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Book Discussion Club at the State Library of Pennsylvania

Come and help the State Library celebrate February as Book Lover’s Month by joining in a book discussion. Our Discussion Club will meet on February 13, 2014, at 12 noon – 1p.m. in Room 313 Forum Building. (607 South Drive, Harrisburg) Bring your own lunch and join us to discuss our next selection:

Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

This is the book chosen for the One Book One Community program sponsored by Dauphin, York, Lancaster, Perry, Berks, and Lebanon County libraries. (www.oboc.org )

This book is a non-fiction book that tells story of the 1930's dust bowl primarily through the eyes of the those who did not flee but stayed and watched the disintegration of their homes.

The farmers of the dust bowl – located in Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle – were living "high off the hog." Crops had been doing great and land values soared. The farmers mortgaged their land to buy equipment that allowed more land to be plowed and planted. Then came the drought. It was followed by the dust. The result was no crops, no money, and foreclosures. But that wasn't the worst. The wind whipped and the resulting dust storms created havoc.

The book is available at many local libraries. State employees with a State Library card may request through EZBorrow. Instructions are on the State Library’s homepage: www.education.state.pa.us (use Google Search at top for State Library)

Anyone is invited to attend.

R.S.V.P. helpful but not necessary
Kathy Hale
State Library of PA

For additional information, please contact:

Kathy Hale | Government Documents Library/Access/Systems Supervisor
Pennsylvania Department of Education - Bureau of State Library
607 South Drive. Forum Building | Harrisburg, PA 17120-0600
Phone: 717.787.2327
kahale@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us