Posts in “diversity-equity-and-inclusion” (43)

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The love for the Spanish language and culture can transcend frontiers! The stories, poems and illustrations of the books can reflect personal narratives that touch our collective unconsciousness.… continue reading ¡Celebremos la Fiesta del Libro en Español!

By written by Mary Marques    September 21, 2021   

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

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   

In mid-December, the Free Library welcomed Dr. Guy Sims as the institution’s first full-time Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer . Prior to this appointment, Guy was the Assistant to the… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Guy Sims, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

By written by Alix G.    February 12, 2021    6

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   

The Free Library of Philadelphia has appointed Dr. Guy Sims as its full-time Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, effective December 14. Guy brings experience as Assistant to the President for… continue reading The Free Library Names Dr. Guy Sims Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

By written by Administrator    December 7, 2020    21

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   

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   

by Mariam Williams, Project Director for Chronicling Resistance Sometimes, the way events merge is uncanny. This is the case for Chronicling Resistance, a project that recently migrated to the… continue reading Chronicling Resistance

By written by Administrator    October 2, 2020    1

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

Dear Free Library community, We are enraged and heartbroken.  The murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police—and the senseless murders of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, among… continue reading The Free Library Stands Against Racism

By written by Siobhan Reardon    June 3, 2020    6

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