Posts in “diversity” (28)

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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   

Jashn-e-Azadi Mubarak! Happy Independence Day! This past Saturday, August 14, was Pakistan’s Independence Day. Formed in 1947, Pakistan celebrated 74 years of its independence and freedom… continue reading Celebrating Pakistan's Independence Day with Music, Film, and Literature!

By written by Inaara S.    August 18, 2021    3

If you have been to the Lovett Memorial Library recently, you have likely seen the Black Lives Matter book walk prominently displayed in its park. The idea came from Lisa Browne of Colorful… continue reading Lovett Library's Book Walk Continues the Conversation on Race

By written by Dana G.    June 23, 2021    2

We're sharing with you another batch of #ownvoices titles by diverse authors writing from their own experience! Like our previous post , all of these titles can be found in multiple formats… continue reading Own More: 19 Voices and Five Books for Middle Grade Readers

By written by Jeff B.    May 24, 2021   

A Voice for Peace, Concord, and Harmony: The XV International Poetry Festival in Philadelphia will virtually congregate poets from Latin America and the United States in an evening of verse and… continue reading Poetry: The Art of Expression!

By written by Mary Marques    April 8, 2021   

We all enjoy picking up a book and discovering one of the characters is like us; it's a thrill discovering, "Hey, that could be me!" In books for young readers, making that discovery… continue reading Own Up: Four Books, Four Voices, for Middle Grade Readers

By written by Jeff B.    March 17, 2021   

The New Year is a time to reaffirm commitments and resolve to meet new goals. Leslie Walker , Interim Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia, and Dave Edwards , Interim CEO of the Free… continue reading Reference Desk: Candid Conversations with Leslie and Dave!

By written by Jonathan E.    March 4, 2021   

Updated Wednesday, January 27, 2021 12:20 p.m. The Wednesday, January 27 Hear Me Out event is now SOLD OUT. Navigating social distancing and splintering ideological differences across Pennsylvania… continue reading Announcing the Upcoming 'Hear Me Out' Civic Dialogue Line-Up!

By written by Irma Q.    January 19, 2021   

The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines the word resilience as "an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change." Learning how to remain positive, in the face… continue reading Resilience Builds Positive Outcomes

By written by Mary Marques    January 4, 2021   

Happy Diwali Season! At Donatucci Library , we will be celebrating the Indian Festival of Lights on Friday, November 13, at 3:00 p.m. with stories, songs, crafts, and a stroll through our… continue reading Celebrate Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights!

By written by Sunita B.    November 10, 2020   

The Latin American Book Fair , in partnership with the Culinary Literacy Center , will be presenting Language Through My Kitchen: Latin Cuisine , during a virtual event broadcast on Facebook… continue reading Language Through My Kitchen: Latin Cuisine

By written by Mary Marques    October 8, 2020   

Do you know your fellow library patrons? Are you interested in joining an authentic learning space with fellow patrons across Pennsylvania? The Free Library is excited to introduce Hear Me Out : a… continue reading The Free Library Welcomes 'Hear Me Out' Dialogue Series Program!

By written by Irma Q.    September 25, 2020    2

"Women of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your chains!" You’ve probably heard a slightly different version of this quote (or, to be fair, misquote ) from Karl… continue reading Women of the World, Unite!

By written by Clare F.    March 6, 2020   

On Thursday, February 20 , David W. Young will appear at Parkway Central Library to discuss his book, Battles of Germantown: Effective Public History in America .  Many Philadelphia residents… continue reading What is "Public History", Anyway?

By written by Nina C.    February 19, 2020   

Join the Free Library of Philadelphia as we celebrate Chinese New Year 2020 and the Year of the Rat ! Chinese New Year is a fifteen-day celebration that starts on the new moon (also known as Lunar… continue reading Celebrate the Year of the Rat with the Free Library!

By written by Peter SM    January 21, 2020    1

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