in Detroit and began writing poetry at age 10. He is a two-time Brave New Voices competitor, a 2016 TEDx speaker, and winner of the 2018 Philly Slam League All-Star Poetry Slam. His work can be found in Detroit Free Press , Eunoia Review , Dreginald Magazine , and in other…

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First Monday Writers Group

Mon, December 3, 2018 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

The Poets of the First World War - A Reading

Mon, December 10, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Join us for a commemoration of the centennial of the armistice that ended the Great War.  A selection of local poets will present some of the most powerful poems of the "War to End All Wars". Parkway Central Library Literature Department December 10, 2018 6:00 pm. Lobby For…

Adult Young Adult Live Performances Literature Poetry

Adult Book Club

Fri, December 14, 2018 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 Salvage the Bones , by Jesmyn Ward.  A hurricane builds over a town in the Gulf of…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Literature Book Clubs

Achieving Immortality Series – Four Great Poets and the Cultures that Shaped Them

Sun, December 16, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Who Was Dante? A special Veteran’s Day presentation by distinguished poet and Princenton University Professor Susan Stewart . The fourth and final lecture in the series! 4th Floor Skyline Room

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First Monday Writers Group

Mon, January 7, 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

Adult Book Club

Fri, January 11, 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 The Sisterhood of Blackberry Corner , by Andrea Smith.  Bonnie has coped with…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Literature Book Clubs

Read to a Therapy Dog: Linus the Beagle is All Ears

Thu, January 17, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Eastwick Library

In Sing, Unburied, Sing , Jojo has a strong relationship with animals and is able to communicate with them. Children are invited to connect with Linus the beagle by reading aloud Last Stop on Market Street and other selections.

Young Adult School Age Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Family Literature Animals and Nature

Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Tue, January 22, 2019 6:30 P.M.
West Oak Lane 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 One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Shakespeare in the World Lecture Series: Shakespeare and Love

Wed, January 23, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Lecture will be held in Room 405. “What is love?” Feste sings in Twelfth Night. It is a question that Shakespeare keeps coming back to in his plays and poems. Where does love come from? How does one fall in love? Why do we become so crazy in love? What are the different kinds of…

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Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Wed, January 23, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Fumo Family 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 One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Get on the Bus!

Thu, January 24, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Children will read Last Stop on Market Street , discuss their own bus experiences, and create 3D paper buses to drive along a large map of Philadelphia bus routes.  

Young Adult School Age Toddler Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Art Family Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Get on the Bus!

Sat, January 26, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

Children will read Last Stop on Market Street , discuss their own bus experiences, and create 3D paper buses to drive along a large map of Philadelphia bus routes.  

Young Adult School Age Toddler Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Art Family Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Book To Movie Night-

Mon, January 28, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Our first film series for 2019 asks the question: what was better, the book or the movie? Ready Player One will be the first movie of this four-part series. The movie will begin promptly at 6:00 pm.  Please register at Eventbrite: https://book2movie.eventbrite.com Parkway Central…

Adult Film Screening Literature Movies & Television

Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Mon, January 28, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Charles Santore 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 One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Tue, January 29, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional 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 One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Book Discussion: Men We Reaped and Sing, Unburied, Sing

Wed, January 30, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss the connections between Jesmyn Ward’s memoir Men We Reaped and her novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing .   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 One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Read to a Therapy Dog: Linus the Beagle is All Ears

Thu, January 31, 2019 4:30 P.M.
West Oak Lane Library

In Sing, Unburied, Sing , Jojo has a strong relationship with animals and is able to communicate with them. Children are invited to connect with Linus the beagle by reading aloud Last Stop on Market Street and other selections.

Young Adult School Age Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Family Literature One Book, One Philadelphia Animals and Nature
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