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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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October 24 is Food Day

Celebrate Food Day on October 24, 2012! Come and see our book display this month. We have selected books centered around healthy cooking and sustainable food. Find more reading suggestions here.

October is also Vegetarian Awareness Month.

Check out some of our vegetarian cookbooks and try out some new recipes. Get inspired!
Subscribe via e-mail to our LIFESTYLES bookletter for information on new cookbooks.

 

 
October is Eat Better; Eat Together month. The following books will give you tips, ideas, and recipes. Why not try out a new recipe or explore foods from different countries?

Starting this month, try to eat better, but also eat together, and enjoy mealtime family conversations.
 

Banned Books Week Sept. 30 - Oct. 6, 2012

 

 


 


Check out our display during

BANNED BOOKS WEEK,
Sept. 30 - Oct. 6, 2012
Banned and challenged classics
Top ten most frequently challenged books in 2011
Most frequently challenged authors by year
 
Come to our book discussion on Monday, October 29, 2012 from 7 to 8 pm. We will discuss "Slaughterhouse Five" by Kurt Vonnegut. The discussion will take place in the activity room of the Senior Center, 2901 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT. Yale University Prof. Mark Schenker will moderate the discussion. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.

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