Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Free Library Of Philadelphia: Upcoming Events

Check out these great events upcoming at the Free Library of Philadelphia;

Leading Voices: Conversations from the C-Suite

Join us as we kick off Leading Voices: Conversations from the C-Suite, a new morning lecture program featuring the brightest minds in business, sponsored by Brandywine Realty Trust. 
Tickets include a copy of the featured book as well as a continental breakfast in the lobby of Parkway Central sponsored by the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia. Breakfast is available at 7:30 AM.
Erik Prince | Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror
Friday, November 22, 2013 at 8:00 AM
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David Stockman | The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 8:00 AM
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Debora Spar | Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection
Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 8:00 AM
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Pat Conroy | The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 7:30 PM; 
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Conroy_Pat"A magician of the page" (New York Times), Pat Conroy weaves inspiration from life in his beloved low country with richly drawn characters who alternately rail against and romanticize the American South. His nine books includeThe Great Santini, which explored Conroy's ambivalent love for his abusive father; The Lords of DisciplineBeach Music; and The Prince of Tides, which was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film. Inducted into both the Georgia and South Carolina Halls of Fame, Conroy received a humanitarian award from the National Education Association for exposing the racism and appalling conditions in a tiny island school in his memoir, The Water is Wide. In his new book, Conroy recounts the tender final days of a man who finally achieved peace with his children.
Archer Mayor | Three Can Keep A Secret
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 7:30 PM; FREE
No tickets or reservations required. For more info: 215-567-4341
Mayor_ArcherThe Chicago Tribune has called Archer Mayor's Vermont based series of detective novels "the best police procedurals written in America." Mayor has 25 years experience as a volunteer firefighter and is death investigator for Vermont's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Three Can Keep a Secret is the 24th novel in his Joe Gunther detective series.
Katrina van Grouw | The Unfeathered Bird
Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 7:30 PM; FREE
No tickets or reservations required. For more info: 215-567-4341
With more than 300 detailed drawings representing 200 species, Katrina van Grouw's The Unfeathered Bird bridges art, science, and history in showing birds artistically arranged and engaged in behavior typical of the species--from a fish's-eye view of a swimming loon skeleton to an un-feathered sparrowhawk plucking its prey. Artist Katrina van Grouw graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1992 where she gained an M.A. in Natural History Illustration for an illustrated thesis on bird anatomy for artists. A former curator in the bird skin collections at London's Natural History Museum, van Grouw is also a qualified bird bander and has traveled on bird banding expeditions in Africa and South America. Read the glowing review in the the New York Times andview some of the extraordinary artwork in advance of the presentation.

Amy Tan | The Valley of Amazement
Friday, November 8, 2013 at 7:30 PM; 
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With a "wonderful eye for what is telling, a fine ear for dialogue, a deep empathy for her subject matter and a guilelessly straightforward way of writing" (New York Times), Amy Tan is the author of the beloved novels The Joy Luck Club, a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award;The Kitchen God's Wife; and The Hundred Secret Senses. She also co-wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of The Joy Luck Club. Spanning 50 years and two continents, her sweeping new novel plots the lives of three generations of women connected by family secrets, past traumas, and the mystery of a painting known as "The Valle

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