All posts by Renata

Burritt Library – cool place to study!

fanimageThe Burritt library is open Monday to Saturday. See hours for details.
Looking for a quiet place to study? Try the 4th floor reading room. It is the spot designated for quiet study!

Need help with your paper? Ask at the Reference Desk on the 3rd floor!

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:

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

Ceramics exhibit

Five students from Ceramics IV class thaught by Vicente G. Garcia present their capstone project pieces. You can admire works by Lindsey Halliwell, Kelly Richnavsky, Brittany Baranoski, Paola Evangelista and Heather Allen in exhibit cases on 2nd floor of the Elihu Burritt Library till the end of December.

Lost in Translation, Found in Translations

Dr. Maria Frank, of the University of Hartford will deliver a lecture on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 6:15 – 7:45 PM in the Special Collections reading room, 2nd floor of the library. The lecture Lost in Translation, Found in Translations is organized by Student Club Central’s Italian American Organization and the Italian Resource Center.

Maria Esposito Frank will present a selection of 20th and 21st-century short poems by Umberto Saba, Eugenio Montale, Margherita Guidacci, and Maria Luisa Spaziani. Each original Italian text will be accompanied by various English translations, that will be individually discussed in order to examine obstacles and challenges of linguistic, formal and cultural nature – each translator encountered in his/her rendition of the poems.

Refreshments will be provided
For information, contact Prof. Carmela Pesca (860) 832-2882,

Jazz and Jazzman’s

Music and Coffee
at the Burritt library
Tuesday, September 25
3:15- 4:00 PM

Please come and enjoy the music performed by the CCSU Jazz Band
And enjoy a free cup of coffee at the Jazzman’s café
In case of rain we will move indoors.


Inferno Cover from 1977INFERNO : the tumultuous 1970s and 1980s in the eyes of engaged Central students.

For fifteen years – between 1970 and 1985 – students at Central Connecticut State College published an independent magazine called INFERNO. The magazine reported on many issues important to CCSC students, from tuition, living conditions, academic affairs, political activities to athletic events. It covered state and national politics, with special attention to policies related to higher education. The young editors and journalists followed political, social and cultural trends, as well as providing a forum for discussions on hot topics of the times. The Vietnam War, feminism, and environmental problems were all debated in Inferno’s articles. Inferno attracted a group of talented artists who created a series of vivid and striking covers. Through the end of September some of them will be on display on the 2nd floor at the Elihu Burritt Library. The whole set of Inferno has been digitized and is accessible in Student Publications section of our Digital Collections ( Check it out!

Face To Face Exhibit of Photographs

Face to Face, an exhibit of photographs by Czesław Czapliński, will be on display on the 2nd floor of the Burritt library until the end of September.
Czesław Czapliński, an artistic photographer, journalist and documentary filmmaker, was born in 1953 in Łódź (Poland). Since 1979 he has divided his time between homes in New York and Warsaw. He is the author and co-author of more than 30 albums and books, whose photographs and articles have been published all over the world.
Czapliński’s works are in the collections of the Library of Congress in Washington, The New York Public Library, The Museum of Art in Łódź, The National Museum in Warsaw and Wroclaw, and The National Library in Warsaw as well as in numerous private collections worldwide.
The Face to Face exhibit consists of original photographs by Czesław Czapliński, including portraits of Czesław Miłosz, Joseph Brodsky, Umberto Eco, Andy Warhol, Walter Cronkite, Wisława Szymborska, Susan Sontag, Michael Jackson and many others.
The exhibit will be on display until the end of September. It is located on the 2nd floor of the library and can be viewed during library opening hours.
For more information please contact Special Collections department at 860 832-2085 and 860 832-2086.

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.

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:
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:
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.