Posts in “hot-spots” (21)

Looking to discover all the hidden features of your new iPad, e-reader, smart phone, or tablet? Can’t figure out how to turn the darn thing on? Don’t fret: The Free Library of… continue reading

By Harry F.   May 10, 2016    2

We are excited to announce that each of our three Hot Spot locations will offer digital-literacy workshops during Philly Tech Week (PTW) , April 29 – May 7. These workshops will delve… continue reading

By Harry F.   April 28, 2016   

Are you in need of FREE legal advice? Last month, the Hot Spot at Heavenly Hall hosted its first-ever legal workshop. The kickoff session focused on expungements and pardons, with both law… continue reading

By Harry F.   March 15, 2016   

Want to learn how to download some of nearly 120,000 ebooks to your new Kindle or Nook? Looking to discover all the hidden features of your new iPad, e-reader, smart phone, or tablet? Can’t… continue reading

By Jenn D.   December 22, 2015    2

The HOUR OF CODE is coming! The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. There is no experience… continue reading

By Jenn D.   December 2, 2015    2

When it comes to providing digital access and bridging the digital divide , public libraries have been at the forefront of the battle for years. Every day, Free Library of Philadelphia staff… continue reading

By CaitlinT   April 15, 2015    1

Can’t wait for Philly Tech Week 2015 ?  Neither can we!  The Free Library of Philadelphia is a proud partner of PTW2015, organized by Technical.ly Philly , coming to the city… continue reading

By CaitlinT   April 8, 2015   

The Free Library Hot Spots will be holding workshops on the basics of audio editing at Mercy Neighborhood Ministries for the month of April. Workshops will be held every Monday from 4:00 p.m. to… continue reading

By Scott P.   March 27, 2015   

Note: The workshop will no longer be held on Friday Feb 6. The workshop will begin on Friday Feb 13. The Free Library Hot Spots will be holding workshops on the basics of audio editing at… continue reading

By Scott P.   February 5, 2015   

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. There are 63,610 Hour of Code events taking place around the… continue reading

By Jenn D.   December 4, 2014    2

The Job Readiness Online workshops have begun at the Institute for the Development of African American Youth (IDAAY). This weekly instructional series focuses on the digital literacy skills needed… continue reading

By Scott P.   October 1, 2014   

What better way to celebrate science than in your own backyard? Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at several of our neighborhood libraries after school for a celebration of science… continue reading

By Rachel F.   April 25, 2014   

At the E-Gadget help desk we spend a lot of time with installing and explaining apps portable devices. We encounter a lot of book lovers, so we wanted to share our favorite apps for reading.… continue reading

By Scott P.   April 8, 2014    4

The Virtual Library Hot Spot at PHL has launched! Over the past months, the Free Library of Philadelphia and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) have collaborated to produce this unique… continue reading

By Harry F.   February 7, 2014    1

The Technology Learning Collaborative , an association of service organizations from throughout Philadelphia committed to leveraging technology resources to reduce poverty, improve public… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 23, 2013    3

There have been a number of news stories over the past few weeks discussing the digital divide that still exists around the world. Studies and statistics show that access to the internet has… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 27, 2013   

We have had a busy and adventurous week aboard the Techmobile. From geography and map literacy programs for third graders to lots of open access time where adults registered for online banking… continue reading

By Joel N.   May 16, 2012    2

We are on the road today, visiting the Kingsessing Branch. Today is primary day, and many of our branches are polling locations. The Techmobile is parked on South 51st Street, and we are inviting… continue reading

By Joel N.   April 24, 2012    1

Have you seen them around town? On subway concourses, sides of buses and within SEPTA bus shelters, KEYSPOTS ads have premiered. KEYSPOTS is a citywide initiative bringing internet access,… continue reading

By Jenn D.   January 26, 2012   

The Free Library is acquiring a Techmobile, a 25’ vehicle outfitted for digital literacy training and outreach. Right now, construction is in progress and we expect you’ll see the… continue reading

By Joel N.   January 25, 2012