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Kanopy Video Streaming

Kanopy is an on-demand film streaming service available for free at Hamden Public Library. Hamden Library cardholders can borrow up to 6 titles per month. […]

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Crayon Story Time

Join Miss Johnea while she reads The Day the Crayons Came Home. (Note: this video is unlisted and you will need to use the link above to access it as it won’t be available on […]

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Art Goes to the Movies

Biopics portraying the lives of artists continue to grow in popularity along with films that use art as a catalyst for drama. Many are available through streaming services, including Hoopla, making them readily accessible during our confinement. […]

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Workouts at Home

Having trouble getting motivated? Missing your Zumba class? Yoga class? Strength training?  “Stay safe, Stay home” may be the order of the day (okay, months), but don’t let it keep you on the couch or […]

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Hamden Food and Health Resources

Thanks to Yale’s Dwight Hall and the Yale Interpretation Network, Hamden Wellness Resource Guide and Food Assistance Guide are now available in Hindi, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese. […]

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English As a Second Language

Use Our Online Resources to Learn English This guide will introduce you to Hamden Public Library’s online resources that are useful to adult learners of English as a Second Language (ESL) and their tutors. These […]

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Zoom Book Discussion

Join us on Zoom to discuss the novel “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Michele Richardson on Monday, May 11th at 6:30 pm. Inspired by the true and historical blue-skinned people of Kentucky […]

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The Fine Art of YouTube

Hundreds of YouTubers regularly provide samples of their artistic process to viewers. Here we single out several who, in the face of quarantine, offer livestream sessions not only to instruct but to share bits of themselves and their lives in hopes of using art to raise the spirits of their audience during these dark days. […]