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Upcoming Events

april

15apr7:00 pm8:00 pmFireside Chat: Steady Sellers and the Problem of Inequality in 19th Century America

20apr7:00 pm8:00 pmHistorical Happy Hour: Literature, Libations & Louisa May Alcott

22apr7:00 pm8:00 pmFireside Chat: Reimagining Ben Franklin

27apr5:30 pm7:00 pmPhiladelphia at the Table: Misadventures in Culinary Sleuthing

28apr5:30 pm6:30 pmLive from the Studio with Andrea Krupp: Coal as a Creative Catalyst

29apr7:00 pm8:00 pmFireside Chat: Past and Prologue: Politics and Memory in the American Revolution (Book Talk)

may

06may7:00 pm8:00 pmFireside Chat: American Slavery and Russian Serfdom in the Post-Emancipation Imagination (Book Talk)

12may5:00 pm7:00 pmAnnual Shareholders Meeting, followed by Seeing Coal in Historical Documents: A Deeper Look

13may7:00 pm8:00 pmFireside Chat: The Strange Genius of Mr. O: The World of the United States’ First Forgotten Celebrity (Book Talk)

18may5:30 pm7:00 pmIn Pursuit of Knowledge: Black Women and Educational Activism in Antebellum America (Book Talk)

20may7:00 pm8:00 pmFireside Chat: Cry of Murder on Broadway: Woman’s Ruin and Revenge in Old New York (Book Talk)

25may7:00 pm8:00 pmRaising Glasses to Broken Glass with Ann Hampton Brewster & Charlotte Cushman

27may7:00 pm8:00 pmFireside Chat: Liberty and Insanity in the Age of the American Revolution (Book Talk)

june

02jun7:00 pm8:00 pmThe History of Black Lawyers in Philadelphia with Deputy City Solicitor and Scholar Raina Yancey

10jun7:00 pm8:00 pmFireside Chat: Occupied America: British Military Rule and the Everyday Experience of Revolution (Book Talk)

15jun7:00 pm8:00 pmTipples & Truth

17jun5:30 pm7:00 pmJuneteenth: They Were Her Property

24jun7:00 pm8:00 pmFireside Chat: Merchants of Medicines: The Commerce and Coercion of Health in Britain's Long Eighteenth Century (Book Talk)

july

15jul7:00 pm8:00 pmFireside Chat: Beyond the Boundaries of Childhood: African American Children in the Antebellum North (Book Talk)

20jul7:00 pm8:00 pmPetticoats, Patriots & Punch

22jul7:00 pm8:00 pmFireside Chat: Biddle, Jackson, and a Nation in Turmoil (Book Talk)

27jul5:30 pm6:30 pmWeather or Not: How Early Americans Recorded Their Climate in Almanacs

29jul7:00 pm8:00 pmFireside Chat: Liberty Displaying the Arts and Sciences: Abolition and Empire in the Post-Revolution Atlantic World

august

10aug5:30 pm6:30 pmDirector’s Hour with Dr. Michael Barsanti: The Gift of a Legacy, James and Phoebe Rush

12aug7:00 pm8:00 pmFireside Chat: Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America (Book Talk)

september

09sep7:00 pm8:00 pmFireside Chat: Bank Notes and Shinplasters: The Rage for Paper Money in the Early Republic (Book Talk)

16sep7:00 pm8:00 pmFireside Chat: American Freethinker: Elihu Palmer and the Struggle for Religious Freedom in the New Nation (Book Talk)

23sep7:00 pm8:00 pmFireside Chat: The First Reconstruction: Black Politics in America, From the Revolution to the Civil War (Book Talk)

30sep7:00 pm8:00 pmFireside Chat: To Her Credit: Women, Finance, and the Law in Eighteenth-Century New England Cities (Book Talk)

october

No Events

2021 Holiday Closings

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  – Monday, Jan 18, 2021
President’s Day – Monday, Feb 15, 2021
Memorial Day – Monday, May 31, 2021
Independence Day – Monday, July 5, 2021
Labor Day – Monday, September 6, 2021
Thanksgiving-  Thursday & Friday – November 25 & 26, 2021
Holiday Closing –  Friday, Dec 24, 2021 – Friday, Dec 31, 2021

For more information on these events please call 215-546-3181 or email Dayjah Brock, dbrock@librarycompany.org.