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Saturday - 10am - 3pm
The Reading Public Library will generate a library for the future by meeting the informational, educational, and recreational needs of library consumers today.
The year was 1763, and the original Thirteen Colonies were a hotbed of unrest between the colonists and the indigenous peoples of North America. On February 10 of that year, the Treaty of Paris ended the seven-year-long French and Indian War. Pennsylvania became involved in Native American conflicts in August as Pontiac’s War broke out between a union of tribes against settlers in Fort Pitts and Fort Presque Isle, both located in the far western provinces of the Commonwealth.
In the same year, Thomas Penn served as Pennsylvania’s colonial proprietor (a role similar to governor), and Benjamin Franklin was on the verge of being elected Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (an office he would hold officially the following year). As these historical events took place, a group of men met in a tavern to plan the establishment of the first English-language library in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Thursday, Oct 28, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 at 9:45 a.m. Eastern Time
Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time
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