Free Library Hot Spots

Free Library Hot Spots bring computer access, classes, and the internet to neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia to help bridge the digital divide.

Hot Spots are staffed by computer assistants trained to provide you with guided instruction as well as open-access computer time. For more information, contact the Free Library at 215-686-5701. Our Hot Spot Locations are: Mercy Neighborhood Ministries 1939 W. Venango Street | Philadelphia, PA 19140 Hours: Monday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Equipment: Fax machine, Copier, Scanner, Printer, Phone The Village of Arts and Humanities *CLOSED FOR SUMMER as of 6/14/19 | Reopens 9/9/19 * 2544 Germantown Avenue | 19133 Hours: Monday - Thursday, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Equipment: Fax machine, Copier, Scanner, Printer

West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood

If you are feeling stressed, worried and overwhelmed you are not alone. If it all feels too much there are resources available to support you and your family today and everyday.
You are not alone ❤️

Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships West Philadelphia Action for Early Learning Centennial Parkside CDC West Belmont Civic Association Belmont Alliance Civic Association Mantua Civic Association Mill Creek Community Partnership - MCCP West Powelton / Saunders Park RCO

Women Against Abuse

At home and not feeling safe around your partner? We're here for you. Call the Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-866-723-3014 for safety planning and counseling 24/7.

Visit the Women Against Abuse website to learn more: https://www.womenagainstabuse.org/get-help/pdvh

Benefits Data Trust

Breaking news!
The IRS has announced that individuals who receive Social security retirement and SSDI who did not file 2019 taxes must act by today, Wednesday, April 22nd at noon, to receive additional payments for eligible children under age 17. Call the BenePhilly hotline for info, questions, or help filing at 267-804-9112 or file at: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here

edu.gcfglobal.org

Internet Basics: Connecting to the Internet

Connect to internet access at home. Understand the basics with this short series from GCFLearnFree.org. More on internet providers in the comments.

https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/internetbasics/connecting-to-the-internet/1/

edu.gcfglobal.org Wondering how the Internet works? Get more information on how it works, as well as help connecting to the Internet.

Project MUSE

Attention #humanities instructors! We've created a new page with teaching & research tools, including access to over 40 temporarily FREE ebooks & journal articles on #eLearning #distancelearning from top scholarly publishers https://bit.ly/finstructors

IRS

IRS is committed to getting all eligible people their Economic Impact Payments as fast as possible. Now, an online tool lets you check of the status of your payment. See: www.irs.gov/eip #COVIDreliefIRS

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

What you need to know about COVID-19 testing. 👇

Contact your health care provider if you're feeling:
🤒 High and spiking fever
🙇‍♂️ Chest pains
😧 Shortness of breath

Your health care provider will determine if you should be tested.

Learn more: health.pa.gov

nbcphiladelphia.com

Drivers Line Up for Free 1-Day Coronavirus Testing at Popular Philly Church

Covid-19 testing today 10am-4pm. Testing for those who have symptoms or who have been in contact with someone who tested positive in the past 14 days. No doctor's note needed. Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church. Put together by the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium.

nbcphiladelphia.com People lined up to be tested at a one-day free COVID-19 drive-through testing site set up at a popular Philadelphia church. The goal of the testing event is to get people in communities of color tested.

phila.gov

Staying connected during COVID-19 | Office of Innovation and Technology

❗️Internet access updates❗️
👉Discover updated services & resources to get connected and stay connected during the COVID-19 crisis. 🌐💻📱📨

https://www.phila.gov/2020-03-25-staying-connected-during-covid-19/

phila.gov Important updates on low-cost internet and wi-fi access made available during the coronavirus crisis

PA Department of Labor & Industry

Is this your first time filing a new unemployment claim? Use our online resources to file your initial UC claim any time of the day or night! Watch this video to help you understand how the process is done. ⬇️

For more information visit, www.uc.pa.gov

uc.pa.gov

COVID19

Find Information For Pennsylvania Employees Impacted By Covid-19 and Apply For Unemployment Online:
https://www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/covid19.aspx

uc.pa.gov If you are employed in Pennsylvania and are unable to work because of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), you may be eligible for Unemployment or Workers' Compensation benefits. The Department of Labor & Industry will continue to provide important employment benefit updates as the situation evolves.

Coronavirus

While our services are closed, please ensure your friends and family have internet access.

If you're able, help them apply to a service such as Internet Essentials from Comcast which is providing the first two months for free. Search other providers by cost using Allconnect.
https://www.internetessentials.com
https://www.allconnect.com/results/providers

internetessentials.com Coronavirus Response

Locate free meals for Philadelphia's youth using the link below.

While students are out of school, they can still find free meals and safe spaces near them. Find out more ➡️ http://bit.ly/2TPka2J

2020census.gov

Responding Online | 2020 Census

For those with extra time on your hands, it could be an opportunity to fill out the #2020Census - available online now!

The data collected helps us all be seen, heard, and funded!
#PhillyCounts #CensusCounts U.S. Census Bureau

https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond/responding-online.html

2020census.gov The 2020 Census is happening now! You can take the census online using your computer, phone, or tablet. You can also respond by phone or by mail.

Free Library of Philadelphia

The health and safety of our staff and customers are our utmost priority. In the interest of limiting the impact and spread of COVID-19, all Free Library locations will be closed to the public March 15 through March 29, at which point we will reevaluate.

Find the latest updates on our response to COVID-19:

The health and safety of our staff and customers are our utmost priority. In the interest of limiting the impact and spread of COVID-19, all Free Library locations will be closed to the public March 15 through March 29, at which point we will reevaluate.

Find the latest updates on our response to COVID-19:

Juliet

Hi all, for folks who may need to help kids with school work if the schools shut down or who may need to work from home, Comcast Internet Essentials is offering 2 months of free service for folks who qualify.

Connect and Collaborate From Anywhere with Digital Tools Lessons – Applied Digital Skills

Learn more about digital collaboration and communication with this lesson from Google: http://ow.ly/Ovm550yIbpc

#WorkFromHome #RemoteWorking #TechTuesday #GrowWithGoogle

applieddigitalskills.withgoogle.com Students learn digital collaboration skills that enhance their ability to work-from-home, then reinforce their knowledge by teaching a partner.

plsephilly.org

Criminal Record Expungement Project Eligibility Clinic (2020-03-13)

In one week @PLSEPHILLY will be holding an expungement clinic at the @DornsifeCenter that is free and open to the public! The event is on 3/13 from 2pm-4pm and requires no registration. Follow the link to learn more: http://ow.ly/MlqE50yF1gp #featurefriday

plsephilly.org We’re back! Join the Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity as we return to West Philly for an expungement clinic. Friday, March 13, 2020 Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships 3509 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA, 19104 2pm – 4pm We will cover the creation, dissemi

pavoterservices.pa.gov

While PA may not be included in #SuperTuesday, Pennsylvanians can still prepare to cast their votes! We're highlighting voters' online tools this #TechTuesday:

1) Check your voter registration status https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/voterregistrationstatus.aspx

2) PA Voting Guide including key dates https://www.pa.gov/guides/voting-and-elections/

3) Votesmart.org/voteeasy – non-partisan voter education resource providing information on presidential and congressional candidates

4) PolitiFact.com – Pulitzer Prize-winning site checks political statements for factual accuracy, and measures candidates against the Flip-o-meter to judge the consistency of their positions

5) FactCheck.org – Nonpartisan, nonprofit resource that checks the accuracy of political statements made during debates and campaign ads

More voting resources https://libwww.freelibrary.org/faq/faqlinks.cfm?FAQCategory=133&subCat=398

pavoterservices.pa.gov

ccp.edu

Community Event

#featurefriday looks forward to March, Women's History Month! Check out the great events @CCPedu is hosting throughout the month over at their Community Events page and find one that fits into your schedule! - https://www.ccp.edu/event-type/community-event

ccp.edu Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend the Free Children’s Book Fair to help promote literacy to children and encourage them to discover the glory and imagination that comes with reading! Don’t miss out on special guest, Aisha Toombs, author of the bestseller, Nerdi Bunny series.

Check out the classes offered at our Hot Spots this March! Happy digital learning!

Teachers, for #TechTuesday as you celebrate advancements in educational technology, consider the accessibility of the digital learning tools you use. As #DLDay approaches, reflect on the #homeworkGap & remember that not all youth have internet access at home. We can all do our part to ensure all youth have access to digital learning opportunities!

Participate in Digital Learning Day at https://bit.ly/2HX3cZO

philaliteracy.org

Call for Proposals • The Office of Adult Education

Do you engage in digital literacy and want to present at the 2020 Technology & Adult Ed Conference? The Office of Adult Education invites you to submit a proposal to possibly then present on May 8th at Temple University. Click the link for more info and to submit your proposal: ow.ly/I5sn50ysFcP #featurefriday

philaliteracy.org Present at the 2020 Technology & Adult Ed Conference The Office of Adult Education in collaboration with Temple University’s Center for Community Partnerships, ...

digitalliteracyassessment.org

Home | Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment

Do you consider yourself digitally literate? Take the free online assessments from Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment this #TechTuesday and find out which skills you still need to grow! https://digitalliteracyassessment.org

digitalliteracyassessment.org The Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment defines the basic skills needed to use a computer and the internet in daily life, employment, and higher education. Online, self-guided modules assess the ability of adults to perform these tasks. Test takers can receive digital badges whenever they pass ass...

The library is removing barriers to access and becoming #FineFreeFLP!

freelibrary.org/campaign/fine-free/

blog.education.nationalgeographic.org

10 Free Tech Tools & Websites Every Teacher Should Know About

This #TechTuesday is for all teachers who recognize the benefits of using technology in the 21st century classroom. National Geographic has created a list of free apps and websites that teachers can utilize to bring in engaging content and build tech skills in their students! http://ow.ly/hlL550yiInn

blog.education.nationalgeographic.org Confession: I was a late tech adopter. I didn’t own a computer until I was in college. I couldn’t record on the VCR, and I didn’t have a smartphone until about 2009. As a new teac…

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ted.com

TED Talks

Looking for something inspiring or interesting to watch? Check out TEDtalk videos. So far over 3,300 videos have been posted and you can search by topic, language, or duration. Highly recommend: https://www.ted.com/talks
#TechTuesday

ted.com TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity, with subtitles in 100+ languages. Ideas free to stream and download.

education.microsoft.com

Microsoft Educator Center

Do you aspire to be a "lifelong learner"? Microsoft offers free video courses for educational tools and how to make better use of Microsoft programs in and outside the classroom. #TechTuesday https://education.microsoft.com/en-us

education.microsoft.com

thephiladelphiacitizen.org

How to get involved in your community

Thanks to everyone who joined in on the MLK Day of Service on Monday. For more ways to continue to get involved in the "City of Brotherly Love", the Philadelphia Citizen blog has many ideas from voting information to volunteer opportunities! #FeatureFriday
https://thephiladelphiacitizen.org/how-to-get-involved-in-your-community/

thephiladelphiacitizen.org Your one-stop-shop guide to getting civically engaged in Philadelphia

visitphilly.com

How Philly Is Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 20th is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. FLP Hot Spots are closed. What will you do to remember his legacy? Here are some ideas of how to get involved, check out the "Guide to Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend in Philadelphia 2020".

https://www.visitphilly.com/articles/philadelphia/dr-martin-luther-king-jr-day-of-service-events-in-philadelphia/#martin-luther-king-jr-day-of-service-at-the-national-constitution-center

visitphilly.com Museums and attractions are set to honor the civil rights leader for 2020...

Over here at Free Hot Spots of Philadelphia, we are interested to hear from you! Leave a comment and tell us how we can better serve you in our community! #tech #freeresource freelibrary.org/hotspots

blog.mozilla.org

Princesses make terrible passwords for Disney+ | The Firefox Frontier

Disney+ is all the rage, but is your password safe?
Check out the article to find out! #TechTuesday
https://blog.mozilla.org/firefox/disney-password/ #hacked

blog.mozilla.org Were Disney+ accounts hacked or was it a case of password reuse? One thing is clear, princess, these passwords are a royal mess.

ourclosetpa.org

Pop-up Shop | Our Closet

This week's #FeatureFriday is Our Closet. This organization ensures everyone has the clothing they need. So if you're looking for an interview outfit or a place to give back, check out Our Closet.
https://www.ourclosetpa.org/pop-up-shop/ Our Closet

ourclosetpa.org Every week, we set up pop-up clothing shops that simulate a true shopping experience with tables, hanging racks, mirrors and a checkout counter. No eligibility to receive clothing No referral needed to receive clothing Community members are entitled to select up to 5 or 10 items free of charge, depe...

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Here are both January calendars for the Mercy and Village Hot Spots! Stop in soon to brush up or learn a new skill!

*Job Alert* Philly is hiring School Crossing Guards!
#job #employment
http://bit.ly/SchoolCrossingGuard

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Monthly Calendars

KEYSPOT Finder

Did you know we are a part of the Philly KEYSPOTS network? Find one of our partners also providing technology access and resources in your area at - http://www.phillykeyspots.org/keyspot-finder/
#FeatureFriday

phillykeyspots.org Download KEYSPOT Location Flyer

Here's to a year of increased digital access for all! Happy New Year Philadelphia! 🎊

reviewgeek.com

The Best Products and Apps for Achieving Your New Year’s Resolution

Use technology to keep your #NewYearsResolutions in 2020!
Review Geek gives us this #TechTuesday tip.
http://ow.ly/xQCO50xKbzE

reviewgeek.com The move from 2019 to 2020 is big, and it can really put things into perspective. Things like your health, your habits, and your goals. But that “perspective” tends to go away after a week or two. If you want your resolutions to stick, you’ll need help from some of these positive, goal-oriente...

Databases: Featured

Use your Free Library of Philadelphia card to download ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, and more! For help on new devices visit the Mercy Hot Spot today from 9-5. #FeatureFriday #HolidayHelpDesk http://ow.ly/K0EL50xFqnR

libwww.freelibrary.org View all The Free Library of Philadelphia's subscription databases to perform research, find citations and full text articles. The Free Library of Philadelphia is one of the largest public library systems in the world, FLP has established its Internet presence to enhance and extend its services to t...

digitaltrends.com

Last-Minute Gift Ideas that Remove the Worry of Delivery | Digital Trends

In need of a last-minute gift? Digital Trends has some instant ideas for you #ChristmasEve #TechTuesday

digitaltrends.com If you’re one of those who have waited until the very last minute to get around to gift shopping, fear not. We’ve compiled this list of great gift ideas for just about anyone in your life, and best of all, you don’t have to worry about in-time delivery or expedited delivery fees.

Hot Spot Holiday closures:
Mercy Hot Spot will be closed Mon-Thurs and re-open Friday at 9AM. The Village Hot Spot will be closed all week and next, reopening on January 6th.

Technology Training for You

Free Library Hot Spots bring computer access, classes, and the internet to neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. Each Hot Spot includes computers, a printer, and all necessary broadband equipment, as well as a reference collection of Free Library materials. Hot Spots are staffed by computer assistants trained to provide you with guided instruction as well as open-access computer time. For more information, contact the Free Library at 215-686-5701. Our Hot Spot Locations are: Mercy Neighborhood Ministries 1939 W. Venango Street | Philadelphia, PA 19140 Hours: Monday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Equipment: Fax machine, Copier, Scanner, Printer, Phone The Village of Arts and Humanities 2544 Germantown Avenue | 19133 Hours: Monday - Thursday, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Equipment: Fax machine, Copier, Scanner, Printer

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Mercy Neighborhood Ministries 1939 W. Venango Street | Philadelphia, PA 19140 Hours: Monday through Friday, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. http://mercyneighbors.org/ The Village of Arts and Humanities 2544 Germantown Avenue | 19133 Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Friday, 11:30-3:30 p.m. http://Villagearts.org Mobile Hot Spot - Techmobile Location and hours vary. http://libwww.freelibrary.org/techmobile/
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Springhouse Education and Consulting Services - Philadelphia Springhouse Education and Consulting Services - Philadelphia
1628 John F Kennedy Blvd
Philadelphia, 19103

PEC - Center for Digital Inclusion & Technology PEC - Center for Digital Inclusion & Technology
3939 Warren St, Fl Second
Philadelphia, 19104

West Philadelphia organization committed to increasing access to high quality digital literacy.

Kensington Branch Free Library - Computer Lab Kensington Branch Free Library - Computer Lab
104 W Dauphin St
Philadelphia, 19133

This is the official page of the Computer Lab located at the Kensington Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Computer Lab hours and Info

L337 FΘX Computer Services L337 FΘX Computer Services
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Philadelphia, 19133

Top Of The Line Computer Services Top Of The Line Computer Services
Philadelphia, 19134-4443

Computer Repair

c64KID INNOVATIONS c64KID INNOVATIONS
8203 Forest Ave
Philadelphia, 19027

Proactive online engagement builds client relationships. #c64KID offers digital strategy coaching/courses to businesses, community & ed organizations.

Critical Path Learning Center Critical Path Learning Center
1233 Locust St., 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, 19107

The Critical Path Learning Center is an educational commons and stigma-free space devoted to the intersection of health and literacy for the digital age that nurtures life-long learning through meaningful, relevant, non-judgmental education and resources.

Creative Tech Works Creative Tech Works
1510 Cecil B Moore Ave
Philadelphia, 19121

Provides students ages 14-21 with a “cognitive apprenticeship” immersion in technology and micro-engineering design teams. Founders of City Streets Race.

Philadelphia OIC Philadelphia OIC
1231 N Broad St
Philadelphia, 19122

Ready for your next opportunity? Then you’re ready for Philadelphia OIC.

QTP Training In Philadelphia QTP Training In Philadelphia
1800 John F Kennedy Blvd, Ste 300
Philadelphia, 19103

H2KInfosys is offering QTP Online Training and Placement Assistance in Philadelphia from Real Time QTP Experts. www.h2kinfosys.com

Computer Mafia Computer Mafia
2417 Welsh Rd, Ste 325
Philadelphia, 19114

Computer Services, Web Design, & Home Theater.

GEAR Technology Repairs GEAR Technology Repairs
Victory Street
Philadelphia, 19106

GEAR is your IT solution and computer repair specialist providing services for the Philadelphia area.