Tagged Online Learning

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…

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…

Office Hours for Philly Educators

The Field Teen Center is hosting weekly Zoom office hours for Philadelphia educators. Come to get curriculum support, book recommendations, database help, and any other library questions answered! No registration required - just drop in…

Office Hours for Philly Educators

The Field Teen Center is hosting weekly Zoom office hours for Philadelphia educators. Come to get curriculum support, book recommendations, database help, and any other library questions answered! No registration required - just drop in…

Office Hours for Philly Educators

The Field Teen Center is hosting weekly Zoom office hours for Philadelphia educators. Come to get curriculum support, book recommendations, database help, and any other library questions answered! No registration required - just drop in…

Office Hours for Philly Educators

The Field Teen Center is hosting weekly Zoom office hours for Philadelphia educators. Come to get curriculum support, book recommendations, database help, and any other library questions answered! No registration required - just drop in…

Office Hours for Philly Educators

The Field Teen Center is hosting weekly Zoom office hours for Philadelphia educators. Come to get curriculum support, book recommendations, database help, and any other library questions answered! No registration required - just drop in…

Office Hours for Philly Educators

The Field Teen Center is hosting weekly Zoom office hours for Philadelphia educators. Come to get curriculum support, book recommendations, database help, and any other library questions answered! No registration required - just drop in…

Office Hours for Philly Educators

The Field Teen Center is hosting weekly Zoom office hours for Philadelphia educators. Come to get curriculum support, book recommendations, database help, and any other library questions answered! No registration required - just drop in…

VIRTUAL - Ensuring Votes Count in Pennsylvania

Register Pennsylvania election law has been turbulent over the last few years, making it confusing for voters to know what they must do to ensure that they are able to cast a ballot that counts. In this talk, we'll go through things…

Office Hours for Philly Educators

The Field Teen Center is hosting weekly Zoom office hours for Philadelphia educators. Come to get curriculum support, book recommendations, database help, and any other library questions answered! No registration required - just drop in…

Veggie Mijas | Honoring Ancestral Foods while Living in the Diaspora

Making vegan Latinx meals, sharing experiences of living in the diaspora, remaining connected to our cultural foods.  Join us! Register at  bit.ly/VegMij . Veggie Mijas  is a collective run by women of color, focused…

Office Hours for Philly Educators

The Field Teen Center is hosting weekly Zoom office hours for Philadelphia educators. Come to get curriculum support, book recommendations, database help, and any other library questions answered! No registration required - just drop in…

Veggie Mijas | Honoring Ancestral Foods while Living in the Diaspora

Making vegan Latinx meals, sharing experiences of living in the diaspora, remaining connected to our cultural foods.  Join us! Register at  bit.ly/VegMij . Veggie Mijas  is a collective run by women of color, focused…

Beginning Italian Study Group (Online)

Fridays 12-1 pm (September 23 - December 16, 2022) Ciao! Are you interested in learning Italian on your own? Join us to explore the book ‘ L’Italiano secondo il metodo natura’ (available online for free). The book is…

French Conversation Circle (Online)

 Wednesdays 2-3:30 pm (September 14 - December 14, 2022) This FREE online group will build your knowledge and confidence in the French language all while introducing you to other French-loving adults in a casual and fun learning…

Office Hours for Philly Educators

The Field Teen Center is hosting weekly Zoom office hours for Philadelphia educators. Come to get curriculum support, book recommendations, database help, and any other library questions answered! No registration required - just drop in…

Veggie Mijas | Honoring Ancestral Foods while Living in the Diaspora

Making vegan Latinx meals, sharing experiences of living in the diaspora, remaining connected to our cultural foods.  Join us! Register at  bit.ly/VegMij . Veggie Mijas  is a collective run by women of color, focused…

Beginning Italian Study Group (Online)

Fridays 12-1 pm (September 23 - December 16, 2022) Ciao! Are you interested in learning Italian on your own? Join us to explore the book ‘ L’Italiano secondo il metodo natura’ (available online for free). The book is…

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…