The 2018 Third Thursday Winter Program Schedule

January 18, 2018  Diana Ross McCain, author of the new historical novel Thy Children’s Children,  will give a talk on the Lyman's of Lyman Orchards.  Between 1741 and 1871, Lyman men and women established and nurtured a farm and homestead that are owned by descendants to this day. They also took part, often at great personal peril, in political, moral, and economic movements ...
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The State Library Board Approves Grant for High-Speed Fiber Connections to the CEN for the Gunn Memorial Public Library

(Hartford, CT) In the second year of grants, the State Library Board recently approved a $22,950.00  grant to the Gunn Memorial Public Library for high-speed fiber connections to the Connecticut Education Network (CEN).   Public libraries serve as critical gateways to information outside one’s own community.  In the Information Age, this role has become even more important. Lib...
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Connecticut State Library Announces Newest Newspaper Titles Digitized

(HARTFORD, CT) The Connecticut State Library is pleased to announce that the three historically significant newspaper titles chosen to be digitized in collaboration with the National Digital Newspaper Program have been completed and are now available online through  the Library of Congress’ newspaper site: Chronicling America http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/. The titles incl...
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Bringing Research on New England Native Communities into the 21st Century

In celebration of Connecticut Archives Month, Tobias Glaza and Paul Grant-Costa discussed the Yale Indian Papers Project at the Connecticut State Library. The Yale Indian Papers Project (http://yipp.yale.edu/) is a robust virtual collection of New England Native American primary source materials gathered, from partner institutions in the U.S. and the U.K., into a scholarly crit...
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John Barry Re-elected as Chair of CT State Library Board

HARTFORD—John N. Barry was re-elected unanimously to serve another term as Chairman of the Connecticut State Library Board on September 18th. Serving on the Board since 2005, this marks the seventh time that John Barry was nominated and supported by his fellow Board members. Mr. Barry presently serves on the Southington Town Council.  He is also a member of the Board of Directo...
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Alan Crane Discusses the History of Connecticut’s Troops in World War One

(Hartford, CT)-  Alan Crane, President of the New England Great War Living History Association, gave a Third Thursday presentation about Connecticut’s 102nd Infantry Regiment at the Connecticut State Library. Crane explored the story of the 102nd from its birth at the Yale Bowl to its baptism at Seicheprey, triumph at St. Mihel, and its ultimate return to the Nutmeg State. &nb...
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The Connecticut State Library is the recipient of a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

(Hartford, CT)-The Connecticut State Library is the recipient of an FY2017 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in the amount of $387,250 for the EXCITE Transformation for Libraries project.  “As centers of learning and catalysts of community change, libraries and museums connect people with programs, services,...
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2017 Third Thursday Fall Schedule

Fall 2017 Third Thursday Schedule   September 21, 2017 President of the New England Great War Living Museum Alan Crane will lead a discussion on the             The 102nd Infantry over There. October 19, 2017 Tobias Glaza and Paul Grant-Costa will discuss their work with the Yale Indian Papers Project to gather New England Native American primary source materials ...
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Fall 2017 WWI Digitization Days

    (Hartford, CT)- Somewhere in France in 1918, a Yankee Division soldier named Frank Rivers, a 23-year old from New Haven, took shelter in a cave after a long march. He collapsed, exhausted, onto a bunk carved into the wall of the cave. As he lay there, he noticed a newspaper sticking out of a crevasse in the wall. He contemplated whether or not he had the strengt...
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