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Do you absolutely love job interviews and eagerly anticipate your next opportunity to tell strangers about yourself? Or do you have nightmares where you go to an interview and forget your own… continue reading How to Have a Stress-Free Job Interview

By written by Karen H.    November 26, 2019   

As the weather changes, there's no better company than reading a good book in a cozy space. Running from November 25 to February 29 , our Winter Reading Challenge invites readers of all ages… continue reading 'Tis the Season for the Winter Reading Challenge

By written by Gennifer R.    November 25, 2019    1

It's getting close to being "the most wonderful time of the year", or, if you have to travel far and wide—over the river and through the woods even—you may need some help… continue reading Digital Media Spotlight | New Audiobooks for Holiday Travels

By written by Peter SM    November 22, 2019   

Philadelphia has and always will be a city of neighborhoods. In our ongoing series of Neighborhood Beginnings, today we'll be discussing a section of the city that was once referred to as...… continue reading Neighborhood Beginnings: from Pigs to Pigskin - 11 Things You Might Not Know About "The Neck"

By written by Sally F.    November 22, 2019   

I’ve been called a walking disaster many times, and frankly, there's a lot of truth to it. I spill things, drop things, say things, and eat things I shouldn’t. But I’m… continue reading Maritime Disasters: Commercial Ships, Catastrophic Sinkings

By written by Kalela W.    November 21, 2019    1

With National Philanthropy Day just a few days ago and Thanksgiving fast approaching, it’s a great time to think about what philanthropy is and what it means to each and every one of… continue reading The Meaning of Philanthropy

By written by Jamie K.    November 21, 2019   

Marisa McClellan is a food writer, canning teacher, and dedicated farmers' market shopper who lives in Center City Philadelphia. She is the author of Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches… continue reading Serve Up This Apple Cranberry Jam at Your Harvest Feast!

By written by Liz A.    November 20, 2019   

Have you heard that Tommy Orange’s breathtaking novel There There is the 2020 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection? If you don’t have a copy yet, don’t worry: the Free… continue reading #OneBookWednesday | Book Discussion Tips

By written by Clare F.    November 20, 2019    1

November is Native American Heritage Month—a time to celebrate the rich histories, cultures, and traditions of all First Nations. It is encouraging to see new books being created by and… continue reading New First Nation Books for Young Readers

By written by Monica C.    November 19, 2019   

NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month , is a creative exercise in perseverance for writers everywhere. It is a challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel during the 30 days of November.… continue reading NaNoWriMo = National Novel Writing Month!

By written by Kelly D.    November 18, 2019    2

No ... we don't mean it like that ! This Sunday, November 17, is national Take a Hike Day. It's time to pull on some comfortable shoes and explore a forest, a park, or your very own… continue reading Hey Philly, Take a Hike!

By written by Clare F.    November 15, 2019   

I pride myself on being someone who recycles. My grandmother took trash and recycle day in her neighborhood VERY seriously. She would make sure that any jar that had sauce/jam/cream/oil in it was… continue reading The Do's and Don'ts of Recycling in Philadelphia

By written by Kamilah C.    November 15, 2019    6

This month, in celebration of Indigenous, Native, Aboriginal, and First Nation peoples, we will follow some notable hashtags, making waves for people seeking relatable content in the pages of a… continue reading Indigenous Reads for Children and Teens

By written by Gennifer R.    November 14, 2019   

While reading There There — Tommy Orange ’s award-winning novel and the 2020 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection—I was repeatedly struck by how many references Orange… continue reading #OneBookWednesday | Some History and Terms from There There

By written by Clare F.    November 13, 2019   

November is National Adoption Awareness Month, a celebrated tradition that began in 1976 . This year, the monthly focus is on the adoption of children who are currently in foster care. The stories… continue reading Bringing Families Together: A Booklist About Adopted Children and Their Families

By written by Gennifer R.    November 12, 2019   

The human toll exacted by the Civil War is made clear simply by the size and number of hospitals in Philadelphia that treated the casualties of war. It’s no exaggeration to say that a few… continue reading Civil War Medicine: What Went Right

By written by David N.    November 12, 2019   

Yes, I am one of those: I keep a list of books saved in my phone—books that I will eventually read once I reach that magical point of life when I stop desiring new books and therefore stop… continue reading Happy Birthday to Kurt Vonnegut (and Kilgore Trout?)

By written by Briana G.    November 8, 2019    2

Blog post author Nina Coffin is a Librarian in the Social Science & History Department at Parkway Central Library and a participant in Cohort 6 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries… continue reading Honor the Past, Embrace the Future: Exploring Services for Veterans and Their Families

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    November 8, 2019   

On Saturday, November 9 at 12:00 p.m., world-renowned violist Adriana Linares of ArcoNet (The Arts & Community Network), an incorporated nonprofit organization committed to offering… continue reading Viola, Violin, and Cello Family Concert at Lawncrest Library

By written by Marcela F.    November 7, 2019   

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