Tagged Education

Beyond the Textbook: Equity, Engagement, and Primary Sources in the Classroom

The Free Library of Philadelphia's Special Collections Division , in partnership with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries , is hosting Beyond the Textbook: Equity, Engagement, and Primary Sources in the…

Beyond the Textbook: Equity, Engagement, and Primary Sources in the Classroom

The Free Library of Philadelphia's Special Collections Division , in partnership with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries , is hosting Beyond the Textbook: Equity, Engagement, and Primary Sources in the…

State Representative Ben Waxman Mobile Office

State Representative Ben Waxman will be offering mobile office hours in South Philly! Every 2nd Monday from 11a-3p, you can find them at Santore Library. Rep. Waxman's staff can assist with a number of…

BE/LONGING Exhibition

BE/LONGING is a polyphonic exhibition on the longing, belonging, and connection that library spaces in Philadelphia can inspire. Featuring work by artist Joanne Grüne-Yanoff and curation by exhibitions curator Suzanna Urminska,…

Computer Basic Training-Typing Lessons

Need computer help? Take a free digital skills workshop at the Library!  Anyone wishing to improve their typing skills is welcome to attend. Partcipants will use TypingClub.com- a self-paced, guided lesson plan that works with…

Computer Basic Training-Typing Lessons

Need computer help? Take a free digital skills workshop at the Library!  Anyone wishing to improve their typing skills is welcome to attend. Partcipants will use TypingClub.com- a self-paced, guided lesson plan that works with…

WHYY Bridging Blocks: Public Education

Join WHYY News and the Bridging Blocks program for a conversation on Public Education. Don't miss this opportunity to engage, learn, and contribute to a pivotal discussion that affects us all

Fishadelphia’s Seafood Stories Extravaganza!

Come learn about local seafood, learn to shuck an oyster, and make some fish prints! Philadelphia’s own community seafood program Fishadelphia is highlighted in the PBS docuseries Hope in the Water . This event will include a…

Computer Basic Training-Typing Lessons

Need computer help? Take a free digital skills workshop at the Library!  Anyone wishing to improve their typing skills is welcome to attend. Partcipants will use TypingClub.com- a self-paced, guided lesson plan that works with…

GED Math & Science Prep Presented by Community College of Philadelphia

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays   1:30 – 4:00 p.m. July 15 – September 12, 2024 Are you planning to take the GED or HiSET exam? This CCP course will help you prepare for the math and science portions of the…

GED Math & Science Prep Presented by Community College of Philadelphia

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays   1:30 – 4:00 p.m. July 15 – September 12, 2024 Are you planning to take the GED or HiSET exam? This CCP course will help you prepare for the math and science portions of the…

GED Math & Science Prep Presented by Community College of Philadelphia

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays   1:30 – 4:00 p.m. July 15 – September 12, 2024 Are you planning to take the GED or HiSET exam? This CCP course will help you prepare for the math and science portions of the…

Computer Skills for Beginners

Need computer help? Take a free digital skills workshop at the Library! Learn how to use a computer, get online, and more. Training provided by Beyond Literacy, please arrive by the indicated time or call to register at…

State Representative Ben Waxman Mobile Office

State Representative Ben Waxman will be offering mobile office hours in South Philly! Every 2nd Monday from 11a-3p, you can find them at Santore Library. Rep. Waxman's staff can assist with a number of…

Treasures from the Literature Vault

Do you love old books? Then join us for Treasures from the Vault– a casual, hands-on book club program spotlighting items from the Literature vault! The vault, home to our closed reference collections, is a treasure trove of…

Computer Basic Training-Typing Lessons

Need computer help? Take a free digital skills workshop at the Library!  Anyone wishing to improve their typing skills is welcome to attend. Partcipants will use TypingClub.com- a self-paced, guided lesson plan that works with…

*FULL* Computer Skills for Beginners

*Class is full and not accepting new students. Please call the number below to find an alternate class location.* Need computer help? Take a free digital skills workshop at the Library! Learn how to use a computer, get online, and more.…

GED Math & Science Prep Presented by Community College of Philadelphia

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays   1:30 – 4:00 p.m. July 15 – September 12, 2024 Are you planning to take the GED or HiSET exam? This CCP course will help you prepare for the math and science portions of the…

GED Math & Science Prep Presented by Community College of Philadelphia

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays   1:30 – 4:00 p.m. July 15 – September 12, 2024 Are you planning to take the GED or HiSET exam? This CCP course will help you prepare for the math and science portions of the…

*Class Full* Computer Skills for Beginners

* Class is full and not accepting new students. Please call the number below to find an alternate class location. * Need computer help? Take a free digital skills workshop at the Library! Learn how to use a computer, get online, and…

Returning Citizens - Resources

Resources for Returning Citizens.

Returning Citizens - Prison Memoirs

Books written by and about former prisoners, both famous and infamous.

ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center)

The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a national information system designed to provide users with ready access to an extensive body of education-related literature. ERIC, established in 1966, is supported by the…

Frank Bruni | The Age of Grievance

In conversation with Karen Heller, former national features writer and current contributor for The Washington Post, formerly a metro and features columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and a finalist for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in…

Benjamin Herold | Disillusioned: Five Families and the Unraveling of America's Suburbs

In conversation with Kristen Graham, education reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer Public education reporter  Benjamin Herold ’s stories, features, and investigative exposés have appeared in  Education Week, PBS NewsHour, The…

Nikhil Goyal | Live to See the Day: Coming of Age in American Poverty

In conversation with author and Pennsylvania State Senator, Nikil Saval In Live to See the Day , Nikhil Goyal offers a searing portrait of three Puerto Rican children struggling to survive in Philadelphia’s impoverished Kensington…

Drew Gilpin Faust | Necessary Trouble: Growing Up at Midcentury

In conversation with Rev. Dr. Jonathan Lee Walton A postwar coming-of-age memoir about life in a conservative family in segregated Virginia, Drew Gilpin Faust ’s Necessary Trouble recounts her break from the racial and gender norms of…

Bettina L. Love | Punished for Dreaming: How School Reform Harms Black Children and How We Heal

In conversation with Marc Lamont Hill Bettina L. Love is the author of the bestseller We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom , winner of the 2020 Society of Professors of Education…

Sigal R. Ben-Porath | Cancel Wars: How Universities Can Foster Free Speech, Promote Inclusion, and Renew Democracy

A professor of education, philosophy, and political science at the University of Pennsylvania, Sigal R. Ben-Porath is the co-author of  Making Up Our Mind: What School Choice Is Really About, and is the author of  Free Speech on…

Camika Royal | Not Paved For Us: Black Educators and Public School Reform in Philadelphia

In conversation with Edwin Mayorga and Sharif El-Mekki  For 20 years  Camika Royal  was a middle and high school teacher and a teaching coach for her fellow educators in Baltimore, Washington, DC, and her hometown of Philadelphia.…

Bo Seo | Good Arguments: How Debate Teaches Us to Listen and Be Heard

In conversation with Tracey Matisak, award winning broadcaster and journalist A two-time world champion debater and a former coach of the Harvard College Debating Union and the Australian national debating team, Bo Seo has won the World…

Howard Gardner and Wendy Fischman | The Real World of College: What Higher Education Is and What It Can Be

The Hobbs Research Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education,  Howard Gardner  is the author of 30 books, including  A Synthesizing Mind ,  The App Generation , and  Responsibility at Work . He is…

Elie Mystal | Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution

In conversation with Danielle M. Conway The Nation ’s legal analyst and justice correspondent, Elie Mystal is an Alfred Knobler fellow at the Type Media Center and is the legal editor of  More Perfect , Radiolab’s podcast about the U.S.…

Erika M. Kitzmiller | The Roots of Educational Inequality: Philadelphia's Germantown High School, 1907–2014

Education historian Erika M. Kitzmiller has conducted research in the city of Philadelphia, its public schools, and the Free Library for nearly two decades. The result of her investigation is  The Roots of Educational Inequality , a…

Amartya Sen | Home in the World: A Memoir

In conversation with Priya Joshi, Professor of English at Temple University in Philadelphia  Economist Amartya Sen received the Nobel Prize for his “fascinating ... eloquent, and probing” ( The New York Times ) work on social choice…

Andrea Elliott | Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City

In conversation with Reginald Dwayne Betts, essayist, poet, and author of the award-winning collection,  Felon An investigative reporter at The New York Times , Andrea Elliott won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for a series…

Christopher Emdin | Ratchetdemic: Reimagining Academic Success

Christopher Emdin is the author of The New York Times bestseller For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood… and the Rest of Y’all Too , a combination of theory, research, and practical application that offers a helpful approach to…

B. Janet Hibbs and Anthony Rostain | The Stressed Years of Their Lives: Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During Their College Years

In conversation wth Elizabeth Mosier A longtime faculty member at Drexel University, the Family Institute, and Widener University, B. Janet Hibbs is a renowned expert on family issues and partner relationships. A professor of psychiatry…

Judith Heumann | Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist

In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition A world-renowned leader in the Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement, featured in the new film  Crip Camp , Judith Heumann has spent four decades…

Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Khan | Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus

In conversation with Dr. Jen Ashton, Chief Medical Correspondent for ABC News and author of The Self-Care Solution: A Year of Becoming Happier, Healthier, and Fitter--One Month at a Time A professor of sociomedical sciences at Columbia…

William D. Cohan | Four Friends: Promising Lives Cut Short

William D. Cohan is the bestselling author of The Last Tycoons , an inside history of Lazard Frères & Co., one of the country’s most venerable investment banks. A former longtime Wall Street mergers and acquisitions banker, the topics…

Paul Tough | The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us

Paul Tough is the author of the bestselling How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character , a “persuasive wake-up call” ( People ) to the deprivations of knowledge suffered by American kids from both extremes…

Melinda Gates | The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
In conversation with John Green

Ranked by  Forbes  as the third most powerful woman in the world, Melinda Gates has been on a 20-year mission to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. Through her work as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—the…