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Banned Books Week 2011!

Celebrate Banned Books Week! Read Your Favorite Banned Book!

From September 24th til October 1st

According to the American Library Association:

Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of [...]

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“Human Solidarity, Polish Solidarność”

“Human Solidarity, Polish Solidarność” an exhibit sponsored by the Polish Studies Program will be on display in the Elihu Burritt Library, during the month of June. The exhibit, which was created in 2010 to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the Polish “Solidarity” movement, was a joint Polish and American project carried out under the auspices [...]

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Marie Curie Exhibit will run until May 16th

If you haven’t yet had a chance to check out the Marie Curie exhibit on the 2nd floor of the library, there is still time. The exhibit will run until May 16th and commemorates the 100th anniversary of Maria Skłodowska-Curie’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry and the 90th anniversary of her first U.S. visit. The exhibit [...]

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Exhibit and Lecture: 100th Anniversary of Maria Skłodowska-Curie’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry

100th Anniversary of Maria Skłodowska-Curie’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of Maria Skłodowska-Curie’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry and the 90th anniversary of her first U.S. visit. Marie Curie’s legacy is immense. She broke scientific barriers and become brilliant female scientist. She was the 1st female professor at Sorbonne, 1st female Nobel [...]

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Civil War Commemorative Exhibit

The American Civil War “THAT THE GENERATIONS TO COME MIGHT KNOW THEM” 1861-1865 is an exhibit commemorating the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War and Connecticut’s participation. It will be on display until the end of May and can be viewed during library hours. Materials in the exhibit come from the Connecticut [...]

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UMC at the Burritt Library! April 1st-7th

Night at the Museum, a result of the University-Museum-Community-Collaborative will take place at the New Britain Museum of American Art on Thursday, March 31, 3-8PM. Subject of this year event: “Water is the driving force of all nature” Between April 1-7 selected students’ work such as posters, photographs, paintings, 3D objects, essays and poems, will [...]

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A Spring Arrival

The latest issue of the library newsletter is available! Get up-to-date on the library renovation, new exhibits, and upcoming events. It also includes features on student research habits, the Google Art Project, and challenges faced by mature students returning to school. We hope you enjoy the new issue. A PDF version is also available.

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Endangered Languages Exhibit and Lecture

Half of the 6,000 languages spoken in the world are endangered. Celebrating International Mother Language Day, this exhibition will feature books on endangered languages in the CCSU Elihu Burritt Library from February 22 to March 7. A world map provides the locations of these languages and the degree of endangerment. This exhibition is sponsored [...]

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Please join us for the Elihu Burritt Birthday Party!

The Burritt Bicentennial event will take place in Special Collections at the library at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 8, 2010.

Sherrod Emerson Skinner III, the great-great-great grand nephew of Elihu Burritt will deliver keynote remarks.

December 8, 2010 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Elihu Burritt, New Britain’s most famous citizen. Burritt [...]

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Burritt Celebration Continues Nov. 16

Come join us for a lecture on Elihu Burritt’s role in the anti-slavery movement by Prof. Robert Wolff. The event will be held in the Special Collections Reading Room at noon on 11/16. Dr. Gilbert Gigliotti will read from Taylor Graham’s book, Walking with Elihu: poems on Elihu Burritt, The Learned Blacksmith, following the lecture.

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