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New Books in the 600s

Plum: Gratifying Vegan Dishes from Seattle's Plum BistroGulp: Adventures on the Alimentary CanalThe Longevity Kitchen: Satisfying, Big-Flavor Recipes Featuring the Top 16 Age-Busting Power Foods [120 Recipes for Vitality and Optimal HealZumba: Ditch the Workout, Join the Party! the Zumba Weight Loss Program [With DVD]

We have updated our LIFESTYLES bookletter which lists our new book acquisitions in

the 600s: Cooking, Health, Technology, Parenting, etc. For each book entry, there is a link to our

online catalog which allows you to reserve a title and put it on hold. The LIFESTYLES bookletters

gets updated on the 7th of each month. You can subscribe via email here. You will find our 12 bookletters

under BOOKS & More on our homepage.

Louis Comfort Tiffany Exhibit in New Britain

The New Britain Museum of American Art has a new exhibition on: "The Brilliance of Louis Comfort Tiffany: Painter and Craftsman", May 24–Sept. 29, 2013. If you are a Hamden resident with a valid Hamden Library card, you can check out a museum pass at the info desk at Miller Library which offers free admission for four. On display are 100 paintings by Louis Comfort Tiffany, large stained glass windows, metal and glass objects, furniture and other decorative objects. Check out our display of books about Louis Comfort Tiffany, Art Nouveau, and stained glass windows. For more information about museum passes click here.

The Great Gatsby - Resources and Display

Come to the Library and check out our beautiful display on THE GREAT GATSBY.

It features a reprint of F. Scott Fitzgerald's ledger. The opened page lists the first earnings for THE GREAT GATSBY in Fitzgerald's handwriting. Displayed as well are photos, interesting quotations, a beautiful necklace... plus several books from our collection connected to this famous novel, its time period and author.

Join us for a discussion of "THE GREAT GATSBY: The Book, The Movies & More", on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 7 pm in Friends Room of Miller Memorial Library in Hamden, CT.

The Great Gatsby - Hamden Library Book Discussion Blog

Books in our collection about The Great Gatsby

Book Discussion Guide about THE GREAT GATSBY (from our NoveList Plus database)

Information about THE GREAT GATSBY (from our database BLOOM's LITERARY REFERENCE ONLINE)

Books in our collection written by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Books about the Roaring Twenties





Links and Resources for May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Come to the library this month and check out our display on "May is Mental Health Awareness Month", or explore these links:

United Way of Connecticut - Mental Health Care Links

National Institute of Mental Health

You can access our database, the HEALTH AND WELLNESS RESOURCE CENTER. From home, you need to enter your Hamden Library card number. This database offers full-text access to various reference resources, like the "The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine", and "The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health" with online updates from 2012. You can also access full-text articles from medical journals, pamphlets, newspapers, and find information on various diseases and conditions.

 Explore materials dealing with mental health in our online catalog.

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford, CT will offer a discussion on "Mental Health: Stigmas, Stereotypes and Solutions", on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 5 - 7 pm.