From tutorials on our digital resources to book recommendations from our stellar staff, check out the Free Library's video gallery below for a plethora of expert advice and more.
Recycled Crafts: Egg Carton Portrait
This week we are making animal portraits out of egg cartons! All ages are welcome to participate. As always, supervision is recommended as some items will need to be cut. To make this project, you will need: • an egg carton • pen • markers • cardboard • scissors • magazine paper/colored paper • glue • large round or square Tupperware or stencil We hope you enjoy this video and check back soon for another recycled craft! Happy crafting!
Recycled Crafts: Egg Carton PortraitMay 25, 2021
Recycled Crafts: Stuffed Sock Friend
This week we are making stuffed sock friends (without a sewing machine)! All ages are welcome to participate. To make this project, you will need: • a sock • 5-10 rubber bands • marker • paper or stuffing We hope you enjoy this video and check back soon for another recycled craft! Happy crafting!
Recycled Crafts: Stuffed Sock FriendMay 25, 2021
Death by a Thousand Cuts: How a Broken Promise Destroyed Joe McCarthy with Peter Siskind
“Death by a Thousand Cuts” is the fourth lecture in the five-part series, "Trust No One: Joe McCarthy and the Politics of Fear". Arcadia University Professor Peter Siskind explains how McCarthy was provoked into committing political suicide. Peter Siskind is a Professor of Political Science at Arcadia University and an expert on 20th-century American politics. Read more about this lecture series on our blog: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/blog/post/4494
Death by a Thousand Cuts: How a Broken Promise Destroyed Joe McCarthy with Peter SiskindJune 3, 2021
The Strange Afterlife of Roy Cohn with Marie Brenner
"The Strange Afterlife of Roy Cohn" is the final lecture in the five-part series, "Trust No One: Joe McCarthy and the Politics of Fear." The Army-McCarthy Hearings may have destroyed Joe McCarthy, but Roy Cohn re-invented himself as a New York power broker and the mentor of Donald Trump. Investigative reporter and writer-at-large for "Vanity Fair", Marie Brenner takes a look at Cohn’s long shadow. Read more about this lecture series on our blog: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/blog/post/4494
The Strange Afterlife of Roy Cohn with Marie BrennerJune 3, 2021
Accessing Foundation Directory Online Essential at the Free Library
Caitlin Seifritz, Nonprofit Services Supervisor at the Regional Foundation Center, provides a video tutorial on how to access Foundation Directory Online Essential. For more information view the FDO Day Pass FAQ, http://bit.ly/FDODayPassFAQ, or visit freelibrary.org/nonprofit.
Accessing Foundation Directory Online Essential at the Free LibraryMay 25, 2021
Song of Myself: A Short Film Screening and Poetry Reading
Rewatch this live virtual screening of the short film "Song of Myself," inspired by Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass." Created by artist Shira Walinsky, the film highlights contemporary poetry written by Furness High School students with support from Furness teacher, Dr. Aimee Davis. After the film, the student poets read their latest works and hosted a brief Q&A. Support provided by the Independence Foundation. Introduction from Whitman Librarian Samatha Scott (0:03) Agenda for the program (0:49) Introduction from Shira Walinksy, short film director (2:01) ‘Song of Myself’ film screening (4:05) Introduction to student poetry from Dr. Aimee Davis (11:52) Poetry reading by Christopher Velasco (12:48) Poetry reading by Yao Jiang (14:15) Poem by Aviel Jackson, read aloud by Christopher Velasco (16:58) Poetry reading by Yu Qing Pei (19:06) Poetry reading by An La (20:03) Poetry reading by Stella Oen (21:34) Poetry reading by Victoria Tobing (22:35) Poetry reading by Bao Hua (24:10) Poetry reading by YaXia Li (26:00) Poetry reading by Aline Giraneza (27:18) Concluding remarks on the student’s poetry (29:26) Audience Q&A begins (29:44) “How many drafts do you all do of each poem?” (30:31) Answer from Christopher Velasco (31:08) “How was the film conceived and constructed with the various readers?” (31:49) “What was the process for the students who chose to write in two languages?” (33:40) Answer from Victoria Tobing (34:07) “What lines or images did students like about each other’s or their own poem?” (35:25) Answer from Christopher Velasco (35:30) Answer from Yao Jiang (36:33) “How do Southeast x Southeast and Furness High School work together?” (40:01) “What is like to have worked on a poem for over a year and what was that process like?” (42:45) Answer from Stella Oen (43:21) Concluding program remarks by Samantha Scott and Shira Walinksy (44:27)
Song of Myself: A Short Film Screening and Poetry ReadingMay 25, 2021
One Book, One Philadelphia | Black Invention: Imagining New Ways to Speak
This panel discussion, Black Invention: Imagining New Ways to Speak, took place on April 21, 2021 as part of the Free Library's One Book, One Philadelphia project centering Jericho Brown's collection of poetry, THE TRADITION. The event was co-hosted by Paul Robeson House and Museum and the Blackwell Regional Library. Welcome - Kirwyn Sutherland (0:00) Panel Discussion (05:45) Visual Work by Andrea Walls and Alex Smith (40:00) Writing by Andrea Walls and Alex Smith (1:09:30) One of the many hallmarks of Jericho Brown's THE TRADITION is the original poetic form Brown invented called the duplex. The form is a combination of three different already existing forms: the sonnet, the ghazal, and the blues poem. As a Black artist, finding alternate paths to explain or exclaim your humanity is a necessity. This conversation invited Black artists to reflect on how to use the tools at their disposal to create new forms, spaces, and events that fulfill their needs and in some cases the needs of their respective communities. Panelists: Author of the poetry collection Jump Ship (AK Press), Kirwyn Sutherland is a poet, spoken word artist, and writer based in the Philadelphia region. He seeks to break the molds in performance poetry and expand the range of topics discussed via the arts. The Youth Chairperson of The Collective Open Mic, he is also a co-founder of The Mission Statement Poetry Collective formed with Philadelphia poets Warren Longmire, Christopher K.P. Brown, Lauren Yates and Mydera Speak Me Free. This collective serves to provide a place for poets of color to grow artistically and affect the community at large through the art created as well as other programming. Andrea Walls is a poet because a bunch of poets got in her head when she was young. She collects stones along the path set down by Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Gwendolyn Brooks, LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, Toni Morrison, Toni Cade Bambara, June Jordan, Etheridge Knight, Mari Evans, Carolyn Rodgers, Lucille Clifton, Audre Lorde, Ntozake Shange, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Henry Dumas, Paule Marshall, Gayl Jones, Wanda Coleman, Jayne Cortez, and many, many more. She became a photographer because she was given a camera at the moment she needed one. She knows resources matter. Her photographs want to be poems, too. She is pleased that her writing and visual art have been supported by organizations she admires, including The Leeway Foundation, VONA/Voices Workshops for Writers of Color, The Colored Girls Museum, Hedgebrook Residency for Women Authoring Change, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, The Studio Museum of Harlem and the Women’s Mobile Museum Collective. Her work has been published in venues open to alternative styles and points of view, including Kweli, Callaloo, Solstice Literary Magazine, New Delta Review, and The Fourth River. She hopes you will find places that honor the work you do. Alex Smith is a sci-fi writer (ROSARIUM PUBLISHING; Resistance: Battle of Philadlphia web-series: Black Vans comic book), artist, musician (art-punk bands Solarized, Rainbow Crimes), activist (Metropolarity queer sci-fi collective) and culture/arts critic (Pitchfork, The Key, Bandcamp, Philly Gay News). He is a recipient of the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and soon to be published author of the sci-fi/cyberpunk/super-hero/afrofuturist short story collection ARKDUST, forthcoming from Rosarium Publishing. @Alexoteric on Instagram and Twitter.
One Book, One Philadelphia | Black Invention: Imagining New Ways to SpeakMay 18, 2021
Fiscal Sponsorship 101
During this session, learn about an efficient alternative to getting your own 501(c)3. Fiscal sponsorship means you can use another organization’s 501(c)3. Many fiscal sponsors also provide additional back-office services so you can focus on your mission. Learn about how fiscal sponsorship works, who provides it in Philadelphia, what it costs, and what to expect when using a fiscal sponsor. This workshop was hosted by the Regional Foundation Center (www.freelibrary.org/nonprofit) and presented by Tivoni Devor, Director of Growth and Engagement at the Urban Affairs Coalition (www.uac.org). Learn more about alternatives to starting a nonprofit in our blog post "Five Alternatives to Starting a Nonprofit": https://libwww.freelibrary.org/blog/post/4567 This session was recorded on April 27, 2021.
Fiscal Sponsorship 101May 13, 2021
Will Grammy Remember Me?
A family-friendly program presented by local author, J Elizabeth, and educators from The Penn Memory Center. Learn about Alzheimer's disease and Dementia through interactive activities, discussion, and read alouds.
Will Grammy Remember Me?May 13, 2021
The COVID-19 Vaccine Question Demythed
Dr. Julianne Burns and Nicole Spector, CRNP, host a virtual presentation with a plethora of information regarding the current COVID-19 vaccines on the market and help us to better understand the vaccine question. This session was recorded: March 11, 2021 00:00:09 - Introduction 00:02:34 - Background and updates of COVID-19 and Vaccines 00:07:20 - COVID-19 Vaccines 00:09:17 - What is an MRNA Vaccine? 00:09:57 - What is a Viral Vector Vaccine? (Johnson and Johnson) 00:10:54 - COVID-19 Vaccine Safety and Efficacy, Part I 00:11:30 - What to expect after a COVID-19 vaccine? 00:12:36 - Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccination 00:15:25 - COVID-19 Vaccine Safety and Efficacy, Part II 00:19:04 - Which vaccine is best for me? 00:20:48 - The Facts about the COVID-19 vaccine 00:22:14 - Do I still need to use precautions after vaccination? 00:23:56 - Benefits of vaccination (recent CDC updates) 00:26:06 - Making the decision to get the vaccine 00:26:50 - Vaccine Rollout 00:27:19 - The phased approach 00:28:39 - COVID-19 vaccines in Philadelphia 00:38:00 - Achieving racial equity in vaccine distribution 00:40:54 - Resources 00:41:38 - Questions 00:42:10 - What other ingredients are in the vaccine? 00:43:48 - Why should a healthy person take the vaccine if this is just a common flu? 00:48:11 - Why are sugars and salts in the vaccines? 00:49:10 - Are you aware that once a person who has had breast cancer and receives the vaccine can experience tender lymph nodes? 00:51:52 - I have no side effects, is the vaccine really working in my body?
The COVID-19 Vaccine Question DemythedMarch 31, 2021
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Candidates Forum
During this moderated forum, the candidates for Pennsylvania's Supreme Court answered questions about their experience and why they seek election to the Supreme Court. The session was moderated by Philly native, David Senoff of First Law Strategy Group. The candidates include: P. Kevin Brobson, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court President Judge; Maria McLaughlin, Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge; Paula A. Patrick, Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Judge; Patricia McCullough, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge. This forum is co-sponsored by Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Allegheny County Bar Association, and the League of Women Voters PA. This session was recorded: March 17, 2021 00:04:30 - Why do you want to leave the court on which you currently judge? 00:10:30 - What is the impact of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on Pennsylvanians and their everyday lives? 00:18:20 - Describe your views on not only having to run on a political party as opposed to non-partisan. Describe your views on having your party affiliate and county of residents on the ballot. 00:24:18 - Pennsylvania requires judges to run in partisan elections. What should the voters infer from your party registration? 00:30:50 - In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, how have you and the various courts utilized technology like Zoom? How has it impacted your views of access of the courts to the public? 00:40:55 - Which of your personal experiences in your lives have prepared you both in being judge and, in one case, Supreme Court Justice in Pennsylvania? 00:49:00 - Because of record numbers of younger votes, what would you like younger votes to know about the importance of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court? How do you work to learn from younger votes? 00:56:08 - Within your courts, you have certain ability to increase diversity of your staff. Are there any plans that you have to try to increase diversity in that area? If elected, will you try to make boards more diverse? 01:04:16 - What organizations, if any, do the candidates do volunteer work for? 01:11:00 - How would each of you explain what it means to be conservative judicially or liberal judicially to a voter? 01:17:11 - Have any of you, in running for Supreme Court, made any self-imposed restrictions in terms of direct contributions? 01:26:11 - What Supreme Court Justice has inspired you to become a lawyer, to become a judge, or to run for judicial office?
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Candidates ForumMarch 31, 2021
"Dangerous Friends: McCarthy and the Blighted Lives of John & Robert Kennedy" with David Nasaw
"Dangerous Friends” is the third lecture in the five-part series, "Trust No One: Joe McCarthy and the Politics of Fear." Prize-winning biographer David Nasaw explores a complex friendship that includes jobs, money, and romance. David Nasaw has written landmark biographies of William Randolph Hearst and Joseph P. Kennedy. In September of 2020, he published "The Last Million: Europe’s Displaced Person’s From World War to Cold War." He has retired from teaching at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Read more about this lecture series on our blog: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/blog/post/4494
"Dangerous Friends: McCarthy and the Blighted Lives of John & Robert Kennedy" with David NasawApril 28, 2021
Is Starting a Nonprofit Right For You?
Starting a nonprofit can seem terrifically complicated--is it worth it? This class can help you decide. In this session, you’ll learn the legal and logistical elements necessary to start a successful nonprofit. You’ll also learn about possible alternatives to starting your own nonprofit that you may not have considered. Finally, you’ll be introduced to a tool that will help you assess your own readiness to move forward. Presented by Caitlin Seifritz, Nonprofit Services Supervisor at the Regional Foundation Center: http://www.freelibrary.org/nonprofit, with special guest Evy Cruz, Nonprofit & Small Business Coordinator at Philadelphia VIP: http://www.phillyvip.org. Access the resource guide for this class: https://bit.ly/2021-4-20StartingNPResourceGuide Chapter 1: Introduction (0:00) Chapter 2: Definition of a Nonprofit and Legal Steps to Forming a 501(c)3, PhillyVIP (8:20) Chapter 3: Developing a Plan: Mission, Vision, and Values (20:38) Chapter 4: The Plan: Environmental Scan (34:21) Chapter 5: The Plan: Your Team (43:55) Chapter 6: The Plan: The Need (46:45) Chapter 7: The Plan: Programs and Services (49:13) Chapter 8: The Plan: Finances and Fundraising (50:48) Chapter 9: The Plan Marketing and Outreach (54:46) Chapter 10: Other Considerations (58:50) Chapter 11: Alternatives (1:02:38) Chapter 12: Fiscal Sponsorship (1:05:55) Chapter 13: Advantages and Disadvantages to Starting a Nonprofit (1:09:00) Chapter 14: Nonprofit Startup Assessment Tool (1:11:13) This session was recorded on April 20, 2021.
Is Starting a Nonprofit Right For You?April 27, 2021
Earth Day 2021 | How to Make Plastic Yarn (Plarn)
This video demonstrates how to make plastic yarn (or plarn) from plastic shopping bags to be used for weaving, knitting, or crochet! All you need are scissors and plastic bags. You can read more about this activity and Earth Day on our blog: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/blog/post/4577 #EarthDay #Plarn #FreeLibrary
Earth Day 2021 | How to Make Plastic Yarn (Plarn)April 12, 2021
Gale Small Business Builder
Take a tour of BRIC's go-to business planning database, Gale Small Business Builder! Gale Small Business Builder is now accessible with your Free Library card number and PIN. https://libwww.freelibrary.org/elecres/smallbusinessbuilder.cfm #business #smallbiz #freelibraryanywhere
Gale Small Business BuilderApril 12, 2021
National Library Week 2021: Free Library Shoutouts (Part III)
April 4 through April 10 is National Library Week. The Free Library would like to highlight some of the nice things our patrons have said about us!
National Library Week 2021: Free Library Shoutouts (Part III)April 8, 2021
National Library Week 2021: Free Library Shoutouts (Part II)
April 4 through April 10 is National Library Week. The Free Library would like to highlight some of the nice things our patrons have said about us!
National Library Week 2021: Free Library Shoutouts (Part II)April 8, 2021
Storytime with Sa-de at Haddington Library featuring Poetry Month | "Birds of a Feather"
Come one, Come all to this wonderful storytime with Sa-de at Haddington Library. For Poetry Month, we are featuring "Birds of a Feather" written by Jane Hyatt Yolen: https://catalog.freelibrary.org/Record/1818524. Here we explore the different kinds of birds through poetry and wonderful Photography by Jason Stemple. Together lets explore the month of April through different kinds of poetry. #HaddingtonLibrary #Storytime #Birds
Storytime with Sa-de at Haddington Library featuring Poetry Month | "Birds of a Feather"April 6, 2021
National Library Week 2021: Free Library Shoutouts (Part I)
April 4 through April 10 is National Library Week. The Free Library would like to highlight some of the nice things our patrons have said about us!
National Library Week 2021: Free Library Shoutouts (Part I)April 8, 2021
Storytime with Sa-de at Haddington Library featuring "Daniel Finds a Poem"
Come one and come all to this wonderful storytime with Sa-de at Haddington Library. As part of Poetry Month, I am featuring "Daniel Finds a Poem" by Micha Archer: https://catalog.freelibrary.org/Record/2026513. Daniel explores the world he lives in while looking for a poem. #HaddingtonLibrary #Storytime #Poetry
Storytime with Sa-de at Haddington Library featuring "Daniel Finds a Poem"April 6, 2021
"We Were Still Here": Reflecting on the Past Year at the Free Library
Over the past year, our staff was faced with many challenges, but was able to pivot to continue serving Philadelphians in new ways...
"We Were Still Here": Reflecting on the Past Year at the Free LibraryMarch 29, 2021
“The Man Who Knew Everything: J. Edgar Hoover & Joe McCarthy” with Beverly Gage
“The Man Who Knew Everything: J. Edgar Hoover & Joe McCarthy” is the second lecture in this five-part series. Yale historian and PBS commentator Beverly Gage draws on her book-in-progress to discuss a relationship still cloaked in mystery. Read more about this lecture series on our blog: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/blog/post/4494
“The Man Who Knew Everything: J. Edgar Hoover & Joe McCarthy” with Beverly GageApril 1, 2021
Book Feast – Virginia Woolf's Roast
In this episode, learn the basic techniques to break down and roast poultry, as it was served in Virginia Woolf's "A Room of One’s Own". Read more on our blog: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/blog/post/4560 #FreeLibrary #Cooking #Literature
Book Feast – Virginia Woolf's RoastMarch 25, 2021
Philly Tweens Interview Middle Grade Author Christine Kendall
What happens when you bring together five book-loving kids with the author of the book they just read? We found out on December 16, 2020, when five young readers met virtually with Philadelphia author Christine Kendall to interview her about her recent middle grade book, "The True Definition of Neva Beane". Read more on our blog: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/blog/post/4545
Philly Tweens Interview Middle Grade Author Christine KendallMarch 26, 2021
One Book 2021 | Resistance Through Poetry: Facilitating Intersectional Anti-Racist Conversations
Jericho Brown's collection of poems, "The Tradition", presents opportunities for readers to do intersectional anti-racist work through the lens of art. To support the public, family, and classroom discussions taking place during the One Book, One Philadelphia 2021 season, Philly teachers Keziah Ridgeway and Charlie McGeehan from the Racial Justice Organizing Committee, and Philly student Sheyla Street, facilitated an interactive session on navigating conversations about racism using an intersectional approach on March 13th and 18th. Please visit Building Antiracist White Educators (BARWE) and the Melanated Educators Collective (MEC) to learn more about the facilitators of this event. https://www.barwe215.org https://www.melanatededucatorscollective.com
One Book 2021 | Resistance Through Poetry: Facilitating Intersectional Anti-Racist ConversationsMarch 24, 2021
Storytime with Sa-de at Haddington Library featuring Bessie Coleman
Come one and all to this wonderful storytime with Sa-de at Haddington Library. This week, as we continue to feature books for Women's History Month, we are featuring "Talkin' About Bessie", the story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman, written by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by E.B Lewis. Here we explore the different people who knew Bessie using the imaginary of watercolor to capture the moments and words to create the facts of this wonderful woman.
Storytime with Sa-de at Haddington Library featuring Bessie ColemanMarch 9, 2021
Catalog Browsing Hacks to Find Books for the Whole Family
In the third and final post of a new blog and video series, we’ll show you some browsing hacks to get the most out of our catalog when searching for books for your family. Read more on our blog: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/blog/post/4542
Catalog Browsing Hacks to Find Books for the Whole FamilyMarch 17, 2021
“The Rise of Tail Gunner Joe” with Richard Norton Smith
“The Rise of Tail Gunner Joe” is the first lecture in the five-part series, "Trust No One: Joe McCarthy and the Politics of Fear." How did a self-invented war hero from Grand Chute, Wisconsin become one of the most powerful men in America? In this recording of the first lecture, distinguished presidential historian Richard Norton Smith explains McCarthy’s rise. Read more about this lecture series on our blog: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/blog/post/4494
“The Rise of Tail Gunner Joe” with Richard Norton SmithMarch 16, 2021
Nourishing Literacy | Growing and Learning with Corn!
Nourishing Literacy provides food, literacy, wellness, and life skills programming to youth of all ages and intergenerational groups. Our series of learning videos feature pantry foods and produce that can be eaten in fresh, frozen, or canned form. Our supplemental information sheets that accompany this video can be found online: https://bit.ly/37EKUuf
Nourishing Literacy | Growing and Learning with Corn!March 10, 2021
Nourishing Literacy | Eating Apples Makes Sense!
Nourishing Literacy provides food, literacy, wellness, and life skills programming to youth of all ages and intergenerational groups. Our series of learning videos feature pantry foods and produce that can be eaten in fresh, frozen, or canned form. Our supplemental information sheets that accompany this video can be found online: https://bit.ly/CLCapplesmakesense
Nourishing Literacy | Eating Apples Makes Sense!March 10, 2021
Nourishing Literacy | Rice is Nice!
Nourishing Literacy provides food, literacy, wellness, and life skills programming to youth of all ages and intergenerational groups. Our series of learning videos feature pantry foods and produce that can be eaten in fresh, frozen, or canned form. Our supplemental information sheets that accompany this video can be found online: bit.ly/CLCriceisnice
Nourishing Literacy | Rice is Nice!March 10, 2021
Nourishing Literacy | We Root for Sweet Potatoes!
Nourishing Literacy provides food, literacy, wellness, and life skills programming to youth of all ages and intergenerational groups. Our series of learning videos feature pantry foods and produce that can be eaten in fresh, frozen, or canned form. Our supplemental information sheets that accompany this video can be found online: bit.ly/CLCweroot4sweetpotatoes
Nourishing Literacy | We Root for Sweet Potatoes!March 10, 2021
Storytime with Sa-de at Haddington Library featuring Michelle Obama
Welcome everyone to storytime with your local librarian Sa-de from Haddington Library. March is Woman's History Month and I have decided to feature Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States. So sit back and relax while I read to you "Michelle" written by Deborah Hopkinson and illustrated by AG Ford. I hope you become inspired, just as I have by this amazing woman's story!
Storytime with Sa-de at Haddington Library featuring Michelle ObamaMarch 9, 2021
Books Talk @ Overbrook Library! Ep 3 All Because You Matter
Another short and exciting Book Talk video for kids and families at The Free Library of Philadelphia! Did you know that books talk at Overbrook Park Neighborhood Library? Check out Ep 3 that celebrates the Black Family, with the title "All Because You Matter" written by Tami Charles; illustrated by Bryan Collier! You can find this book and many more in our catalog: https://tinyurl.com/rn7e4rr8 #BlackHistoryEveryday #BooksCanTalk #OverbrookParkLibrary
Books Talk @ Overbrook Library! Ep 3 All Because You MatterMarch 3, 2021
Storytime with Sa-de at Haddington Library featuring Black History Month
Today in celebration of Black History Month, we are reading about Ann Cole Lowe, written by Dedorah Blumenthal with illustrations by Laura Freeman.
Storytime with Sa-de at Haddington Library featuring Black History MonthFebruary 22, 2021
Moderated Author Conversation | Do Right by Me: Learning to Raise Black Children in White Spaces
Rewatch this live recording of the authors of Do Right by Me: Learning to Raise Black Children in White Spaces conversation on their recent book, moderated by Tracey Matisak! In the words of Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, “Part history lesson, part intimate narrative and part practical guide, Do Right by Me is a well-drafted roadmap for raising healthy Black children.” Through lively and intimate back-and-forth exchanges, the authors share information, research, and resources that orient parents and other community members to the ways race and racism will affect a Black child’s life—and despite that, how to raise and nurture healthy and happy children. These friendly dialogues about guarding a child’s confidence and nurturing positive racial identity form the basis for Do Right by Me. Harrison and D’Angelo share information on transracial adoption, understanding racism, developing a child’s positive racial identity, racial disparities in healthcare and education, and the violence of racism. Dr. Valerie I. Harrison has spent more than thirty years as an attorney, professor, and higher education administrator. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Villanova University School of Law and earned her Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple University. She resides outside of her hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Kathryn Peach D’Angelo is a lifelong educator with more than twenty-five years of experience as a teacher and administrator. She is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University and holds a doctorate in education from Temple University. She resides outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, Michael, and their son, Gabriel.
Moderated Author Conversation | Do Right by Me: Learning to Raise Black Children in White SpacesFebruary 10, 2021
Books Talk @ Overbrook Library! Ep 2 Let's Celebrate Our Democracy!
Here is another short and exciting Book Talk video for kids and families at The Free Library of Philadelphia! Did you know that books talk at Overbrook Park Neighborhood Library? Check out our newest guest in Episode 2 :"Vote for Our Future!" written by Margaret McNamara; illustrated by Micah Player! You can find this book and many more in our catalog: tinyurl.com/jvx48tol #BooksCanTalk #OverbrookParkLibrary #FreeLibrary
Books Talk @ Overbrook Library! Ep 2 Let's Celebrate Our Democracy!February 5, 2021
Explore Topic Tips: Discovering Books and Resources for the Whole Family
In the second post of a new blog and video series, we’ll break down how to use our Explore Topics to find curated book lists, digital resources, and more for your family. Read more on our blog: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/blog/post/4473
Explore Topic Tips: Discovering Books and Resources for the Whole FamilyJanuary 27, 2021
Storytime: Be a King - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and You
A happy birthday tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with an introduction from Sa-de Monique Brown, the new Children's Librarian at Haddington Library. Listen to her read "Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and You", which you can borrow from our catalog: https://tinyurl.com/y6ysmy82 00:00 - Storytime with Sade 03:25 - Let's read quotes! 09:44 - You can be a king. Our story begins. 19:40 - Do you remember what things Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood against? 27:45 - Let's read the author's note. 30:10 - Final thoughts
Storytime: Be a King - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and YouJanuary 22, 2021
The 2021 One Book, One Philadelphia Selection is...
The Free Library is thrilled to announce the 19th annual One Book, One Philadelphia selection... "The Tradition" by Jericho Brown. Read more about this year's selection, programming, and events on our blog: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/blog/post/4457 #OneBookOnePhiladelphia
The 2021 One Book, One Philadelphia Selection is...January 5, 2021
Catalog Tips: Searching for Books for the Whole Family
In the first post of a new blog and video series, we’ll break down how to use our catalog to place books on hold for your family. we’ll go over the basics and offer some tips on using the features within our catalog to find and pick out books your whole family will enjoy! Read more on our blog: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/blog/post/4433
Catalog Tips: Searching for Books for the Whole FamilyJanuary 12, 2021
Books Talk @ Overbrook Library! Ep1: This Book Is Anti-Racist
In this episode, "This Book Is Anti-Racist" written by Tiffany Jewell and illustrated by Aurélia Durand is discussed. You can find this book and many more in our catalog: https://catalog.freelibrary.org/Record/2522736
Books Talk @ Overbrook Library! Ep1: This Book Is Anti-RacistJanuary 4, 2021
Book Feast – Toni Morrison's Mary Janes
In this episode, learn basic candy making techniques to recreate the Mary Janes highlighted in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye. 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? Reading satisfies us in such fundamental ways, it feels almost as essential as feeding ourselves. Book Feast celebrates this connection, by exploring literary passages culinarily and reminding us that nourishing both our bodies and our minds ensures our survival. Mary Janes (Peanut Butter Molasses Taffy) Yield: about 50 candies 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup corn syrup 1/2 cup molasses 2/3 cup water 1 cup commercial creamy peanut butter salt to taste (0-1 tsp) References: "Candy Temperature Chart" by Thermoworks www.thermoworks.com/pdf/candy_temperature_chart.pdf The Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook (2012) by Liz Gutman catalog.freelibrary.org/Record/1868306 The Complete Photo Guide to Candy Making (2014) by Autumn Carpenter catalog.freelibrary.org/Record/1939546 Peeny Butter Fudge (2009) by Toni Morrison catalog.freelibrary.org/Record/1704786 Recommended: Witt, Doris. Black Hunger: Food and the Politics of U.S. Identity. Oxford University Press, 1999. (catalog.freelibrary.org/Record/2559679 ) Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) (catalog.freelibrary.org/Record/2506652 ) or one of her many interviews and lectures available on YouTube. “Toni Morrison’s Profound and Unrelenting Vision” by Hilton Als in The New Yorker (www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/02/03/toni-morrisons-profound-and-unrelenting-vision ) Obituary by Margalit Fox in The New York Times (www.nytimes.com/2019/08/06/books/toni-morrison-dead.html) Philly Bookstores: Hakim’s http://hakimsbookstore.com (West) PBC, formerly Penn Book Center http://pennbookcenter.com (West) Bindlestiff Books http://bindlestiffbooks.wordpress.com (West) Uncle Bobby’s https://www.unclebobbies.com/ (Northwest) Harriet’s Bookshop https://www.harriettsbookshop.com/ (Fishtown) #FreeLibrary #Cooking #Literature
Book Feast – Toni Morrison's Mary JanesDecember 15, 2020
Reference Solutions: Your Small Business Development Tool
Welcome to Reference Solutions: Your Small Business Development Tool, presented by Bill Carlson, Customer Success Manager with Data-Axel Reference Solutions. This demonstration will introduce you to one of BRIC’s most powerful business databases, Reference Solutions! Learn how to access Reference Solutions from home through freelibrary.org, how to identify new sales prospects, create customized business and consumer marketing lists, identify key business contacts, locate home-based businesses, find businesses with web addresses, gather competitive business intelligence, and identify major industry groups. Read more on our blog: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/blog/post/4427 Access business resources @ http://www.freelibrary.org/business Access Reference Solutions with your Free Library library card number and PIN: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/elecres/referenceusa.cfm Chapter 1: Introduction to Reference Solutions (0:00) Chapter 2: Reference Solutions: US Businesses (9:16) Chapter 3: Reference Solutions: US New Businesses (56:49) Chapter 4: Reference Solutions: US Historical Businesses (1:01:25) Chapter 5: Reference Solutions: US Consumers / Lifestyles (1:07:25) Chapter 6: Reference Solutions: US New Movers / Homeowners (1:18:14) This session was recorded on November 18, 2020. #FreeLibrary #Entrepreneurship #SmallBusiness
Reference Solutions: Your Small Business Development ToolDecember 4, 2020
How to Recommend a Title in OverDrive
In this video, you will learn how-to recommend a digital title for purchase through Free Library's OverDrive digital media resource. You can access OverDrive through the Free Library's Databases page with your library card via the following link: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/elecres/overdrive.cfm
How to Recommend a Title in OverDriveNovember 24, 2020
How to Find Food Distribution Sites in Philadelphia
Learn how to find food distribution sites in Philadelphia through this how-to video. For more information, visit our blog: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/blog/post/4414
How to Find Food Distribution Sites in PhiladelphiaNovember 18, 2020
How to Find COVID-19 Testing Sites in Philadelphia
Learn how to find COVID-19 testing sites in Philadelphia through this how-to video. For more information, visit our blog: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/blog/post/4414
How to Find COVID-19 Testing Sites in PhiladelphiaNovember 18, 2020
Compiling Sales Lists
Welcome to BRIC's Compiling Sales Lists class. This class will introduce you to building free business to business and business to consumer sales lists using FREE library resources! Learn how you can create targeted and custom searches based on geography, sales, income, and additional refining characteristics, how to find and narrow your target audience, and make use of demographic and market research. Sales lists resource guide: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10AeJ96CqQFfN0x83fBnlvc49Kd9qDXP-wfBQsNz22hA/edit?usp=sharing Access business resources @ freelibrary.org/business Chapter 1: Introduction to Sales Lists and Customer Segments (0:00) Chapter 2: Business-to-Business Sales Lists (8:32) Chapter 3: Business-to-Consumer Sales Lists (39:42) Chapter 4: Service Leads (1:00:46) Chapter 5: Consumer and Demographic Research (1:11:24) Chapter 6: Final Takeaways and Contact Us (1:25:02) This session was recorded on October 21, 2020. Read more about this webinar and BRIC on our blog: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/blog/post/4397 #FreeLibrary #Entrepreneurship #SmallBusiness
Compiling Sales ListsOctober 29, 2020
How-to Apply for Phase 2 Rental Assistance | Landlords
This video is a how-to for Landlords on applying for phase 2 Rental Assistance through the City of Philadelphia. #RentalAssitance #FreeLibraryHotSpots #PhiladelphiaHousingDevelopmentCorporation
How-to Apply for Phase 2 Rental Assistance | LandlordsOctober 15, 2020
How-to Apply for Phase 2 Rental Assistance | Tenants
This video is a how-to for Tenants on applying for phase 2 Rental Assistance through the City of Philadelphia. #RentalAssitance #FreeLibraryHotSpots #PhiladelphiaHousingDevelopmentCorporation