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This is a photo collage of nine portraits of African Americans.

The Bethlehem Area Public Library is thrilled to share with you the Black Bethlehem Project, a first-of-its kind historical study of the Black experience in Bethlehem, PA. This project was funded through the Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium and spearheaded by BAPL’s...

LGBT Center History Project traveling exhibit The Long Road: December 16 – January 14th! The Long Road to LGBTQ+ Equality in Pennsylvania is a traveling history exhibit that chronicles the efforts that activists have undertaken in Pennsylvania to achieve full equality for LGBTQ+...

Memory Masters Team

The second session of ILEAD USA 2016 is coming up July 11-14.  This is the technology session for the teams when they challenge themselves with technology classes and present the first view of their proposed solutions to community problems during a poster session. This is a...

ILEAD USA Pennsylvania Teams, Mentors and their Project Descriptions are listed below: ALT (Adult Basic Literacy) Team Members: Joanne Austin, Osterhout Free Library Edward Lupico, SCI Houtzdale Rick Miller, Executive Director, Osterhout Free Library Elaine Stefanko, Osterhout...

GetStoried announces that StoryCorps Wins $1 million TED Prize. StoryCorps is an oral history project which has collected and archived more than 50,000 interviews from more than 80,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American...

StoryCorps @ your library is designed to help public libraries across the country collect the stories of their communities. In partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, they are accepting applications until February 6, 2015 from public libraries...