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PBK Delaware Valley Upcoming Events

June 9, 2022 - 7:00 pm

Virtual Book Club - "Crying at H-Mart"

Virtual discussion of "Crying at H Mart", by Philadelphia native Michelle Zauner, an Indie rock star born to an American father and a Korean mother, who wrote an "exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance", finding her place between the American world of her father and the Korean world of her mother, with the metaphor of H-Mart, the Korean American grocery store + variety stores all in one site.  Zauner includes a heartfelt description of coming to a reckoning of her identity when her mother became ill, sharing experiences which resonate widely.  NY Times Best Seller and Best Books of 2021.  Obtain from your favorite bookseller and meet via Zoom on June 9, 2022, at 7:00 pm, for a thoughtful, interactive discussion. No charge event. Click here to register.

June 15,  2022 - 6:00 pm

White Dog Cafe, Haverford - Dinner with PBK DV Friends

Look forward to a nice dinner & conversation with PBK Delaware Valley friends on Wed. June 15th at 6:00 pm.  We will gather at the White Dog Cafe in Haverford, sit in the regular restaurant, and each will order what they wish from the dinner menu.  Since we need to know the number who are actually coming in order to make arrangements with the restaurant, we are asking interested members to register for this event with a deposit of $20 per person, which will be applied to your dinner check at the end of the event. Limit of one guest per member for this event.  Register and pay the deposit online, or download/print the form by clicking on the .pdf symbol on the registration page & mail with your check.  Click here to register and pay deposit.

June 25,  2022 (NEW DATE) - 11:00 am

Antique Ice Tool Museum Tour

Private tour of the Antique Ice Tool Museum in West Chester, PA, housed in a beautifully renovated 1834 stone barn, to learn the fascinating history and see the physical artifacts of the bygone era when the natural ice industry was key to an expanded year-round diet for Americans, supported the dissemination of agricultural products, and when ice was the 2nd largest US export in the 19th century.  Includes large collection of implements & tools, vehicles, home items, etc. Organized by PBK Delaware Valley Young Professional, Caroline Amodeo.  Option for pay-for-your-own group lunch after the tour. Family/friends welcome. No charge event. Click here to register

July 14, 2022 - 7:00 pm

Virtual Movie Club - "Marriage Story"

Virtual discussion of the film, "Marriage Story", directed by prolific Academy Award nominated filmmaker, Noah Baumbach, who is also the director of our March film selection. "Marriage Story" mixes drama and comedy, as a couple played by Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson experiences the unraveling of their marriage, with a young son caught in the middle, and lawyers on each side (Laura Dern, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta) contributing to the complexity. Baumbach's message is that there is no winner in divorce, but he wishes each of them well in the end.  American Film Institute, National Board of Review, and Time Magazine's "10 Best Films of the Year", and various nominations for Academy Awards, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild, with multiple wins for Laura Dern. Rotten Tomato Score 94%. View on Netflix and meet via Zoom on July 14, 2022, at 7:00 pm, for an insightful interactive discussion.  No charge event. Click here to register.

July 16  2022 - 10:30 am

Grounds for Sculpture - Outdoor Walking Tour

Private guided tour of Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ, just east of Trenton, which consists of beautiful gardens with hundreds of outdoor sculptures of all sorts, including representational and abstract creations, both static and wind-moving, as well as surprisingly realistic 3-D reproductions of well-known paintings. Option for pay-for-your-own casual group lunch at the cafe after the tour. Group admission + private tour fee: Adults $26; Seniors $23; Grounds for Sculpture members $8. Click here to register.

July 21, 2022 - 7:00 pm

Mini TED-like Talks - What I Care About

An exciting hour-long virtual event for 3 PBK members to briefly and concisely share their work or projects/activities that they care greatly about, and take Q&A.  Moderated by Alan Mason. Speakers will be Gary Heidt, innovative "educator's educator", on "Curiouser and Curiouser: An inquiry Driven Classroom"; Jill Dennin, current candidate for PA State Senate - District 24, on "Running for Office - What it Takes"; and Rebecca Lowenstein-Harting, educator/advocate for overlooked non-traditional students working to complete their schooling as adults, on "The Invisible Literacy Crisis:  Addressing the Need for Adult Basic Education in Pennsylvania".  Enjoy these engaging and stimulating discussions on timely and interesting topics from PBK colleagues.  No charge event.  Click here to register.

August 11, 2022 - 7:00 pm

Virtual Book Club - "Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America"

Virtual discussion of "Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America", the 2021 Pulitzer Prize winning book by Marcia Chatelain. which takes us on the struggle for racial justice through the lens of the complicated, multi-faceted, and surprising relationships of fast food franchises with communities from Southern California in the 1940's, to Ferguson, MO, in 2014, allowing wealth-building and youth employment, but having other impacts as well. Also winner of the 2020 Hooks National Book Award, the 2021 Hagley Prize, the 2021 Lawrence Levine Award, Smithsonian Scholars Top Books of 2020, and a NY Times Best Books of 2020.  Obtain from your favorite bookseller and meet via Zoom on August 11, 2022, at 7:00 pm, for a thoughtful, interactive discussion. No charge event. Click here to register.

September 8, 2022 - 7:00 pm

Virtual Movie Club - "Leave No Trace"

Virtual discussion of the film, "Leave No Trace", by writer-director Debra Granik. Vet with PTSD from middle east war and teen daughter living off the land in a national park in Oregon get pulled into society by the law and well-meaning social workers, then try to flee.  The daughter, who has been handling much of the logistics of their unconventional existence, grows through seeing what opportunities exist in the wider world and decides that she needs to make a life separate from her father's limitations.  Rotten Tomatoes score 100%. NY Times Critics Pick & 25 other critics' Top 10 lists for 2018. View on Netflix and meet via Zoom on Sept. 8, 2022, at 7:00 pm, for an insightful interactive discussion.  No charge event. Click here to register.

October 6, 2022 - 7:00 pm

Mini TED-like Talks - What I Care About

An exciting hour-long virtual event for 3 PBK members to briefly and concisely share their work or projects/activities that they care greatly about, and take Q&A.  Moderated by Alan Mason. Speakers TBA..  Enjoy these engaging and stimulating discussions on timely and interesting topics from PBK colleagues.  No charge event.  Registration link pending.

October 13, 2022 - 7:00 pm

Virtual Book Club - "The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race"

Virtual discussion of "The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race", by author, journalist, and professor, Walter Issacson, a Rhodes Scholar who is now an elected member of the Royal Society of Arts, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. The book explores the competitive development of the science of gene editing, the competing research leaders in the field, focusing on Doudna, who won the Nobel Prize for this work, as well as the moral choices engendered by the availability of gene editing and the uncertain consequences.  Ranked #1 on the NY Times Best Seller list, and Kirkus Reviews "starred review".  Obtain from your favorite bookseller and meet via Zoom on October 13, 2022, at 7:00 pm, for a thoughtful, interactive discussion. No charge event.  Click here to register.

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