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Contact: Communications and Development
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Contact: Communications and Development


Lecture series to encourage and inspire seniors

PHILADELPHIA, August 17, 2011 – The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Central Senior Services continues its exciting summer lineup with “Senior Success Stories: How Determination Propelled People 50+ to Creative Success.” Judith Zausner, columnist, blogger, and entrepreneur, will lead two lectures on men and women who refused to fail:

Wednesday, August 24th – Creative Success After 50: Lessons from Cultural Icons
For Julia Child, Colonel Sanders and many others, success did not come quickly or easily.

Wednesday, August 31st – Never Give Up: Artists Who Beat Physical Challenges
Prolific artists like Edgar Degas and Chuck Close continued to create despite disabilities.

Both lectures begin at 11:00 a.m. in Room 108.

“Senior Success Stories continues the Central Senior Services reputation for undertaking relevant issues within the Library’s senior community,” says Siobhan A. Reardon, Free Library President and Director. “I’m delighted that these lectures encourage our community to embrace the creative potential and ability that lasts a lifetime.”

Central Senior Services offers a variety of services including computer assistance, large print books, and a diverse offering of magazines and newspapers.

Central Senior Services is generously funded by a grant from The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation and federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

For more information on “Senior Success Stories,” please call (215) 686 – 5331.

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