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Talking to Strangers Book Discussion

Please join us on Zoom to discuss the book Talking to Strangers: What we Should Know About the People we Don’t Know by Malcolm Gladwell on Monday, September 28th at 6:30 pm. Gladwell is the […]

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a period from  September 15th to October 15th in the United States for recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States of America. […]

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Vote 2020

Election Day 2020 is November 3 throughout the United States. Find information on voter registration and casting ballots, 2020 candidates, and more. […]

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Crime Time Corner #3

Downton Abbey sparked interest in early 20th century England in the lives and experiences of both the upper and lower classes and Jacqueline Winspear has written a mystery series along similar themes in the Maisie […]

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Interruptions: Disrupting the Silence

“Interruptions: Disrupting the Silence” is a FREE online production of a true Hamden, Connecticut story that will be streamed on Youtube, September 5th and 6th, and will be filmed from Bregamos Community Theatre. “Interruptions” tells […]

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In Celebration-Despite a Pandemic

Although 2020 will go down in United States history as a year burdened by disease and strife, the events of these past months cannot prevent a celebration that’s been 400 years in the making. This […]

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The Older, Wiser Driver

“The Older, Wiser Driver” is the topic of a free online program sponsored by the Hamden Public Library in cooperation with AAA Northeast. This event will be offered via Zoom on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 […]

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GLOBE Observer Citizen Science Webinar

Any day can be Earth Day when you celebrate our beautiful home planet! A great way to show your appreciation for Earth is to participate in citizen science projects that help us all learn more about how the world works and how to keep it healthy. […]

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Things That Go Bump in the North

Good news for fans of Steig Larsson’s (now David Lagercrantz’) Millennium/Lisbeth Salander series, Henning Mankell’s Wallander or Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole–there’s much more to explore in the Scandinavian (or Nordic) Noir genre! Tina Jordan, Senior […]

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Resources for Small Businesses

Community Advantage Recovery Loans The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering a new financial assistance loan expressly for existing small and start-up businesses in underserved areas through the Community Investment Corporation ( in Connecticut. […]

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Why the Census Matters to You

The United States Census is a decennial population census mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the United States Constitution, which states: “Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States… according to their […]

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Connecticut Driver’s License Information

Renewal: If your valid Connecticut Driver’s License expired between March 10, 2020 and June 30, 2020, it will automatically be renewed for 180 days.If your license expired between July 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020 […]

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Teens Read: Book Reviews by Teens

Hello, friends! Miss Alyssa here to again introduce one of our great TAB members, Aeryn! Aeryn was on the 2021 High School Nutmeg Committee and she is an avid reader. Don’t forget that you can […]

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