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Secrets of the Schuylkill Boat Ride, Free Library of Philadelphia

Thu, August 23, 2018 6:45 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Join the Free Library for a fun-filled riverboat tour that highlights the past, present and future of the Schuylkill River. Discover the sights, sounds, and nearly 300 years of history of the “hidden river”. This adventure is inspired by the Library’s exhibition, In Our Nature:…

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The Publisher is Ambitious: William Bartram's Travels

Now through Thu, September 6, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

William Bartram’s Travels was an unprecedented mix of literary genres—part travel book, part scientific record and description — a romantic narrative, an ethnography of Southern native peoples, and an exposition by Bartram on natural and theological philosophy. When the…

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Author Talk: James Wolfinger

Wed, September 26, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Author James Wolfinger will present his book Running the Rails: Capital and Labor in the Philadelphia Transit Industry and sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase. Running the Rails tells the history of Philadelphia’s sprawling public transportation system, including…

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Author Talk: Irene Levy Baker

Wed, November 14, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

  Author Irene Levy Baker will present her book Unique Eats and Eateries of Philadelphia and sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase. The book tells the sweet and spicy stories behind 90 Philadelphia’s restaurants and Irene will share some of those stories plus…

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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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