We have updated our LIFESTYLES bookletter which lists our new book acquisitions in
the 600s: Cooking, Health, Technology, Parenting, etc. For each book entry, there is a link to our
online catalog which allows you to reserve a title and put it on hold. The LIFESTYLES bookletters
gets updated on the 7th of each month. You can subscribe via email here. You will find our 12 bookletters
under BOOKS & More on our homepage.
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.
Just in time for Mother's Day!
Check out our display "LIFE OF PIE" this month.
We put together all of our beautiful books and DVDs on pie baking.
Go ahead and make that pie for Mom!
Find out about our new cooking and baking books with our LIFESTYLES bookletter.
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Come to the library this month and check out our display on "May is Mental Health Awareness Month", or explore these 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.
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:
Please note: as of March 2014, we no longer have the Roger Williams Park Zoo Pass. It was not popular enough to renew it.
(image from Hamden Historical Society)
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.
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.
The Nigerian author Chinua Achebe died on March 21, 2013 at age 82 in Boston. His first novel and
magnum opus, Things Fall Apart (1958), is the most widely read book in modern African literature.
Publisher's Weekly recently revealed the Top Ten Bestselling Cookbooks of 2012. You can find them all in our library collection!
3. In the Kitchen with David. By David Venable.
5. Great Food Fast. By Bob Warden.
6. The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. By Deb Perelman.
Which cookbooks do some of our best known cookbook authors favor?
Mollie Katzen's favorite cookbooks are:
1. Honey from a Weed, Fasting and Feasting in Tuscany, Catalonia, the Cyclades and Apulia. By Patience Gray.
3. Mediterranean Grains and Greens. By Paula Wolfert.
Ina Garten's favorite cookbooks are:
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.
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.