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Hot List of 2006 Legislation Tuesday, October 24, 2006

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It’s out! The 2006 “hot list” of Connecticut’s most popular public acts, compiled by the State Library’s Legislative Bill Room is available at http://www.cslib.org/06hotlist.htm. These are acts that either generated a lot of press coverage or were frequently asked about by CSL patrons during the 2006 legislative session. Don’t forget – we also offer a subject index to CT’s public and special acts from the 2006 session at http://www.cslib.org/indexing/psindex06/index.asp

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New Resources Added to iCONN Friday, October 13, 2006

Posted by Sharon Brettschneider in updates.
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Several new resources have been added recently to iCONN: Connecticut’s Research Engine

The Boston Globe
This important regional paper has been added to the other six newspapers available on iCONN. You may search for articles published in the Boston Globe back to 1980. Remember that iCONN also includes the Christian Science Monitor, the Hartford Courant, the Hartford Courant Historical (back to 1764), the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.

History Reference Center
For high school students, history buffs, class projects and assignments, this is the first place to look. This database provides articles from magazines, journals, reference and non-fiction books; biographies, documents and speeches; maps and photographs. It also includes film and video clips of social, political and cultural historical events of the 20th Century from 1893 to 1985.

Science Reference Center
For high school students and up this is the place to start for science projects and research needs. This database includes articles from scientific reference books, magazines, journals, biographies and images. Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, physics, technology and wildlife.

All these may be found at www.iconn.org.

Hartford Marathon closes streets on Sat., Oct. 14th Wednesday, October 11, 2006

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On Sat. Oct. 14, Elm St. and Trinity St. will be closed for the running of the Hartford Marathon. 
If you’re coming from I-91, please take I-84 West and follow directions to the State Library.

Columbus Day Holiday Closings Monday, October 2, 2006

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The State Library and the Museum of Connecticut History will be closed on Sat. Oct. 7 and Mon. Oct. 9 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. Regular hours will resume Tues. Oct. 10.