NFB CT Announces Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Program for August, 2016

  SAVE THE DATE BELL Academy Braille Enrichment for Literacy & Learning   The National Federation of the Blind of CT Is Ringing The BELL Again This Year! August 8 – 12, 2016 Beth Rival, State Coordinator Location: First Church Of Christ 250 Main Street, Wethersfield, Connecticut   The National Federation of the Blind of CT will once again host a week-...
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Oak Street Outside Connecticut State Library CLOSED to ALL TRAFFIC Today! Church Parking Lot on Lafayette Street. Russ Street Access to Judicial Parking Lot.

Oak Street Outside Connecticut State Library CLOSED to ALL TRAFFIC Today! Church Parking Lot on Lafayette Street. Russ Street Access to Judicial Parking Lot.  
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State Library Board Agenda – Monday, June 19, 2017 – 1:00 p.m.

STATE LIBRARY BOARD Monday, June 19, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. 231 Capitol Avenue / State Library’s Reading Room   I           CALL TO ORDER                                           II          APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approval of the minutes of the May 22, 2017 Meeting III         BOARD COMMENTS / ANNOUNCEMENTS IV         PUBLIC COMMENT V           STATE LIBRARIAN’S REPO...
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Public Library Construction Grants, 2017

The State Legislature has not yet passed a capital budget this year, but the State Library still expects to be accepting library construction grant applications this year.  Should the program receive the additional bond funding requested for this year, we will be accepting grant applications from public libraries for library expansion, new buildings, major alterations, remodeli...
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Open House Day, Saturday, June 10, 2017, at the State Library

Join us from 9:00-2:00 on Saturday, June 10th for a state-wide celebration of everything that makes Connecticut great! The Connecticut State Library will be open for visitors to see all of the wonderful exhibits on display in the Museum of Connecticut History.  Also, be sure to pick up a free frisbee at the reference desk in the Law Library.       
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Please note that due to the Zero Prostate 5K Run, that will take place on Saturday, June 10th, 2017, there will be some delays and street closures in the immediate area.

List of Street Closures and Delays 
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Due to the 23rd annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the following streets will be closed from 8 AM to 11 AM, on Saturday, June 3, 2017

The following will be closed from 8 AM to 11 AM tomorrow  I-91 Northbound AND Southbound Exit 32B, Trumbull St.  I-84 Westbound Exit 50, Main St.  
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All State Library facilities will be closed on Saturday, May 27th and Monday, May 29th for the Memorial Day Holiday.

All State Library facilities will be closed on Saturday, May 27th and Monday, May 29th for the Memorial Day Holiday.  
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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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