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Feeling at a loss for learning this summer? Looking for fun ways to expand your mind and keep your summer fresh and engaging—even indoors? The Free Library has a new virtual Summer of Wonder… continue reading Find Your Story with the Free Library’s Virtual Summer of Wonder!

By written by Emily S.    May 29, 2020    2

Are you looking for some binge-worthy reading that has nothing to do with the quasi dystopian reality outside your front door? Look no further than the literary comfort food that is the Cozy… continue reading Curl Up with a Cozy Mystery

By written by Kim B.    May 29, 2020   

Blog post author Amy Honisett is the Learning and Development Specialist for Multnomah County Library. Multnomah is the public library system for Portland, Oregon and a national partner in the… continue reading Community-Centered Libraries: Another National Partner Perspective

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    May 28, 2020   

We are back with another Picture ebook Highlights blog, a series where we put the spotlight on an ebook that you can read at home, using the Free Library's Digital Media portal. And this time,… continue reading Picture ebooks Highlights | Dog Loves Books

By written by Monica C.    May 28, 2020   

This is a time of great uncertainty and anxiety for everyone. But if you're a teenager, you may be feeling especially vulnerable. The Free Library is bringing you a series of workshops over… continue reading Workshops and Resources for Teens Navigating Uncertain Times

By written by Erin H.    May 28, 2020    1

This is the 5th in an ongoing series of self-care blog-posts. I’m not a professional healthcare worker. I’m simply someone that practices self-care in his daily life and for whom… continue reading Family Self-Care and Emotional Vocabulary

By written by Bryan B.    May 27, 2020   

Updated June 29, 2020 10:00 a.m. On Friday, June 26, 2020, Mayor Kenney signed a Mandatory Mask Order , which requires masks to be worn in any indoor public spaces and outdoors if there is less… continue reading #MaskUpPHL: Why, When, and How to Use a Mask

By written by Administrator    May 27, 2020    1

Like me, you may already use RBdigital for its great selection of magazines for adults. But did you know that all four magazines in the Highlights family are available to read online? With kids… continue reading Magazines for Kids on RBdigital

By written by Leigh U.    May 26, 2020   

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: Spicy Panzanella Salad

By written by Lindsay S.    May 26, 2020   

As the unofficial beginning of summer starts this weekend, this is usually when I write a blog post about all the summer movies that are coming to theaters over the next 3 - 4 months... but this… continue reading The Free Library Has Your Ticket for Summer Movie Streaming!

By written by Peter SM    May 22, 2020   

You know that feeling of finishing a movie or television show, and not knowing what to do with yourself now that it’s over? We get it! But just because the sequel or next season isn’t… continue reading Teen Book Recommendations Based on Your Favorite Netflix Series and Movies

By written by Megan J.    May 22, 2020   

In the age of social distancing, virtual meetings have become commonplace. Almost overnight we’ve had to learn new technologies in order to have a doctor’s appointment, a work meeting,… continue reading Stay Connected: Virtual Meeting Basics

By written by Jamie B.    May 21, 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. And bonus: we will… continue reading Picture ebooks Highlights | Dancing Feet and Farmyard Beat

By written by Monica C.    May 21, 2020    1

This is the 4th in an ongoing series of family self-care blog-posts. I’m not a professional healthcare worker. I’m simply someone that practices self-care in his daily life and for… continue reading Family Self-Care and Private / Public Space in the Time of Social Distancing

By written by Bryan B.    May 20, 2020    1

If you’re like me, you already love Hoopla for streaming movies, music, and audiobooks. But did you know that Hoopla also has a great selection of comics and graphic novels? I particularly… continue reading Digital Comics and Graphic Novel Series for Tweens on Hoopla

By written by Leigh U.    May 20, 2020   

This month brings new World Language additions to the Free Library's  Overdrive  ebook collection. Fiction and nonfiction titles are available for children, teens, and adults.… continue reading New World Language Titles Coming Your Way in May

By written by Rachel H.    May 19, 2020   

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: Thai Citrus Salad

By written by Lindsay S.    May 19, 2020   

With current stay-at-home orders and social distancing precautions in place, I find myself more eager to spend time outside and walk (or jog if I’m feeling really motivated) around the… continue reading Explore Your Neighborhood Virtually with Digital Collections

By written by Megan M.    May 18, 2020   

by Nourishing Literacy  staff members Shayna M. and Carolyn After reading a New Yorker article a few weeks ago, our curiosity and interest grew in how to use kitchen scraps in… continue reading Making Sense of Food Scraps

By written by Shayna M.    May 18, 2020   

It's been another long week and with the weekend upon us, hopefully some rest and relaxation are on the agenda. For kids of all ages (and the perpetually young at heart), Saturdays… continue reading Saturday Morning Cartoons with Hoopla

By written by Peter SM    May 15, 2020   

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