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Two months into the pandemic, everyone is looking at their computer screen and seeing at least 10 or more people on it. Imagine if you had to look at more than 50 or 100 people on the screen...… continue reading Listen to the Virtual Concert Band and Discover an Online Music Community

By written by Ellen W.    December 4, 2020   

As part of our  ongoing series  of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Sunita Balija, who is a… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Sunita Balija, Children's Librarian and South Indian Classical Vocalist

By written by Peter SM    December 4, 2020   

Passed in March 2020, the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) includes several provisions designed to bolster the United States economy in response to the COVID-19… continue reading How the CARES Act Impacts Your Charitable Giving

By written by Jamie K.    December 3, 2020    1

Nowadays, mastering a new language is so much fun—there are so many resources available! Depending on your learning style, you can design a work plan that fits your needs and time. With only… continue reading ¿Aprendiendo Español? Check Out These Resources!

By written by Mary Marques    December 2, 2020   

The Free Library Board of Trustees will be holding its second quarterly meeting of FY21 on Wednesday, December 9, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The meeting will take place through the online meeting… continue reading Free Library Board of Trustees Upcoming Public Meeting on Wednesday, December 9 at 8:00 a.m.

By written by Administrator    December 2, 2020    1

by Mariam Williams, Project Director for Chronicling Resistance "I've studied what I could of the Niess and their culture. There isn’t much left, and I have to sift the truth from… continue reading Chronicling Resistance: Meet the Fellows

By written by Administrator    December 1, 2020   

It’s Giving Tuesday and the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is participating! Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement that was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that… continue reading Support the Free Library of Philadelphia on #GivingTuesday!

By written by Jamie K.    December 1, 2020   

In early September, the Board of Trustees appointed Leslie M. Walker as the Interim Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Prior to this appointment, Leslie served as the Chief of Staff for… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Leslie M. Walker, Interim Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia

By written by Alix G.    November 30, 2020    1

It's finally here, the last month of 2020. This is a year that we're not going to miss, and you can celebrate it's passing with one of our recommendations. Light-hearted or serious, we… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in December!

By written by Paul A.    November 30, 2020   

Ah, Thanksgiving. It’s the holiday many of us look forward to in which we can gather with family and friends, eat delicious homemade food, and reflect on all of the things we are thankful… continue reading Buy Nothing Day 2020

By written by Kamilah C.    November 27, 2020   

by Andrew DePass, Intern,  Languages and Learning Center Have you started taking a GED or HiSET course before the pandemic that has been put on hold and want to continue your studies? Need an… continue reading Prepare for Your High School Diploma and More With These Free Online Courses

By written by Rachel H.    November 25, 2020    3

Updated Monday, January 4, 2021 Local author Hallee Adelman is the creator of the Way Past... books series , which helps children learn how to cope with their emotions in a literacy-focused way.… continue reading Virtual Children’s Author Visit: Hallee Adelman

By written by Becky S.    November 24, 2020    2

Written by Alex Evenson, Philabundance Nutrition Educator, with additions from Caity Rietzen, Culinary Literacy Center Supervisor   Cooking is a wonderful way to bring people together, and… continue reading Brighten Up Your Thanksgiving Table

By written by Caity R.    November 24, 2020   

In the world of entrepreneurship, one of the most challenging aspects of business ownership is finding ways to let the most people know that your business exists, i.e. visibility. There are many… continue reading Business Librarian and Business Owner: Gaining Visibility

By written by Sharontina H.    November 23, 2020    1

As COVID-19 cases surge in our city, Philadelphia health officials have announced a new Safer at Home plan, which aims to limit the spread of this virus through this difficult period. Vaccines for… continue reading Using the City's Online Maps to Find Free Food Distribution and COVID-19 Testing Sites

By written by Michael R.    November 19, 2020   

In response to rising COVID-19 cases in Philadelphia, the City and Department of Public Health have announced changes to restrictions on businesses, events, and gatherings, and other activities to… continue reading Philadelphia Announces New "Safer at Home" Restrictions and Closures to Fight Rising COVID-19 Cases

By written by Administrator    November 17, 2020    2

Kindness is a gentle, hopeful act. Being kind is one of the easiest ways to have an impact on the world.  A simple act of kindness can grow exponentially, from one person to many, many… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | World Kindness Day

By written by Monica C.    November 13, 2020   

Are you looking for a healthy snack and way to fuel your body as the fall and winter days get shorter? Try some trail mix! Trail mix can be packed with nutrients that fuel the body longer, and… continue reading Trail Mix and Hiking Trails Can Cure the Blues

By written by Naquawna L.    November 12, 2020    2

I still remember as a child, coming along as my mother cast her ballot. Standing side by side with my mother, the first person in my family to vote in the U.S., left me with wide-eyed curiosity.… continue reading Making Her Mark: Philadelphia Women Fight for the Vote Digital Exhibition Launches

By written by Suzanna U.    November 10, 2020   

Happy Diwali Season! At Donatucci Library , we will be celebrating the Indian Festival of Lights on Friday, November 13, at 3:00 p.m. with stories, songs, crafts, and a stroll through our… continue reading Celebrate Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights!

By written by Sunita B.    November 10, 2020   

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