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The State Library will be closed on November 26th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Frontier Pennsylvania at the State Library of Pennsylvania (PDF)

Meet John Moore, author of the Frontier Pennsylvania series.  Hear the story of Richard and Catharine Bard, who were captured during an Indian raid on settlements west of present-day Gettysburg in 1758. She helped him escape, and he then spent two years in a successful effort to rescue her.
When: Wednesday, December 9, noon.
Where: State Library of Pennsylvania, Forum Building, Room 321, 607 South Drive, Harrisburg, PA


The next meeting of the State Library’s book club will be held:

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016
Time: 12 Noon to 1pm
Location: Forum Building
The book we will be discussing is Gaining Ground by Forrest Pritchard. With humor and pathos, Forrest Pritchard recounts his ambitious and often hilarious endeavors to save his family’s seventh-generation farm in the Shenandoah Valley. Through many a trial and error, he not only saves Smith Meadows from insolvency but turns it into a leading light in the sustainable, grass-fed, organic farm-to-market community.

This book is the selection of the One Book One Community Program sponsored by libraries in the central Pennsylvania region. For more information about the book, author, and other libraries participating in the program go to 
Books read for this club are available in a variety of formats at your local library. Commonwealth employees can also use EZBorrow through the State Library’s website to have it delivered right to the State Library. For more information about how to use EZBorrow call our reference desk at 717-783-5950.

No reservation needed. Contact Kathy Hale ( or 717-787-2327 for more information.


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