During the months of January, February, and March, Hamden Libraries will once again provide a diversion from the woes of winter weather with the return of the “Cabin Fever Readers” program for adults. On Tuesday, January 13, a demonstration of truffle-making by popular local chocolatemaking expert, Maria Brandriff, will kick off for the season’s activities. Seating for this event, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Social Hall in the Senior Center, is limited and registration is required. Call 203-287-2680 or stop by the Information Desk at Miller Library to register.
Other Cabin Fever Reader activities and events will include film showings, book discussions, crafts, and a Grand Finale featuring Craig Hotchkiss of Hartford’s Mark Twain House. Cabin Fever Readers, like the library’s children’s summer reading program, offers prizes to adults for the time they spend reading during the winter months. This year’s participants will be entered into eight weekly drawings for Booklovers Companion gift bags filled with items all readers will enjoy. These along with five fantastic Grand Prizes, have been generously provided by the Friends of the Hamden Library. Prizes will be displayed in the rotunda beginning in January.
Cabin Fever Reader registration begins Monday, January 5, at all three Hamden Library locations. It is open to all readers ages 16 and up. Those who register on or before January 13 will have the opportunity to vote for the movies to be shown in the weeks that follow, and the first 100 people who register will receive a free paperback book to jump start their winter reading.
Further information about the program, including a complete listing of scheduled activities, and directions for participating online will be available in the libraries and online beginning in January.