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Webinar: An Introduction to Benefits.gov

Using Benefits.gov, citizens can explore over 1,000 state and federal assistance programs, check their eligibility with the Benefit Finder, and access hundreds of informational articles in the News Center. […]

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June Business Webinars

Live Seminars From CEDF (Community Economic Development Fund) Identifying Small Business Risks and Reducing Them Wednesday, June 2, 2021; 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Register for Webinar It goes way beyond having insurance. Businesses face […]

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The Invasives Among Us – Part One

Like the “Englishman’s footstep” (Plantain – Plantago major), there is another invasive plant in our midst that we inadvertently spread via our footsteps. This plant is nearly ready to shed its multitude of tiny seeds onto […]

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Virtual Nutrition Classes

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) helps families learn about healthy eating, shopping on a budget, cooking and physical activity. EFNEP staff strive to empower participants, providing knowledge and skills to improve the health of […]

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Employment Opportunities

Currently Hiring – Warehouse Worker / Driver Job Description: AEC Solar LLC. is currently looking to hire a Warehouse Worker / Driver.   The Warehouse Worker / Driver will be responsible for daily deliveries which include […]

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Veggies to plant now

Wasn’t it just Spring? and now we are in mid-summer? That’s Connecticut for you. Procrastinate no more! Take a look at this guide to sowing seeds directly into the garden, courtesy of The Old Farmers’ […]

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Vaccine and Masking Updates

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) announced on May 13th that fully vaccinated people would no longer need to wear masks outdoors or indoors.  While this is wonderful news, we still have a ways […]

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Back to Work CT Program

Governor Ned Lamont announced that as Connecticut continues to recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, he is creating the Back to Work CT program, which will provide a one-time $1,000 bonus payment to 10,000 […]

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Child Tax Credit

The Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that the first monthly payment of the expanded and newly-advanceable Child Tax Credit (CTC) from the American Rescue Plan will be made on […]

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Ready for the Grade Summer Enrichment Program

Coming to the Hamden Public Library July 6 – August 12 The Hamden Public Library has received a special grant from The New Alliance Foundation. The Ready for the Grade summer enrichment program will begin […]

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Eviction: Legal Help and Rental Assistance

Are you being Evicted? Did Covid-19 cause hardship? Are you falling behind in rent? Falling behind in utilities? Get Legal Help! Call Statewide Legal Services, Toll Free, at 1-800-453-3320 or Apply Online. Rental and utility […]

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New MicroEnterprise Education Program

New Colony Development Corporation Announces MicroEnterprise Education Program The New Colony Development Corporation (NCDC) is pleased to announce to funding of this new MicroEnterprise Education Program for Hamden residents from southern Hamden’s eligible target areas. […]

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Card Expired? Don't worry, all library cards in good standing have been renewed through Dec, 31, 2021.

Niche Academy

Niche Academy provides tutorials on using the library’s digital collection and research databases as well as computer skill tutorials.


Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Staff will be uploading content on a regular basis. You can find storytimes for kids, and tech tutorials for adults. It's fun for all ages!

Hamden Food Distribution

Hamden food banks and pantries are working to keep their doors open during these uncertain times and providing food to all who need it.