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Would you like to teach adults to read? There are many people who need this help and very few places where they can get it. The Free Library is dedicated to advancing literacy for all. To this… continue reading Adults CAN Learn to READ

By written by Rachel H.    March 25, 2022   

Join the Adult Literacy Book Club, presented by the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center and Beyond Literacy . Improve your reading skills while reading and discussing interesting… continue reading Adult Literacy Book Club's Winter Book Selection

By written by Phil K.    January 12, 2022   

Words mean things. We communicate with them, express ourselves with them, define and describe our surroundings and world with them. In the 21st Century, in the absence of physical reference books,… continue reading 2021's Words of the Year

By written by Peter SM    January 7, 2022   

Would you like to learn a new language for an upcoming vacation? Or would you like to share the love of your language with someone? As the New Year approaches, the Languages and Learning Center is… continue reading Introducing World Language Tutoring

By written by Rachel H.    December 14, 2021   

Join the Adult Literacy Book Club, presented by the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center and Beyond Literacy . Improve your reading skills while reading and discussing interesting… continue reading The Adult Literacy Book Club's Fall Book Selection

By written by Phil K.    September 22, 2021   

Join the Adult Literacy Book Club, presented by the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center and Beyond Literacy . Improve your reading skills while reading and discussing interesting… continue reading The Adult Literacy Book Club's Latest Book Selection

By written by Phil K.    June 24, 2021   

by Regina Schliep, Logan Library Work-Study Student During this unusual school year, some neighborhood libraries  have joined forces with local schools and community organizations to support… continue reading Virtual Tutoring Programs Flourish This Spring

By written by Catherine M.    April 12, 2021    1

Join the Adult Literacy Book Club, presented by the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center  and the Center for Literacy . Improve your reading skills while reading and discussing… continue reading The Adult Literacy Book Club’s New Book Selection

By written by Phil K.    March 5, 2021   

As we wind down 2020, I have a few choice words that I can think of to describe the year... but none that would be appropriate to print here. Luckily for us, Merriam-Webster added plenty of new… continue reading 2020's Newest Word Additions and Definitions to the Dictionary

By written by Peter SM    December 29, 2020   

Join the Adult Literacy Book Club, presented by the Free Library's Languages & Learning Center and the Center for Literacy , by improving your reading skills while reading and discussing… continue reading Introducing the Adult Literacy Book Club!

By written by Phil K.    November 6, 2020   

by Stephanie S - Intern, Languages & Learning Center The Languages and Learning Center supports the individual literacy and learning goals of Philadelphia adults, including… continue reading Free Arabic Literacy Program - Available Virtually Now

By written by Lindsay S.    November 2, 2020   

The Latin American Book Fair , in partnership with the Culinary Literacy Center , will be presenting Language Through My Kitchen: Latin Cuisine , during a virtual event broadcast on Facebook… continue reading Language Through My Kitchen: Latin Cuisine

By written by Mary Marques    October 8, 2020   

The new school year starts this week throughout Philadelphia and whether students will be attending school in-person and / or virtually, the Free Library is ready to help with resources and… continue reading Back to School Resources and Programs for Students

By written by Valerie S.    September 1, 2020    1

There’s no doubt that this pandemic has turned all of our lives upside down. For those of us with young kids, it means interrupted routines and the increased need for at-home stimulation and… continue reading Shake Things Up with Baby at Home!

By written by Leigh U.    May 7, 2020   

The Free Library has a number of electronic resources to support your learning remotely. If your GED or HiSET classes have been postponed or if you have not gotten around to registering for… continue reading Four Digital Learning Resources to Help You Prepare for the GED or HiSET Test

By written by Rachel H.    April 14, 2020   

As we wind down the year that was 2019 and look forward to a new decade beginning in 2020, librarians, wordsmiths, Scrabble players, and those who are just looking to add some new flavor to their… continue reading 2019's Newest Word Additions and Definitions to the Dictionary

By written by Peter SM    December 27, 2019   

As the weather changes, there's no better company than reading a good book in a cozy space. Running from November 25 to February 29 , our Winter Reading Challenge invites readers of all ages… continue reading 'Tis the Season for the Winter Reading Challenge

By written by Gennifer R.    November 25, 2019    3

There could not be a more natural community-centered initiative pairing than the Paschalville Partnership ’s Community Catalyst Initiative and Read by 4th . Last month, these initiatives… continue reading Community-Centered Groups Come Together to Promote Literacy in Southwest Philadelphia

By written by Administrator    October 24, 2019   

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