Calendar of Events

October, 2019

Oct 01

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Jean Elson @ Exeter HIstorical Society

Jean Elson will discuss Gross Misbehavior and Wickedness: A Notorious Divorce in Early Twentieth-Century America at the Exeter Historical Society (Light Refreshments at 6:30 PM).

Where: 47 Front Street Exeter, NH 03833
Oct 01
Ray Didinger @ Ann's Choice Warminster

Ray Didinger, author of The Eagles Encyclopedia: Champions Edition, will speak at the Ann's Choice Senior Living Community in Warminster, PA.

Where: 30000 Ann's Choice Way, Warminster, PA 18974, USA
Oct 02

10:30 AM

Dotty Brown events for BOATHOUSE ROW

Dotty Brown takes you on an informed walk along the Row.  Program of Main Line School Night. Must register.  For more information contact

Where: Boathouse Row
Oct 04

11:15 AM to 2:00 PM

Murray Dubin, author of Tasting Freedom and South Philadelphia, will be honored at the 2019 Temple Communications School Lew Klein Awards.

Where: Mitten Hall, 1913 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19122
Oct 05

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Collingswood Book Festival

Join us rain or shine at the Collingswood Book Festival, the longest-running, largest literary event in the Delaware Valley. Our table will be located closer to Lees Avenue on Haddon Avenue.

Where: GPS: 771 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108
Oct 07

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Caitlin Bruce @ Seminary Coop, Chicago

Caitlin Bruce discusses Painting Publics: Transnational Legal Graffiti Scenes as Spaces for Encounter. She will be joined in conversation by Ralph Cintrón. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion. RSVP here.

Where: The Seminary Co-op Bookstore 5751 S Woodlawn Avenue Chicago, IL 60637
Oct 12

2:00 PM

Bill Double @ Free Library Independence Branch

Bill ​Double​, author of Charles E. Hires and the Drink that Wowed a Nation​ be giv​e a book talk on October 12 at 2pm at the Free Library Independence Branch.

Where: 18 S. Seventh St. Philadelphia PA 19106
Oct 23

1:00 PM

Temple University Press and Libraries present Dr. William P. Jones on "Remembering Philip S. Foner and The Black Worker."

The 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved Africans in British North
America is an appropriate moment to revisit Philip S. Foner, Ronald L.
Lewis, and Robert Cvornyek’s magisterial, The Black Worker: From Colonial
Times to the Present. First published in the 1970s and 1980s, the 8-volume
documentary collection proved essential to a broader recognition of the
central role that working-class African Americans have played in the
economic, social, and political history of the United States. It has now been
reissued in a freely available online format by Temple University Press.

Drawing on their documents, and the decades of scholarship the collection
inspired, join us as Professor William P. Jones discusses the relevance of
The Black Worker today. The collection is even more relevant in the 21st
century, Jones suggests, as the American working-class has grown more
racially diverse and as the relationship between race and class continues to
shape American politics.

William P. Jones is Professor of History at the University of Minnesota
and Vice President of the Labor and Working-Class History Association.
He is the author of two award-winning books, including The March on
Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and The Forgotten History of Civil Rights. He
has been a guest on the PBS NewsHour, NPR’s The Takeaway, and C-Span’s
Book TV and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post,
Politico, The Nation and other publications.

This event has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for
the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

Registration requested. 

Where: Charles Library event space, 1900 N 13th Street
Oct 26 - 27

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Dotty Brown @ Head of the Schuylkill Regatta

Dotty Brown will be signing copies of Boathouse Row in the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta Big Tent from 10 am - 2 pm on Oct 26 - 27.  For more information contact

Where: Kelly Drive, Philadelphia PA