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Emma Copley Eisenberg | Housemates: A Novel

Tue, May 28, 2024 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: Pay What You Wish

REGISTER In conversation with Jennifer Wilson Emma Copley Eisenberg  is the author of  The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia , the chronicle of a long-reverberating 1980 double murder in a remote area of West Virginia. A  New York Times…

Meet Kah Yangni! Illustrator Visit

Mon, June 3, 2024 11:15 A.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Cost: FREE

Join us for a special visit with local artist and children's book illustrator Kah Yangni, who will share their books and talk about their creative process! Kah is the illustrator of The Making of Butterflies and Not He or She, I'm Me, a 2024 Stonewall Honor Book . Their art can be…

Meet Kah Yangni! Illustrator Visit

Mon, June 3, 2024 12:15 P.M.
Independence Library

Cost: FREE

Join us for a special visit with local artist and children's book illustrator Kah Yangni, who will share their books and talk about their creative process! Kah is the illustrator of The Making of Butterflies and Not He or She, I'm Me, a 2024 Stonewall Honor Book . Their art can be…

Giant Presents: "A Lens for the Lighthouse"

Mon, June 3, 2024 4:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Cost: FREE

Join author Cynthia Kreilick as she reads her book and shows us how to create lighthouse signal patterns. Participants will receive a free book. This program is for preschool and young school age children. Program paid for by our local Giant Supermarket

Meet Kah Yangni! Illustrator Visit

Tue, June 4, 2024 10:30 A.M.
Haverford Library

Cost: FREE

Join us for a special visit with local artist and children's book illustrator Kah Yangni, who will share their books and talk about their creative process! Kah is the illustrator of The Making of Butterflies and Not He or She, I'm Me, a 2024 Stonewall Honor Book . Their art can be…

Meet Kah Yangni! Illustrator Visit

Tue, June 4, 2024 12:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West Library

Cost: FREE

Join us for a special visit with local artist and children's book illustrator Kah Yangni, who will share their books and talk about their creative process! Kah is the illustrator of The Making of Butterflies and Not He or She, I'm Me, a 2024 Stonewall Honor Book . Their art can be…

Meet Kah Yangni! Illustrator Visit

Tue, June 4, 2024 4:00 P.M.
Fishtown Community Library

Cost: FREE

Join us for a special visit with local artist and children's book illustrator Kah Yangni, who will share their books and talk about their creative process! Kah is the illustrator of The Making of Butterflies and Not He or She, I'm Me, a 2024 Stonewall Honor Book . Their art can be…

The Yin and the Yang of it All

Tue, June 4, 2024 5:00 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Cost: FREE

Meet musician and author John Kim Faye as he tells stories and plays songs based on his memoir  The Yin and the Yang of it All:  Rock 'n' Roll Memories from the Cusp, as told by a Mixed-up, Mixed-Race Kid.  Faye's book is the story of an era the preceded K-Pop and the…

Author Talk | Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance

Tue, June 4, 2024 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Room 108 Historian Mia Bay will discuss her latest book, Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance , winner of the Bancroft Prize, a riveting, character-rich account of racial segregation in America that reveals just how central travel restrictions were to the creation of Jim Crow…

Mark Harman (Centenary Celebration) | Kafka: Selected Stories

Tue, June 4, 2024 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: Pay What You Wish

REGISTER Mark Harman  gained public recognition for his 1998 translation of Franz Kafka's The Castle , for which he won the Lois Roth Award of the Modern Language Association. Professor Emeritus of German and English at Elizabethtown College, he has translated some of…

Julian Randall | The Dead Don’t Need Reminding: In Search of Fugitives, Mississippi, and Black TV Nerd Sh*t

Thu, June 6, 2024 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: Pay What You Wish

REGISTER In conversation with Kirwyn Sutherland Julian Randall  is the author of the poetry collection  Refuse , winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and a finalist for an NAACP Image Award. He was a contributor to the no. 1  New York Times  bestseller  Black Boy…

Rev. William J. Barber II | White Poverty: How Exposing Myths About Race and Class Can Reconstruct American Democracy

Mon, June 10, 2024 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: Pay What You Wish

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO ATTEND THIS EVENT In conversation with Matthew Desmond A Protestant minister, professor, social activist, and founding director of the Center for Public Theology and Public Policy at Yale Divinity School, Reverend William J. Barber II is president…

Imagine More Story Adventures with Thembi Palmer

Sat, June 15, 2024 12:30 P.M.
Fishtown Community Library

Cost: FREE

Join the ever amazing Thembi Palmer of Imagine More: Story Adventures for a fantastic story time! Thembi Palmer is committed to promoting literacy by developing a love of reading and books in young children, pre-K through 4th grade. She collaborates with Philadelphia schools, libraries, museums,…

Steven Rowley | The Guncle Abroad

Mon, June 17, 2024 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: Pay What You Wish

REGISTER In conversation with Katie Fulton Steven Rowley  is the author of the bestselling novel  The Guncle, the “wise and hilarious” ( People ) story of a has-been gay sitcom star who steps up to help his niece and nephew in the aftermath of a family loss. A …

Rachel Cusk | Parade: A Novel

Tue, June 18, 2024 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $17.50 Auditorium

TICKETS In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6abc Action News morning edition.  Rachel Cusk  is the author of the Outline trilogy, a “brilliant, insightful” ( The Guardian ) series of experimental autobiographical novels that won wide critical acclaim and popular…

Joseph Earl Thomas | God Bless You, Otis Spunkmeyer: A Novel with John Vercher | Devil is Fine: A Novel

Wed, June 19, 2024 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: Pay What You Wish

REGISTER Joseph Earl Thomas  “constructed a sort of alchemy on the page” ( The New York Times Book Review ) with his first book  Sink , a coming-of-age memoir that chronicles the author’s escape from an upbringing of deprivation to a geek culture in…

Ari Berman | Minority Rule: The Right-Wing Attack on the Will of the People―and the Fight to Resist It

Thu, June 20, 2024 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: Pay What You Wish

REGISTER In conversation with Neil Makhija The national voting rights correspondent for  Mother Jones  and a reporting fellow at Type Media Center, Ari Berman is the author of  Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America , a…

Tom McGrath | Triumph of the Yuppies: America, the Eighties, and the Creation of an Unequal Nation

Tue, June 25, 2024 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: Pay What You Wish

REGISTER In conversation with Will Bunch, National Columnist, The Philadelphia Inquirer The former editor-in-chief of Philadelphia magazine, Tom McGrath also served as chief content officer of Metro Corp., the parent company of Philadelphia and Boston magazines between 2010 and 2020. During this…

Author Visit: Essence Vance

Thu, June 27, 2024 1:00 P.M.
Tacony Library

Cost: FREE

Join us for a workshop by motivational speaker Essence Vance, author of "Layers of a Single Mother: My Past is not my Present." Learn how to heal from childhood trauma and open doors to a brighter future. Books will be available for purchase.  

Imagine More Story Adventures with Thembi Palmer

Fri, July 19, 2024 12:30 P.M.
Fishtown Community Library

Cost: FREE

Join the ever amazing Thembi Palmer of Imagine More: Story Adventures for a fantastic story time! Thembi Palmer is committed to promoting literacy by developing a love of reading and books in young children, pre-K through 4th grade. She collaborates with Philadelphia schools, libraries, museums,…