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Looking for some courtroom drama?

Do the Senate hearings for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett have you hankering for some good courtroom drama? If so, our *Hoopla streaming service may provide just what you’re looking for. Here are a dozen titles (with Hoopla links) of dramas and documentaries that will bring you inside the workings of the legal system. […]

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Edgar Allan Poe Book Discussion

Please join us on Zoom to discuss the works of Edgar Allan Poe on Monday, October 26 at 6:30 pm. Edgar Allan Poe’s stature as a major figure in world literature is primarily based on his ingenious and profound short stories, poems, and critical theories. Regarded in literary histories and handbooks as the architect of the modern short story, Poe was also the principal forerunner of the “art for art’s sake” movement in 19th-century European literature. […]

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Charlas Saludables!

Queremos ayudarle a preparar para elegir un plan de seguro y le invitamos a participar en nuestras “Charlas de Salud.” Este evento es gratis. […]

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What’s Cooking This Fall?

A plethora of new celebrity chef cookbooks this October, that’s what cooking! These are just a few highlights to look forward to… One of the most anticipated is Ina Garten’s Modern Comfort Food…just what we […]

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All of Us: Medical Research Program

ALL OF US IS A RESEARCH PROGRAM FROM THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH).  It is seeking one million or more people from across the U.S. to help speed up medical research.  People who join […]

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day

To commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2020, we offer some resources that provide information on the indigenous peoples of Connecticut as well as the current lives of Native Americans throughout the country along with suggestions for a few local field trips! […]

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Media Literacy

The ability to “access, analyze, evaluate, create, and act using all forms of communication” is called media literacy. Read more for some suggestions to help media consumers of all ages improve information analysis and evaluation skills, both around the upcoming election and in general. […]

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Outdoor Computer Lab

Public computer access begins  Monday, September 28 at Miller Library. Socially distanced laptop computers will be available outside (weather permitting) Monday-Thursday 10-1 pm. Please view our Laptop Guidelines.  

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Business Webinars

Business Webinars Available Through SCORE of Greater New Haven and the Community Economic Development Fund in the month of October. […]

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Hello from the Borrowers Services Department!

We are so glad to be able to safely put the books, DVDs, magazines, movies, or other items you are looking for in your hands. We miss serving you face to face, but are happy to help you through this difficult time. Here are some tips to make borrowing easier. […]

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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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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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At the Museums…

To make it easy for you to plan a family fun day, here is a list of the places that currently accept library passes with information on their hours and restrictions.

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Sleeping Giant Haiku Contest

The Sleeping Giant Park Association is excited to announce our 2020 Sleeping Giant Haiku Contest! Submit your haikus for a chance to win a Sleeping Giant poster, and have your work featured in an upcoming edition […]

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