Looking Back Looking Forward: Connecticut’s Role in the Great War project awarded grant to support planning activities for the centennial commemoration of Connecticut’s involvement in World War One

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2016  Hartford, Conn.- A $ 9,700 grant to the “Looking Back Looking Forward: Connecticut’s Role in the Great War" project” awarded by CT Humanities to the Connecticut Heritage Foundation will bring to life the story of Connecticut’s role in World War One. The grant will support the planning activities for the centennial commem...
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NFB CT Announces Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Program for August, 2016

 SAVE THE DATEBELL AcademyBraille Enrichment for Literacy & Learning The National Federation of the Blind of CTIs Ringing The BELL Again This Year!August 8 – 12, 2016Beth Rival, State CoordinatorLocation:First Church Of Christ250 Main Street, Wethersfield, Connecticut The National Federation of the Blind of CT will once again host a week-long Braille Enrichment fo...
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The Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Center at UMass Amherst Library Whitney Battle-Baptiste, will lead a Discussion on W.E.B. Du Bois’s Connection to Hartford Connecticut

Immediate Release:  February 3, 2016   Contact: Robert Kinney                   (860) 757-6668                  Robert.Kinney@ct.gov  The Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Center at UMass Amherst Library Whitney Battle-Baptiste, will lead a Discussion on W.E.B. Du Bois’s Connection to Hartford Connecticut                                                            (Hartford) W...
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Recommendations of the State Librarian Concerning the Digitization of Military Records

 Special Act No. 15-3, AN ACT CONCERNING THE DIGITIZATION OF MILITARY RECORDS, required the State Librarian, in consultation with the Adjutant General, to determine the feasibility of establishing a searchable electronic database for the purpose of providing public access to historic Connecticut military records. These records have significant value to veterans, their fami...
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Bond Commission Approves $272,398 for Two Public Library Improvement Projects

Immediate Release:  January 29, 2016 Contact: Robert Kinney                 (860) 757-6668               Robert.Kinney@ct.gov  (Hartford) The State Bond Commission today approved $272,398 for two public library projects that had been recommended by the State Library Board.  West Haven Public Library - Ora Mason Branch – Accessibility and Remodeling, $203,898The Village Imp...
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Internet Research Study Seeking Blind and Low Vision Participants

The Connecticut Connection - Hartford Research company is seeking 2 blind and 2 low vision individuals who frequently use a laptop or desktop computer to access the internet to participate in a 90 minute study.  They will be evaluating an insurance company's website.  To qualify for participation in this study, the individuals should receive their insurance from their employer/...
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Third Thursday: Dave Corrigan

Dave Corrigan, Curator of the Museum of Connecticut History presented an insight into the Goodwin Brothers Pottery in West Hartford 1870-1929.The southeastern part of West Hartford sits atop a huge clay deposit. From the 18th through the 20th centuries, enterprising residents turned clay into a wide variety of products—including utilitarian red ware pieces, art pottery and bric...
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