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PA Forward at Penn State Harrisburg Library

Information about PA Forward Events and Literacy Topics at Penn State Harrisburg Library

PA Forward Events at Penn State Harrisburg Library

All Fall 2020 Events will take place via Zoom. Please use the link for each event to register for the session. Your access link will be sent approximately 24 hours in advance of the session.

 A new round of book clubs will begin in Spring 2021.

Title: Penn State Harrisburg Reads Everything I Never Told You book club (Basic Literacy)

Description: Join your classmates and other members of our campus community for a 4-week series of discussions. Book Clubs will meet weekly to discuss three chapters of Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, this year's selection. All groups will meet virtually, either via Zoom or through an asynchronous group in Microsoft Teams. The registration form provides options for you to pick when would be best for you to meet. All students living in on-campus housing received a book in their room upon move in. Students living off campus can request a copy of the book to be mailed to them in the registration form. 

Register here: Registration is currently closed. Please check back when Spring registration is announced. 

September 10, 2020 at 11:30 am

Title: So You Want to Learn More About COVID-19... (Health Literacy Event)

Description: In March 2020 our academic lives were thrown into disarray as the United States began to feel the effects of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Since then, we have received conflicting information such as: who is the most susceptible to the virus and the efficacy of mask-wearing in public spaces. Join the STEM Librarian, Andrea Pritt, to explore the recent COVID-19 research, critically think about the nature of the scientific process during pandemics, and how all of this might effect you, your family, and your community. Attendees will have the opportunity to locate the evidence-based research behind a lot of the popular information surrounding COVID-19.

Presenter: Andrea Pritt, STEM Librarian 

View the recorded event

September 29, 2020 at 11:30 am

Title: Voting Check-Up (Civic and Social Literacy Event)

Description: Are you planning to vote for the first time, or just aren't sure about all that voting requires, including how to research your candidate? Join Public Affairs Liaison Librarian Emily Reed of Harrisburg Library to learn:

  • How to register to vote
  • Different methods of voting (absentee ballot, mail-in ballot, and polling places)
  • How to find reliable resources to learn about candidates and issues
  • About their rights as voters

There will be also be a time for questions. 

Presenter: Emily Reed, Public Affairs Librarian

View the recorded session and get more information on the 2020 Election Guide.

December 8, 2020 5-7 pm

Title: Research Party (Information Literacy Event)

Description: Join the Penn State Harrisburg Librarians for a Research Party on Zoom. The Research Party is a great opportunity to drop in and get last-minute research help for any course with a research assignment as part of your final grade. Come at anytime during the party and stay for as long as you need. Librarians will use Breakout Rooms to help students individually. See you there!

Zoom link:

December 7-11, 2020 (various times)

Title: Write, Research, and Revise (Information Literacy Event)

Appointments offered December 7-11, book your appointment via Starfish. Appointments will be available later this semester. Please look for our announcement. 

Description: Finish your final ENGL 015 assignment strong! Book an appointment during Write, Research, and Revise, a special opportunity for a 30-minute session with a writing tutor and a librarian at the same time. They'll help you improve your writing and research, so you can make a plan to submit the best possible final paper. Book your appointment in advance through the Learning Center scheduler in advance, as appointments are limited.

Check back for more events in Spring 2021!