Tagged New Americans

Help Adult English Language Learners in Your Community by Volunteering to Tutor!

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 economic opportunity. Adult English…

Independence Library Welcomes Interactive Children's Theater Performances for Welcoming Week

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 residents to raise awareness of the benefits of…

Welcoming Week 2017: Connecting Neighbors, Serving Communities

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 embracing the civic dialog among the…

Passport Office Opens at Northeast Regional Library

The Free Library has always helped people explore new worlds—through fictional tales of far-off places and its international music collections, as well as through its robust foreign-language materials and travel resources. Now it…

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster at the Free Library!

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 . Chinese New Year is a fifteen-day…

Ramadan Mubarak

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. This annual observance of fasting is based…

New Americans Spring Concert Final Voyage: Philadelphia Suns | Recapping TIMBALONA

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 Chinese Lion Dance, which is thought…

New Americans Concert Series Progresses | Next Installment: TIMBALONA | Replays of Arab Classical and Contemporary Music

On Wednesday, May 18, stunning percussion collective TIMBALONA  showcases Afro-Caribbean folkloric music in the second installment of the New Americans Spring Concert Series , a soundtrack-in-triplet of three distinct voices in our…

New Americans Spring Concert Series

Librarians in the Music Department and the New Americans Committee invite you to celebrate the unique cultural heritage of Philadelphia’s immigrant communities with the New Americans Spring Concert Series . In April, May, and…

Join Us for a Performance by the Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society

Join us on Saturday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m. for a  free  performance by the Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society (PCOS) in the Montgomery Auditorium on the ground floor at the Parkway Central Library. Under the artistic direction…

Featured Resource: Mango Languages

Face it. It's only been two weeks, but your New Year's resolution is done for, dusty with cobwebs, lingering dimly in the weeks past like an like an old yearbook picture you'd rather forget. No sweat. Mine too. So why not…

Edible Alphabet: Learning English and Connecting to Culture Through Cooking

Edible Alphabet is an English-as-a-Second-Language program offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center. The mission is twofold: to teach participants how to cook nutritious meals and to teach English language skills…

Our Community of New Americans

A new spring ad campaign is underway here at the Free Library and this year’s theme is focused on new Americans and the role the library can play as a gateway to learning and information. With nearly 200,000 foreign-born…

English Conversation Group

Please join us for a free conversation hour as you build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may involve small talk, holidays and customs, and common slang. Participants will get to practice speaking in a casual environment and…

English Conversation Group

Please join us for a free conversation hour as you build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may involve small talk, holidays and customs, and common slang. Participants will get to practice speaking in a casual environment and…

English Conversation Group

Please join us for a free conversation hour as you build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may involve small talk, holidays and customs, and common slang. Participants will get to practice speaking in a casual environment and…

English Conversation Circle

Join us for a free weekly conversation hour. Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults in a casual learning environment.

English Conversation Group

Please join us for a free conversation hour as you build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may involve small talk, holidays and customs, and common slang. Participants will get to practice speaking in a casual environment and…

English Conversation Group

Please join us for a free conversation hour as you build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may involve small talk, holidays and customs, and common slang. Participants will get to practice speaking in a casual environment and…

Edible Alphabet: Learning English Through Cooking

Adults are invited to this  FREE English as a Second Languag (ESL) class where students learn English through cooking.  This class is a part of a six-week series in the Culinary Literacy Center. To register, call 215-686-5323…

English Conversation Circle

Join us for a free weekly conversation hour. Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults in a casual learning environment.

English Conversation Group

Please join us for a free conversation hour as you build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may involve small talk, holidays and customs, and common slang. Participants will get to practice speaking in a casual environment and…

Edible Alphabet: Learning English Through Cooking

Adults are invited to this  FREE English as a Second Languag (ESL) class where students learn English through cooking.  This class is a part of a six-week series in the Culinary Literacy Center. To register, call 215-686-5323…

English Conversation Circle

Join us for a free weekly conversation hour. Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults in a casual learning environment.

Edible Alphabet: Learning English Through Cooking

Adults are invited to this  FREE English as a Second Languag (ESL) class where students learn English through cooking.  This class is a part of a six-week series in the Culinary Literacy Center. To register, call 215-686-5323…

English Conversation Circle

Join us for a free weekly conversation hour. Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults in a casual learning environment.

Edible Alphabet: Learning English Through Cooking

Adults are invited to this  FREE English as a Second Languag (ESL) class where students learn English through cooking.  This class is a part of a six-week series in the Culinary Literacy Center. To register, call 215-686-5323…

English Conversation Circle

Join us for a free weekly conversation hour. Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults in a casual learning environment.

ESL Classes at the Library

Join us to practice your english skills. No need to register, walk-ins welcome.

ESL Classes at the Library

Join us to practice your english skills. No need to register, walk-ins welcome.

English Conversation Group

Please join us for a free conversation hour as you build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may involve small talk, holidays and customs, and common slang. Participants will get to practice speaking in a casual environment and…

Edible Alphabet: Learning English Through Cooking

Adults are invited to this  FREE English as a Second Languag (ESL) class where students learn English through cooking.  This class is a part of a six-week series in the Culinary Literacy Center. To register, call 215-686-5323…

English Conversation Circle

Join us for a free weekly conversation hour. Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults in a casual learning environment.

Vietnamese English Bilingual Books

Vietnamese English Bilingual Books

Spanish English Bilingual Books

Spanish English Bilingual Books

Russian English Bilingual Books

Russian English Bilingual Books

French English Bilingual Books

French English Bilingual Books

Chinese English Bilingual Books

Chinese English Bilingual Books

Arabic English Bilingual Books

Arabic English Bilingual Books

Poetry in Translation

Take pleasure in reading poets from other languages and cultures.

Asian American Resources for Teens

Recommended especially for middle and high school students.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages is an online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages.

Generations on Line (en Español)