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Events are free unless otherwise indicated.

Symposiums & seminars

Free Library of Philadelphia.

Central Library, 1901 Vine St; 215-567-4341

"One Nation Under God: Does Religion Unite or Divide Us?" Panel presented by the Library and the Anti-Defamation League. 7 p.m. Mon. "Finding the Right Literary Agent," Bill Martin of Agent Research & Evaluation, 7 p.m. Tue.

From Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire to Mongolia's Place in the World Today. Ravdan Bold, Mongolian ambassador to the U.S. and J. Enksaikan, former ambassador. U of Penn Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, 33d & Spruce Sts; 215-898-4890. www.museum.upenn.edu.

2 p.m. Thu.

Lecture & speeches

Maurizio Giammarco.

"Italian Neorealism: A Film Forum." Prof of film studies and English literature, Rosemont College. Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr; 610-527-9898; 7 p.m. Wed.

Guy Consolmagno. Planetary scientist and official astronomer for the Vatican. "God, Astronomy and the Search for Elegance." Rittenhouse Astronomical Society. Franklin Institute, 220 N. 20th St.; 215-448-1200. www.fi.edu. 7 p.m. Wed.

Authors & literature

Barnes & Noble.

1805 Walnut St.; 215-665-0716. Helen Caldicott and Craig Eisendrath, "War in Heaven," 7 p.m. Tue.

Penn Bookstore. 3601 Walnut St., 215-898-7595. www.upenn.edu/bookstore. Lynn Hoffman, "Bang Bang," 5:30 p.m. Mon. Marion Deutsche Cohen, "Crossing the Equal Sign," 7 p.m. Tue. Josh Piven, "The Escape Artists" and Marci Alboher, "One Person/Multiple Careers," 4 p.m. Wed. Tobi Zausner, "When Walls Become Doorways: Creativity and the Transforming of Illness," 7 p.m. Thu.

Free Library of Philadelphia. Central Library (Montgomery Auditorium), 1901 Vine St; 215-567-4341. www.library.phila.gov. Natalie Angier, "The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science," 7 p.m. Tue. Elmore Leonard, "Up in Honey's Room," 7 p.m. Thu. Chuck Palahniuk, "Rant," 8 p.m. Thu. Paul Davies, "Cosmic Jackpot: Why Our Universe Is Just Right for Life," Noon, Fri.

Screenings

Knocking.

Documentary on the lives of three Jehovah's Witnesses. Natl Constitution Ctr and the Independent Television Series. RSVP at 215-409-6700. National Constitution Ctr, 525 Arch St; 215-409-6600.

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6:30 p.m. Wed.

Please send complete information two weeks in advance to Currents, The Inquirer, Box 41705, Phila. 19101; e-mail currents@phillynews.com; or fax 215-854-4483. Please include a daytime phone number for verification.