Tagged Virtual Programs

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

Navigating social distancing and splintering ideological differences across Pennsylvania has not been an easy feat. Debuting in October 2020 , the Hear Me Out civic dialogue program works to get at the heart of the issues that we face.…

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…

Summer of Wonder - Week 12: Baby Storytime, Virtual Claymobile, Family Food and Wellness, and Drawing with Yona!

Our virtual Summer of Wonder is nearly over, and schools will be back in session soon! The students in your life might be headed back to the classroom or learning virtually. Help your youngest learners process their back-to-school…

French Conversation Circle

by Khristina Spence - Intern, Languages & Learning Center Bonjour! Salut! Bonsoir! Join the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center ’s newest offering: the French Conversation Circle ! This free online…

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 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 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…

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…

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…

VIRTUAL - Natalie Diaz | Postcolonial Love Poem with Denice Frohman

REGISTER HERE Natalie Diaz is the author of When My Brother Was an Aztec , an “ambitious . . . beautiful” ( New York Times ) American Book Award–winning poetry collection that ruminates on her sibling’s drug…

Virtual Course | Read the Blood of Dracula: Fledgling by Octavia Butler

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…

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…

Virtual - Blake Bailey | Philip Roth: The Biography

REGISTER HERE Blake Bailey is acclaimed for his “meticulously researched, judicious, and critically perceptive” ( Boston Globe ) biographies of some of the 20th century’s most complicated writers, including John…

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…

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…

Making Her Mark Spotlight: Poetry and Movement Building | Digital Readings

Live readings of historical and contemporary poetry that center movement building. Movements to expand voting rights have always used spoken word and poetry as modes of expression and connection. Join staff from the Free Library's…

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…

Lunch & Learn: Online Learning

Lunch & Learns have gone virtual this year! Join us for our fourth 2021 Lunch & Learn, Online Learning! Are you interested in learning a new skill, brushing up on old skills, or earning a certificate - for FREE with your…

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…

Mindfulness Meditation via Instagram Live

Join Miss Abbe on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. on Instagram Live for some calm Mindfulness Meditation using body scan and breathing techniques, ground your body and mind. 

Virtual Preschool Storytime

Join Mr. John for Storytime on Facebook live ( Fumo Family Library ) Tuesdays at 10:00 am! Enjoy stories, songs, and fun! This program is intended for preschoolers.   

Virtual Mindfulness Meditation via Facebook Live

Join Miss Abbe on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. live ( Fumo Family Library ) for some calm Mindfulness Meditation using a body scan and breathing techniques, ground your body and mind.