Tagged Seniors

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…

Medical Marijuana 101: Informational Session

Pennsylvania’s new Medical Marijuana Program provides access to medical marijuana for patients with specific medical conditions. Learn about registration, certification, payment, and access.

Senior Housing Assistance Repair Program

Are you a homeowner 60 years and older? This informational session, presented by The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, offers a program that makes minor repairs in homes owned by residents 60 and older. 

Moss Rehab Presents...

This is a 3-series event. Come for one or all! Topics include: Arthritis, Falls and Balance, and a Fall Risk Screening. Presented by Moss Rehab. Free.

Medical Marijuana 101: Informational Session

Pennsylvania’s new Medical Marijuana Program provides access to medical marijuana for patients with specific medical conditions. Learn about registration, certification, payment, and access.

GWHS Tech Squad Help

Do you need help with your email, social media accounts (facebook, instagram, twitter, snapchat), smartphone, tablet, laptop, or the internet? Come and see our community partners from GWHS! Students will be here to help on their lunch…

GWHS Tech Squad Help

Do you need help with your email, social media accounts (facebook, instagram, twitter, snapchat), smartphone, tablet, laptop, or the internet? Come and see our community partners from GWHS! Students will be here to help on their lunch…

GWHS Tech Squad Help

Do you need help with your email, social media accounts (facebook, instagram, twitter, snapchat), smartphone, tablet, laptop, or the internet? Come and see our community partners from GWHS! Students will be here to help on their lunch…

Senior Chat & Chew

Join us and learn about services you can use.  We'll have refreshments, give-aways and lots of intormation.  Special guests will include: The Philadelphia Fire Department/Emergency Medical Services PECO LIHEAP Application…

GWHS Tech Squad Help

Do you need help with your email, social media accounts (facebook, instagram, twitter, snapchat), smartphone, tablet, laptop, or the internet? Come and see our community partners from GWHS! Students will be here to help on their lunch…

GWHS Tech Squad Help

Do you need help with your email, social media accounts (facebook, instagram, twitter, snapchat), smartphone, tablet, laptop, or the internet? Come and see our community partners from GWHS! Students will be here to help on their lunch…

Moss Rehab Presents...

This is a 3-series event. Come for one or all! Topics include: Arthritis, Falls and Balance, and a Fall Risk Screening. Presented by Moss Rehab. Free.

New York Times at the Library

Books & Authors *

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…