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Did you know that October is Computer Learning Month? The Free Library wants to help you celebrate! Here’s a reminder of all the ways we can help you gain confidence in your computer skills… continue reading Celebrate Computer Learning Month with The Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    October 16, 2017   

*** Update: For current information about this service, please contact the Science & Wellness Supervisor at paquetteb@freelibrary.org. *** Looking to discover all the hidden features of your… continue reading E-Gadget Help Desk

By written by Harry F.    May 10, 2016    3

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 Philly Tech Week Is Back at the Hot Spots!

By written 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 Free Legal Workshops for West Philly

By written 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 Holiday eGadget Help Desk Returns to Parkway Central Library

By written 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 The Library Wants YOU to Learn How to Code—for FREE!

By written by Jenn D.    December 2, 2015    4

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 Sign Up! Digital Access Drive for Philly Tech Week

By written 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 Tech Week 2015!

By written 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 Audio Editing Training at Mercy Ministries Hotspot

By written 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 Basic Audio Editing Workshops at the Institute for the Development of African American Youth

By written 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 Gone Global! The Hour of Code and Computer Science Education Week, December 8-14, 2014

By written 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 Job Readiness Workshops at the Hotspots

By written by Scott P.    October 1, 2014    1

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 Get Nerdy with Neighborhood Science After School!

By written 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 Android Apps for Book Lovers and News Junkies

By written by Scott P.    April 8, 2014    5

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 Virtual Free Library Hot Spot at the Philadelphia International Airport

By written by Harry F.    February 7, 2014    4

The Technology Learning Collaborative , an association of service organizations from throughout Philadelphia committed to leveraging technology resources to reduce poverty, improve public… continue reading Poverty, Digital Literacy, and Digital Inclusion Topics of Discussion at TLC Conference

By written 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 Helping to Bridge the Digital Divide

By written by Peter SM    August 27, 2013   

*** Update: For current information about this service, please contact the Science & Wellness Supervisor at paquetteb@freelibrary.org. *** Do you have an exciting new-fangled gadget that you… continue reading E-Gadget Helpdesk

By written by Annette M.    January 4, 2013    7

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 Dispatches from the Techmobile

By written 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 Supporting Voters with Internet Resources

By written by Joel N.    April 24, 2012    1