Posts in “digital-literacy” (48)

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by Andrew DePass, Intern,  Languages and Learning Center Have you started taking a GED or HiSET course before the pandemic that has been put on hold and want to continue your studies? Need an… continue reading Prepare for Your High School Diploma and More With These Free Online Courses

By written by Rachel H.    November 25, 2020   

As COVID-19 cases surge in our city, Philadelphia health officials have announced a new Safer at Home plan, which aims to limit the spread of this virus through this difficult period. Vaccines for… continue reading Using the City's Online Maps to Find Free Food Distribution and COVID-19 Testing Sites

By written by Michael R.    November 19, 2020   

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    1

Attending video meetings has become a necessity for many of us these days while working from home, taking an online class, or keeping in touch with friends and family. Zoom is a popular web… continue reading Tutorials for Learning How to Use Zoom Video Conferencing Software

By written by Phil K.    June 9, 2020    1

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   

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   

Schools are closed through the end of this school year, and children and caregivers alike are looking for high-quality reading materials and activities. It's more important than ever… continue reading Reading Resources for School-Aged Children

By written by Jamie B.    April 23, 2020   

The Free Library cares about digital inclusion, equity, and access, and has expanded beyond the walls of our  54 neighborhood libraries  to partner with area nonprofits, providing free… continue reading Communal and Cultural Growth at the Village of Arts and Humanities

By written by Connor P.    February 10, 2020    1

The Free Library cares about digital inclusion, equity, and access, and has expanded beyond the walls of our 54 neighborhood libraries to partner with area nonprofits, providing free access to… continue reading Digital Inclusion, Equity, and Access | Mercy Neighborhood Ministries Hot Spot

By written by Lu F.    January 9, 2020   

by Guest Author: Naomie Nyanungo  - Senior Director, Office of Adult Education       If you are an adult education practitioner or adult learner in Philadelphia, you are… continue reading Congratulations on the Launch of the Languages and Learning Center!

By written by Naomie N.    September 18, 2019   

If you’re getting your news mostly from social media, your information diet is probably a little lacking. You might even be consuming fake news , which the New York Times defines as "a… continue reading Are You Reading Fake News?

By written by Jamie B.    August 20, 2019    3

Tamoul Quakhaan is a Library Supervisor 1 / Training and Development Assistant in the Human Resources Department and a participant in Cohort 1 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries… continue reading Go Digital! Community Access to Subscription Databases

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    April 11, 2019    4

In our ongoing series of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Omelio Alexander - Digital Resource… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Omelio Alexander - Digital Resource Specialist

By written by Administrator    July 23, 2018   

December and January are busy times of the year for most families. While parents are extra busy preparing for family parties and other social obligations, children are off from school for an… continue reading Winter Break Activities: Media and Children

By written by Elizabeth K.    December 22, 2017   

Want to learn how to download some of the over 120,000 ebooks available from our catalog to your new Kindle or Nook? Looking to discover all the hidden features of your new iPad, e-reader,… continue reading "How Does This Thing Work?" Let the Free Library Help with Our Extended E-Gadget Helpdesk Holiday Hours!

By written by Lori M.    December 21, 2017    1

Happy International Literacy Day ! Literacy is, of course, very near and dear to our hearts here at the Free Library, and a core tenet of our mission to serve Philadelphians. And while everyone… continue reading Celebrate International Literacy Day with the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    September 8, 2017   

Is everyone ready for the start of another school year? At the Free Library of Philadelphia, we spent the last few weeks of our summer brushing up on the wonderful online resources available… continue reading Start Your School Year Off Right with These Free Online Resources!

By written by Rachel F.    September 6, 2017   

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