Posts in “healthy-communities” (11)

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Over the last several weeks, local Philadelphia residents, as well as folks as far reaching as Australia (yes, you read that right!) attended Healthy For Life, a community nutrition and culinary… continue reading Healthy for Life Ignites Community Health and Wellness

By written by Valentín S.    March 25, 2021   

Welcome to Lillian Marrero / ¡Bienvenidos! Lillian Marrero Lillian Marrero Library  was built in 1906 with funds donated by Andrew Carnegie. Today, the library is a landmark in Central… continue reading Reference Desk: Culinary Literacy Programming at Lillian Marrero Library

By written by Jonathan E.    March 12, 2021   

Today is National Caregivers’ Day, and we’d like to take a moment to honor the essential role that caregivers play in our communities. Whether it is for loved ones or how you earn your… continue reading Self-Care for Caregivers | National Caregivers' Day

By written by Emily S.    February 19, 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   

Healthy Communities just wrapped a fall series of A Taste of African Heritage with instructor Paul O. Mims, who recently spoke with Oldways about Cooking, Culture, and Community During Covid… continue reading A Taste of African Heritage for Kwanzaa

By written by Aurora S.    December 15, 2020   

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   

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   

Before I was a Rare Book Librarian, I worked as a Stitcher (let's not say "sewer"), and have recently pulled out my sewing machine to make face masks for donation. As of April… continue reading Making Face Masks for Fun (and Not Profit)

By written by Caitlin G.    April 17, 2020    5

One of my favorite things about children is how they ask big questions. When adults have the same questions themselves, it can be hard to figure out how to answer in an age-appropriate manner.… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Germs Are Not For Sharing!

By written by Naomi S.    March 17, 2020    1

New year, new you! Let one of our new Home Gym Kits help support your health and fitness goals. You can use your library card to borrow the kit for up to two weeks.  Inside the… continue reading Stay Fit—Borrow a Home Gym Kit!

By written by Aurora S.    January 29, 2020    8