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Lunch and Learn Programs

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:

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Let's Talk Beer! - May 2021

Book Talk with Author Phaedra Patrick - April 2021

Publisher's Bindings - April 2021

​Exploring Your Roots - A Presentation on Genealogy - March 2021

18th Century Books - January 2021

​“Out in Central Pennsylvania” – August 2020

“When Candy Goes to War” – August 2018

​“The 100th Anniversary of the 1918 Armistice” - December 2018

One Hundred Voices: Harrisburg's Historic African American Community, 1850-1920