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Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha | What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City

Wed, July 25, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In partnership with the Heinz Endowment and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading as a feature of GLR Week The dramatic story of the Flint water crisis—the signature environmental disaster of our time—and an inspiring tale of scientific resistance by a relentless physician who stood…

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We (Too) Are Philly Poetry Festival

Thu, July 26, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Thomas Paine Plaza, 1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard

Cost: FREE

A summer poetry festival in six parts, inspired by Langston Hughes's poem "I, Too" and featuring poets of color committed to shared creative spaces. Organized by the 2018-2019 Philadelphia Poet Laureate Raquel Salas Rivera and poets Ashley Davis, Kirwyn Sutherland, and Raena…

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Book Launch: Honey Sequence by Husnaa Hashim

Mon, July 30, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Please come and join us for a launch with a view when 2017-18 Youth Poet Laureate of Philadelphia Husnaa Hashim reads from her collection  Honey Sequence , published by The Head and The Hand Press in collaboration with the Free Library of Philadelphia. Husnaa will be reading on the Skyline…

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Andrew Shaffer | Hope Never Dies: An Obama Biden Mystery

Mon, July 30, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Crockett and Tubbs. Murtaugh and Riggs. Tango and Cash. Obama and Biden. In Hope Never Dies, this time it’s personal as the former President and Vice President are on the case in this high-stakes thriller mystery from Andrew Shaffer,  the New York Times best-selling author of Fifty…

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Author Talk: Richard Schwartz

Wed, August 8, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Cost: FREE

Richard Schwartz will discuss his book, The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty, The Extraordinary Rise and Fall of Actor M. B. Curtis.  Actor M. B. Curtis, an immigrant, became the only citizen to personally pay to light the Statue of Liberty, have a record breaking and ground breaking play about an…

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We (Too) Are Philly Poetry Festival

Sat, August 11, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Norris Square Park

Cost: FREE

A summer poetry festival in six parts, inspired by Langston Hughes's poem "I, Too" and featuring poets of color committed to shared creative spaces. Organized by the 2018-2019 Philadelphia Poet Laureate Raquel Salas Rivera and poets Ashley Davis, Kirwyn Sutherland, and Raena…

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Author Talk: Amy Meyerson

Wed, September 12, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Cost: FREE

Author Amy Meyerson will present her novel The Bookshop of Yesterdays and sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase. When Miranda Brooks' beloved but estranged uncle dies, he leaves her his bookstore, Prospero Books, and a scavenger hunt through the books on its’…

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An evening with Vincent J. Fumo and author Ralph Cipriano

Wed, September 19, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Cost: FREE

Join us at Fumo Family Library for an evening of insight and candor with our eponymous and now former senator, South Philly’s own Vincent J. Fumo, as he speaks with Ralph Cipriano, author of Target: The Senator;  A Story About Power And Abuse of Power.

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