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PA History: Read It, See It – Monthly on Thursdays Thursday, August 19 12PM to 1PM Cost: FREE 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 Pennsylvania...

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Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018 Time: 12:00-1:00 pm; followed by a tour of the Rare Comics on Exhibit Location: State Library of Pennsylvania, Forum Building, Green Room on the Ground Floor Did you know the State Library collects comics by Pennsylvania authors and illustrators? ...

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Celebrate Burns Day with the State Library! Rare Collections Open House and Guest Speakers from the Scottish Society of Central PA Where: State Library of Pennsylvania, Green Room and Rare Collections Rooms.  Ground Floor Forum Building, 607 South Drive, Harrisburg, PA When:...

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  Spooky Tours… We are summoning the spirits to the State Library and reanimating the spooky tours again this year. Share a frightful, delightful lunch hour with the ghosts of the State Library! Curiosities from the Rare Collections on Display Friday November 3rd from...

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State Library of Pennsylvania Lunch and Learn Series “Bacteria, Pathology, and a History of Public Health” Rare Collections Open House and Guest Speaker Nicole Welk-Joerger Where: State Library of Pennsylvania, Green Room and Rare Collections Rooms. Ground Floor Forum...

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Rare Collections Library Open House Pennsylvania Religious Communities            When: June 22, 2017, 12:00 pm – 2:00pm Where: Ground Floor, Forum Building, State Library of Pennsylvania 607 South Drive, Harrisburg 17120 You are invited to a special...

State Library of Pennsylvania Rare Collection Open House Maps! Maps! Maps! Did you know that the State Library has thousands of maps in its collections?  Among the most famous are an edition of the first printed atlas and the very first map of Harrisburg!  Rare Books Librarian...