Special Events

Winged Wonders Monarch Butterfly Program
Sunday, September 22, 2019 • 10-11:30 am
Friends' Central Lower School • 228 Old Gulph Road, Wynnewood, PA 19096
Free science program for Children ages 2 1/2 to 6 and their families

Register here

Past Events and Lectures at FCS

2018-2019 Distinguished Visiting Scientist: Rebecca Saxe
Cognitive neuroscientist and professor in the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Dr. Saxe will share her research. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
April 15, 2019

Kwame Alexander and Friends - The Versify Tour
Friends' Central and Children's Book World hosted Kwame Alexander - poet, educator, New York Times bestselling author of 21 books, and recipient of the 2015 Newbery Medal - and authors/illustrators from his new publishing imprint, Versify. Kwame and his authors and illustrators presented a performance unlike any other! 
April 5, 2019

2018-2019 Distinguished Visiting Humanities Lecturer: Daniel Torday
Author and Associate Professor and Director of Creative Writing at Bryn Mawr College, Daniel Torday spoke about his latest book Boomer1: A Novel . 
March 13, 2019

Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg: Raising Children & Adolescents Who are Prepared to Thrive in a Challenging World
Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, professor of pediatric medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, shared his research on fostering resilience in young people, translating the best of what is known from research and practice into practical approaches for parents.
January 17, 2019

A Night Out in the Classroom 2018
With classes ranging from Microscopy and Yoga to Shakespeare and Gender, A Night Out  gave the FCS community a chance to travel back in time and be a Friends' Central student for an evening. The evening began with a keynote by Head of School Craig N. Sellers, followed by a unique 45-minute class taught by an outstanding FCS teacher. 
November 19, 2018

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

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