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Monday, June 19
The library will be closed for Juneteenth.

June 19, 2023

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    Juneteenth Celebration

    Saturday, June 17

    Learn all about Juneteenth and its connection to Berlin! Featuring food, live music, speakers and presentations, book displays, and more.

    Wide-Awake Lantern Craft

    Saturday, June 17

    All ages are welcome! Drop in for a fun and creative Juneteenth lantern making workshop!

    Keynote Speaker Jeffrey Fletcher

    Saturday, June 17

    Learn about the lives and experiences of African Americans in Connecticut, from their earliest arrival to present day.

    Berlin Civil War Heroes Documentary

    Saturday, June 17

    Discover the story of eleven brave African-American men from Berlin who enlisted in Connecticut's 29th and 30th Colored Troop Regiment during the Civil War.

    Amistad & Beyond: Black History at the Connecticut Historical Society

    Saturday, June 17

    Take a tour of historical artifacts representing the Black experience in Connecticut!

    Underground Railroad

    Saturday, June 17

    Join musical group Nzinga's Daughters to learn about the Underground Railroad—and Berlin's unique connection!