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Check out the FREE  UPNEXT Fest site for technology related events in Harrisburg during the week of October 13-21. Coding Classes, disruptive tech, technology meetups and job fair, TedX, networking and more.  Access a list of events. Included is the Harrisburg UnConference ...

David Lee King’s blog post, Chatbots and Libraries, offers great resources about chatbots!  One site claims you can build one for your Facebook page in ten minutes!  Consider how your library could use this! ...

The third Library 2.018 mini-conference: “Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World,” will be held online for FREE on Wednesday, October 17th, from 3:00pm-6:00pm EST.   Learn more and Register. This event is being organized in partnership with Patty Wong,...

Jamie Falo is the new director at the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library.  Access the Westmoreland TribLive article.   ...

Th Free Library of Philadelphia and Shippensburg Public Library will participate in a professional development initiative funded by an Institute of Museum and Library Services Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant.  Read more.   ...

Read about York County Libraries‘ 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. See another posting!   ...

STAR Program

Everybody’s a Star: The STAR Program of the Cumberland County Library System Partners Adults with Intellectual Disabilities with Mobility-Limited Adults Carlisle, PA: Sometimes a program isn’t just “win-win.” It’s “win-win-win-win.” A recent collaboration among the...

Guidelines and sample narratives and budgets available October 10, 2018  Draft deadline (optional) November 15, 2018 Application deadline Dialogues on the Experience of War The program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that...

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation streams videos featuring well-known actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.  This award-winning children’s literacy website is Storyline Online. The site also offers activity guides.  Click on the photo of...

Did you miss the webinar on Grantseeking?  No worries!  You can access it as a WebJunction course for FREE!  Other past webinars are also available! New Course: Grantseeking for Libraries. Funding sources for libraries is an important discussion for library staff, board members,...