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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Third Thursday Presentation David Drury

In his book,  “Hartford in World War I”,  David Drury traces the extraordinary story of Hartford, Connecticut during the war.  When the United States Congress declared war in April 1917, Connecticut answered the call to arms.  As the capital, Hartford was the hub of the state’s war effort. The city hosted major rallies and recruitment drives, and leaders from Hartford directed ...
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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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History Unfolded Crowdsourced Research Project Thursday, January 26, 2017

Crowdsourcing History as a State! On January 26, 2017, (the day before the United Nations Holocaust Remembrance Day) citizen historians like you can register to join “Team Connecticut” as we explore Holocaust history as both an American and local story, learn how to use primary sources in historical research, and challenge assumptions about American knowledge of, and responses...
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“Remembering World War One” Project at Connecticut State Library Receives NEH Common Heritage Grant

(Hartford, CT) Connecticut State Library is pleased to announce its receipt of an $11,328 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Common Heritage Grant, to support the “Remembering World War One: Sharing History/Preserving Memories” project. This grant will support statewide programming and digitization events throughout the year focused on the First World War. "Individual...
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The State Library Board Approves a Second Round of Grants for High Speed Fiber Connections to the Connecticut Education Network  

   (Hartford, CT) The State Library Board recently approved a second round of grants to public libraries for high-speed fiber connections to the Connecticut Education Network (CEN). A total of $533,760 was awarded to 23 public libraries.  Public libraries serve as critical gateways to information outside one’s own community, and in the Information Age this role has become...
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Third Thursday Presentation: Dave Corrigan Presents the Mexican Border Campaign

Following the Mexican Revolution of 1910, various factions vied for political and military control and there were many cross-border raids into Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico.  On 9 March 1916, General Pancho Villa raided Columbus, NM, killing numerous civilians as well as U.S. soldiers stationed at Camp Furlong.  President Woodrow Wilson ordered Gen. John J. Pershing to pursu...
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Third Thursday Presentation: State Historian Walter Woodward

(Hartford, CT) In celebration of American Archives Month, Connecticut State Historian Walter Woodward lead a discussion on one of Connecticut’s most popular governors , Governor John Dempsey. Walter Woodward’s talk is based on his research at the State Library, in preparation for the centenary commemoration celebration of Governor Dempsey’s birth in Cahir, Ireland. The Cahir So...
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