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Not Just Surviving but Thriving: How to Keep Your Nonprofit Sustainable for Years to Come

Thu, September 20, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

While the notion of a financially sustainable nonprofit in the Arts may seem impossible to attain, the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale has overcome the odds. As the world-renowned performance group celebrates its 50th anniversary, Executive Director Stephan Stoeckl and Artistic Director…

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Jill Lepore | These Truths: A History of the United States

Thu, September 20, 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. An historian whose “discipline is worthy of a first-class detective” ( New York Review of Books ), Jill Lepore is the author of the National Book Award finalist Book of Ages , the story of Benjamin Franklin’s beloved but…

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The Good Neighbor Author Event Happy Hour

Mon, September 24, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Kite and Key, 1836 Callowhill Street

Cost: FREE

Maxwell King will be at the Library next Monday talking about his new book  The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers (with the real-life Mr. McFeely, David Newell!), and we're hosting a Raven Society meet up to celebrate! Wear your favorite cardigan and toast to your…

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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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Maxwell King | The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers with David Newell “Mr. McFeely” of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Mon, September 24, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood as we welcome Maxwell King, author of The Good Neighbor , a personal, professional, and artistic biography of Fred Rogers. A figure as deceptively sophisticated as the namesake television program that brought an unerring message of kindness,…

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Introduction to Corporate Giving

Tue, September 25, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

Is your organization ready to seek corporate support? Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of: The different types of corporate giving What motivates corporations to give How to find potential corporate partners Prior…

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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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This Is What Democracy Reads Like: A Conversation with Wilson Goode

Tue, September 25, 2018 6:30 P.M.
West Oak Lane Library

Join a conversation with the Honorable W. Wilson Goode, former mayor of Philadelphia, about his new book Black Voters Mattered: A Philadelphia Story. Dr. Goode will talk about how essential voting and elections are to our communities. Learn the history of an era of black empowerment in…

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Imani Perry | Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry

Tue, September 25, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

A professor of African American studies, public affairs, and gender and sexuality studies at Princeton University, Dr. Imani Perry is the author of More Beautiful and More Terrible: The Embrace and Transcendence of Racial Inequality in the United States , May We Forever Stand: A History of the…

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Meet the Author: Barbara Mujica

Wed, September 26, 2018 4:30 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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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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David Levering Lewis | The Improbable Wendell Willkie: The Businessman Who Saved the Republican Party and His Country, and Conceived a New World Order

Wed, September 26, 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. Professor emeritus of history at New York University, David Levering Lewis won the Pulitzer Prize in 1994 and 2001 for his “superb” ( The Nation ) two-volume biography of W.E.B. Du Bois, the polymath founder of the NAACP and a principal…

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This Is What Democracy Reads Like: A Conversation with Wilson Goode

Thu, September 27, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Haddington Library

Join a conversation with the Honorable W. Wilson Goode, former mayor of Philadelphia, about his new book  Black Voters Mattered: A Philadelphia Story . Dr. Goode will talk about how essential voting and elections are to our communities. Learn the history of an era of…

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Chris Hedges | America: The Farewell Tour

Thu, September 27, 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. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges is the author of a dozen books, including the bestsellers  War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning ,  Empire of Illusion , Wages of Rebellion , and  Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt .…

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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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Conversations with the Pennsylvania Ballet

Mon, October 1, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Pennsylvania Ballet! Hear from a dancer or member of Pennsylvania Ballet’s artistic staff about their preparations for “Romeo & Juliet.” Bring your questions for a lively and intimate Q&A. This event is FREE and open to the public. This…

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Deborah Harkness | Time's Convert

Mon, October 1, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Working “her own form of literary alchemy by deftly blending fantasy, romance, history, and horror” (Chicago Tribune), Deborah Harkness is the no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of the witches-meet-vampires All Souls book trilogy. Acclaim for this work’s historical and…

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Good Talk! Turning Board Members Into Brand Advocates

Tue, October 2, 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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This Is What Democracy Reads Like: A Conversation with Wilson Goode

Tue, October 2, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Charles L. Durham Library

Join a conversation with the Honorable W. Wilson Goode, former mayor of Philadelphia, about his new book  Black Voters Mattered: A Philadelphia Story . Dr. Goode will talk about how essential voting and elections are to our communities. Learn the history of an era of…

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Hypnosis & Your Health: Everything You Wanted to Know

Tue, October 2, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Education Philosophy and Religion Department at Parkway Central Library

Eric Spiegel, Ph.D. will speak about his experience with hypnosis and its portrayal in the media.  Eric Spiegel, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and practice director of  Attune Philadelphia Therapy Group .  He is the President of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis…

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