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January 2014

Historic Hamden Town Buildings Display

 

Come to Miller Memorial Library during January 2014 to see a beautiful display with replicas of historic buildings in Hamden. These replicas were completed in clay by a range of students at Hamden Collaborative Learning Center (HCLC). HCLC is Hamden's alternate secondary school and is now located at 306 Circular Ave. It is under the direction of Jon Pearce, Coordinator of Alternative Education. It services students grades 7 through 12.The Hamden slab city project was designed to align with the district's initiative to improve student's writing. In Hamden Public Schools nonfiction writing is now required in every subject.The cross curriculum project was designed to build knowledge through content rich nonfiction and informational text. Students researched a historical town building of their choice, then analyzed and wrote a summary of its history. They identified architectural details with periods of history. Students then constructed a replica of the face of their buildings.  The results created scaled graphite elevations with drafting teacher Bernie St. George and a "Slab City" of Hamden's Historical Buildings with art teacher Cathy Teulings.

Winter

 Here is a selection of intriguing books about winter and snow.

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Wintersweet: Seasonal desserts to warm the home. By Tammy Donroe Inman.

Home made  Winter. By Yvette van Boven.

Winter Cocktails: mulled ciders, hot toddies, punches, pitchers, and cocktail party snacks. By Maria del Mar Sacasa.

Winter. With Essays by Donald Hall and Clifton C. Olds. Published on the occasion of the exhibition Winter, Feb. 1 through March 16, 1986, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College.
Winter in the Alps: food by the fireside. By Manuela Darling-Gansser. This beautiful book can be requested via interlibrary loan. It is unfortunately no longer in our collection.
Impressionists in Winter: Effets de Neige. By Charles S. Moffett...

 
 
 








Winter House. By Charlotte Moss. The author, an interior designer, explains how to transform any home into a beautiful, comfortable winter space.
George Henry Durrie (1820-1963): American Winter Landscapist.
George Henry Durrie was an American painter who was born in Hartford, but then lived in New Haven. He was known as the "snowman" because he enjoyed painting winter and snow scenes.
 
The Snow Tourist: a search for the world's purest, deepest snowfall. By Charlie English.