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Philadelphia Reads W.E.B. Du Bois----Today's reading and discussion: Of the Faith of the Fathers

Sun, September 23, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Discover the power of W.E.B. Du Bois’ ideas and their significance in our time.  This reading group focuses on the “The Souls of Black Folk,” his seminal study of African-American civilization at the turn of the 20th Century.  Led by Du Bois scholar and activist, Dr.…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation African American Philadelphia History Social Science

This Is What Democracy Reads Like: A Conversation with Wilson Goode

Tue, September 25, 2018 6:30 P.M.
West Oak Lane Library

Join a conversation with the Honorable W. Wilson Goode, former mayor of Philadelphia, about his new book Black Voters Mattered: A Philadelphia Story. Dr. Goode will talk about how essential voting and elections are to our communities. Learn the history of an era of black empowerment in…

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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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This Is What Democracy Reads Like: A Conversation with Wilson Goode

Thu, September 27, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Haddington Library

Join a conversation with the Honorable W. Wilson Goode, former mayor of Philadelphia, about his new book  Black Voters Mattered: A Philadelphia Story . Dr. Goode will talk about how essential voting and elections are to our communities. Learn the history of an era of…

Adult Young Adult School Age Speakers and Lectures African American Literature Philadelphia Philadelphia History Politics Midterms Matter

This Is What Democracy Reads Like: A Conversation with Wilson Goode

Tue, October 2, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Charles L. Durham Library

Join a conversation with the Honorable W. Wilson Goode, former mayor of Philadelphia, about his new book  Black Voters Mattered: A Philadelphia Story . Dr. Goode will talk about how essential voting and elections are to our communities. Learn the history of an era of…

Adult Young Adult School Age Speakers and Lectures African American Literature Philadelphia Philadelphia History Politics Midterms Matter

This Is What Democracy Reads Like: A Conversation with Wilson Goode

Thu, October 4, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Logan Library

Join a conversation with the Honorable W. Wilson Goode, former mayor of Philadelphia, about his new book  Black Voters Mattered: A Philadelphia Story . Dr. Goode will talk about how essential voting and elections are to our communities. Learn the history of an era of…

Adult Young Adult School Age Speakers and Lectures African American Literature Philadelphia Philadelphia History Politics Midterms Matter

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Tue, October 9, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Join representatives from the African American Museum in Philadelphia to learn more about the volunteer docent program as well as the new exhibit, Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776-1876. Questions? Contact AAMP’s Education Coordinator at (215) 274-0380 ext. 249

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EXHIBITION COMING SOON: Philadelphia -The Changing City

Wed, October 10, 2018 9:00 A.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

October 10, 2018 – April 13, 2019 An exhibition in the Rare Book Department  From river to skyline and stoop to stoop, Philadelphia has been re-formed and re-shaped throughout its history. Its transformation from bustling port to workshop of the world to World Heritage City and hub…

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This Is What Democracy Reads Like: A Conversation with Wilson Goode

Wed, October 10, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Join a conversation with the Honorable W. Wilson Goode, former mayor of Philadelphia, about his new book  Black Voters Mattered: A Philadelphia Story . Dr. Goode will talk about how essential voting and elections are to our communities. Learn the history of an era of…

Adult Young Adult School Age Speakers and Lectures African American Literature Philadelphia Philadelphia History Politics Midterms Matter

Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and Val Emmich | Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel

Wed, October 10, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $20.00
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EVENT COMPLETELY SOLD OUT Join us for an exciting evening of conversation and live musical performances from the Tony, Oscar® & Golden Globe-winning team behind the musical, “Dear Evan Hansen.” Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and Val Emmich will present  Dear Evan Hansen:…

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Ray Didinger | The Eagles Encyclopedia: Champions Edition with Mark Leibovich | Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times

Sat, October 13, 2018 2:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Fly Eagles fly! Five-time Pennsylvania Sportswriter of the Year Ray Didinger updated his and late co-writer Robert S. Lyons’s bestselling The Eagles Encyclopedia —“the definitive book for any Eagles fan” ( Philadelphia Daily News )—to reflect the quintessential…

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Philadelphia Reads W.E.B. Du Bois----Today's reading and discussion: Of the Passing of the First-Born

Sun, October 14, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Discover the power of W.E.B. Du Bois’ ideas and their significance in our time.  This reading group focuses on the “The Souls of Black Folk,” his seminal study of African-American civilization at the turn of the 20th Century.  Led by Du Bois scholar and activist, Dr.…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation African American Philadelphia History Social Science

This Is What Democracy Reads Like: A Conversation with Wilson Goode

Tue, October 23, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Paschalville Library

Join a conversation with the Honorable W. Wilson Goode, former mayor of Philadelphia, about his new book  Black Voters Mattered: A Philadelphia Story . Dr. Goode will talk about how essential voting and elections are to our communities. Learn the history of an era of…

Adult Young Adult School Age Speakers and Lectures African American Literature Philadelphia Philadelphia History Politics Midterms Matter

This Is What Democracy Reads Like: A Conversation with Wilson Goode

Wed, October 24, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Join a conversation with the Honorable W. Wilson Goode, former mayor of Philadelphia, about his new book  Black Voters Mattered: A Philadelphia Story . Dr. Goode will talk about how essential voting and elections are to our communities. Learn the history of an era of…

Adult Young Adult School Age Speakers and Lectures African American Literature Philadelphia Philadelphia History Politics Midterms Matter

This Is What Democracy Reads Like: A Conversation with Wilson Goode

Thu, October 25, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Kingsessing Library

Join a conversation with the Honorable W. Wilson Goode, former mayor of Philadelphia, about his new book  Black Voters Mattered: A Philadelphia Story . Dr. Goode will talk about how essential voting and elections are to our communities. Learn the history of an era of…

Adult Young Adult School Age Speakers and Lectures African American Literature Philadelphia Philadelphia History Politics Midterms Matter

Philadelphia Reads W.E.B. Du Bois----Today's reading and discussion: Of Alexander Crummell

Sun, October 28, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Discover the power of W.E.B. Du Bois’ ideas and their significance in our time.  This reading group focuses on the “The Souls of Black Folk,” his seminal study of African-American civilization at the turn of the 20th Century.  Led by Du Bois scholar and activist, Dr.…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation African American Philadelphia History Social Science

This Is What Democracy Reads Like: A Conversation with Wilson Goode

Mon, October 29, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Join a conversation with the Honorable W. Wilson Goode, former mayor of Philadelphia, about his new book  Black Voters Mattered: A Philadelphia Story . Dr. Goode will talk about how essential voting and elections are to our communities. Learn the history of an era of…

Adult Young Adult School Age Speakers and Lectures African American Literature Philadelphia Philadelphia History Politics Midterms Matter

This Is What Democracy Reads Like: A Conversation with Wilson Goode

Tue, October 30, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Join a conversation with the Honorable W. Wilson Goode, former mayor of Philadelphia, about his new book  Black Voters Mattered: A Philadelphia Story . Dr. Goode will talk about how essential voting and elections are to our communities. Learn the history of an era of…

Adult Young Adult School Age Speakers and Lectures African American Literature Philadelphia Philadelphia History Politics Midterms Matter

Philadelphia Reads W.E.B. Du Bois----Today's reading and discussion: Of Alexander Crummell

Sun, November 4, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Discover the power of W.E.B. Du Bois’ ideas and their significance in our time.  This reading group focuses on the “The Souls of Black Folk,” his seminal study of African-American civilization at the turn of the 20th Century.  Led by Du Bois scholar and activist, Dr.…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation African American Philadelphia History Social Science

B.A. Shapiro | The Collector’s Apprentice

Tue, November 6, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

“Vibrant and suspenseful” ( The Washington Post ), B. A. Shapiro’s New York Times bestselling novels include The Safe Room , The Muralist , and The Art Forger , an exacting tale of stolen paintings, Faustian bargains, and the heart’s foolish choices. She also wrote the…

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