Posts in “new-americans” (26)

The World Traveling Trunk Project was officially launched in June 2018 during Immigrant Heritage Month , when “Every voice is unique, Every story is powerful.” Since then,… continue reading

By Mary Marques   October 12, 2018   

If you ever indulged yourself in a marinated lamb taco from South Philly Barbacoa, then you are aware of Chef Cristina Martinez. She will be featured in the upcoming season of the Netflix… continue reading

By Paul M.   September 13, 2018   

In a previous post, we shared some stories about how meetings between libraries and other community organizations can lead to what the American Library Association calls the “domino effect… continue reading

By Community-Centered Libraries   September 7, 2018   

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Cluster Leaders – staff who supervise 5 to 8 neighborhood libraries grouped together geographically – recently discussed what the American… continue reading

By Community-Centered Libraries   August 7, 2018    1

[ Editor's note: We librarians offer literally thousands of programs every year. It's a special thrill to get formal feedback from our audiences. We can't publish every review we get,… continue reading

By Administrator   June 28, 2018   

Did you know that the United Nations has declared June 20 to be  World Refugee Day ? There are all kinds of reasons that someone might leave their country – new job opportunities,… continue reading

By Rachel F.   June 14, 2018   

June is Immigrant Heritage Month, a national month that uses storytelling to highlight immigrant communities. This year, the Free Library of Philadelphia is partnering with the city’s Office… continue reading

By Nate E.   June 1, 2018   

The Danza Azteca del Anahuac is an indigenous Mesoamerican prayer dance that evokes spiritual and religious ritual movements, with interwoven narratives, creating sacred spaces to contact the life… continue reading

By Mary Marques   May 10, 2018   

Sing, read, play, write, and talk with the World Traveling Trunks —cultural-themed toolboxes that celebrate cultures around the globe while enriching our local communities throughout… continue reading

By Mary Marques   May 7, 2018    8

The Parkway Central Library will present A Voice for Peace, Concord, and Harmony: XII International Poetry Festival in Philadelphia during the global celebration of poetry in the month of… continue reading

By Mary Marques   April 24, 2018   

Free Spanish Literacy Classes for Adults! Do you know a Spanish-speaking adult who wants to learn how to read and write? The Free Library of Philadelphia is offering free classes for adult Spanish… continue reading

By Emily L.   March 27, 2018    4

Now that the fog has lifted from St. Patrick’s Day, it occurs to us at the Free Library that the holiday is the moment where the fact of an Irish diaspora is felt most strongly in… continue reading

By Adam F.   March 26, 2018   

In this edition of Partner Spotlight, we are thrilled to speak with  Herman Nyamunga , the Director of  the Welcoming Center's Global Enterprise Hub ! In this role, Herman provides… continue reading

By CaitlinT   October 12, 2017   

A version of this post was originally printed in the Southwest Globe Times on Friday, September 8, 2017.  In today’s employment landscape, English proficiency has become essential to… continue reading

By Administrator   September 14, 2017   

Welcoming Week is almost upon us—an annual national series supported by the city’s Office of Immigrant Affairs that aims to bring together immigrants, refugees, and native-born… continue reading

By Julie B.   September 12, 2017   

This year the Free Library of Philadelphia is participating in Welcoming Week: Connecting Neighbors, Serving Communities , taking place September 15 through 24, with a variety of cultural events… continue reading

By Mary Marques   September 6, 2017    1

2018 Update: For the latest information on our Passport Processing and Photo Services, please visit our program page » The Free Library has always helped people explore new… continue reading

By Julie B.   July 6, 2017    12

On January 28th, we will celebrate the Year of the Rooster at the Free Library! We invite you to explore storytimes, cultural programs, and arts & crafts activities throughout Philadelphia .… continue reading

By Jenny C.   January 26, 2017   

The holy month of Ramadan began earlier this week, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief.… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 9, 2016   

Feeling unlucky? Next week, Chinatown’s own Philadelphia Suns plays us out for the final concert of the New Americans Spring Concert Series this season with an evening of traditional… continue reading

By Perry G.   May 27, 2016