Posts in “diversity” (12)

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Have you heard that Tommy Orange’s breathtaking novel There There is the 2020 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection? If you don’t have a copy yet, don’t worry: the Free… continue reading #OneBookWednesday | Book Discussion Tips

By written by Clare F.    November 20, 2019    1

This month, in celebration of Indigenous, Native, Aboriginal, and First Nation peoples, we will follow some notable hashtags, making waves for people seeking relatable content in the pages of a… continue reading Indigenous Reads for Children and Teens

By written by Gennifer R.    November 14, 2019   

November is National Adoption Awareness Month, a celebrated tradition that began in 1976 . This year, the monthly focus is on the adoption of children who are currently in foster care. The stories… continue reading Bringing Families Together: A Booklist About Adopted Children and Their Families

By written by Gennifer R.    November 12, 2019   

Sharing cross-cultural stories is so important to developing civic engagement and participation in our communities. Creating safe environments is essential to discovering, exploring, and learning… continue reading Multicultural Fair: Empowering Communities, Quilting Stories

By written by Mary Marques    November 5, 2019    1

"A community is healthy when relationships are felt deeply, when there are histories of trust, a shared sense of mutual belonging, norms of mutual commitments, habits of mutual assistance,… continue reading Book Fiesta Strives to Connect Libraries and Communities in South Philadelphia!

By written by Mary Marques    October 8, 2019    1

It's not news that Philly is a great city for eating. Philadelphia is home to exceptionally exiting and delicious food, much of it celebrating the diversity of the people who call this city… continue reading La Cocina: Pursuit of the American Dream Through Cooking

By written by Liz A.    June 17, 2019   

A zine (pronounced zeen) is a small-circulation, self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images. Usually hand-made using found materials and simple supplies, zines can be about… continue reading Get Creative Through the DIY Method of Zine Making!

By written by Michelle Z.    May 20, 2019    2

Join the Free Library of Philadelphia as we celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Pig! Chinese New Year is a fifteen-day celebration which starts on the new moon (also known as Lunar new… continue reading Celebrate the Year of the Pig with the Free Library!

By written by Administrator    February 4, 2019   

In response to the National Endowment for the Humanities ’ call for public programming on humanities and the legacy of race in the United States, the Free Library of Philadelphia will host a… continue reading Free Library to Host Panel Discussion On Race and Policing

By written by Kate C.    October 12, 2017    1

In an informal conversation with Marianne Banbor, Branch Head of the Independence Library , and Sara Palmer, Children’s Librarian at the Ramonita G. de Rodríguez Library , I asked… continue reading Curious about the Free Library of Pride?

By written by Mary Marques    April 20, 2017   

Drop by any library and look at some picture book covers. Every color, shape, age, and gender smile back at you, but are they really representing diversity? What and who define diversity? How has… continue reading Diversity in Picture Books

By written by Patti M.    January 6, 2017    1