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Kendall Wiggin

Exit Interview with a History Icon

Kendall Wiggin recently retired after 21 years as Connecticut’s State Librarian. In a revealing interview, State Historian Walter Woodward sat down with Ken for a discussion about his agency’s role in preserving the state’s past, the effect of the Internet on historical research and libraries, the role of Connecticut history in public education, and more. Read more >

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Can You Keep a Secret?

Norway’s “Future Library” has been designed as a time capsule to house unpublished manuscripts by popular authors from around the world. Authors, including Margaret Atwood who penned “The Handmaid’s Tale,” are writing manuscripts specifically for the Future Library vault with the intention that the books will not be published or read until the year 2114 – no peeking! Read more >

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FREE Internet at Home!

Prosser Public Library offers mobile Wi-Fi hotspots for checkout. Borrow a hotspot for up to 2 weeks to access the Internet on-the-go or in your own home, FREE from the library! Read more >

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Exploring The New York Public Library

Frederick Wiseman’s film, “EX LIBRIS – The New York Public Library,” goes behind the scenes of one of the greatest knowledge institutions in the world and reveals it as a place of welcome, cultural exchange and learning. Watch the full documentary for free… Read more >

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Llama Llama Story Time

Did you know that Anna Dewdney, the author/illustrator of the Llama Llama book series, earned her Art degree at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT?

Watch this Llama Llama story time, presented by the Library of Congress and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Read more >

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Celebrating 80 Years of Superman

The Library of Congress celebrated 80 years of Superman with an interview featuring a conversation about the history of superhero comics, the writers and artists who create comics and the legacy of the Superman character. Read more >