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Libraries for Illustrators

Fri, June 28, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Do you make picture books? Are you interested in illustrating books for children? With nearly100,000 picture books in the collection, the Free Library of Philadelphia is an incredible resource for authors and illustrators. But that’s only scratching the surface; from art books to special…

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Jennifer Weiner | Mrs. Everything

Tue, July 9, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

“One of the biggest names in popular fiction” ( USA Today ), Jennifer Weiner is the beloved number-one  New York Times  bestselling author of more than a dozen novels—including Good in Bed , All Fall Down , and In Her Shoes , which was made into a major motion picture…

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Mary Pope Osborne | Magic Tree House: To the Future, Ben Franklin! with Natalie Pope Boyce

Thu, July 11, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $13.99--book with ticket
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Tickets on sale Tuesday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m. Mary Pope Osborne is the prolific author of the beloved Magic Tree House series of children’s books. Featuring time-traveling brother and sister Jack and Annie, the wildly popular books have been translated into nearly three dozen languages…

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Andrew Shaffer | Hope Rides Again: An Obama Biden Mystery

Mon, July 15, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

They’re back! In Andrew Shaffer’s sequel to the New York Times bestseller Hope Never Dies , the bromantic thriller that saw the former president and vice president tumble down a Delaware rabbit hole of conspiracy and murder, Obama and Biden are once again drawn into a web of intrigue…

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Julie Salamon | An Innocent Bystander: The Killing of Leon Klinghoffer

Tue, July 16, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Exploring an astonishing range of genres and subject matter, Julie Salamon is the author of a score of novels, children’s books, and nonfiction books. Initially a longtime banking reporter and film critic for the Wall Street Journal , then a TV critic and arts reporter at the New York…

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Richard A. Clarke and Robert K. Knake | The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats

Thu, July 18, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Michael A Smerconish Veteran counterterrorism czar and one of the world’s leading experts on cyberspace security, Richard A. Clarke worked for seven presidents and devoted three decades of his professional life to combating threats to the United States. He is the…

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Harriet A. Washington | A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind

Thu, July 25, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Harriet A. Washington won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Medical Apartheid , a far-reaching history of medical experimentation on black Americans from the colonial era to present day. Also the author of Deadly Monopolies and Infectious Madness , she has been a Research Fellow in…

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Terry McAuliffe | Beyond Charlottesville: Taking a Stand Against White Nationalism

Mon, August 5, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

The Democratic governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018, Terry McAuliffe “won praise even from Republicans for his tireless salesmanship” ( Washington Post ) of the Old Dominion. A former chair of the National Governors Association, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee,…

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Richard Russo | Chances Are . . . with Amy Hempel | Sing to It: New Stories

Tue, August 6, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for his novel  Empire Falls , Richard Russo is acclaimed for capturing the “foolishness of this lonely world, but also the humor, friendship and love that abide” ( San Francisco Chronicle ). His novel Nobody’s Fool , starring the…

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