World War One Day At Connecticut State Library

(Hartford, CT)- Sergeant Raymond Queenin, a New Britain soldier with Company E, 102nd Infantry Regiment, wrote after the war “I was scared stiff, but I was afraid to show it. I saw so many killed that I lost all fear of death. My only fear was the thought of how the folks at home would receive notice of my death.” It is words like these, along with the photos, letters, documen...
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Governor Malloy Issues Blind American Equality Day Proclamation

State of Connecticut   By His Excellency Dannel P. Malloy, Governor: an Official Statement   WHEREAS, Connecticut’s citizens who are blind or visually impaired can rightfully take pride in their contributions to the rich economic and social fabric of our community, and the State encourages employers, in both the public and private sector, to recognize the capabilities...
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Due to the Hartford Marathon Road Closures, the Connecticut State Library will be closed on Saturday, October 13th, 2018

 Due to the Hartford Marathon Road Closures, the Connecticut State Library will be closed on Saturday, October 13th, 2018.    
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Third Thursday Presentation: Richard Radune Presented Sound Rising: Long Island Sound

Author Richard Radune gave a talk on his latest book, Sound Rising: Long Island Sound at the Forefront of America’s Struggle for Independence on September 20, 2018, 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 County, Connecticut to the nort...
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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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