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DIY Recording Meetup: Live Recording Pt I.

Sat, July 21, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

It's time to get back in the studio!  Vadim K  re-ups an exciting new round of  DIY Recording  - a program seeking to democratize the recording process by educating, equipping and empowering the DIY recording community. This new session is in two parts. From the…

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High Tech and Turmoil: Writing Mysteries in the Modern Age

Tue, July 24, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

Join us as a panel of authors with a range of writing styles discuss what promises to be an interesting topic, creating works of fiction in a time where technology moves along at a breakneck pace and reality is often far more strange. For information, call Christine at 215-685-0547

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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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DIY Recording Meetup: Live Recording Pt II.

Sat, July 28, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

  It's time to get back in the studio!  Vadim K  re-ups an exciting new round of  DIY Recording  - a program seeking to democratize the recording process by educating, equipping and empowering the DIY recording community. This new session is in two parts. From…

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From Surviving to Thriving: Innovative Approaches to Nonprofit Sustainability

Wed, August 1, 2018 9:00 A.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

The sustainable nonprofit: rarer even than the mythical unicorn? Not so! The Regional Foundation Center and PANO are teaming up to co-host “From Surviving to Thriving”  to demystify and bring to life conversations about, with, and for local nonprofits on the path to…

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From SNAP to Growing Food for Your Community: Understanding the Farm Bill

Thu, August 2, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Every four years, the federal government reauthorizes the Farm Bill, a multi-part piece of legislation that sets national policy on issues from SNAP, to conservation programs, to beginning farmer training, to crop insurance for farmers. How does it affect you and how can you plug in? This panel…

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The Publisher is Ambitious: William Bartram's Travels

Now through Thu, September 6, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

William Bartram’s Travels was an unprecedented mix of literary genres—part travel book, part scientific record and description — a romantic narrative, an ethnography of Southern native peoples, and an exposition by Bartram on natural and theological philosophy. When the…

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Good Talk! Turning Board Members Into Brand Advocates

Wed, September 19, 2018 9:00 A.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

Your Board of Directors is a critical internal audience, yet too often, Board Members may have a limited understanding of their nonprofit's unique brand attributes, positioning, or messaging. And sometimes, it can be difficult to explain the value of new marketing ideas and outreach…

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Author Talk: Lisa Thomas-Laury

Wed, September 19, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Both on camera and off, Lisa Thomas-Laury's life seemed perfect- a glamorous job on television, a loving and successful husband, two great kids.  Then Lisa received news that wasn’t so good. The strange pains she’d noticed in her feet and ankles might signal a rare,…

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Who Was Jack The Ripper?

Mon, September 24, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

It has been 130 years since the unidentified serial killer known as Jack the Ripper struck in the impoverished Whitechapel district of London. This program will examine the five canonical murders attributed to “Saucy Jack” and review the lengthy list of suspects – from a member…

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Meet the Author: Barbara Mujica

Mon, September 24, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Barbara Mujica is a novelist, short story writer, and essayist. Her novel Frida (Overlook Press, 2001) was an international bestseller. It appeared in eighteen languages and was a Book-of-the-Month Club alternate. Her novel Sister Teresa (Overlook Press, 2007) and was published in Spanish in…

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Who Was Jack The Ripper?

Tue, September 25, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

It has been 130 years since the unidentified serial killer known as Jack the Ripper struck in the impoverished Whitechapel district of London. This program will examine the five canonical murders attributed to “Saucy Jack” and review the lengthy list of suspects – from a member…

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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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Lisa Thomas-Laury | Author Talk

Sat, September 29, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Join us for conversation and questions with special guest, Lisa Thomas-Laury. Lisa Thomas-Laury is a West Virginia native who made Philadelphia her home in 1978 when she became WPVI - 6abc's first black, female television news anchor. Thomas-Laury is a broadcast trailblazer - turned - author…

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What is Judaism?

Thu, October 11, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Education Philosophy and Religion Department at Parkway Central Library

Are Judaism and Jews a people, a nation, a religion, a culture, a way of life, or something else? Rabbi Joel Kessler will attempt to demystify one of the world's oldest and most misunderstood religions.  Please join us as Rabbi Kessler discusses the laws that constitute the core of…

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The Appalachian Trail: A Great American Pilgrimage

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

Long distance walks have gained popular attention in recent years, intriguing many armchair travelers to commence their own pilgrimage journeys to sites around the world, including the Appalachian Trail. Beyond popular representation, what does it actually mean to travel on foot for months at a…

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Author Talk: Christine Flanagan

Wed, October 17, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

The Letters of Flannery O'Connor and Caroline Gordon.  This correspondence showcases the little-known friendship between Flannery O'Connor and novelist Caroline Gordon, whose critiques not only fostered OConnor's career but occasioned a series of letters full of insights about…

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Who Killed the Lindbergh Baby?

Tue, October 23, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

On March 1, 1932, the twenty-month old son of noted aviator Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped from his home near Highlands, New Jersey. On May 12, his decaying body was discovered nearby. Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested for the crime, tried, was found guilty, and was executed. Writer H.L.…

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Who Killed the Lindbergh Baby?

Wed, October 24, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

On March 1, 1932, the twenty-month old son of noted aviator Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped from his home near Highlands, New Jersey. On May 12, his decaying body was discovered nearby. Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested for the crime, tried, was found guilty, and was executed. Writer H.L.…

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11.11.18 – The Centennial of the End of World War I

Tue, November 13, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

November 11 marks the end of “the war to end all wars,” in which nine million combatants and seven million civilians died. This program will emphasize America’s involvement in the war and will examine in detail the last hours leading up to Armistice at the eleventh hour of the…

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