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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.…

Accessing Computers and Digital Resources During COVID-19

by Labonno Islam (Digital Engagement & Communications Specialist) and Juliet Fink Yates (Digital Inclusion Fellow), City of Philadelphia Office of Innovation and Technology Increasing digital access is a key…

Learn and Practice English at Home with Your Library Card

The Free Library of Philadelphia is a great place to learn and practice English . If your English classes have been affected by closures related to COVID-19 , there are library resources available online to help you continue your…

Keeping You and the Kids Busy While Social Distancing

While we all practice social distancing with schools and libraries closed for at least two weeks to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 , what exactly are you (and your kids!) going to do with yourself? A lot of us have to-be-read piles…

Spring Online Reading Challenge

The Free Library’s Spring Reading Challenge is active now through May 15! Engage your brain in fun activities, alone or with family and friends. Sign up online, then track your reading journey using the website or the free…

Homework Help Online: Live Chat with a Qualified Tutor

If you're looking for free, personalized academic support while your school or university is closed, the Free Library can connect you to a qualified tutor through Homework Help Online , powered by Tutor.com. Homework Help Online…

Learning from Home? The Free Library Can Help!

If your school or college is affected by COVID-19, resources from the Free Library are available to help students continue their learning from home. You can find all of these digital tools at freelibrary.org/ehomework . You’ll…

Every Day is Digital Learning Day at the Free Library!

Fire up your computer or smart device—it's Digital Learning Day ! Of course, every day is Digital Learning Day at the Free Library—all you need is a library card and you can gain access to all the great resources and…

7 Great Ways to Improve Your English at the Free Library

The Languages and Learning Center offers relevant and engaging programs and resources for English language learners. Here are 7 great ways we can help you learn, improve, and speak English!   Attend an English Conversation Circle…

Fall for Reading with Our Newest Online Reading Challenge!

This past school year, Ms. Pinkston’s second grade class from Bayard Taylor Elementary surprised the Free Library with a new way to look at our Online Reading Challenge . During the Winter and Spring Reading Challenges, they read,…

Language Learning at the Free Library During Adult Education Month!

Looking for a chance to learn or practice a world language like Spanish, Italian, or Mandarin Chinese? Interested in meeting new people, learning to cook a new recipe, and having a great time? Join us in the Culinary Literacy Center for…

Making Her Mark Spotlight: Generation to Generation | Digital Discussion

Join curators from regional institutions whose exhibitions look at the multi-generational women-led movement building around voter rights and enfranchisement leading up to the passage of the 19th Amendment and beyond. This discussion…

Making Her Mark Spotlight: Poetry and Movement Building | Digital Readings

Live readings of historical and contemporary poetry that center movement building. Movements to expand voting rights have always used spoken word and poetry as modes of expression and connection. Join staff from the Free Library's…

Lunch & Learn: Online Learning

Lunch & Learns have gone virtual this year! Join us for our fourth 2021 Lunch & Learn, Online Learning! Are you interested in learning a new skill, brushing up on old skills, or earning a certificate - for FREE with your…

Making Her Mark Spotlight: Black Sisterhood and Suffrage | Digital Discussion

Conversation about the significance of voting rights initiatives led by Black sororities, with featured speaker Dr. Thelma Thomas Daley. From the recent 'Stroll to the Polls' that mobilized voters for the 2020 presidential…

English Writing 101 Learning Circle

Fridays 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  starting February 5 Meet with other English language learners to improve your writing skills using the Universal Class database.  For intermediate/advanced/fluent English learners. …

Drop-In Virtual Writing Support

Get writing help from University of Pennsylvania professors. Bring your cover letters, resumes, short stories, emails - any writing you need help with! Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Starting February 3, 2021 Register at the link…

English Writing 101 Learning Circle

Fridays 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  starting February 5 Meet with other English language learners to improve your writing skills using the Universal Class database.  For intermediate/advanced/fluent English learners. …

Drop-In Virtual Writing Support

Get writing help from University of Pennsylvania professors. Bring your cover letters, resumes, short stories, emails - any writing you need help with! Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Starting February 3, 2021 Register at the link…

English Writing 101 Learning Circle

Fridays 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  starting February 5 Meet with other English language learners to improve your writing skills using the Universal Class database.  For intermediate/advanced/fluent English learners. …

Radical Self-care in an Era of Activism: A Virtual Salon

A shared space for self care inspired by the Harlem Renaissance and the life and legacy of Alice Dunbar-Nelson. Join chef Jena Harris and Professor Pysche Williams-Forson for an evening of self care grounded in the salon-style…

Drop-In Virtual Writing Support

Get writing help from University of Pennsylvania professors. Bring your cover letters, resumes, short stories, emails - any writing you need help with! Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Starting February 3, 2021 Register at the link…

English Writing 101 Learning Circle

Fridays 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  starting February 5 Meet with other English language learners to improve your writing skills using the Universal Class database.  For intermediate/advanced/fluent English learners. …

Drop-In Virtual Writing Support

Get writing help from University of Pennsylvania professors. Bring your cover letters, resumes, short stories, emails - any writing you need help with! Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Starting February 3, 2021 Register at the link…

Making Her Mark Spotlight: Temperance and Suffrage | Digital Discussion

Discussion led by Dr. Theresa McCulla, Curator in the Division of Work and Industry at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History Women have long been critical to the production and consumption of alcohol in the United…

French Conversation Circle

Bonjour! Salut! Bonsoir! Join the Languages and Learning Center’s French Conversation Circle! This FREE online group will build your knowledge and confidence in the French language all while introducing you to other…

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

Join us for part two 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 find additional free and…

Mango Languages

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

Lynda.com

Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Library cardholders have access to the Lynda.com video library of…

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…