Browsing Date: February 2021 (35)

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I bomb atomically, Socrates’ philosophies and hypotheses Can’t define how I be dropping these mockeries Lyrically perform armed robbery - "Triumph (feat. Cappadonna)" by… continue reading Memories of the Golden Age of Hip Hop

By written by Camille T.    February 26, 2021    1

Throughout February, in celebration of Black History Month, Picture Book Highlights will focus on books written and / or illustrated by African American authors and illustrators. Today to close… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Black History Month: Biographies

By written by Monica C.    February 26, 2021   

As the pandemic enters its second year, online platforms and virtual learning continue to serve a critical role in our children’s education. Are you the caregiver of a currently enrolled… continue reading Stay Connected with the School District of Philadelphia Parent and Family Portal

By written by Jennifer E.    February 25, 2021   

by Labonno Islam (Digital Engagement & Communications Specialist) and Juliet Fink Yates (Digital Inclusion Fellow), City of Philadelphia Office of Innovation and Technology In June of… continue reading Need Internet Access and Technology Support? Call a Digital Navigator Today!

By written by Administrator    February 25, 2021    2

If you’re unfamiliar with poetry, or it’s just been a while since you really sat down and read a poem, we can walk through one together! Here’s a look at some of the tools used… continue reading So You’re Reading a Poem…

By written by Nell M.    February 24, 2021    1

One of the joys of my profession is not knowing who will spark my curiosity to continue learning about something or someone. To celebrate Black History Month this year, I let my curiosity guide me… continue reading Dr. Rebecca Cole: Pioneering Philadelphia Doctor and African American Health Advocate

By written by J'Vanne W.    February 24, 2021   

Bessie Coleman is known for being the first black women to get a pilot’s license. But have you ever wondered who the first Black man was to get his pilot’s license? Meet Emory Conrad… continue reading Emory C. Malick: Trailblazing African American Pilot

By written by Sandy M.    February 23, 2021   

This is the seventh in a series of posts  highlighting major figures in Philadelphia jazz history. Every one of the bolded album titles below can be streamed free with your library card via… continue reading Philly Jazz Legends: The Heath Brothers

By written by Ben R.    February 23, 2021    1

To commemorate and celebrate the scope of Black History Month, you can jump into our Author Events podcast archive , which dates back almost 25 years! There you’ll find an astonishing wealth… continue reading Black Authors and Voices: Podcasts from the Author Events Archive

By written by Author Events    February 22, 2021    1

Looking for YA titles that celebrate Black lives? Dig into these recommended #OwnVoices reads! Whether you’re into short stories, fantastical worlds, hard-hitting realistic fiction, or… continue reading Recommended YA Reads for Black History Month

By written by Emily S.    February 22, 2021   

2021 marks 45 years since The Muppet Show debuted on television and today Disney+ is bringing back all 120 episodes streaming on-demand! As Kermit the Frog would say—arms flailing—… continue reading Digital Media Spotlight | The Muppets

By written by Peter SM    February 19, 2021    1

Today is National Caregivers’ Day, and we’d like to take a moment to honor the essential role that caregivers play in our communities. Whether it is for loved ones or how you earn your… continue reading Self-Care for Caregivers | National Caregivers' Day

By written by Emily S.    February 19, 2021    1

by Evan Guerra, LEAP Maker Mentor  Earthdate August 2020...  I crash landed on this planet. I’m in bad need of repairs. My name is Cheerio B. McBoxface. I am a robot, and I am here… continue reading Meet Cheerio B. McBoxface, the Free Library's First Interactive Robot!

By written by Administrator    February 18, 2021    3

Throughout February, in celebration of Black History Month , Picture Book Highlights will focus on books written and / or illustrated by African American authors and illustrators. Let’s talk… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Black History Month: Hair

By written by Monica C.    February 18, 2021   

Protect Your Ideas As a business owner, you probably already have or most definitely will come up with great ideas. Afterall, great ideas are what businesses are born from and what sustains them.… continue reading Business Librarian and Business Owner: Protect Your Ideas

By written by Sharontina H.    February 17, 2021   

Updated Tuesday, April 27, 2021 3:15 p.m. The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be… continue reading It’s Tax Season: Here’s What You Need to Know

By written by Marija G.    February 17, 2021   

What do Guion Bluford , Angela Davis , Hank Aaron , Maya Angelou , Katherine G. Johnson , Eartha Kitt , Sonny Rollins , Gordon Parks , Ntozake Shange , and E. Lynn Harris all have in common? They… continue reading Introducing the HistoryMakers Digital Archive!

By written by Jamie B.    February 16, 2021   

by Breshay Woods  (Culinary Literacy Center Intern) Does all this Philadelphia snow have you ready for a virtual vacation to New Orleans? The Culinary Literacy Center  is here to… continue reading Recipes and Resources for a Virtual Mardi Gras Celebration

By written by Lindsay S.    February 16, 2021   

In mid-December, the Free Library welcomed Dr. Guy Sims as the institution’s first full-time Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer . Prior to this appointment, Guy was the Assistant to the… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Guy Sims, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

By written by Alix G.    February 12, 2021    9

Celebrate Lunar New Year 2021 and the Year of the Ox ! In Chinese culture, the Ox is a valued animal. Because of its role in agriculture, positive characteristics, such as being hardworking and… continue reading Celebrate the Year of the Ox!

By written by Peter SM    February 12, 2021   

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