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“The Secret Lives of Girls and Women”

Through the examination of rare books, letters, hand-written diaries, and other archival materials, “The Secret Lives of Girls and Women” exposes a wide spectrum of feminine mysteries. The exhibition includes many hidden or concealed aspects of female life found within beauty secrets, secret languages created by women, literary secrets, social taboos, and more, as revealed throughout history. “The Secret Lives of Girls and Women” is scheduled for display through Sunday, Sept. 1, in the Eberly Family Special Collections Library Exhibition Room, 104 Paterno Library, on Penn State’s University Park campus.

Photo: "At night: the floor-length coat," Vogue (October 1, 1962, p. 132). The Eberly Family Special Collections, Penn State University Libraries. 


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 "The Future is Now"

Highlights current and forthcoming equipment and assistance available to support students' academic success from the libraries' Media and Technology Support Services and Adaptive Technology and Services departments. On display Mar. 11 through Sept. 16 in the Diversity Studies Room, 203 Pattee Library, University Park.


“Where Do We Go From Here: A Tradition of Resistance” Student Graphic Design Posters

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A visual arts exhibit showcasing the work of 20 Penn State graphic design students is on display Jan. 11 through Feb. 27 in Sidewater Commons, first floor Pattee Library, University Park.   


Workshops covering topics such as open access, copyright and fair use policies will be offered throughout the spring semester for students, faculty and staff.  coordinated and led by Ana Enriquez, scholarly communications outreach librarian, all workshops are free and take place either on Zoom or in Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library.  

Feb 7, 12:15 pm to Apr 2, 1:15 am

Penn State students, faculty and staff who want to test their creativity in the kitchen are invited to compete in a themed cake decorating competition in Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library. Members of the public are encouraged to assist in the voting while they enjoy cupcakes to celebrate the event.

Apr 1, 12:00 pm

This session will highlight the use of introductory geospatial processes in ArcGIS ArcMap and ArcPro software. This informational session introduces and utilizes key software terminology, along with examples of the functionality within the software. Maps and geospatial examples will be provided in an interdisciplinary manner for participants. More information is available on the Maps and Geospatial: ArcGIS Pro guide and the Maps and Geospatial: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) guide.

Apr 11, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm