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Autumn

 

Autumn officially starts September 22. In celebration of the fall season, we have put together a display of beautiful books and seasonal poetry!
 
The following books feature beautiful fall imagery: Autumn in Piemonte: food and travels in Italy's Northwest by Manuela Darling-Gansser,  New England Icons and Inspirations by Tommy Hilfiger, Fallingwater, a Frank Lloyd Wright Country House by Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., Irish Country by Nicholas Mosse, The Private World of Tasha Tudor with photography by Richard Brown, Flavor of New England with food photography by Neil Sutherland and Peter Barry, A Passion for Flowers by Carolyne Roehm, Living with the Seasons by Bonnie Trust Dahan, The Sense of Wonder by Rachel Carson, At Home with Carolyne Roehm, and America Wide panographs by Ken Duncan.
 
William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) has called autumn the "year's last loveliest smile." The lithograph on the left titled "Autumn" is by Currier & Ives from 1871.

Summer Reading Raffle Winner!

Summer Reading Raffle Winner

Matthew Fleishman, age 6, incoming 1st grader at Spring Glen School shows off his prizes from the Hamden Public Library Summer Reading Program Raffle held recently. Nearly 400 children participated in the Summer Reading Program “Dream Big – Read” at Miller Memorial Central Library, Brundage Community Branch Library and Whitneyville Branch Library during June, July and August. 

 

Cool Libraries

Check out images of cool libraries which we brought together on our pinterest board COOL LIBRARIES.

One of the libraries featured on our pinterest board is the new Stuttgart Public Library in Southern Germany.

How does this innovative city (known as the "cradle of the automobile") envision a public library in the 21st century? Korean architect Eun Young Yi was chosen to deliver a stunning, yet refreshingly simple design! No doubt, Steve Jobs would have approved of it! Books and people are the focus throughout, delivering a multitude of colors in a mostly white interior, similiar to the design of the new central Amsterdam Public Library which is the largest public library in Europe. In the Stuttgart Public Library there is a Café with a very appealing and smartly chosen name. It is called Café LesBar which means Reading Bar, but "lesbar" in German means also readable! Coincidentally, we recently added the book "Brilliant: White in Design" by Linda O'Keeffe to our collection.

You might also be interested in my blog entry DESIGN WITH BOOKS, or our pinterest board Living with Books, or Jessica's pinterest board BOOK ART.

 

 

Summer Reading: The Finale Show

Robert Rivest

Don’t forget to come to our big finale show for summer reading tomorrow night at 7:00 pm!  We will be hosting talented comic performer Robert Rivest for “DreamBig!” A quick moving fun-filled program that brings Robert's childhood dreams to life! One moment he's a superhero, then an explorer, a dragon slayer, a doctor, a stuntman, a firefighter . . . its one hilarious situation after another! Robert shares his "dream come true" of being a professional performer and encourages audiences to read, "Work smart" and make their own dreams come true!

Since 1990 Robert has given over 5,000 presentations in 11 countries and across the United States.  His mission is to uplift and entertain while sharing laughter and joy with adults and kids around the world. Don’t miss this free dynamic family show.

 

 

Getting Ready For School

SchoolLooking through our catalog today I noticed that many of our back to school books are already being checked out.

Here are just some of the great books we have to get your little ones ready for kindergarten or to just get back into the swing of things.

Stop by the children's department for a full list of back to school books. We also have books for you nervous parents as well!

 Off to Kindergarten by Tony Johnston  Off to Kindergarten by Tony Johnston

 Eliza's kindergarten Surprise by Alice McGinty

Sea Monster's First Day by Kate Messner
 

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