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Let’s Talk Beer! with author Alison Feeney Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12PM to 1PM (EST) Cost: free It’s no secret – Pennsylvania loves beer; the state ranks first in the nation for the number of barrels produced, and the state’s brewers, breweries, and...

Like many libraries across the nation, the Free Library of Philadelphia is undergoing a paradigm shift. Their extensive collections offer boundless discoveries, but increasingly their focus is not only on what is housed within their walls and on their servers, but how they are engaging...

April 7, 2021 Pennsylvania’s Office of Commonwealth Libraries Announces Project to Provide Broadband Internet Access to Underserved Communities Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) and the Keystone Initiative...

Find professional development opportunities in April 2021 by topic or date at WebJunction! Remember to check WebJunction Courses,  WebJunction Webinars, the PA Library Staff Academy (Niche Academy) and the Compendium for other continuing education opportunities that...

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  The 18th Century Book Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12PM to 1 PM Cost: FREE       This presentation gives an overview of the 18th-century book in America from British imports to American-printed works and the role of the printer, bookbinder, and bookseller....

POWERful Partnerships – POWER Library Spring Virtual Training Join us virtually May 10-12! This year’s theme, POWERful Partnerships, will explore a variety of ways libraries can partner with and through POWER Library resources to better serve their communities.  All...

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Join us to meet and chat with international best-selling author Phaedra Patrick as she discusses her work, “The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper.” Learn more about the book, which is the selection of the One Book One Community regional reading program chosen by libraries in...

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March 11, 2021 The William Jeanes Memorial Library and Nicholas and Athena Karabots Center for Learning in Lafayette Hill is pleased to announce their third Formalwear Giveaway for teens and middle-schoolers, running now through Sunday, March 14th. Using donated new and like-new...

The Dauphin County Library System is offering TimeSlips to residents of nursing homes.  Learn about this initiative on the library’s website. ...

Digging Up Your Roots: Finding Your Family History March 4, 2021 from noon – 1pm Join Amy and Kathy, expert librarians at the State Library of Pennsylvania with over 15 years of genealogy experience, for a free, live Zoom event. This workshop is for adults who would like to learn...