One Book, One Philadelphia Kickoff Event Featuring Charles Frazier, Jennifer Higdon, and Performances from Opera Philadelphia and the Curtis Institute of Music
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 7:30PM; FREE
No tickets or reservations required. For more info: 215-567-4341
Charles Frazier, the 2016 One Book, One Philadelphia featured author, and Jennifer Higdon, composer of the opera Cold Mountain, will discuss the intersection of literature and music with Jennifer Lynn of WHYY. The evening will conclude with an excerpt from Opera Philadelphia's Cold Mountain, as well as an original musical work inspired by the novel Cold Mountain, composed by Rene Orth of the Curtis Institute of Music and performed by Curtis violinist Abigail Fayette. A book signing by Charles Frazier will follow the event.
LEADING VOICES: Adam Grant | Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World
The youngest tenured and most highly rated professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, Adam Grant is a sought-after expert on work success, motivation, and giving and helping behaviors for a range of clients that includes Google, Goldman Sachs, Pixar, the United Nations, the NFL, and the U.S. Army. He is a contributing op-ed writer for the New York Times and the author of the bestselling and widely translated Give and Take. His research has been highlighted in acclaimed and bestselling books by the likes of Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Pink, and Nicolas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Originals studies stories of success from the trailblazers who shape the realms of business, sports, politics, and entertainment. A copy of the book is included with the ticket price. Please join us for a complimentary breakfast at 7:30 AM.
The host of the NPR radio program The Diane Rehm Show for more than 35 years, Diane Rehm offers a levelheaded take on current events that is a daily must-listen for millions of people nationally and internationally. In addition to covering topics ranging from landscape architecture to media in the Middle East to Joyce's Ulysses, the venerable host has interviewed some of the most prominent politicos, entertainers, and artists of our time. Rehm has earned a multitude of accolades for her work, including a National Humanities Medal and a Peabody Award. Her new memoir tells the story of the drawn-out death of her husband of 54 years, as well as her fight to build a new life without him.
Young Professionals Book Club and Film Screening with the Raven Society and VIVACE
Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 6:00PM; Skyline Room
Take part in an interactive discussion of the book Cold Mountain and watch clips from the film along with members of the Raven Society, the Free Library's young professional group of supporters who share a passion for literacy; as well as VIVACE, Opera Philadelphia's community of young professionals. Beer, wine, and light refreshments will be served. RSVP recommended. To learn more, visit www.freelibrary.org/onebook.
Free Library Author Events are held at the Parkway Central
Library on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
Andy Kahan, Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Director, Author Events