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

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Philadelphia widens free internet eligibility for families with children in school

PHLConnectED has expanded its eligibility!

https://whyy.org/articles/philadelphia-widens-free-internet-eligibility-for-families-with-children-in-school/

#digitaldivide #internetaccess #covid-19 #distancelearning #philadelphia

whyy.org Philadelphia has expanded eligibility for PHLConnectED, its program to provide free internet access to families with school-age children.

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How to Open and Read a PDF on Android

Need to open a PDF on your Android phone? Check out this quick tech tip from How to Geek!

https://www.howtogeek.com/692227/how-to-open-a-pdf-on-android/

#techtips #pdfs #phone #digitalliteracy

howtogeek.com Handling a PDF file on your mobile device can sometimes be a pain. The good news is simply opening a PDF is pretty easy. Your Android device can probably already do this, but if not, we’ll share some options.

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What’s open and what’s closed in the Philly area on Christmas Day: Grocery stores, transit, pharmacies, stores and more

Planning your week out in Philadelphia? Find out how City services and essential businesses are impacted by COVID-19 and the Christmas holiday!

http://ow.ly/Vv8250CSgcz

inquirer.com What's open and what's not on Dec 25 in the Philadelphia region.

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PHLDonateTech: frequently asked questions | Office of Innovation and Technology

PHLDonateTech is putting refurbished donated computers in the hands of families that need them. Have questions on how to participate? The Q&A below is the place to begin!

https://www.phila.gov/2020-12-08-phldonatetech-frequently-asked-questions/

#digitaldivide #donation #tech #philly #digitalaccess

phila.gov Frequently asked questions about PHLDonateTech

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Updates and preparations for this week’s winter storm – December 15, 2020 | Department of Streets

Stay up to date on the City's response to today's winter storm! Services from garbage collection to COVID-19 testing sites will likely be effected.

https://www.phila.gov/2020-12-15-updates-and-preparations-for-this-weeks-winter-storm-december-15-2020/

phila.gov With a storm approaching, the Streets Department and other City departments are preparing for brining, snow removal, and related operations.

Does your family need reliable internet access? PHLConnectEd - a program bringing internet, devices, and training to K-12 families who need them - has recently expanded its eligibility! Find out more below! https://www.phila.gov/programs/phlconnected/

#internet #access #digitaldivide #remotelearning

nytimes.com

Think Local About the Digital Divide

Across the country, there have been local solutions proposed and developed for addressing the #digitaldivide. These are, however, far from what is fully needed to ensure everyone has internet access. What would you like to see in your own community?

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/03/technology/digital-divide-local-solutions.html

nytimes.com DIY internet projects like this one in the Bronx may help us get more Americans online.

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PHLDonateTech: providing computers to families and residents in need | Office of Innovation and Technology

Spread the word! PHLDonateTech is calling on Philadelphia residents and businesses to donate unused computers, and then refurbishing them for folks in need. Find out more below!

https://www.phila.gov/2020-12-07-phldonatetech-providing-computers-to-families-and-residents-in-need/

#donations #digitaldivide #techaccess

phila.gov PHLDonateTech, a City initiative calling on residents & businesses to donate, recycle, & provide computers to families/people in nee

'Tis the season when many chose to shop online! To ensure your experience is a merry one, consider checking out these online shopping safety tips, brought to you from the National Cyber Security Alliance!

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#CSEdWeek

Did you know that this week is Computer Science Education Week? This annual event is meant to inspire K-12 students to learn computer science, advocate for equity in education, and celebrate people in the field. You can explore events and resources below!

https://www.csedweek.org/

csedweek.org Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual call to action to inspire K-12 students to learn computer science, advocate for equity in computer science education, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners to the field. As part of the #CSforGood movement this year...

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Blog: Prepare for Your High School Diploma and More With These Free Online Courses

Was your GED or HiSET course put on hold before the pandemic? Interested in continuing with an online course that fits your schedule? Check out this blog post for more info on how to get started!

https://libwww.freelibrary.org/blog/post/4409

#ged #highschool #diploma #adultlearning

libwww.freelibrary.org by Andrew DePass, Intern,  Languages and Learning Center Have you started taking a GED or HiSET course before the pandemic that has been put on hold and want to continue your studies? Need an…

Want to start off your new year with some free online computer skills learning? Check out these workshops. Learn MS Office, Zoom, Google Drive, computer management, online safety skills, and more!

Do you have questions about recent changes to unemployment compensation? Tune into Facebook live on 12/9 for answers!

Tune in to our Facebook Live on Wednesday, December 9th at 11 am to to talk about recent changes to unemployment compensation and to ask questions about any issues you may be facing with your benefits.

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Tips for shopping online safely

Are you shopping online for #cybermonday this holiday season? Be sure to keep your data safe! This short video will give you useful tidbits on how.

https://youtu.be/cWcNQgPiqhc

youtube.com This holiday shopping season, Americans are expected to spend more money online than in stores, according to Deloitte. CNET'S Lexy Savvides has tips on how y...

Applying for unemployment benefits again within the same year? See below for important info!

Are you applying for UC benefits again within the past year? Please reopen your existing claim and resume filing for your UC benefits. No need to create a new claim.

Learn more:
https://www.uc.pa.gov/unemployment-benefits/file/Pages/Reopen-an-Existing-Claim.aspx

Online Shopping Advice

As the holiday season approaches with continued covid restrictions, online shopping will become maybe more prominent than ever. Do you know how to stay safe and secure while making purchases online? This video from GFC Learn Free will cover the basics!

http://ow.ly/FhPa50CtETC

In this video, you’ll learn more about using the Internet to shop online. Visit https://www.gcflearnfree.org/using-the-web-to-get-stuff-done/online-shopping-...

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Are you new to searching for jobs online? Tutor.com is offering this free webinar for essential advice and tips and how to find and interview for a job that suits your needs!

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3310475990207927053

#jobsearch #online #webinar #careers #education

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Event Summary

Want to learn about adult education opportunities at CCP? Check out this upcoming session on how CCP can help you pursue your academic and professional goals. Topics will include funding your education, support services at CCP, career planning and more.

http://ow.ly/D1rk50CptxZ

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Blog: Using the City's Online Maps to Find Free Food Distribution and COVID-19 Testing Sites

Want to know how to find COVID-19 testing sites and free food distribution sites in Philadelphia? These video guides are here to help!

https://libwww.freelibrary.org/blog/post/4414

libwww.freelibrary.org As COVID-19 cases surge in our city, Philadelphia health officials have announced a new Safer at Home plan, which aims to limit the spread of this virus through this difficult period. Vaccines for…

phila.gov

Safer at home | Department of Public Health

With COVID-19 cases surging, it's important that we all do our part to flatten the curve of this pandemic. The City of Philadelphia has announced a new "Safer at Home" policy, which will be in place until the the end of the year. Stay safe out there!

http://ow.ly/FZnz50Cn2s9

phila.gov The next phase of our strategy to combat the COVID-19 epidemic in Philadelphia.

How to use phila.gov/covid-testing-sites

Testing is part of a healthy strategy for proctecting youself and our community from COVID-19. Learn how to find a free COVID-19 testing site in Philadelphia by watching our how-to video! Then, visit phila.gov/covid-testing-sites to find a site that fits your needs.

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School Year 2020-2021: Advancing Education Safely – The School District of Philadelphia

To help prevent the continued spread of COVID-19, Philadelphia schools are set to remain virtual until further notice. Updates, FAQs, meal options, internet, and computer options can all be found on the district's page.

https://www.philasd.org/coronavirus/schoolstart2020/

philasd.org We are currently developing a process for families to be able to register online. Please continue to check back during the week of August 17th, for updates and announcements.

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City Provides Update on COVID-19 for Monday, November 9, 2020 | Department of Public Health

COVID-19 is on the rise in Philadelphia. Were you in a crowd recently for post-election protests and celebrations? Getting tested and quarantining is recommended. Check out the latest press release for more details on staying safe!

https://www.phila.gov/2020-11-09-city-provides-update-on-covid-19-for-monday-november-9-2020/

phila.gov City Provides Update on COVID-19 for Monday, November 9, 2020

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Get 2021 health coverage. Health Insurance Marketplace

It's open enrollment season on healthcare.gov! If you're looking for health coverage, you have between Nov. 1st and Dec. 15th to apply.

https://www.healthcare.gov/glossary/open-enrollment-period/

healthcare.gov Official site of Affordable Care Act. Enroll now for 2021 coverage. See health coverage choices, ways to save today, how law affects you.

phila.gov

Mail-in Voting Centers | City of Philadelphia

Interested in early voting in Philadelphia? Tomorrow, Tuesday 10/27, is the last day you can apply for a mail in ballot and vote in one visit at the City's mail-in voting centers! You can use this map to find one near you.

https://www.phila.gov/voting/#/

phila.gov Find a vote-by-mail location near you.

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Blog: How to Apply for Emergency Rental Assistance: A Walk-through for Tenants and Landlords

COVID-19 Rental Assistance, from the City of Philadelphia, is helping tenants stay in their homes. We've created 2 how-to videos on applying for assistance, designed with new computer users in mind. To watch these, check them out on the library's blog!

https://libwww.freelibrary.org/blog/post/4328

libwww.freelibrary.org Are you a renter who has lost income due to COVID-19? You may qualify for rental assistance through the City of Philadelphia's Emergency Rental Assistance Program . Phase 2 of this program is…

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Online Tutoring, Homework Help and Test Prep in Math, Science, and English - Tutor.com

Tutor.com, a service available through the Free Library, is offering a free webinar for parents of K-12 students! It will cover helpful ways parents can support their children in school in these uncertain times. Visit here for more: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7165051495376644879

tutor.com Get a tutor 24/7 in 40+ subjects including Math, Science and English. We help thousands of students get better grades every day. Get an expert tutor now.

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Creative Conversations for a Changing World - A Virtual Panel Mini-Series - ExCITe Center

How is arts education responding to a changed world of programming in virtual space? These panel discussions are exploring new solutions and ideas! You can register for the webinar using the link below.

https://drexel.edu/excite/news-events/news/2020/September/creative-conversations/

drexel.edu Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design, and Math has been at the foundation of our efforts to inspire transdisciplinary research and discovery. Learn more about Creative Conversations for a Changing World today.

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Khan Academy | Free Online Courses, Lessons & Practice

Khan Academy provides free online learning resources in a wide variety of subjects, from mathematics, to computer science, to SAT test prep. There are free tools for teachers, students, and parents. Learn more and sign up for courses here: https://www.khanacademy.org/

khanacademy.org Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more. Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

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PHLConnectED and the Digital Navigator Program

This week is National Digital Inclusion Week. To further the conversation on digital equity in Philly, the Technology Learning Collaborative is hosting a free webinar on PHLConnectED and the Digital Navigators program! For more info, see the link below!

http://ow.ly/yJ2150BJIpJ

eventbrite.com Hang out with volunteers from Philadelphia's Technology Learning Collaborative and learn about city-sponsored digital equity initiatives!

California State Parks are providing free online learning experiences for K-12 students through their Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students program, aka PORTS. Learn more here: https://www.ports-ca.us/

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Philly to open 17 one-stop shops to make early voting easy and safe, starting Tuesday

Want a one-stop-shop for safer voting in the upcoming election? At these 17 satellite locations, you can register to vote, fill out your ballot, and/or drop off your mail-in ballot - all at the same time!

https://billypenn.com/2020/09/26/philadelphia-early-voting-satellite-election-mail-drop-box-register-coronavirus-safety-city-commissioners/

#election #2020 #phillyvotes

billypenn.com At the satellite offices, you'll be able to register, request a ballot, fill it out and securely return it all in one visit.

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Guide: Voting in Pennsylvania

Today is National Voter Registration Day! Make sure you are able to exercise your right to vote in this election. Learn about how to register to vote, polling place info, and how to vote by mail in PA with this guide!

https://www.pa.gov/guides/voting-and-elections/

#election2020 #vote

pa.gov Learn how to exercise your right to vote. This guide will help connect you with Pennsylvania's voting and election services.

How to Apply for Phase 2 Rental Assistance from the City of Philadelphia, Landlord Application

Are you a landlord who needs to complete your side of the Phase 2 emergency rental assistance program application? This walk-through video, made with the help of the folks at PHDC, may be helpful with guiding you through the process.

The Phase 2 emergency rental assistance program relieves tenants who have lost income due to COVID-19. It benefits both tenants and landlords, by keeping tenants in their homes, and ensuring landlords a steady stream of income.

Recently, monthly assistance amounts have been increased to $1500 per household. Applications are being accepted through Sept 30th, 2020.

Are you a tenant? See yesterday's post with our video guide for the tenant application!

We hope these videos are helpful to you! When you're ready to begin applying, visit: phlrentassist.org.

#covid19 #rentalassistance #philadelphia #housing

How to Apply for Phase 2 Rental Assistance from the City of Philadelphia, Tenant Application

Did you know that the COVID-19 emergency rental assitance program has increased it's monthly aid amount to $1,500 per month per household?

Want to learn how to go through the application process as a tenant? Watch our guide on applying below! If you are landlord, you can also see our video guide on how to complete your side of the application in our videos library. Applications are being accepted through September 30, 2020.

These video guides was designed with new computer users and accessibility in mind.

When you're ready to apply, please visit: https://phlrentassist.org/

#covid19 #rentalassistance #housing #help #philadelphia

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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How to Apply for Phase 2 Rental Assistance from the City of Philadelphia, Landlord Application
How to Apply for Phase 2 Rental Assistance from the City of Philadelphia, Tenant Application
How to use phila.gov/covid-testing-sites
How to use phila.gov/food
How-To Submit to PHLRentAssist.org

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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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Independent Training Solutions Independent Training Solutions
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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

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.

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PEC - Center for Digital Inclusion & Technology PEC - Center for Digital Inclusion & Technology
3939 Warren St, Fl Second
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West Philadelphia organization committed to increasing access to high quality digital literacy.

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

QTP Training In Philadelphia QTP Training In Philadelphia
1800 John F Kennedy Blvd, Ste 300
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H2KInfosys is offering QTP Online Training and Placement Assistance in Philadelphia from Real Time QTP Experts. www.h2kinfosys.com

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.

GEAR Technology Repairs GEAR Technology Repairs
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Philadelphia, 19106

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

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