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Location: Philadelphia

Little Libraries

There are 9 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

1 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Horizon Books (0.2 miles)
901 Market-Frankford Line, Philadelphia, PA 19107
1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2816
Miscellanea Libri (0.2 miles)
51 North 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Cookbook Stall (0.2 miles)
51 North 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Bauman Rare Books (0.3 miles)
1608 Walnut Street, 19th Fl, Philadelphia, PA 19103
1314 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
1233 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Afriqiah Books (0.3 miles)
17 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
1724 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
ALA Midwinter 2014 (0.4 miles)
1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
1805 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
W J Bookstore (0.4 miles)
1017 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2329
320 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
919 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
1016-18 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Whodunit? (0.5 miles)
1931 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Giovanni's Room (0.5 miles)
345 South 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
259 S 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
833 Chestnut Street, Suite 1220, Phidealphia, PA 19107
1905 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
2003 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Local events

Oct
23
Dr. Brandie Nemchenko: What You Don't Expect When You're Expecting
Main Point Books, Tuesday, October 23 at 7pm
What if your pregnancy isn't the dream you always imagined and instead has turned into a living nightmare? What if instead of your doctor telling you these aches and pains are normal and there's nothing that can be done, you had a practitioner that not only listened to you but helped you? It is possible. Dr. Brandie Nemchenko, a pregnancy chiropractor with over fifteen-years of experience has developed a self-help run-through that has helped thousands of patients in her private practice near Philadelphia. In her "keeping it real" and humorous manner, Dr. Brandie not only gives you the tools and mechanics of what you can safely try, she also "gets it" and helps you find ways to cope and think differently in this "new but temporary normal." Breaking down the typical cases she sees in her office, she explains why these things happen and what you can STOP doing today to help you break the pain cycle so that you can do the things you need to do, even while pregnant. You'll also learn: - Your second pregnancy is often worse and comes with predictable pains and what you can do to ease the pain and better yet how to keep it from occurring. - How to think critically about the decisions you need to make for you and your unborn baby. - How you can ask and get the support you need. With dozens of case studies and personal insight Dr. Brandie can help radically change your pregnancy from one that is painful to one that is enjoyed. Pregnancy should be one of the most special times in your life and remembered for the joy not the pain. The goal of this book is to guide you to the best support team and practices to ensure you have the pregnancy of your dreams. (queenfrostine23)… (more)
Oct
24
Dorothy Marcic: With One Shot: Family Murder and a Search for Justice
Main Point Books, Wednesday, October 24 at 7pm
Dorothy Marcic: With One Shot: Family Murder and a Search for Justice

A one-woman show, based on the book (a true crime memoir about revisiting the strange case of the murder of her uncle). Dorothy worked with Emmy-award winning writer Judy Gold to create a monologue that includes several characters from the book. (queenfrostine23)
Oct
25
Keith O'Brien: Fly Girls
Main Point Books, Thursday, October 25 at 7pm
Come hear the amazing untold story of FLY GIRLS of 5 remarkable women who came from all classes and all over the country:

Forget about what you know about today’s air shows—air racing in the 1920s and 30s was a real sport, with real stakes. Winners and losers competed for prize money worth millions today. These races would draw 500,000 people in a single weekend—sometimes more than 100,000 people in a single day—making them one of the most popular sports in America. And, also, one of the most dangerous. Inevitably, pilots competing would crash their single-propeller, open-cockpit planes, plowing them into the ground at 200 mph in clear view of the fans, dying in mangled planes and horrific fires.

These air races, many men believed, were no place for a woman. In the late 1920s, there were less than a dozen women with a pilot’s license in America.

But a small cadre of female fliers – the FLY GIRLS of the book’s title – set out to change the record. First they broke into the men-only race, but then they sought to beat the world’s best male pilots in the most prestigious and grueling air show, the Bendix Trophy Race. In 1936 Louise Thaden would do just that, beating the closest man by 50 minutes, and Amelia Earhart by two hours. (queenfrostine23)
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Nov
6
Cass R. Sunstein, Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide
National Constitution Center, Tuesday, November 6 at 7:30pm
Cass R. Sunstein, Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide

In conversation with Jeffrey Rosen (signing to follow), National Constitution Center (added from Harvard University Press)
Nov
6
B.A. Shapiro | The Collector’s Apprentice
Free Library of Philadelphia - Central Library, Tuesday, November 6 at 7:30pm
“Vibrant and suspenseful” (The Washington Post), B. A. Shapiro’s New York Times bestselling novels include The Safe Room, The Muralist, and The Art Forger, an exacting tale of stolen paintings, Faustian bargains, and the heart’s foolish choices. She also wrote the nonfiction book The Big Squeeze and four screenplays. In The Collector’s Apprentice, loosely inspired by the lives of Albert Barnes and Violette de Mazia, Shapiro hopscotches between 1920s Paris and Philadelphia with the story of a wronged young woman seeking love, revenge, and the recovery of her father’s art collection amid expatriates, charlatans, and post-Impressionists. (queenfrostine23)… (more)
Nov
13
H.W. Brands | Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants
Free Library of Philadelphia - Central Library, Tuesday, November 13 at 7:30pm
“Master storyteller” (Christian Science Monitor) H. W. Brands was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his bestselling biographies of Benjamin Franklin (The First American) and Franklin Roosevelt (Traitor to His Class). Exploring such diverse subjects as Aaron Burr, Ronald Reagan, the California gold rush, Andrew Jackson, the Vietnam War, and Bill Gates, his more than two dozen books “weave together keen political history with anecdote and marvelous sense of place” (The Boston Globe). Brands returns with the story of the early 19th--century political giants who took up the daunting challenge of completing the constitutional work begun by the Founding Fathers. (queenfrostine23)… (more)
Nov
16
Philcon 2018
Cherry Hill Crowne Plaza Hotel, Friday, November 16 at 10am
Annual convention of the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society, the longest-running science fiction fan group in the United States. Runs from Friday afternoon, November 16, 2018 through Sunday afternoon, November 18, 2018.

Principal Speaker - Steven Brust, Award-Winning Fantasy Author, whose latest book is Good Guys (Tor Publishing)
Guest Artist - Garry Lippincott
Special Guest - Marshall Ryan Maresca, DAW Books author of the Maradaine Series

Art Show, Dealers' Room, Many Program Tracks, Autographs (free!), Masquerade, Con Suite, Gaming, much more.

Current Adult Weekend Membership $45; Student Membership (with ID) and Teen 13-17 Membership $25; Child Membership (7-12) $15, Children Under 7 (with accompanying adult) Free.

For more information, visit our website https://philcon.org or call (215) 313-5318 (tdashoff)
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Nov
27
Andrew Delbanco | The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War
Free Library of Philadelphia - Central Library, Tuesday, November 27 at 7:30pm
“America’s best social critic” (Time), Andrew Delbanco is the author of numerous books that explore American history, character, and ideals, including The Real American Dream: A Meditation on Hope, The Puritan Ordeal, and Required Reading: Why Our American Classics Matter. His essays on history and culture are frequently featured in The New York Review of Books. President Obama awarded him the National Humanities Medal in 2012. The War Before the War tells the antebellum story of how two Americas—one enslaved and the other free—created an inexorable path toward the Civil War. (queenfrostine23)… (more)
Mar
31
Yascha Mounk, The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It
Penn Book Center, Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 3pm
Yascha Mounk, The people vs. democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It

In conversation with Damon Linker (Q&A and signing to follow), Penn Book Center (added from Harvard University Press)
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