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The Library as Incubator Project is proud to announce their partnership with TLT: Teen Librarian’s Toolbox, The Real Fauxtographer , and EgmontUSA. Together, they will be hosting a Teen Read Week art contest called It Came From a Book!
The contest begins June 21st, and runs through September 30th. They will be collecting entries and announcing the winners on The Library as Incubator Project website during Teen Read Week, October 14th-20th, 2012.
Here are the basics: read any book and create a piece of art inspired by the story. Your artwork can be any type– photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, manga– whatever you choose! Submit a digital photograph of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 PM CST September 30th, 2012. Be sure to include the following information with your entry to ensure that it is eligible:
During Teen Read Week, the Library as Incubator Project will host a digital art gallery of all entries to the It Came From a Book! TRW Art Contest, and we will also collect votes on the best library-incubated artwork. The winner will be announced on the site the following week.
It’s time to get ready for summer reading 2012! This year the theme is "Dream Big - Read!" The fun kicks off on June 20th with an exciting program by magician Jim Vagias. “Dream BIG: Read” will be held in Thornton Wilder Hall at 7:00. The program is free and no registration is necessary. Come between 6 and 7 to sign up for our Summer Reading Game and get a free pencil and bookmark. You will also receive your summer reading sheet to keep track of the time you spend reading.
After you read for four hours you can put a dreamy symbol on our summer reading board and receive a sticker and a pencil.
Check our calendar of events or stop in for a schedule of all the great programs happening here this summer.
The Library has video games in a variety of formats available in our Young Adult collection! Games go out for 7 days, no renewals. Two games may be checked at a time, and you are allowed to reserve titles. Late charges are $1 a day.
Fragile Dreams. Farewell ruins of the moon
The Legend of Zelda
Mario Party 9
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Zumba fitness 2: party yourself into shape
Final fantasy XIII-2
Need for speed. The run
SmackDown vs. Raw 2011
Soul Calibur V
Zumba Fitness: Join the Party
Xbox 360 Games
Apache air assault
Arcania gothic 4
Batman, Arkham Asylum
Batman, Arkham City
The Black Eyed Peas experience
Captain America : super soldier
Forza motorsport 3
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Just dance 3
Madden NFL 12
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of two worlds
Matrix: Path of Neo.
NBA live 07
Rock band 3
Self-defense training camp
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
Congratulations to Hamden Public Library's own Nancy McNicol, winner of the 2012 Connecticut Library Association Special Achievement Award. Each year, CLA honors an individual who has implemented a significant project or initiated an innovative program which has had significant impact on the library, the community, or the library profession this year.
In the spring of 2011, Hamden Public Library’s Associate Director, Nancy McNicol initiated plans to celebrate the life and works of Hamden native, former U.S. Poet Laureate and 2011 recipient of the National Medal of Arts, Donald Hall. She partnered with various Hamden agencies, the Mayor’s Office, the Connecticut Poetry Society and a number of town residents to bring the plans to fruition. On the evening of September 16th, more than 300 friends and poetry lovers paid tribute to Mr. Hall. He rewarded his audience with reminiscences of growing up in Hamden and readings of his poems. We are all thankful for Nancy's tireless effort creating this remarkable event, and grateful to the Connectict Library Association for recognizing her outstanding acheivement!