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State Library of Pennsylvania  Pennsylvania Authors Series Lunch and Learn Program Where: Room 321 Forum Building Harrisburg, PA  17120 When: Wednesday April 13th, from 12-1 PM                                                       Dr. William...

The Pennsylvania State Archives, in cooperation with the State Library of Pennsylvania, has digitized a collection of World War I posters and has made them available online. The posters helped to fan the fires of patriotism throughout the United States during the Great War. Read...

Iren Snavely

    Iren L. Snavely, Jr. Rare Books Librarian, State Library of Pennsylvania   How to Determine Book Condtion? One of the most common questions people ask-whether bibliophiles or the heirs to family treasures—is what is the condition of my book?  Adjectives such...

Iren Snavely

People living on the Pennsylvania frontier often felt isolated and fearful.  Scotch-Irish and German settlers, excluded from the best farmlands near Philadelphia, worked hard to clear lands and establish new farms and towns west of the Susquehanna.  Although some of Pennsylvania’s...

Travelers, Traders and Tomahawks

What:    Meet John Moore, author of the Frontier Pennsylvania series Where:    State Library of Pennsylvania Law Library, Forum Building, 607 South Drive, Harrisburg, PA When:    December 9th at 12:00 Hear the story of Richard and Catharine Bard, who were captured during...

Read about the scanathon held in Scranton!  A table top Scribe station, on loan from the State Library, helped in the effort. ...

Hear about Pennsylvania’s connection with the Digital Public Library (DPLA)? Reading about the wonderful historical items which can be found on “the web”? Anxious about how you can create digital objects from your unique gems which are eligible for digitization? Equipment...

Chris Papst will be at the Law Library, State Library of Pennsylvania on August 25th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.  Be part of the audience as C-SPAN BOOK TV films the event! From Papst’s website: “In late 2011, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania became the first – and only –...

Hear Ashley N. Nester on Thursday, August 6 Ashley Nichole Nester got her start in the darkroom when she was 13 years old. She remarks that she fell spontaneously in love, even though the gratification was far from instant. “Working solely in the mysterious dark to get the film...

The next presentation on Covered Bridges will be held at noon, Thursday, May 14 at the State Library, Room 321, 607 South Dr., Harrisburg. The presenter is Joyce Soroka, a former state employee who has served in Pennsylvania and other states on the board of several groups aimed...