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Jabari Asim | We Can't Breathe: On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival

Tue, November 20, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Editor-in-chief of The Crisis magazine, the NAACP’s flagship periodical, and a former editor and syndicated columnist at the The Washington Post , Jabari Asim is a professor of creative writing at Emerson College. His  many books include The N Word ; What Obama Means...For Our…

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Meet the Author: Saundra Terrell

Mon, November 26, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Join Saundra Terrell to discuss her book, "Water Thicker Than Blood".  In Water Thicker Than Blood, Terrell tells a story of love, family, sadness, and hurt, but mainly of the challenges we face when trying to forgive ourselves and others. Johnny Mae can never receive the…

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Andrew Delbanco | The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War

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

Cost: FREE

“America’s best social critic” ( Time ), Andrew Delbanco is the author of numerous books that explore American history, character, and ideals, including The Real American Dream: A Meditation on Hope , The Puritan Ordeal , and Required Reading: Why Our American Classics Matter .…

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Imagining Madeleine L'Engle

Wed, November 28, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Celebrate beloved author and champion of the imagination Madeleine L'Engle on the occasion of her 100th birthday! This panel discussion will feature four writers talking about L'Engle's life, work, and influence on science fiction and literature for young people. Panelists include…

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Margaret George | The Splendor Before the Dark: A Novel of the Emperor Nero with Madeline Miller | Circe

Wed, November 28, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Margaret George ’s fictional biographies of towering world figures—brimming “with lust, violence, cruelty and lively conversation” ( Detroit Free Press ) while adhering as closely as possible to the factual historical record—include Helen of Troy , The Memoirs of…

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Elaine Pagels | Why Religion?: A Personal Story

Thu, November 29, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15
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In conversation with award-winning journalist, Tracey Matisak One of the most esteemed religious scholars of our time, Elaine Pagels is the author of Revelations , Beyond Belief , and The Gnostic Gospels . Her many honors include Rockefeller, Guggenheim, and MacArthur fellowships. Her new book…

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Highlights of the Old German Township

Sat, December 1, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Join us for an opening reception of a new exhibit.  View photogaphs, Listen to a short talk, enjoy light refreshments, meet your friends and neighbors.  Dr. Stephanie Gruauman Wolf will share opening remarks at 1:30 p.m, and the event will run through 4:00 p.m. RSVPs are requested…

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The King's Highway (Film and Discussion)

Sat, December 1, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

The King’s Highway documentary is the untold story of Northeast Philadelphia’s impact on America and the historical significance of this region. The historic buildings and structures along the King’s Highway (Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route/Bristol Pike/Frankford…

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Monday Poets| Raquel Salas Rivera & Wes Matthews

Mon, December 3, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

WES MATTHEWS was born in Detroit and began writing poetry at age 10. He is a two-time Brave New Voices competitor, a 2016 TEDx speaker, and winner of the 2018 Philly Slam League All-Star Poetry Slam. His work can be found in Detroit Free Press , Eunoia Review , Dreginald Magazine , and in other…

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Gary Giddins | Bing Crosby: Swinging on a Star: The War Years, 1940-1946

Tue, December 4, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Gary Giddins is the author of the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning Visions of Jazz: The First Century , “a grand, brilliant history" ( The New York Times Book Review ). Jazz columnist at The Village Voice for 30 years, his other books include Weatherbird: Jazz at the Dawn of…

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In the Weeds: Planning Best Practices

Wed, December 5, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

There are approximately 9,000 nonprofits in Philadelphia and 95,000 in Pennsylvania. It is a competitive and complex market for nonprofit organizations to thrive. Is your organization prepared for the future? Are you asking the proper questions? Is your organization in the best position to…

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Author Talk: Fran Costigan

Wed, December 5, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Fran Costigan will present her cookbook Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts and sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase. Fran Costigan, chef, cookbook author and director of Vegan Baking and Pastry at Rouxbe cooking school, is…

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Meet Author Hena Khan!

Thu, December 6, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Fumo Family Library

Join us for a very special event with children's book author Hena Khan as she shares her stories and creative process.  Hena Khan is the author of novels and picture books, including Amina's Voice , the Zayd Saleem series, Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets, and many…

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Meet Author Hena Khan!

Thu, December 6, 2018 11:15 A.M.
Whitman Library

Join us for a very special event with children's book author Hena Khan as she shares her stories and creative process.  Hena Khan is the author of novels and picture books, including Amina's Voice , the Zayd Saleem series, Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets, and many…

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Meet Author Hena Khan!

Thu, December 6, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Join us for a very special event with children's book author Hena Khan as she shares her stories and creative process.  Hena Khan is the author of novels and picture books, including Amina's Voice , the Zayd Saleem series, Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets, and many…

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Mary Schmidt Campbell | An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden

Thu, December 6, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15
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Tickets on sale September 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. President of Spelman College since 2015, and dean emerita of the Tisch School of the Arts, Mary Schmidt Campbell served as the vice chair of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities during the Obama administration. She has…

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Meet Author Hena Khan!

Fri, December 7, 2018 10:00 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join us for a very special event with children's book author Hena Khan as she shares her stories and creative process.  Hena Khan is the author of novels and picture books, including Amina's Voice , the Zayd Saleem series, Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets, and many…

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Meet Author Hena Khan!

Fri, December 7, 2018 11:15 A.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Join us for a very special event with children's book author Hena Khan as she shares her stories and creative process.  Hena Khan is the author of novels and picture books, including Amina's Voice , the Zayd Saleem series, Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets, and many…

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Submarine Warfare in World War 2

Sat, December 8, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Up Periscope:  A View of Submarine Warfare in World War II. Historian and Instructor Walt Lafty will discuss Submarine Warfare in WWII. During World War II, submarines comprised less than 2 percent of the U.S. Navy, but sank more than 30 percent of the Japanese Imperial Navy. This class…

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Nonprofit Nerds Meetup: Nonprofit Social Media Engagement Strategies for 2019

Mon, December 10, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

Expand your organization's reach on social media in 2019 with Nonprofit Nerds! Join our panel of marketing and communications experts to learn about trends that will drive engagement on your nonprofit's social media accounts. Bring your questions and your laptop to follow along! Our…

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