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Oct 16 — Friends of Lovett Memorial Library

Lovett Memorial Library, 6945 Germantown Ave. The Friends of Lovett Memorial Library is an organization that supports this library and its mission with time, effort and money. Among other things, Friends’ funds pay for timely book purchases, emergency supplies and programs. Join them for their monthly meetings open to the public. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. Location: Lovett Memorial Library, 6945 Germantown Ave.

Oct. 17 — Investigating Mid-Atlantic Plantations: Slavery, Economies, & Space

Happenings Thursday, Oct. 17, 12 p.m. to Saturday, Oct. 19 at 12 p.m. Early North American plantations were not confined to places south of the Mason-Dixon Line. In the mid-Atlantic region, where fertile farmland and deep-water ports provided complementary economic engines, agricultural estates exploiting coerced labor grew in close proximity to urban centers where Northern and Southern interests co-mingled.

This conference seeks to understand the distinctive qualities of plantation complexes in the middle colonies and new states while also comparing them to better-known Southern institutions and situating them within the larger contexts of the British Atlantic and the United States.

This conference brings academics, public historians, museum professionals, and others together to examine the phenomenon of mid-Atlantic plantations through interdisciplinary lenses. Scholars will bring their varied backgrounds and research findings to discussions of economic, familial, and religious networks; slavery, indenture, and free labor; land ownership and land development; agriculture, architecture, and spatial relationships; and the construction of gendered and racial categories on mid-Atlantic plantations.

The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please visit the registration page here. All pre-circulated papers will be made available to registered attendees of the conference. Location: Cliveden of the National Trust, 6401 Germantown Ave.

Oct. 17 — PSA 3 Meeting

The 14th Police District’s community is divided into four police service areas (PSA). The 14th District invites you to attend the monthly PSA meeting to share you questions and concerns about your community, as well as work to build a trusting relationship with your local officers. PSA 3 is located within the boundaries of Allens Lane to Queen Lane (North to South Borders), Germantown Avenue to Wissahickon Avenue (East to West Borders). From 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the New Courtland Senior Center, 6950 Germantown Ave.

Oct. 22 — Community Meeting About Possible Development at United Lutheran Seminary

From 7 to 8:30 p.m., join East Mount Airy Neighbors for a community meeting regarding the proposed development at United Lutheran Seminary. Location: United Lutheran Seminary, 7301 Germantown Ave., Brossman Center — Benbow A.

If you know of an event in the Northwest section of the city and want it listed contact Johann Calhoun at (215) 893-5739 or

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