Fairhill: New Chapter For Library Means Bittersweet, Temporary Closure

Fairhill: New Chapter For Library Means Bittersweet, Temporary Closure

Rebekah Ray and the staff at the Lillian Marrero Library have been dedicated to the future of the branch, long before the building recently closed for renovations. Now, they are left wondering how the community is going to fare for the next two years, without the essential resources they provide. The Lillian Marrero Library at Sixth […]

 By R. Chase Grier and Jessica Herring

Fairhill: Philly Socialists Host ESL Classes

Fairhill: Philly Socialists Host ESL Classes

On the evening of Nov. 1, the silence of the Lillian Marrero library branch was broken by the laughter and conversation of Latino residents from the Fairhill neighborhood. These residents were taking part in a free ESL tutoring program offered by the Philly Socialists, a volunteer organization that operates under the tenets of socialism to […]

 By Ashlyn Coyne and Lucy Mushi

Fairhill: Artistic Inspiration Found Throughout Neighborhood

Fairhill: Artistic Inspiration Found Throughout Neighborhood

As I sat in the Lillian Marrero branch of the free library in Fairhill, I couldn’t help but notice a girl, not much older than myself, hunched over her sketchpad with a furrowed brow, deep in concentration. Her hand moved quickly across the page, scribbling an almost identical portrait of the man sitting in front […]