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Whether you are working from home or working in your socially-distanced cubicle, the Regional Foundation Center at the Free Library is here to support you virtually. Check out some of our favorite… continue reading At Home with BRIC: Virtual Nonprofit Resources

By written by Caitlin S.    July 28, 2020    1

The last several months have felt and looked different for all of us, and we have missed seeing you all in our neighborhood libraries. While the Free Library continues to follow federal, state,… continue reading Limited Services Now Available at the Free Library!

By written by Administrator    July 27, 2020    14

Updated Wednesday, July 29, 1:00 p.m. Comments from the Board of Trustees following the meeting on July 27:   The Board of Trustees of the Free Library expresses our profound gratitude to the… continue reading Free Library Board of Trustees Special Meeting

By written by Administrator    July 25, 2020    8

The 2020 Olympic Games were supposed to be starting today in Tokyo, Japan, but the Olympic flame will not be lit this summer . This year's Olympics were postponed back in March due to the… continue reading Digital Media Spotlight: Olympic Memories of the Past

By written by Peter SM    July 23, 2020   

With the close of Pride Month last month, we continue to celebrate and be inspired by all of the stripes found on the Pride flag, and all of the people who are represented by this flag, throughout… continue reading The Rainbow Pantry Comes Back for Seconds!

By written by Shayna M.    July 22, 2020    4

Have you ever wondered how bees make honey? The books below will give you a good idea – and they are so much fun to read! Beehive by Jorey Hurley   ebook available via Overdrive… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Let's Talk About Bees!

By written by Monica C.    July 21, 2020    1

For the past 50 years(!), fans, writers, illustrators, creators, and sellers of anything and everything comic book-related have convened in sunny San Diego, CA for the foremost pop culture event… continue reading Comic-Con 2020: At-Home and Online!

By written by Peter SM    July 20, 2020    2

Do you have a favorite season? I do – mine is summer. What’s not to like, I say? Long days, open windows, warm weather, shorts and sandals, water and bathing suits, reading on… continue reading Picture ebooks Highlights | It's Summertime!

By written by Monica C.    July 16, 2020   

I know we have all heard the saying "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream." For people of all ages, from toddlers to seniors, ice cream has become an American classic; but… continue reading Happy National Ice Cream Month!

By written by Naquawna L.    July 16, 2020   

This is the first 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 Wishing on the Moon:… continue reading Philly Jazz Legends: John Coltrane

By written by Ben R.    July 15, 2020    2

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: Samosas

By written by Lindsay S.    July 14, 2020    1

How do we engage with our communities during a pandemic? In particular, how do we engage creatively with the goal of affecting social change? These questions have been at the forefront of our… continue reading Community Cultural Engagement and Social Change Through Art

By written by Catherine M.    July 13, 2020   

Readers are no strangers to having their favorite books and characters adapted for the screen, and Netflix, in particular, is one of the biggest purveyors of bringing those pages to life via… continue reading New Book to Screen Adaptations from Netflix This July!

By written by Peter SM    July 10, 2020   

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. This time we are… continue reading Picture ebooks Highlights | The Old Truck

By written by Monica C.    July 9, 2020   

Although many people associate the term "folk music" with white musicians like Pete Seeger , there is a long tradition in the United States of Black folk musicians. In fact, without the… continue reading Discover Black Folk Musicians

By written by Natalie H.    July 8, 2020    2

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: Vegetarian Cobb Salad

By written by Lindsay S.    July 7, 2020    2

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