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Drum Away the Blues

The Library will host entertainer Craig Harris on Tuesday, December 4 with his "Winter Celebration" interactive drumming program at 4:15 pm. Everyone gets to participate in this uplifting interactive music and drumming program.  Recommended for ages four and up.  Space is limited, so registration is required.  Please call 203-230-3770 for more information or to sign up.

 

P.L.A.C.E. Multicultural Children's Festival

P.L.A.C.E. Multicultural Children's Festival

Come to the P.L.A.C.E. 6th Annual Multicultural Children's Festival on Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 10am-4pm at Town Center Park, 2761 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT.

This year's festival will feature --

Art Activities for All Ages
Multicultural Kids Fashion Show
Local Crafts, Vendors & Artists
Moon Bounces & Slide
Face Painting
The Fryborg Food Truck
Cupcakes from Around the World
Raffles from Caseus, Elm City Market, Ritzy Rings & More
Free Books from New Haven Reads
The Hamden Fire Truck

...and performances include

Yale Jashan Bhangra
Yale Konjo! African Dance Troupe
Lady Dragon Steppers
Ken Coulson Funk Ukele
Sirius Coyote, Magical Sounds & Music of the Americas
Bhoga Yoga featuring Music by Piyush
UC ThundeRaas, Traditional Dance from Gujarat, India
Cheezi Tang Soo Do, Korean Martial Arts Demonstration

 
P.L.A.C.E.  is a non-profit organization that provides multicultural after-school and Saturday art programs, vocational services for persons with disability, film and media workshops for middle school aged kids, media internship programs and free community programs.
 

Summer Reading Raffle Winner!

Summer Reading Raffle Winner

Matthew Fleishman, age 6, incoming 1st grader at Spring Glen School shows off his prizes from the Hamden Public Library Summer Reading Program Raffle held recently. Nearly 400 children participated in the Summer Reading Program “Dream Big – Read” at Miller Memorial Central Library, Brundage Community Branch Library and Whitneyville Branch Library during June, July and August. 

 

Summer Reading: The Finale Show

Robert Rivest

Don’t forget to come to our big finale show for summer reading tomorrow night at 7:00 pm!  We will be hosting talented comic performer Robert Rivest for “DreamBig!” A quick moving fun-filled program that brings Robert's childhood dreams to life! One moment he's a superhero, then an explorer, a dragon slayer, a doctor, a stuntman, a firefighter . . . its one hilarious situation after another! Robert shares his "dream come true" of being a professional performer and encourages audiences to read, "Work smart" and make their own dreams come true!

Since 1990 Robert has given over 5,000 presentations in 11 countries and across the United States.  His mission is to uplift and entertain while sharing laughter and joy with adults and kids around the world. Don’t miss this free dynamic family show.

 

 

Getting Ready For School

SchoolLooking through our catalog today I noticed that many of our back to school books are already being checked out.

Here are just some of the great books we have to get your little ones ready for kindergarten or to just get back into the swing of things.

Stop by the children's department for a full list of back to school books. We also have books for you nervous parents as well!

 Off to Kindergarten by Tony Johnston  Off to Kindergarten by Tony Johnston

 Eliza's kindergarten Surprise by Alice McGinty

Sea Monster's First Day by Kate Messner
 

Stuffed Animal Sleepover 2012

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

On Monday, July 23rd, the library hosted its first stuffed animal sleepover.  Children brought their favorite stuffed animal and  left them to have their own sleepover at the library. When they came to pick up their animals the next day, the children were able to take home pictures of what their critters had been up to in the night!

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Summer Reading 2012

Dream Big

It’s time to get ready for summer reading 2012! This year the theme is "Dream Big - Read!" The fun kicks off on June 20th with an exciting program by magician Jim Vagias. “Dream BIG: Read” will be held in Thornton Wilder Hall at 7:00. The program is free and no registration is necessary. Come between 6 and 7 to sign up for our Summer Reading Game and get a free pencil and bookmark. You will also receive your summer reading sheet to keep track of the time you spend reading.

After you read for four hours you can put a dreamy symbol on our summer reading board and receive a sticker and a pencil. 

Check our calendar of events or stop in for a schedule of all the great programs happening here this summer.