May 11, 2017, Dr. Allison Horrocks will give a presentation on Connecticut’s History of Youth and Recreation During The Progressive Era.

  (Hartford)- On May 11, 2017, from 12:00-1:00, PM. Dr. Allison Horrocks will give a presentation on Connecticut's history of youth and recreation in the Progressive Era, at the Connecticut State Library, in the Museum of Connecticut History. Dr. Horrocks will discuss the development of recreations and parks in Connecticut during the Progressive Era. During the Progressi...
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Matt Warshauer, Steve Thornton, and John Monahan will lead a Panel Discussion on what it means to Commemorate War

(Hartford, CT) – Dr. Matthew Warshauer, Steve Thornton, and John Monahan will be part of a special Third Thursday panel discussion about how we commemorate war on April 20, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. at the Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford. Libraries, museums and archives around Connecticut (and around the country) continue to develop and offer e...
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Connecticut’s Commemoration of the U.S. Entry into World War I, Thursday, April 6, 2017

(Hartford, CT)- The State of Connecticut will mark the centennial of the U.S. entry into World War I and remember Connecticut’s contributions and experiences, at the Connecticut State Library on Thursday, April 6, 2017.  The commemoration will take place from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM in Memorial Hall at the State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06106. The public...
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Digitization Day at Cora J. Belden Library

 (Hartford, CT)- 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the United States entry into  World War One. In an effort to help preserve this significant part of our history, the Cora Belden Library will be partnering with the Connecticut State Library’s Remembering World War One project to hold a Digitization Day. During the event, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the ...
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Newly Digitized Historic Newspaper Tells about the Fight for African American Civil Rights in Connecticut, 1894-1904

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      Date: February 27, 2017    (HARTFORD)- Librarians digitizing the New Haven Daily Morning Journal and Courier (1880-1907) have come upon approximately three dozen news stories about an important African American organization called the State Sumner League of Connecticut.  Founded on August 22, 1894, the State Sumner League of Connecticut...
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Connecticut State Library Launches World War One Twitter Campaign

For Immediate Release: February 1, 2017 (Hartford, CT) On February 1, 2017, the Connecticut State Library’s Remembering World War One project launched a Twitter campaign called “Over the Top: Hartford Courant Reports the Great War”. This campaign will cover World War One day-by-day as it was reported in the Hartford Courant. Each day “Over the Top" will tweet the front page o...
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The State Library Board Approves a third round of Grants for High-Speed Fiber Connections to the Connecticut Education Network

(Hartford, CT) The State Library Board recently approved a third round of grants to public libraries for high-speed fiber connections to the Connecticut Education Network (CEN). A total of $146,950  was awarded to 6 public libraries.  Public libraries serve as critical gateways to information outside one’s own community.  In the Information Age, this role has become even more i...
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Connecticut State Library Announces Availability of Newly Digitized New Haven Daily Morning Journal and Courier 1895-1908

    (Hartford, CT) The Connecticut State Library is pleased to announce that it has digitized the New Haven Daily morning journal and courier from 1895-1907 and its successor The morning journal-courier 1907-1908.  These and other historically significant newspaper titles are being digitized in collaboration with the National Digital Newspaper Program.  The scanning of t...
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