Tagged Seniors

Conversations in Color: The Coretta Scott King Awards Celebrate 50 Years of Excellence

Parkway Central Library Senior Services will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Awards for excellence in African American children’s literature with a five-part discussion series called Conversations In…

Senior Strength Training Big Success at Fumo Family Library

It’s 11:30 a.m. on a Tuesday morning and nearly a dozen seniors at the Fumo Family Library are stretching, strengthening, and sweating to Funk, Disco, and Soul tunes. While it’s not unusual to see seniors at the library…

Who's Your Granddaddy?

It’s been said that "everybody has a past." Would you like to delve into yours? If so, we can help you find links to the unknowns in your life and the life of your family with our newest program "Who’s your…

Poetry Is Hot – Again!

Today, it seems that more Americans than ever before are writing poetry, participating in poetry slams, and entering poetry contests. But as we dive (back?) into poetry and draw inspiration from the great poets of yesteryear, it seems…

Happy Senior Citizens Day!

Today is Senior Citizens Day , the perfect time to reflect on the Free Library’s myriad offerings for our city’s older residents! As noted when we celebrated Older Americans Month back in May, we believe that more than ever,…

Connecting with Local Organizations Builds Library Community Engagement

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Cluster Leaders – staff who supervise 5 to 8 neighborhood libraries grouped together geographically – recently discussed what the American Library Association calls the "domino…

#OneBookWednesday: The Best Stories – A Day at Philadelphia’s Senior Center

Last week, One Book, One Philadelphia joined a session of The Best Day of My Life So Far , which brings together older Philadelphians to write and share their stories. Younger folks are invited to listen, with the goal of getting…

Recap of TLC's 5th Annual Tech-Ed Conference

On Friday, October 6th, the Technology Learning Collaborative (TLC) hosted its 5th Annual Tech-Ed Conference at Parkway Central Library . This year’s theme was "Talking about i-Generation",  which showcased…

Monthly Military History Club Discusses Major Personalities and Battles of World War II

For the members of our Military History Club, each monthly meeting leads to a passionate and well-informed discussion about the major personalities and battles of World War II. The group is led by John Hemphill, a staff member of…

Are You the Poetry 'Type'?

What if an entire community wrote one line each on a vintage Underwood Typewriter to create a really, really, long poem? Would it bring world peace? Would love abound? Would we become a united nation?  One can hope, right? On April…

Holiday Harp Program

Holiday Harp program Join us for a lovely winter evening of harp music at the library. This program will take place in the library’s meeting room, doors will open at 6:30. No registration required Sponsored by the Friends of Fox…

Pottery Works Mobile

Pottery Works Mobile             Audience: Adult Come create at the library with pottery works mobile! Create seasonal décor, which will then be sent for firing and…

Gail Collins | No Stopping Us Now: A History of Older Women in America

A columnist for the New York Times and a member of its editorial board since 1995, Gail Collins was the Gray Lady’s editorial page editor from 2001 to 2007, the first woman to hold that position. Her books include America’s…

Keep it Moving: A Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

Are you an adult, age 60 or older, with chronic pain that lasts months or years at a time?  Do you have arthritis, fibromyalgia, lower-back pain, neck pain, pelvic pain?  Do you find yourself being grumpy, having negative…

Preventing Fraud and Identity Theft

Preventing Fraud and Identity Theft Seminar Presented by Erin Ellis, Financial Educator, Philadelphia Federal Credit Union   Tuesday, October 22, 2019 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Scam artists defraud millions of people a year; don’t be…

South Philadelphia Book Fiesta! Storytime with Miss Liz

Explore the cultural and linguistic diversity of South Philadelphia as you travel between libraries and other locations for a day of fun family activities. Visit us from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. and discover what your…

South Philadelphia Book Fiesta! Library resources, book giveaways, fresh grocer gift card raffle (four gift cards of $25)

Explore the cultural and linguistic diversity of South Philadelphia as you travel between libraries and other locations for a day of fun family activities. Visit us from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. and discover what your…

South Philadelphia Book Fiesta! Guided Art Walk to Chew Rec Center

Explore the cultural and linguistic diversity of South Philadelphia as you travel between libraries and other locations for a day of fun family activities. Visit us from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. and discover what your…

South Philadelphia Book Fiesta! “Touch a truck” fire truck onsite

Explore the cultural and linguistic diversity of South Philadelphia as you travel between libraries and other locations for a day of fun family activities. Visit us from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. and discover what your…

South Philadelphia Book Fiesta! Face Painting

Explore the cultural and linguistic diversity of South Philadelphia as you travel between libraries and other locations for a day of fun family activities. Visit us from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. and discover what your…

South Philadelphia Book Fiesta! Meet a police dog & dog-themed storytime

Explore the cultural and linguistic diversity of South Philadelphia as you travel between libraries and other locations for a day of fun family activities. Visit us from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. and discover what your…

South Philadelphia Book Fiesta! Police & fire resource tables

Explore the cultural and linguistic diversity of South Philadelphia as you travel between libraries and other locations for a day of fun family activities. Visit us from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. and discover what your…

Bead n' Go Workshop

This fun family workshop is open to adults, teens, and children ages 7 and up. Make your own beautiful piece of beaded jewelry! Presented by Juanita Howard

South Philadelphia Book Fiesta! If you have a garden and a library...

Explore the cultural and linguistic diversity of South Philadelphia as you travel between libraries and other locations for a day of fun family activities. Visit us from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. and discover what your…

South Philadelphia Book Fiesta! Virtual Reality

Explore the cultural and linguistic diversity of South Philadelphia as you travel between libraries and other locations for a day of fun family activities. Visit us from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. and discover what your…

South Philadelphia Book Fiesta! Foxy Doxies in Fox in Soxies

Explore the cultural and linguistic diversity of South Philadelphia as you travel between libraries and other locations for a day of fun family activities. Visit us from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. and discover what your…

South Philadelphia Book Fiesta! “Neighborhood Icons” Photography Exhibit

Explore the cultural and linguistic diversity of South Philadelphia as you travel between libraries and other locations for a day of fun family activities. Visit us from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. and discover what your…

South Philadelphia Book Fiesta! Magic Mosaics and Ukulele Performance

Explore the cultural and linguistic diversity of South Philadelphia as you travel between libraries and other locations for a day of fun family activities. Visit us from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. and discover what your…

South Philadelphia Book Fiesta!

Explore the cultural and linguistic diversity of South Philadelphia as you travel between libraries and other locations for a day of fun family activities. Visit us from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. and discover what your…

South Philadelphia Book Fiesta!

Explore the cultural and linguistic diversity of South Philadelphia as you travel between libraries and other locations for a day of fun family activities. Visit us from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. and discover what your…

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Discover fiction and non-fiction books that match your interests! Books and Authors (powered by Gale's popular What Do I Read Next? series) is for readers from every level of reading proficiency and enables users to explore the endless…