Posts in “health-care” (15)

Welcome to " Ask the Job Readiness Lab ," a series of posts in which we address the questions of job seekers and share our answers with a broader audience. Here, our partner Clarifi… continue reading

By Administrator   October 10, 2017   

This November, the Free Library will be hosting enrollment fairs for federal marketplace (Affordable Care Act/Obamacare) health insurance. You can find out more about the Affordable Care Act… continue reading

By Katie D.   October 5, 2017   

The South Philadelphia Library has added a new collection: the Health Lending Library . The first items in this new collection are electronic blood pressure monitors and food scales. These items… continue reading

By Katie D.   August 28, 2017    1

Philadelphia was the place to be in July of 1976. Even Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain came to present the Bicentennial Bell , cast in the same foundry as our Liberty Bell. The 4,000+… continue reading

By Sally F.   March 16, 2017   

The Free Library of Philadelphia, American Heart Association , and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will come together at Parkway Central Library on Saturday, February 18 in honor of… continue reading

By Melanie M.   February 13, 2017   

The United States is about to enter its fourth year of Health Insurance Open Enrollment. This year, consumers can sign up for health insurance between November 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017.… continue reading

By Autumn M.   October 28, 2016   

October is Health Literacy Month , a month dedicated to promoting the importance of understandable health information. The month was first honored as an annual worldwide event in 1999 and… continue reading

By Melanie M.   September 30, 2016    1

Happy International Literacy Day ! While everyone knows libraries are literacy hubs, many might not know the different types of literacy the Free Library of Philadelphia helps to promote! Not… continue reading

By Kate C.   September 8, 2016    2

Update: Thank you for your comments and excitement over the new South Philadelphia Library. We regret the error of leaving out the address and location of the library. This blog post has now been… continue reading

By Julie B.   June 13, 2016    14

Are you worried about Zika? Every day we read more information about the Zika virus. Here is what is known now. What is the Zika virus? The first instance of a local Zika virus outbreak was… continue reading

By Lillian B.   March 14, 2016   

Do you have questions about vaccinations? Many people do! We know many of you visit the Free Library (in person and online) searching for health information. A new series of blog posts will share… continue reading

By Sharyl O.   January 28, 2016   

The Free Library continually seeks ways to provide the best health information and resources for our users. One of our exciting ventures is the newly established Health Corners in three… continue reading

By Autumn M.   December 8, 2015   

We know many of you visit the Free Library of Philadelphia (in person and online) searching for health information. A new series of blog posts will share ways you can access our materials and… continue reading

By Sharyl O.   November 3, 2015   

The United States is about to enter its third year of Marketplace (Affordable Care Act / Obamacare) Open Enrollment. This year, consumers can sign up for health insurance between November 1,… continue reading

By Autumn M.   October 26, 2015   

I was only a little girl when my Grammy had me kneel before her in their little church.  She anointed my  forehead with oil, and laid her hands on me.  I was sick, but I can’t… continue reading

By Del-Louise M.   October 15, 2013    2