Library Blog

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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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. […]

Children's Blog

“Tell Your Story” with Jason Reynolds

Author Jason Reynolds (Finalist for 2019 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, Newbury Medal winner, NAACP Image Award winner and other honors) was awarded the honor of, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. In […]

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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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Virtual Book Club

What have you been reading? Did you recently start or finish a book you’re crazy about? Or did you read something so terrible you want to warn others about it? We want to know all about it! […]

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Kanopy Video Streaming

Kanopy is an on-demand film streaming service available for free at Hamden Public Library. Hamden Library cardholders can borrow up to 6 titles per month. […]

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Workouts at Home

Having trouble getting motivated? Missing your Zumba class? Yoga class? Strength training?  “Stay safe, Stay home” may be the order of the day (okay, months), but don’t let it keep you on the couch or […]

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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. […]