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Mysterious Travelers Featuring Nick Lombardelli

Philly’s Railway Maps Featuring Nick Lombardelli Co-starring the collection & expertise of the librarians in the  Maps Collection Nick Lombardelli is a New Jersey native and lifelong musician.  Nick graduated from…

Mysterious Travelers Featuring Rob Martino

Arts on 1/8/87  Featuring Rob Martino Co-starring the collection & expertise of the librarians in the  Newspapers and Microfilm Center Rob Martino is Philadelphia based drummer, composer, and educator. Rob has studied…

Mysterious Travelers Featuring Mike Kennedy

The Writings of Poe, Clemens & Wilde  Featuring Mike Kennedy Co-starring the collection & expertise of the librarians in the  Rare Book Department Mike Kennedy is a guitarist, composer, recording artist, and music…

Mysterious Travelers Featuring Jeff Scull

Soundtrack for a Wordless Novel Featuring Jeff Scull Co-starring the collection & expertise of the librarians in the  Art Department Jeff Scull is a jazz guitarist, composer, and teacher who has been active in the Philadelphia…

Mysterious Travelers Featuring Dan Nosheny

Impressions of an Exposition Featuring Dan Nosheny Co-starring the collection & expertise of the librarians in the  Social Science and History Department Dan Nosheny has been performing across a wide array of genres and styles…

Mysterious Travelers Featuring Larry Price

Dox Trash - Master Thrash From Philly's Past Featuring Larry Price Co-starring the collection & expertise of the librarians in the  Print and Pictures Department The soulful musical styling of jazz artist Larry Price, alto…

Jed Perl | Calder: The Conquest of Time: The Early Years: 1898-1940

“Few people write about art as beautifully” ( Wall Street Journal ) as Jed Perl, a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and the former 20-year art critic for The New Republic . A longtime contributing editor…

James Breakwell | Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent's Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

Following a viral 2016 Buzzfeed article featuring the assorted musings of his four daughters—the oldest is 7 years old—comedy writer James Breakwell’s jokes have appeared in USA Today, US Magazine , and Huffington Post…

Bill McKibben | Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance

Bill McKibben gave one of the earliest cautions about global warming with his 1989 book  The End of Nature . His myriad other bestselling books about the environment include Deep Economy, Eaarth , and Oil and Honey , a call to arms…

Walter Isaacson | Leonardo da Vinci

Auditorium sold out! In-house simulcast tickets available. Released just weeks after the tech guru’s death, Walter Isaacson’s “staggering” ( The New York Times ) portrait of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs instantly…

Roz Chast | Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York

“By turns grim and absurd, deeply poignant and laugh-out-loud funny” ( New York Times ), Roz Chast has published more than 800 cartoons in The New Yorker since 1978. Chast has written or illustrated more than a dozen books,…

Mysterious Travelers Featuring Ben Singer

The Nature of Morality Featuring Ben Singer  Co-starring the collection & expertise of the librarians in Philbrick Hall Ben Singer is a drummer local to Philadelphia and strives to build upon the strong music tradition that the…

Russell Shorto | Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom

Russell Shorto is the author of the bestselling The Island at the Center of World , “a masterpiece of storytelling and first-rate intellectual history” ( Wall Street Journal ) of the forgotten and mythologized Dutch colony…

John Banville | Mrs. Osmond

John Banville won the Man Booker Prize for The Sea , a story of loss and the fickle power of memory celebrated for its “power and strangeness and piercing beauty” ( The Washington Post Book World ). His other…

Gordon S. Wood | Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

Acclaimed for synthesizing historical insight with wit and exuberance, Gordon S. Wood won the Pulitzer Prize for History and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Award for The Radicalism of the American Revolution , a rollicking and watershed study…

Isabel Allende | In the Midst of Winter

Auditorium ticket includes a book. Couple ticket includes one book and admission for two people. In conversation with Janet Benton, author of the debut novel Lilli de Jong . “Poignant, powerful” and “timeless” (…

Reza Aslan | God: A Human History

Auditorium ticket includes a book. Couple ticket includes one book and admission for two people. “Wise and passionate” ( The New York Times Book Review ), religion scholar Reza Aslan is the no. 1 New York Times bestselling…

Dan Rather | What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism

Event completely sold out!  Auditorium ticket includes a book. Couple ticket includes one book and admission for two people. In conversation with longtime broadcaster and journalist, Tracey Matisak One of the most decorated…

Nikki Giovanni | A Good Cry: What We Learn from Tears and Laughter

“One of the finest poets of our time” ( Ebony ), Nikki Giovanni is the author of nearly 30 books, including the collections Acolytes; Black Feeling, Black Talk, Black Judgment; Those Who Ride the Night Winds ; and …

Deb Perelman | Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant & Unfussy New Favorites

Reading “like a conversation with a witty friend who can recommend the perfect nosh for any occasion” ( O, The Oprah Magazine ), Deb Perelman’s bestselling The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook won hearts and stomachs for its…