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Summer Concert Series

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When you come to the library this month, check out our display with books and CDs related to the Summer Concert Series in Hamden. The concerts take place at Town Center Park at Meadowbrook, 2761 Dixwell Ave., Hamden. Food available on site. Ample free parking. 

This Friday, July 26, 2013 there will be a concert with Eddie Money. The library has a CD available for checkout featuring Eddie Money

Opening act: The Joey Sexton Band. 

The opening acts begin at 7:30 pm, Headliners at 8:15 pm.

For more information, contact the Arts Commission, Tel. 203/287-2546. 

 



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.


March is Women's History Month

In celebration of Women's History Month, iCONN has assembled a web page with links to free resources from database vendors EBSCO, Cengage Gale, and ProQuest, as well as resources available on the open Web.
iCONN is part of the Connecticut Education Network. It provides all students, faculty and residents with online access to essential library and information resources. It is administered by the Connecticut State Library in conjunction with local libraries in Connecticut. Through iCONN, a core level of information resources including secured access to licensed databases is available to every citizen in Connecticut. You can also visit the CONNECTICUT WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME.
When you come visit the library this month, make sure to check out our display with books on Women's History in front of the main staircase. 

 

Abraham Lincoln's Birthday February 12

 Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865. He was born on February 12, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky. He died, only 56 years old, on April 15, 1865 in Washington, D.C.

Click here for books and other materials on Abraham Lincoln in our library collection divided by subject headings. Explore an online daily account of Abraham Lincoln's life. Other interesting websites on Abraham Lincoln can be found here. Check out our display with books about Abraham Lincoln when you visit the library this week.

New York Times Topics - Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln's house in Springfield, Illinois, in Winter

February is Black History Month

 

Celebrating Black History began in 1926, when Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard Ph.D., initiated "Negro History Week." Dr. Woodson, a historian, chose the second week in February because it included the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, the Bicentennial (200th birthday) of the United States of America, the week-long observance was extended to the entire month of February in order to have enough time for celebratory programs and activities. Please see our book display in honor of Black History Month in front of the main staircase.

 Statistical data for Black History Month

Resource links from iconn.org (provided by Connecticut State Library)

Have Fun with Halloween!


Halloween will be here soon! For last minute craft and decor ideas check out our
collection of Halloween books.
 
There is also a CD with spooky sounds.
 
Find out about Halloween's ancient roots from Ireland and Rome to the United States by clicking here

Halloween Fun at Miller Library, October 31, 2012, 5 pm

catWear your costume! Make a treat bag or a ghostly chain in the children's area. Then stop by our service desks for treats and prizes.

No registration required.

When: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 5:00pm
Where: 
Miller Memorial Library

Happy Halloween!

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