Category Archives: Fun Stuff

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!

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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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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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Now on Display: Vintage Radio and Communication Exhibit

On loan from the Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut, the Burritt Library will display the tools of technologies past through the end of February on the 2nd floor.

The display shows us how communications have changed throughout the last century, and features technology from the 19th and 20th centuries.  Featured items are vintage radios, telegraphs, telephones, and televisions.

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Check out Filmakers Library Online!

The Burritt Library has just added a new subscription to Filmakers Library Online provided by Alexander Street Press.  The database provides instant access to over 900 full length titles including award winning documentaries, that cover a wide range of subjects. 

In addition to viewing films on topics such as race and gender studies, arts and literature, and political science, library users can make their own clips from films and embed them, or make their own playlists.

Filmakers Library Online can be accessed through the library website.

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Try out the new scanner on the 1st Floor!

Have you ever needed to copy an article for a paper, but had no money for copies on your Blue chip?

Ever wished you could email yourself that article, or save it to a USB drive?

Would you have liked to have a copy of the photograph or image in that article?

 

Well now you can!  The library has just acquired a Book Scan Station touch screen scanner for use on the 1st floor.  This scanner uses touch screen technology to scan books, photos, journals, etc. right to your USB drive.  You can also email the files to yourself.  You can scan files into searchable pdf, jpeg, tiff, word, or excel documents.  And save paper and money while you’re doing it!  The scanner is very simple to use, and has screen by screen directions to follow.

 

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Polish Movie Posters!

On display at the Burritt Library beginning October 5th, a collection of beautiful 20th century Polish movie posters:

Eleven beautiful 20th Century Polish Posters are on display in the 2nd floor exhibit cases facing the balcony on the 2nd floor of the library.  The posters were selected from a large donation of Polish art posters which the Polish Heritage Collection had received last year from Mr. Alexander Koproski, Stamford based businessman, philanthropist, and a  long-time supporter of Polish Studies at CCSU.

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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 free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.

Intellectual freedom—the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular—provides the foundation for Banned Books Week.  BBW stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints for all who wish to read and access them.

The books featured during Banned Books Week have been targets of attempted bannings.  Fortunately, while some books were banned or restricted, in a majority of cases the books were not banned, all thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers, and members of the community to retain the books in the library collections.  Imagine how many more books might be challenged—and possibly banned or restricted—if librarians, teachers, and booksellers across the country did not use Banned Books Week each year to teach the importance of our First Amendment rights and the power of literature, and to draw attention to the danger that exists when restraints are imposed on the availability of information in a free society.

 

For more info visit:  http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek/index.cfm or visit the display on the 2nd floor of the library!

 

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