Browsing Date: February 2021 (35)

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by Mariam Williams, Project Director, Chronicling Resistance One of my greatest joys in this project is witnessing how the Fellows draw connections among their respective areas of research and… continue reading Thinking in Community

By written by Administrator    February 11, 2021   

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 we will… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Black History Month: Grandparents

By written by Monica C.    February 11, 2021   

Ask a teen if they have a favorite poem and the answer may surprise you. Young people are experts in self-expression, and what higher form of self-expression is there than the poem? It probably… continue reading Repetition, Rhythm, and Sometimes Rhyme

By written by Catherine M.    February 10, 2021    1

I’ve written about some of my favorite graphic novels featuring Black History before in a previous post , and those titles like March by Congressman John Lewis are still… continue reading Black History Month | Spotlight on Graphic Novels

By written by Rachel F.    February 10, 2021   

by Jena Harris and Suzanna Urminska "In every race, in every nation and in every clime in every period of history there is always an eager-eyed group of youthful patriots who seriously set… continue reading Reimagining a Recipe for Radical Self Care

By written by Suzanna U.    February 9, 2021   

Quaint boxes equipped with separate compartments, used to store your favorite meals, bento boxes are gaining major popularity in the United States. While they are great for storing… continue reading Bento Boxes: A Sustainable Method for Food On the Go

By written by Naquawna L.    February 8, 2021   

During Black History Month, the Mayor’s Office of Black Male Engagement (OBME) is hosting a series on Black Generational Wealth , in partnership with the Philadelphia Department of Commerce… continue reading Black History Month | Black Generational Wealth Series

By written by Peter SM    February 8, 2021   

The first Saturday of February is Take Your Child to the Library Day! This holiday , invented by two librarians, encourages families to make a trip to their neighborhood library with their young… continue reading There’s Always Something New to Discover at the Free Library!

By written by Emily S.    February 5, 2021   

This February, commemorate Black History Month with books that celebrate the history, culture, and beauty of Black Americans. Written and illustrated by #OwnVoices creators, these books are the… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Black History Month

By written by Monica C.    February 4, 2021    1

Have you seen the movie A League of Their Own ? This famous movie highlights the early years of the Women’s Baseball League in 1943. However, if you were a Negro woman during the 1940s,… continue reading Toni Stone: The First Female Player in the Negro League

By written by Sandy M.    February 4, 2021    1

Librarianship is my second career. I have been a librarian for the past fifteen years and a coordinator for the last five. In this position, I coordinate and manage programs, connect with… continue reading Improving Time Management Skills: How to be Efficient and Productive?

By written by Mary Marques    February 3, 2021   

The Art Department is now hosting a virtual book and art-making club and we're excited to kick off our next topic! Art Book Club Online: Picturing Information starts Tuesday, February 2,… continue reading Art Book Club Online

By written by Alina J.    February 2, 2021    1

Welcome to February and Black History Month 2021! This month we have titles about love & imagination, as well as titles about history and confronting uncomfortable truths about the past.… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in February!

By written by Rachel F.    February 2, 2021   

When I was in grade school, I remember that we would often cover the same people for Black History Month, every year. You know the list: Martin Luther King, Jr. , Rosa Parks , Harriet… continue reading Follow the Free Library on Social Media this February for #BlackHistoryEveryday

By written by Kamilah C.    February 1, 2021    2

"For while we have our eyes on the future, history has its eyes on us." Millions watched last month as Amanda Gorman, the first National Youth Poet Laureate and the youngest poet to read… continue reading Black History Month at the Free Library

By written by Andrew N.    February 1, 2021   

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