Tagged Virtual Programs

Meet Cheerio B. McBoxface, the Free Library's First Interactive Robot!

by Evan Guerra, LEAP Maker Mentor  Earthdate August 2020...  I crash landed on this planet. I’m in bad need of repairs. My name is Cheerio B. McBoxface. I am a robot, and I am here to bring jokes and affirmations to a…

Art Book Club Online

The Art Department is now hosting a virtual book and art-making club and we're excited to kick off our next topic! Art Book Club Online: Picturing Information starts Tuesday, February 2, meeting 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays…

Announcing the Upcoming 'Hear Me Out' Civic Dialogue Line-Up!

Updated Wednesday, January 27, 2021 12:20 p.m. The Wednesday, January 27 Hear Me Out event is now SOLD OUT. Navigating social distancing and splintering ideological differences across Pennsylvania has not been an easy feat. Debuting in…

Author Events Winter / Spring 2021 Schedule

The Free Library’s Winter / Spring 2021 Author Events series is set to begin! As in the fall, all of these events will be virtual and held on Zoom. All events begin at 7:30 p.m. Most are free, and you can find all the information…

Celebrate the South Indian Holiday of Pongal!

The South Indian holiday of Pongal is a multi-day harvest festival full of music and food observed by the Tamil and Telugu community, celebrated this year per the Hindu religious calendar, starting on Thursday, January 14 and ending on…

Online Exhibition Experiences to Welcome in the New Year

While the days of immersing ourselves at an in-person exhibit at a favorite gallery or museum are still out of reach for so many of us, as we continue to follow health guidelines to help manage the spread of COVID-19, online versions…

Let Culinary Explorations of Literature Nourish You with Book Feast!

Have you ever thought about why we use the same vocabulary to describe consuming food and consuming knowledge? How we’re hungry for the truth, devour a good book, and digest information?  Intellectual nourishment has been so…

A Taste of African Heritage for Kwanzaa

Healthy Communities just wrapped a fall series of A Taste of African Heritage with instructor Paul O. Mims, who recently spoke with Oldways about Cooking, Culture, and Community During Covid .  A Taste of African Heritage (ATOAH)…

At Home with BRIC: Take a Deep Dive Into Company and Demographic Research with Reference Solutions

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 cozy clothes,…

Virtual Children’s Author Visit: Hallee Adelman

Updated Monday, January 4, 2021 Local author Hallee Adelman is the creator of the Way Past... books series , which helps children learn how to cope with their emotions in a literacy-focused way. Hallee will read Way Past Worried and…

Introducing the Adult Literacy Book Club!

Join the Adult Literacy Book Club, presented by the Free Library's Languages & Learning Center and the Center for Literacy , by improving your reading skills while reading and discussing interesting books! Don't have a lot…

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…

Language Through My Kitchen: Latin Cuisine

The Latin American Book Fair , in partnership with the Culinary Literacy Center , will be presenting Language Through My Kitchen: Latin Cuisine , during a virtual event broadcast on Facebook on Friday, October 16, 10:00 a.m. to…

The Free Library Welcomes 'Hear Me Out' Dialogue Series Program!

Do you know your fellow library patrons? Are you interested in joining an authentic learning space with fellow patrons across Pennsylvania? The Free Library is excited to introduce Hear Me Out : a digital, facilitated dialogue series…

Defying Putin: The Dangers and Opportunities in Opposing Russia’s President

Bad things happen to people that Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, dislikes. Currently, Aleksi Navalny, the most important leader of Russia’s opposition, lies in a German hospital bed struggling to recover from a cup of…

Immigration and Citizenship Resources from the Free Library

2020 has brought many changes to the United States, including changes to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The Free Library stands with immigrants and is here to support the information needs of all Philadelphia…

At Home with BRIC: Creating a Competitive Analysis

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 grab your cat, a hot beverage,…

Philadelphia History from Home: Digital Access to Primary Sources

You may have heard the recent news that Free Library cardholders now have access to ProQuest’s Historical Black Newspapers , featuring coverage of The Philadelphia Tribune (the oldest continuously-published Black daily!) from…

Summer of Wonder - Week 13: Free Meals for Families, PAWS Read to a Dog, Spanish Language Storytime, and a Virtual Performance from Ants on a Log!

It’s the final full week of our virtual Summer of Wonder for kids, teens, adults, and camp groups , and we’re so glad you’ve come along! Look for our upcoming interview with high school artist Deyania Sanders who…

The Free Library is Safely Serving Up Virtual Programs, Online Resources, and Digital Media 24/7!

When our buildings closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic back in March, we could have never imagined that we’d still be serving the public under different circumstances at the end of August. :-/ So…

Virtual Chapter Book Club

Do love to read?  Do you like talking about what you are reading?  If you do, then this group is for you!  Each month we will talk about a different chapter book, and do an interesting activity to go along with it. …

Virtual Chapter Book Club

Do love to read?  Do you like talking about what you are reading?  If you do, then this group is for you!  Each month we will talk about a different chapter book, and do an interesting activity to go along with it. …

Virtual Course | Ulysses

Registration Tuition for this course is $250 Rosenbach members (including the Dracula Club) receive a 10% discount on tuition. If you have questions about discounted tuition please call (215) 732-1600 x 138 or…

Virtual Chapter Book Club

Do love to read?  Do you like talking about what you are reading?  If you do, then this group is for you!  Each month we will talk about a different chapter book, and do an interesting activity to go along with it. …

Virtual Course | Read the Blood of Dracula: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Registration Tuition for this course is $35 per session Rosenbach members receive a 10% discount on tuition. If you have questions about discounted tuition please call (215) 732-1600 x 138 or…

Virtual Sundays on Stage: The Principles of Hip Hop: Peace, Love, Unity, and Having Fun with Hip Hop Fundamentals

Explore the roots of hip hop culture with Hip Hop Fundamentals. Dynamic and energetic dancers use breakdancing and audience participation to explore hip hop’s rich cultural history and how Black youth changed the world, focusing…

“The Strange Afterlife of Roy Cohn” with Marie Brenner

Lies. Alternative facts. Demonizing the opponent. Former Senator Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wisconsin) has been dead for more than 70 years, but the political tools and techniques that he pioneered are very much alive. They are as fresh…

Virtual Course | Ulysses

Registration Tuition for this course is $250 Rosenbach members (including the Dracula Club) receive a 10% discount on tuition. If you have questions about discounted tuition please call (215) 732-1600 x 138 or…

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…

Sundays with Frankenstein

Following our very successful series, Sundays with Dracula, which ran from May 3–November 15, 2020 (you can watch past episodes here!) we now bring to you a fifteen week exploration of Mary…

Minecraft Day

Come join us for Minecraft Club, where up to eight players can play together on our very own Minecraft Realm! We will be hosting sessions on Mondays and Fridays from 3PM - 5:30PM. Work by yourself or cooperatively. Appropriate for ages…

Virtual Course | Alice Dunbar-Nelson: Reading from Inside the Archive

“Reading from Inside the Archive” is a unique opportunity offering an exploration of Alice Dunbar-Nelson’s life and work through her published writing and literary archive. Questions throughout center on how public…

Online Guitar Lessons

Now is a good a time as any to pick up a new hobby or dust off an old one! Learn to play guitar during 30-minute one-on-one lessons via Zoom for ages 10+ every other Thursday. Those interested should contact instructors Eddy Yu:…

Among Us

Do you enjoy pretending to do routine tasks while sabotaging spaceships? Are you interested in playing Among Us with your friends? Come join us every Thursday from 4-4:45 PM for a special gaming session. We'll be running our…

Virtual PAWS for Reading: Read to a Therapy Dog

Join us on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 3:00-4:00 p.m. to read to a therapy animal friend from PAWS for people on a live video conference. Reading to a dog helps children develop confidence and skills for reading aloud!…

Activi-day Thursday

Visit our  Facebook  page each Thursday for science experiments, crafts, games, and more using common household supplies. 

“Death by a Thousand Cuts: How a Broken Promise and a Boston Brahmin Destroyed Joe McCarthy” with Peter Siskind

Lies. Alternative facts. Demonizing the opponent. Former Senator Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wisconsin) has been dead for more than 70 years, but the political tools and techniques that he pioneered are very much alive. They are as fresh…

Virtual Chapter Book Club

Do love to read?  Do you like talking about what you are reading?  If you do, then this group is for you!  Each month we will talk about a different chapter book, and do an interesting activity to go along with it. …

Virtual PAWS for Reading: Read to a Therapy Dog

Join us on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 3:00-4:00 p.m. to read to a therapy animal friend from PAWS for people on a live video conference. Reading to a dog helps children develop confidence and skills for reading aloud!…

Creative Expressions: Open Mic & More

4th Wednesdays at 3 PM--Share your talents! All ages; teens encouraged.  Register at tinyurl.com/KenXpress21