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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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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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Recommended by The New York Times

Recently, the New York Times posted a list of recommended movies currently available on Netflix. Here are their recommendations for the films on their list that are available at no charge to Hamden Public Library cardholders through our Hoopla and Kanopy services. […]

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Little Women Readalikes–Nutmeg Style

If Louisa May Alcott’s nostalgic tales leave you wanting to spend more reading time in a simpler world, you may be surprised to learn that there is a series of books created by a New Haven-born author that once rivaled Alcott’s titles in popularity. […]

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Writers on Film

“Write what you know,” is the proverbial mantra touted in writing classes around the globe. This may explain the many books and movies that center around a writer as the main character. […]

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Art Goes to the Movies

Biopics portraying the lives of artists continue to grow in popularity along with films that use art as a catalyst for drama. Many are available through streaming services, including Hoopla, making them readily accessible during our confinement. […]

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The Fine Art of YouTube

Hundreds of YouTubers regularly provide samples of their artistic process to viewers. Here we single out several who, in the face of quarantine, offer livestream sessions not only to instruct but to share bits of themselves and their lives in hopes of using art to raise the spirits of their audience during these dark days. […]