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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Connecticut State Library Announces Next Set of Newspaper Titles to be Digitized

 Contact: Gail Hurley(860 704-2222)Gail.Hurley@ct.gov Date: January 26, 2016 NEWS  (Hartford) The Connecticut State Library is pleased to announce that it has chosen three historically significant newspaper titles to be digitized in collaboration with the National Digital Newspaper Program.  The scanning of the new titles is made possible by an award for $250,000, the...
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New and Exciting News from the Connecticut State Library : The release of the Aspen Report

The Aspen Report is written from the perspective of an informed observer at the Connecticut Dialogue on Public Libraries.  This report explores and examines  the challenges and opportunities facing communities and their public libraries as society moves deeper into the digital era. The Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries in partnership with the Connecticut State Librar...
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Dave Corrigan, Curator of the Museum of Connecticut History will discuss the Goodwin Brothers Pottery

Immediate Release:  January 19, 2016 (Hartford) Dave Corrigan, Curator of the Museum of Connecticut History will discuss the Goodwin Brothers Pottery in West Hartford 1870-1929 on January 21, from 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm.  Corrigan’s talk is part of the State Library and Museum of Connecticut History’s Third Thursday Brownbag Lunchtime Speaker series.  This series features a v...
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