PBK Delaware Valley Upcoming Events

December 3, 2020 - 7:00 pm.

Virtual Book Club - "The Dutch House", by Ann Patchett

 

Virtual discussion of the novel, "The Dutch House", written by Ann Patchett (Goodreads score = 4.17).  The novel explores a 5-decade family saga of a brother & sister who cannot overcome their past, related to a mansion in the Philadelphia area, as told by the brother.  A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Literature; NY Times bestseller; NY Times Notable Book; named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR and Washington Post.  Obtain from your favorite bookseller or library, and click here to register to meet via Zoom on December 3, 2020, at 7:00 PM, for a thoughtful, interactive discussion.  No charge event.

January 28, 2021 - 7:00 pm.

Phi Beta Kappa Young Professionals virtual casual Happy Hour, followed by optional Game Night event.

 

Virtual casual Happy Hour gathering using a format starting with a Zoom main room for initial welcome, followed by rotating peer-moderated breakout rooms to meet, converse, share and enjoy the company of like-minded PBK colleagues in good conversation.  The breakout groups will rearrange mid-hour so everyone can meet more peer PBK's! Following the Happy Hour will be an optional game night event.   During the wrap-up, you can share your LinkedIn address, etc., in the Chat, if you like, to be able to reconnect with new contacts later. Bring your favorite beverage & snacks!  No charge event.  Click here to register.

February 25, 2021 - 7:00 pm.

Phi Beta Kappa Young Professionals virtual casual Happy Hour, follwed by optional Game Night event.

 

Virtual casual Happy Hour gathering using a format starting with a Zoom main room for initial welcome, followed by rotating peer-moderated breakout rooms to meet, converse, share and enjoy the company of like-minded PBK colleagues in good conversation.  The breakout groups will rearrange mid-hour so everyone can meet more peer PBK's! Following the Happy Hour will be an optional game night event.   During the wrap-up, you can share your LinkedIn address, etc., in the Chat, if you like, to be able to reconnect with new contacts later. Bring your favorite beverage & snacks!  No charge event.  Click here to register.

March 2, 2021 - 7:00 pm.

Virtual Presentation - "COVID, Climate Change, and Communication:  How Can We Learn from One Crisis to Address Another?" - Rachel Valletta, PhD, Franklin Institute.

 

Dr. Valletta is the Environmental Scientist for the Franklin Institute, and director of the Climate and Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP) .  COVID and climate change are intimately interlinked and both have consequences for public health, the global economy, and even for our cultural traditions.  Join Dr. Valletta to learn what insights we can gain from the global COVID-19 response and how we can apply those to become more resilient in the face of climate change.  $10 per PBK Delaware Valley member e-address; $12 per non-member e-address.  Click here to register.

To be rescheduled in 2021

Saturday tour of Doylestown Museums with Lunch.

 

The Mercer Museum is a six-story reinforced concrete castle designed by Henry Mercer (1856-1930), archeologist, ceramist, scholar, and antiquarian, which was completed in 1916.  With Mercer's 40-room eclectic home, Fonthill Castle- a mix of medieval, gothic, and Byzantine architectural styles and home to Mercer's extensive collection of prints and tiles, it is one of Bucks County's premier cultural attractions and a Smithsonian affiliate.  IIt features local and national traveling exhibits, as well as a over 50,000 pre-Industrial tools covering sixty different crafts/trades, and is one of the world's most comprehensive portraits of pre-Industrial American material culture. 

Rachel Valletta, PhD

Mercer Museum

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