Your browser (Internet Explorer 7 or lower) is out of date. It has known security flaws and may not display all features of this and other websites. Learn how to update your browser.


About Us / Contact

Elisabeth's blog

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


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 (provided by Connecticut State Library)

Abraham Lincoln's Birthday - February 12

 Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865. He was born on February 12, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky. He died, only 56 years old, on April 15, 1865 in Washington, D.C.

Click here for books and other materials on Abraham Lincoln in our library collection divided by subject headings. Explore an online daily account of Abraham Lincoln's life. Other interesting websites on Abraham Lincoln can be found here. Check out our display with books about Abraham Lincoln when you visit the library this week.

New York Times Topics - Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln's house in Springfield, Illinois, in Winter

New - Long Wharf Theatre Pass!

The Friends of the Hamden Library provided the funding for the Long Wharf Theatre pass. Thank you, Friends! 

Hamden residents with valid Hamden Library cards can check out a pass/voucher to the Long Wharf Theatre at the info desk, Miller Library, 2901 Dixwell Ave. in Hamden. Each voucher is valid for a two day period and is good for 2 free adult tickets. Patrons have to phone the box office to reserve the tickets and present the voucher. They will give best available seats pending availability for a given performance. We can hand out one voucher per day. First come, first serve. Our Town.jpg

 The first show of the new theatre season is OUR  TOWN

 by Thornton Wilder. It will run from Oct. 8  to Nov. 2, 2014. 

 Review of OUR TOWN in the Hartford Courant

 Review of OUR TOWN in the New Haven Register 

 Review of OUR TOWN in the New York Times

 Books and DVDs in our library collection

 OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder - Wikipedia article



Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Dr,  New  Haven,  CT  

Box Office: (203) 787-4282, or toll  free (800) 782-8497


 Monday: 10 am - 5 pm
 Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - one hour before curtain
 Saturday & Sunday: noon - one hour before curtainDirections: Long Wharf Theatre is located directly off Exit 46 of I-95, near the junction of I-95, I-91 and Route 34. Parking is free in a lighted, secure lot.

Hamden Library Museum Passes

A printed brochure is available at the info desk, Miller Library. For questions, call the information desk, 203-287-2680, or check information online.