Posts in “how-to” (48)
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many people have family silver they bring out for special occasions. Did you know that cleaning away the tarnish yearly will eventually wear away the… continue reading Quick Tips to Help Care for Your Silverware
By written by Collection Care November 24, 2021
Becca at Whitman Library This week we are making Cinnamon Apple Cake ! I was inspired by our first recipe and blog post for Apple Yogurt Cake , but I was not content. I wanted it moister and… continue reading Baking with Becca: Cooking Outside the Box... Cinnamon Apple Cake
By written by Rebecca M. May 26, 2021 1
Welcome back to our third and final blog post on how to use the Free Library’s website and catalog to find books for your family. In part one of this series, we learned how to search the… continue reading Catalog Browsing Hacks to Find Books for the Whole Family!
By written by Rachel R. March 23, 2021
Welcome to our second blog post on how to use the Free Library’s website to find books for your family. In the first part of this series, we learned how about how to “narrow… continue reading Tips on Discovering Books and Resources for the Whole Family Through Our Explore Topics
By written by Rachel R. January 29, 2021
I know a lot of parents and caregivers out there miss taking a trip to the library. Believe me, we miss having you! One part of using the library that is harder when you can’t actually come… continue reading Tips on Searching for Books for the Whole Family in Our Catalog!
By written by Rachel R. January 13, 2021
One of my favorite treats for the holidays is making gingerbread! Did you know that gingerbread was derived from Greece in 2400 b.c and was originally meant to preserve ginger? Gingerbread was a… continue reading Celebrate the Holidays with Gingerbread
By written by Naquawna L. December 16, 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
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
Thank you to Nourishing Literacy (NL) team member Carolyn for writing this blog post! In addition to sharing her experience and findings, Carolyn has included some of the activities… continue reading Noodles Across Tables
By written by Shayna M. November 6, 2020 2
Are you a renter who has lost income due to COVID-19? You may qualify for rental assistance through the City of Philadelphia's Emergency Rental Assistance Program . Phase 2 of this program is… continue reading How to Apply for Emergency Rental Assistance: A Walk-through for Tenants and Landlords
By written by Michael R. October 19, 2020 13
As a child, I loved eating, tasting, and experimenting with different ingredients. On Saturdays, I would spend my day watching cooking shows before the Food Network became a thing. It was my dream… continue reading Whipping Up a Dream Pie
By written by Naquawna L. September 11, 2020
Really want to get the most out of your veggies? Then don’t let them go to waste! Check out these six tips from the Culinary Literacy Center for keeping your produce fresher longer. … continue reading 6 Tips for Keeping Your Produce Fresher and Longer
By written by Naquawna L. June 24, 2020 1
by Nourishing Literacy staff members Shayna M. and Carolyn After reading a New Yorker article a few weeks ago, our curiosity and interest grew in how to use kitchen scraps in… continue reading Making Sense of Food Scraps
By written by Shayna M. May 18, 2020
NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month , is a creative exercise in perseverance for writers everywhere. It is a challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel during the 30 days of November.… continue reading NaNoWriMo = National Novel Writing Month!
By written by Kelly D. November 18, 2019 12
Ever wonder what to do with that slightly wrinkled bell pepper sitting in your produce drawer, or that Tupperware of cooked rice? Have you ever felt an overpowering sense of humdrum eating,… continue reading It's National Leftovers Day!
By written by Paul M. November 23, 2018
Nourishing Literacy is the Culinary Literacy Center ’s school visit program, enjoyed by thousands of Philly students every school year. Hands-on cooking classes connecting to Common Core… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | Handwashing How-To for Young Children
By written by Shayna M. November 19, 2018 1
If you totaled up all your tweets, comments, texts, and Facebook posts for one day, do you think they might add up to 1,667 words? They might very well – in which case, why not try… continue reading It's National Novel Writing Month—Get Motivated to Start Writing Your Own Book!
By written by Violet L. November 6, 2018
Have you ever read a graphic novel or a comic strip and thought, "I would love to make my own comic... but I don’t know how!" Well, good news! The Free Library has tremendous… continue reading So You Want To Draw Comics...
By written by Violet L. September 19, 2018 2
Who remembers having to visit the library and look up magazine articles in the long, long row of green hardbound Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature ? No disrespect against the… continue reading Back to School Resources | The Artemis Literary Database
By written by Violet L. August 29, 2018
The Workplace is a service that supports job seekers within the Business Resource & Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library , providing current information and resources on changing… continue reading 7 Tips from The Workplace @ Free Library on How-to Advance Your Career Now!
By written by Gillian R. March 26, 2018 1