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Have yourself a Literary Halloween...

 

A picture of a girl in fox ears and socks for mittens, holding the book "Fox in Socks" below her nose

Fox In Socks by OhSoHappyTogether, from Flickr.

Two posts in one day?  What can I say, there's only eight days to Halloween!  Some people love it, some people don't, but two of my favorite things about the holiday are the costumes and the excuse to watch scary movies.  Take a look at our Pinterest board for some inspiration, or share your ideas with us!  As always, remember to look at our calendar for current or seasonal events, including whether you need to call ahead to preregister!

-Rebecca

 

October (Food) Chills

Hey, all.  Rebecca again!

Remember my post on National Ice Cream Month?  Well, one of the things I forgot is that not only do we have a pretty good collection of books on how to make ice cream here at Hamden Public Library, but one of the magazines we carry, Connecticut Magazine, puts out an annual list of the best places in the state to find ice cream.  If you're like me and ice cream is a year-round treat for you, now might be the time to check out the list and try a new ice cream based on seasonal flavors, like pumpkin spice!

Connecticut Magazine articles:

The Big Chill (June, 2012)

Summer Fun, Cool Treats (June, 2010)

Local favorite Ashley's made the 2012 list of 20, and I'm tempted to visit my statewide favorite, which also made the list.  Salem Valley closes for the winter after this Sunday.

What's your favorite ice cream stop in the state?  What's your favorite flavor?  Ice cream may not be part of eating better, together (October is "Eat Better Together" month, see Elisabeth's post for more details), but what's your family's favorite treat to share?

Thanks to Elisabeth for bringing these articles to my attention.

October 24 is Food Day

 Family CookbookDinner: A Love Story: It All Begins at the Family TableFeel Good Food: Wholefood Recipes for Happy, Healthy Living

Celebrate Food Day on October 24, 2013! "Food Day is a nationwide celebration
and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food." Come and see our book display this month. Find more reading suggestions here.

October is also Vegetarian Awareness Month.

Check out some of our vegetarian cookbooks and try out some new recipes. Get inspired!
Subscribe via e-mail to our LIFESTYLES bookletter for information on new cookbooks.

October is Eat Better; Eat Together month. The following books will give you tips, ideas, and recipes. Why not try out a new recipe or explore foods from different countries?

 Starting this month, try to eat better, but also eat together, and enjoy mealtime family conversations

 

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Come to the library this month and check out our display of books about

breast cancer. You can also browse materials in our collection here.

Check out our internet links on health topics. To find recent articles on

breast cancer, check out the database Masterfile Premier which you can

find under Research/Databases on our homepage. The databases are listed in

A-Z order on the left. From home you have to enter your Hamden Library Card Number for access

to this database.

Banned Books Week Sept. 22 - 28

 

 




Check out our display during

BANNED BOOKS WEEK Sept. 22 - Sep. 28

"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."

Books challenged, restricted, removed, or banned in 2012/2013
Virtual Read-Out
 


 

 
 
 

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