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Louis Comfort Tiffany Exhibit in New Britain

The New Britain Museum of American Art has a new exhibition on: "The Brilliance of Louis Comfort Tiffany: Painter and Craftsman", May 24–Sept. 29, 2013. If you are a Hamden resident with a valid Hamden Library card, you can check out a museum pass at the info desk at Miller Library which offers free admission for four. On display are 100 paintings by Louis Comfort Tiffany, large stained glass windows, metal and glass objects, furniture and other decorative objects. Check out our display of books about Louis Comfort Tiffany, Art Nouveau, and stained glass windows. For more information about museum passes click here.

Links and Resources for May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Come to the library this month and check out our display on "May is Mental Health Awareness Month", or explore these links:

United Way of Connecticut - Mental Health Care Links

National Institute of Mental Health

You can access our database, the HEALTH AND WELLNESS RESOURCE CENTER. From home, you need to enter your Hamden Library card number. This database offers full-text access to various reference resources, like the "The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine", and "The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health" with online updates from 2012. You can also access full-text articles from medical journals, pamphlets, newspapers, and find information on various diseases and conditions.

 Explore materials dealing with mental health in our online catalog.

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford, CT will offer a discussion on "Mental Health: Stigmas, Stereotypes and Solutions", on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 5 - 7 pm.


New Museum Passes

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We just added several new museum passes to our collection, due to generous funding from the Friends of the Hamden Library. If you are a Hamden resident with a valid Hamden library card, you can now check out passes to Mystic Seaport in Mystic, CT and the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island. We also added a third pass to the Peabody Museum in New Haven, and two additional Connecticut State Parks passes. For more information: 

Hamden Library Museum Pass List and Circulation Policy

Friends of the Hamden Library

Please note: as of March 2014, we no longer have the Roger Williams Park Zoo Pass. It was not popular enough to renew it. 

Hamden History Display

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Come to Miller Library during April and check out our large glass display case in front of the main staircase. Mr. Dave Johnson, lifelong Hamden resident and retired Hamden firefighter has put  together a display about the Web Shop, a large brick building constructed in 1876 which was razed in 1940 to make way for the Wilbur Cross Parkway. He used historic images from the Hamden Historical Society for his fascinating display.

Mr. Johnson will give a visual presentation titled "Hamden Firefighters: History, Evolution & Events", on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Senior Center Hall at the Miller Cultural Complex, 2901 Dixwell Ave. in Hamden, CT. Enter at the rear entrance. This lecture is sponsored by the Hamden Historical Society. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

 

 

Links and Resources for April is National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month. This page includes free access to EBSCO's Poetry & Short Story Reference Center for the month of April 2013.

The page also includes a link to free resources from Gale related to National Poetry Month, and a link to iCONN's own "Other Useful Sites - Poetry" page.

Check out our poetry books display when you visit the library this month.

Winning Poems from New York Public Library's National Poetry Contest on Twitter

Visit our blog on renowned poet and Hamden native Donald Hall.

 

 

Bestselling and Best Loved Cookbooks

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Publisher's Weekly recently revealed the Top Ten Bestselling Cookbooks of 2012. You can find them all in our library collection!

1. Barefoot Contessa Foolproof. By Ina Garten.

2. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from my Frontier. By Ree Drummond.

3. In the Kitchen with David. By David Venable.

4. Eat More of What you Love. By Marlene Koch.

5. Great Food Fast. By Bob Warden.

6. The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. By Deb Perelman.

7. The Chew: Food. Life. Fun. By Peter Kaminsky.

8. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl. By Ree Drummond.

9. Weeknights with Giada. By Giada de Laurentiis.

10. Hungry Girl to the Max. By Lisa Lillien.

Which cookbooks do some of our best known cookbook authors favor?

Mollie Katzen's favorite cookbooks are:

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1. Honey from a Weed, Fasting and Feasting in Tuscany, Catalonia, the Cyclades and Apulia.  By Patience Gray.

2. The Vegetarian Epicure. By Anna Thomas.

3. Mediterranean Grains and Greens. By Paula Wolfert.

Ina Garten's favorite cookbooks are:

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1. Summer on a Plate. By Anna Pump.

2. Nantucket Open House Cookbook. By Sarah Leah Chase.

3. Cold Weather Cooking. By Sarah Leah Chase.

4. Tate's Bake Shop Cookbook. By Kathleen King.

5. Baking for Friends. By Kathleen King.

6. Plenty. By Yotam Ottolenghi.

7. Jerusalem. By Yotam Ottolenghi.

Find out about new cookbooks in our collection via our LIFESTYLES bookletter. You can subscribe via e-mail here.

To locate books outside of our collection, go to the statewide catalog. You can request books via interlibrary loan

and the statewide catalog (iconn.org), if you are a Hamden resident.

 

 

March is Women's History Month

In celebration of Women's History Month, iCONN has assembled a web page with links to free resources from database vendors EBSCO, Cengage Gale, and ProQuest, as well as resources available on the open Web.
iCONN is part of the Connecticut Education Network. It provides all students, faculty and residents with online access to essential library and information resources. It is administered by the Connecticut State Library in conjunction with local libraries in Connecticut. Through iCONN, a core level of information resources including secured access to licensed databases is available to every citizen in Connecticut. You can also visit the CONNECTICUT WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME.
When you come visit the library this month, make sure to check out our display with books on Women's History in front of the main staircase. 

 

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