April is National Poetry Month. Looking for poetry?
Come see our display and discover some of our best poetry books.
The Connecticut State Library has put together links to online databases and
Here is a link to our poetry books in our online catalog, sorted by publication
Found poems are “poems that are composed from words and phrases found in another text. A New York Times found poem, then, uses words and phrases taken from one or more Times articles, past or present — and since the paper has been publishing since 1851, choosing which Times article(s) to use is often the hardest part".
Karen Joy Fowler won the 2014 Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves.
"The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is a national prize which honors the best published works of fiction by American citizens in a calendar year. Three writers are chosen annually by the directors of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation to serve as judges for the prize, and these judges are asked to select five books (from among the more than 350 works submitted each year) as finalists for the award, making this the largest peer-juried award in the country. Both the eventual winner of the award and all finalists are invited to Washington, D.C. for the PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony and Dinner."
The 34th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony will take place at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 7 pm.
If you are a Hamden resident with a vaild Hamden Library card, you can now check out a new pass to the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, CT. The pass admits 2 adults and 2 children under 12 for free.
The museum is open year round, Tuesday through Saturday 10-5, Sunday 1-5.
Passes can be checked out at the info desk, Miller Memorial Library in Hamden.
Publisher's Weekly just revealed the "Top 20 Bestselling Cookbooks" of 2013. And you can check them all out from our library! Just click on the title and place your hold in our online catalog.
Rank 1: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays. By Ree Drummond.
Rank 2: Miss Kay's Duck Commander Kitchen. By Kay Robertson.
Rank 3: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from my Frontier. By Ree Drummond.
Rank 4: Barefoot Contessa Foolproof. By Ina Garten.
Rank 5: Wheat Belly Cookbook. By Willaim Davis.
Rank 6: The Pioneer Woman cooks: Recipes from an accidental country girl. By Ree Drummond.
Rank 7: Jerusalem. By Yotam Ottoglenghi.
Rank 8: Giada's Feel Good Food. By Giada De Laurentiis.
Rank 9: Forks Over Knives. By Del Sroufe.
Rank 10: Cooked. By Michael Pollan.
Rank 11: From Mama's Table to Mine. By Bobby Deen.
Rank 12: The Juicing Bible. By Pat Crocker.
Rank 13: The Healthy Green Drink Diet. By Jason Manheim.
Rank 14: The Chew. Edited by Peter Kaminsky and Ashley Archer.
Rank 15: Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook. By Weight Watchers.
Rank 16: Against all Grain. By Danielle Walker.
Rank 17: The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. By Deb Perelman.
Rank 18: Michael Symon's 5 in 5. By Michael Symon.
Rank 19: Plenty. By Yotam Ottolenghi.
Rank 20: The Science of Good Cooking. By America's Test Kitchen.