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Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Learn more: HispanicHeritageMonth.gov Origins & Facts from the History Channel Key facts about U.S. Latinos Celebrate: 8 Ways […]

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20th Anniversary of 9/11

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001. Locally and around the nation, this devastating event is being commemorated. We remember those who we lost and honor the brave first-responders who risked their own lives to save others. September 11 is also designating  as a National Day of Service […]

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Summertime Fun for Everyone!

You don’t have to go far to enjoy summer in Connecticut! Here are a few suggestions to help keep the fun going all season long: Fourth of July Fireworks and Festivities in Connecticut for Kids and Families Connecticut Summer at the Museum – Free Admission for Kids It’s time to explore! From July 1 to […]

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Celebrate Juneteenth!

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. Learn More […]

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Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month (LGBTQ) is celebrated in June to commemorate the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan, New York City. This event marks the beginning of the movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against LGBTQ+ Americans. Pride Month is also a way to acknowledge the influence and […]

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Gardening Tips – 2021

New to gardening? Looking to spruce up your backyard? With the weather (finally!) starting to warm up, gardening is a great way to get outside and enjoy that home you’ve been staying in 🙂 It’s also a good way to discover the many health benefits gardening can bring! Whether it’s vegetable plants, herbs, flowers or […]

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Earth Day 2021- Restore Our Earth

The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard. —Gaylord Nelson (1916-2005), former governor of Wisconsin, founder of Earth Day Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. […]

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Celebrate Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month! Celebrated women and honored their accomplishments by learning more about the women who have made a difference in the world.   Learn about the achievements of women in our own state at the CT Women’s Hall of Fame   And it’s an international celebration too! Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness […]

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Black History

February may almost be over, but we wanted to highlight a few books for Black History month that you may have missed. Interested in reading one? Click on the title to go to the library catalog and place a hold. A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry               […]

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