Tagged Seniors

Central Senior Services Hosts Exciting, Informative Seminars

At the Free Library of Philadelphia, learning has no age, and the Senior Services Department at Parkway Central ensures that the Library’s mission to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity extends to patrons in…

Adults CAN Learn to READ

Would you like to teach adults to read? There are many people who need this help and very few places where they can get it. The Free Library is dedicated to advancing literacy for all. To this end, the Library's Languages and…

Adult Literacy Book Club's Winter Book Selection

Join the Adult Literacy Book Club, presented by the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center and Beyond Literacy . Improve your reading skills while reading and discussing interesting books! Don't always have a lot of time…

The Adult Literacy Book Club's Fall Book Selection

Join the Adult Literacy Book Club, presented by the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center and Beyond Literacy . Improve your reading skills while reading and discussing interesting books! Don't always have a lot of time…

Oklahoma: The Show That Changed American Musicals Forever

If ever a Broadway musical seemed destined to fail, it was Oklahoma . Contrary to the standard practice at the time, the producers insisted on casting singers who could act, rather than actors who could sing. As a result, the show…

Central Senior Services Joins Moore College of Art to Fight Social Isolation During Pandemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has studied the impact of loneliness and social isolation on American seniors and the results are deeply disturbing. Extensive studies of the subject reveal that social isolation of…

The Adult Literacy Book Club's Latest Book Selection

Join the Adult Literacy Book Club, presented by the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center and Beyond Literacy . Improve your reading skills while reading and discussing interesting books! Don't always have a lot of time…

The Adult Literacy Book Club’s New Book Selection

Join the Adult Literacy Book Club, presented by the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center  and the Center for Literacy . Improve your reading skills while reading and discussing interesting books! One of our book club…

Don't Panic! Get Free Tax Filing Help from AARP!

Note: all remaining AARP Tax Prep events have been cancelled. Do you shudder at the thought of April 15 and wring your hands during the annual financial ritual? You are not alone. Taxes are complicated and the rules to change from year…

Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Book Award’s 50th Anniversary

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Award , honoring African American authors and illustrators in children’s and young adult literature. Noted by their familiar emblem, the Coretta Scott King Award…

Multicultural Fair: Empowering Communities, Quilting Stories

Sharing cross-cultural stories is so important to developing civic engagement and participation in our communities. Creating safe environments is essential to discovering, exploring, and learning about our neighbors. We all share a set…

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…

Free Medicare Workshop with Courtney Bell

Courtney Bell is a Medicare benefits advisor. She will be on-hand to answer your Pennsylvania Medicare questions.  Attend one of her free workshops and find the best plan for you! This is a free workshop. No reservations are…

Free Medicare Workshop with Courtney Bell

Courtney Bell is a Medicare benefits advisor. She will be on-hand to answer your Pennsylvania Medicare questions.  Attend one of her free workshops and find the best plan for you! This is a free workshop. No reservations are…

Chess Club for Adults

  Chess Club for Adults Join us on Tuesdays in the Humanities Department on the 2nd floor for an evening of chess from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, with exceptions to holidays and early closures.  Use one of our sets or bring…

Leamos Spanish Literacy

Do you know a Spanish-speaking adult who wants to learn to read or write? Leamos™ (Let's Read) is a FREE Spanish literacy course that teaches adults how to read and write. For more information, call 215-868-8664 or email…

Leamos: clases de alfabetización

¿Conoce a un adulto que habla español que quiere aprender a leer o escribir? Leamos ™ es un curso gratuito de alfabetización que enseña a los adultos cómo leer y escribir. Para más…

Morning Movie for Adults

Join us for a movie in the morning! Sponsored by the Friends of Fox Chase Library.

Chess Club for Adults

  Chess Club for Adults Join us on Tuesdays in the Humanities Department on the 2nd floor for an evening of chess from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, with exceptions to holidays and early closures.  Use one of our sets or bring…

Adult Gel Coloring

 Join us for some basic instruction, idea sharing, coordinated projects, and good company. No experience necessary. Intended for adults. 12:15-1:30 PM. Sponsored by the Friends of Fox Chase Library. Facebook event is…

Leamos Spanish Literacy

Do you know a Spanish-speaking adult who wants to learn to read or write? Leamos™ (Let's Read) is a FREE Spanish literacy course that teaches adults how to read and write. For more information, call 215-868-8664 or email…

Leamos: clases de alfabetización

¿Conoce a un adulto que habla español que quiere aprender a leer o escribir? Leamos ™ es un curso gratuito de alfabetización que enseña a los adultos cómo leer y escribir. Para más…

Movie with Irv

Join us for a movie with Irv Silkin! Sponsored by the Friends of Fox Chase Library.

Chess Club for Adults

  Chess Club for Adults Join us on Tuesdays in the Humanities Department on the 2nd floor for an evening of chess from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, with exceptions to holidays and early closures.  Use one of our sets or bring…

Leamos Spanish Literacy

Do you know a Spanish-speaking adult who wants to learn to read or write? Leamos™ (Let's Read) is a FREE Spanish literacy course that teaches adults how to read and write. For more information, call 215-868-8664 or email…

Leamos: clases de alfabetización

¿Conoce a un adulto que habla español que quiere aprender a leer o escribir? Leamos ™ es un curso gratuito de alfabetización que enseña a los adultos cómo leer y escribir. Para más…

Free Medicare Workshop with Courtney Bell

Courtney Bell is a Medicare benefits advisor. She will be on-hand to answer your Pennsylvania Medicare questions.  Attend one of her free workshops and find the best plan for you! This is a free workshop. No reservations are…

Chess Club for Adults

  Chess Club for Adults Join us on Tuesdays in the Humanities Department on the 2nd floor for an evening of chess from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, with exceptions to holidays and early closures.  Use one of our sets or bring…

Leamos Spanish Literacy

Do you know a Spanish-speaking adult who wants to learn to read or write? Leamos™ (Let's Read) is a FREE Spanish literacy course that teaches adults how to read and write. For more information, call 215-868-8664 or email…

Leamos: clases de alfabetización

¿Conoce a un adulto que habla español que quiere aprender a leer o escribir? Leamos ™ es un curso gratuito de alfabetización que enseña a los adultos cómo leer y escribir. Para más…

Chess Club for Adults

  Chess Club for Adults Join us on Tuesdays in the Humanities Department on the 2nd floor for an evening of chess from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, with exceptions to holidays and early closures.  Use one of our sets or bring…

Leamos Spanish Literacy

Do you know a Spanish-speaking adult who wants to learn to read or write? Leamos™ (Let's Read) is a FREE Spanish literacy course that teaches adults how to read and write. For more information, call 215-868-8664 or email…

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Gale Health and Wellness (formerly Health and Wellness Resource Center)

Use this Resource Center to find magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories. Included are links to diet, cancer, and health assessment sites as well as government databases. The material contained in this Resource Center…