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.
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.
Just in time for Mother's Day!
Check out our display "LIFE OF PIE" this month.
We put together all of our beautiful books and DVDs on pie baking.
Go ahead and make that pie for Mom!
Find out about our new cooking and baking books with our LIFESTYLES bookletter.
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Come to the library this month and check out our display on "May is Mental Health Awareness Month", or explore these 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.
We just added several new museum passes to our collection, due to generous funding from the Friends of the Hamden Library. If you are a Hamden resident with a valid Hamden library card, you can now check out passes to Mystic Seaport in Mystic, CT and the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island. We also added a third pass to the Peabody Museum in New Haven, and two additional Connecticut State Parks passes. For more information:
Please note: as of March 2014, we no longer have the Roger Williams Park Zoo Pass. It was not popular enough to renew it.
(image from Hamden Historical Society)
Come to Miller Library during April and check out our large glass display case in front of the main staircase. Mr. Dave Johnson, lifelong Hamden resident and retired Hamden firefighter has put together a display about the Web Shop, a large brick building constructed in 1876 which was razed in 1940 to make way for the Wilbur Cross Parkway. He used historic images from the Hamden Historical Society for his fascinating display.
Mr. Johnson will give a visual presentation titled "Hamden Firefighters: History, Evolution & Events", on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Senior Center Hall at the Miller Cultural Complex, 2901 Dixwell Ave. in Hamden, CT. Enter at the rear entrance. This lecture is sponsored by the Hamden Historical Society. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.