Edible Alphabet

Edible Alphabet is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center. The mission is to teach English language and literacy skills through hands-on cooking projects. Students will learn vocabulary and grammar, as well as practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English while cooking a new delicious recipe every week.

Edible Alphabet offers students a chance to improve their English skills while cooking new recipes and eating delicious foods. The program is offered both at the Parkway Central Library and in our Neighborhood Libraries.

For more on the Free Library's services for English language learners including bilingual and foreign language print and electronic resources, information on citizenship, health and wellness, and other resources, visit the Free Library's New Americans page.

Register for Edible Alphabet now!

Please sign-up for an upcoming Edible Alphabet course. You can also call the Culinary Literacy Center for more information at 215-686-5323 or email kitchen@freelibrary.org.

Our library card applications are also available in the following languages on our Library Card Application page: Español (Spanish), 汉语 (Chinese), Việt (Vietnamese), Русский (Russian), Français (French), and عربي(Arabic).

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Virtual Program: Edible Alphabet English

Wed, April 21, 2021 10:30 A.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Adults are invited to this FREE online English class. Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together (at our own homes, connected through videocall).   This class will meet on: WEDNESDAYS from 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Starting January 13, 2021…

Virtual Program: Edible Alphabet English

Wed, April 28, 2021 10:30 A.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Adults are invited to this FREE online English class. Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together (at our own homes, connected through videocall).   This class will meet on: WEDNESDAYS from 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Starting January 13, 2021…

Virtual Program: Edible Alphabet English

Thu, April 29, 2021 10:30 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Adults are invited to this FREE online English class. Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together (at our own homes, connected through video call).   This class will meet on: THURSDAYS from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. April 29, 2021 - June 10, 2021 (No…

Virtual Program: Edible Alphabet English

Wed, May 5, 2021 10:30 A.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Adults are invited to this FREE online English class. Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together (at our own homes, connected through videocall).   This class will meet on: WEDNESDAYS from 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Starting January 13, 2021…

Virtual Program: Edible Alphabet English

Thu, May 6, 2021 10:30 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Adults are invited to this FREE online English class. Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together (at our own homes, connected through video call).   This class will meet on: THURSDAYS from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. April 29, 2021 - June 10, 2021 (No…

Virtual Program: Edible Alphabet English

Thu, May 20, 2021 10:30 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Adults are invited to this FREE online English class. Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together (at our own homes, connected through video call).   This class will meet on: THURSDAYS from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. April 29, 2021 - June 10, 2021 (No…

Virtual Program: Edible Alphabet English

Thu, May 27, 2021 10:30 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Adults are invited to this FREE online English class. Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together (at our own homes, connected through video call).   This class will meet on: THURSDAYS from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. April 29, 2021 - June 10, 2021 (No…

Virtual Program: Edible Alphabet English

Thu, June 3, 2021 10:30 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Adults are invited to this FREE online English class. Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together (at our own homes, connected through video call).   This class will meet on: THURSDAYS from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. April 29, 2021 - June 10, 2021 (No…

Virtual Program: Edible Alphabet English

Thu, June 10, 2021 10:30 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Adults are invited to this FREE online English class. Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together (at our own homes, connected through video call).   This class will meet on: THURSDAYS from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. April 29, 2021 - June 10, 2021 (No…


Blog Posts

by Breshay Woods, Culinary Literacy Center Intern Edible Alphabet  is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's  Culinary Literacy Center . Our mission is to teach English language and literacy skills through hands-on cooking projects. For the time being, all Edible Alphabet… continue reading

By Lindsay S.    April 15, 2021   

by Breshay Woods, Culinary Literacy Center Intern Edible Alphabet is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's  Culinary Literacy Center . Our mission is to teach English language and literacy skills through hands-on cooking projects. For the time being, all Edible Alphabet classes… continue reading

By Lindsay S.    April 9, 2021   

by Breshay Woods, Culinary Literacy Center Intern Edible Alphabet  is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's  Culinary Literacy Center . Our mission is to teach English language and literacy skills through hands-on cooking projects. For the time being, all Edible Alphabet… continue reading

By Lindsay S.    March 24, 2021    1

The Languages and Learning Center is dedicated to supporting the individual learning goals of Philadelphia’s adults. As this March marks the one-year-anniversary of Philadelphia’s stay-at-home orders and social distance recommendations, we have been reflecting on how the shift to online learning has impacted adult… continue reading

By Lindsay S.    March 24, 2021   

by Breshay Woods  (Culinary Literacy Center Intern) Edible Alphabet  is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's  Culinary Literacy Center. Our mission is to teach English language and literacy skills through hands-on cooking projects. For the time being, all Edible Alphabet… continue reading

By Lindsay S.    March 9, 2021   

Join the Adult Literacy Book Club, presented by the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center  and the Center for Literacy . Improve your reading skills while reading and discussing interesting books! One of our book club member's commented that they "loved hearing everyone's reactions to the plot, the… continue reading

By Phil K.    March 5, 2021   

The Languages and Learning Center (LLC) supports the individual literacy and learning goals of Philadelphia adults, including resources for Adult Basic Education, language learning, and digital literacy.  This guest blog post is from one of the LLC’s community partners, I Belong , which is a volunteer group dedicated to… continue reading

By Lindsay S.    January 5, 2021   

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 of time to read? No problem. The club only covers a few chapters at each meeting so you will have… continue reading

By Phil K.    November 6, 2020   

Edible Alphabet is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center . The mission is to teach English language and literacy skills through hands-on cooking projects. For the time being, all Edible Alphabet classes are being run virtually in the interest of public health and… continue reading

By Lindsay S.    September 10, 2020   

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 residents with resources about citizenship and naturalization .  On Wednesday, September 23, the… continue reading

By Lindsay S.    September 9, 2020    1


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