Senior Services

1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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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. 18 : Closed Presidents' Day
  • Fri., Apr. 19 : Closed Good Friday
  • Sun., Apr. 21 : Closed Easter
  • Mon., May. 27 : Closed Memorial Day
  • Thu., Jul. 4 : Closed Independence Day
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Upcoming Events

Senior Cinema – Glory

Sat, Feb 16, 2:00 P.M.

Central Senior Services joins the Free Library's Community Fair and continues in celebration of Black History with a screening of the…

Marriage Patterns of Black Women

Wed, Feb 20, 11:00 A.M.

African American women have long stood at the intersection of the gender-race cultural wars. They often feel compelled to break ranks with women,…

Gone but not forgotten: A celebration of four Grammy-award winning African American singers who left us in 2018

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

Facilitated by local DJ, producer, and music journalist John Morrison , we conclude this year’s celebration of Black History Month with a…

Ancient Wisdom & Modern Heartbreak: How Rome Helped Shape the U.S.

Thu, Apr 11, 11:00 A.M.

Explore the Roman world with distinguished professors from Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania, who will weave together the…

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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.