Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Provocative, Informative, Engaging: Check It Out!

Free Library Author Events

Steven Johnson | Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World  
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 7:30 PM
FREE | No tickets or reservations required

"A swashbuckling argument for the centrality of recreation to all of human history" (New York Times) from the author of Where Good Ideas Come From

Melissa Fleming | A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival 
Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 7:30 PM 

FREE | No tickets or reservations required
The Head of Communications and Chief Spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees follows the harrowing journey of a young Syrian refugee and her family.
Also of Interest

One Book, One Philadelphia Kickoff Event
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:30 PM 

FREE | No tickets or reservations required 
The 15th anniversary celebration will include a discussion with authors Lorene Cary, Carlos Eire, Christina Baker Kline, Steve Lopez, and James McBride. 
Free Library Author Events
Andy Kahan, Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Director, Author Events
Laura Kovacs, Associate Producer & Director
Jason Freeman, Production Associate

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General Information
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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