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You can still participate in Pride Month even if you cannot go to a pride parade. There are even ways of participating that avoid pinkwashing or whitewashing of the pride movement. While PRIDE may… continue reading Add These Books by Young LGBQTIA Authors to Your Pride Reading List!

By written by Hannah B.    June 8, 2020   

Original blog post by Symbol Lai, Office of Immigrant Affairs, posted on May 29, 2020   National Immigrant Heritage Month is back — and not a moment too soon. Faced with a global… continue reading Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month!

By written by Administrator    June 8, 2020   

There may be no better way to dress your salad than with a healthy, homemade vinaigrette! While choosing a salad may seem like an inherently nutritious option (and it often is!), adding the wrong… continue reading Salad Science: Make a Simple Vinaigrette!

By written by Caity R.    June 5, 2020    1

The first week of Summer of Wonder has already flown by! Join us on Facebook for Week Two, June 8 through 12! Mondays: Imagination Station Share your feelings with the world by designing and… continue reading Summer of Wonder – Week Two: Maker Crafts, Animation, Storytimes, Trivia, and Yoga!

By written by Emily S.    June 5, 2020   

We are back with another Picture ebook Highlight , a series where we put the spotlight on an ebook that you can read at home, using the Free Library's Digital Media portal. This time our… continue reading Picture ebooks Highlights | Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

By written by Monica C.    June 4, 2020   

by Kalela W. and Andrew N. Celebrate Pride by standing up against racism. Black lives Matter. Fifty years ago, in June 1970, LGBTQ+ people in cities across the United States… continue reading Pride, Black Lives Matter, and Solidarity

By written by Kalela W.    June 4, 2020    3

Dear Free Library community, We are enraged and heartbroken.  The murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police—and the senseless murders of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, among… continue reading The Free Library Stands Against Racism

By written by Siobhan Reardon    June 3, 2020    6

This is the final installment in an ongoing series of self-care blog-posts. I’m not a professional healthcare worker. I’m simply someone that practices self-care in his daily life and… continue reading Do-It-Yourself Family Self-Care

By written by Bryan B.    June 3, 2020   

Edible Alphabet is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center. The mission is to teach English language and literacy skills through… continue reading Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Haitian Pikliz

By written by Lindsay S.    June 2, 2020   

It's Primary Election Day in Philadelphia! If you've signed up in Pennsylvania to vote by mail , you should have already received your ballot with its easy-to-follow instructions,… continue reading "I Voted" Stickers from Our Special Collections

By written by Chris B.    June 2, 2020   

Though it’s hard to imagine LGBTQ+ Pride month in Philadelphia without being able to gather in person as a community to celebrate, the Free Library is marching online and taking the… continue reading The Free Library of Pride Goes Virtual Throughout June 2020!

By written by Andrew N.    June 1, 2020    1

Voting in the  Pennsylvania Primary Election on Tuesday, June 2, is going to be different in Philadelphia this year, as the Philadelphia Inquirer   recently noted , because of… continue reading Five Free Library Locations to Serve as Polling Places in Primary Election

By written by Jenn D.    June 1, 2020   

Feeling at a loss for learning this summer? Looking for fun ways to expand your mind and keep your summer fresh and engaging—even indoors? The Free Library has a new virtual Summer of Wonder… continue reading Find Your Story with the Free Library’s Virtual Summer of Wonder!

By written by Emily S.    May 29, 2020    2

Are you looking for some binge-worthy reading that has nothing to do with the quasi dystopian reality outside your front door? Look no further than the literary comfort food that is the Cozy… continue reading Curl Up with a Cozy Mystery

By written by Kim B.    May 29, 2020   

Blog post author Amy Honisett is the Learning and Development Specialist for Multnomah County Library. Multnomah is the public library system for Portland, Oregon and a national partner in the… continue reading Community-Centered Libraries: Another National Partner Perspective

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    May 28, 2020   

We are back with another Picture ebook Highlights blog, a series where we put the spotlight on an ebook that you can read at home, using the Free Library's Digital Media portal. And this time,… continue reading Picture ebooks Highlights | Dog Loves Books

By written by Monica C.    May 28, 2020   

This is a time of great uncertainty and anxiety for everyone. But if you're a teenager, you may be feeling especially vulnerable. The Free Library is bringing you a series of workshops over… continue reading Workshops and Resources for Teens Navigating Uncertain Times

By written by Erin H.    May 28, 2020    1

This is the 5th in an ongoing series of self-care blog-posts. I’m not a professional healthcare worker. I’m simply someone that practices self-care in his daily life and for whom… continue reading Family Self-Care and Emotional Vocabulary

By written by Bryan B.    May 27, 2020   

Updated June 29, 2020 10:00 a.m. On Friday, June 26, 2020, Mayor Kenney signed a Mandatory Mask Order , which requires masks to be worn in any indoor public spaces and outdoors if there is less… continue reading #MaskUpPHL: Why, When, and How to Use a Mask

By written by Administrator    May 27, 2020    1

Like me, you may already use RBdigital for its great selection of magazines for adults. But did you know that all four magazines in the Highlights family are available to read online? With kids… continue reading Magazines for Kids on RBdigital

By written by Leigh U.    May 26, 2020   

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