Third Thursday Presentation: Dr. Kim Stoner

Planting for the Bees’ Needs – Providing Habitat for Honey Bees and Wild Bees Did you know that Connecticut has 349 species of bees – and honey bees are only one species? Bees are important to us for producing honey and wax and pollinating our crops, and they also are important to the health of our environment, pollinating our native wild plants. We get many of our ideas about...
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EXCITE Transforming Public Libraries

Hartford, CT-Connecticut State Library in partnership with Innovation Builders, “EXCITE Transformation for Libraries” grant project, culminated in a project pitch session similar to the television show “Shark Tank” where EXCITE library teams made their project pitch for seed grants to implement innovative and creative library programs. Teams from the State Library of North Caro...
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GOV. MALLOY KICKS OFF- the 2018 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge and honors Reading Achievements of Top-Performing Schools and Students in Connecticut

(Hartford, CT)- May 8, 2018, Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Commissioner of Education Dianna R. Wentzell, and Connecticut State Library Director of the Division of Library Development Dawn La Valle kicked off the 2018 Governor's Summer Reading Challenge at the Connecticut State Library. Students and school representatives from nineteen top-performing schools from the 2017 Summer Re...
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Connecticut State Librarian Kendall Wiggin Receives the 2018 CLA Achievement Award

  HARTFORD- Connecticut State Librarian Kendall Wiggin was honored for his leadership with a Special Achievement award at the 127th Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Library Association.  In making the award, it was noted that the State Library and the library community have thrived under his leadership for 19 years through prosperous and challenging times and because of his p...
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Third Thursday: Michael Shay Presented Connecticut’s Yankee Division who fought in World War I at the Battle of Seicheprey.

Judge Shay talked about the Battle of Seicheprey in which the men of the 102nd Infantry, a National Guard Regiment, composed mostly of Connecticut men, distinguished themselves in an attack by a superior German force of more than five times their number. The 100th Anniversary of that fight on April 20, 2018. 
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Commemorating the 102nd Connecticut Infantry Battle of Seicheprey, April 20, 1918

“Remembering Seicheprey and the Boys from Connecticut’s 102nd Infantry” Early in the morning of 20 April 1918, 3,000 German storm troopers attacked the town of Seicheprey, engaging soldiers of the 102nd Regiment in the first major military action undertaken by American troops in World War I. 81 Connecticut soldiers were Killed in Action as the 102nd Regiment repulsed the Germa...
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Third Thursday Presentation: “Prescribing from the Bookshelf – Louise Sweet and Connecticut’s Role in the Library War Service”

Hartford, CT – Mary Mahoney, Ph.D. Candidate in History at the University of Connecticut, gave a talk on “Prescribing from the Bookshelf - Louise Sweet and Connecticut’s Role in the Library War Service”. This program will take place on March 15, 2018, 12:00-12:45 at the Connecticut State Library.  When Connecticut’s servicemen went to war in 1917, they didn’t go alone. Connect...
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Connecticut State Library Announces 25 Historic Newspaper Titles to be Digitized

(Hartford, CT) The Connecticut State Library is pleased to announce that with a third grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 25 newspaper titles have been selected to be digitized for the Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project (CDNP), and made freely available online.  These newspapers include: New Britain Herald 1920-1930 Connecticut Western News 1871-1922 ...
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Third Thursday Presentation: Maisa Tisdale Presents the Historic Freeman Houses of Little Liberia

Maisa Tisdale, President of the Mary and Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community gave a talk on the Historic Freeman Houses of Little Liberia. Little Liberia was a community of freed blacks born in Connecticut, West Indians, Cape Verdeans, runaway enslaved persons from southern states, and remnants of Indian tribes from Connecticut and New York State. This village came ...
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