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“Get Back” to “Beatlemania”

With the recent release of Peter Jackson’s Beatles documentary “Get Back” on Disney Plus, Beatlemania has once again dominated music charts, library hold lists and book sales, and the pop culture world. “Get Back” is […]

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Lunar New Year with Grace Lin

Grace Lin (2019 Caldecott Medal Winner, 2010 Newbery Medal Winner) author of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, has compiled a host of Lunar New Year activities in her newsletter. Filled with book recommendations, history, […]

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Access Health CT Broker Academy Program

Access Health CT has an opportunity to drive change in the diversification of the Broker community in the state of Connecticut, with the potential of reducing the disparity between historically underserved communities and those that […]

Children's Blog

Youth Media Awards

Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. This year’s winners were announced on January 24th. […]

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Crime Time Corner #7 Winter Chills

A trip to the Alps- with friends, or family, or even the people you work with – sounds like fun, doesn’t it? Crisp mountain air and gorgeous views of snow-capped mountains. But…throw in a few […]

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OverDrive App Will Sunset February 2022

If you use the OverDrive app to access Libraries Online Digital Collection for free e-books, e-magazines and audiobooks, please plan to switch to the Libby app. The OverDrive app is be removed from the Apple App Store, Google […]

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Plant for the pollinators this winter!

The Seed Library at Hamden Public Library is distributing seeds of plants that boost the work of our dwindling pollinators. Many of these plants are native either to the Northeast or to Connecticut; others are […]

COVID Resources

Insurance to Cover At-Home COVID tests

Starting January 15, most people with a health plan can go online, or to a pharmacy or store to purchase an at-home over-the-counter COVID-19 diagnostic test authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) […]

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Natural Gas Fuel Supply Risk for New England

The Independent System Operator(ISO)-New England has warned that the natural gas supply for New England is precarious this winter.  Emergency actions could be necessary if the region experiences an extended cold snap.  There are several […]

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Warmlines

Warmlines are similar to hotlines in that they are free, peer-run phone lines that connect callers to clinically supervised and trained mental health advocates, including social workers, who provide emotional support. The difference is that […]

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CT Paid Leave Program

The Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA) offers Connecticut workers the opportunity to take time to attend to personal and family health needs without worrying about lost income. The CT Paid Leave Authority provides […]