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Paul Offit | Bad Advice: Or Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren't Your Best Source of Health Information

Mon, June 25, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

The Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a Professor of Vaccinology and Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Paul Offit is the co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine and a founding advisory-board member of the…

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We (Too) Are Philly Poetry Festival

Tue, June 26, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Friends Free Library at Germantown Friends School, 5418 Germantown Avenue

Cost: FREE

A summer poetry festival in six parts, inspired by Langston Hughes's poem "I, Too" and featuring poets of color committed to shared creative spaces. Organized by the 2018-2019 Philadelphia Poet Laureate Raquel Salas Rivera and poets Ashley Davis, Kirwyn Sutherland, and Raena…

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Randi Hutter Epstein | Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything

Tue, June 26, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Please join Randi on the launch date of her latest book, Aroused , which takes us on a guided tour through the intellectually arousing history and science of hormones. Randi’s prior book  Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank  won high…

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Beck Dorey-Stein | From the Corner of the Oval

Tue, July 10, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition A White House stenographer from 2012 to 2017, Beck Dorey-Stein was serving cocktails in the D.C. area when she answered an unlikely Craigslist post that ultimately landed her in the Oval Office. As one of former…

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We (Too) Are Philly Poetry Festival

Thu, July 12, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street

Cost: FREE

A summer poetry festival in six parts, inspired by Langston Hughes's poem "I, Too" and featuring poets of color committed to shared creative spaces. Organized by the 2018-2019 Philadelphia Poet Laureate Raquel Salas Rivera and poets Ashley Davis, Kirwyn Sutherland, and Raena…

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Jon Meacham | The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels

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

Cost: $33/$48 single + book/couple + book
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AUDITORIUM SOLD OUT. IN-HOUSE SIMULCAST TICKETS AVAILABLE* A “tough-minded” but “nuanced and persuasive” ( The New York Times Book Review ) expert on history, politics, and religion in America, Jon Meacham won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for his biography American Lion:…

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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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Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha | What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City

Wed, July 25, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In partnership with the Heinz Endowment and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading as a feature of GLR Week The dramatic story of the Flint water crisis—the signature environmental disaster of our time—and an inspiring tale of scientific resistance by a relentless physician who stood…

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We (Too) Are Philly Poetry Festival

Thu, July 26, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Thomas Paine Plaza, 1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard

Cost: FREE

A summer poetry festival in six parts, inspired by Langston Hughes's poem "I, Too" and featuring poets of color committed to shared creative spaces. Organized by the 2018-2019 Philadelphia Poet Laureate Raquel Salas Rivera and poets Ashley Davis, Kirwyn Sutherland, and Raena…

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Author Talk: Richard Schwartz

Wed, August 8, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Cost: FREE

Richard Schwartz will discuss his book, The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty, The Extraordinary Rise and Fall of Actor M. B. Curtis.  Actor M. B. Curtis, an immigrant, became the only citizen to personally pay to light the Statue of Liberty, have a record breaking and ground breaking play about an…

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We (Too) Are Philly Poetry Festival

Sat, August 11, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Norris Square Park

Cost: FREE

A summer poetry festival in six parts, inspired by Langston Hughes's poem "I, Too" and featuring poets of color committed to shared creative spaces. Organized by the 2018-2019 Philadelphia Poet Laureate Raquel Salas Rivera and poets Ashley Davis, Kirwyn Sutherland, and Raena…

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