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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. 

 



July is National Grilling Month and National Ice Cream Month

Ice cream, taken by Flickr user LabyrinthX-2

 

If you saw Elisabeth's wonderful displays in June, you know that Hamden Public Library has lots of books about grilling, barbeque, and ice cream, but did you know that the month of July will be both National Grilling Month and National Ice Cream Month?

First proclaimed by President Ronald Regan in 1984, National Ice Cream Month (and the third Sunday of July, National Ice Cream Day) was proclaimed in order to recognize "ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90 percent of the nation's population. In the proclamation, President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events with 'appropriate ceremonies and activities'"(IDFA).  Check out our Pinterest to view some ice cream books in our collections, and some links to online resources for how to make ice cream at home!

Recommended link:

How to make ice cream without an ice cream machine, from Kitchn.  I haven't tried this myself, but as someone who doesn't have an ice cream maker, I'm tempted!  My fingers froze when I made Ziploc-bag ice cream in high school.

Our collection of ice cream books: a link to Hamden Public Library's catalog

Connecticut Historic Gardens Day

Private Gardens of Connecticut
Connecticut Historic Gardens Day
takes place on Sunday, June 23, 2013, from 12  to 4 pm. This event has taken place annually for the last ten years.

"Connecticut's  Historic Gardens was started in 2002 by a small group of historic sites with gardens that pooled resources to participate in the annual Connecticut Flower and Garden Show held in Hartford, Connecticut in February." There are fourteen members of Connecticut Historic Gardens.

Check out our book PRIVATE GARDENS OF CONNECTICUT.

Other books you might be interested in:

 The History of Gardens in Painting by Nils Büttner.

"The creation of gardens was among the first achievements of early civilizations, and garden design was already highly developed in antiquity. Pictures of gardens are a reflection of the social, historical, and aesthetic context in which gardens were conceived. The focus of this captivating book is not the gardens themselves or the different concepts of the garden, but rather the representation of gardens in paintings. The author examines why artists paint gardens by covering the varied and lively 2,000-year history of the garden picture using 180 masterpieces of gardens as examples. The text begins with a look at ancient Rome, when paintings of gardens, as found in villas in Pompeii, were already valued as works of art. The wide-ranging coverage also includes pictures of charming medieval gardens in books of hours; Botticelli's masterwork La Primavera, set in a grove of orange trees; views of well-known historic gardens, such as those at Versailles; painter's gardens, as for example, Monet's Giverny; and modern gardens depicted by Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, and David Hockney, among others. For collectors of art history books and garden books, this lovely volume should appeal to a broad audience."

Secrets of Monet's Garden: bringing the beauty of Monet's style to your own garden by Derek Fell

"Derek Fell examines Monet's planting philosophies, shedding light on his use of color, sense of structure, extravagant combinations of form and texture, and favorite flowers.



 

 Vincent's Garden: paintings and drawings by Van Gogh by Ralph Skea.

A book for gardeners and art lovers everywhere: a selection of Vincent van Gogh's garden and flower paintings and drawings. Presents Van Goghs lifelong love affair with the garden. This title illustrates a range of works, from iconic oils such as Irises to exquisite etchings and intimate sketches."

 

 

 

New Books in the 600s

Plum: Gratifying Vegan Dishes from Seattle's Plum BistroGulp: Adventures on the Alimentary CanalThe Longevity Kitchen: Satisfying, Big-Flavor Recipes Featuring the Top 16 Age-Busting Power Foods [120 Recipes for Vitality and Optimal HealZumba: Ditch the Workout, Join the Party! the Zumba Weight Loss Program [With DVD]

We have updated our LIFESTYLES bookletter which lists our new book acquisitions in

the 600s: Cooking, Health, Technology, Parenting, etc. For each book entry, there is a link to our

online catalog which allows you to reserve a title and put it on hold. The LIFESTYLES bookletters

gets updated on the 7th of each month. You can subscribe via email here. You will find our 12 bookletters

under BOOKS & More on our homepage.

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