Celebrate National Poetry Month

Come check out the new library display with poetry by celebrated authors/poets such as Langston Hughes, Robert Frost and Maya Angelou!

Book Display, National Poetry Month

Stamford Book Display, National Poetry Month

And even more resources available to you at your fingertips, check out the Library of Congress New Pinterest Board to celebrate National Poetry Month.
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National Poetry Month Pinterest Board

100+ hours of digitized conversations about the Great Depression Unveiled

Washington University Libraries Unveils Digitized conversations about the Great Depression

The diverse range of individuals whose reflections on the 1930s are now easily accessible include a grandson of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt, celebrated authors Maya Angelou and Gore Vidal, longtime New York Times political reporter Warren Moscow, actors Karen Morley and Ossie Davis, Morton Newman, who worked on the Upton Sinclair campaign for governor in California, and many more from all walks of life. The multicultural, multiregional approach brings needed depth and color to an era that is often remembered and depicted as a monolithic event dragging the nation down for a decade, says Film & Media Archive assistant Alison Carrick, who managed the workflow of the digitization project.

Browse the Great Depression Interviews here: http://digital.wustl.edu/greatdepression/browse.html

National Hispanic Heritage Month iCONN Resources

iCONN’s datebase vendors (EBSCO, ProQuest, U.S. Hispanic Newstand) have graciously agreed to furnish free access for a limited time to some of their licensed resources revelant to National Hispanic Heritage Month. The resources are on an iCONN web page that you can access from this link

The National Hispanic Heritage Month web page will be up for your use from today, September 15, through October 15, 2013. We hope you will find the resources useful.

iConn.org is a service of the Connecticut State Library and your local library.

IConn.org – 150th anniversary of the American Civil War


To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, iCONN has prepared a web page with links to rich resources for the study of our War Between the States. We are grateful to Cengage Gale for temporary access to Sabin Americana, and to Gail Hurley for custom search links to relevant materials in reQuest and Connecticut History Online.  Here is the direct link .

Free access for a month to 2 Million eBooks (World eBook Fair)

World eBook Fair Collection
Open Access to eBooks from 7/04/09 to 8/04/09.

Created by contributions from 100+ eLibraries from around the world, here are the largest collections.

Starting July 4th 2009 is the Fourth Annual World eBook Fair. Our goal is to provide Free access for a month to 2 Million eBooks.

..100,000+from Project Gutenberg
..500,000+from The World Public Library
..1,385,000+from The Internet Archive
..250,000+from eBooks About Everything
….17,000+from IMSLP 

Browse The World eBook Collections

World Digital Library launched

Post from Peter Scott this morning about the opening of the World Digital Library.
In the About: Mission

The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.

The principal objectives of the WDL are to:

* Promote international and intercultural understanding;
* Expand the volume and variety of cultural content on the Internet;
* Provide resources for educators, scholars, and general audiences;
* Build capacity in partner institutions to narrow the digital divide within and between countries.

You can search by Place, Time, Topic, Institution and Item type.

source: Peter Scott’s Library Blog