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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.

July is National Grilling Month and National Ice Cream Month

Ice cream, taken by Flickr user LabyrinthX-2

 

If you saw Elisabeth's wonderful displays in June, you know that Hamden Public Library has lots of books about grilling, barbeque, and ice cream, but did you know that the month of July will be both National Grilling Month and National Ice Cream Month?

First proclaimed by President Ronald Regan in 1984, National Ice Cream Month (and the third Sunday of July, National Ice Cream Day) was proclaimed in order to recognize "ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90 percent of the nation's population. In the proclamation, President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events with 'appropriate ceremonies and activities'"(IDFA).  Check out our Pinterest to view some ice cream books in our collections, and some links to online resources for how to make ice cream at home!

Recommended link:

How to make ice cream without an ice cream machine, from Kitchn.  I haven't tried this myself, but as someone who doesn't have an ice cream maker, I'm tempted!  My fingers froze when I made Ziploc-bag ice cream in high school.

Our collection of ice cream books: a link to Hamden Public Library's catalog

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.
 

It Came From a Book!

The Library as Incubator Project is proud to announce their partnership with TLT: Teen Librarian’s Toolbox, The Real Fauxtographer , and EgmontUSA. Together, they will be hosting a Teen Read Week art contest called It Came From a Book!

The contest begins June 21st, and runs through September 30th. They will be collecting entries and announcing the winners  on The Library as Incubator Project website during Teen Read Week, October 14th-20th, 2012.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Here are the basics: read any book and create a piece of art inspired by the story. Your artwork can be any type– photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, manga– whatever you choose! Submit a digital photograph of your work to trwartcontest2012@gmail.com by 11:59 PM CST September 30th, 2012. Be sure to include the following information with your entry to ensure that it is eligible:

  • Make sure your entry has the subject heading TRW Art Contest
  • Include your full name, your library (school or public), and the title and author of the book that inspired your art.
  • Include the statement “I affirm that this is an original piece of artwork.”

During Teen Read Week, the Library as Incubator Project will host a digital art gallery of all entries to the It Came From a Book! TRW Art Contest, and we will also collect votes on the best library-incubated artwork. The winner will be announced on the site the following week.

PRIZES

  • $50 Amazon giftcard
  • Original art from The Real Fauxtographer
  • Library as Incubator Project t-shirts
  • Signed books from hot YA authors

Video Games

Xbox

The Library has video games in a variety of formats available in our Young Adult collection! Games go out for 7 days, no renewals. Two games may be checked at a time, and you are allowed to reserve titles. Late charges are $1 a day.


 

Wii Games 

Fragile Dreams. Farewell ruins of the moon
The Legend of Zelda 
Mario Party 9
Rayman Origins
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Zumba fitness 2: party yourself into shape 

 

PS3 Games 

Final fantasy XIII-2 
Need for speed. The run
SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 
Soul Calibur V 
Zumba Fitness: Join the Party 

Xbox 360 Games

Apache air assault
Arcania gothic 4
Batman, Arkham Asylum 
Batman, Arkham City 
The Black Eyed Peas experience 
Captain America : super soldier
Dance central 
Enslaved 
Forza motorsport 3
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Just dance 3
Kinect sports 
Madden NFL 12 
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of two worlds
Matrix: Path of Neo.
NBA 2K11
NBA live 07 
NHL 12 
Rock band 3 
Self-defense training camp 
Skate 3 
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 
WW '12