GOV. MALLOY KICKS OFF CT READS – the 2017 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge and honors Reading Achievements of Top-Performing Schools and Students at the Connecticut State Library  

(Hartford, CT)- May 19, 2017, Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Commissioner of Education Dianna R. Wentzell, and State Librarian Kendall Wiggin, kicked off CONNECTICUT READS - the 2017 Governor's Summer Reading Challenge at the Connecticut State Library. Students and school representatives from twenty-seven top-performing schools from the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge were recognized...
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Third Thursday: Author Laura Macaluso “New Haven in World War I”

(Hartford, CT ) Author Laura Macaluso discussed her latest book, New Haven in World War I. During World War I, New Haven, Connecticut was a hive of wartime activity. The city hummed with munition production from the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, while food conservation campaigns, canning kitchens, and book drives contributed to the war effort. Meanwhile, Walter Camp, fathe...
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Help Bring History Alive for Kids, Funding The History on the Move Project

The Connecticut State Library and the Museum of Connecticut History need your help!!    The Museum of Connecticut History is filled with plenty of cool artifacts but not every school can get their students to Hartford to see many of these treasures first hand. By helping us refurbish our old bookmobile, our Museum Curator can load it up with fascinating artifacts for dis...
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Third Thursday Presentation: Dr. Allison Horrocks

(Hartford)- On May 11, 2017, from 12:00-1:00, PM. Dr. Allison Horrocks gave 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 discussed the development of recreations and parks in Connecticut during the Progressive Era.     During the Progres...
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Third Thursday Presentation: What it Means to Commemorate War

(Hartford, CT) – Dr. Matthew Warshauer, Steve Thornton, and John Monahan were part of a special Third Thursday panel discussion about how we commemorate war. The event was held on April 20, 2017, at the Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford. Libraries, museums and archives around Connecticut (and around the country) continue to develop and offer exhibits and ...
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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 marked the centennial of the U.S. entry into World War I and remembered Connecticut’s contributions and experiences. The event was held at the Connecticut State Library on Thursday, April 6, 2017.  The commemoration took place at 11:00 AM 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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