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Midtown Scholar Bookstore

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1302 N. 3rd Street
Harrisburg, 17102
(717) 236-1680 http://www.midtownscholar.com/

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April 2019

Free

Independent Bookstore Day!

April 27 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 N. 3rd Street
Harrisburg, 17102
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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at the Midtown Scholar! As a proud participant with over 500 independent bookstores across the country in this one-day national event, we’ll have family fun activities, special book giveaways, blind-date-with-a-book, exclusive sales and merchandise, and a special book signing with one of our favorite local writers. See below for all the details! 10:00am: Celebrity Storytime with WGAL8 News Anchor Tosin Fakile! 10:30am: Special Performance from the Popcorn Hat Players of Gamut Theater! 1:00pm | Book Signing…

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The Presidents: An Afternoon with Brian Lamb and Susan Swain

April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 N. 3rd Street
Harrisburg, 17102
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The complete rankings of our best -- and worst -- presidents, from C-SPAN Chairman Brian Lamb and CEO Susan Swain. The Midtown Scholar Bookstore is thrilled to welcome CSPAN's Brian Lamb and Susan Swain to Harrisburg as they discuss their new book, The Presidents: Noted Historians Rank America's Best -- and Worst -- Chief Executives. Lamb and Swain will be interviewed on-stage by WITF's Scott LaMar. This event is free and open to the public.

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May 2019

Free

An Evening with Nicole Weisensee Egan

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 N. 3rd Street
Harrisburg, 17102
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In conjunction with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, the Midtown Scholar Bookstore is pleased to welcome Nicole Weinsensee Egan to Harrisburg as she discusses her new book, Chasing Cosby. This event is free and open to the public. Book signing to follow discussion.

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Chasing Cosby: An Evening with Nicole Weisensee Egan

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 N. 3rd Street
Harrisburg, 17102
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The definitive account of Bill Cosby's transition from revered father figure to convicted criminal, told by a veteran crime reporter and senior writer for People magazine. In conjunction with Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, the Midtown Scholar Bookstore is pleased to welcome Nicole Weisensee Egan to Harrisburg as she discusses her new book, Chasing Cosby. Egan will be in conversation with PCAR's Kristen Houser .This event is free and open to the public.

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An Evening with Mark Bowden

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 N. 3rd Street
Harrisburg, 17102
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Black Hawk Down — a chilling and unprecedented look inside a disturbing criminal mind. This May, bestselling author Mark Bowden visits Harrisburg to discuss his new book of true crime history, The Last Stone: A Masterpiece of Criminal Interrogation. Bowden will be in conversation with TheBurg's Lawrance Binda. This event is free and open to the public. Book signing to follow discussion.

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When Kids Rule the School: An Evening with Jim Rietmulder

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 N. 3rd Street
Harrisburg, 17102
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Created for educators, parents, students, and scholars, When Kids Rule the School will immerse you, heart and mind, in a promising new approach to education, and stretch your thinking about what school can be. This May, the Midtown Scholar Bookstore is pleased to welcome educator Jim Rietmulder to Harrisburg as he presents his new book, When Kids Rule the School: The Power and Promise of Democratic Education. This event is free and open to the public.

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We Speak For Ourselves: An Evening with D. Watkins

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 N. 3rd Street
Harrisburg, 17102
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From the row houses of Baltimore to the stoops of Brooklyn, with searing conviction and full compassion — D. Watkins lays bare the voices of the most vulnerable and allows their raw, intimate stories to uncover the systematic injustice threaded within our society. This May, the Midtown Scholar Bookstore is thrilled to welcome author D. Watkins to Harrisburg as he presents his new book, We Speak For Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America. This event is free and open…

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How To Resist: An Evening with George Lakey and Michael Long

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 N. 3rd Street
Harrisburg, 17102
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Two leading voices on non-violent resistance come together for a powerful discussion on the history of resistance, how to gain political power, and successful strategies to achieve real progressive victories. This May, the Midtown Scholar Bookstore is pleased to welcome authors George Lakey and Michael Long to Harrisburg as they present their new books, How We Win (Lakey), and We the Resistance (Long). This event is free and open to the public.

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Guns Down: An Evening with Igor Volsky

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 N. 3rd Street
Harrisburg, 17102
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Twenty years after Columbine, a leading gun control activist offers a radical argument for the gun control movement our country desperately needs. This May, the Midtown Scholar Bookstore is pleased to welcome author Igor Volsky to Harrisburg as he presents his new book, Guns Down: How to Defeat the NRA and Build a Safer Future with Fewer Guns. This event is free and open to the public.

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Ladysitting: An Evening with Lorene Cary

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 N. 3rd Street
Harrisburg, 17102
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"A brilliant work of art. Ladysitting is a lyrical odyssey of the multiply-descended and cross-generational heritage of black diaspora in a strange land." This May, we’re pleased to welcome author Lorene Cary as she presents her new memoir, Ladysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century. This event is free and open to the public!

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June 2019

Free

An Evening with Jericho Brown

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 N. 3rd Street
Harrisburg, 17102
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"To read Jericho Brown's poems is to encounter devastating genius." ― Claudia Rankine In conjunction with the Bowers Writers House at Elizabethtown College, the Midtown Scholar Bookstore is pleased to welcome Jericho Brown to Harrisburg as he reads from his new poetry collection, The Tradition. This event is free and open to the public. This reading is made possible through a generous gift from from Helen and Elvin Hurst.

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The Furious Hours: An Evening with Casey Cep

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 N. 3rd Street
Harrisburg, 17102
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The stunning story of an Alabama serial killer and the true-crime book that Harper Lee worked on obsessively in the years after To Kill a Mockingbird. This June, the Midtown Scholar Bookstore is pleased to welcome author Casey Cep to Harrisburg as she presents her new book, The Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee. This event is free and open to the public.

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