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.

X

About Us / Contact

Elisabeth's blog

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. 

 



Connecticut Historic Gardens Day

http://www.syndetics.com/index.aspx?type=xw12&isbn=158093241X/LC.GIF&client=hamdp&upc=&oclc= 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.

Pages