Special Events

2018-2019 Distinguished Visiting Justice Leader: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 • 6:30 pm
Co-Sponsored by Lankenau Hospital

City Avenue Campus
1101 City Avenue • Wynnewood, PA 19096

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, whose research exposed the Flint water crisis, is a pediatrician, professor, public health advocate, and author of What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City. She will be visiting Friends’ Central on October 30, 2018, to deliver a talk at 6:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. 

Register here.


2018-2019 Distinguished Humanities Lecturer: Daniel Torday
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 • 7:30 pm

Author and Associate Professor and Director of Creating Writing at Bryn Mawr College, Daniel Torday will read from and then discuss his latest book Boomer1: A Novel .  The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Click here for more information


 


2018-2019 Distinguished Visiting Scientist: Rebecca Saxe
Monday, April 15, 2019 • 7:30 pm

Cognitive neuroscientist and professor in the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Dr. Saxe will share her research, known as "Theory of Mind." The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Click here for more information.


 


Past Events and Lectures at FCS

Friends' Central and Children's Book World hosted An Evening with Sarah J. Maas
#1 New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series Sarah J. Maas visited Friends' Central to discuss her new book CatWoman: SoulStealer
August 7, 2018

The 2018 Education Forum for Families with Intellectually Curious Students
April 15, 2018

2017-2018 Distinguished Visiting Scientist: Douglas Emlen
Author and evolutionary biologist
April 11, 2018

Philadelphia Area Independent School Fair
April 10, 2018

An Evening with Chill Moody & Hardwork Movement
February 22, 2018

Friends' Central and Children's Book World hosted author & activist Marley Dias 
February 3, 2018

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