The British Library recently launched a "Discovering Literature" website which covers the Romantic and Victorian periods. More than 1,200 treasures from the British Library collection were digitized. The website also includes 150 articles from 60 leading scholars, 25 short documentary films, and 30 inspirational teachers’ notes and more. "From Dickens’s urban underworlds and the polite society of Jane Austen to the radical politics of William Blake and the fantasy worlds of the Brontë sisters, explore 22 iconic authors from the Romantic and Victorian periods." There is a lot to discover. Fascinating!
Below is a listing of "Best Gardening Websites", courtesy of The Huffington Post.
Thank you, Nancy for bringing these to my attention. And here is a link to
our new gardening books in our online catalog. You can request these titles online
by placing a hold. New gardening books are also published monthly in our Architecture, Decorating and
will offer a GardenFest from May 30 to June 15, 2014. You can check out a pass to this museum at the info desk
at Miller Library in Hamden. For a list of our museum passes click here.
Best Gardening Websites
Come to the library this month and check out our display with books and brochures 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...)
April is National Poetry Month. Looking for poetry?
Come see our display and discover some of our best 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
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".
Karen Joy Fowler won the 2014 Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves.
"The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is a national prize which honors the best published works of fiction by American citizens in a calendar year. Three writers are chosen annually by the directors of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation to serve as judges for the prize, and these judges are asked to select five books (from among the more than 350 works submitted each year) as finalists for the award, making this the largest peer-juried award in the country. Both the eventual winner of the award and all finalists are invited to Washington, D.C. for the PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony and Dinner."
The 34th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony will take place at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 7 pm.
If you are a Hamden resident with a vaild Hamden Library card, you can now check out a new pass to the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, CT. The pass admits 2 adults and 2 children under 12 for free.
The museum is open year round, Tuesday through Saturday 10-5, Sunday 1-5.
Passes can be checked out at the info desk, Miller Memorial Library in Hamden.