Senior Services

1901 Vine Street
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

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Upcoming Events

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Thu, Feb 1, 11:00 A.M.

Central Senior Services kicks off its celebration of Black History with a showing of the critically acclaimed “Maya Angelou: And Still I…

Black Lives on the Front Line: A review of Blacks in the Military

Wed, Feb 7, 11:00 A.M.

Central Senior Services continues its celebration of Black History with an appreciation of African American veterans as John Hemphill leads a…

Hidden Figures

Wed, Feb 14, 11:00 A.M.

In keeping with our celebration of Black History Central Senior Services hosts a showing of “Hidden Figures” - The incredible untold…

A Look at the Harlem Renaissance: A post-slavery celebration of freedom and hope

Wed, Feb 21, 11:00 A.M.

In honor of Black History Month Central Senior Services hosts A Look at the Harlem Renaissance: A post-slavery celebration of freedom and hope.…

Old-school Motown Dance Party

Wed, Feb 28, 11:00 A.M.

Central Senior Services concludes its observance of Black History Month with an Old-school Motown Dance Party featuring music by leading African…

The Education of Regina Coyne

Wed, Mar 28, 11:00 A.M.

Regina Coyne has been a prosecuting attorney, public defender, and expert responsible for the mitigation phase of many death penalty cases. …

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Central Senior Services at the Parkway Central Library offers a variety of programs to help you thrive at any age. You can count on us to help you find reliable resources for maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. Get useful information about estate planning or filing for Medicare. Join us for one of our regular workshops to learn a new skill or reinvigorate interest in an old hobby.

We also present free public programs designed for lifelong learners. Become inspired during a seminar or take part in a lively book discussion. Find camaraderie playing bridge or learn how you can become more involved in your community through an exciting volunteer opportunity. We can even provide you with additional computer assistance so that you can email your grandchildren or use the internet to keep updated on the latest events. Of course, you can always visit us just to relax and explore our growing collection of large-print books, leisure magazines, and classic films—some things just get better with time!

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.

Senior Services in the Community

Advanced Readers: A Senior Book Club [download printable brochure]

Let the Free Library of Philadelphia's Senior Center come to you. Host monthly book club meetings at your Senior Center. Our librarians are adept at facilitating lively discussions encompassing a broad range of perspectives.

Services include:

  • Professional book talks
  • Group read aloud sessions
  • Library card registrations
  • And much more...

To host a book club at your center, or to discuss the possibilities in greater detail, call Central Senior Services at Parkway Central Library. Ask about our "Advanced Readers" program.