Author Richard Radune will give a talk on his latest book, Sound Rising: Long Island Sound at the Forefront of America’s Struggle for Independence

Author Richard Radune will give a talk on his latest book, Sound Rising: Long Island Sound at the Forefront of America’s Struggle for Independence on September 20, 2018, 12:00 P.M.-12:45 P.M., at the Connecticut State Library.  The Long Island Sound is a tidal estuary of the Atlantic Ocean lying between the eastern shores of Bronx County, New York City, southern Westchester Cou...
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20th Anniversary Celebration of the Connecticut Freedom Trail Bicycle Ride and Quilt Project features two events for Connecticut Freedom Trail Month

September 22, 2018 from 8:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M., the Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Economic and Community Development, along with the Connecticut State Library, Museum of Connecticut History, Friends of Prudence Crandall Museum, and the Center for Latino Progress/BiCi Co are commemorating the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Connecticut Freedom T...
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The Connecticut State Library Receives Supplemental Grant to the Previously awarded Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program EXCITE Transformation for Libraries Project

The Connecticut State Library is proud to announce that the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a $299,950 supplemental grant to the previously awarded Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program  EXCITE Transformation for Libraries project grant, for a total award amount of $687,200.  “As centers of learning and catalysts of community change, libraries an...
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EXCITE Transforming Public Libraries cohort 2 team Announcement

Hartford, CT- The Connecticut State Library in partnership with Innovation Builders, is very EXCITED to announce the library teams selected to participate in Cohort 2 of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant project “EXCITE Transformation for Libraries”. The EXCITE Project Team received many creative application vide...
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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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