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VIRTUAL - Phillip Lopate | The Golden Age of the American Essay: 1945-1970

Thu, April 15, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: FREE

REGISTER HERE In conversation with Carrie Rickey, writer and former film critic for The Philadelphia Inquirer Phillip Lopate’s “observant, elegiac, and far-reaching” ( New York Times ) essay collections include Bachelorhood , Against Joie de Vivre , and Portrait Inside My Head…

VIRTUAL - Larry Krasner | For the People: A Story of Justice and Power 

Tue, April 20, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: FREE

REGISTER HERE In conversation with Chris Jackson, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, One World; and  Khadijah Costley White, Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University Winning on a platform of prison reform in a city notorious for its high…

VIRTUAL - Natalie Diaz | Postcolonial Love Poem with Denice Frohman

Wed, April 21, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: FREE

REGISTER HERE Natalie Diaz is the author of When My Brother Was an Aztec , an “ambitious . . . beautiful” ( New York Times ) American Book Award–winning poetry collection that ruminates on her sibling’s drug addiction. A former professional basketball player, an enrolled…

VIRTUAL - Rickie Lee Jones | Last Chance Texaco: Chronicles of an American Troubadour

Thu, April 22, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: $33.00-Book with Ticket

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE Carole Phillips Memorial Lecture In conversation with singer, songwriter, and novelist Wesley Stace Acclaimed for “her hauntingly beautiful voice and fearless experimentation” (NPR), singer–-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones has remained one of music’s…

VIRTUAL - Senator Mazie K. Hirono | Heart of Fire: An Immigrant Daughter’s Story

Mon, April 26, 2021 6:00 P.M.
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Cost: $10.00-Ticket or $33.00-Book with Ticket

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition Natalie Cohn Memorial Lecture A “hero on the left” ( Washington Post ) for her vocal support of progressive legislation and issues, Mazie K. Hirono is the only immigrant and the first…

Virtual Author Visit with Lexie Bean

Tue, April 27, 2021 6:00 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: FREE

Friends, please join us for a virtual author visit and book talk with Lexie Bean, author of the middle grade epistolary novel, The Ship We Built. Lexie will read a chapter of the book and then your librarians, Mx. Kate and Ms. Naomi, will moderate a discussion about the book with YOU! This…

RESCHEDULED: Paul Farmer | Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History

Tue, April 27, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: FREE

RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 14, 2021 AT 7:30 P.M. PREVIOUS REGISTRATIONS AND LINKS ARE STILL VALID. Pine Tree Foundation Endowed Lecture In conversation with Dr. Steven Larson, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Acclaimed for his…

VIRTUAL - Yusef Komunyakaa |  Everyday Mojo Songs of Earth: New and Selected Poems, 2001–2021

Wed, April 28, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: FREE

REGISTER HERE Yusef Komunyakaa won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Neon Vernacular , a collection of poems that spoke about the realities of the Vietnam War, of which he was a veteran. His other collections include Warhorses , Taboo , and The Emperor of Water Clocks . The Distinguished Senior…

VIRTUAL - Ross King | The Bookseller of Florence: The Story of the Manuscripts That Illuminated the Renaissance

Thu, April 29, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: FREE

REGISTER HERE Celebrated for his skill at “elucidating crucial episodes in the history of art and architecture” (Time ), Ross King is the author of many bestselling nonfiction books that peak behind the curtain of history of the studios, workshops, and inner toils and torments of…

VIRTUAL - Cate Doty | Mergers and Acquisitions: Or, Everything I Know About Love I Learned on the Wedding Pages

Tue, May 4, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: FREE

REGISTER HERE A former writer and editor at the New York Times , Cate Doty took on many different projects during her 15 years at the Times . Covering presidential campaigns, food, business, and New York City, she finally found a natural home in the wedding announcements section. Against the…

VIRTUAL - Alison Bechdel | The Secret to Superhuman Strength

Wed, May 5, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: $29.50 - Signed Book with Ticket

PURCHASE TICKETS Alison Bechdel is the author of Fun Home , a bestselling graphic memoir that details bittersweet revelations made by her distant father in his final days. "A masterpiece about two people who live in the same house but different worlds” ( Time ), Fun Home was adapted…

VIRTUAL - Brian Greene | Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe

Thu, May 6, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: $23.45 Book with Ticket

PURCHASE TICKETS In conversation with Dennis Overbye, science reporter for the New York Times and author of the books Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos and Einstein in Love “The single best explainer of abstruse science in the world today” ( Washington Post ), Brian Greene is a Professor…

VIRTUAL - Annette Gordon-Reed | On Juneteenth 

Mon, May 10, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: FREE

REGISTER HERE Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Endowed Lecture In conversation with Tracey Matisak, award-winning broadcaster and journalist Annette Gordon-Reed won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for  The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family , a history of the African…

VIRTUAL - Ian Manuel | My Time Will Come: A Memoir of Crime, Punishment, Hope, and Redemption

Tue, May 11, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: FREE

REGISTER HERE In conversation with Reginald Dwayne Betts, essayist, poet, and author of the award-winning collection, Felon When Ian Manuel was 13 years old he shot a young mother of two in the face during a botched robbery. Sentenced to life imprisonment, he spent the next 26 years in prison,…

VIRTUAL - Martha C. Nussbaum | Citadels of Pride: Sexual Abuse, Accountability, and Reconciliation

Wed, May 12, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: FREE

REGISTER HERE Martha C. Nussbaum is the author of numerous watershed books and articles concerning moral, legal, and political philosophy, including The Fragility of Goodness , Sex and Social Justice , and Cultivating Humanity . The Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics…

VIRTUAL - Caleb Azumah Nelson | Open Water

Thu, May 13, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: FREE

REGISTER HERE In conversation with Megha Majumdar, bestselling author of A Burning British–-Ghanaian writer Caleb Azumah Nelson’s debut novel Open Water is, “an intense, elegant” ( Guardian ) tale of two young Black British artists who find love as they struggle to…

VIRTUAL - Amy Klobuchar | Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age

Mon, May 17, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: $10.00 General Admission; $39.00-Signed Book with Ticket

PURCHASE TICKETS In conversation with Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics The senior United States Senator from Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar chairs the Senate Rules Committee; the Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights; and the Democratic…

VIRTUAL - Suzanne Simard | Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest 

Tue, May 18, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: FREE

REGISTER HERE In conversation with Joan Maloof, Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University and founder of the Old-Growth Forest Network One of the world’s leading forest ecologists, Dr. Suzanne Simard is most famous for revolutionizing our understanding of how trees communicate with each…

VIRTUAL - Tracy K. Smith, Gregory Pardlo and Joshua Bennett | There’s A Revolution Outside, My Love: Letters from a Crisis

Wed, May 19, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: FREE

REGISTER HERE In conversation Trapeta Mayson, Philadelphia Poet Laureate A reflection of the heartrending turmoils of racial injustice and brutality against Black Americans amidst the fear and uncertainty of a pandemic,  There’s a Revolution Outside, My Love  is a kaleidoscopic…

VIRTUAL - Kaitlyn Greenidge | Libertie

Mon, May 24, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: FREE

REGISTER HERE In conversation with Salamishah Tillet, the Henry Rutgers Professor of African American Studies and Creative Writing and author of  In Search of The Color Purple: The Story of an American Masterpiece Kaitlyn Greenidge is the author of We Love You, Charlie Freeman , a…