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The Bradford Area Public Library, in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, is having an author event, community forum and panel discussion! Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author, will be visiting the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Harriett...

The Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library will hold the MontCo Comic Fest 2018 on April 7 beginning at 10:00am.  The MontCo Comic Fest is a family event which is organized in partnership with local schools and community college.  Various educational and fun activities are...

Longwood Gardens organizes an annual Community Read program with regional library systems in Pennsylvania and Delaware, cultural institutions, conservation organizations and gardens.  This year the  community reading event is on the topic of women in science and horticulture....

Erie County Launches Idea Lab In October 2017, I was very happy to attend the grand opening of the Erie County Public Library’s Idea Lab at the Blasco Library.  Begun under the leadership of former library director Mary Rennie and completed by her successor, Erin Wincek, the...

Meghan Lynch

  Meghan Lynch Business Outreach Librarian Chester County Library On November 15, 2017 The Chester County Library Economic Development hosted 44 attendees from 16 community organizations and representatives from libraries throughout Chester County at a workforce development...

WebJunction Content: Civil Legal Aid Program at the Cleveland Public Library Meets Local Needs The Cleveland Public Library and The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland had been working in partnership for years, offering several legal aid workshops on general topics that were open to...

Stephanie Williams

Submitted by: Stephanie D. Williams, District Consultant, Lebanon County On August 28, District Consultants within the Capital Region, led by the Capital Area District Consultant, Brianna Crum, hosted the Multi-District Staff Workshop at the PA News Media Association facility in...

DC Public Library announces a subgrant application opportunity for public libraries to join the Memory Lab Network project. (DCPL), in partnership with the Public Library Association (PLA), is distributing the Memory Lab model to seven public libraries across the nation with funding...

Register (FREE) for the third and final Library 2.017 mini-conferences of the year. “Makerspaces” will be held online on Wednesday, October 11th, from 3:00pm-6:00pm EST. You can attend the mini-conference live or you can watch the recordings at any time afterwards....

Beyond Books: Public Libraries Address the Social Determinants of Health – Breezing Along with the RML from NNLM MCR September 20, 2017 9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET Login information Join Anna Morgan from the Healthy Library Initiative as she discusses public libraries,...