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Lawrence O’Donnell | Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics

Tue, November 28, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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EVENT COMPLETELY SOLD OUT Lawrence O’Donnell is the host of MSNBC’s The Last Word , one of cable television’s most watched news and political commentary programs. In addition to writing for a variety of periodicals, including The New York Times , The Washington Post , and The…

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Walter Isaacson | Leonardo da Vinci

Wed, November 29, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

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Event Completely Sold Out! Released just weeks after the tech guru’s death, Walter Isaacson’s “staggering” ( The New York Times ) portrait of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs instantly became an international bestseller. Isaacson has also penned bios of Benjamin Franklin,…

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Tina Brown | The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983 – 1992

Thu, November 30, 2017 12:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

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In conversation with Marty Moss-Coane, host of Radio Times on WHYY In a publishing career that stretches back more than four decades, Tina Brown has been editor-in-chief of the popular and acclaimed magazines Tatler , Vanity Fair , Talk , and The New Yorker . She is also the author of the…

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Bill McKibben | Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance

Thu, November 30, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Bill McKibben gave one of the earliest cautions about global warming with his 1989 book  The End of Nature . His myriad other bestselling books about the environment include Deep Economy, Eaarth , and Oil and Honey , a call to arms in the fight for a sustainable planet. Recipient of the…

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James Breakwell | Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent's Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

Mon, December 4, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Following a viral 2016 Buzzfeed article featuring the assorted musings of his four daughters—the oldest is 7 years old—comedy writer James Breakwell’s jokes have appeared in USA Today, US Magazine , and Huffington Post , among other places. In addition to his near-million…

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Jed Perl | Calder: The Conquest of Time: The Early Years: 1898-1940

Tue, December 5, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

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“Few people write about art as beautifully” ( Wall Street Journal ) as Jed Perl, a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and the former 20-year art critic for The New Republic . A longtime contributing editor at Vogue , he has received fellowships from the Guggenheim…

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Ntozake Shange | Wild Beauty: New and Selected Poems

Thu, December 7, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Yolanda Wisher “Extraordinary and wonderful” ( New York Times ), Ntozake Shange wrote the Broadway-staged Obie Award-winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf , the groundbreaking prose poem/theater piece hybrid that since…

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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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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…

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