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PA History: Read It, See It: Cornwall Iron Furnace You’re invited to discover the fascinating history that surrounds you here in Pennsylvania! PA History: Read It, See It is a new series of virtual programs presented by the State Library of Pennsylvania in collaboration with the Pennsylvania...

The PA Humanities’ PA SHARP (Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan) grant program is offering up to $20,000 in flexible spending for either general operating and capacity building or program support.  PA organizations with a humanities-based mission and...

ALA has announced a new grant for libraries designed to spark conversations about American history and culture through an examination of the women’s suffrage movement. To qualify for this grant, the applying institution must be a library (public, tribal, school, academic, or...

WebJunction will lead the initiative Supporting Library Responses to the Opioid Crisis to develop a set of free online resources that staff at public libraries can use to determine how their library can address opioid use disorder in their local communities. WebJunction is also...

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects that bring the ideas of the humanities to life for general audiences through public programming. Applications are due August 11.  Learn more. ...

Pennsylvania Library Association recognizes libraries for PA Forward® Star achievements earned between April 1 and June 30, 2021 Mechanicsburg, PA (July 8, 2021) – The Pennsylvania Library Association just announced the 2021 second quarter PA Forward® Star Library awardees....

SciStarter, in partnership with Arizona State University, has launched the National Citizen and Community Center Network with the goal of providing resources, support, and connections to libraries across the country interested in becoming a community hub for citizen science. Sign-up...

Interested in getting the word out about your summer programs?  Libraries are encouraged to contact PA PBS! Send an email to papbsmarketing@wvia.org for more information. ...

The West End Library received a grant for a project to help with outdoor programming.  See the project in this NorthCentralPa.com article.  Director Wendy Rote explained that, due to COVID, she thought an outdoor area would help them attend to their rural community’s needs.   ...

This is the cover of the book Out in Central Pennsylvania

  Meet the authors as they discuss and read selected passages by attending a virtual author event via Zoom on Thursday August 20 from noon to 1 PM, hosted by the State Library of Pennsylvania! About the book: Out in Central Pennsylvania: The History of an LGBTQ Community,...