Category Archives: Events

Lunch & Learn!Mergent Online demos this week!

The Burritt Library invites you to join us for lunch on us while you learn about one of our great electronic resources.

Learn the ins and outs of this resource with a certified trainer  & enjoy your lunch while you’re here.  Located on the 3rd floor in the classroom.

This month’s event will feature Mergent FirstResearch, a resource that is highly valued by financial industry professionals and students alike, and provides business and employment data, as well as state and international profiles.  For more information on how to use this database see our Spotlight post!

*Please note, if you are unable to make these times, office hours are also available on the 14th and 15th in the classroom on the 3rd floor as noted in the schedule below:

Thursday April 14th

Friday April 15th

11am—12pm
Office Hours and 1-on-1 demos
10am—11:45am
Office Hours and 1-on-1 demos
12pm—1 pm
Lunch & Learn
12pm—1 pm
Lunch &  Learn
2pm—5pm
Office Hours and 1-on-1 demos
1pm—2pm
Office Hours and 1-on-1 demos

Italian American Women of Connecticut – March 5 at 1PM

Please join us in the Burritt Library on Saturday, March 5th at 1 PM for engaging conversation with:

Paul Pirrotta, author of “Hartford Mayor Ann Uccello: A Connecticut Trailblazer

and

Anthony Riccio, author of “Farms, Factories, and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut”

Elihu Burritt Library, 4th floor

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Italian Resource Center and is free and open to the public.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information contact Renata Vickrey at vickreyr@ccsu.edu or by calling 860 832-2085

Ann Uccello

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Paul Pirrotta

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Anthony V. Riccio

Italian American event

 

Trick or Treat at the Library is Back!

The Trick or Treat E-Resources Fair is back at the Burritt Library this year and better than ever!

Visit us on Tuesday October 27th from 1-4  p.m. where you can get all of your Halloween candy and treats like cider and donuts, while you learn about the e-resources that the library has to offer.  In addition, you have a chance to win great prizes, with a grand prize of a brand new KINDLE  HD 8!!!

For full details on the event including a list of all the prizes, visit http://library.ccsu.edu/wp/trick-or-treat/.
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THE TENDER TRAP – movie with a talk and a reception sponsored by the Friends of the Library

You are invited!

The Friends of Burritt Library present

A CCSU SINATRA CENTENNIAL EVENT: THE TENDER TRAP

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 7:30 PM  Torp Theatre, Davidson Hall

With a pre-film talk in the theatre at 7:00 PM

by Dr. Gilbert L. Gigliotti: “1955: Frank Sinatra’s Annus Mirabilis

A reception precedes the talk at 6:30 PM in Davidson Hall 123

Free and open to the public

The Changing Face of America: Immigration Symposium

immigration symposium poster Large 11by17Please join us on Wednesday, March 11, 1 – 3 P.M.

Following by reception 3-4 P.M. in  Special Collections,  2nd floor

Exhibit: Italian Immigrants to Connecticut and New England 

The Elihu Burritt Library presents this symposium to popularize numerous resources, primary and secondary, on the topic of immigration, in electronic and print formats. The library houses four centers/resources: the Connecticut Polish American Archives; the Italian Resource Center; the Confucius Institute; the Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Center; which provide information on additional sources and assistance for students.

The event is open to all.   

PROGRAM:

1-1:30 p.m.  Polish Immigration

  • Polish Immigrants in the US and Connecticut, presented by Prof. M. B. Biskupski
  • Polish Resources, Ewa Wolynska and Renata Vickrey

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Italian Immigration

  • Voices of Italian Immigrants presented by Nicholas Allen, Denise Zarcone, Maria Manna, Floriana Manna, Zelvan Phillips and Frank Petraccone, students from Prof. Carmela Pesca and Prof. Maria Passaro classes
  • Pascal D’Angelo, Son of Italy, presentation by Dr. Carl Antonucci, and Prof. Kenneth DiMaggio

2-2:30 p.m.  Chinese Immigration

  • Chinese Immigration, presentation by Confucius Institute and students from Prof. Yanan Ju class

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Hispanic and Latino Immigration

  • Voices of Latino Immigration, students Sarah Lindstrom and Kate Krotzer from Prof. Antonio Garcia-Lozada, Rosly Hernandez and Isaac Rodriguez from Prof. Katherine Sugg class and Mariano Cardoso from Prof. Luis Recoder-Nunez, will share their immigrant experience and research. 

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Reception

  • Food sampling from each country/region

 5:00 p.m. “Globalization in Latin America”

A lecture by Dr. Eduardo Beccera, Professor of Latin American Studies at the  University Autonoma  of Madrid, Spain

 

 

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 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!

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