We just added several new museum passes to our collection, due to generous funding from the Friends of the Hamden Library. If you are a Hamden resident with a valid Hamden library card, you can now check out passes to Mystic Seaport in Mystic, CT and the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island. We also added a third pass to the Peabody Museum in New Haven, and two additional Connecticut State Parks passes. For more information:
Please note: as of March 2014, we no longer have the Roger Williams Park Zoo Pass. It was not popular enough to renew it.
(image from Hamden Historical Society)
Come to Miller Library during April and check out our large glass display case in front of the main staircase. Mr. Dave Johnson, lifelong Hamden resident and retired Hamden firefighter has put together a display about the Web Shop, a large brick building constructed in 1876 which was razed in 1940 to make way for the Wilbur Cross Parkway. He used historic images from the Hamden Historical Society for his fascinating display.
Mr. Johnson will give a visual presentation titled "Hamden Firefighters: History, Evolution & Events", on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Senior Center Hall at the Miller Cultural Complex, 2901 Dixwell Ave. in Hamden, CT. Enter at the rear entrance. This lecture is sponsored by the Hamden Historical Society. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
National Poetry Month. This page includes free access to EBSCO's Poetry & Short Story Reference Center for the month of April 2013.
The page also includes a link to free resources from Gale related to National Poetry Month, and a link to iCONN's own "Other Useful Sites - Poetry" page.
Check out our poetry books display when you visit the library this month.
The Nigerian author Chinua Achebe died on March 21, 2013 at age 82 in Boston. His first novel and
magnum opus, Things Fall Apart (1958), is the most widely read book in modern African literature.