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This week at Whitman Library  we are making a simple meal of Chicken and Potatoes that can be tweaked and flavored to your preferences! Baking with Becca at Whitman Library I prepared and… continue reading Baking with Becca: Cooking Outside the Box... Chicken and Potatoes

By written by Rebecca M.    April 26, 2021   

by Breshay Woods, Culinary Literacy Center Intern Edible Alphabet  is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's  Culinary Literacy Center… continue reading Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

By written by Lindsay S.    April 21, 2021   

The Languages and Learning Center (LLC) supports the individual literacy and learning goals of Philadelphia adults, including resources for Adult Basic Education, language learning, and digital… continue reading I Belong: Facing COVID-19 with Wellness and Resilience

By written by Lindsay S.    January 5, 2021   

Written by Alex Evenson, Philabundance Nutrition Educator, with additions from Caity Rietzen, Culinary Literacy Center Supervisor Frozen peas, canned beans, and potato chips. What do these three… continue reading Stocking Up Food for the Winter

By written by Caity R.    December 23, 2020   

Pomegranates! They are unique red fruits filled with many juicy seeds, with a sweet and tart taste. While these fruits grow in warmer climates, they can be available in some local Philly stores in… continue reading Cooking with Pomegranates: Seeds the Day!

By written by Shayna M.    December 11, 2020    1

Written by Alex Evenson, Philabundance Nutrition Educator, with additions from Caity Rietzen, Culinary Literacy Center Supervisor   Cooking is a wonderful way to bring people together, and… continue reading Brighten Up Your Thanksgiving Table

By written by Caity R.    November 24, 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   

In response to rising COVID-19 cases in Philadelphia, the City and Department of Public Health have announced changes to restrictions on businesses, events, and gatherings, and other activities to… continue reading Philadelphia Announces New "Safer at Home" Restrictions and Closures to Fight Rising COVID-19 Cases

By written by Administrator    November 17, 2020    2

October is Health Literacy Month and certainly in October 2020—health is on everyone’s mind. At the Free Library, "literacy" is one of our favorite words, as it means… continue reading Health Literacy Month

By written by Peter L.    October 15, 2020   

by Jessica Walker and Allegra D'ambruoso According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that 16.2 million U.S. adults had at least one major depressive episode. This… continue reading National Depression Screening Day

By written by Administrator    October 8, 2020   

There may be no better way to dress your salad than with a healthy, homemade vinaigrette! While choosing a salad may seem like an inherently nutritious option (and it often is!), adding the wrong… continue reading Salad Science: Make a Simple Vinaigrette!

By written by Caity R.    June 5, 2020    1

This is a time of great uncertainty and anxiety for everyone. But if you're a teenager, you may be feeling especially vulnerable. The Free Library is bringing you a series of workshops over… continue reading Workshops and Resources for Teens Navigating Uncertain Times

By written by Erin H.    May 28, 2020    1

Updated June 29, 2020 10:00 a.m. On Friday, June 26, 2020, Mayor Kenney signed a Mandatory Mask Order , which requires masks to be worn in any indoor public spaces and outdoors if there is less… continue reading #MaskUpPHL: Why, When, and How to Use a Mask

By written by Administrator    May 27, 2020    1

Edible Alphabet is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center. The mission is to teach English language and literacy skills through… continue reading Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Thai Citrus Salad

By written by Lindsay S.    May 19, 2020   

It's been 8 weeks since Philadelphia schools closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic , leaving parents and caregivers pivoting back and forth between work schedules and full-time childcare, amongst… continue reading Tips and Suggestions for Juggling Work from Home and Homeschooling Duties

By written by Peter SM    May 14, 2020   

These are scary times, and there is a lot of false information out there, so it’s important to make sure that you are finding answers using reliable resources. Questions about food safety… continue reading 5 FAQs for Food Safety During COVID-19 and Tons of Reliable Resources

By written by Caity R.    April 30, 2020    1

As we have all come to learn recently, finding certain items at the grocery store or through online shopping has become much more difficult than usual. Shelves are often cleared of milk, bread,… continue reading Straight from the Source—Philly Tap Water is Safe and Delicious!

By written by Caity R.    April 23, 2020    1

**Upated to reflect new virtual programs on March 26 at 3:23 p.m.** While we’re sad that our buildings are closed for now , our Free Library librarians and staff members are taking… continue reading Join the Free Library for Online Storytimes and Virtual Activities!

By written by Kate C.    March 23, 2020    7

***Updated 3:45 p.m. March 4, 2020: Due to the evolving nature and recommendations about the COVID-19 coronavirus, parts of this post may be out of date. For the latest information from the Health… continue reading Everything You Need to Know About the Coronavirus

By written by Administrator    February 13, 2020    2

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