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Speaker Series | Charles Santore, Jr.

Sat, December 16, 2017 3:00 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

Cost: FREE

"Notable individuals who have enriched our community in many ways will be appearing at the Charles Santore Library to share their ideas and inspiring personal stories. The first of these speakers will be Charles Santore, Jr., the son and namesake of the famous Philadelphian for whom our…

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Matt de la Peña and Loren Long | Love

Sat, January 27, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In this heartfelt celebration of love, Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña and bestselling illustrator Loren Long depict the many ways we experience this universal bond, which carries us from the day we are born throughout the years of our childhood and beyond. With a lyrical…

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Monday Poets | Yolanda Wisher & Lamont Dixon

Mon, February 5, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Room 108, 1st Floor, 6:30-8:30 p.m.   Yolanda Wisher is the Poet Laureate of Philadelphia. The author of Monk Eats an Afro , Wisher performs a unique blend of poetry and song with her band The Afroeaters. She is currently working on her second book of poems, a recording of original songs,…

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Author Talk: Susan Meissner | As Bright as Heaven

Wed, February 7, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Cost: FREE

Author Susan Meissner will present her new book As Bright as Heaven, a sweeping historical novel about one American family’s fight to survive when the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic hits Philadelphia. Susan Meissner is the award-winning author of A Fall of Marigolds, Secrets of a Charmed Life,…

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LEADING VOICES: Daniel Pink | When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

Thu, February 8, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00

Tickets on sale here January 12, 2018 at 10:00am “Rapidly acquiring international guru status” ( Financial Times ) as an authority on the ever-evolving world of work, Daniel Pink is the no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Drive , A Whole New Mind , and To Sell is Human , a…

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Monday Poets | Catherine Staples & Ernest Hilbert

Mon, March 5, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Room 108, 1st Floor, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Catherine Staples is the author of The Rattling Window and Never a Note Forfeit . Her poems and reviews have appeared in Poetry , Kenyon Review, Gettysburg Review, The Southern Review, and The Massachusetts Review . Honors include the McGovern Prize, a…

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Monday Poets | Olga Dugan & Amy Barone

Mon, April 9, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Room 108, 1st Floor, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Olga Dugan is a Cave Canem poet and Lindback Professor of English at Community College of Philadelphia. Her award-winning poems appear or are forthcoming in Typehouse Literary Magazine , Kweli , The Southern Quarterly , Pirene’s Fountain , Tipton Poetry…

Adult Speakers and Lectures Author Events Monday Poets Reading Series African American Poetry