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The AAA 12-Plus Step Program to Better Driving

Join us for “The AAA 12-Plus Step Program for Better Driving” on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 from 10 am to 11 am. This free online event is offered in cooperation with AAA Northeast. The presenter […]

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“The Guest Book” Virtual Discussion

Please join us on Zoom to discuss the novel “The Guest Book” by Sarah Blake on Monday, August 31st at 6:30 pm. According to Kirkus Review, The Guest Book is reminiscent of the novels of […]

Library Blog

Webinars for CT Businesses

LIVE WEBINAR Responsive and Responsible Bidding 8/4/20 2:00-3:30 p.m. Tanisha Baptiste, Economic Development Specialist, SBA In our continuing series on how to obtain government contracts the importance of responsive and responsible bidding will be discussed. […]

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Tracking Covid-19 Data, Racial and Social Inequities

Hamden and New Haven County are diverse communities with some dense urban populations.  In a world under incredible pressures, everyone wants to stay informed and more information is available than ever before.  Yet our social-media […]

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Crime Time Corner #2

Mystery-Crime-Thriller novels often take us to other places, but they can also transport us to other times. There are many historical crime series that are set in the very distant past that are worth a […]

Children's Blog

Teen Summer Reading

          Hey, teens! If you are entering grades 6-12 why not take part in our summer reading program? Check out our virtual newsletter to learn more about what you can do […]

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Storytime From Home


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Hamden Food Distribution

Hamden food banks and pantries are working to keep their doors open during these uncertain times and providing food to all who need it.