Browsing Date: April 2021 (33)

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May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month ! As part of the celebration, let’s dive into recent picture books created by Asian authors and/or illustrators. This is just a small… continue reading Picture Books Highlights | Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

By written by Monica C.    April 30, 2021   

The Free Library of Philadelphia has begun actively seeking candidates for its new President and Director. The search process is being conducted by a 22-member Search Committee, with assistance… continue reading The Free Library Launches Search for New Director

By written by Administrator    April 29, 2021   

The Rare Book Department has some true treasures within its collections, but perhaps one of its most special collections is the First Folio of William Shakespeare . What is the “First… continue reading Who Said It: Shakespeare, Milton, or Shake Milton?

By written by Peter SM    April 28, 2021   

by Breshay Woods, Culinary Literacy Center Intern Edible Alphabet  is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's  Culinary Literacy Center.… continue reading Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Tacos Dorados

By written by Lindsay S.    April 28, 2021   

This year’s One Book, One Philadelphia youth titles are Elizabeth Acevedo’s The Poet X and Hey Black Child by Useni Eugene Perkins—both written in verse. While novels in verse… continue reading One Book, One Philadelphia | Youth in Verse

By written by Nell M.    April 27, 2021   

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   

This week at Whitman Library  we are making a simple meal of Chicken and Potatoes that can be tweaked and flavored to your preferences! Baking with Becca at Whitman Library I prepared and… continue reading Baking with Becca: Cooking Outside the Box... Chicken and Potatoes

By written by Rebecca M.    April 26, 2021   

Earth Day is here again and while I try to do my part in reducing, reusing, and recycling all year long, I’m always looking for more ways to keep the Earth and, more specifically, the… continue reading Earth Day Project | Upcycling with Plastic Yarn

By written by Echo P.    April 22, 2021   

by Breshay Woods, Culinary Literacy Center Intern Edible Alphabet  is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's  Culinary Literacy Center… continue reading Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

By written by Lindsay S.    April 21, 2021   

Is it any wonder that April is National Poetry Month ? What a beautiful time of year to be in Philadelphia—a veritable poetry capital, vibrant in the face of challenges—and with April… continue reading Celebrate Poetry Month Virtually!

By written by Emily S.    April 20, 2021   

It’s easy to get blasé about Earth Day amidst the many other real concerns we face each day. But caring for the planet we live on was still a radical idea in the United States when… continue reading Why is Earth Week Important?

By written by Emily S.    April 19, 2021   

Have you ever wished you could find a resource that would practically write your business plan for you? Well, your wish has come true! Gale Small Business Builder is a step-by-step online planning… continue reading Business Librarian and Business Owner: Business Plans Made Easy with Gale Business Plan Builder

By written by Sharontina H.    April 16, 2021    1

We often emphasize distinctions between the main Abrahamic religions, but they have something culinary in common: each year Muslims, Christians, and Jews restrict their diets to mimic the fasts of… continue reading Why Did Abraham Care What We Eat? Food Restrictions in Major Religions

By written by Lane    April 16, 2021   

by Breshay Woods, Culinary Literacy Center Intern Edible Alphabet  is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's  Culinary Literacy Center… continue reading Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Bibimbap

By written by Lindsay S.    April 15, 2021   

Read, Baby, Read is a Free Library initiative focused on encouraging early literacy development among infants and young toddlers under two years old. We work with 12 participating libraries across… continue reading Read, Baby, Read Presents Early Literacy Ideas: My Body!

By written by Sarah J.    April 15, 2021   

Becca at Whitman Library Today at Whitman Library we are baking Apple Yogurt Cake with a Cinnamon Streusel in the middle and on top! Being a baker, I had to start with my strengths. The community… continue reading Baking with Becca: Cooking Outside the Box... with Apples

By written by Rebecca M.    April 14, 2021    2

This is the seventh in a series of posts  highlighting major figures in jazz history who were from Philly (even if most ended up in New York City). A virtual book discussion of Thelonious… continue reading Philly Jazz Legends: Lee Morgan

By written by Ben R.    April 14, 2021    3

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 and approaches… continue reading Greens Across Tables

By written by Shayna M.    April 13, 2021    4

Are you thinking about starting a nonprofit organization? In the Regional Foundation Center (RFC), the Free Library’s resource center for nonprofits, we see lots of folks who are… continue reading Five Alternatives to Starting a Nonprofit

By written by Caitlin S.    April 13, 2021   

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