Senior Services

1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5331

Open today 9:00 a.m. – 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

  • Sat., Nov. 11 : Closed Veterans Day
  • Thu., Nov. 23 : Closed Thanksgiving Day
  • Mon., Dec. 25 : Closed Christmas Day
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Upcoming Events

Going Beyond The Headlines: What You Should Know About North Korea

Wed, Oct 25, 11:00 A.M.

We're hosting experts from the University of Pennsylvania to help you to understand three nations vital to the future of the United States. In…

Overcoming Digital Anxiety

Fri, Oct 27, 10:30 A.M.

Learn effective strategies for overcoming your digital fears and explore simple, user-friendly resources. 10:30AM - 12:00PM  Senior Center,…

Food, Character, and History Series - Part One: The Food and People of Lithuania

Wed, Nov 8, 11:00 A.M.

In this series we ask: "What do food cultures reveal about a nation?" Local experts offer their insights. In this the first of the…

Food, Character, and History Series - Part Two: The Food and People of France

Wed, Nov 29, 11:00 A.M.

In this series we ask: "What do food cultures reveal about a nation?" Local experts offer their insights. In this the second of the…

Food, Character, and History Series - Part Three: How the Potato Famine Changed Ireland Forever

Wed, Dec 6, 11:00 A.M.

In this series we ask: "What do food cultures reveal about a nation?" Local experts offer their insights. In this the third of the…

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.