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Free classes at Lillian Marrero Library pair cooking with English learning purpose

Sep. 13, 2019 8:00 am

Free classes at Lillian Marrero Library pair cooking with English learning

The next Edible Alphabet class at Lillian Marrero Library begins on September 13 and will meet every Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Want literacy? Libraries and ‘giving libraries’ have your back purpose

Apr. 29, 2019 8:04 am

Want literacy? Libraries and ‘giving libraries’ have your back

Media literacy, digital literacy, just plain literacy — Temple University Libraries, Queen Memorial Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia, and Tree House Books are champions of it.
Free Library of Philadelphia wants to make this clear: ‘We’re here to serve you’ purpose

Oct. 10, 2018 11:55 am

Free Library of Philadelphia wants to make this clear: ‘We’re here to serve you’

A three-year community engagement grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services will train staffers of all levels to better serve the neighborhoods where its 54 branches are based.
The New York Times tours Philly’s ‘crumbling libraries and rec centers’ funding

Mar. 13, 2017 11:36 am

The New York Times tours Philly’s ‘crumbling libraries and rec centers’

“We want every Philadelphian to be able to walk to a place that says, ‘You are worth it,'" said Parks Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell.
Knight’s revamped strategy calls for reinvestment in ‘promising projects’ funding

Dec. 20, 2016 12:39 pm

Knight’s revamped strategy calls for reinvestment in ‘promising projects’

Expect the foundation to "double down" on projects that work, said Philly Program Director Patrick Morgan.
How the Free Library’s social justice librarians are supporting #BlackLivesMatter purpose

Jul. 29, 2016 12:58 pm

How the Free Library’s social justice librarians are supporting #BlackLivesMatter

Librarians began sourcing books, websites, blog posts and images to help interested parties explore Black culture after the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
How a 32-partner front is tackling citywide illiteracy results

Mar. 1, 2016 2:44 pm

How a 32-partner front is tackling citywide illiteracy

The Mayor's Commission on Literacy just opened its fifth adult learning center at the Center for Literacy. It's the newest leg of the city's cross-sector agency fight against illiteracy.
These 3 public spaces are getting makeovers from international design teams purpose

Feb. 26, 2016 9:40 am

These 3 public spaces are getting makeovers from international design teams

The Play Design Competition prompts interdisciplinary teams to reimagine three public spaces in Philly. Finalists hail from China, Canada and the U.S.
This is how libraries and museums can revitalize neighborhoods results

Feb. 18, 2016 2:10 pm

This is how libraries and museums can revitalize neighborhoods

The humanities can make a difference, says a recent report from the Local Initiatives Support Corporation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This is how it's worked in Philadelphia.

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