Tagged New Americans

Free Spanish Literacy Program LEAMOS Teaches Spanish-speaking Adults to Read and Write

Free Spanish Literacy Classes for Adults! Do you know a Spanish-speaking adult who wants to learn how to read and write? The Free Library of Philadelphia is offering free classes for adult Spanish speakers to learn how to read and write…

Remember an Gorta Mór: the Great Famine

Now that the fog has lifted from St. Patrick’s Day, it occurs to us at the Free Library that the holiday is the moment where the fact of an Irish diaspora is felt most strongly in Philadelphia. However, as St. Patrick’s Day…

Partner Spotlight: Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

In this edition of Partner Spotlight, we are thrilled to speak with  Herman Nyamunga , the Director of  the Welcoming Center's Global Enterprise Hub ! In this role, Herman provides technical assistance to entrepreneurs and…

Help Adult English Language Learners in Your Community by Volunteering to Tutor!

A version of this post was originally printed in the Southwest Globe Times on Friday, September 8, 2017.  In today’s employment landscape, English proficiency has become essential to economic opportunity. Adult English…

Independence Library Welcomes Interactive Children's Theater Performances for Welcoming Week

Welcoming Week is almost upon us—an annual national series supported by the city’s Office of Immigrant Affairs that aims to bring together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of…

Welcoming Week 2017: Connecting Neighbors, Serving Communities

This year the Free Library of Philadelphia is participating in Welcoming Week: Connecting Neighbors, Serving Communities , taking place September 15 through 24, with a variety of cultural events embracing the civic dialog among the…

Passport Office Opens at Northeast Regional Library

The Free Library has always helped people explore new worlds—through fictional tales of far-off places and its international music collections, as well as through its robust foreign-language materials and travel resources. Now it…

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster at the Free Library!

On January 28th, we will celebrate the Year of the Rooster at the Free Library! We invite you to explore storytimes, cultural programs, and arts & crafts activities throughout Philadelphia . Chinese New Year is a fifteen-day…

Ramadan Mubarak

The holy month of Ramadan began earlier this week, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. This annual observance of fasting is based…

New Americans Spring Concert Final Voyage: Philadelphia Suns | Recapping TIMBALONA

Feeling unlucky? Next week, Chinatown’s own Philadelphia Suns plays us out for the final concert of the New Americans Spring Concert Series this season with an evening of traditional Chinese Lion Dance, which is thought…

New Americans Concert Series Progresses | Next Installment: TIMBALONA | Replays of Arab Classical and Contemporary Music

On Wednesday, May 18, stunning percussion collective TIMBALONA  showcases Afro-Caribbean folkloric music in the second installment of the New Americans Spring Concert Series , a soundtrack-in-triplet of three distinct voices in our…

New Americans Spring Concert Series

Librarians in the Music Department and the New Americans Committee invite you to celebrate the unique cultural heritage of Philadelphia’s immigrant communities with the New Americans Spring Concert Series . In April, May, and…

Join Us for a Performance by the Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society

Join us on Saturday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m. for a  free  performance by the Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society (PCOS) in the Montgomery Auditorium on the ground floor at the Parkway Central Library. Under the artistic direction…

Featured Resource: Mango Languages

Face it. It's only been two weeks, but your New Year's resolution is done for, dusty with cobwebs, lingering dimly in the weeks past like an like an old yearbook picture you'd rather forget. No sweat. Mine too. So why not…

Edible Alphabet: Learning English and Connecting to Culture Through Cooking

Edible Alphabet is an English-as-a-Second-Language program offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center. The mission is twofold: to teach participants how to cook nutritious meals and to teach English language skills…

Our Community of New Americans

A new spring ad campaign is underway here at the Free Library and this year’s theme is focused on new Americans and the role the library can play as a gateway to learning and information. With nearly 200,000 foreign-born…

The World Traveling Trunks present “Danza Azteca del Anahuac” (Grand Lobby)

The Group “Danza Azteca del Anahuac” showcases Aztec dances and traditional costumes. They believe dance is a prayer in movement, in which a person, by means of these movements, is generating energy that elevates to the…

Panel Discussion: Refugees in America

Please join us for a discussion of historical and current day perspectives on the refugee experience in America. The panel will be moderated by Cathryn Miller-Wilson, Esquire, Executive Director of HIAS Pennsylvania. Featured…

Immigrant Resources Fair

Are you an immigrant to the United States? Would you like to learn about free resources available to you? Learn about English classes, citizenship, employment, housing, health, business assistance and more 10:00am – 1:00pm!…

Heritage Story Potluck

Join us for an evening of food and story sharing.  Bring a favorite dish from your homeland and share stories about your country of origin and how you or your family came to America.  Mingle with your neighbors and have a good…

English Language Circle

Join us for a free weekly conversation hour.  Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults, in a casual learning environment.

English Language Circle

Join us for a free weekly conversation hour.  Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults, in a casual learning environment.

English Conversation Group

Please join us for a free conversation hour as you build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may involve small talk, holidays and customs, and common slang. Participants will get to practice speaking in a casual environment and…

English Language Circle

Join us for a free weekly conversation hour.  Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults, in a casual learning environment.

Alex Wagner | Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging

Political commentator Alex Wagner is co-host of Showtime’s The Circus  and a contributor to CBS News and The Atlantic . She previously hosted MSNBC’s Emmy-nominated Now with Alex Wagner , among many other credits. From…

A Voice for Peace, Concord and Harmony: XII International Poetry Festival in Philadelphia (Room 108)

A voice for peace, concord and harmony, the XII International Poetry Festival in Philadelphia will congregate poets from Latin America and USA in an evening of verse and music. Each poet will read one piece, and at the end of each…

English Conversation Group

Please join us for a free conversation hour as you build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may involve small talk, holidays and customs, and common slang. Participants will get to practice speaking in a casual environment and…

English Language Circle

Join us for a free weekly conversation hour.  Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults, in a casual learning environment.

English Conversation Group

Please join us for a free conversation hour as you build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may involve small talk, holidays and customs, and common slang. Participants will get to practice speaking in a casual environment and…

English Language Circle

Join us for a free weekly conversation hour.  Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults, in a casual learning environment.

ESL Conversation Group

This group is a great way to practice speaking everyday English. ALL are welcome.

English Conversation Group

Please join us for a free conversation hour as you build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may involve small talk, holidays and customs, and common slang. Participants will get to practice speaking in a casual environment and…

ESL Conversation Group

This group is a great way to practice speaking everyday English. ALL are welcome.

English Language Circle

Join us for a free weekly conversation hour.  Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults, in a casual learning environment.

ESL Conversation Group

This group is a great way to practice speaking everyday English. ALL are welcome.

Conversational ESL

Join our new Conversation Group at the Walnut Street West Library to practice your English language skills in a relaxed and informal setting. 

Vietnamese English Bilingual Books

Vietnamese English Bilingual Books

Spanish English Bilingual Books

Spanish English Bilingual Books

Russian English Bilingual Books

Russian English Bilingual Books

French English Bilingual Books

French English Bilingual Books

Chinese English Bilingual Books

Chinese English Bilingual Books

Arabic English Bilingual Books

Arabic English Bilingual Books

Poetry in Translation

Take pleasure in reading poets from other languages and cultures.

Asian American Resources for Teens

Recommended especially for middle and high school students.

Mango Languages

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

Generations on Line (en Español)