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Meet Author/Illustrator Oge Mora!

Mon, December 9, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Widener Library

Cost: FREE

Join us for a very special event, welcoming picture book author/illustrator Oge Mora to the library, where she will share her books and talk about her life! Creator of Thank You, Omu! and Saturday , Oge is a Caldecott Medal honoree and the recipient of the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award…

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Meet Author/Illustrator Oge Mora!

Mon, December 9, 2019 11:15 A.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Cost: FREE

Join us for a very special event, welcoming picture book author/illustrator Oge Mora to the library, where she will share her books and talk about her life! Creator of Thank You, Omu! and Saturday , Oge is a Caldecott Medal honoree and the recipient of the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award…

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Meet Author/Illustrator Oge Mora!

Tue, December 10, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Wadsworth Library

Cost: FREE

Join us for a very special event, welcoming picture book author/illustrator Oge Mora to the library, where she will share her books and talk about her life! Creator of Thank You, Omu! and Saturday , Oge is a Caldecott Medal honoree and the recipient of the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award…

School Age Preschool Author Events Family Programs Speakers and Lectures Author Events Children Family children's literature Artist Talk

Meet Author/Illustrator Oge Mora!

Tue, December 10, 2019 11:15 A.M.
Oak Lane Library

Cost: FREE

Join us for a very special event, welcoming picture book author/illustrator Oge Mora to the library, where she will share her books and talk about her life! Creator of Thank You, Omu! and Saturday , Oge is a Caldecott Medal honoree and the recipient of the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award…

School Age Preschool Author Events Family Programs Speakers and Lectures Author Events Children Family children's literature Artist Talk

Meet Author/Illustrator Oge Mora!

Tue, December 10, 2019 1:30 P.M.
Logan Library

Cost: FREE

Join us for a very special event, welcoming picture book author/illustrator Oge Mora to the library, where she will share her books and talk about her life! Creator of Thank You, Omu! and Saturday , Oge is a Caldecott Medal honoree and the recipient of the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award…

School Age Preschool Author Events Family Programs Speakers and Lectures Author Events Children Family children's literature Artist Talk

Galactic Philadelphia Speculative Fiction Reading Series | John Schofstall and Brenda W. Clough

Tue, December 10, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

First Floor Heim Center - Room 131 John Schoffstall has published short fiction in Asimov’s, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Interzone, Strange Horizons, and other venues. Half Witch is his first novel. It received a Kirkus starred review, and has been well-reviewed in Locus…

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Salman Rushdie | Quichotte

Tue, December 10, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00; $34.00 with book
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THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT In conversation with novelist and musician Wesley Stace “One of the major literary voices of our time” ( San Francisco Chronicle ), Salman Rushdie is the author of more than a dozen novels, including The Satanic Verses , The Golden House , and …

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Elaine Sciolino | The Seine: The River That Made Paris

Thu, December 12, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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A former Paris bureau chief and contributing writer for the New York Times , Elaine Sciolino is acclaimed for her “deliciously detailed and smart” ( Vogue ) chronicles of French culture and history. Her books include the bestsellers The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des…

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Authors Up Close | Make Noise: A Creator's Guide to Podcasting and Audio Storytelling with Eric Nuzum

Mon, January 13, 2020 6:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Cost: FREE

Veteran podcast creator and strategist Eric Nuzum distills a career’s worth of wisdom, advice, practical information, and big-picture thinking to help podcasters “make noise”—to stand out in this fastest of fastest-growing media universes. He identifies core principles,…

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A Conversation with Tommy Orange: One Book, One Philadelphia Kickoff Event

Wed, January 22, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

The 18th season of One Book kicks off with a reading and conversation with Tommy Orange, author of There There-- the 2020 One Book, One Philadelphia selection--and 6abc’s Tamala Edwards. The evening will include a performance by the Red Blanket Singers, as well as a performance of…

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Authors Up Close: Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia with editors Paul Farber and Ken Lum

Mon, January 27, 2020 5:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Cost: FREE

What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia? The editors of Monument Lab, a living handbook about public art and history, address this question during a talk and Q&A. Join the editors for a civic dialogue about public art and history around what it means to…

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Monday Poets | David Ebenbach & Shane McCrae

Mon, March 2, 2020 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

David Ebenbach is the author of the poetry collections Some Unimaginable Animal (2019), and We Were the People Who Moved (2015). His other books include The Artist’s Torah (2012), a nonfiction guide to creativity, and the novel Miss Portland (2017). He teaches creative writing and…

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Monday Poets | Nausheen Eusuf & Elizabeth Scanlon

Wed, April 1, 2020 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Nausheen Eusuf is a PhD candidate in English at Boston University and a graduate of the writing seminars at John Hopkins University. Her poetry has appeared in The American Scholar, Poetry Daily, Salmagundi, PN Review, Smartish Pace, World Literature Today, and other journals. Her first…

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Monday Poets | Eleanor Wilner & Ellen Bass

Mon, May 4, 2020 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Eleanor Wilner’s books of poetry include maya (1979), Shekhinah (1984), Sarah’s Choice (1989), Otherwise (1993), Reversing the Spell: New and Selected Poems (1998), The Girl with Bees in Her Hair (2004), and Tourist in Hell (2010). She is a winner of two pushcart Prizes; and…

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