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Events are free unless otherwise indicated.

Symposiums & seminars

The Future of the Barnes Foundation: A Public Debate.

Robert Zaller, Drexel prof of history & politics, and Gresham Riley, fmr president of the Pa. Academy of Fine Arts, debate Barnes move to Phila. Nesbitt Hall 111, Drexel U, 33d & Market Sts; 215-895-1749. 6 p.m. Mon.

Lectures & speeches

Sen. Arlen Specter.

"Dialogue With Adversaries: Negotiating With Iran and North Korea." World Affairs Council. Union League of Phila, 140 S Broad St. $50 luncheon and program, $20 program only. 11:30 a.m. Mon. RSVP at 215-561-4700 or


Authors & literature

Free Library of Philadelphia.

Central Library (Montgomery Auditorium), 1901 Vine St; 215-567-4341.


Judy Gold and Kate Moira Ryan, "25 Questions for a Jewish Mother," $12, $6 students w/ID. 3 p.m. Sun. Khaled Hosseini, "A Thousand Splendid Suns," 7 p.m. Thu. Rob Cardillo and Adam Levine, "A Guide to the Great Gardens of the Philadelphia Region," 2 p.m. Sat.

Poetry Workshop with Alfred Encarnacion. Willingboro Public Library, 220 Willingoro Pkwy, Willingboro; 609-877-6668. 6:30 p.m. Mon.

Richard Florida. "The Rise of the Creative Class," Solmssen Court at U of the Arts, 320 S. Broad St. 6 p.m. Tue. RSVP, 215-717-6136.

Michael Beschloss. "Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989." Natl Constitution Ctr, 525 Arch St; 215-409-6600. $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $6 K-12 students, teachers. 6:30 p.m. Tue.


Best of the Diamond Screen Film Festival.

Three nights of films by Temple U filmmakers. Bryn Mawr Film Inst and Temple U Dept of Film and Media Studies. 7 p.m. Mon.: County Theater, 20 E State St, Doylestown, 215-345-6789 7 p.m. Wed.: Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, 610-527-9898 7 p.m. Thu.: Ambler Theater, 108 E Butler Ave, Ambler, 215-345-7855; general $8.75; members $4.50; seniors, children, students $6.

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