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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   

Many Philadelphians are struggling to feel secure and confident when it comes to controlling personal finances. Especially in these current times of uncertainty, financial empowerment and literacy… continue reading Money Mondays at the Free Library!

By written by Kalela W.    May 4, 2020   

For more than 25 years, libraries have been digitizing their collections, and the Free Library has digital collections in abundance—providing the opportunity to browse through roughly 50,000… continue reading Diving into Digital Collections

By written by Janine P.    May 1, 2020   

by Marija G. , Alyssa V. , and Kalela W. With uncertainty amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many are preparing for the primaries with a short walk to their mailbox. Deadlines have been postponed,… continue reading Skip the Polls for the Post Office: Everything You Need To Know About Mail-In Voting

By written by Administrator    May 1, 2020   

Are you missing out on the latest issue of your favorite magazine or looking for a way to read today’s copy of the Inquirer without leaving your house? The Free Library is here to help! Our… continue reading Enjoy Online Periodicals from the Comfort of Your Couch

By written by Leigh U.    May 1, 2020    1

Across Philadelphia, businesses are experiencing unexpected challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic . If you’re currently thinking about entrepreneurship for the first time or… continue reading At Home with BRIC: Access Business Resources Anywhere!

By written by Gillian R.    April 30, 2020   

As we close out April and National Poetry Month, while many of us are in slow-down mode and many others of us are working extremely hard, let’s give ourselves a moment to pause and breathe… continue reading Listen to Poetry

By written by Autumn M.    April 30, 2020   

These are scary times, and there is a lot of false information out there, so it’s important to make sure that you are finding answers using reliable resources. Questions about food safety… continue reading 5 FAQs for Food Safety During COVID-19 and Tons of Reliable Resources

By written by Caity R.    April 30, 2020    1

Let’s face it—these are crazy times. I’m writing at home at this moment, because my library, McPherson Square , is currently closed. Schools have closed. Many businesses are… continue reading Self-Care Resources for Families

By written by Bryan B.    April 29, 2020    1

Do you miss seeing the animals at the Philadelphia Zoo ? I sure do! But guess what? You can still see their penguins anytime through the computer. The Zoo has a live feed called the Penguin Point… continue reading Penguins, Penguins, Penguins!

By written by Monica C.    April 29, 2020   

by Labonno Islam (Digital Engagement & Communications Specialist) and Juliet Fink Yates (Digital Inclusion Fellow), City of Philadelphia Office of Innovation and Technology… continue reading Accessing Computers and Digital Resources During COVID-19

By written by Administrator    April 28, 2020   

Today, American novelist Harper Lee would have turned 94 years old. As a lover of novels in general, and To Kill a Mockingbird in particular, I jumped at the chance to write a celebratory blog… continue reading Harper Lee and the Novels That Help Us Remember

By written by Christine M.    April 28, 2020    1

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… continue reading Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Herb Falafel

By written by Lindsay S.    April 28, 2020    2

As Salaamu Alikum and Ramadan Mubarak! Yes,  Ramadan is finally here! The Free Library of Philadelphia wishes our Muslim friends in Philadelphia and all over a blessed holiday! For those… continue reading Ramadan Mubarak and QURAN TEEN Virtual Event!

By written by Shahadah A.    April 27, 2020    2

The Free Library of Philadelphia is home to a myriad of Special Collections . Since mid-March, we have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that those of us who work with the… continue reading #SpecialCollectionsAtHome

By written by Megan M.    April 27, 2020   

Preservation Week is an annual celebration that began in 2012 with the American Library Association and is celebrated in libraries, museums, and households around the country. The theme for this… continue reading Celebrate Preservation Week at the Free Library!

By written by Chris B.    April 27, 2020   

On Thursday, April 8, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced the unprecedented closure of  K-12 schools for the remainder of the year due to the outbreak of COVID-19 . In lieu of… continue reading Going the Distance: Remote Learning and Online Resources for Educators

By written by Joe S.    April 24, 2020   

Even though all of our minds are on the pandemic and its consequences for us, our communities, and our city, now is also a crucial time for Census 2020! From April to August, the Census… continue reading Support the 2020 Census: Philadelphia Counts!

By written by Andrew N.    April 24, 2020   

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