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New Topics in Contemporary Physics

Mon, February 26, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

Presented by the Wagner Institute and Professor Paul J. Angiolillo - This course will explore the latest developments in physics, including the very recent discovery of gravity waves, the advancing field of planet hunting, and the science of biophysics. The course will also consider the…

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Michio Kaku | The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth

Tue, February 27, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Auditorium sold out. A limited number of in-house simulcast tickets remain. “Erudite and compelling” ( Chicago Tribune ), theoretical physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku is a renowned popularizer of science and co-founder of String Field Theory, continuing Einstein’s quest…

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Experimenting with Oobleck

Thu, March 1, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Holmesburg Library

Learn and play with Oobleck, the part liquid, part solid mystery matter from the Dr. Seuss books. This is a family program for school age children.

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Steven Pinker | Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Thu, March 1, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00, $38.00 optional single + book
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Auditorium sold out. In-house simulcast tickets available. Possessed of “the kind of academic superbrain that can translate otherwise impenetrable statistics into a meaningful narrative of human behaviour” ( Sunday Times ), cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker is the author…

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New Topics in Contemporary Physics

Mon, March 5, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

Presented by the Wagner Institute and Professor Paul J. Angiolillo - This course will explore the latest developments in physics, including the very recent discovery of gravity waves, the advancing field of planet hunting, and the science of biophysics. The course will also consider the…

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LEADING VOICES: Daniel Pink | When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

Tue, March 13, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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If you're looking for the Alon Shaya event it has moved to March 21, 2018. “Rapidly acquiring international guru status” ( Financial Times ) as an authority on the ever-evolving world of work, Daniel Pink is the no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Drive , A Whole New Mind…

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Preschool Science Exploration

Thu, March 15, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Each month, students will explore concepts of Science and do STEM activities. This is for preschool/kindergarten children ages 3 to 7. Groups must call to schedule a visit.

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Life in Space

Wed, March 21, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Bustleton Library

It’s time for Liftoff!! Embark on a trip to space with the Franklin Institute. Explore the scientific and engineering challenges of getting into space, living and working in orbit, and safely returning to earth. Generously paid for by The Friends of Bustleton Library through a Philadelphia…

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Leap Into Science Storytime

Sat, April 7, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

We'll read stories, sing songs, and do simple hands-on science activities designed to introduce young children to basic science concepts. Come explore with us!  For ages 4 to 6 years old.

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Richard Powers | The Overstory with William T. Vollmann | No Immediate Danger: Volume One of Carbon Ideologies

Thu, April 12, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

A “genuine artist … who can render the intricate dazzle of it all and at the same time plumb its philosophical implications” ( Esquire ), Richard Powers explores a remarkable range of subject matters in his novels. Among them are The Echo Maker , a story of the precarious…

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Barbara Ehrenreich | Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer

Tue, April 17, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00, $33 optional single ticket + book
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Journalist and social critic Barbara Ehrenreich, “who for more than 40 years has been one of our most accomplished and outspoken advocacy journalists and activists” ( Los Angeles Times ), is the bestselling author of 16 books, including the working-class exposé  Nickel…

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Preschool Science Exploration

Thu, April 19, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Each month, students will explore concepts of Science and do STEM activities. This is for preschool/kindergarten children ages 3 to 7. Groups must call to schedule a visit.

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Bugging Out and Other Natural Sciences

Mon, April 23, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Kingsessing Library

Children and families are invited to an interactive hands-on natural science program, presented by educators from Bartram’s Gardens.

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Alan Stern and David Grinspoon | Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto

Wed, May 2, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

The principal investigator of the New Horizons mission to Pluto, a planetary scientist, and an aerospace executive and consultant, Dr. Alan Stern has participated in a mind-blowing 29 space missions and has served in the loftiest strata of contemporary American space exploration. The chair of…

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Leap Into Science Storytime

Sat, May 5, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

We'll read stories, sing songs, and do simple hands-on science activities designed to introduce young children to basic science concepts. Come explore with us!  For ages 4 to 6 years old.

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Preschool Science Exploration

Thu, May 17, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Each month, students will explore concepts of Science and do STEM activities. This is for preschool/kindergarten children ages 3 to 7. Groups must call to schedule a visit.

Preschool Family Programs Family Science STEM

Leap Into Science Storytime

Sat, June 2, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

We'll read stories, sing songs, and do simple hands-on science activities designed to introduce young children to basic science concepts. Come explore with us!  For ages 4 to 6 years old.

School Age Preschool Other Great Programs Storytimes Literacy Science

Preschool Science Exploration

Thu, June 21, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Each month, students will explore concepts of Science and do STEM activities. This is for preschool/kindergarten children ages 3 to 7. Groups must call to schedule a visit.

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