Tagged Hot Spots

E-Gadget Help Desk

Looking to discover all the hidden features of your new iPad, e-reader, smart phone, or tablet? Can’t figure out how to turn the darn thing on? Don’t fret: The Free Library of Philadelphia’s gadget gurus can help you…

Philly Tech Week Is Back at the Hot Spots!

We are excited to announce that each of our three Hot Spot locations will offer digital-literacy workshops during Philly Tech Week (PTW) , April 29 – May 7. These workshops will delve into storing your data in the cloud…

Free Legal Workshops for West Philly

Are you in need of FREE legal advice? Last month, the Hot Spot at Heavenly Hall hosted its first-ever legal workshop. The kickoff session focused on expungements and pardons, with both law students and experienced lawyers available to…

Holiday eGadget Help Desk Returns to Parkway Central Library

Want to learn how to download some of nearly 120,000 ebooks to your new Kindle or Nook? Looking to discover all the hidden features of your new iPad, e-reader, smart phone, or tablet? Can’t figure out how to turn the darn thing…

The Library Wants YOU to Learn How to Code—for FREE!

The HOUR OF CODE is coming! The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. There is no experience needed and tutorials are available in over…

Sign Up! Digital Access Drive for Philly Tech Week

When it comes to providing digital access and bridging the digital divide , public libraries have been at the forefront of the battle for years. Every day, Free Library of Philadelphia staff champion these efforts by providing public…

Tech Week 2015!

Can’t wait for Philly Tech Week 2015 ?  Neither can we!  The Free Library of Philadelphia is a proud partner of PTW2015, organized by Technical.ly Philly , coming to the city April 17-25 this year.  Special…

Audio Editing Training at Mercy Ministries Hotspot

The Free Library Hot Spots will be holding workshops on the basics of audio editing at Mercy Neighborhood Ministries for the month of April. Workshops will be held every Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will cover how to use…

Basic Audio Editing Workshops at the Institute for the Development of African American Youth

Note: The workshop will no longer be held on Friday Feb 6. The workshop will begin on Friday Feb 13. The Free Library Hot Spots will be holding workshops on the basics of audio editing at the  Institute for the Development of…

Gone Global! The Hour of Code and Computer Science Education Week, December 8-14, 2014

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. There are 63,610 Hour of Code events taking place around the world this year. See events in…

Job Readiness Workshops at the Hotspots

The Job Readiness Online workshops have begun at the Institute for the Development of African American Youth (IDAAY). This weekly instructional series focuses on the digital literacy skills needed to look for and land jobs online. The…

Get Nerdy with Neighborhood Science After School!

What better way to celebrate science than in your own backyard? Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at several of our neighborhood libraries after school for a celebration of science exploration! Scientists, engineers, and other…

Android Apps for Book Lovers and News Junkies

At the E-Gadget help desk we spend a lot of time with installing and explaining apps portable devices. We encounter a lot of book lovers, so we wanted to share our favorite apps for reading. Health Concerns Twilight Twilight is an…

Virtual Free Library Hot Spot at the Philadelphia International Airport

The Virtual Library Hot Spot at PHL has launched! Over the past months, the Free Library of Philadelphia and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) have collaborated to produce this unique attraction. The Free Library extended our…

Poverty, Digital Literacy, and Digital Inclusion Topics of Discussion at TLC Conference

The Technology Learning Collaborative , an association of service organizations from throughout Philadelphia committed to leveraging technology resources to reduce poverty, improve public health, decrease homelessness, mobilize…

Helping to Bridge the Digital Divide

There have been a number of news stories over the past few weeks discussing the digital divide that still exists around the world. Studies and statistics show that access to the internet has improved over recent years to a certain…

Dispatches from the Techmobile

We have had a busy and adventurous week aboard the Techmobile. From geography and map literacy programs for third graders to lots of open access time where adults registered for online banking services, worked on their resumes, set up…

Supporting Voters with Internet Resources

We are on the road today, visiting the Kingsessing Branch. Today is primary day, and many of our branches are polling locations. The Techmobile is parked on South 51st Street, and we are inviting on board anyone with questions about…

KEYSPOTS and Hot Spots

Have you seen them around town? On subway concourses, sides of buses and within SEPTA bus shelters, KEYSPOTS ads have premiered. KEYSPOTS is a citywide initiative bringing internet access, training and technology to Philadelphia…

The Techmobile is Coming!

The Free Library is acquiring a Techmobile, a 25’ vehicle outfitted for digital literacy training and outreach. Right now, construction is in progress and we expect you’ll see the Techmobile hitting the streets in April.…