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This Photography Book is a Bestseller!

Humans of New York

Brandon Stanton's "HUMANS OF NEW YORK" is that rare photography book that has stormed the bestseller lists! You can borrow it from our library.

The book, in its first week out,  has become the Number 2 bestselling nonfiction hardcover book according to an article in Publisher's Weekly from October 28, 2013.

The photographer and author Brandon Stanton, 29, moved from Chicago to New York. He used to be a bond trader. In New York he began photographing random people on the street and interviewed them. He then posted the images and interviews online. His blog has now a huge following.   Check out our other new photography and art books here. You can also subscribe to our various bookletters here.

 

 

Impressionism - Book Display and Lecture

We have gathered our most beautiful books on Impressionism for a display in

conjunction with the lecture on French Impressionism on Tuesday, October 29, 2013,

at 7 pm. New Canaan art educators Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffelman will be the presenters.

Artscapades

French Impressionism: From Studio to Plein Air

This lecture will focus on the important artists and movements of the period including background information on each artist's life and work, characteristics of style to help you visit any museum, anywhere, and recognize the artist’s work, and the relationship of the artistic movement to historical and intellectual currents of the time. 

The goal of ArtScapades is that you will develop the means to critique a work of art while learning art history and art appreciation.  You will come away with both an understanding of French Impressionism and the tools to effectively explore galleries and museums.  

ArtScapades takes you through the historical climate that gave rise to Impressionism and gives the history of factors that brought the movement to Paris: the redesign of the city, the growth of the café culture, the impact of the Industrial Revolution, and advances in materials and technology. Artscapades chronicles the life of four artists and their works, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir and Edgar Degas.

When: 
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Miller Memorial Library, Thornton Wilder Auditorium, 2901 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT.

October (Food) Chills

Hey, all.  Rebecca again!

Remember my post on National Ice Cream Month?  Well, one of the things I forgot is that not only do we have a pretty good collection of books on how to make ice cream here at Hamden Public Library, but one of the magazines we carry, Connecticut Magazine, puts out an annual list of the best places in the state to find ice cream.  If you're like me and ice cream is a year-round treat for you, now might be the time to check out the list and try a new ice cream based on seasonal flavors, like pumpkin spice!

Connecticut Magazine articles:

The Big Chill (June, 2012)

Summer Fun, Cool Treats (June, 2010)

Local favorite Ashley's made the 2012 list of 20, and I'm tempted to visit my statewide favorite, which also made the list.  Salem Valley closes for the winter after this Sunday.

What's your favorite ice cream stop in the state?  What's your favorite flavor?  Ice cream may not be part of eating better, together (October is "Eat Better Together" month, see Elisabeth's post for more details), but what's your family's favorite treat to share?

Thanks to Elisabeth for bringing these articles to my attention.

October 24 is Food Day

 Family CookbookDinner: A Love Story: It All Begins at the Family TableFeel Good Food: Wholefood Recipes for Happy, Healthy Living

Celebrate Food Day on October 24, 2013! "Food Day is a nationwide celebration
and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food." Come and see our book display this month. 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

 

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Come to the library this month and check out our display of books about

breast cancer. You can also browse materials in our collection here.

Check out our internet links on health topics. To find recent articles on

breast cancer, check out the database Masterfile Premier which you can

find under Research/Databases on our homepage. The databases are listed in

A-Z order on the left. From home you have to enter your Hamden Library Card Number for access

to this database.

Navigating the Health Care System - Links and Resources

The University of Connecticut Health Center Library has put together a comprehensive resource guide with links on NAVIGATING THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. Once you are on their website, click on the various tabs at the top of the page for further information.

This guide can be printed and also subscribed to via RSS. The areas covered are: the Affordable Care Act, Obtaining Health Insurance, Evaluating Health Care Providers, Evaluating Hospitals, Communicating with  your Doctor, Comparing Managed Health Care Plans, Understanding the Medicare System, Organizations That May Help, Hospital Care Information, Long Term Care Options, Gathering Background information, End of Life Decisions, Privacy Rights, Special Needs Planning, Searching For Additional Information. 

Access Health CT (AHCT) has launched its toll-free call center, providing consumers with a new and easy way to get information about health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Consumers can speak with a call center representative by dialing    

1-855-805-HEALTH (4325) Monday-Friday, 8:00am-8:00pm and Saturday, 11:00am-3:00pm.  

Obamacare: Big changes ahead for some in Connecticut (article, describing various scenarios)

You also find in our library a display next to the TotemTom Column with handouts, flyers and books about the Affordable Care Act.  

Check out our Library's health weblinks

In addition, our library provides access to the database FOLIO's PHYSICIAN's DIRECTORY which also lists health care facilities. 

Books about the Affordable Care Act 

Check out our new book arrivals in the 610s in the new nonfiction section in the library, or subscribe to our

Lifestyles Bookletter to keep up to date about new titles which might be of interest to you.



 

 



 

 

Summer Concert Series

guitar player

When you come to the library this month, check out our display with books and CDs related to the Summer Concert Series in Hamden. The concerts take place at Town Center Park at Meadowbrook, 2761 Dixwell Ave., Hamden. Food available on site. Ample free parking. 

This Friday, July 26, 2013 there will be a concert with Eddie Money. The library has a CD available for checkout featuring Eddie Money

Opening act: The Joey Sexton Band. 

The opening acts begin at 7:30 pm, Headliners at 8:15 pm.

For more information, contact the Arts Commission, Tel. 203/287-2546. 

 



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