PBK Delaware Valley Events

Oct 08, 2020

Interactive discussion of the film "John Lewis - Good Trouble"

7:00 PM - Virtual Movie Club discussion - No charge event.

Virtual discussion of the documentary film, "John Lewis - Good Trouble"  (Rotten Tomatoes critics score=94%).  By filmmaker and Swarthmore alum, Dawn Porter, the film traces the arc of civil rights giant, Congressman John Lewis', life and career, along with how his struggle for civil and voting rights continued up to the time of his passing, and is still unfinished for the nation today.  View via Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Store, Microsoft Play, and more.  The film will also be shown on CNN television on Sat., Oct. 3, 2020, at 9:00 PM.  Register here to meet via Zoom on October 8, 2020, at 7:00 PM, for a lively interactive discussion.

Oct 13, 2020

"Unpacking the 'Climate Crisis' and What It Means for the Delaware Valley Region"

7:00 PM - Virtual presentation by Rachel Valletta, PhD, Franklin Institute Environmental Scientist.

Dr. Valletta is the Environmental Scientist for the Franklin Institute, and director of the Climate and Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP) . The disturbances included in the broad rubric of "climate change" are already underway across the globe, and require everyone's attention.  Dr. Valletta will explore the localized impacts of climate change in the Delaware Valley, what climate change means for our wellbeing, and what we can do about it.  She will discuss new approaches for broaching climate change conversations and why many scientists are adopting a new climate change lexicon.  A $10 contribution per member e-address registered ($12 for non-member guest e-address) is requested. Register here.

Oct 22, 2020

Interactive discussion of "Soul of America" written by Jon Meacham

7:00 PM - Virtual Book Club discussion - No charge event.

Virtual discussion of the 2019 book, "Soul of America", written by Jon Meacham. (Goodreads score = 4.25). Through portraits of presidents and citizen activists, the book explores turning points in American history, and how hope overcame division and fear, in a timely manner vis a vis our upcoming elections. NY Times bestseller; named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR and Christian Science Monitor. Obtain from your favorite bookseller or library, and register here to meet via Zoom on October 22, 2020, at 7:00 PM, for a thoughtful, interactive discussion.

Oct 29, 2020

Key Connections for Young Professionals

7:00 - Young Professionals Happy Hour & Networking - No charge event

Virtual Happy Hour & Networking 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 PBK's.  At the end of the hour we return to the main room for wrap-up and to enter a contact point into the Chat if desired, eg: LinkedIn address, so participants can reconnect later.  Bring your favorite beverage & snacks!  Register here.

Nov 12, 2020

Interactive discussion of the film "The Farewell"

7:00 PM - Virtual Movie Club discussion - No charge event.

Virtual discussion of the film, "The Farewell" (Rotten Tomatoes score = 98%), by filmmaker Lulu Wang, named by Variety Magazine as a top 10 "Director to Watch".  The film sensitively portrays the nuances of how Chinese and American cultures handle complex and heartfelt family issues, with humor and empathy, without taking sides on which culture is "correct".  Lauded at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and winner of an American Film Institute award, an Independent Spirit Best Feature Film Award, and a Golden Globe Best Female Actor award for the lead, Akwafina.  View via Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft Store, and more.  Register here to meet via Zoom on Novermber 12, 2020, at 7:00 PM, for a lively interactive discussion.

Nov 17, 2020

"Philadelphia Firsts: History of Philadelphia through Art at PAFA"

7:00 PM - Virtual presentation by Monica Zimmerman, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA)

Monica Zimmerman is Vice President of Public Education and Engagement at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.  PAFA has an outstanding collection, in which are included portrayals of iconic moments in the history of Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley region.  Ms. Zimmerman has a most engaging presentation style and will share these gems from the PAFA collection in her virtual presentation, accompanied by lively descriptions of the artists and art works, as well as the historical moments. A $10 contribution per member e-address registered ($12 for non-member guest e-address) is requested.  Register here.

Nov 23, 2020

Key Connections for Young Professionals

7:00 - Young Professionals Happy Hour & Networking - No charge event

Virtual Happy Hour & Networking 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 PBK's.  At the end of the hour we return to the main room for wrap-up and to enter a contact point into the Chat if desired, eg: LinkedIn address, so participants can reconnect later.  Bring your favorite beverage & snacks!  Register here.

Dec 03, 2020

Interactive discussion of the novel, "The Dutch House", written by Ann Patchett

7:00 PM - Virtual Book Club discussion - No charge event.

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 register here to meet via Zoom on December 3, 2020, at 7:00 PM, for a thoughtful, interactive discussion.

Apr 18, 2020

Tour of Fonthill Castle, group lunch, followed by tour of the Mercer Museum

To be Rescheduled: 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. 

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Rachel Valletta, PhD

Monica Zimmerman

Mercer Museum

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