Tagged politics

Looking Beyond the Headlines: What You Should Know About Russia, North Korea, and Turkey

Relatively few Americans have ever visited or know much about Russia, North Korea, and Turkey. Yet, each passing day seems to bring additional evidence that these nations are working to thwart U.S. foreign policy goals from Eastern…

Presidential Inaugural Stories and Anecdotes

The peaceful transfer of power from one presidential administration to the next is a hallmark of our democracy—and something that Americans take great pride in. The occasion is particularly bittersweet when one of our two major…

Bernie Sanders: Progressivism, Social Democracy, and Political Revolution

2016 will be remembered for many things in the history books and one of those top historical moments will be the 2016 Presidential Election. No matter which candidate you voted for or what political beliefs you may hold, there is no…

Click, Engage, and Involve at Technology Learning Collaborative's Conference

The Technology Learning Collaborative (TLC) , an association of service organizations from throughout Philadelphia committed to leveraging technology resources to reduce poverty, improve public health, decrease homelessness,…

Celebrate International Literacy Day with the Free Library

Happy International Literacy Day ! While everyone knows libraries are literacy hubs, many might not know the different types of literacy the Free Library of Philadelphia helps to promote! Not sure what we're talking about? Here…

Informaiton session with Councilman Henon

Join us for a presentation by Councilman Henon. He will speak about three main topics:   • The sugar tax: collection, effectiveness, and how it is spent • School funding, rebuilding, and future challenges • Health…

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…

Lawrence O’Donnell | Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics

Auditorium sold out! In-house simulcast tickets still available. Lawrence O’Donnell is the host of MSNBC’s The Last Word , one of cable television’s most watched news and political commentary programs. In addition to…

State Rep Jason Dawkins Satellite Office Hours

State Representative Jason Dawkins will hold satellite office hours Fridays 10-2. Speak to an office representative about community or state wide concerns. Receive help with a variety of state-related programs (PENNDOT, LIHEAP, Rent…

Tucker Carlson | EVENT POSTPONED

EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL JANUARY. ALL TICKETS TO THE EVENT ON 11/17/17 WILL BE HONORED ON THE NEW DATE. Tucker Carlson is the host of Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight , one of cable’s most watched primetime news and…

State Rep Jason Dawkins Satellite Office Hours

State Representative Jason Dawkins will hold satellite office hours Fridays 10-2. Speak to an office representative about community or state wide concerns. Receive help with a variety of state-related programs (PENNDOT, LIHEAP, Rent…

State Rep Jason Dawkins Satellite Office Hours

State Representative Jason Dawkins will hold satellite office hours Fridays 10-2. Speak to an office representative about community or state wide concerns. Receive help with a variety of state-related programs (PENNDOT, LIHEAP, Rent…

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…

Chris Matthews | Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit

The host of MSNBC’s popular news and commentary program Hardball , Chris Matthews is one of America’s most familiar media faces. A former longtime syndicated print media columnist, staffer for several Democratic members of…

State Rep Jason Dawkins Satellite Office Hours

State Representative Jason Dawkins will hold satellite office hours Fridays 10-2. Speak to an office representative about community or state wide concerns. Receive help with a variety of state-related programs (PENNDOT, LIHEAP, Rent…

Ta-Nehisi Coates | We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy*

EVENT COMPLETELY SOLD OUT! Ta-Nehisi Coates won the 2015 National Book Award for Between the World and Me , a “searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today” ( New York Times ). Covering culture, politics,…

State Rep Jason Dawkins Satellite Office Hours

State Representative Jason Dawkins will hold satellite office hours Fridays 10-2. Speak to an office representative about community or state wide concerns. Receive help with a variety of state-related programs (PENNDOT, LIHEAP, Rent…

Juan González | Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End America's Tale of Two Cities

In conversation with Nermeen Shaikh , co-Host and Producer at Democracy Now! Ms. Shaikh is the author of The Present as History: Critical Perspectives on Global Power and has an M.Phil. in politics from Cambridge University. Juan…

Going Beyond The Headlines: What You Should Know About North Korea

We're hosting experts from the University of Pennsylvania to help you to understand three nations vital to the future of the United States. In the third and final lecture of the series, Dr. Eugene Park , Korea Foundation Associate…

American Presidency

The 2016 American Presidency Series will blend education and entertainment for the whole family, offering lectures and analysis about the presidency and leadership along with enriching programs for children in our neighborhood libraries.…

Presidents of the United States

Under the United States Constitution, the President of the United States is the head of state and head of government of the United States. As chief of the executive branch and face of the federal government as a whole, the presidency is…

U.S. Elections and Politics.

The United States presidential election of 2016, scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2016, will be the 58th quadrennial U.S. presidential election. Read on for U.S. Election and Political resources relating to the upcoming Presidential…

American Presidency Series

Join the Free Library for a series of compelling provocative programs that examine the untold stories of, unconventional approaches to, and contemporary concerns about the world's most difficult job. The 2016 American Presidency Series…