Tagged Online Learning

World Book Online is Now Even Better!

World Book Online is   a great resource for children and teens. If you want to go directly to one of the four modules on our database page, now you can! You can find biographies of notable people such as congressman and civic…

Learn American Sign Language with Mango Languages

We are so excited to announce that American Sign Language is now available on Mango Languages ! American Sign Language (often called ASL) is used by Deaf and hard-of-hearing people to communicate. It is a vital part of Deaf…

Celebrate Digital Learning with the Free Library's Resource Database

The last Thursday of February each year is known as  Digital Learning Day — a day dedicated to innovative, future-focused education that utilizes technology. At the Free Library, patrons can access free online…

Enjoy a Trustworthy Digital Encyclopedia With World Book Online

We are pleased to announce the launch of World Book Online , the online version of World Book Encyclopedia . It’s a great resource for children and teens and makes learning fun! World Book Online includes encyclopedia…

Learn a World Language With the Free Library

Did you know that studying a world language can improve your concentration and memory ? That’s good news for Europe, where most countries have national-level requirements that students study languages in school . Unfortunately in…

Introducing the Languages and Learning Center’s Participant Advisory Board

The Languages and Learning Center (LLC) is excited to introduce the members of our Participant Advisory Board (PAB) to the Free Library community. Our Participant Advisory Board launched in June 2021, inspired by a similar project at…

Learn a New Language with Mango Languages

Do you want to learn a new language for career advancement, to speak to new acquaintances, feel more comfortable when traveling to a foreign country, understand foreign movies, or just exercise your brain? Our Mango Languages database…

It's Back to School Time at the Free Library!

We have loved spending our summer with you, and now we’re just as excited to get back to school! The start of a new school year can look different for everyone. Most students are returning to the classroom, while some may continue…

Improve Your Reading Comprehension Skills with the Free Library

The Free Library has many resources and programs for Philadelphians of all ages to improve their reading skills! Read, Baby, Read is a Free Library initiative focused on encouraging early literacy development among infants and young…

Become a Tutor for Adult Learners

by Mishelle Mironov, Intern, Languages & Learning Center Have you always wanted to make a difference in someone’s life? Have you wanted to use your knowledge and experience to give back to the Philadelphia community? Then…

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…

Edible Alphabet: Learn English through Cooking! (Online)

Adults are invited to this FREE online English class. Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together (at our own homes, connected through video call). Free grocery pick up available. Register at…

Edible Alphabet: Learn English through Cooking! (Online)

Adults are invited to this FREE online English class. Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together (at our own homes, connected through video call). Free grocery pick up available. Register at…

Edible Alphabet: Learn English through Cooking! (Online)

Adults are invited to this FREE online English class. Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together (at our own homes, connected through video call). Free grocery pick up available. Register at…

Edible Alphabet: Learn English through Cooking! (Online)

Adults are invited to this FREE online English class. Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together (at our own homes, connected through video call). Free grocery pick up available. Register at…

Spotting Scams and Staying Safe (Fraud Awareness)

Scams can happen to anyone – but spotting and avoiding these criminals can become second nature when you know the right steps to take to protect yourself and your loved ones. Join us and learn about the latest scams. Please…

Edible Alphabet: Learn English through Cooking! (Online)

Adults are invited to this FREE online English class. Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together (at our own homes, connected through video call). Free grocery pick up available. Register at…

Strategies to Help Enhance Your Job Search 50+

Re-entering the job force, changing careers, or needing to find a new job? Learn how to navigate online job boards like Indeed.com, age-proof resumes, and use LinkedIn. Open to ages 50+. Please register here . This program will…

Edible Alphabet: Learn English through Cooking! (Online)

Adults are invited to this FREE online English class. Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together (at our own homes, connected through video call). Free grocery pick up available. Register at…

Computer Basic Training

Need computer help? Take a free digital skills workshop at the Library! This month is focusing on Monitor, Keyboard, mouse and Typing! Trainings will be hosted by the DRS Lanora Hall.    

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 call to register at 215-474-1235.

NorthStar Computer Basics Class

Want to learn about the computer? We offer a free online learning assessment for beginners. Sign up for slot.

Computer Basic Training

Need computer help? Take a free digital skills workshop at the Library! This month is focusing on Monitor, Keyboard, mouse and Typing! Trainings will be hosted by the DRS Lanora Hall.    

*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…

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 call to register at 215-474-1235.

Edible Alphabet: Learn English through Cooking! (Online)

Adults are invited to this FREE online English class. Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together (at our own homes, connected through video call). Free grocery pick up available. Register at…

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 call to register at 215-474-1235.

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 call to register at 215-474-1235. Classes will take place in the…

Computer Basic Training

Need computer help? Take a free digital skills workshop at the Library! This month is focusing on Monitor, Keyboard, mouse and Typing! Trainings will be hosted by the DRS Lanora Hall.    

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 call to register at 215-474-1235.

NorthStar Computer Basics Class

Want to learn about the computer? We offer a free online learning assessment for beginners. Sign up for slot.

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…