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2228 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149
6304 Castor Avenue, Philadelphia, pa 19149-2731
6742 Torresdale Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19135-2416
7810 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136-3047
4634 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19124
6098 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111-6009
WALMART (2.2 miles)
4600 ROOSEVELT BLVD, Philadelphia,, PA 19124
400 Myrtle Ave, Cheltenham, PA 19012
7370 Central Avenue,, Philadelphia, PA 19111
3079 Holme Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136
501 Rhawn St, Philadelphia, PA 19111
9233 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19114-2205
306 Main Street, Riverton, New Jersey 08077
231 E Wyoming Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19120
5501 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19120-2805
6614 North 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19126-3299
563 Church Rd, Elkins Park, PA 19027
7605 Old York Road, Melrose Park, PA 19027
7607 Old York Road, Melrose Park, PA 19027
601 East Indiana Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19134-3042
1619 Riverton Road, Cinnaminson, New Jersey 08077
1333 Wagner Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19141-2916
2076 Red Lion Rd, Philadelphia, PA
2987 Almond Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134
7420 Sycamore Ave, La Mott, PA 19027

Local events

Sep
20
Friends of HTFL Book Sale
Haverford Township Free Library, Saturday, September 20 at 11am
Come out and support the Library and get some great books!
*Friday, September 19 -- 6-9 pm    Sneak Peek 
(Friends of HTFL Member only event) Membership sign-ups available at the door.
*Saturday, September 20 -- 10 am - 5 pm
*Sunday, September 21 --1 - 5 pm *$6/bag
*Saturday, September 27 -- 10 am - 5 pm *6/bag
 
Come visit the Friends' ongoing book sale near the front desk of the Library.  Become a Friend today! (added from Eventkeeper)
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Sep
20
Friends book sale
William Jeanes Memorial Library, Saturday, September 20 at 11am
Gently used adult and children's books, CD's, and DVD's covering all genres offered at very reasonable prices. All proceeds supplement Library programs and services. Continues tomorrow from 1-3 p.m. (added from Eventkeeper)
Sep
20
National Wildlife Foundation World of Birds w/Kim Kurki
The Doylestown Bookshop, Saturday, September 20 at 1pm
A Presentation and Book Signing with Author Kim Kurki Saturday, September 20th @ 1:00 pm

National Wildlife Federation's World of Birds introduces kids ages 7 through 12 to more than 120 different species of birds in their native environments, with detailed illustrations and exciting, memorable information from Kim Kurki and the experts at the National Wildlife Federation. From the National Wildlife Federation, publishers of Ranger Rick, the popular nature magazine for kids, comes this exciting, dynamic, and wonderfully illustrated guide for young naturalists. National Wildlife Federation's World of Birds is arranged by habitat and identifies more than 100 birds. Kim Kurki s engaging and highly accurate illustrations give kids a true and close-up appreciation of each bird species, such as its size, shape, color, and markings, as well as its habitat, call, and behavior. Kids will learn to recognize the birds by their individual characteristics, such as the male cardinal s distinctive crest, the kestrel s helicopter hover, and the goldfinch s enchanting song. You ll also discover what makes each bird amazing, including which is the fastest flier, which lays the biggest egg, and which spends years of its life in the water, never touching land. The excellent illustrations, nontechnical language, and fascinating facts throughout make this an ideal guide for beginner bird-watchers of any age " About the Author

Kim Kurki has been working as an illustrator since graduation from Kutztown University in May 1980, BFA, magna cum laude. From 1980 to 1984, Ms. Kurki held full-time art department positions at a stationery/gift company and then a screenprinting company. Freelancing since 1985, her work has been published and distributed world-wide on fine art prints, decorative tins, greeting cards, packaging, and various paper products. A partial client list includes Schiftan, Inc., The Scafa/Modernart Group, Keller-Charles of Philadelphia, CLEO Inc., CR Gibson Co., Marcel Schurman Co., Paramount Cards, and Current Inc. Recent work includes commissioned fine art illustrations for Merck & Co. Inc. and illustrations for several publications produced by Yankee Publishing, including The Old Farmer's Almanac. For over 8 years, she wrote and illustrated for National Wildlife Federation's Your Big Backyard magazine creating a monthly column which features birds, animals and plants that children can find in "their own backyards".

For more information please visit: http://kurkiillustration.webs.com/

All our in-store events are free and open to the public. There is parking available in the lot behind the store and in the surrounding neighborhood.Click here for parking information http://www.doylestownborough.net/visitors/parking. All event-related inquiries can be sent to our Director of Programming/Publicist, Krisy Paredes, at krisyparedes@gmail.com

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Location: Street: 16 S Main St City: Doylestown, Province: Pennsylvania Postal Code: 18901 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
20
NJ Civil War Generals: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
Mount Laurel Library, Saturday, September 20 at 2pm
Join David Martin for an illustrated lecture on New Jersey’s Civil War generals, from the famous (Phil Kearny and Judson Kilpatrick) to the good but not so well known (Joseph Karge and George Bayard) and from the controversial (George McClellan) to the awful (Joseph Revere and others). The careers and stories of about 20 of the state’s best and worst officers are covered, along with sidelights on other notable leaders, nurses and soldiers of interest from our state. Includes background on a number of aspects of the state’s involvement in the war. Ends with a David Letterman style listing of the best and worst officers from New Jersey.

Dr. David Martin is the author of over twenty-five books on the Civil War and Revolution, including Confederate Monuments at Gettysburg, The Philadelphia Campaign, and the award winning Gettysburg, July 1, which was a primary selection of the Military Book Club in 1995. He has also written regimental histories of the 41st New York Infantry, 14thNew Jersey Infantry, and Fluvanna (Va.) Artillery. His book "New Jersey at Gettysburg Guidebook" was recently named best New Jersey refernece book of the year by the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance. His most recent publications are “Las Batallas por Vicksburg” (Desperta Ferro magazine, fall 2013) and “Gettysburg’s Town Fight” (Blue & Gray Magazine special issue, spring 2014) He is Past Commander of the New Jersey Department of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, President of the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield, and Vice President of the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association, besides serving on the state’s Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee. He is head editor of Longstreet House Publishers and is a teacher and administrator at the Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey.

Categories: Adult Learning &Leisure, Young Adult thru Adult

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Sep
20
Free Library of Philadelphia - Ray Didinger - The New Eagles Encyclopedia
Joseph Fox Bookshop, Saturday, September 20 at 3pm
The New Eagles Encyclopedia Ray Didinger 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 10 books about sports and sportswriting. He currently appears on the air and writes articles for Comcast Sports Net Philadelphia. Co-written with the late Robert S. Lyons, The New Eagles Encyclopedia is a revised, updated, and expanded edition of Didinger’s incomparable history of Philadelphia’s 80-year-old football team. Featuring profiles of players, coaches, and owners, as well as statistics galore, this is “the definitive book for any Eagles fan” (Philadelphia Daily News). Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a FREE event; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

Location: Street: Free Library of Philadelphia Additional: 1901 Vine Street City: Philadelphia, Province: Pennsylvania Postal Code: 19103-5207 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
21
Banned Books Week
The Doylestown Bookshop, Sunday, September 21 at 00am
Banned Books Week is the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events. The 2014 celebration will be held September 21-27. Literary Flash Mob! Celebrate on Friday, Sept 26 from 5:00-8:00 pm Readers will travel in small groups to various participating stores throughout the evening. They will enter a store or appear on the sidewalk outside and all suddenly start reading! They will carry sidewalk signs to explain that they are reading for Banned Books Week. Event with staff from Judith’s Reading Room Friday, Sept 26 in the bookshop Scott Leiber, co-founder of Judith’s Reading Room, and cousin of Judith F. Krug, founder of Banned Books Week, will talk about how Banned Books Week originated and explain the programs offered by Judith’s Reading Room. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982 according to the American Library Association. There were 307 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2013, and many more go unreported.

By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. Check out the frequently challenged books section to explore the issues and controversies around book challenges and book banning. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read. For more information on getting involved with Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read, please visit the new Banned Books Week site. This year’s Banned Books Week, Sept. 21 – 27, will shine a light on this still misunderstood form of storytelling and will celebrate the value of graphic novels to readers from all walks of life through the work performed by Banned Books Week sponsors and individual librarians, retailers and readers from all over the world. “This year we spotlight graphic novels because, despite their serious literary merit and popularity as a genre, they are often subject to censorship,” said Judith Platt, chair of the Banned Books Week National Committee. Recently, the acclaimed memoir Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, has been the flashpoint in a university funding controversy in South Carolina, while last year Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, faced an attempted ban in the Chicago Public Schools. Graphic novels continually show up on the American Library Association’s (ALA) Top 10 list of Frequently Challenged Books. The ALA released its current list in April and includes Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants at the top spot and Jeff Smith’s series Bone arriving at #10.

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Location: Street: 16 S Main St City: Doylestown, Province: Pennsylvania Postal Code: 18901 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
21
Banned Books Week
Lansdowne Public Library, Sunday, September 21 at 10am
~~Banned Books week is September 21st-27th.
See our display in the library and see if you can correctly
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Sep
21
Sonia Sanchez
Penn Museum Library, Sunday, September 21 at 11am
Sonia Sanchez (added from Random House)
Sep
21
STAR WARS DAY
Ridley Township Public Library, Sunday, September 21 at 11am
Darth Vader wants YOU to get a library card! Celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month at Ridley Township Public Library this September, with members of Garrison Carida and the 501st Legion. This year, in an exciting new twist, Garrison Carida will be attending the Ridley Township Fall Festival!
10:00- 1:00pm- Enjoy the Fall Festival with family and friends, and interact with Star Wars characters as they make their way through the festivities.  Pictures, autographs, and fun!  And be sure to stop by our Book Sale table!  
1:00- 2:00pm- Guests of all ages are invited to a special Star Wars program in Garling Hall 
Please note: Parking at the library/municipal building will be extremely limited due to the festival, and registration is not required.  Raindate (time change only):  Sunday, September 21, 11:00-1:00pm, Garling Hall.
Presented by members of Garrison Carida the 501st Legion:  http://www.501stgarrisoncarida.org/index.php
Check out photos from their library invasion last summer...  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3509304974757.2131028.1335813458&type=1&l=9ae544e8a0
 
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Sep
21
Friends of HTFL Book Sale
Haverford Township Free Library, Sunday, September 21 at 2pm
Come out and support the Library and get some great books!
*Friday, September 19 -- 6-9 pm    Sneak Peek 
(Friends of HTFL Member only event) Membership sign-ups available at the door.
*Saturday, September 20 -- 10 am - 5 pm
*Sunday, September 21 --1 - 5 pm *$6/bag
*Saturday, September 27 -- 10 am - 5 pm *6/bag
 
Come visit the Friends' ongoing book sale near the front desk of the Library.  Become a Friend today! (added from Eventkeeper)
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Sep
21
Friends book sale
William Jeanes Memorial Library, Sunday, September 21 at 2pm
Gently used adult and children's books, CD's, and DVD's covering all genres offered at very reasonable prices. All proceeds supplement Library programs and services. Sale begins on 9/20. (added from Eventkeeper)
Sep
21
PHILADELPHIA’S RITTENHOUSE SQUARE
Abington Township Public Library, Sunday, September 21 at 3pm
PHILADELPHIA’S RITTENHOUSE SQUARE
From Swamp to Swank
An Illustrated Lecture by Robert Morris Skaler
Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Abington Free Library, Community Room
Register for this free event at: the Library Office, Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, Pennsylvania 19001, 215-885-5180, ext. 15, kburnham@mclinc.org, or online here.
Rittenhouse Square was the home of Philadelphia Society during America’s Gilded Age.
Established by William Penn in 1682 as the South-West Square and renamed in 1825, Rittenhouse Square and its environs changed from a swampy isolated district of brickyards and workers’ shanties into the city’s most elegant and prestigious neighborhood between 1845 and 1865.
The brownstone and marble mansions on the Square itself were inhabited by the city’s wealthiest and most prestigious families, with names like Weightman, Biddle, Cassatt, Drexel, Van Rensselaer, and Stotesbury.
As Philadelphia’s upper classes fled to the suburbs during the 20th century, their mansions were replaced by skyscrapers or taken over by cultural institutions like the Philadelphia Art Alliance and the Curtis Institute of Music.
While only a few original mansions remain on Rittenhouse Square today, it is still the center of a lively, upscale neighborhood and a prime example of an urban green space. Despite the many changes that have overtaken it, Rittenhouse Square remains just as Jane Jacobs described it in 1961: “A beloved, successful, much-used park, one of Philadelphia’s greatest assets”
... and it was recently named one of the top ten public places in North America.
 
Robert Morris Skaler is a forensic architect and historian, He is the author of West Philadelphia University City to 52nd St, Philadelphia’s Broad Street: South and North, and Society Hill and Old City for Arcadia Publishing. The book’s co-author, Thomas H. Keels, is a Philadelphia writer and historian who has authored Chestnut Hill, and Philadelphia Graveyards and Cemeteries for Arcadia and Forgotten Philadelphia.
A book signing by co-author Robert Skaler will follow the lecture.
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Sep
22
Peter Thiel
The Franklin Institute Science Museum, Monday, September 22 at 08:30am
Peter Thiel (added from Random House)
Sep
22
Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
Joseph Fox Bookshop, Monday, September 22 at 08:30am
Peter Thiel
Blake Masters (added from Random House)
Sep
22
Storytime w/Miss Larissa
The Doylestown Bookshop, Monday, September 22 at 10am
Come and join the fun with Miss Larissa every Monday at 10:00 am for our popular children's story time featuring music, books, crafts and more. No sign-ups necesssary.

The recommended age group for this story hour is 2-4 and we do ask that you stay with your children throughtout the story time. Lolly Hopwood & the Let's Play Today Bunch Available now: An Adventurous Day This is Lolly & YoYo's second album. It features 16 songs PLUS a 16 page fit tip booklet so you and your kids can play along at home. It's always a great day to play! Go! Go! Go! This album will be great to get your own kids up and moving or to use in classes or daycare.

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Location: Street: 16 S Main St City: Doylestown, Province: Pennsylvania Postal Code: 18901 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
22
Storytime with Stephanie!
Harleysville Books, Monday, September 22 at 11am
Join us Monday mornings at 11am for a FREE storytime! Miss Stephanie will lead our all new preschooler & parent program where we will share in the fun of songs, fingerplay and, of course, our favorite picture books!

Location: Street: 674 Main Street Additional: Salford Square City: Harleysville, Province: Pennsylvania Postal Code: 19438-1665 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Sep
22
Peter Thiel
Jon M. Huntsman Hall/AUTHORS@WHARTON, Monday, September 22 at 3:30pm
Peter Thiel (added from Random House)
Sep
22
Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
Penn Bookstore (Barnes & Noble), Monday, September 22 at 3:30pm
Peter Thiel
Blake Masters (added from Random House)
Sep
22
Book Discussion Group: The Kitchen House
Mount Laurel Library, Monday, September 22 at 7pm
The Mount Laurel Library Book Club is active and always welcomes new attendees. Come join us for a lively book discussion of The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom. No registration is required.

Categories: Book Club, adult 18+

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Sep
22
Free Library of Philadelphia - Laurence Steinberg - Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence
Joseph Fox Bookshop, Monday, September 22 at 7:30pm
Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence Laurence Steinberg Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Temple University, Laurence Steinberg is one of the world’s leading experts on adolescence. A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science, he is the author of more than 350 articles and essays on growth and development during the teenage years, and the author or editor of 17 books. He has been a featured guest on numerous television programs, including CBS Morning News, Today, Good Morning America, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. In Age of Opportunity, Steinberg mines innovative research to explain how the plasticity of the adolescent brain, rivaling that of years 0 through 3, suggests new strategies for instilling self-control. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a FREE event; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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Sep
23
Babes 'n Books Storytime
William Jeanes Memorial Library, Tuesday, September 23 at 12:15pm
Babies up to about 18 mo. and their caregivers are invited for a half-hour of songs, movement, and books. Bring your library card so you can take some materials home to share with baby and some books to help you in your role as caregiver. Registration is not required for this FREE event sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (added from Eventkeeper)
Sep
23
Family Storytime
William Jeanes Memorial Library, Tuesday, September 23 at 6pm
Planned especially for working families who can't get to the library during the daytime, this storytime is for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Miss Andrea will share lots of music, movement activities, and stories. Today's theme is Teddy Bears. Children are encouraged to bring a teddy bear with them. No sign up is required. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this activity. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Sep
23
Book Club Dinner with Ann Hood!
Harleysville Books, Tuesday, September 23 at 6:30pm
Book Club Dinner with Ann Hood! THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! WE WILL HAVE ANOTHER AUTHOR DINNER IN THE SPRING!

Enjoy a wonderful night of food, wine and book chat with long-time friend of the store, Ann Hood! Ann will join us for dinner and discussion of her newest novel, The Italian Wife. This event will be held at Brazzo's Italian Restaurant a few doors down from the store.

A set ticket price of $49 includes Ann's new hardcover novel, dinner, wine and conversation. This event will sell out.

Please contact the store at 215-256-9311 to reserve your spot. Copies of the book will be available in early September.

Location: Street: 674 Main Street Additional: Salford Square City: Harleysville, Province: Pennsylvania Postal Code: 19438-1665 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
23
Sandra Waugh
Main Point Books, Tuesday, September 23 at 7pm
Sandra Waugh (added from Random House)
Sep
23
Free Library of Philadelphia - Slavoj Zizek - Event: A Philosophical Journey Through A Concept
Joseph Fox Bookshop, Tuesday, September 23 at 7:30pm
Event: A Philosophical Journey Through A Concept Slavoj Zizek “The most dangerous philosopher in the West” (The New Republic), Slovenian Slavoj Zizek is a towering figure in Marxist ideology, psychoanalysis, and social theory. The author of dozens of books and articles and the subject of a score of interviews and documentaries, his best known volumes in English include The Sublime Object of Ideology and First as Tragedy, Then as Farce. “The Elvis of cultural theory” (Chronicle of Higher Education), Zizek adopts a radical style in his newspaper op-eds and academic works, which has earned him an international following and relevancy. His new book asks fundamental questions about what is really happening when an Event occurs, whether Events are interconnected, and if we are really agents of our own fates. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a FREE Event; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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