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State Library Facilities Closed July 4, 5 Monday, June 30, 2008

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All State Library facilities will be closed on Friday, July 4th & Saturday, July 5th in celebration of Independence Day. Regular hours will resume on Monday, July 7th.


Merritt Parkway Exhibit Celebrates the Merritt’s 70th Birthday Tuesday, June 24, 2008

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Born of a need that resonates today, hailed for its beauty and its bridges, the “Queen of Parkways” opened 70 years ago on June 29th, 1938. Growing traffic congestion on the Post Road led to clamors for an alternate or expanded road. The Merritt was the answer to this problem, and to the unemployment woes of the Great Depression. The project also generated controversy, scandal, and a criminal case.

The State Library’s new web exhibit at http://www.cslib.org/merritt explores the history, construction, and controversy surrounding this unique Connecticut roadway. Using materials from the Library and Archives collections, the exhibit covers the story of the Merritt from planning and funding to opening and preservation. Visit www.cslib.org/merritt

New Public Policy Resources @ CSL Monday, June 23, 2008

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Against Disease; The Impact of Hygiene and Cleanliness on Health. Allison E. Aiello, et al. RA 780 .A34 2007x

Debating Immigration. Carol M. Swain, editor. JV 6483 .D423 2007

The Economics of Climate Change; The Stern Review. Nicholas Stern. HC 260 .E5 E355 2007

Lone Star Politics; Tradition and Transformation in Texas. Ken Collier, et al. JK 4816 .C65 2008

Selling War to America; From the Spanish American War to the War on Terror. Eugene Secunda and Terence P. Moran. JA 85.2 .U6 S43 2007

Database of the Week Monday, June 23, 2008

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LexisNexis Congressional is a comprehensive index and selected full-text source for Congressional publications, including hearings, reports, and documents. The database is updated daily and provides coverage of Congressional materials from 1789-present. Full text availability varies with the type of material being researched. It also features information about Congressional members, history, and current issues.  The link to “Political News” and “Hot Topics”  supplies the most current data on important and time sensitive issues that the country is dealing with.  The “Help Toolbox” aids the researcher with instructions on subjects such as “About the Legislative Process ” and “How to  Cite Electronic Publications”. 

New Legal Resources @ CSL Thursday, June 19, 2008

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How Judges Think. Richard A. Posner. K 2300 .P67 2008.

Is There A Right To Remain Silent? : Coercive Interrogation and the Fifth Amendment After 9/11. Alan M. Dershowitz. KF 9668 .D47 2008.

American Indians And The Law. N. Bruce Duthu. KF 8210 .R32 D88 2008.

Pioneering Women Lawyers. Patricia E. Salkin, Editor. KF 299 .W6 P56 2008.

We Shall Oversome: A History Of Civil Rights And The Law. JC 599 .U5 T74 2008.

New History and Genealogy Resources @ CSL Wednesday, June 11, 2008

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Benjamin Silliman; A Life in the Young Republic. Chandos Michael Brown. Q 143 .S56 B76 1989

Early Church Records of New Castle County Delaware; Volume I, 1701-1800. F. Edward Wright. F 172 .N5 W 75 2007 v. 1

House of Good Hope; A Promise for a Broken City. Michael Downs. HN 80 .H37 D68 2007

Nicholas Hutchins of Lynn and Groton Massachusetts, and His Descendants. Marvin Clayton Hutchins. CS 71 .H974 1989

Thomas Clemence of Providence, Rhode Island and His Decendants to the Year 2007. Jane Fletcher Fiske. CS 71 .C625 2007

New Public Policy Resources @ CSL Thursday, June 5, 2008

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Barry Commoner and the Science of Survival; The Remaking of American Environmentalism. Michael Egan.  GE 197 .E33 2007

Founding Faith; Providence, Politics, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in America. Steven Waldman.  BL 640 .W35 2008

Listening to Battered Women; A Survivor-Centered Approach to Advocacy, Mental Health, and Justice. Lisa A. Goodman and Deborah Epstein. HV 1444.G66 2008

Private Politics and Public Voices; Black Women’s Activism from World War I to the New Deal. Nikki Brown. E 185.86 .B6975 2006

Untangling the U.S. Deficit; Evaluating Causes, Cures and Global Imbalance. Richard A. Iley and Mervyn K. Lewis. HJ 2051 .I63 2007


Connecticut Open House Day-June 14th 2008 Tuesday, June 3, 2008

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The Museum of Connecticut History will take part in Connecticut’s Open House Day which happens this year on June 14th. Open House Day is the state’s Commission on Culture and Tourism’s one-day statewide event to celebrate Connecticut’s unique history and culture. The museum will offer several fun and informative family activities including, of course, a special Connecticut Invents! program. And best of all everything is FREE!

A number of other museums and institutions in downtown Hartford are also participating on the 14th. So make a day of it and discover what Connecticut has to offer. And when you come to the museum, don’t forget to take home your free Frisbee! (A Connecticut invention of course…..)

Below is a schedule for the days events at the Museum of Connecticut History. For more information about statewide events visit www.ctvisit.com

Free Frisbees to the first 100 Visitors!

9:00 Museum of Connecticut History opens
10:00 A visit from Jordan Freeman, an African-American Revolutionary War soldier from Connecticut.
11:00 Connecticut Invents! A special Open House Day program for all ages.
1:00 Family Scavenger Hunt. Explore Connecticut’s fascinating past during this guided hunt.
Remember all activities are free!! Please call 860-757-6693 with any questions.

— excerpted from the Museum’s CT Invents blog