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Lunch and Learn Program

The State Library of Pennsylvania offers Lunch and Learn programs on a monthly basis. These programs are free, open to the public, and held at the State Library between noon and 1 p.m. Guest speakers from across the Commonwealth and beyond travel to Harrisburg and have presented on such varied topics as local history, the process of becoming a published author, and reptile rescue!

If you missed a program or want to experience it again, take a look below – we’ve compiled video recordings from recent programs.

Have a question about the Lunch and Learn program? Interested in learning about when the next one will be held? Please contact Ellen Shenk: ellshenk@pa.gov.

“When Candy Goes to War”
This session was held August 23 and featured guest presenter Curtis Vreeland, who spoke about the morale-boosting and peacemaking power of sweets in times of conflict.

Watch a recording of the session.

“The 100th Anniversary of the 1918 Armistice”
This session was held December 12 and featured guest presenter Michael Neiburg, chair of War Studies at the United States Army War College in Carlisle, PA.

Watch a recording of the session.