Browsing Date: April 2020 (47)

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Across Philadelphia, businesses are experiencing unexpected challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic . If you’re currently thinking about entrepreneurship for the first time or… continue reading At Home with BRIC: Access Business Resources Anywhere!

By written by Gillian R.    April 30, 2020   

As we close out April and National Poetry Month, while many of us are in slow-down mode and many others of us are working extremely hard, let’s give ourselves a moment to pause and breathe… continue reading Listen to Poetry

By written by Autumn M.    April 30, 2020   

These are scary times, and there is a lot of false information out there, so it’s important to make sure that you are finding answers using reliable resources. Questions about food safety… continue reading 5 FAQs for Food Safety During COVID-19 and Tons of Reliable Resources

By written by Caity R.    April 30, 2020    1

Let’s face it—these are crazy times. I’m writing at home at this moment, because my library, McPherson Square , is currently closed. Schools have closed. Many businesses are… continue reading Self-Care Resources for Families

By written by Bryan B.    April 29, 2020    1

Do you miss seeing the animals at the Philadelphia Zoo ? I sure do! But guess what? You can still see their penguins anytime through the computer. The Zoo has a live feed called the Penguin Point… continue reading Penguins, Penguins, Penguins!

By written by Monica C.    April 29, 2020   

by Labonno Islam (Digital Engagement & Communications Specialist) and Juliet Fink Yates (Digital Inclusion Fellow), City of Philadelphia Office of Innovation and Technology… continue reading Accessing Computers and Digital Resources During COVID-19

By written by Administrator    April 28, 2020   

Today, American novelist Harper Lee would have turned 94 years old. As a lover of novels in general, and To Kill a Mockingbird in particular, I jumped at the chance to write a celebratory blog… continue reading Harper Lee and the Novels That Help Us Remember

By written by Christine M.    April 28, 2020    1

Edible Alphabet  is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's  Culinary Literacy Center . The mission is to teach English language and literacy… continue reading Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Herb Falafel

By written by Lindsay S.    April 28, 2020    2

As Salaamu Alikum and Ramadan Mubarak! Yes,  Ramadan is finally here! The Free Library of Philadelphia wishes our Muslim friends in Philadelphia and all over a blessed holiday! For those… continue reading Ramadan Mubarak and QURAN TEEN Virtual Event!

By written by Shahadah A.    April 27, 2020    2

The Free Library of Philadelphia is home to a myriad of Special Collections . Since mid-March, we have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that those of us who work with the… continue reading #SpecialCollectionsAtHome

By written by Megan M.    April 27, 2020   

Preservation Week is an annual celebration that began in 2012 with the American Library Association and is celebrated in libraries, museums, and households around the country. The theme for this… continue reading Celebrate Preservation Week at the Free Library!

By written by Chris B.    April 27, 2020   

On Thursday, April 8, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced the unprecedented closure of  K-12 schools for the remainder of the year due to the outbreak of COVID-19 . In lieu of… continue reading Going the Distance: Remote Learning and Online Resources for Educators

By written by Joe S.    April 24, 2020   

Even though all of our minds are on the pandemic and its consequences for us, our communities, and our city, now is also a crucial time for Census 2020! From April to August, the Census… continue reading Support the 2020 Census: Philadelphia Counts!

By written by Andrew N.    April 24, 2020   

by Karin S. and Chris B. Social Distancing can be a challenge! It seems like the rules of what you should and shouldn't do are always changing.  To help you learn* about the right and… continue reading The Rights and Wrongs of Social Distancing

By written by Administrator    April 24, 2020    2

As we have all come to learn recently, finding certain items at the grocery store or through online shopping has become much more difficult than usual. Shelves are often cleared of milk, bread,… continue reading Straight from the Source—Philly Tap Water is Safe and Delicious!

By written by Caity R.    April 23, 2020    1

Schools are closed through the end of this school year, and children and caregivers alike are looking for high-quality reading materials and activities. It's more important than ever… continue reading Reading Resources for School-Aged Children

By written by Jamie B.    April 23, 2020   

This National Library Week , we have reflected on the many fantastic resources, programs, and events the Free Library offers. Even though our doors are temporarily closed and many of our programs… continue reading It's Library Giving Day!

By written by Jamie K.    April 23, 2020   

Employers these days are turning to virtual interviews to avoid the health risks of face-to-face interviews during COVID-19 pandemic To prepare for virtual interviews you can practice with Big… continue reading Digital Tools and Resources for Job Seekers

By written by Margaret T.    April 22, 2020   

“Earthrise,” taken by astronaut Bill Anders in 1968, was the first widely published image of our planet from outer space. It helped spark the environmental movement in the United… continue reading Could Every Day Be Earth Day?

By written by Clare F.    April 22, 2020   

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