Category Archives: Events

Warsaw Rising 1944 – lecture and exhibit

On Thursday, October 2nd, 2014, Dr. Michael Peszke will deliver a lecture entitled, The 70th Anniversary of the End of the Warsaw Rising. Dr. Peszke is a historian of the Polish Armed Forces in World War II. The lecture is sponsored by the Polish Studies Program, and will start at 7:00pm in the Burritt Library, Special Collections Room, located on the 2nd Floor. The exhibit is available for viewing on the 2nd floor of the library and consists of material related to the Uprising from the library Polish Heritage Collection.
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Central Authors Lunchtime talk series in the Bookstore!

Central Authors features librarian Nicholas Tomaiuolo

Central Authors Lunchtime talk series in the Bookstore!
Central Authors Lunchtime talk series in the Bookstore features the Library’s Nick Tomaiuolo, at 12:15, Wed., Nov. 6th – recorded for CCSU TV

The Wed., November 6, 2013 taping of  Central Authors features Burritt Library’s own Nicholas Tomaiuolo talking about his recently published book – UContent: The Information Professional’s Guide to User-Generated Content.

The CCSU BOOKSTORE, the Offices of the PROVOST and INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT, and the MEDIA CENTER  sponsor Central Authors,  CCSU’s cable television show featuring members of the Central family (faculty, staff, and alumni) talking about their books and airing on some 20 cable outlets throughout Connecticut.  (Check your local listings!)

Watch Central Authors daily on CCSU TV, channel 23, at 8:30 am, 2:30 pm, and 7:30 pm, or online at www.ccsu.edu/centralauthors/programming.htm

 Think globally; read locally!

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NOT “Frankie Satin”: A Frank Sinatra Memorabilia Exhibit

The exhibit is on display in the Elihu Burritt Library, 2nd floor

Please come and enjoy the new exhibit in celebration of The Year of Italian Culture in the US.

Items in the exhibit, which include posters, musical scores, records, photos, magazine covers, books, stamps, etc., are from the private collection of Dr. Gilbert L. Gigliotti.

“[Harry James] wanted me to call myself Frankie Satin! Can you imagine? Is that a name or is that a name? Now playing in the lounge, ladies and gentlemen, the one an’ only Frankie Satin…if I’d’ve done that, I’d be working cruise ships today. Besides one fake name in the family was enough.” – Frank Sinatra, as quoted by Pete Hamill, Why Sinatra Matters (p. 71)

(Frank’s father, Martin, had been a boxer, and bar owner, in Hoboken under the name of Marty O’Brien.)

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Lecture on Italian Culture in the United States

 

 

The Burritt Library celebrates The Year of Italian Culture in the United States

 

The Elihu Burritt Library in cooperation with The Italian Resource Center
Invites you to a lecture and an exhibit

Friday, April 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM 2nd floor of the Burritt Library
Central Connecticut State University, New Britain

What Ever Happened to Sunday Dinner and Other Stories by Edward A. Iannuccilli

Dr. Iannuccilli is the author of the bestselling book: Growing up Italian, Grandfather’s Fig Tree and Other Stories and now his second book, What Ever Happened to Sunday Dinner and Other Stories. He is a former Chairman of the Board at Rhode Island Hospital, he is a Clinical Professor Emeritus at The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. Dr. Iannuccilli is a graduate of Providence College and Albany Medical College.
The event will also feature an exhibit of rare publications related to Italian history and culture from the library’s Special Collections and from the Italian Resource Center.

The lecture is free and the public is cordially invited.

For directions to campus and parking information go to: http://www.ccsu.edu/visit

For more information please contact Special Collections at 860 832-2085 or 860 832-2086

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Stitch N’ Bitch is back for the Fall semester

Join us this Fall on the first floor of the library to knit, crochet, and craft from 1-2 p.m. on Thursdays.  We will be stitching scarves for the Red Scarf Project (see details) this fall and hope to send in lots of scarves by December.  We will provide instruction, patterns, and red yarn!  Just bring your needles or hook.

Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there!

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Book Discussion – Beyond Religion

One Book One Community event

Please join us on Thursday, June 21st 2012 at 4:00pm in the Special Collections Reading room of the library.

Graduate students in Prof. Jim Malley’s summer class from the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy will be leading a discussion of the Dalai Lama’s book, Beyond Religion: Ethics for the Whole World from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Thursday, June 21.

Students, faculty and our One Book partners are welcome to attend.

Please call Special Collections for additional information 860 832-2085.

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Exhibit recognizes Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival on its 25th Season

The Elihu Burritt library at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain is a repository of the film festival records. To celebrate the 25th season of the festival, items from the collection will be on display in the Burritt library from May 7 until June 10, 2012. The exhibit will illustrate the history of the film festival with vibrant posters, programs, flyers, advertisements, and film covers. Some of the items from the collection are already digitized and can be viewed at: http://content.library.ccsu.edu/
The Gay & Lesbian Film Festival began in Hartford as a project of the cultural organization Alternatives. It was founded in 1988 to promote, encourage and provide a forum for lesbian and gay talent. The Hartford Lesbian and Gay Film Festival evolved into the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.
In 2007, when the festival celebrated its 20th year, the name of the organization was changed to Out Film CT to reflect its primary focus on film events. This year’s festival will take place at Cinestudio, Trinity College, Hartford, CT, from June 1 until June 9, and the full program can be accessed at: www.outfilmct.org.
The exhibit can be viewed during library opening hours and an opening reception is planned for Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 6PM in the Elihu Burritt library, CCSU.
For more information about the exhibit please contact Special Collections at 860 832-2085.

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Occupy CCSU Rally, Wed. 4/4 at Noon

A rally to oppose tuition increases and the soaring costs of higher education will take place in front of the Library at noon on April 4th. The rally will be preceded by a march across campus at 11:30 The event is being sponsored by CCSU AAUP and supported by student groups and SUOAF. Follow @occupyccsu on Twitter for more information.

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Gay Pulp Fiction – Novels from the GLBTQ Archives


Valentine’s Day is coming and all forms of love are celebrated everywhere.The “shocking”, “tormented”, “strange”, “wild”, “sinful”kind of love screams from vivid covers of the early lesbian and gay pulp fiction publications now on display at the Elihu Burritt Library at CCSU. Some 150 exquisite examples of this interesting genre from the university’s GLBTQ Archival Collections will be on display through March 15th 2012.

The exhibit is located on the second floor of the library and can be viewed during the library opening hours.
For more information please contact Special Collections and Archives at 860 832-2086 and 860 832-2085

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The “Future of…” Conversation Continues Wednesday, 2/15

Future of Books in the Internet Age DiscussionPlease join us for a vibrant discussion of “The Future of Books in the Internet Age.” How will ascent of e-books and the proliferation of tablets and e-readers impact reading, scholarship and pedagogy?  Who are the winners and losers? What are the opportunities for scholars, bookstores, and libraries? These are but a few of the questions that will be considered! The discussion will take place in the Marcus White Living Room at 12:15pm. Invited guests include Jack Dougherty, Associate Professor of Educational Studies at Trinity College and co-editor of the web-book, Writing History in the Digital Age, and State Librarian Kendall Wiggin.

The program is sponsored by the Elihu Burritt Library in conjunction with the Arts & Public Policy Committee, Philosophy Department and Honors Program.

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