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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.




Jane Austen was born December 16, 1775

Jane Austen was born 238 years ago on December 16, 1775 in Steventon, England. She died on July 18, 1817 at age 41 in Winchester, England. She is one of the most widely read writers in English literature.

A news article published in November 2011 revealed that Jane Austen might have died of arsenic poisoning. Arsenic was a common ingredient in medicines of the time.

Follow our pinterest board ALL THINGS JANE AUSTEN

 Jane Austen's works in our library collection

Audio Recordings of her books on CD and tape

Movie Adaptations of her books on DVD

Books and films about Jane Austen and her works

Jane Austen Read-alikes

Newer book acquisitions of interest to fans of Jane Austen (click on cover for online catalog link)

Dinner with Mr. Darcy: Recipes Inspired by the Novels of Jane AustinThe Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small ThingsJane Austen Quilts Inspired by Her Novels   
16158557What Matters in Jane Austen?: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved
 
Connecticut Chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America
 
Online exhibition on Jane Austen compiled by the Morgan
Library in New York
 
Turquoise Jane Austen ring sells at auction
 
Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton, England
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

National Book Award Winners

The winners of the 2013 National Book Award are:

FICTION:

James McBride: The Good Lord Bird

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The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NONFICTION:

George Packer: The Unwinding: an inner history of the new America

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Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by George Packer









POETRY:

Mary Szybist: Incarnadine

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Incarnadine by Mary Szybist









YOUNG PEOPLE'S LITERATURE

Cynthia Kadohata: The Thing about Luck

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The Thing About Luck, Cynthia Kadohata

 

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