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June is Audiobook Month

In June we celebrate Audiobook Month

You can borrow audiobooks on CD, as a playaway or as a digital download. Playaway "is the name of a solid-state prerecorded audio player introduced in 2005 by Findaway World, LLC, based in Solon, Ohio. About the size of a deck of playing cards and weighing 2 ounces, it can store up to 80 hours of audio. As of March 2010, the audiobooks are all produced in high definition audio".
 
New Audiobooks in the Library
 
Hamden Library playaway audiobook collection. We have various services from which you can obtain downloadable audiobooks
 
Audiobook Award Winners (Audies) 2015
 
The Award for "Audiobook of the Year"
went to Mandela: An Audio History. HighBridge Audio, 2014. 1 CD. 1 hour 15 min.
 
Trending on Audio. Article by Jocye Saricks. Booklist, June 1, 2014, p. 120. This article sums up major trends in audiobook publishing.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Come to the library this month and check out our display with books on "May is Mental Health Awareness Month", or explore these links:

Mental Health Resources: a guide for patients and families. Compiled by Lyman Maynard Stowe Library, University of Connecticut Health Center (diagnosing mental illness, therapy guidelines, positive child rearing, finding a therapist, medications, legal resources, organizations and agencies...)

United Way of Connecticut - Mental Health Care Links

CT Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services

Connecticut's Network of Care ("makes available a vast array of services and information about community-based social services for people with mental illness and their families and service providers")

Regional Mental Health Boards in CT 

National Institute of Mental Health

Explore materials dealing with mental health in our online catalog.




April is National Poetry Month

 

National Poetry Month Poster 2015

April is National Poetry Month. Looking for poetry?

Come see our display and discover some of our best new poetry books.

The Connecticut State Library has put together links to online databases and

other resources online.

Here is a link to our poetry books in our online catalog, sorted by publication

date.

2015 Jackson Poetry Prize recipient is X.J. Kennedy

X.J. Kennedy's books in our library.

#PoetweetNYC Twitter Poetry Contest

"To celebrate National Poetry Month, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (@NYCulture) is hosting the sixth annual #PoetweetNYC Twitter poetry contest from April 6 to April 13, 2015". 140-character poets submit your 140-character poems!

New York Times Found Poetry Student Contest

Found poems are “poems that are composed from words and phrases found in another text. A New York Times found poem, then, uses words and phrases taken from one or more Times articles, past or present — and since the paper has been publishing since 1851, choosing which Times article(s) to use is often the hardest part".

 

 

 

March is Women's History Month

In celebration of Women's History Month, iCONN has assembled a web page with links to free resources from database vendors EBSCO, Cengage Gale, and ProQuest, as well as resources available on the open Web. iCONN is part of the Connecticut Education Network. It provides all students, faculty and residents with online access to essential library and information resources. It is administered by the Connecticut State Library in conjunction with local libraries in Connecticut. Through iCONN, a core level of information resources including secured access to licensed databases is available to every citizen in Connecticut.


You can also visit the CONNECTICUT WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME.

 

 

February is Black History Month

 Celebrating Black History began in 1926, when Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard Ph.D., initiated "Negro History Week." Dr. Woodson, a historian, chose the second week in February because it included the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, the Bicentennial (200th birthday) of the United States of America, the week-long observance was extended to the entire month of February in order to have enough time for celebratory programs and activities. Please see our book display in honor of Black History Month.

Books on African-American History in our collection

Statistical data for Black History Month

Resource links from iconn.org (provided by Connecticut State Library)

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