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June is Audiobook Month

What's new with audiobooks

In June we celebrate Audiobook Month

You can borrow audiobooks on CD, as a playaway or as a digital download. Playaway "is the name of a solid-state prerecorded audio player introduced in 2005 by Findaway World, LLC, based in Solon, Ohio. About the size of a deck of playing cards and weighing 2 ounces, it can store up to 80 hours of audio. As of March 2010, the audiobooks are all produced in high definition audio".
New Audiobooks in the Library
Hamden Library playaway audiobook collection. We have various services from which you can obtain downloadable audiobooks
Audiobook Award Winners (Audies) 2017 [includes listening samples]
The Award for "Audiobook of the Year"
went to Hamilton: the revolution. By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter. Read by Mariska Hargitay, Lin Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter [Intro]. Contemporary Culture. 6 hrs. Unabridged. 
Check out this article: Publishers See More Good Times Ahead for AudiobooksBy Shannon Maughan. Publisher's Weekly, Jan 13, 2017 

April is National Poetry Month

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April is National Poetry Month. Looking for poetry? 

Come see our display and discover some of our best poetry books.

Here is a link to our poetry books in our online catalog, sorted by publication


New York City Poem in Your Pocket Day - April 27, 2017

New York City is hosting the annual Poem in Your Pocket Day celebration on Thursday, April 27, 2017 in honor of National Poetry Month. To join in the excitement, write your own poem or borrow one from your favorite poet; just make sure to carry a poem in your pocket to share with your friends, family, classmates, and colleagues.

Mindfulness Workshop


Mike McCabe, Director of Technical Services at Foote School and Hamden resident, will hold a free Mindfulness Workshop for adults on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 7-8 pm in the Friends Room at Miller Memorial Library on 2901 Dixwell Ave. in Hamden. Mike has been an educational technology leader in Connecticut schools for the past 17 years. In addition to technology skills, Mike has been teaching students and adults Mindfulness in order to help balance the addictive nature of technology with the more important things in life. By attending this free workshop, you will learn what mindfulness is and how it can benefit you. Mike will show you how to reduce stress and take time for what matters. He will offer helpful tips, explain simple exercises, and introduce further reading. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a Mindfulness practice session. Seating is limited. Registration is required. Register online or call 203-287-2680.