Tagged Virtual Programs

Fall into a new Career with Virtual Career Workshops at the Free Library of Philadelphia!

Have you been meaning to revise your resume, but are not sure how to get started? Would you like to learn new skills to conquer your next job interview? Are you interested in making your LinkedIn profile stand…

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…

Meditation Club for Adults (Virtual)

Let's meditate together!  We will explore various modalities of meditation in this ongoing program.  Meditation has many benefits.  It can reduce stress, help control anxiety, improve sleep and emotional health, and…

Virtual JEVS Career Strategies Workshop: Utilizing Mentors and Thought Partners in the Job Search

Whether you are fresh out of college, looking to change careers, or currently unemployed, it can be very challenging to find a new job these days. Connecting with a mentor can help you set goals, build and expand your professional…

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…

Meditation Club for Adults (Virtual)

Let's meditate together!  We will explore various modalities of meditation in this ongoing program.  Meditation has many benefits.  It can reduce stress, help control anxiety, improve sleep and emotional health, and…

Math and Science Enrichment and Tutoring

Teens and tweens are invited to join us virtually or in person for Math and Science tutoring provided by Saint Joseph’s University. For more information or to register for the program, please call the Wynnefield Library at…

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 Sundays on Stage: Keepers of the Culture

Annual Family Day Celebration with Keepers of the Culture ( kotcinc.org ). Celebrate the African and African-American oral tradition, with storytelling from the Philadelphia ensemble group, who inform, educate and enrich through their…

Meditation Club for Adults (Virtual)

Let's meditate together!  We will explore various modalities of meditation in this ongoing program.  Meditation has many benefits.  It can reduce stress, help control anxiety, improve sleep and emotional health, and…

Math and Science Enrichment and Tutoring

Teens and tweens are invited to join us virtually or in person for Math and Science tutoring provided by Saint Joseph’s University. For more information or to register for the program, please call the Wynnefield Library at…

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…

Math and Science Enrichment and Tutoring

Teens and tweens are invited to join us virtually or in person for Math and Science tutoring provided by Saint Joseph’s University. For more information or to register for the program, please call the Wynnefield Library at…

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…

Meditation Club for Adults (Virtual)

Let's meditate together!  We will explore various modalities of meditation in this ongoing program.  Meditation has many benefits.  It can reduce stress, help control anxiety, improve sleep and emotional health, and…

Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop: LinkedIn Basics

In today’s Employment Marketplace, you need to be visible to companies that are hiring and people that can refer you to companies that are hiring – LinkedIn is a great way of accomplishing this. Getting started with LinkedIn…

Math and Science Enrichment and Tutoring

Teens and tweens are invited to join us virtually or in person for Math and Science tutoring provided by Saint Joseph’s University. For more information or to register for the program, please call the Wynnefield Library at…

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 Full Circle Career Workshop: Resume Re-Invention

If you have a resume and still not getting call backs, this workshop is for you!  If you would like more interviews, your resume may need improving and this workshop will show you how.  There is rarely a resume that…

Meditation Club for Adults (Virtual)

Let's meditate together!  We will explore various modalities of meditation in this ongoing program.  Meditation has many benefits.  It can reduce stress, help control anxiety, improve sleep and emotional health, and…

Virtual JEVS Career Strategies Workshop: Improve Your Virtual Interviewing Skills

Do you have interview anxiety? You are not alone! Gain confidence by prepping you for answering the most commonly asked questions. Join our expert Career Advisors for a FREE ZOOM WEBINAR to discuss: Why “stories” sell as a…

Math and Science Enrichment and Tutoring

Teens and tweens are invited to join us virtually or in person for Math and Science tutoring provided by Saint Joseph’s University. For more information or to register for the program, please call the Wynnefield Library at…