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Steven Brill | Tailspin: The People and Forces Behind America's Fifty-Year Fall—and Those Fighting to Reverse It

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

Cost: FREE

Journalist and lawyer Steven Brill is the founder of Court TV, 10 regional newspapers, and The American Lawyer magazine. His 2013 Time magazine cover story “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us” won the National Magazine Award for Public Service and became the basis for a…

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Author Talk: Art Matthews, In Commemoration of the Black in Blue

Sat, June 2, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Please join Art Matthews in a discussion of his book, In Commemoration of the Black in Blue. The book is a collection of photos and articles that commemorate some of the accomplishments of African Americans in law enforcement; primarily in the Philadelphia Police Department. Mr. Matthews has…

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Making Philadelphia Home : An Immigrant Heritage Month Story Slam

Tue, June 5, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

The Office of Immigrant Affairs , Mural Arts , and the Free Library of Philadelphia invite you to a special Immigrant Heritage Month story slam. This event features multiple performers in a variety of media whose stories highlight the different ways we've made Philadelphia home - even if we…

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In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Bill Goldstein

Wed, June 6, 2018 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach

The World Broke in Two  tells the story of 1922, a pivotal year in literary history. In his talk, Bill Goldstein will describe the intellectual and personal journeys that year of four of the key writers of the 20th century – Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence and E. M.…

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SOLD OUT! Good Talk! Branding for Nonprofits

Thu, June 7, 2018 9:00 A.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

This event has (very quickly!) sold out. If you would like to be added to the waitlist please do so here . About the Good Talk! Series Join us for coffee and conversations with Philadelphia's nonprofit movers and shakers! In partnership with the Regional Foundation Center at the…

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Sarah McBride | Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality

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

Cost: FREE

In conversation with State Representative Brian K. Sims , former staff counsel for policy and planning at the Philadelphia Bar Association. Sims recently stepped down as both the president of the board of directors of Equality Pennsylvania and as chairman of Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of…

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Ken Auletta | Frenemies: The Epic Disruption of the Ad Business (and Everything Else)

Mon, June 11, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Ken Auletta has penned the “Annals of Communications” column for The New Yorker for more than 25 years. His 11 books include the bestsellers Three Blind Mice: How the TV Networks Lost Their Way , The Highwaymen: Warriors of the Information Superhighway , and Googled: The End of the…

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Nonprofit Budget Best Practices

Tue, June 12, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

This program will discuss best practices for creating a budget for you nonprofit organization. We’ll talk about both operating and program budgets and provide examples of each. We will cover what you should consider when creating a budget such as: project type, type of budget, data and…

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Pearl Harbor: Day of Infamy

Tue, June 12, 2018 2:30 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

The surprise strike on US military facilities at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by the Imperial Japanese Navy on December 7, 1941 marked America’s entry into World War II. In less than 90-minutes, 2,403 Americans were killed, including 68 civilians. An additional 1,178 Americans were wounded,…

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Eliza Griswold | Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America

Tue, June 12, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In the  New York Times  bestselling book  The Tenth Parallel , immersive journalist Eliza Griswold spent seven years traversing the geographic and ideological fronts in Africa and Asia where Christianity and Islam collide. In I Am the Beggar of the World , she traveled to…

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Loneliness as a Public Health Problem

Wed, June 13, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Philadelphia Clinical Psychologist Dr. Cindy Baum-Baicker draws on the most recent research available and decades of professional experience to provide a portrait of loneliness in America today with an emphasis on older adults. Montgomery Auditorium

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How to Build Wealth Regardless of Income

Wed, June 13, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Roxborough Library

You don't have to have lots of money, for your money to work for you.  Attending this free workshop will teach you: The basics of family finances, and how not to get into "money fights" anymore The step-by-step process of planning to buld wealth How to set yourself up to be a…

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Katrina van Grouw | Unnatural Selection

Thu, June 14, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

The former curator of the ornithological collections at London’s Natural History Museum, Katrina van Grouw is the author of The Unfeathered Bird . A sumptuous labor of love, this hybrid of art, science, and history features 385 detailed drawings representing 200 bird species poetically…

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Pearl Harbor: Day of Infamy

Mon, June 18, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

The surprise strike on US military facilities at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by the Imperial Japanese Navy on December 7, 1941 marked America’s entry into World War II. In less than 90-minutes, 2,403 Americans were killed, including 68 civilians. An additional 1,178 Americans were wounded,…

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Michael A. Smerconish | Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right: American Life in Columns

Tue, June 19, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Michael A. Smerconish is the host of  The Michael Smerconish Program  on SiriusXM Channel 124, the host of CNN’s  Smerconish  on Saturday mornings, a Sunday  Philadelphia Inquirer  columnist, and a  New York Times  bestselling author. His books…

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The Soul of the Machine: Can Robots Become Our Friends & Companions?

Wed, June 20, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Dr. Douglas Blank , Associate Professor of Computer Science, Bryn Mawr College, offers an insider’s perspective on the long-term future of robots and their potential to change our lives. Montgomery Auditorium

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Jamie Bernstein | Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein

Wed, June 20, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Jamie Bernstein is the oldest daughter of Leonard Bernstein, one of the 20th century’s best known musicians. Chief conductor of the New York Philharmonic, composer of such scores as West Side Story, Candide, On the Waterfront , and On the Town , Renaissance artist in a variety of musical…

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Elin Hildebrand | The Perfect Couple

Thu, June 21, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

“The queen of the summer beach read” ( New York Post ), Elin Hildebrand has captured the flavor, scenery, and people of Nantucket in more than 20 New York Times bestselling novels, including The Beach Club, The Matchmaker , and The Identicals .  A Pennsylvania native, a graduate…

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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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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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