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
Here is a link to our poetry books in our online catalog, sorted by publication
"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!
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".
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.
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.
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.
Lincoln's house in Springfield, Illinois, in Winter
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.
The first show of the new theatre season is OUR TOWN
by Thornton Wilder. It will run from Oct. 8 to Nov. 2, 2014.
Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Dr, New Haven, CT
Box Office: (203) 787-4282, or toll free (800) 782-8497
BOX OFFICE PHONE HOURS:
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.
Check out our display during
BANNED BOOKS WEEK Sept. 21 - Sep. 27, 2014
"Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982."
In honor of National Banned Books Week, Yale Professor Mark J. Schenker discusses THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck on Monday, September 29, 2014, from 7 to 8 pm in the Friends Room, Miller Memorial Library, 2901 Dixwell Ave. in Hamden, CT. Admission is free. All are welcome. No registration necessary. "The Grapes of Wrath" which was originally published 75 years ago, is perennially on the list of classic books that are banned or challenged. Copies of the book are available in the library. Professor Mark J. Schenker has been with Yale College since 1990. He is currently Senior Associate Dean of the College and Dean of Academic Affairs. He received his Ph.D. in English Literature from Columbia University and has taught at Columbia, New York University, and Trinity College (Hartford). Professor Schenker was the recipient of the 2001 Wilbur Cross Award for Outstanding Humanities Scholar, presented by the Connecticut Humanities Council.