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Author Talk: Thom Nickels

Wed, October 25, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Author Thom Nickels will discuss his book Literary Philadelphia. Thom Nickels is the author of 11 published books, the theater critic for ICON Magazine, a weekly columnist for Philadelphia Magazine, Spirit Newspapers, and a Huff Post featured blogger. He has written for The New Oxford Review and…

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From Proposal to Project: Philadelphia’s Parkway, 1884–1937

Now through Sun, November 5, 2017 5:00 P.M.
Map Collection at Parkway Central Library

Highlighting materials from the Library’s Map Collection, this exhibition delves into the complicated history of the Parkway’s initial proposal, its iterations of building plans, and its triumphant renaming. Learn about the inspiration and reasons for its development, the groups and…

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The Devil Inside Me

Wed, November 15, 2017 7:00 P.M.
Education Philosophy and Religion Department at Parkway Central Library

Join us— if you dare —for a retrospective discussion of the infamous serial killers and mass murderers that have walked and stalked the streets of Philadelphia. When one thinks of Philadelphia over the centuries, one might conjure an image of Philadelphia's pivotal…

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Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City

Wed, December 6, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Authors Nathaniel Popkin and Peter Woodall, along with photographer/co-author Joseph E. B. Elliott, will present their book Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City and sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase. This program is co-sponsored by Friends in the City (FitC),…

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Corridor of Culture: 100 Years of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Now through Fri, November 16, 2018 5:00 P.M.
First Floor Gallery West at Parkway Central Library

Between September 2017 and November 2018, all of Philadelphia will be celebrating the centennial of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Since 1917, this grand avenue has connected Philadelphia’s City Hall with the entrance to Fairmount Park, linking the heart of our city to the natural wonders…

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