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Cyber Age Politics: News Industry Reform

Tue, January 22, 2019 1:30 P.M.
Chestnut Hill Library

You are invited to explore, discover, discern, learn & appreciate this talk, as part of our 2019 Speaker Series. Political communication is theater and rhetoric through media.  In this entertaining slide show, local author Stan Cutler will explore our polarized condition, the…

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Dani Shapiro | Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

Tue, January 22, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Beth Kephart , the award-winning author of nineteen books, including Going Over , Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir , and Flow: The Life and Times of Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River . Delivering “an eviscerating, raw honesty” ( New York Times…

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Shakespeare in the World Lecture Series: Shakespeare and Love

Wed, January 23, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Lecture will be held in Room 405. “What is love?” Feste sings in Twelfth Night. It is a question that Shakespeare keeps coming back to in his plays and poems. Where does love come from? How does one fall in love? Why do we become so crazy in love? What are the different kinds of…

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In Conversation With The Rosenbach Mini-Series: The Legacy of the Thirteenth Amendment, with Eric Motley

Thu, January 24, 2019 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Eric L. Motley, Ph.D., is an executive vice president at the Aspen Institute, responsible for Institutional Advancement and governance. He previously served as Vice President and Executive Director of National Programs and prior to that he served as Vice President and Managing Director of…

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Killer of Sheep: Screening and Seminar

Thu, January 24, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave.

This elegiac film captures the frustrations and false starts of poverty, as well as moments of simple joy and transcendence, while following a family struggling to stay afloat and maintain their closeness in the downtrodden Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. In conjunction with the 7:15 p.m.…

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Civil War Medicine: What Went Right

Tue, January 29, 2019 1:30 P.M.
Chestnut Hill Library

You are invited to explore, discover, discern, learn & appreciate this talk, as part of our 2019 Speaker Series. The extraordinary levels of battlefield carnage during the Civil War demanded a new, scientific approach to medicine - previously an art. Documentary filmmaker Carole…

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Bridgett M. Davis | The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers

Tue, January 29, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Bridgett M. Davis is the author of Into the Go-Slow , the acclaimed story of a young woman traveling from Detroit to Nigeria as she mourns the death of her sister, and Shifting Through Neutral , a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. She is a professor of journalism and the writing…

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Author Talk: Kenneth Finkel

Wed, January 30, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Author Kenneth Finkel will present his book Insight Philadelphia: Historical Essays Illustrated. Each of the nearly 100 essays in Insight Philadelphia tells a succinct, compelling, and little-known tale of the city’s past. Lavishly illustrated with archival images, these stories bring to…

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The Lost Islands of the Delaware River: An illustrated lecture by Adam Levine, Environmental Historian

Thu, January 31, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Smith’s and Windmill Islands once sat in the Delaware River channel, between Center City Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey. Join Adam Levine as he explores the history of these islands, from the siting of a windmill in the river channel in the 1700s, to their uses for industry and…

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Do the Right Thing: Screening and Seminar

Thu, January 31, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave.

Bursting with the spirit of protest, Spike Lee’s landmark film follows the residents of a single Bed-Stuy block as they try to stay cool as the neighborhood's racial tensions come to a boil during the hottest day of the summer. In conjunction with the 7:15 p.m. screening, instructor…

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Jane Brox | Silence: A Social History of One of the Least Understood Elements of Our Lives

Thu, January 31, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Penning “nonfiction literature of a high and lasting order” ( Chicago Tribune ), Jane Brox is the author of, among other books, Five Thousand Days Like This One , a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light , named one of…

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Introduction to Fundraising Planning

Tue, February 5, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success. Start thinking about your organization’s fundraising strategies! This introductory…

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Chimpanzees, Jane and Me

Tue, February 5, 2019 1:30 P.M.
Chestnut Hill Library

You are invited to explore, discover, discern, learn & appreciate this talk, as part of our 2019 Speaker Series. Scientist Bill Konstant will tell stories about training chimpanzees in America, being inspired by the work of Dr. Jane Goodall, and helping to ensure the survival of chimpanzees…

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Feminista Jones | Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets with DaMaris B. Hill | A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing

Tue, February 5, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Social worker, public speaker, community activist, and blogger Feminista Jones is the author of the novel Push the Button and the poetry collection The Secret of Sugar Water . She was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Philadelphia ( Philadelphia Magazine )  and one of The Root…

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Changing Minds to Control an Epidemic

Wed, February 6, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Education Philosophy and Religion Department at Parkway Central Library

Join us on February 6th  at 7pm as Dr. Hannah Lawman shares her experiences working in Sierra Leone in the emergency Ebola epidemic. She will share how ambulances and the response teams that they carried were rejected by many communities and what The Ambulance Project did to change it and…

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Fruitvale Station: Screening and 'On Justice' Series Discussion

Thu, February 7, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave.

On New Year’s Day, 2009, 22-year-old Oscar Grant was killed by police while restrained in an Oakland subway. Based on true events, this debut feature from director Ryan Coogler ( Black Panther ) follows Grant (Michael B. Jordan) through the last day of his life, sketching a moving…

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Chris Wilson | The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose

Thu, February 7, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Convicted of murder at 18 and sentenced to life in prison with no hope of release, Chris Wilson began to improve himself through study, physical fitness, and even started a business. For the next several years he followed the tenets of his “master plan,” and in his mid-thirties he…

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Hands-on History at The Free Library, Parkway Central

Sat, February 9, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

In this month's Hands-on History we celebrate Philly Theatre Week, as we explore materials relating to two of the most famous theatrical families in Philadelphia: the Drews and the Barrymores. Among the items explored will be:nineteenth century playbills from the Arch…

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Author Talk: Joan Diver

Mon, February 11, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

When Spirit Calls: A Healing Odyssey. Through years of recurring back pain, Joan is led on a surprising odyssey of healing for body and soul. Exploring traditions of East and West medicine, When Spirit Calls is both an adventure story, and invigorating journey of meditation practice.

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Monday Poets| Vernita Hall

Mon, February 11, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

VERNITA HALL is the author of Where William Walked (Willow Books), winner of the Willow Books Grand Prize for Poetry, and of the Robert Creeley Prize from Marsh Hawk Press. Her book   The Hitchhiking Robot Learns About Philadelphians was published by Moonstone Press as the winner of the…

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