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CANCELLED - Rand Paul | The Case Against Socialism

Mon, March 30, 2020 1:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $30/$45 - book included with ticket

Two tickets/One Book The junior U.S. senator from Kentucky since 2011, Rand Paul has distinguished himself on the national stage for his outspoken views on constitutional liberties and federal fiscal restraint. Son of the equally colorful former U.S. representative and presidential candidate Ron…

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CANCELLED - Authors Up Close | William Evans

Mon, March 30, 2020 6:30 P.M.
Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse

Cost: FREE

Join William Evans at Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse for a reading of his new book, We Inherit What the Fires Left Us: Poems . An award-winning poet and cofounder of the website  Black Nerd Problems , Evans offers an emotionally vulnerable poetry collection exploring the themes of…

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CANCELLED - Bernardine Evaristo

Mon, March 30, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00

Our event with Bernardine Evaristo has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled at this time. Full refunds will be issued to all ticket holders.

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CANCELLED - Author Talk: Fasaha Traylor

Tue, March 31, 2020 6:30 A.M.
West Oak Lane Library

Cost: FREE

Fasaha Traylor, co-author with Dr. Allener Baker-Rogers, will be here to speak about their new book They Carried Us: The Social Impact of Philadelphia's Black Women Leaders . This book traces the lives and impact of ninety-five Philadelphia black women, and is part of our Women's History…

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Katie Roiphe | The Power Notebooks

Tue, March 31, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Find us on  Crowdcast  to watch our event with Katie Roiphe  live at 7:30 p.m. Follow us on Crowdcast to learn about upcoming events. And be sure to register in advance!  Feminist author and journalist Kate Roiphe is the author of In Praise of Messy Lives , a…

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CANCELLED - Ruchir Sharma | The 10 Rules of Successful Nations

Tue, March 31, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00

In conversation with Richard Vague, philanthropist, managing partner of Gabriel Investments, and author of  A Brief History of Doom: Two Hundred Years of Financial Crises-- a winner of the Axiom Award in Economics The head of emerging markets and chief global strategist at Morgan Stanley…

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CANCELLED | James Shapiro | Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us About Our Past and Future

Thu, April 2, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00

Event cancelled. A full refund will be issued in the coming week. You do not need to contact us in order to receive a refund.

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Monday Poets | Nausheen Eusuf & Elizabeth Scanlon

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

Cost: FREE

Nausheen Eusuf holds a PhD in English from Boston University and an MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins. Her poetry has won a Pushcart Prize, and has appeared in The American Scholar, PN Review, Southwest Review, Salmagundi, World Literature Today, and Best American Poetry 2018 &…

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David Fajgenbaum | Chasing My Cure: A Doctor’s Race to Turn Hope into Action

Tue, April 14, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Find us on  Crowdcast  to watch our event with David Fajgenbaum live at 7:30 p.m. Follow us on Crowdcast to learn about upcoming events. And be sure to register in advance!  A professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and associate director of the…

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CANCELLED - Dalia Sofer | Man of My Time

Thu, April 16, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Dalia Sofer is the author of the National Jewish Book Award finalist The Septembers of Shiraz , a “lyrical and sometimes haunting” ( Miami Herald ) bestselling debut novel about a gem dealer wrongly accused of espionage in the wake of the Iranian revolution. Winner of the PEN/Robert…

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Catherine Littlefield: A Life in Dance by Sharon Skeel

Mon, April 20, 2020 7:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Book Talk: Catherine Littlefield: A Life in Dance  by Sharon Skeel. Join us for this multi-media event celebrating Philadelphia dancer/choreographer Catherine Littlefield (1905-1951).  In her ground-breaking career as a Ziegfeld girl, ballerina, teacher, entrepreneur, and director of…

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CANCELLED - Natalie Diaz | Postcolonial Love Poem with Denice Frohman

Tue, April 21, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

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 member of the…

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CANCELLED - Mark Morris and Wesley Stace | Out Loud: A Memoir

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

Cost: $15.00
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Celebrated dancer and choreographer  Mark Morris  has created nearly 150 original works for his eponymous dance company, the Mark Morris Dance Group. He is the former director of dance at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels and in 1990 founded the White Oak Dance…

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CANCELLED - Ottessa Moshfegh | Death in Her Hands with Taffy Brodesser-Akner | Fleishman Is in Trouble

Thu, April 23, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Eileen , Ottessa Moshfegh ’s “always dark and surprising, sometimes ugly and occasionally hilarious” ( Washington Post ) novel about a young woman trapped between equally bleak work and home lives, won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction and was shortlisted for the…

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Road to Riches Book Signing Party

Sat, April 25, 2020 11:00 A.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Cost: FREE

Crystal Evans author of “Road to Riches Financial Literacy Guide for Teens” invites you to a book signing party at Cecil B. Moore Library. Authors and contributors will present local teachers and leadership with awards for their commitment to promoting sound financial foundations in…

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CANCELLED - Wes Moore | Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City

Mon, April 27, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $33/$48 - book included with ticket

Two Tickets/One Book A former combat officer in Afghanistan, Rhodes Scholar, and White House Fellow to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Wes Moore is the author of the bestsellers The Work , an intimate reflection about finding meaning in an unstable era, and The Other Wes Moore , the…

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Frank B. Wilderson III | Afropessimism

Tue, April 28, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Frank B. Wilderson III spent more than five years in South Africa, where he was one of two Americans elected to the African National Congress during the country’s transformation after apartheid. His books include  Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid  and  Red, White…

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CANCELLED - Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. | Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own

Wed, April 29, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

The chair of the Department of African American Studies and the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor at Princeton University, Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is the author of the acclaimed book Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul . “One of the most…

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CANCELLED - Samantha Irby | Wow, No Thank You.

Thu, April 30, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In her popular long-running blog,  bitches gotta eat , Samantha Irby offers raw, humorous takes on her sometimes difficult personal life, pop culture, and, of course, food. She is also the author of three essay collections:  Meaty ;  New Year, Same Trash: Resolutions I Absolutely…

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