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Philadelphia Reads W.E.B. Du Bois

Sun, June 24, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Discover the power of W.E.B. Du Bois’s 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.…

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Quest Film Screening Event

Wed, July 11, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

This intimate, critically acclaimed documentary captures eight years in the life of an African-American family living in North Philadelphia.  Christopher "Quest" Rainey, and his wife, Christine'a "Ma Quest" raise a family while nurturing a community of…

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The Grid & the River: Philadelphia's Green Places, 1682-1876

Mon, July 16, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Please join us as distinguished author and scholar, Dr. Elizabeth Milroy , discusses her latest work, "The Grid and the River: Philadelphia's Green Places" which was released in 2016 to wide critical acclaim.  It was there that Dr. Milroy provided a fresh…

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In Our Nature: Flora and Fauna of the Americas

Now through Sat, September 15, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

An Exhibition in the Rare Book Department's William B. Dietrich Gallery (3rd floor) April 9 - September 15, 2018 The ecology of the Western Hemisphere has been shaped by human intervention. Landscapes and wildlife have been helped, hindered, moved, lost, displaced, and replaced, including a…

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