Tagged Education

Adulting 101: Mental Health and Wellness

Students age 15-24 are invited to join us for a series of six free workshops on important life skills needed to succeed in adulthood. All workshops will be held from 6:00-7:30 pm, in the meeting room on the library’s lower level.…

Edible Alphabet en Español: Learn Spanish Through Cooking at the Library

Looking for a chance to brush up on your Spanish language skills? Interested in meeting new people, learning to cook a new recipe, explore a new culture and have a great time? In this class, we will travel to one of the most historic…

Adulting 101: Housing

Students age 15-24 are invited to join us for a series of six free workshops on important life skills needed to succeed in adulthood. All workshops will be held from 6:00-7:30 pm, in the meeting room on the library’s lower level.…

Adulting 101: Physical Health and Wellness

Students age 15-24 are invited to join us for a series of six free workshops on important life skills needed to succeed in adulthood. All workshops will be held from 6:00-7:30 pm, in the meeting room on the library’s lower level.…

Adulting 101: Self-Management

Students age 15-24 are invited to join us for a series of six free workshops on important life skills needed to succeed in adulthood. All workshops will be held from 6:00-7:30 pm, in the meeting room on the library’s lower level.…

Adulting 101: Employment

Students age 15-24 are invited to join us for a series of six free workshops on important life skills needed to succeed in adulthood. All workshops will be held from 6:00-7:30 pm, in the meeting room on the library’s lower level.…

Adulting 101: Personal Finances

Students age 15-24 are invited to join us for a series of six free workshops on important life skills needed to succeed in adulthood. All workshops will be held from 6:00-7:30 pm, in the meeting room on the library’s lower level.…

Computer Basics

Join us in room 202 (formerly the Business, Resource and Innovation Center) and learn how the use the computer.This class is offered on a first come, first served basis. We encourage attendees to arrive 15 minutes before the…

Baby & Toddler Storytime (Encore)

Books, songs, rhymes and bounces for children (birth to 23 months) and their caregivers!. Wednesdays at 11 a.m. (a repeat of Monday's Storytime program)  Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine…

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Books, songs, rhymes and bounces for children (birth to 23 months) and their caregivers!. Mondays at 11 a.m. (with an encore on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.)  Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine…

Family Academy Courses & Training | Lakeshore: Family Math Game Packs

Learn where you live!  We have a series of courses throughout the school year where you can learn about great subjects to help you and your children excel.  The courses are free, a meal is provided, childcare is available (if…

Computer Basics

Join us in room 202 (formerly the Business, Resource and Innovation Center) and learn how the use the computer.This class is offered on a first come, first served basis. We encourage attendees to arrive 15 minutes before the…

Baby & Toddler Storytime (Encore)

Books, songs, rhymes and bounces for children (birth to 23 months) and their caregivers!. Wednesdays at 11 a.m. (a repeat of Monday's Storytime program)  Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine…

Edible Alphabet en Español: Learn Spanish Through Cooking at the Library

Looking for a chance to brush up on your Spanish language skills? Interested in meeting new people, learning to cook a new recipe and have a great time? Join us in the Culinary Literacy Center for a hands-on Spanish language cooking…

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Books, songs, rhymes and bounces for children (birth to 23 months) and their caregivers!. Mondays at 11 a.m. (with an encore on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.)  Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine…

Baby & Toddler Storytime (Encore)

Books, songs, rhymes and bounces for children (birth to 23 months) and their caregivers!. Wednesdays at 11 a.m. (a repeat of Monday's Storytime program)  Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine…

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Books, songs, rhymes and bounces for children (birth to 23 months) and their caregivers!. Mondays at 11 a.m. (with an encore on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.)  Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine…

Family Academy: Courses & Training

Learn where you live!  We have a series of courses throughout the school year where you can learn about great subjects to help you and your children excel.  The courses are free, a meal is provided, childcare is available (if…

Baby & Toddler Storytime (Encore)

Books, songs, rhymes and bounces for children (birth to 23 months) and their caregivers!. Wednesdays at 11 a.m. (a repeat of Monday's Storytime program)  Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine…

Spanish Language Learning Circle - Information Session

Are you interested in learning Spanish or brushing up on your existing Spanish language skills? Have you ever started an online course only to lose motivation a few sessions in and never finish? Do you want to meet new people 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…

Educator's Reference Complete *

Access over 1,100 academic journals and ERIC database reports in the field of education. Key subject areas include administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing.

Maxwell King | The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers with David Newell “Mr. McFeely” of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

In conversation with award-winning journalist Tracey Matisak It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood as we welcome Maxwell King, author of The Good Neighbor , a personal, professional, and artistic biography of Fred Rogers. A figure as…

Bryan Caplan | The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money

Watch the video here . Dubbed the “anti-Tiger Mom,” contrarian economist Bryan Caplan is the author of the “wickedly subversive” ( Wall Street Journal ) parenting manifesto Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids , which argues that parenting…

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris | The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity

Watch the video here . Pioneering physician Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is a longtime crusader for targeting care to vulnerable and traumatized children. Her prolific work on the link between toxic stress and chronic illnesses includes more…

John Waters | Make Trouble

In conversation with Jason Freeman “A greater National Treasure than 90 percent of the people who are given ‘Kennedy Center Honors’ ( The Washington Post ), filmmaker, actor, and writer John Waters was also lovingly described as “The…

Kory Stamper | Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries

Watch the video here . A lexicographer for the Merriam-Webster dictionary, Kory Stamper discusses the subtleties of the English language in the venerable volume’s popular “Ask the Editor” video series. Her writing has appeared in The…

Camille Paglia | Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism

Watch the video here . “At once outrageous and compelling, fanatical and brilliant” ( The Washington Post ), Camille Paglia is the author of the 700-page seminal discourse on paganism, sex, and art, Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence…

Melissa Clark | Dinner: Changing the Game

Watch the video here . In conversation with Maureen Fitzgerald, Food Editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer One of America’s most beloved food writers, Melissa Clark writes the New York Times column “A Good Appetite” and hosts its weekly…

Juvenile In Justice | Panel discussion moderated by Solomon Jones with Marsha Levick, Richard Ross, Naomi Goldstein and Johnny Perez

In the United States, solitary confinement of youth is routinely employed in a majority of states, despite a recent ban on the practice in federal prisons. Over the past several months, the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Regional…

Angela Duckworth | Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Psychologist Angela Duckworth posits that the secret to success lies less in I.Q. and talent than it does in self-control and acutely focused persistence—in a word, grit. A 2013 MacArthur Fellow and University of Pennsylvania psychology…