Science and Wellness

Wednesday, March 17 – Message from Staff

The contents of Automobile Reference Collection have been transferred to the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Library & Research Center and the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum.

For reference assistance and inquiries about materials formerly held at the Free Library, call the AACA Library at (717) 534-2082, visit their website, or contact librarian Chris Ritter at critter@aacalibrary.org.  To contact the Simeone Foundation Library, use this online form.

Friday, October 15 – Message from Staff

We're excited to announce a new Plant Swap in partnership with Philly Plant Exchange!  You're encouraged to bring in a cutting and swap it for another to take home.  The Plant Swap is available during all open hours at Parkway Central.

1901 Vine Street, Room 202
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Open today until 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Monday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed

Upcoming Closures

  • Mon., Feb. 20 : Closed Presidents' Day
  • Fri., Apr. 7 : Closed Good Friday
  • Sun., Apr. 9 : Closed Easter
  • Mon., May. 29 : Closed Memorial Day
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Upcoming Events

Sew What?! Needle Crafts

Wed, February 8, 2023 2:00 P.M.

Sew What?! Is a clever and creative get together for crafters who do crochet, knitting, sewing, embroidery, quilting, felting, and more.  Want to share what you're making with other…

Sew What?! Needle Crafts

Thu, February 9, 2023 5:30 P.M.

Sew What?! Is a clever and creative get together for crafters who do crochet, knitting, sewing, embroidery, quilting, felting, and more.  Want to share what you're making with other…

Sew What?! Needle Crafts

Wed, February 15, 2023 2:00 P.M.

Sew What?! Is a clever and creative get together for crafters who do crochet, knitting, sewing, embroidery, quilting, felting, and more.  Want to share what you're making with other…

Sew What?! Needle Crafts

Thu, February 16, 2023 5:30 P.M.

Sew What?! Is a clever and creative get together for crafters who do crochet, knitting, sewing, embroidery, quilting, felting, and more.  Want to share what you're making with other…

The collection in the Science & Wellness Department (S&W) covers a diverse group of subjects including medical, health, and parenting materials and works on engineering, the sciences, computers, and technology. S&W also offers materials on cooking, pets, gardening, personal finance, and consumer information. The mechanically minded searching for appropriate "how-to" guides can also find assistance in this department.