Third Thursday Speaker Katherine Noonan Presents: Wilfred Owen

(Hartford, CT) Katherine Noonan  read and discussed poems that were written by Wilfred Owen, a famous poet from the World War I era.  Wilfred Owen was an English poet and soldier and considered to be one of the leading poets of the First World War. His war poetry is a spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings about the human experience during the war. Through his poetry, he exp...
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State Library Board Agenda – Monday, June 19, 2017 – 1:00 p.m.

STATE LIBRARY BOARD Monday, June 19, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. 231 Capitol Avenue / State Library’s Reading Room   I           CALL TO ORDER                                           II          APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approval of the minutes of the May 22, 2017 Meeting III         BOARD COMMENTS / ANNOUNCEMENTS IV         PUBLIC COMMENT V           STATE LIBRARIAN’S REPO...
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STATE LIBRARY BOARD Monday, March 27, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. 231 Capitol Avenue / State Library’s Reading Room

  I           CALL TO ORDER II          APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approval of the minutes of the January 23, 2017 Meeting Approval of the minutes of the February 27, 2017 Special Meeting III         BOARD COMMENTS / ANNOUNCEMENTS IV         PUBLIC COMMENT V           STATE LIBRARIAN’S REPORT VI         OTHER REPORTS Connecticut Library Association (CLA) Advis...
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Third Thursday Presentation: Gilbert Hernandez Black

Former Negro League Baseball Player Gilbert Hernandez Black was the Third Thursday guest speaker at the Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Ave. Hartford, CT 06106. Mr. Black played baseball in Stamford, Connecticut at Stamford High school in 1955.  He later played for the West Palm Beach Indians, a Florida State League affiliate of the Milwaukee Braves in 1956, and also for...
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Third Thursday Presentation David Drury

In his book,  “Hartford in World War I”,  David Drury traces the extraordinary story of Hartford, Connecticut during the war.  When the United States Congress declared war in April 1917, Connecticut answered the call to arms.  As the capital, Hartford was the hub of the state’s war effort. The city hosted major rallies and recruitment drives, and leaders from Hartford directed ...
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Third Thursday Presentation: Dave Corrigan Presents the Mexican Border Campaign

Following the Mexican Revolution of 1910, various factions vied for political and military control and there were many cross-border raids into Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico.  On 9 March 1916, General Pancho Villa raided Columbus, NM, killing numerous civilians as well as U.S. soldiers stationed at Camp Furlong.  President Woodrow Wilson ordered Gen. John J. Pershing to pursu...
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Third Thursday Presentation: State Historian Walter Woodward

(Hartford, CT) In celebration of American Archives Month, Connecticut State Historian Walter Woodward lead a discussion on one of Connecticut’s most popular governors , Governor John Dempsey. Walter Woodward’s talk is based on his research at the State Library, in preparation for the centenary commemoration celebration of Governor Dempsey’s birth in Cahir, Ireland. The Cahir So...
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