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PBK Delaware Valley Upcoming Events

February 9, 2023 - 7:00 pm

Virtual Book Club - "The Doctors Blackwell"

Virtual discussion of "The Doctors Blackwell", by Janice P. Nimura.  Dynamic exploration of the impact of the pioneering Blackwell sisters in the last half of the 19th century into the 20th century, the odds they overcame throughout their careers, and what they were able to accomplish, including running a hospital in NYC and founding a medical college. Winner of the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and a NY Times Bestseller. Obtain from your favorite bookseller or library and meet via Zoom on February 9, 2023, at 7:00 pm, for a thoughtful, interactive discussion. 336 pages. No charge event. Click here to register.

February 11, 2023 - 10:30 am

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts "Making American Artists" Special Exhibition Tour and Lunch, Philadelphia

Not to be missed, "Making American Artists: Stories from PAFA, 1776-1976", includes over 100 of the most acclaimed and iconic pieces of American art, from artists who were shaped by PAFA, either through education or exhibition of their work. Organized by theme instead of chronology, this special exhibition critically re-examines PAFA's legacy while shedding light on its continuing role in shaping American Art of the 21st century. Last time to see these works before the exhibition goes on a 2-year national tour from June 2023 - May 2025. Optional group purchase-your-own lunch at PAFA's fast-casual-style Tableau Cafe. Meet in PAFA's Hamilton Bldg., 128 N. Broad St. (north of the Landmark Bldg). Parking at 15th & Cherry Sts. or at Broad & Race Sts. Tour fee: $36 non-PAFA members; $8 PAFA members.  Click here to register and prepay.

March 9, 2023 - 7:00 pm

Virtual Movie Club - "What We Leave Behind"

Virtual discussion of the film "What We Leave Behind", a documentary portrait of director Iliana Sosa's grandfather, Julian Moreno, as he returns to build a house in Mexico after decades working as a bracero in the US, along with the bond he forms with his granddaughter as he revisits his past.  A poignant reflection on a family "divided by distance, united by love".  Production support from the Ford Foundation, the Sundance Institute and others. Rotten Tomatoes score: 100% reviewers, 100% audience. View on Netflix and meet via Zoom on March 9, 2023, at 7:00 pm, for an insightful interactive discussion.  No charge event. Register here.

April 13, 2023 - 7:00 pm

Virtual Book Club - "The Housekeeper and the Professor"

Virtual discussion of "The Housekeeper and the Professor", by acclaimed Japanese author Yoko Ogawa, translated by Stephen Snyder.  This "deceptively elegant novel" explores the relationships between a brilliant mathematics professor in Japan with a serious post-traumatic memory deficit allowing him 80 minutes of memory at a time, and the single-mother housekeeper and her 10 year-old son, who become a virtual family. Explores what it means to live in the present and uses the beauty of numbers and a fascination with Japanese baseball to explore their relationships and how the professor affects their lives profoundly - a "quiet optimistic look at humanity". Best seller in Japan, winner of the Yomiuri Prize, made into a popular film, and one of the "50 Best Japanese Books of All Time".  192 pages. No charge event. Click here to register.

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