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Resources You Can Use: Climate Change and Extreme Heat

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine recently published a blog post​ on climate change and extreme heat and how it affects health. The author, Sarah Levine-Lederer, lists links to helpful resources. Click here if […]

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Gentle Reads

Take a look at our new book display of Gentle Reads – great books to warm your heart and lift your spirit! […]

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Free Food Distribution Drive-Up & Go

Hamden Public Schools along with the Town of Hamden will be continuing its monthly FREE FOOD Drive-Up & Go distribution at the Middle School from 4:30pm – 5:30pm on Tuesday, July 27th

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Colorful Summer Activities

Looking for a summery day activity? Check out these easy, colorful summer activities you can try at home!   Oil & Ice Materials: Food Coloring Ice Tray Oil Water A large bowl or container like […]

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Delta Variant and Vaccinations in Connecticut

Delta is the name for the B.1.617.2. variant, a SARS-CoV-2 mutation that originally surfaced in India.  It has become the dominant variant in the United States, surpassing the Alpha variant, with 51.7% of new cases.  […]

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Free Admission for Kids at Over 100 Connecticut Museums

From July 1 to September 6, Connecticut children age 18 and under plus one accompanying adult can visit participating museums free of charge through the Connecticut Summer at the Museum program. The program is part […]

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July is World Watercolor Month

World Watercolor Month celebrates art and creativity through the use of watercolors. Watercolor is a  medium that has captivated people around the globe for centuries. Today, artists produce amazing paintings each day. In addition, sketchers […]

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Employment Opportunities

Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) Rate Specialists The State of Connecticut is looking to hire multiple Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) Rate Specialists with the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection located in New Britain, CT. […]

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Hamden Native Pens a Bestseller!

The debut novel of Hamden native Zakiya Dalila Harris has arrived and is a NYT bestseller!.  It is being hailed as a must read this summer. Reserve a copy today!

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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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FCC Launching Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

What is the Emergency Broadband Benefit? The $3.2B Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary Federal Communications Commission program to help families and households struggling to afford broadband internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency […]

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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.