Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Lots To Talk About -- And Entertaining, Too!

The following Philadelphia Free Library 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.

Janet Benton | Lilli de Jong     
Monday, June 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM  
FREE | No tickets or reservations required
A young Quaker gives birth in an institution for unwed mothers in 1883 Philadelphia in this debut novel from the notable writing instructor and founder of The Word Studio. In conversation with Sam Katz, civic entrepreneur and executive producer of History Making Productions.
Sam Calagione with Patrick E. McGovern |Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-created    
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 7:30 PM  
FREE | No tickets or reservations required
Sam Calagione is a beer expert and founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Patrick McGovern is the scientific director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Project at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology. In Ancient Brews, Calagione and McGovern blend science and archeology to discover brews of yore.Watch live in the auditorium and/or join the Ravens for a beer garden on the roof from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., where you can enjoy the simulcast of the event in the Skyline Room at 7:30 p.m.
Photo Op with Kevin Hart | I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons    
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 5:00 PM | 
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PHILLY, WE HEARD YOU. We've reconfigured the event as a Photo Op (with a pre-signed book) and it has moved to the library. Anyone who bought tickets to the event at Temple will receive a full refund. The comedian, actor, Forbes magazine's "king of comedy," and CEO of Hartbeat Productions describes the hard work and determination that led to his success. Please check the website for event details.
Yaa Gyasi | Homegoing
with Kei Miller | 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 7:30 PM  
FREE | No tickets or reservations required
Yaa Gyasi's New York Times bestselling breakout debut novel follows two half-sisters on opposite sides of the 18th-century Ghanaian slave trade and their descendants.

Kei Miller is acclaimed for portraying the cultural and socio-political issues of his native Jamaica. Set in the Jamaican backlands, Augustown tells the story of a woman's struggle to overcome the weight of history, race, and violence.

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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