Browsing Date: May 2020 (44)

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Wishes have been on my mind more than usual these days. Wishes for family to be safe and healthy, wishes for friends to keep in good spirits, and a wish to be able to visit my favorite bakery,… continue reading Three Wishes for the Days Ahead

By written by Jeff B.    May 15, 2020   

It's been 8 weeks since Philadelphia schools closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic , leaving parents and caregivers pivoting back and forth between work schedules and full-time childcare, amongst… continue reading Tips and Suggestions for Juggling Work from Home and Homeschooling Duties

By written by Peter SM    May 14, 2020   

This is the 3rd in an ongoing series of self-care blog-posts. I’m not a professional healthcare worker. I’m simply someone that practices self-care in his daily life and for whom… continue reading Family Self-Care and Exercise in the Time of Social Distancing

By written by Bryan B.    May 13, 2020    1

We are back with another Picture ebook Highlight , a series where we put the spotlight on an ebook that you can read at home, using the Free Library's Digital Media portal . In 2005, author… continue reading Picture ebooks Highlights | Llama Llama Red Pajama

By written by Monica C.    May 13, 2020   

Check out some of our favorite business resources, accessible from anywhere with your library card number and PIN. Most of BRIC ’s business resources are also available from anywhere.  … continue reading Top Ten Business Resources You Can Access Anywhere with Your Free Library Card

By written by Gillian R.    May 12, 2020   

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 skills through… continue reading Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Chana Masala

By written by Lindsay S.    May 12, 2020   

Are you a creative, engaged student who is passionate about writing, reading, performing, and experiencing poetry? Are you equally passionate about working with your peers and other students to do… continue reading Philadelphia is Looking for Its Next Youth Poet Laureate

By written by Autumn M.    May 11, 2020   

We're reviving our monthly blog post to highlight new titles at the Free Library, with the emphasis on featured ebooks or audiobook titles that we have recently been added to our online… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in May!

By written by Paul A.    May 11, 2020   

Although most of us will be staying home this Mother’s Day, what better way to celebrate than by enjoying breakfast in bed and cuddling up to share stories with the ones we love? The… continue reading Stories to Share for Mother's Day

By written by Leigh U.    May 8, 2020   

We are big fans of teachers here at the Free Library! From class visits , helping plan lessons, and reading suggestions to participating in professional development opportunities for… continue reading Raise Your Hand for Teacher Appreciation Week!

By written by Jennifer E.    May 8, 2020   

There’s no doubt that this pandemic has turned all of our lives upside down. For those of us with young kids, it means interrupted routines and the increased need for at-home stimulation and… continue reading Shake Things Up with Baby at Home!

By written by Leigh U.    May 7, 2020   

Philadelphia teachers have been tasked with teaching digitally during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Philadelphia School District has embraced Google Classroom for this switch. Online platforms now… continue reading Supporting Teachers Using Google Classrooms

By written by Lu F.    May 7, 2020   

I remember way back in 2016 when the American Eagle Foundation set up a webcam at the National Arboretum in Washington D.C., which is home to a bald eagle couple appropriately named Mr. President… continue reading Wildlife Webcams

By written by Allison M.    May 6, 2020   

The American Library Association (ALA) defines  community engagement  as "the process of working collaboratively with community members—be they library customers, residents,… continue reading Sharing Skills for Community-Centered Libraries with the American Library Association

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    May 6, 2020   

This is the 2nd in an ongoing series of self-care blog-posts. I’m not a professional healthcare worker. I’m simply someone that practices self-care in his daily life and for whom… continue reading We Don’t Come with Dashboards: Reading Your Internal Gauges

By written by Bryan B.    May 6, 2020   

Since the COVID-19 crisis shut down libraries, several Philadelphia City Institute staff members have been directly assisting neighbors and community members by helping with food distribution… continue reading Philadelphia City Institute Staff Help with Food Distribution

By written by Erin H.    May 5, 2020    1

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in ways big and small. We are all having to adjust to and cope with uncertainty and lingering worries.  That is true for children as well. School… continue reading Talking to Children About Coronavirus

By written by Monica C.    May 5, 2020   

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 skills through… continue reading Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Arroz con Leche

By written by Lindsay S.    May 5, 2020   

by Dr. Gary Galván In early March 2020, orchestras around the world began contacting the Fleisher Collection to let us know they were canceling concerts for which they had borrowed music.… continue reading Going Under COVID: How the Shows Still Go On

By written by Fleisher Collection    May 4, 2020   

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