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Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of Hispanic heritage and culture through festivals, cuisine, cultural events, and art, encompassing people of various races, ethnicities, nationalities,… continue reading Hispanic Heritage Month Begins!

By written by Inaara S.    September 16, 2021   

In order to boldly move forward our mission to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity the Free Library must hold with great fidelity a space for dialogue, a space for nuance, and… continue reading A Space for Civic Dialogue

By written by Administrator    September 3, 2021    45

As Philadelphia students gear up to return to school at the end of the month, we hope you’ll join the Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library on Friday, August 27 from 12:00 p.m.–3:00… continue reading Join the Cobbs Creek Library for a Community Fair!

By written by Kate C.    August 25, 2021   

Want to help the City of Philadelphia close the digital divide and assist residents with affordable internet access? All you have to do is pick up your phone! The Philadelphia Household… continue reading Support Digital Equity by Taking the Philadelphia Household Internet Assessment Survey

By written by Administrator    June 22, 2021    1

This blog post was written by Jeanette Coppinger, Digital Resource Specialist for Lovett Memorial Library. Jeanette was a member of Cohort 10 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries… continue reading Exploring the Neighborhood: Virtual Adventures in Community Asset Mapping

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    June 17, 2021   

This June we are commemorating Immigrant Heritage Month to celebrate the incredible diversity, beauty, and strength of immigrant communities in Philadelphia! Throughout the month, the City of… continue reading Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month this June!

By written by Inaara S.    June 3, 2021   

Becca at Whitman Library This week we are making Cinnamon Apple Cake ! I was inspired by our first recipe and blog post for Apple Yogurt Cake , but I was not content. I wanted it moister and… continue reading Baking with Becca: Cooking Outside the Box... Cinnamon Apple Cake

By written by Rebecca M.    May 26, 2021    1

Throughout the  Skills for Community-Centered Libraries initiative , we have shared experiences from our seven pilot sites as they tested the training series in their own libraries. We… continue reading A Final Update from Our Skills for Community-Centered Libraries National Partners

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    May 18, 2021   

by Kait P. with meaningful contributions by Chrissy D. It's Alright to Cry!  Have you ever wondered why onions make you cry? When was the last time you shed some tears while just… continue reading Cooking with Onions: Multi-Layered!

By written by Shayna M.    May 12, 2021   

Becca at Whitman Library Today at Whitman Library we are baking Apple Yogurt Cake with a Cinnamon Streusel in the middle and on top! Being a baker, I had to start with my strengths. The community… continue reading Baking with Becca: Cooking Outside the Box... with Apples

By written by Rebecca M.    April 14, 2021    2

by Regina Schliep, Logan Library Work-Study Student During this unusual school year, some neighborhood libraries  have joined forces with local schools and community organizations to support… continue reading Virtual Tutoring Programs Flourish This Spring

By written by Catherine M.    April 12, 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 Mariam Williams, Project Director, Chronicling Resistance One of my greatest joys in this project is witnessing how the Fellows draw connections among their respective areas of research and… continue reading Thinking in Community

By written by Administrator    February 11, 2021   

When the Free Library of Philadelphia first started working together to draft a curriculum for the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries project, we never guessed how essential the skills we… continue reading Community-Centered Libraries Are More Important Than Ever

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    January 27, 2021   

Hannah Cho is a University of Pennsylvania Work-Study student from Davis, CA. During the Fall semester, she studied, recorded, and edited the Story Search podcasts remotely from South Korea.… continue reading Story Search from Special Collections: An Interview by Hannah Cho

By written by Joe S.    January 6, 2021   

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   

Thank you to Nourishing Literacy (NL) team member Carolyn for writing this blog post! In addition to sharing her experience and findings, Carolyn has included some of the activities… continue reading Noodles Across Tables

By written by Shayna M.    November 6, 2020   

The Logan Library is proud to host the Souls Shot: Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence portrait exhibit now through December 30, Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. This exhibit will… continue reading Souls Shot: Victims of Gun Violence Portrait Exhibit On Display at Logan Library

By written by Lynne H.    November 3, 2020    1

Are you a renter who has lost income due to COVID-19? You may qualify for rental assistance through the City of Philadelphia's Emergency Rental Assistance Program . Phase 2 of this program is… continue reading How to Apply for Emergency Rental Assistance: A Walk-through for Tenants and Landlords

By written by Michael R.    October 19, 2020    6

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