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Membership is FREE for the Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Program. With or without membership you can access reources of interest to libraries, a natural afterschool site! A search of the site leads to many other resources, such as the  Summer Reading Teen...

The Bradford Area Public Library, in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, is having an author event, community forum and panel discussion! Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author, will be visiting the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Harriett...

Free WebJunction Webinars for You These upcoming webinars are open for registration. If you can’t attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free in the Course Catalog. From Facilities to Trauma: Disaster Planning and Community Resiliency at...

Six webinars were offered this quarter by WebJunction.  If you missed any of the events, the recordings of these sessions can be found in the WebJunction Course Catalog. Here are the titles and links to the descriptions on WebJunction: Bilingual Storytimes: Reaching Through the...

FREE Webinars from the National Network Libraries of Mediciane (NNLM) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM): A Community Effort: Responding to Substance Misuse December 6, 2:00-4:00 PM ET – Librarians are arming themselves with Naloxone and saving lives, but how else...

Free WebJunction Webinars for You These upcoming webinars are open for registration. If you can’t attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free in the Course Catalog. From Tots to Teens: STE(A)M-powered Ideas for Programming Thursday, December...

Consumer Health Coordinator Lydia Collins will present a webinar on December 13, 2017 at 2-3 pm EST.  The class, Activate, Collaborate and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community, will focus on how to conduct health outreach and share materials that can be...

Please share this PA Senate message and contest flier with the teens in your library: Sponsored by the Senate of Pennsylvania with support from the members of the Drug and Alcohol Providers organization of Pennsylvania Drug addiction had taken hold in every corner of our state,...

Register (FREE) for the third and final Library 2.017 mini-conferences of the year. “Makerspaces” will be held online on Wednesday, October 11th, from 3:00pm-6:00pm EST. You can attend the mini-conference live or you can watch the recordings at any time afterwards....

Read the Pennsylvania Humanities Council post The Power of Youth-Driven Civic Engagement by Valerie Adams-Bass, a developmental psychologist. ...