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Department of External Affairs
Free Library of Philadelphia
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Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189
(215) 567-7710
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Contact: Communications and Development
For Release: Immediately
Contact: Communications and Development


The Free Library’s Central Senior Services Discusses City Life a Century from Now

PHILADELPHIA, May 1, 2012 – The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Central Senior Services is excited to present a new four-part program series for seniors entitled Philadelphia 2112: How Will Life in our City be Different 100 Years from Now? Over four different sessions, the program will discuss how crime, culture, politics, and even professional sports will evolve in the next 100 years.

“Central Senior Services is a great resource for the many older adults who use and enjoy the Library,” says Free Library President and Director Siobhan A. Reardon. “The relevant and engaging range of programs offered help inspire curiosity at every age.”

Each session will take place at 11:00 a.m. in room 108 at Parkway Central Library on the following dates:

Wednesday, May 23: Drexel University Professor Dr. Richardson Dilworth investigates the politics and economics of 2112.
Wednesday, May 30: WHYY Arts and Culture Reporter Peter Crimmins discusses the state of culture and philanthropy.
Wednesday, June 20: Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey talks about fighting crime over the next century.
Wednesday, June 27: Philadelphia Inquirer Columnist Frank Fitzpatrick examines the future of professional sports.

In addition to special programming, Central Senior Services offers a variety of resources including computer assistance, large print books, and a diverse offering of magazines and newspapers.

Central Senior Services is generously funded by the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation, the Joseph Kennard Skilling Trust, and Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

For more information on Philadelphia 2112, please call 215-686-5331.

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The Free Library of Philadelphia system consists of 49 branches, three regional libraries, the Parkway Central Library, and the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. With more than 6 million visits annually, the Free Library is one of the most widely used educational and cultural institutions in Philadelphia.


Department of External Affairs, Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189
(215) 567-7710, FAX (215) 567-7850