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National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a period from  September 15th to October 15th in the United States for recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States of America. […]

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National Book Lover’s Day! – August 9th

For readers and book lovers of the world, National Book Lover’s Day is a day for celebrating the joys, adventures, and excitement that books and reading bring! Recognized every year on August 9th, National Book […]

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112th Plant Science Day

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station(CAES) Plant Science Day is held at Lockwood Farm in Hamden on the first Wednesday of August every year, beginning in 1910.  This one-day event features reports on research, field plots, […]

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Connecticut Trails Day 2022!

Connecticut Trails Day weekend is June 4th & 5th.  Events are available for registration all over the state.  You can check for an event nearby or anywhere else in Connecticut on TrailsDay.org. The Connecticut Forest […]

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May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month is observed in the United States during the month of May, and recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. […]

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The Many Language Days of April!

April isn’t just a month where rain showers bring May flowers; it’s also a month of fun with many celebrations including National Poetry Month and National Garden Month! Growth and inspiration can be found everywhere […]

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The Origins of Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month is a celebration of the contributions women have made to the growth of our country from the very beginning to the present. From Abigail Adam’s March 31, 1776 letter to her husband […]

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February is Love Your Library Month!

It’s Love Your Library month and we are CELEBRATING! Come into any branch to get a library card (or renew your expired one) and receive a raffle ticket. We’re raffling off library bags brimming with […]

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The Origins of Black History Month

The idea for Black History Month originated in 1915 when an historian, Carter G. Woodhouse, and a minister, Jesse E. Moreland got together to develop The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. […]

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November is a special month dedicated to spreading awareness, encouraging education, and dispelling misinformation about diabetes.  November 14th is World Diabetes Day, as it commemorates Sir Frederick Banting’s birthday. Sir Banting, along with Charles Best, […]

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day

To commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we offer some resources that provide information on the indigenous peoples of Connecticut as well as the current lives of Native Americans throughout the country along with suggestions for a few local field trips! […]