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Trans Writers, Kids, and Books: A Conversation

Thu, July 25, 2019 5:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Lambda and Stonewall Award winning author Kacen Callender (Hurricane Child, This Is Kind Of An Epic Love Story) and picture book author Kyle Lukoff (A Storytelling of Ravens, When Aidan Became A Brother, and the forthcoming King and the Dragonflies and Felix Ever After) will read from their work…

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Harriet A. Washington | A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind

Thu, July 25, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Harriet A. Washington won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Medical Apartheid , a far-reaching history of medical experimentation on black Americans from the colonial era to present day. Also the author of Deadly Monopolies and Infectious Madness , she has been a Research Fellow in…

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Terry McAuliffe | Beyond Charlottesville: Taking a Stand Against White Nationalism

Mon, August 5, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

The Democratic governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018, Terry McAuliffe “won praise even from Republicans for his tireless salesmanship” ( Washington Post ) of the Old Dominion. A former chair of the National Governors Association, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee,…

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Richard Russo | Chances Are . . . with Amy Hempel | Sing to It: New Stories

Tue, August 6, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for his novel  Empire Falls , Richard Russo is acclaimed for capturing the “foolishness of this lonely world, but also the humor, friendship and love that abide” ( San Francisco Chronicle ). His novel Nobody’s Fool , starring the…

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Ta-Nehisi Coates | The Water Dancer

Wed, September 25, 2019 8:00 P.M.
Irvine Auditorium | 3401 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Cost: TK

Tickets on sale September 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Venue: Irvine Auditorium | 3401 Spruce St. In conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer David Blight , author of Frederick Douglas: Prophet of Freedom In his boldly imagined first novel, Ta-Nehisi Coates , the National Book…

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Malcolm Gladwell | Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know

Thu, September 26, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Irvine Auditorium | 3401 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Cost: TK

Tickets on sale September 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Venue: Irvine Auditorium | 3401 Spruce St. Details to come. Collect your books at the venue. There will not be a book signing following the event. Each book comes with a signed bookplate.  

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