Posts by Kamilah C. (14)

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It's International Women's Day, but there are ways to celebrate and honor yourself (and the women in your life) all year long! Support women-owned businesses by patronizing and promoting… continue reading International Women's Day

By written by Kamilah C.    March 8, 2021   

When I was in grade school, I remember that we would often cover the same people for Black History Month, every year. You know the list: Martin Luther King, Jr. , Rosa Parks , Harriet… continue reading Follow the Free Library on Social Media this February for #BlackHistoryEveryday

By written by Kamilah C.    February 1, 2021    2

What can I say about 2020 that hasn’t already been said? The Coronavirus pandemic completely turned the world upside-down and forced many of us to hunker down in our households, work from… continue reading New Year's Resolutions: Moving Forward by Taking a Step Back in 2021

By written by Kamilah C.    December 31, 2020   

Unlike many of the other holidays and traditions that we celebrate, Kwanzaa is one of the newest, at only 54 years old. It was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966 as a way for African American… continue reading The History of Kwanzaa

By written by Kamilah C.    December 22, 2020    3

Ah, Thanksgiving. It’s the holiday many of us look forward to in which we can gather with family and friends, eat delicious homemade food, and reflect on all of the things we are thankful… continue reading Buy Nothing Day 2020

By written by Kamilah C.    November 27, 2020   

Part of my job is to show Parkway Central Library ’s private spaces to those who are interested in renting them for events . At the end of those tours, I often take them to the Heim Center ,… continue reading New Monthly Game Night Series to Take Place in Heim Center

By written by Kamilah C.    January 23, 2020    4

I pride myself on being someone who recycles. My grandmother took trash and recycle day in her neighborhood VERY seriously. She would make sure that any jar that had sauce/jam/cream/oil in it was… continue reading The Do's and Don'ts of Recycling in Philadelphia

By written by Kamilah C.    November 15, 2019    6

After finally graduating this year, I didn’t think that I would ever want to read another book again. Being assigned books to read that are of little interest to you tends to ruin the desire… continue reading Explore Your Love of Books and Find Your Next Favorite!

By written by Kamilah C.    November 1, 2019    1

I waited until the last possible minute to write this blog. I’m not joking. When I took on the assignment, I made a joke about how ironic it would be to turn in a blog about procrastination,… continue reading Fight Procrastination Day!

By written by Kamilah C.    September 6, 2019   

Today, Friday, June 21, is recognized as the International Day of Yoga and organizations around the world are preparing fun ways to engage their communities through yoga practice. Many people,… continue reading International Day of Yoga

By written by Kamilah C.    June 21, 2019    1

National Gardening Week starts on June 2 and I, for one, will celebrate by staring obsessively at the Grandpa Ott morning glories that I planted a few weeks ago. Grandpa Ott is a gorgeous… continue reading Celebrate National Gardening Week with These Books and Gardening Tips!

By written by Kamilah C.    May 31, 2019   

Tomorrow is National Bird Day and it's making me reflect on my connection with birds and nature in general. I’ve never been able to have a relationship with birds growing up in the city.… continue reading Happy National Bird Day!

By written by Kamilah C.    January 4, 2019   

It's officially National Simplify Your Life Week , and I'm sure we can all use some tips to make our lives simpler all year round! When I reflect on how to simply my life, I think about… continue reading Simplify Your Life with a Little Help from the Free Library!

By written by Kamilah C.    August 2, 2018   

Often when we think of "urgent care" we think about the medical drop-in facilities that have opened up in recent years, bridging the gap between primary-care offices and emergency rooms.… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Spotlight on The Colored Girls Museum

By written by Kamilah C.    January 24, 2018