Special Events

Dr. James Peterson
2017-2018 Distinguished Visiting Humanities Lecturer
February 8, 2018 • 7:30 pm

Douglas Emlen
2017-2018 Distinguished Visiting Scientist
April 11, 2018 • 7:30 pm

Past Events and Lectures

Friends' Central and Children's Book World Hosted Author Kate DiCamillo
Newbery Award-winning author of Flora & Ulysses and The Tale of Despereaux

October 15, 2017

Screenagers Movie Screening and Parent Program
October 5, 2017

An Afternoon with Sarah J. Maas
#1 New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series
September 16, 2017

2016-2017 Distinguished Humanities Lecturer: Elizabeth Milroy
Art Historian and Author
"Inventing Public Parks: Frederick Law Olmsted & Philadelphia's Green Places"
January 11, 2017

2016-2017 Distinguished Visiting Scientist: Janna Levin
Artist and Author
April 5, 2017


Friends' Central and Children's Book World hosted
Chris Colfer, Golden Globe-winning actor & author
July 13, 2017

Appreciative Inquiry Summit
April 20, 2016

90-Second Newbery Film Festival
Hosted by Author James Kennedy

April 26, 2016

2015-2016 Distinguished Visiting Scientist: David Reich
April 13, 2016

2015-2016 Distinguished Visiting Humanities Lecturer: Asali Solomon
March 17, 2016

Laugh More, Yell Less: Finding Your Parenting Super-Power!
A talk with Dr. Robert Zeitlin

March 10, 2016