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In Person - Adam Schiff | Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could

Mon, August 29, 2022 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Ticket required for entry In conversation with Tracey Matiska, award winning journalist and broadcaster The United States Representative for California’s 28th Congressional District and the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Adam Schiff was the lead…

IN PERSON - Jenifer Lewis | Walking in My Joy: In these Streets

Mon, September 12, 2022 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $13.20

TICKETS ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC ON THIS PAGE, AUGUST 24 at 10:00 A.M. In conversation with Tracey Matisak, award-winning journalist and interviewer Co-star of the ABC mega-hit show  Black-ish , Jenifer Lewis’ nearly 35-year career has featured roles in some of Hollywood’s most…

Holmesburg Prison: Klondike Bake-Oven Deaths

Wed, September 21, 2022 6:30 P.M.
Holmesburg Library

Cost: FREE

Holmesburg Prison: Klondike Bake-Oven Deaths During the summer of 1938, Holmesburg Prison inmates were placed in a punishment block known as “Klondike,” where they were cooked alive for allegedly leading a food strike. Allen Hornblum, author of the recent fictional novel Klondike…

IN PERSON - Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan | Mad Honey

Wed, October 5, 2022 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $37.95-book with ticket; 33.00 book with ticket--in-house simulcast

TICKETS FOR SALE TO THE PUBLIC ON THIS PAGE, AUGUST 24 at 10:00 A.M. In conversation with Jo Piazza A “quite prescient and worthwhile” writer who “understands her characters inside and out” ( The New York Times Book Review ),  Jodi Picoult  has authored many no.…

IN-PERSON - Celeste Ng | Our Missing Hearts

Fri, October 7, 2022 7:30 P.M.
Academy of Natural Sciences | 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Cost: $16.50 ticket or $36.30 book with ticket

TICKETS FOR SALE TO THE PUBLIC ON THIS PAGE, AUGUST 24 at 10:00 A.M. Venue: Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway In conversation with Anthony Marra Writing “with the wisdom of a hundred lives lived” ( Harper’s Bazaar ), …

IN-PERSON - Maggie Haberman | Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America

Tue, October 25, 2022 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $16.50 ticket or $39.40 book with ticket

TICKETS FOR SALE TO THE PUBLIC ON THIS PAGE, AUGUST 24 at 10:00 A.M. In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition Maggie Haberman was part of a team that won a 2018 Pulitzer Prize for its reportage of the investigations into then-President Donald…

In Conversation with Lucasta Miller, author of Keats: A Brief Life in Nine Poems and One Epitaph (online)

Wed, November 9, 2022 2:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach

Cost: FREE

The epitaph John Keats composed for his own gravestone – ‘Here lies one whose name was writ in water’ – seemingly damned him to oblivion. When he died at the age of twenty-five, having taken a battering from the conservative press, few critics imagined he would be…

In Conversation with Stephanie Feldman, author of Saturnalia (In-Person)

Wed, December 14, 2022 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach

Cost: FREE

Stephanie Feldman’s novel Saturnalia takes place during a citywide winter solstice celebration in Philadelphia on the brink of climate collapse. The novel draws inspiration from lore and customs of the winter solstice, Philadelphia’s history, the old English Christmas ghost story…