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New Museum Passes

July is National Park and Recreation Month! Check out our new museum passes which are listed below. All of our new passes offer free admission. 

Museum Passes are available for Hamden residents with valid Hamden library cards through the generosity of the Friends of the Hamden Library. One pass per family can be checked out. First come, first serve. Passes can be checked out at the info desk, Miller Memorial Library, 2901 Dixwell Ave. in Hamden.  

Complete list of all of our museum passes (click on pass status for information on availability)

American Clock & Watch Museum100 Maple St., Bristol, CT. Tel. 860-583-6070. Open 10-5 daily, March 28th to Nov. 29th, except Easter & Thanksgiving. Weekends only in December. Winter hours by appointment.  Free admission for 2 adults and 3 children.  CT was once the clock capital of the U.S. See the museum's current special exhibition: Once Upon a Time: Clocks & Watches in Popular Literature. "The American Clock & Watch Museum's 2015 exhibition links great clocks and great writing. The exhibition highlights writings as diverse as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Edgar Allen Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum," and the J. K. Rowling Harry Potter series. A section of the exhibit focuses particularly on the use of clocks and time in children’s books. Next to each displayed book is a clock from the museum’s renowned collection, carefully chosen for its relevance to the tale being told. “Once Upon a Time” is on display during regular museum hours through December 27, 2015." 

Lyman  Allyn Art Museum625 Williams St., New London, CT. Tel. 860-443-2545. The museum houses one of the most significant art collections in Southeastern Connecticut, including European and non-Western art as well as American fine and decorative art. Pass provides free admission for 2 adults and 2 children. Children under 12 are always free. Tuesday through Saturday: 10 am — 5 pm, Sunday: 1 pm — 5 pm, Closed Monday and major holidays. There is also a special doll house

Stamford Museum & Nature Center39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Tel. 203.322.1646. The pass offers free admission for 2 adults of the same household, and their children under age 18, plus free parking. Free Admission includes the Bendel Mansion & Galleries, Heckscher Farm, Nature's Playground, and access to Animal Embassy's live exotic animal exhibit, as well as, free admission to the Observatory and Astronomy Nights programs(50% Discount on Admission to all Family Festival Weekends)

 

 

 



 

 

 

What's new with audiobooks

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"
Mandela: An Audio Historywent 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. You an access this magazine article and other magazine articles full-text via our database Masterfile Premier. Access our databases here. You need a valid Hamden library card number to access from home.

Mental Health Resources

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.

 

 

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