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Compassion Fest 2022

Compassionfest is returning to Hamden after a two-year hiatus.   The event will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 10am-5pm at Whitneyville Cultural Commons.  Event organizer, Tabitha Logan, joined us on the Hamden Library Podcast- […]

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Connecticut Trails Day 2022!

Connecticut Trails Day weekend is June 4th & 5th.  Events are available for registration all over the state.  You can check for an event nearby or anywhere else in Connecticut on TrailsDay.org. The Connecticut Forest […]

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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 […]

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Recommended by The New York Times

Recently, the New York Times posted a list of recommended movies currently available on Netflix. Here are their recommendations for the films on their list that are available at no charge to Hamden Public Library cardholders through our Hoopla and Kanopy services. […]

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“Tell Your Story” with Jason Reynolds

Author Jason Reynolds (Finalist for 2019 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, Newbury Medal winner, NAACP Image Award winner and other honors) was awarded the honor of, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. In […]

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Writers on Film

“Write what you know,” is the proverbial mantra touted in writing classes around the globe. This may explain the many books and movies that center around a writer as the main character. […]

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Kanopy Video Streaming

Kanopy is an on-demand film streaming service available for free at Hamden Public Library. Hamden Library cardholders can borrow up to 6 titles per month. […]

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Workouts at Home

Having trouble getting motivated? Missing your Zumba class? Yoga class? Strength training?  “Stay safe, Stay home” may be the order of the day (okay, months), but don’t let it keep you on the couch or […]

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Online STEAM with Miss Johnea

Hello All! Today we are using plastic eggs in this reusable, Earth Day inspired craft! By the end, you will have made either a bug or a shaker egg! Bugs You will need: Plastic Easter […]

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Fun Trivia For Kids Of All Ages!

Try out some of these fun trivia games created by one of our talented library staff.   Click the links below and have fun! Disney Animal Matching Game Disney Animal Quiz – Two Truths and […]