Wednesday, February 22, 2017

You Won't Believe This Great Spring Lineup . . .

Free Library Author Events

Introducing 20th & Vine!  
We are happy to announce the debut of 20th & Vine, a behind-the-scenes interview series featuring short backstage conversations with authors from our lineup, created as an answer to those wondering what an author is "really like." First up: Find out what makes George Saunders blush! Please subscribe, we'll be adding new videos throughout the season!   

Just Confirmed!
Anthony Doerr |
 All the Light We Cannot See*   

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 12:00 PM 

The Pulitzer Prize-winning book about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France has spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list. *Ticket includes book. 

Elizabeth LaBan and Melissa De Pino | Pretty Little World  
Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7:30 PM 

FREE | No tickets or reservations required
A story about three families who tear down the walls between their Philadelphia row homes and are forced to reimagine their relationship. In conversation with John Timpane 

Christina Baker Kline | A Piece of the World 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7:30 PM 

FREE | No tickets or reservations required
The Orphan Train author presents a portrait of the mysterious woman featured in Andrew Wyeth's iconic painting Christina's World

Judy Collins | Cravings: How I Conquered Food  Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7:30 PM 
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Beloved singer-songwriter "Judy Blue Eyes" tells the story of her charged history with food. In conversation with Laura Kovacs.  

Yiyun Li | Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life   
Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:30 PM 
FREE | No tickets or reservations required

MacArthur Fellow and PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author of A Thousand Years of Good Prayers weaves her identities with treasured literary influences
Free Library Author Events
Andy Kahan, Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Director, Author Events
Laura Kovacs, Associate Producer & Director
Jason Freeman, Production Associate

phone: 215-567-4341
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Author Events are held in the Montgomery Auditorium at the Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street, unless noted. Events generally consist of a talk by the author and a Q & A period with the audience followed by a book signing. Books are sold on-site. Seating begins 45 minutes prior to event start times. No tickets or reservations are required for Free Author Events.

Live American Sign Language translation of Author Events is provided upon request. Please call the Author Events Office at least two weeks in advance to request this service.

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