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In this time of self-reflection and evaluation of our own and our society's biases and attitudes around race, our suggestions include new titles in which race is a central theme, as well as a… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in July!

By written by Paul A.    July 3, 2020    2

Some authors / illustrators have a special talent for creating stories perfect for storytime, for audience participation, and plenty of belly laughs. Today we will talk about one of them: Jan… continue reading Picture ebook Highlights | Author and Illustrator Jan Thomas

By written by Monica C.    July 2, 2020   

You have a story to tell. Now more than ever, in these uncertain times, people long to be heard, they are speaking up and speaking out. Author Jason Reynolds' award-recognized and… continue reading Look Both Ways and Tell Your Story

By written by Jeff B.    July 2, 2020   

Although this year’s Immigrant Heritage Month didn’t look the way we initially thought it would, we were still excited and very honored to celebrate and reflect alongside our… continue reading A Look Back at Immigrant Heritage Month 2020

By written by Kate C.    July 1, 2020    1

Summer is looking a little different this year without in-person programming at the Free Library. As someone who lives for summer arts and crafts programs, I’m sure I’m not the only… continue reading Creating on a Budget with Recycled Crafts

By written by Echo P.    July 1, 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: Chinese Scallion Pancakes

By written by Lindsay S.    June 30, 2020   

Right now, it seems like everyone is reading books about race. The New York Times  bestsellers list is currently made up almost entirely of books about race and racism, with the "big… continue reading There's More to #BlackLivesMatter Than Booklists

By written by Jamie B.    June 30, 2020    5

Pride Month is set to wrap up this week, and we’ve had so much fun celebrating with virtual events, book lists, and history lessons all throughout June (see what we’ve been up to here… continue reading Close Out Pride Month with a Dress-Up Day!

By written by Kate C.    June 29, 2020   

For nearly three decades, America’s birthplace (Philly, of course!) has celebrated Independence Day with Wawa Welcome America – a free, multi-day festival encompassing… continue reading Celebrate Wawa Welcome America Virtually with the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    June 29, 2020   

Celebrate Pride Month by attending your very own film fest of curated LGBTQIA+ cinema, streaming through our Digital Media portal ! Kanopy There are hundreds of LGBTQAI+ featured films and videos… continue reading Digital Media Spotlight: Pride Month Streaming Film Fest!

By written by Peter SM    June 26, 2020   

Families come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. These wonderful ebooks can help you celebrate the richness and diversity of families today:   Baby’s First Words written by Stella… continue reading Celebrating Families During Pride Month

By written by Monica C.    June 25, 2020   

The Business Resource and Innovation Center’s (BRIC) free business resources are accessible anywhere! That means you can conduct business research at your leisure from the comfort of your… continue reading At Home with BRIC: Conducting Market Research

By written by Gillian R.    June 25, 2020   

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in… continue reading George Washington Carver: Inventor, Environmentalist, Mentor, and Role Model

By written by Sharyl O.    June 24, 2020   

Really want to get the most out of your veggies? Then don’t let them go to waste! Check out these six tips from the Culinary Literacy Center for keeping your produce fresher longer.  … continue reading 6 Tips for Keeping Your Produce Fresher and Longer

By written by Naquawna L.    June 24, 2020    1

If you recall being in middle school, or are currently in middle school, you know it is a tough time. Am I wearing the right clothes? Do I have the right friends? Do I like the right stuff? Middle… continue reading Middle-Grade Pride Book Recommendations!

By written by Mary W.    June 23, 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: Black Bean Empanadas

By written by Lindsay S.    June 23, 2020   

That’s all anybody can do right now. Live. Hold out. Survive. I don’t know whether good times are coming back again. But I know that won’t matter if we don’t survive these… continue reading In Appreciation of Octavia Butler

By written by Joel N.    June 22, 2020    5

Summer might look a bit different this year, but the Library’s resources are here to stay. Between the 100th anniversary of   Summer of Wonder , virtual Pride programming , and digital… continue reading Ravens on the Laptop: A Virtual Summer Celebration with the Raven Society!

By written by Laura K.    June 22, 2020   

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