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Welcome to Lillian Marrero / ¡Bienvenidos! Lillian Marrero Lillian Marrero Library  was built in 1906 with funds donated by Andrew Carnegie. Today, the library is a landmark in Central… continue reading Reference Desk: Culinary Literacy Programming at Lillian Marrero Library

By written by Jonathan E.    March 12, 2021   

March is Women’s History Month—let’s take a look at recent books highlighting women in science! From deep in the ocean and outer space to medicine and physics, women have been… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Women in Science

By written by Monica C.    March 11, 2021   

Today, on March 10—or Mar10 , if you will—we celebrate everything about the red-and-blue-suspendered plumber with extraordinary jumping abilities and a knack for exciting… continue reading Digital Media Spotlight | MAR10 Day and the World of Video Games

By written by Peter SM    March 10, 2021   

by Breshay Woods  (Culinary Literacy Center Intern) Edible Alphabet  is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's  Culinary Literacy Center.… continue reading Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Spinach Feta Orzo

By written by Lindsay S.    March 9, 2021   

‘Tis the season for thawing, Shamrock Shakes, and Spring (finally!). It’s also tax season, so we’re hitting you with some hard truths about everyone’s favorite topic:… continue reading Ask an Accountant: Business Edition

By written by Gillian R.    March 8, 2021   

It's International Women's Day, but there are ways to celebrate and honor yourself (and the women in your life) all year long! Support women-owned businesses by patronizing and promoting… continue reading International Women's Day

By written by Kamilah C.    March 8, 2021   

Join the Adult Literacy Book Club, presented by the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center  and the Center for Literacy . Improve your reading skills while reading and discussing… continue reading The Adult Literacy Book Club’s New Book Selection

By written by Phil K.    March 5, 2021   

Read, Baby, Read is a Free Library initiative focused on encouraging early literacy development among infants and young toddlers under two years old. We work with 12 participating libraries across… continue reading Read, Baby, Read Presents Early Literacy Ideas: Animals!

By written by Sarah J.    March 5, 2021   

The New Year is a time to reaffirm commitments and resolve to meet new goals. Leslie Walker , Interim Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia, and Dave Edwards , Interim CEO of the Free… continue reading Reference Desk: Candid Conversations with Leslie and Dave!

By written by Jonathan E.    March 4, 2021   

29 weeks, 374.25 miles, 56 libraries*. That’s the tremendous endeavor Free Library patron and supporter Carolyn Redmond accomplished during the COVID-19 pandemic—to travel to all of… continue reading 29 Weeks, 374.25 Miles, 56 Libraries: A Library Patron's Journey

By written by Jamie K.    March 4, 2021    5

This blog post was written by Becky Shaknovich, Department Head of Parkway Central Library's Children's Department and Field Teen Center . Becky was a member of Cohort 7 of the Skills… continue reading Storytime Pivots During COVID Times

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    March 3, 2021   

Inspiration comes with a few simple elements. For example, being in a quiet room might trigger your creative mind with a new flow of ideas. Each one of us has a different approach. Maybe you like… continue reading How to Spark Your Creativity

By written by Mary Marques    March 3, 2021   

Regional Foundation Center  librarians are frequently asked about accounting services for nonprofit organizations. As librarians, we love to answer your questions, but can’t answer your… continue reading Ask an Accountant: Nonprofit Edition

By written by Caitlin S.    March 2, 2021   

This March we are exploring titles featuring women during Women's History Month—our children and teen titles feature adventure and inspiration while our adult selections focus on… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in March!

By written by Rachel F.    March 2, 2021   

Lies. Alternative facts. Demonize and Destroy Your Opponents. Does this sound familiar? Former Senator Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wisconsin) has been dead for 63 years, but the political tools and… continue reading Trust No One: Joe McCarthy and the Politics of Fear

By written by Richard L.    March 1, 2021    1

“Give women more power in the government offices if the desire is for peace and prosperity." - Gertrude Bustill Mossell Become inspired by stories of perseverance and accomplishment… continue reading Celebrate Women’s History Month with the Free Library!

By written by Andrew N.    March 1, 2021    1

I bomb atomically, Socrates’ philosophies and hypotheses Can’t define how I be dropping these mockeries Lyrically perform armed robbery - "Triumph (feat. Cappadonna)" by… continue reading Memories of the Golden Age of Hip Hop

By written by Camille T.    February 26, 2021    1

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 to close… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Black History Month: Biographies

By written by Monica C.    February 26, 2021   

As the pandemic enters its second year, online platforms and virtual learning continue to serve a critical role in our children’s education. Are you the caregiver of a currently enrolled… continue reading Stay Connected with the School District of Philadelphia Parent and Family Portal

By written by Jennifer E.    February 25, 2021   

by Labonno Islam (Digital Engagement & Communications Specialist) and Juliet Fink Yates (Digital Inclusion Fellow), City of Philadelphia Office of Innovation and Technology In June of… continue reading Need Internet Access and Technology Support? Call a Digital Navigator Today!

By written by Administrator    February 25, 2021    1

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