Browsing Date: March 2020 (36)

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Women today often talk about the difficulty of "having it all", but Sadie T.M. Alexander was more concerned with "doing it all." She not only raised two children and worked to… continue reading A History Minute: The Many Firsts of Sadie T. M. Alexander

By written by Sally F.    March 31, 2020   

Tomie dePaola (1934 - 2020) knew how to tell a story. In person, he could keep you spellbound with his stories. His eyes would twinkle and he knew just the right moment to pause and let… continue reading Remembering Tomie DePaola (1934 - 2020)

By written by Chris B.    March 31, 2020    1

Updated with additional information on Friday, May 1, 1:00 p.m. Across Philadelphia, families are experiencing unexpected challenges as a result of the COVID-19 emergency . In these uncertain… continue reading Local Hunger Relief Options - Find Free, Nutritious Food Near You!

By written by Caity R.    March 30, 2020    2

With the current quarantine for Covid-19 affecting Pennsylvania, many parents are looking for fun, educational activities for their children. One activity worth exploring is window birding . Due… continue reading Window Birding

By written by Chris B.    March 30, 2020   

As March draws to a close, we near the end of Women’s History Month. Here at the Free Library, we’ve celebrated this important observance in many ways: with the story of Mary Church… continue reading Stream a Film by a Woman to Celebrate Women's History Month

By written by Clare F.    March 27, 2020   

While many will be embracing their Netflix accounts for the foreseeable future, this is a great time to check out its intellectual counterpart for kids from Scholastic called BookFlix ! Bookflix… continue reading Step Aside Netflix, BookFlix Rules!

By written by Sara M.    March 27, 2020   

Are you looking to research funding opportunities for your organization? Is your nonprofit helping those affected by COVID-19? The Regional Foundation Center at the Free Library of Philadelphia is… continue reading Resources for PHL Nonprofits During COVID-19

By written by Caitlin S.    March 26, 2020   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is a great place to learn and practice English . If your English classes have been affected by closures related to COVID-19 , there are library resources available… continue reading Learn and Practice English at Home with Your Library Card

By written by Lindsay S.    March 26, 2020    2

While you’re checking out the library’s amazing collection of ebooks, movies and music , don’t forget about one of our most vibrant options- magazines! With RBdigital Magazine ,… continue reading Check Out Online Magazines for some Home Cooking Inspiration!

By written by Caity R.    March 25, 2020   

While we all practice social distancing with schools and libraries closed for at least two weeks to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 , what exactly are you (and your kids!) going to do with… continue reading Keeping You and the Kids Busy While Social Distancing

By written by Jennifer E.    March 25, 2020    1

Audiobooks offer a great way to escape while you’re working, cooking, or cleaning. They have also been proven to help struggling readers access literature . But a battle still rages:… continue reading Audiobooks 101

By written by Jamie B.    March 24, 2020    3

The Free Library’s Spring Reading Challenge is active now through May 15! Engage your brain in fun activities, alone or with family and friends. Sign up online, then track your reading… continue reading Spring Online Reading Challenge

By written by Shari K.    March 24, 2020    3

**Upated to reflect new virtual programs on March 26 at 3:23 p.m.** While we’re sad that our buildings are closed for now , our Free Library librarians and staff members are taking… continue reading Join the Free Library for Online Storytimes and Virtual Activities!

By written by Kate C.    March 23, 2020    7

New to ebooks? Here’s a short guide to getting started with ebooks at the Free Library. Finding ebooks Search our library catalog by title, author, subject, or another term. In your search… continue reading ebooks 101

By written by Jamie B.    March 20, 2020    3

Involving youth of all ages in the kitchen is a great way to help open up young minds to new foods. Check out our ideas that don’t need a knife or other sharp tools. And remember,… continue reading In the Kitchen with Children and Youth

By written by Liz A.    March 20, 2020    2

What is the Equinox? The word "equinox" comes from a Latin root meaning "equal night", and describes the days of the year when daytime is roughly equal to night. The equinox… continue reading Welcome Spring! How to Celebrate the Equinox with Kids

By written by Emily S.    March 19, 2020   

If you're looking for free, personalized academic support while your school or university is closed, the Free Library can connect you to a qualified tutor through Homework Help Online ,… continue reading Homework Help Online: Live Chat with a Qualified Tutor

By written by Jamie B.    March 18, 2020    1

One of my favorite things about children is how they ask big questions. When adults have the same questions themselves, it can be hard to figure out how to answer in an age-appropriate manner.… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Germs Are Not For Sharing!

By written by Naomi S.    March 17, 2020    1

If your school or college is affected by COVID-19, resources from the Free Library are available to help students continue their learning from home. You can find all of these digital tools at… continue reading Learning from Home? The Free Library Can Help!

By written by Jamie B.    March 16, 2020    5

There is a good chance that you have heard about the 2020 Census in the past year, either through news outlets and advertisements or by attending a program. Well, the time is nigh. Starting March… continue reading Everything You Need to Know about the 2020 Census

By written by Marija G.    March 13, 2020