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Altoona Area Public Library offers Zentangle! ...

The STAR Library Network (STAR_Net) reports that over 7,000 libraries are hosting eclipse events! Check out this map for locations. Libraries across Pennsylvania are planning events and providing special  glasses for their patrons.  Here’s a sample of what some are doing: Altoona...

You have one LAST CHANCE to apply for the… Block Parties or Wee Build program   Deadline:  August 15 The Wee Build program is good for public libraries without the open space and/or libraries that do outreach to programs and organizations. Block Parties are for public...

Laura Kuchmay

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together This fall, WebJunction will offer a FREE online training program for US public library staff to learn to confidently engage with Wikipedia. Wikipedia + Libraries is a nine-week course (September 13 – November 15) that includes six live online...

Partnership with Blue Star Families, part of NEH Standing Together initiative to deepen understanding of military service through the humanities WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 3, 2017) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced a three-year partnership with Blue...

Mary Glendening with Gerard Way (left)

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

The National Network Library of Medicine offers webinars of interest to librarians, such as Memory Cafes and Libraries: the Perfect Fit, which will be held on August 22.   Find some more! ...

Brandi Hunter-Davenport

  Brandi Hunter-Davenport,  PA Forward Project Manager PA Library Association,  In a day and age when people are not readily accepted for their differences but ridiculed or shunned for them, it is important now more than ever to continue to have safe, inclusive spaces and...

WebJunction Webinar: Effective Online Outreach June 29  3:00pm-4:00pm How did a small two-person library capture national media attention, become a focus of high-profile museum exhibits, and generate 13 million views of its online photos in just a few years? They built on a framework...