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Labor Day Closing & Temporary Saturday Entrance Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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All State Library facilities will be closed Saturday, September 1-Monday, September 3 for the Labor Day holiday.

Due to construction work at the Connecticut State Library / Museum of Connecticut History building (231 Capitol Ave., Hartford) beginning on August 29th (lasting approximately 10 weeks) the public entrance usually available at the rear of the building will be blocked off. On Saturdays, only the front door to the building (the entrance facing Capitol Avenue) will be open.  Tuesday through Friday, an alternate entrance (facing Lafayette Street) will also be available.


2012-2013 Third Thursday at the State Library Brown Bag Lunch Series Monday, August 27, 2012

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State LibraryThe State Library is pleased to announce its 2012-13 Third Thursdays at the State  Library brown bag lunch series.  This year’s speakers will cover a wide range of Connecticut history.  Please share this information with your patrons and watch for reminders about upcoming programs. 
Third Thursdays at the
Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
12:00-12:45 PM
Memorial Hall

September 20 – Kim Silva, Coordinator of Amistad Tours for the Farmington Historical Society – A Sign of Freedom: Intertwined History of Amistad & the American School for the Deaf

October 18 – Chris Pagliuco, Historian and Educator – The Great Escape of Edward Whalley and William Goffe: Smugged Through Connecticut  
November 15 – Richard Deluca, Historian and Transportation Engineer – Connecticut’s Post Road & Iron Horses: Transportation in Connecticut from Colonial Times to the Age of Steam.

January 17 – Peter F. Burns, Jr., Professor of Political Science at Loyola University New Orleans – Shock the World: UConn Basketball in the Calhoun Era

February 21 – Cynthia Goetz – John E. Cook, Conspirator: The story of a stone-cutter’s son from Haddam, Connecticut who became a Captain in John Brown’s army and helped light the spark that ignited the Civil War

March 21 – Linford D. Fisher, Assistant Professor of History at Brown University – An Indian Great Awakening? Rethinking Native Religious Change in Early America

April 18 – Mark Jones, State Archivist – Frederic Collin Walcott: Conservation Pioneer

May 16 – Jon Purmont, Professor of History at Southern Connecticut State University – Ella Grasso: Connecticut’s Pioneering Governor

June 20 – Kevin Johnson, Connecticut State Library, portrays –William Webb, an African American Civil War Soldier from Connecticut

More information is available at www.cslib.org or by calling 860-757-6510. Funding for this series is provided by the Connecticut Heritage Foundation.

January/July 2012 CONNector Newsletter Friday, August 3, 2012

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The January/July 2012 issue of the CONNector Newsletter is now available online at:  http://www.cslib.org/connector/12connector01_07.pdf . 

This issue of the Connecticut State Library’s newsletter includes the following articles:

Not so Bold Vision by Kendall Wiggin
Connecticut Archives Month-October 2012 by Mark Jones
Edith Stoehr, the First Female Game Warden in Connecticut by Mark Jones
The LSTA 2008-2012 Five-Year Evaluation by Douglas C. Lord
Connecticut Arms the Union by Dean E. Nelson
The Somers Church Fire and the Connecticut State Library by Carol Ganz
The Teaching American History Project in Connecticut by Paul Baran
The Origins of Flag Day by Allen Ramsey
Sharon Brettschneider Retires as Director of Library Development by Kendall Wiggin