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Whether you’re a first-time voter or someone who’s experienced some transitions since you last voted, now is the time to check your voter status at votesPA.com/status . Do you live in… continue reading Information and Resources to Vote in the May 2021 Primary

By written by Suzanna U.    April 26, 2021   

When the 19th Amendment passed in 1920, the ways many American women engage civically forever changed. Voter enfranchisement continues to be a touchpoint for movements dedicated to participatory… continue reading Women's History Month | The 19th Amendment and Making Her Mark

By written by Suzanna U.    March 26, 2021   

by Jena Harris and Suzanna Urminska "In every race, in every nation and in every clime in every period of history there is always an eager-eyed group of youthful patriots who seriously set… continue reading Reimagining a Recipe for Radical Self Care

By written by Suzanna U.    February 9, 2021   

While the days of immersing ourselves at an in-person exhibit at a favorite gallery or museum are still out of reach for so many of us, as we continue to follow health guidelines to help manage… continue reading Online Exhibition Experiences to Welcome in the New Year

By written by Suzanna U.    January 8, 2021   

I still remember as a child, coming along as my mother cast her ballot. Standing side by side with my mother, the first person in my family to vote in the U.S., left me with wide-eyed curiosity.… continue reading Making Her Mark: Philadelphia Women Fight for the Vote Digital Exhibition Launches

By written by Suzanna U.    November 10, 2020   

As we find ourselves weeks away from Election Day, consider this question:  Who was the first person in your family to vote?  The stories of Philadelphia women who built and sustained… continue reading Making Her Mark: Philadelphia Women Fight for the Vote Exhibition Opens Fall 2020

By written by Suzanna U.    September 30, 2020   

Like many holidays, Purim offers all those who celebrate Jewish traditions a chance to make and enjoy handmade goodies. The hallmark sweet treat for this occasion is the hamantaschen , a… continue reading How Do You Hamantaschen? From Cookbooks to Rare Books, Celebrating Purim at the Free Library!

By written by Suzanna U.    March 9, 2020   

Every year, Mardi Gras brings together revelers in New Orleans and beyond to carry on the traditions of celebration that began in medieval times. Whether you take to the streets to join a parade… continue reading Drinks to Celebrate Mardi Gras!

By written by Suzanna U.    February 25, 2020   

Here at the Culinary Literacy Center , cookies are a constant – over the years, we’ve offered science-based approaches to the sweet treat; a hands-on opportunity to make and taste a… continue reading Learn to Make Delicious Meshabek on National Bake Cookies Day

By written by Suzanna U.    December 18, 2019   

by Suzanna U. and Amy T. The third Saturday in August marks National Honey Bee Day , and the Free Library knows a thing or two about honey bees! Did you know we have quite a few of our own bees… continue reading National Honey Bee Day at the Free Library!

By written by Suzanna U.    August 16, 2019   

If you’ve ever lived in a city like Philadelphia, you’re familiar with falafel. The vendors on practically every corner have mastered the art of turning chickpeas into a delicious… continue reading Eid al-Fitr | Falafel (Chickpea Patties) Recipe

By written by Suzanna U.    June 3, 2019   

With Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, we wanted to share a classic no-bake, no-heat recipe that can be made by children in honor of this auspicious holiday. Who remembers bringing crispy… continue reading A Mother's Day Recipe for Kids (of All Ages)!

By written by Suzanna U.    May 10, 2019   

Here at the Culinary Literacy Center, we use food as a lens to see and experience the world around us. Unfortunately, the food system we take part in can also mirror larger societal inequities.… continue reading Help to Fight Food Insecurity at the Annual Good Food For All Conference

By written by Suzanna U.    April 29, 2019    1

When we think of food, many of us recall the well-worn kitchen tables at which our families welcome friends and neighbors to share dishes that tell our stories. As a first generation American, I… continue reading Engaging Philadephia’s Immigrant and Refugee Communities Through Culinary Literacy

By written by Suzanna U.    November 7, 2018    1

For many, the month of October can conjure up a glorification of gore. Here at the Free Library’s Culinary Literacy Center , we are taking a bit of a different approach and beginning a… continue reading Anatomy Eats

By written by Suzanna U.    October 5, 2018   

by Suzanna U. and Alina J. Building off of the successes of Food from the Archives in 2016, the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Special Collections, Research Departments, and Culinary… continue reading Drinks in the Archives

By written by Suzanna U.    October 4, 2018   

As we gear up for the 3rd Annual Good Food for All Conference with the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger on May 11 at the Parkway Central Library , the Culinary Literacy Center wants… continue reading Good Food for All: What Does Hunger Look Like To You?

By written by Suzanna U.    May 2, 2017   

Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but here in the Children’s Department at Parkway Central, readers young and old keep spreading the word about their true love – books! Our… continue reading Looking for love? Our patrons know where to find it!

By written by Suzanna U.    February 24, 2015    1

Come check out our newest book display at the Parkway Central Children's Department! Our book bundles include three to five titles and offer a variety of themes to choose from:… continue reading Book Bundles Feature Staff Favorites at Central Children's Department

By written by Suzanna U.    August 22, 2012