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Friends Speaker Series | Truth vs. Fake News in the Trump Era

Tue, March 26, 2019 1:30 P.M.
Chestnut Hill Library

Join us for an examination of the historic relationships between presidents and the press; the role of a free press in the democratic process; the consolidation of corporate media power and the collapse of local news.  What can we, in our quest to become better informed citizens, do to…

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Cecile Richards | Make Trouble: Stand Up, Speak Out, and Find the Courage to Lead—My Life Story

Thu, March 28, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $41/$26 couple + book/single + book
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Couples Ticket In conversation with Tamala Edwards , anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition A “heroine of the resistance” ( Vogue ), Cecile Richards was the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund from 2006 to 2018. The daughter…

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Blue-Collar Conservatism: Frank Rizzo's Philadelphia and Populist Politics by Timothy J. Lombardo

Wed, April 3, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

In 1971, Frank Rizzo became the first former police commissioner elected mayor of a major American city. Despite serving as a Democrat, Rizzo cultivated his base of support by calling for "law and order" and opposing programs like public housing, school busing, affirmative action, and…

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Valerie Jarrett | Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward

Wed, April 3, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $50/$35 couple + book/single + book
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AUDITORIUM SOLD OUT. IN-HOUSE SIMULCAST TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE. Couples Ticket “The ultimate Obama insider” ( New York Times ), Valerie Jarrett was the longest serving advisor in the 44th President’s administration. Born in Iran and raised in 1960s Chicago, Jarrett originally…

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Robert A. Caro | Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing

Mon, April 8, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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In conversation with Dick Polman , "Writer in Residence" at the University of Pennsylvania, national political columnist at WHYY News and contributor to The Atlantic Standing at “the summit of American historical writing” ( Washington Post ), Robert Caro is the author of…

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Richard Blanco | How to Love a Country: Poems

Tue, April 9, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Richard Blanco made history four times at Barack Obama’s second presidential inauguration: He was the first immigrant, the first Latino, the youngest person, and the first openly gay person to be the U.S. inaugural poet. Exploring heritage and identity, his poetry collections include City…

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Ancient Wisdom & Modern Heartbreak: How Rome Helped Shape the U.S.

Thu, April 11, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Explore the Roman world with distinguished professors from Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania, who will weave together the connections between this ancient empire and our democratic republic today. Part 1: An Introduction to the Roman World University of Pennsylvania…

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Julia Alvarez | In the Time of the Butterflies: 25th Anniversary Edition

Tue, April 23, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Concepción de León , the digital staff writer for the Books desk at The New York Times . She also writes "El Espace," a news and culture column for Latino . A “one-woman cultural collision” ( Los Angeles Times Book Review ), poet,…

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Ancient Wisdom & Modern Heartbreak: How Rome Helped Shape the U.S.

Thu, April 25, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Explore the Roman world with distinguished professors from Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania, who will weave together the connections between this ancient empire and our democratic republic today. Part 2: The Daily Life of Ordinary Romans One can know Rome through the…

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Ancient Wisdom & Modern Heartbreak: How Rome Helped Shape the U.S.

Wed, May 8, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Explore the Roman world with distinguished professors from Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania, who will weave together the connections between this ancient empire and our democratic republic today. Part 3: Roman Traditions Concerning Disgrace, Dishonor, and Oblivion A…

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George Packer | Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century

Tue, May 14, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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George Packer won the 2013 National Book Award for The Unwinding , a biographical examination of the seismic shifts in economics and politics over the past three decades that have brought the United States to the brink. A longtime New Yorker staff writer possessed of a “far more coherent…

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Adam Gopnik | A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism

Tue, May 21, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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A staff writer at The New Yorker for more than three decades, Adam Gopnik is the author of Paris to the Moon , The Table Comes First , and At the Strangers’ Gate , an “elegant” memoir of his 1980s move to a peculiar New York that “effortlessly weaves in the city’s…

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Ancient Wisdom & Modern Heartbreak: How Rome Helped Shape the U.S.

Thu, May 23, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Explore the Roman world with distinguished professors from Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania, who will weave together the connections between this ancient empire and our democratic republic today. Part 4: Roman Consolations for Calamitous Times University of Pennsylvania…

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