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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...

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State Library of Pennsylvania Lunch and Learn Series “Bacteria, Pathology, and a History of Public Health” Rare Collections Open House and Guest Speaker Nicole Welk-Joerger Where: State Library of Pennsylvania, Green Room and Rare Collections Rooms. Ground Floor Forum...

progress of solar eclipse

SOLAR ECLIPSE         …at the State Library of Pennsylvania! Don’t miss the solar eclipse on August 21st! Stop by Soldiers’ Grove between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM on August 21st and watch the solar eclipse of 2017 at the State Library of Pennsylvania! If...

Who: Dr. Carolyn J. Van Newkirk Where: Room 321 Forum Building, Harrisburg When: Tuesday May 23rd, from 12-1 PM The State Library invites you to meet aviator Carolyn Van Newkirk. Ms. Van Newkirk holds a world speed record!  She is active in the Air Race Classic, a cross country...

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Rare Collections Library Open House Pennsylvania Religious Communities            When: June 22, 2017, 12:00 pm – 2:00pm Where: Ground Floor, Forum Building, State Library of Pennsylvania 607 South Drive, Harrisburg 17120 You are invited to a special...

Announcement and Schedule of Spring/Summer 2017 Classes In 2016, the State Library of Pennsylvania applied on behalf of itself and any public library willing to partner with us to become part of the MakerEd Corps. We were accepted, and will be sharing program resources and information...

2016 National Book Festival

The State Library of Pennsylvania is proud to be exhibiting again at the Pavilion of States of the National Book Festival on Saturday September 24th! Stop by and say hi if you are attending the event! For more information about the National Book Festival, visit their website at...

  This summer a number of local middle school students have been spending their Wednesday mornings in the State Library of Pennsylvania Makerspace! They have solved criminal cases, measured the trajectory of blood spatter, and assembled a skeleton (all “virtually,” of...

Cover of Book entitled Building HArrisburg

What? Meet Ken Frew, author of Building Harrisburg Where? State Library of Pennsylvania, Room 321 Forum Building 607 South Drive, Harrisburg, PA When? July 20 at 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm Written by city native and historian Ken Frew, Building Harrisburg: The Architects and Builders...

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