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VIRTUAL - Caleb Azumah Nelson | Open Water

Thu, May 13, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: FREE

REGISTER HERE In conversation with Megha Majumdar, bestselling author of A Burning British–-Ghanaian writer Caleb Azumah Nelson’s debut novel Open Water is, “an intense, elegant” ( Guardian ) tale of two young Black British artists who find love as they struggle to…

VIRTUAL - Amy Klobuchar | Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age

Mon, May 17, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: $10.00 General Admission; $39.00-Signed Book with Ticket

PURCHASE TICKETS In conversation with Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics The senior United States Senator from Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar chairs the Senate Rules Committee; the Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights; and the Democratic…

VIRTUAL - Suzanne Simard | Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest 

Tue, May 18, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: FREE

REGISTER HERE In conversation with Joan Maloof, Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University and founder of the Old-Growth Forest Network. Her most recent book is Treepedia: A Brief Compendium of Arboreal Lore One of the world’s leading forest ecologists, Dr. Suzanne Simard is most famous…

VIRTUAL - Tracy K. Smith, Gregory Pardlo and Joshua Bennett | There’s A Revolution Outside, My Love: Letters from a Crisis

Wed, May 19, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: FREE

REGISTER HERE In conversation Trapeta Mayson, Philadelphia Poet Laureate A reflection of the heartrending turmoils of racial injustice and brutality against Black Americans amidst the fear and uncertainty of a pandemic,  There’s a Revolution Outside, My Love  is a kaleidoscopic…

VIRTUAL - Marc Bookman | A Descending Spiral: Exposing the Death Penalty in 12 Essays

Thu, May 20, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: FREE

REGISTER HERE  In conversation with Reggie Shuford, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Pennsylvania. The Executive Director of the Atlantic Center for Capital Representation, Marc Bookman is an internationally renowned expert on death penalty law. He served…

VIRTUAL - Kaitlyn Greenidge | Libertie

Mon, May 24, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: FREE

REGISTER HERE In conversation with Salamishah Tillet, the Henry Rutgers Professor of African American Studies and Creative Writing and author of  In Search of The Color Purple: The Story of an American Masterpiece Kaitlyn Greenidge is the author of We Love You, Charlie Freeman , a…

VIRTUAL - Jennifer Ackerman | The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think

Tue, May 25, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: FREE

REGISTER HERE Longtime nature writer Jennifer Ackerman is the bestselling author of The Genius of Birds , “a lyrical testimony to the wonders of avian intelligence” ( Scientific American ) that has been translated into 20 languages and was a finalist for the 2017 National Academies…

VIRTUAL - Ray Didinger | Finished Business: My Fifty Years of Headlines, Heroes, and Heartaches

Wed, May 26, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: FREE

REGISTER HERE In conversation with Michael Smerconish Five-time Pennsylvania Sportswriter of the Year, Ray Didinger covered the NFL for The Philadelphia Bulletin and the Philadelphia Daily News for over 25 years. He has authored or coauthored 11 books about sports and sportswriting, including…

VIRTUAL – David Yoon | Vision Zero

Thu, May 27, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: FREE

REGISTER HERE In conversation with Karen M. McManus, author of the number one New York Times bestseller  One of Us Is Lying and The Cousins  David Yoon is the author of Frankly in Love , a "funny, profane and poignant” ( Wall Street Journal) tale of cultural…

VIRTUAL - Joshua Coombes  | Do Something for Nothing: Seeing Beneath the Surface of Homelessness, through the Simple Act of a Haircut

Sun, May 30, 2021 12:00 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: FREE

REGISTER HERE In conversation with Britt James, founder of  Philly Unknown In 2015, British hairstylist Joshua Coombes hit the streets of London with a pair of scissors and an extraordinary idea—that giving free haircuts to those who are experiencing homelessness could do more…

VIRTUAL - Sebastian Junger | Freedom

Tue, June 1, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: $10.00 ticket or $32.50-Signed Book with ticket

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE In conversation with Joe Klein, Time political columnist and bestselling author of six books including Primary Colors and most recently Politics Lost Employing “his narrative gifts and vivid prose” ( The Washington Post ) to chronicle some of the…

VIRTUAL - Kevin Kwan | Sex and Vanity

Wed, June 2, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: $10.00 ticket or $23.50-Book with Ticket and signed book plate

PURCHASE TICKETS In conversation with Nydia Han, Consumer Investigative Reporter and co-anchor of 6ABC Action News Sunday mornings Kevin Kwan is the author of Crazy Rich Asians , "a lively, generous story of shallow extravagance and human devotion” ( The Boston Globe )…

VIRTUAL - Maggie O’Farrell  | Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague

Thu, June 3, 2021 5:00 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: FREE

REGISTER HERE In conversation with Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of March , Caleb's Crossing and People of the Book With a “gift for combining intricate, engrossing plots with full-bodied characterizations” ( Washington Post ), Irish–British novelist…

VIRTUAL - Sinéad O'Connor | Rememberings

Fri, June 4, 2021 5:00 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: $34.25-Book with Ticket

PURCHASE TICKETS Note: This is a U.S. only event. All other ticket purchases will be cancelled or refunded.  Irish singer-songwriter Sinéad O’Connor rose to fame in 1987 through her debut album, The Lion and the Cobra , and in 1990 with her iconic cover of Prince’s…

Poetry Writing Workshop

Tue, June 8, 2021 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Register for this virtual two day workshop June 8th and June 10th where you will be introduced to poetry by discussing sample poems by published poets. You will then begin writing with a prompt which you will take home and work on and bring it to class on Thursday June 10th. This session will…

VIRTUAL - Kiese Laymon | Long Division 

Tue, June 8, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: FREE

REGISTER HERE In conversation with Imani Perry Kiese Laymon’s  Heavy , a coming-of-age memoir that begins in Jackson, Mississippi, was named a Best Book of 2018 by the  New York Times , NPR, and the  Washington Post , among other media outlets. The Hubert McAlexander…

VIRTUAL - Carol Anderson | The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America

Thu, June 10, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: $10.00 ticket or $33.50-Signed Book with ticket

REGISTER HERE In conversation with Tracey Matisak, award-winning journalist and broadcaster In appreciation of the George S. Pepper Society Carol Anderson is the author of the National Book Critics Circle Award winner White Rage , “a riveting and disturbing history” ( The Nation…

VIRTUAL - Paul Farmer | Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History

Mon, June 14, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: FREE

RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 27, 2021 AT 7:30 P.M. PREVIOUS REGISTRATIONS AND LINKS ARE STILL VALID. REGISTER HERE Pine Tree Foundation Endowed Lecture In conversation with Dr. Steven Larson, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.…

VIRTUAL - Ursula M. Burns | Where You Are Is Not Who You Are

Tue, June 15, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: $10.00 ticket or $34.50-Book with ticket and signed book plate

PURCHASE TICKETS In conversation with Tracey Matisak, award-winning broadcaster and journalist The first Black woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company, Ursula M. Burns headed Xerox from 2009 to 2016. She was the chair and CEO of VEON from 2017 to early 2020, and previously served as a senior advisor…

VIRTUAL - Jason L. Riley | Maverick: A Biography of Thomas Sowell

Wed, June 16, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: FREE

REGISTER HERE In conversation with Anthony B. Bradley, Professor and Chair of Religious and Theological Studies at The King's College (New York) and a Research Fellow at The Acton Institute Jason L. Riley ’s books include  Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders ;  False…