Browsing Date: November 2020 (23)
In early September, the Board of Trustees appointed Leslie M. Walker as the Interim Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Prior to this appointment, Leslie served as the Chief of Staff for… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Leslie M. Walker, Interim Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia
By written by Alix G. November 30, 2020 3
It's finally here, the last month of 2020. This is a year that we're not going to miss, and you can celebrate it's passing with one of our recommendations. Light-hearted or serious, we… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in December!
By written by Paul A. November 30, 2020
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
by Andrew DePass, Intern, Languages and Learning Center Have you started taking a GED or HiSET course before the pandemic that has been put on hold and want to continue your studies? Need an… continue reading Prepare for Your High School Diploma and More With These Free Online Courses
By written by Rachel H. November 25, 2020 3
Updated Monday, January 4, 2021 Local author Hallee Adelman is the creator of the Way Past... books series , which helps children learn how to cope with their emotions in a literacy-focused way.… continue reading Virtual Children’s Author Visit: Hallee Adelman
By written by Becky S. November 24, 2020 2
Written by Alex Evenson, Philabundance Nutrition Educator, with additions from Caity Rietzen, Culinary Literacy Center Supervisor Cooking is a wonderful way to bring people together, and… continue reading Brighten Up Your Thanksgiving Table
By written by Caity R. November 24, 2020
In the world of entrepreneurship, one of the most challenging aspects of business ownership is finding ways to let the most people know that your business exists, i.e. visibility. There are many… continue reading Business Librarian and Business Owner: Gaining Visibility
By written by Sharontina H. November 23, 2020 1
As COVID-19 cases surge in our city, Philadelphia health officials have announced a new Safer at Home plan, which aims to limit the spread of this virus through this difficult period. Vaccines for… continue reading Using the City's Online Maps to Find Free Food Distribution and COVID-19 Testing Sites
By written by Michael R. November 19, 2020
In response to rising COVID-19 cases in Philadelphia, the City and Department of Public Health have announced changes to restrictions on businesses, events, and gatherings, and other activities to… continue reading Philadelphia Announces New "Safer at Home" Restrictions and Closures to Fight Rising COVID-19 Cases
By written by Administrator November 17, 2020 2
Kindness is a gentle, hopeful act. Being kind is one of the easiest ways to have an impact on the world. A simple act of kindness can grow exponentially, from one person to many, many… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | World Kindness Day
By written by Monica C. November 13, 2020
Are you looking for a healthy snack and way to fuel your body as the fall and winter days get shorter? Try some trail mix! Trail mix can be packed with nutrients that fuel the body longer, and… continue reading Trail Mix and Hiking Trails Can Cure the Blues
By written by Naquawna L. November 12, 2020 2
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
Happy Diwali Season! At Donatucci Library , we will be celebrating the Indian Festival of Lights on Friday, November 13, at 3:00 p.m. with stories, songs, crafts, and a stroll through our… continue reading Celebrate Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights!
By written by Sunita B. November 10, 2020
This is the fifth in a series of posts highlighting major figures in jazz history who were in some sense from Philly. Every one of the bolded album titles below can be streamed for free with your… continue reading Philly Jazz Legends: Archie Shepp
By written by Ben R. November 9, 2020 1
Join the Adult Literacy Book Club, presented by the Free Library's Languages & Learning Center and the Center for Literacy , by improving your reading skills while reading and discussing… continue reading Introducing the Adult Literacy Book Club!
By written by Phil K. November 6, 2020
Thank you to Nourishing Literacy (NL) team member Carolyn for writing this blog post! In addition to sharing her experience and findings, Carolyn has included some of the activities… continue reading Noodles Across Tables
By written by Shayna M. November 6, 2020 2
November 1, 1884, is an important date to remember, as it was when 25 countries decided to establish what became known as the Prime Meridian , starting at 0 degrees from Greenwich, UK. An… continue reading Learn More About Prime Meridian Day!
By written by Linda Y. November 5, 2020
Have you been meaning to revise your resume, but are not sure how to get started? Would you like to learn new skills to conquer your next job interview? Are you interested in… continue reading New Virtual Career Workshops
By written by Margaret T. November 5, 2020
COVID-19 has changed the way we perform on the job. For several months, the silence of everyday life has transformed the way we interact, at all levels, and in our community. Now, our home is not… continue reading Working Remotely? Ask Lynda!
By written by Mary Marques November 4, 2020 1
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: Compiling Free Sales Lists
By written by Gillian R. November 4, 2020