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Readers are no strangers to having their favorite books and characters adapted for the screen, and Netflix, in particular, is one of the biggest purveyors of bringing those pages to life via… continue reading New Book to Screen Adaptations from Netflix This July!

By written by Peter SM    July 10, 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 we are… continue reading Picture ebooks Highlights | The Old Truck

By written by Monica C.    July 9, 2020   

Although many people associate the term "folk music" with white musicians like Pete Seeger , there is a long tradition in the United States of Black folk musicians. In fact, without the… continue reading Discover Black Folk Musicians

By written by Natalie H.    July 8, 2020    1

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: Vegetarian Cobb Salad

By written by Lindsay S.    July 7, 2020   

Lillian Marrero Library , under the leadership of Branch Manager Mieka Moody, has been named the 2020 winner of ALA's Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation ! Branch Manager… continue reading Lillian Marrero Library Wins ALA's Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation!

By written by Administrator    July 6, 2020    3

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    1

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   

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