February, 2018

America the 'We' not the 'I' film series for Black History Month.
February 01, 2018 to February 28, 2018


The Historic Freeman Houses of Little Liberia
February 15, 2018


March

Prescribing from the Bookshelf” Louise Sweet and Connecticut’s role in the Library War Service
March 15, 2018

Noon-12:45

Mary Mohoney Ph.D. Candidate in History at the University of Connecticut, will give a talk on Prescribing from the Bookshelf” Louise Sweet and Connecticut’s role in the Library War Service. When Connecticut’s servicemen went to war in 1917 they didn’t go alone. Connecticut’s charitable organizations and libraries, supported by donations from the state’s residents, provided reading materials for soldiers and sailors throughout the war. Librarians who served on the front lines and in military hospitals believed books had important uses during the war: to educate, to entertain, and when prescribed in hospitals, to heal. This talk will offer a history of the Library War Service itself, the roles women played as librarians dispensing books, and Connecticut’s place in this history.

Location Name: Connecticut State Library
Location Address: 231 Capital Avenue, HTFD


 
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