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The Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Is Moving!

The Free Library of Philadelphia's Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) will soon have a new home. Beginning Wednesday, February 21, this library will be located at 1500 Spring Garden Street, Suite 230 . The new…

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…

Jake Tapper | The Hellfire Club

Auditorium sold out. A limited number of simulcast tickets are available. Jake Tapper is anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent for CNN, where he hosts the weekday program The Lead with Jake Tapper and the Sunday morning show State…

Curtis Sittenfeld | You Think It, I’ll Say It: Stories

In conversation with Jennifer Weiner , author of numerous bestselling books including her recent memoir  Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing and the Little Big Foot series of young adult novels. “Popular but…

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…

Jen Sincero | You Are a Badass at Making Money

Jen Sincero is the no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life , a sass-filled self-help book for people who want better lives but don’t want to…

Leslie Jamison | The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath

In conversation with Marty Moss-Coane, host of Radio Times on WHYY Leslie Jamison is the author of the bestselling essay collection The Empathy Exams , a personal and probing look at pain and how we understand others’ suffering,…

Robert Kuttner | Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?

Robert Kuttner is the cofounder and coeditor of The American Prospect , one of the country’s most popular progressive political and public-policy quarterlies. His many books include Everything for Sale , The Squandering of America…

Barbara Ehrenreich | Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer

Journalist and social critic Barbara Ehrenreich, “who for more than 40 years has been one of our most accomplished and outspoken advocacy journalists and activists” ( Los Angeles Times ), is the bestselling author of 16…

David Grossman | A Horse Walks into a Bar

Tickets on sale January 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. David Grossman won the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for his novel A Horse Walks into a Bar , a “magnificently comic and sucker-punch-tragic excursion into brilliance” (…

Lorrie Moore | See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary

In conversation with Jayne Anne Phillips , author of Black Tickets, Lark & Termite, Machine Dreams, and director of Rutgers University-Newark’s MFA Creative Writing Program “Fluid, cracked, mordant, colloquial” (…

Timothy Snyder | The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America

Perhaps America’s most esteemed Central and Eastern European historian and academic, Timothy Snyder is the author of the no. 1 bestseller On Tyranny , Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning , Wall Around the West , and…

Junot Díaz | Islandborn

Auditorium sold out. In-house simulcast tickets available. Junot Díaz won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for  The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao , the “unruly, manic,…

Tracy K. Smith | Wade in the Water: Poems

The United States Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Life on Mars , a “strange and beautiful” book of verse that “pulses with America’s adolescent crush on the impossible,…

Charles Frazier | Varina

Cold Mountain , Charles Frazier’s “rare and extraordinary” ( San Francisco Chronicle ) Whitman-esque Civil War odyssey of love, separation, and desertion, won the National Book Award, was adapted by Anthony Minghella…

Jorie Graham | EVENT CANCELLED

EVENT CANCELLED. A complete refund will be issued to all ticket holders.

Elizabeth George | The Punishment She Deserves: A Lynley Novel

“A superstar of the crime-fiction world” ( Seattle Times ), Elizabeth George is the author of 20 character-driven suspense novels featuring Scotland Yard’s intrepid Inspector Thomas Lynley and idiosyncratic Detective…

Mitch Landrieu | In the Shadows of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu made waves in 2017 with a “stunningly eloquent” speech about race in America (CNN) in which he explained his decision to remove four Confederate statues from his city, arguing that…

Peter Carey | A Long Way from Home with Alan Hollinghurst | The Sparsholt Affair

A writer who “luxuriates in language” ( San Francisco Chronicle ), Peter Carey is the author of 15 quirky and daring novels, including Parrot and Olivier in America , Bliss , Oscar and Lucinda , and The True History of the…

Anna Badkhen | Fisherman’s Blues: A West African Community at Sea with Min Jin Lee | Pachinko

With an artist’s eye and a ground-level view of people in extremis across the world, writer  Anna Badkhen offers “rich and lucid prose [that] illustrates her journey as vividly as might a series of photographs” (…

Alon Shaya | Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel

In conversation with Donna Barnett Alon Shaya’s innovative New Orleans eateries have garnered the Israeli-born, Philadelphia-raised chef and restauranteur two James Beard Awards and praise from some of the world’s most…