Category Archives: Fun Stuff

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

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Stitch N’ Bitch for the Fall semester!

We will be starting up again this Fall semester and would like input from you!  What times work best for you?  Let us know by filling out the attached survey.  And thanks for helping out!Survey thumb

For those interested, until we decide on a permanent date, Stitch N’ Bitch will take place on the first floor of the library from 1:30 to 2:30 on Wednesday afternoons.

BookCrossing Comes to Burritt Library!

Bookcrossing FREE BOOKS!  What could be better than that?

Looking for something to read?  Do you have a great book that you want to pass around?  Come to the 2nd floor of the Burritt Library and check out the new Bookcrossing area.  Comfy seating and a relaxed atmosphere for browsing titles is provided, and if you find a book you’d like to read, go ahead and take it with you! And if you have a book you’d like to donate, go ahead and leave it for someone else.

Each book is tagged with a number so that you can track that books journey.  Simply go to Bookcrossing.com and enter the number to see where each book has traveled.

The Kindles are here!

The library has just obtained four Kindles to lend to students, faculty, and staff.  They should be available for checkout within the next few weeks and we couldn’t be more excited!  And we’d love to know what you want to read on them!

So please let us know in the comments any titles that you’ve been dying to read, or anything (fiction or non-fiction) that you’ve read in the last few years that would make a great addition to our Kindle Library.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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!

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