Tagged Virtual Programs

Literature Meets Music with Shakespeare Is for Everyone

William Shakespeare is a towering figure in English literature, but his contributions were not limited to written work; he also had a major influence on classical music. A new webinar from the Free Library’s Literature Department…

Central Senior Services Hosts Exciting, Informative Seminars

At the Free Library of Philadelphia, learning has no age, and the Senior Services Department at Parkway Central ensures that the Library’s mission to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity extends to patrons in…

Upcoming Programs to Jumpstart Your Job Search and Boost Workplace Skills

Is your 2024 New Year’s resolution finding a new or better job, or improving skills needed in your current job? Then you can count on the Free Library to help you keep this resolution! We are pleased to announce a stream…

Score Your Summer Job With the Help of Free Virtual Career Workshops

Summer is a great time to relax, go on vacation, discover a new passion, or enjoy the new weather — so now is the time to work on your professional goals to set your summer up for success!  Check out upcoming virtual…

Spring Into a New Career With Free Virtual Career Workshops

Spring is the season of growth and renewal. Do your new goals include getting a new job, pivoting to a new field, or learning some new skills?  Check out upcoming virtual career workshops for jobseekers at the…

Start Your 2023 Career Goals with Free Virtual Career Workshops!

Do your New Year's Resolutions include getting a new job, pivoting to a new field, or learning some new skills?  Check out upcoming virtual career workshops for jobseekers at the Free Library, brought to you by…

Work Towards a New Career with Virtual Career Workshops!

It's that time of year where staying warm in the comfort of your home sounds so nice. Why not work on getting your next job or learning a new skill from the comfort of your home! Check out upcoming virtual career workshops…

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…

Leveraging AI for Job Search Success: Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop

Join our dynamic and interactive workshop designed to harness the power of AI in elevating your job search strategy. Learn how to comfortably use AI tools to craft tailored resumes, compelling cover letters, and standout LinkedIn…

Branding & Elevator Speeches: Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop

Careers: Discover how to effectively communicate your brand to a prospective employer. Learn about creating an elevator speech, and transferrable hard/soft skills. To join, please register here . Zoom meeting information will be emailed…

LinkedIn Basics: Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop

Learn the basics of this valuable networking tool, as well as some valuable tricks and tips that can make LinkedIn work better for you. Employers are checking you out online; you want a Profile that professionally presents your…

Excel Functions Employers Value: Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop

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 be emailed upon…

Microsoft PowerPoint: Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop

Looking to create a presentation? Learn how to create a document, open/save files, create new slides, format text/shapes, insert graphics, and use the sorter and slide show views. To join, please register here . Zoom meeting information…

Resume Writing Advanced: Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop

Do you have a resume that needs upgrading? This workshop will teach you the best way to use your resume, how to customize your resume for specific jobs, and how to improve and enhance your resume content. To join, please register here .…

QuickBooks 1 - Data Entry: Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop

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. To join, please register here . Zoom meeting information will be…

Excel Range Names and PivotTables: Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop

Learn how to use named ranges...assigning names to a cell or range of cells in a workbook. We’ll also explore PivotTables, a powerful tool for summarizing, analyzing, exploring and presenting data, extracted from larger amounts of…

Sugar Don't Go On Grits: An Archival Look at The Great Migration's Effect on How We Eat

How Black is sweet cornbread? Do WE put marshmallows on sweet potato casserole? Sugar Don't Go On Grits: An Archival Look at The Great Migration's Effect on How We Eat  will be a conversational space dedicated to retracing…

Introduction to Job Search Strategy: Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop

Finding a job becomes far easier with the right job search “ingredients” and strategy. In this workshop you’ll learn what is required to be “job search ready” including all the written documents and job…

Active Interviewing Strategies: Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop

An interview is an opportunity to sell (convince) an employer you are the best person for the job. In today’s competitive employment marketplace, job candidates need to take an active role in interviews. During this workshop you…