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The State Library of Pennsylvania presents a Virtual Author Talk: Phaedra Patrick and “The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper” 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...

Glenn R. Miller

  Recruiting for Rare Collections Librarian, State Library of Pennsylvania As the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) continues to rebuild its staff following some key staff retirements, I’m pleased to share a special and unique invitation to join the State Library of...

Due to pending renovations to the Forum Building, the State Library of Pennsylvania will close on June 1, 2019 and reopen on July 1, 2019 at its temporary Capitol Campus location at the Keystone Building.  We expect to be at this location for the next two (or more) years until...

Ben Franklin and other statues

The Constitution’s Most Important Clause When: Monday, September 17, 2018  12 noon – 1pm Where: State Library of Pennsylvania Law/Government Documents Reading Room 116 Forum Building and Ground Floor, Open House of Rare Collections Did you know that September 17th...

Spiderman

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? ...

Building Harrisburg

State Library of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Authors  Lunchtime Lecture Series! What? Meet Ken Frew, author of Building Harrisburg Where? State Library of Pennsylvania, Room 321 Forum Building 607 South Drive, Harrisburg, PA When? Wednesday, May 9 at 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm Written...

bee

Learn about Bee Keeping at the State Library of Pennsylvania! Date: Wednesday, March 28          Time: 12-1pm Location: State Library Forum Building, Green Room, ground level The State Library welcomes a couple of fellow Commonwealth Employees Lee Yalcin and Eric Jeschke from...

March 28, 2016  /  2:00 p.m. Free Library of Philadelphia  /  Auditorium 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia Remarks of Glenn R. Miller, Deputy Secretary of Education and Commissioner for Libraries, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the Memorial Service for Elliot L. Shelkrot, State...

Explore the new website for the Office of Commonwealth Libraries! ...

A State Library Genealogy workshop is highlighted in this Patriot News article. ...