Tagged Virtual Programs

The lyrical speaker: Finding your own voice through poetry!

“La poesía es un espacio de libertad/ Poetry is a space of freedom”. Carlos José Pérez Sámano, Mexican poet and writer Poetry explores the language and its limitations. It’s a way to get…

Leamos! (Let’s Read!) Literacy Program

by Nathalie Marquez, Language and Learning Center Intern The Languages and Learning Center has launched the Leamos! ( Let’s Read! ) literacy program, with both virtual and in-person classes , to teach Spanish-speaking adults how…

Hangin’ with Hank: Imagining Louise

by Germaine Ingram On Sunday, February 13, at 6:00 p.m., live on YouTube , I’ll be in conversation with the tap/jazz aficionado and irrepressible raconteur Hank Smith on his every-so-often show Hangin’ with Hank .…

Celebrating Black History Month at the Free Library

This February, the Free Library is proud to commemorate Black History Month , honoring the triumphs and achievements of Black Americans throughout U.S. history and celebrating Black history, culture, and heritage. Black History Month…

Adult Literacy Book Club's Winter Book Selection

Join the Adult Literacy Book Club, presented by the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center and Beyond Literacy . Improve your reading skills while reading and discussing interesting books! Don't always have a lot of time…

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…

Grip: A Poem, Book, and Raven

Updated Wednesday, December 15, 2021 4:20 p.m. One of the most popular attractions of the Free Library's Rare Book Department is Grip the Raven, the late lamented pet of author Charles Dickens. A few years ago, we shared Grip's…

Frenemies: The Strange Friendship of JFK and Richard Nixon

The 1960 presidential campaign was close, hard-fought, and left both sides feeling embittered. Kennedy’s final margin of victory was less than 115,000 votes out of nearly 70 million cast.  Nixon was convinced that the Kennedy…

Let's Speak Arabic!

Manuscripts of the Muslim World and Al-Bustan Seeds of Cultural are offering free, virtual Arabic Conversational Classes! There are many reasons to learn conversational Arabic... There are over ten words for "love". It’s…

Hear Me Out Event Series Begins a New Year of Virtual Dialogues!

After a successful first year, Hear Me Out is back this fall for its second season of monthly dialogues across distance and difference. Hear Me Out is the first state-wide dialogue program of its kind. With connection at the heart of…

The Adult Literacy Book Club's Fall Book Selection

Join the Adult Literacy Book Club, presented by the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center and Beyond Literacy . Improve your reading skills while reading and discussing interesting books! Don't always have a lot of time…

Learn English with the Free Library and University of Pennsylvania GSE!

This fall, adults working on their English skills in Philadelphia will have several opportunities to learn and practice English with the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center and the University of Pennsylvania's…

Back to School Resources for Students, Families, and Teachers

Many students, parents, caregivers, and teachers are wondering what the upcoming school year is going to look like. The Free Library is here to help you!   Back to School Basics The first day of classes for Philadelphia School…

10 Great Reads from the Holmesburg Library Book Club

Since 2019, the Holmesburg Library's Book Club has met biweekly to discuss great modern literature, nineteenth-century classics, and historical nonfiction, to name just a few genres. Not even the pandemic could stop the book club…

Summer of Wonder | Program Highlights for Families

Summer is here, and we know you’re ready for some fun! Whether you’re looking for outdoor, in-person programs or virtual adventures, the Free Library’s Summer of Wonder has got you covered. Last summer, we learned how…

Beat Boredom with the Free Library in July

Did you know that July is Anti-Boredom Month ? If your job or class schedule has eased up for the summer and you find yourself with some extra time on your hands, check out these ways to beat boredom and keep busy with the help of…

The Adult Literacy Book Club's Latest Book Selection

Join the Adult Literacy Book Club, presented by the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center and Beyond Literacy . Improve your reading skills while reading and discussing interesting books! Don't always have a lot of time…

Re-Creating Our World: Join Us for the One Book, One Philadelphia Finale

Eight weeks of programs diving into The Tradition , Jericho Brown’s collection of poetry and the One Book, One Philadelphia 2021 title , have gone by in the blink of an eye. We read, we wrote, we danced, we made music and art, and…

Celebrate Poetry Month Virtually!

Is it any wonder that April is National Poetry Month ? What a beautiful time of year to be in Philadelphia—a veritable poetry capital, vibrant in the face of challenges—and with April showers and the cherry blossoms in…

Why is Earth Week Important?

It’s easy to get blasé about Earth Day amidst the many other real concerns we face each day. But caring for the planet we live on was still a radical idea in the United States when the first Earth Day was celebrated in…

Virtual Storytime with Miss Sunita

Join us on Facebook Live for Storytime every Friday where we will explore exciting new worlds through stories, songs, and interactive crafts.  https://fb.me/e/3lDxC6g4m

Virtual Storytime with Miss Sunita

Join us on Facebook Live for Storytime every Friday where we will explore exciting new worlds through stories, songs, and interactive crafts.  https://fb.me/e/3lDxC6g4m

Virtual Storytime with Miss Sunita

Join us on Facebook Live for Storytime every Friday where we will explore exciting new worlds through stories, songs, and interactive crafts.  https://fb.me/e/3lDxC6g4m

Virtual Storytime with Miss Sunita

Join us on Facebook Live for Storytime every Friday where we will explore exciting new worlds through stories, songs, and interactive crafts.  https://fb.me/e/3lDxC6g4m

Virtual Storytime with Miss Sunita

Join us on Facebook Live for Storytime every Friday where we will explore exciting new worlds through stories, songs, and interactive crafts.  https://fb.me/e/3lDxC6g4m

Virtual Storytime with Miss Sunita

Join us on Facebook Live for Storytime every Friday where we will explore exciting new worlds through stories, songs, and interactive crafts.  https://fb.me/e/3lDxC6g4m

Virtual Storytime with Miss Sunita

Join us on Facebook Live for Storytime every Friday where we will explore exciting new worlds through stories, songs, and interactive crafts.  https://fb.me/e/3lDxC6g4m

Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop: Excel Functions Employers Value

Learn the Excel functions employers value:  IF statements, VLOOKUP, TRIM, RIGHT and LEFT, plus a basic review of Basic Math (PEMDAS) for formula writing. To join, please register  here . Zoom meeting information will…

Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop: Microsoft Access – Creating a Database and Basic Objects

Get started with QuickBooks by understanding the interface, learning common accounting terms, work with the chart of accounts, and how to add and edit QuickBooks lists. Learn how to create/edit invoices and bills, process payments,…

Virtual Storytime with Miss Sunita

Join us on Facebook Live for Storytime every Friday where we will explore exciting new worlds through stories, songs, and interactive crafts.  https://fb.me/e/3lDxC6g4m

Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop: Job Search Strategies

Have you been concerned that your job search strategy isn’t on target and you are losing exciting opportunities? Well you may be right! Job search is a challenging process requiring many ingredients for it to work well. Most job…

Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop: Changing Careers, Branding and Elevator Speech

Are you unsure of how to introduce yourself in networking situations? Are you unclear about what others think and feel about you professionally? If yes, this is just the workshop for you! In this workshop, learn how to develop your…

Virtual Storytime with Miss Sunita

Join us on Facebook Live for Storytime every Friday where we will explore exciting new worlds through stories, songs, and interactive crafts.  https://fb.me/e/3lDxC6g4m

Friends of Whitman Library Monthly Meeting

The Friends of Whitman Library meets (virtually) on the first Monday of the month. Anyone interested in learning more about the Friends of Whitman Library is welcome to join us. Please email  WhitmanReads@gmail.com  for the…

Virtual Storytime with Miss Sunita

Join us on Facebook Live for Storytime every Friday where we will explore exciting new worlds through stories, songs, and interactive crafts.  https://fb.me/e/3lDxC6g4m

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (Virtual)

Do you have chronic pain or care for someone who does? Join this evidence-based six-week online workshop and learn how to self-manage your pain and gain support from others! Take charge of your chronic pain Increase involvement in daily…

Virtual Storytime with Miss Sunita

Join us on Facebook Live for Storytime every Friday where we will explore exciting new worlds through stories, songs, and interactive crafts.  https://fb.me/e/3lDxC6g4m

LGBTQ+ Book Club

Join us to talk about Graphic Novels. Today, we'll discuss Skim , by Mariko Tamaki. Set in a Catholic girls high school in Toronto in 1993, the story follows Kimberly ("Skim") and her friendships, mental health, and queer…

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (Virtual)

Do you have a chronic health condition or care for someone who does? Join this evidence-based six week workshop and learn how to self-manage your condition and symptoms! Workshops are now virtual. Topics include: How to address fatigue,…

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (Virtual)

Do you have chronic pain or care for someone who does? Join this evidence-based six-week online workshop and learn how to self-manage your pain and gain support from others! Take charge of your chronic pain Increase involvement in daily…