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Joseph Fox Bookshop

1724 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

United States

(215) 563-4184; mfoxfoxbookshop.com

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Sep
10
Free Library of Philadelphia - Maureen Corrigan - So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures (Wednesday, September 10 at 7:30pm)
So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures Maureen Corrigan “Immensely likable, eclectic, and dynamic” (Booklist), Maureen Corrigan brings intellectual rigor and an infectious enthusiasm to her literary reviews on NPR’s Fresh Air and the “Book World” section of The Washington Post. She is also the author of 2005’s Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading, a literary memoir about the books and authors that have shaped her life. Corrigan’s reviews have appeared in dozens of publications, including the New York Times, The Nation, and The Boston Globe. She also is currently the Critic-in-Residence at Georgetown University. So We Read On encourages readers to rediscover the greatness of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s enduring masterpiece, The Great Gatsby. Tickets on sale August 22 at 10:00 AM! Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a TICKETED event; $15 General Admission, $7 Students. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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Sep
11
Free Library of Philadelphia - David Lynch - The Unified Field (Thursday, September 11 at 12pm)
The Unified Field David Lynch In conversation with PAFA Senior Curator and curator of the exhibition, Robert Cozzolino. Internationally acclaimed as the director of films such as Eraserhead (1977), The Elephant Man (1980), Blue Velvet (1986), Wild at Heart (1990), Mulholland Drive (2001), and Inland Empire (2006), as well as the groundbreaking TV series, Twin Peaks (1990), David Lynch has also continued to work as a visual artist throughout his much-admired career. The Unified Field, an exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where Lynch studied, features approximately 90 paintings, drawings, and prints from 1965 to the present—many of which have rarely been seen in public—as well as a section exploring his early work and its origins in Philadelphia. David Lynch will sign copies of the exhibition catalog of The Unified Field--while supplies last. No other books, pictures, posters, DVDs or memorabilia will be signed. Tickets on sale August 22 at 10:00 AM! Limit 2 tickets per person Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a TICKETED event; $15 General Admission, $7 Students. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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Sep
11
Free Library of Philadelphia - Ken Burns and Geoffrey C. Ward - The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (Thursday, September 11 at 7:30pm)
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Ken Burns and Geoffrey C. Ward “Not only the greatest documentarian of the day, but also the most influential filmmaker period” (The Baltimore Sun), Ken Burns has opened the doors of American history for millions of people. With an intimately personal yet grand style of storytelling, his films have resurrected the people and events both mythologized and lost to history. His documentaries include Baseball, Jazz, The Dustbowl, Brooklyn Bridge, and the landmark series The Civil War. His films have won 12 Emmy Awards and have twice been nominated for Oscars. A seven-part program that follows Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt for more than a century, Burns’s new series airs on PBS this fall. Geoffrey C. Ward, Burns’ longtime collaborator, is the principal writer of The Civil War, Jazz, Baseball, and 13 other of the director’s PBS documentaries. For his work he has won seven Emmy Awards. Ward is also author of A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, winner of the 1989 National Book Critics Circle Award for biography, as well as more than a dozen other books whose themes range from East Indian culture to Mark Twain. Tickets on sale August 22 at 10:00 AM! Limit 2 tickets per person Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a TICKETED event; $15 General Admission, $7 Students. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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Sep
16
Free Library of Philadelphia - Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz - Dr. Mutter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine (Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30pm)
Dr. Mutter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz Granted unprecedented access to Philadelphia’s famous museum of medical oddities, specimens, and antique medical equipment, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz has penned an in-depth and revelatory biography of its eccentric and brilliant founder, Thomas Dent Mütter. Once described as the “P.T. Barnum of the surgery room,” the flamboyant and forward-thinking Mütter helped established Philadelphia as the epicenter for global medical innovation. A museum exhibit based on the book will open on the same day as the book’s release. Aptowicz is also the author of six books of poetry, as well as another book of nonfiction, Words in Your Face: Twenty Years of the New York City Poetry Slam. 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
18
Free Library of Philadelphia - Tavis Smiley - Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year (Thursday, September 18 at 7:30pm)
Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year Tavis Smiley One of Time magazine’s most influential people, human rights advocate and broadcaster Tavis Smiley has been an “engaging and compelling” voice in the American discourse for over two decades. He has hosted long-running and acclaimed programs on BET, NPR, and PBS. He currently hosts Tavis Talks on BlogTalkRadio. Smiley is the author of 16 books, including Fail Up, The Covenant with Black America, and The Rich and the Rest of Us, which he coauthored with Cornel West. Death of a King is a revealing chronicle of the year leading up to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination. Tickets on sale August 22 at 10:00 AM! Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a TICKETED event; $15 General Admission, $7 Students. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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Sep
19
Free Library of Philadelphia - David Mitchell - The Bone Clocks (Friday, September 19 at 7:30pm)
The bone clocks David Mitchell Called simply “a genius” in the New York Times Book Review and named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People, David Mitchell was twice shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for his novels Number9Dream and Cloud Atlas. His other works include Black Swan Green, Ghostwritten, and the historical novel The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet –“a formidable marvel” (The New Yorker). Acclaimed for its adept braiding of six narratives that each evoked a different fiction genre, the ambitious Cloud Atlass new novel continues in this kaleidoscopic style, interweaving several points of view in a tale of disappearance, mysticism, and grace. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) Tickets on sale August 22 at 10:00 AM! This is a TICKETED event; $15 General Admission, $7 Students. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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Sep
20
Free Library of Philadelphia - Ray Didinger - The New Eagles Encyclopedia (Saturday, September 20 at 7:30pm)
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

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Sep
22
Peter Thiel, Blake Masters (Monday, September 22 at 08:30am)
Peter Thiel
Blake Masters (added from Random House)
Sep
22
Free Library of Philadelphia - Laurence Steinberg - Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence (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
Free Library of Philadelphia - Slavoj Zizek - Event: A Philosophical Journey Through A Concept (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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Sep
25
Free Library of Philadelphia - Jeff VanderMeer - Southern Reach Trilogy (Thursday, September 25 at 7:30pm)
Southern Reach Trilogy: Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance Jeff VanderMeer Jeff VanderMeer is the author of the Southern Reach Trilogy, a “compelling, elegant and existential” (Los Angeles Times) chronicle of a forgotten, foreboding wilderness area called Area X and the mysterious government agency tasked with investigating it. Think Jurassic Park meets Lost. The multiple World Fantasy Award-winning VanderMeer has written a score of other popular novels, works of nonfiction, and story collections. He is also a widely respected editor, publisher, and teacher of science fiction and fantasy writing. The Academy of Natural Sciences will be at the event with a live owl and rabbit so you can learn more about the creatures that inhabit The Southern Reach's enigmatic Area X. 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
29
Free Library of Philadelphia - Henry Kissinger - World Order (Monday, September 29 at 7:30pm)
World Order Henry Kissinger “No one can lay claim to so much influence on the shaping of foreign policy over the past 50 years as Henry Kissinger” (The Financial Times). A vital presence in international and national politics since the 1950s and named one of Foreign Policy Magazine’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers,” Kissinger served as Secretary of State under Presidents Nixon and Ford and as National Security Advisor for six years. A key negotiator for the withdrawal of American forces from Vietnam, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973. Countless other honors include the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Medal of Liberty. His new book is a shrewd analysis of the challenges of building international order in a world of differing perspectives, violent conflict, burgeoning technology, and ideological extremism. Tickets on sale August 22 at 10:00 AM! Limit 2 tickets per person Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a TICKETED event; $15 General Admission, $7 Students. Book with ticket, $36. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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Sep
30
Free Library of Philadelphia - Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn - A Path Appears: Enriching the Lives of Others – and Ourselves (Tuesday, September 30 at 12pm)
A Path Appears: Enriching the Lives of Others – and Ourselves Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn The first married couple to win the Pulitzer Prize, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn are acclaimed for their reporting about international social injustices, women’s issues, and Asia’s economic ascendance. In 2009 they received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Kristof has written for the New York Times since 2001, during which time he received an additional Pulitzer for his columns about the genocide in Darfur. Also an accomplished and lauded print journalist, WuDunn now works as an executive at several of America’s top investment banking firms. The co-authors of two previous bestsellers, Kristof and WuDunn’s new book is an ambitiously profound look at people who are making the world a better place and the ways in which we can support their efforts. Mr. Kristof will speak. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a TICKETED event; $15 General Admission, $7 Students. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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Sep
30
Free Library of Philadelphia - Charles Blow - Fire Shut Up in My Bones (Tuesday, September 30 at 7:30pm)
Fire shut up in my bones Charles Blow New York Times columnist Charles Blow is renowned for his visual arguments that feature charts and essays as a unique form of opinion journalism. He is also a regular commentator on CNN, MSNBC, and the BBC, among other networks. The Root magazine recently named him the 11th most influential African American in the world. A departure from his usual style and subject matter, Fire shut up in my bones is a memoir of Blow’s difficult childhood in a small Louisiana town. Though he eventually escaped his hometown, he found it more difficult to escape the deeper legacy of slavery, family demons, and violence. 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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Oct
1
Free Library of Philadelphia - Steven Pinker - A Sense of Style: A Writing Guide for the 21st Century (Wednesday, October 1 at 7:30pm)
A Sense of Style: A Writing Guide for the 21st Century Steven Pinker “Sweeping, erudite, sharply argued, and fun to read” (Time), cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker has charted the way humans form thoughts and engage the world through a wide array of scientific research, scholarly writing, popular books, and magazine articles. These bestsellers include The Better Angels of our Nature, The Language Instinct, and Pulitzer Prize finalists The Blank Slate and How the Mind Works. In 2010 and 2011 he was named to Foreign Policy magazine’s list of top global thinkers. Pinker’s new book explores the ways in which the English language is being corrupted by texting and social media in order to propose practical guidelines for crafting useful, elegant prose. Tickets on sale August 22 at 10:00 AM! Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a TICKETED event; $15 General Admission, $7 Students. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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Oct
2
Darryl Pinckney (Thursday, October 2 at 00am)
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Oct
2
Free Library of Philadelphia - Darryl Pinckney | Blackballed: The Black Vote and Democracy with Clarence Page | Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984–2014: Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change (Thursday, October 2 at 7:30pm)
Blackballed: The Black Vote and Democracy Darryl Pinckney In “perfect tones and full of timbre” (Kirkus Reviews), novelist, playwright, and essayist Darryl Pinckney explores issues of racial, sexual, and cultural identity in contemporary America. His semi-autobiographical novel High Cotton tells an irreverent and ironic story of growing up black and upper-middle-class in the 1960s. The author of two collections of essays about African-American literature, he is also a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, Slate, and The Nation, among other publications. In Blackball—a fusion of memoir, historical study, and social analysis—Pinckney examines 150 years of black participation in the U.S. electoral process. Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984–2014: Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change Clarence Page Syndicated columnist and member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board, Clarence Page is a fixture in more than 150 newspapers. Since joining the Tribune in 1969, he has tackled many of the most pressing and complicated issues of our time. Among his journalistic accolades are the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Black Journalists. Page is also a frequent contributor to The McLaughlin Group, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and the Chris Matthews Show. Culture Warrior is an archive of his most insightful and influential essays. 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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Oct
6
Free Library of Philadelphia - Sam Harris - Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion (Monday, October 6 at 7:30pm)
Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion Sam Harris The cofounder and CEO of Project Reason, a nonprofit dedicated to spreading secularism and scientific knowledge, Sam Harris is a popular skeptic, religious critic, and proponent of the “New Atheism.” His bestselling debut The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His other books include Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, and Free Will. His articles have appeared in Newsweek, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times, among many other publications. In Waking Up, neuroscientist, philosopher, and author Harris mines hard truths from history’s greatest saints and prophets for those who desire spirituality without religion. 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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Oct
7
Free Library of Philadelphia - Francis Fukuyama - Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy (Tuesday, October 7 at 7:30pm)
Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy Francis Fukuyama “One of the leading public intellectuals of our time,” (The New York Times Book Review), Francis Fukuyama is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. A former senior staff member of the RAND Corporation, he has served as deputy director in the State Department’s policy planning staff, and captured international attention with his bestselling book The End of History and the Last Man. His new book is the second volume of his bestselling landmark work on the history of the modern state, following the story from the French Revolution to the Arab Spring and contemporary American politics. Tickets on sale August 22 at 10:00 AM! Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a TICKETED event; $15 General Admission, $7 Students. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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Oct
9
Free Library of Phialdelphia - Mark Bittman - How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food (Thursday, October 9 at 7:30pm)
How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food Mark Bittman Mark Bittman is one of America’s most critically praised and popular food writers. He penned the “Minimalist” column for The New York Times for 13 years and is the author of the ubiquitous How to Cook Everything series, called “the new, hip Joy of Cooking” (Washington Post). Some of his other work includes Cooking at Home with a Four-Star Chef, Vegan before 6 P.M., and the Public Television series Bittman Takes on America’s Chefs. He has won two James Beard Awards and the Julia Child general cookbook award. Bittman’s newest book features more than 2,000 from-scratch recipes that can be prepared quickly and easily. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a TICKETED event; $15 General Admission, $7 Students. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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Oct
10
Free Library of Philadelphia - Leon Panetta - Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace (Friday, October 10 at 7:30pm)
Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace Leon Panetta Referred to by President Obama as “a reminder of what public service ought to be,” Leon Panetta has devoted over 40 years to American politics and governance. Secretary of Defense from 2011 to 2013, he previously headed the CIA, was President Clinton’s chief of staff, and was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 16 years. The founder of the Panetta Institute for Public Policy, he also served as a professor at his alma mater, Santa Clara University. In Worthy Fights, Panetta tells the story of his extraordinary life and career. Limit 2 tickets per person Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a TICKETED event; $15 General Admission, $7 Students. Book with ticket, $36. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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Oct
14
Free Library of Philadelphia - Jane Smiley and Colm Tóibín (Tuesday, October 14 at 7:30pm)
Some luck Jane Smiley Pulitzer Prize-winner Jane Smiley is the author of more than a dozen “smart, irreverent, and wickedly tender” (The Boston Globe) novels, including Ten Days in the Hills, Moo, and A Thousand Acres. She is also the author of a short story collection, five books of nonfiction, and five young adult novels. Smiley’s new novel follows the fortunes of an Iowa farm family over three transformative decades. Nora Webster Colm Tóibín Colm Tóibín is the ”heartfelt, powerful” (Wall Street Journal) author of an impressive list of novels, short stories, essays, plays, poetry, and criticism. His work depicts themes of Irish society, living abroad, and homosexual identity. His novels The Master (2004) and The Testament of Mary (2013) were shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. In 2011 Toibin received an Irish PEN Award. His new novel is a character study of a young Irish widow struggling to support her children. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a TICKETED event; $15 General Admission, $7 Students. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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Oct
15
Free Library of Philadelphia - John Lahr - Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh (Wednesday, October 15 at 7:30pm)
Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh John Lahr John Lahr, “the most intelligent and insightful writer on theatre today” (New York Times), has been the senior drama critic The New Yorker magazine since 1992. He is also the author of two novels, two plays, six collections of criticism, and eight biographies of entertainers. One of these biographies, Notes on a Cowardly Lion, is about the author’s father, The Wizard of Oz actor Bert Lahr. Lahr won a Tony Award for his part in writing a one-woman show for Elaine Stritch. Synthesizing theatrical criticism with biography, Lahr’s new biography of Tennessee Williams explores the famous playwright’s tempestuous life and the birth of his famous plays. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a TICKETED event; $15 General Admission, $7 Students. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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Oct
16
Free Library of Philadelphia - Bill T. Jones - Story/Time: The Life of an Idea (Thursday, October 16 at 7:30pm)
Story/Time: The Life of an Idea Bill T. Jones “A dancer of extraordinary grace and beauty” (The Guardian), Bill T. Jones is also one of America’s most celebrated choreographers and artistic directors. The creator of more than 100 works for his own dance studio, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, the prolific Jones has also directed and performed with many of the world’s leading arts organizations, including the Berlin Opera Ballet and the Alvin Alley American Dance Theater. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Award, a Kennedy Center Honor, and multiple fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. In Story/Time, Jones reflects on his life and art through the creation of a dance work inspired by modernist composer John Cage. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a TICKETED event; $15 General Admission, $7 Students. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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Oct
17
Free Library of Philadelphia - Cornel West - Black Prophetic Fire (Friday, October 17 at 12pm)
Black Prophetic Fire Cornel West Prominent and provocative educator and philosopher Dr. Cornel West is the author of the contemporary classic Race Matters, which changed the course of America’s dialogue on race, justice, and democracy and received the American Book Award. His other books include the New York Times bestseller Democracy Matters and Hope on a Tightrope: Words and Wisdom. A professor at Union Theological Seminary, he has also taught at Yale, Harvard, and Princeton. In his new book, West looks at 19th- and 20th-century African American leaders and their visionary legacies, examining the impact of these men and women on their own eras and across the decades. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a TICKETED event; $15 General Admission, $7 Students. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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