Tagged Online Learning

Baking with Becca: Cooking Outside the Box... Cinnamon Apple Cake

Becca at Whitman Library This week we are making Cinnamon Apple Cake ! I was inspired by our first recipe and blog post for Apple Yogurt Cake , but I was not content. I wanted it moister and needed to try another recipe to get me…

Take a GED® or HiSET® Preparation Course with the Free Library

Have you been thinking about returning to school to obtain your high school diploma? Whether you want to qualify for a higher-paying job, get a promotion, continue your education, or simply fulfill a personal goal—…

Baking with Becca: Cooking Outside the Box... Chicken and Potatoes

This week at Whitman Library  we are making a simple meal of Chicken and Potatoes that can be tweaked and flavored to your preferences! Baking with Becca at Whitman Library I prepared and cooked chicken two ways because we are…

Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Bibimbap

by Breshay Woods, Culinary Literacy Center Intern Edible Alphabet  is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's  Culinary Literacy Center . Our mission is to teach English language…

Virtual Tutoring Programs Flourish This Spring

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 virtual tutoring programs for…

Baking with Becca: Cooking Outside the Box

Baking with Becca began at Whitman Library , nestled between 2nd and 3rd Streets on Snyder Avenue in South Philly. When COVID hit, we had to take a long break. I continued to grow and learn to strengthen this class and to steel myself…

A Year of Virtual Learning: Reflections from the Languages and Learning Center

The Languages and Learning Center is dedicated to supporting the individual learning goals of Philadelphia’s adults. As this March marks the one-year-anniversary of Philadelphia’s stay-at-home orders and social distance…

Improve Your Writing with the Free Library

by Breshay Woods — Languages and Learning Center Intern Writing is an important part of daily life. We are expected to communicate clearly through writing in many different situations. Whether for school assignments, work, or…

Ask an Accountant: Business Edition

‘Tis the season for thawing, Shamrock Shakes, and Spring (finally!). It’s also tax season, so we’re hitting you with some hard truths about everyone’s favorite topic: accounting! We spoke with Joey Pfluger from…

Improving Time Management Skills: How to be Efficient and Productive?

Librarianship is my second career. I have been a librarian for the past fifteen years and a coordinator for the last five. In this position, I coordinate and manage programs, connect with community members and organizations, and provide…

Prepare for Your High School Diploma and More With These Free Online Courses

by Andrew DePass, Intern,  Languages and Learning Center Have you started taking a GED or HiSET course before the pandemic that has been put on hold and want to continue your studies? Need an online course that fits your…

Working Remotely? Ask Lynda!

COVID-19 has changed the way we perform on the job. For several months, the silence of everyday life has transformed the way we interact, at all levels, and in our community. Now, our home is not only a family space, but also a virtual…

At Home with BRIC: Compiling Free Sales Lists

The Business Resource and Innovation Center’s (BRIC) free business resources are accessible anywhere! That means you can conduct business research at your leisure from the comfort of your home. So put on some comfy clothes, grab a…

Join the Languages and Learning Center for Virtual English, Japanese, and Spanish Language Learning!

The Languages and Learning Center supports Philadelphia adults in their individual learning goals, including language learning, basic education, and digital literacy. This fall, all of our programs are taking place virtually . We have…

G.E.D. Test Prep

A few years back, when I was an Afterschool Program Facilitator ( LEAP Leader) at my neighborhood library, one of the mothers of a student who regularly attended came in and asked if I could help her with some school work. When I…

French Conversation Circle

by Khristina Spence - Intern, Languages & Learning Center Bonjour! Salut! Bonsoir! Join the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center ’s newest offering: the French Conversation Circle ! This free online…

Tutorials for Learning How to Use Zoom Video Conferencing Software

Attending video meetings has become a necessity for many of us these days while working from home, taking an online class, or keeping in touch with friends and family. Zoom is a popular web conferencing software platform for online…

Top Ten Business Resources You Can Access Anywhere with Your Free Library Card

Check out some of our favorite business resources, accessible from anywhere with your library card number and PIN. Most of BRIC ’s business resources are also available from anywhere.   10. Gale ebooks Do you find yourself…

At Home with BRIC: Access Business Resources Anywhere!

Across Philadelphia, businesses are experiencing unexpected challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic . If you’re currently thinking about entrepreneurship for the first time or you’re an established business owner,…

Information and Ideas for Youth and Family Remote Learning

The  Nourishing Literacy team is thinking of our school student friends, their loved ones, and the incredible community of Philadelphia teachers. We are sending wishes of health and peace during this unusual time in our world.…

French Conversation Circle

Bonjour! Salut! Bonsoir! Looking to improve your French language skills?  Join the Languages and Learning Center’s French Conversation Circle for weekly conversation practice. This FREE online group will build your…

Online Advanced Mandarin Conversation Circle

Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This free online group will build your knowledge and confidence in the Mandarin language in a casual and fun learning environment. For high-intermediate and advanced Mandarin speakers. Register at…

French Conversation Circle

Bonjour! Salut! Bonsoir! Looking to improve your French language skills?  Join the Languages and Learning Center’s French Conversation Circle for weekly conversation practice. This FREE online group will build your…

Online Advanced Mandarin Conversation Circle

Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This free online group will build your knowledge and confidence in the Mandarin language in a casual and fun learning environment. For high-intermediate and advanced Mandarin speakers. Register at…

Business Plan Toolkit Part 3: Demographics, Financials, & Additional Resources

Join us for the final session, part three, of BRIC's three-part Business Plan Toolkit series! During this final session, learn how to use demographics to identify and find your target audience, get started with financials, and…

Essential Education Online GED® & HiSET® Preparation Courses

Online Courses Available 24/7 May 1 2021 to May 1 2022 The Languages & Learning Center invites you to prepare for your GED or HiSET test. Both of these tests offer the same high school equivalency credential. Learn at your own…

Essential Education Online GED® & HiSET® Preparation Courses

Online Courses Available 24/7 May 1 2021 to May 1 2022 The Languages & Learning Center invites you to prepare for your GED or HiSET test. Both of these tests offer the same high school equivalency credential. Learn at your own…

Essential Education Online GED® & HiSET® Preparation Courses

Online Courses Available 24/7 May 1 2021 to May 1 2022 The Languages & Learning Center invites you to prepare for your GED or HiSET test. Both of these tests offer the same high school equivalency credential. Learn at your own…

Essential Education Online GED® & HiSET® Preparation Courses

Online Courses Available 24/7 May 1 2021 to May 1 2022 The Languages & Learning Center invites you to prepare for your GED or HiSET test. Both of these tests offer the same high school equivalency credential. Learn at your own…

Manuscripts of The Muslim World Project: An Information Session.

Celebrate Your Islamic Heritage With the Free Library! Find out how you can be a part of Philadelphia history! Sign up now   Do you have a spiritual or cultural connection to Islam? Do you want to learn Arabic? Do you want to share your…

Essential Education Online GED® & HiSET® Preparation Courses

Online Courses Available 24/7 May 1 2021 to May 1 2022 The Languages & Learning Center invites you to prepare for your GED or HiSET test. Both of these tests offer the same high school equivalency credential. Learn at your own…

Essential Education Online GED® & HiSET® Preparation Courses

Online Courses Available 24/7 May 1 2021 to May 1 2022 The Languages & Learning Center invites you to prepare for your GED or HiSET test. Both of these tests offer the same high school equivalency credential. Learn at your own…

Essential Education Online GED® & HiSET® Preparation Courses

Online Courses Available 24/7 May 1 2021 to May 1 2022 The Languages & Learning Center invites you to prepare for your GED or HiSET test. Both of these tests offer the same high school equivalency credential. Learn at your own…

French Conversation Circle

Bonjour! Salut! Bonsoir! Looking to improve your French language skills?  Join the Languages and Learning Center’s French Conversation Circle for weekly conversation practice. This FREE online group will build your…

Online Advanced Mandarin Conversation Circle

Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This free online group will build your knowledge and confidence in the Mandarin language in a casual and fun learning environment. For high-intermediate and advanced Mandarin speakers. Register at…

Essential Education Online GED® & HiSET® Preparation Courses

Online Courses Available 24/7 May 1 2021 to May 1 2022 The Languages & Learning Center invites you to prepare for your GED or HiSET test. Both of these tests offer the same high school equivalency credential. Learn at your own…

Business Plan Toolkit Part 2: Market Research & Competitive Analysis

Join us for part two of BRIC's three-part Business Plan Toolkit series. This week, learn how to research your industry and identify competitors. In this series you will learn how to use free library resources to research your…

Manuscripts of The Muslim World Project: An Information Session.

Celebrate Your Islamic Heritage With the Free Library! Find out how you can be a part of Philadelphia history! Sign up now   Do you have a spiritual or cultural connection to Islam? Do you want to learn Arabic? Do you want to share your…

Essential Education Online GED® & HiSET® Preparation Courses

Online Courses Available 24/7 May 1 2021 to May 1 2022 The Languages & Learning Center invites you to prepare for your GED or HiSET test. Both of these tests offer the same high school equivalency credential. Learn at your own…

Essential Education Online GED® & HiSET® Preparation Courses

Online Courses Available 24/7 May 1 2021 to May 1 2022 The Languages & Learning Center invites you to prepare for your GED or HiSET test. Both of these tests offer the same high school equivalency credential. Learn at your own…

Mango Languages

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

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)

Learn business, creative, and technology skills to achieve your personal and professional goals.

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…

Wayne Pacelle | The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers Are Transforming the Lives of Animals

Renowned animal-rights advocate Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, has worked for the passage of more than 500 new state laws and helped to pass more than 25 federal statutes to protect animals…