Special Events

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

Past Events and Lectures

An Evening with Chill Moody & Hardwork Movement
A conversation with hip hop artists and poets Chill Moody, Sterling Duns (Dwight Dunston '06, FCS Coordinator of Equity & Justice Education), and the members of Hardwork Movement, followed by a performance by Hardwork Movement and Hip Hop Fundamentals and a Q&A session with the performers.
February 22, 2018

Friends' Central and Children's Book World Hosted Author Marley Dias
When she was just 11 years old, Marley launched a campaign called #1000BlackGirlBooks. A voracious reader, her goal was to collect and donate 1,000 books that feature black girls as the main character. Dias came to FCS to speak about her book Marley Dias Gets It Done – And So Can You, where she shows kids how to make positive changes in their communities.

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