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Inflation and the Federal Reserve

After two years of outsized returns even during a pandemic and economic lockdowns, stocks and bonds have both fared poorly in 2022. Why? According to Tim Baker, CFA, Founder and CEO Metric Financial, accelerated inflation […]

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Phonics & The Science of Reading

In 2019, results on national and international exams showed stagnant or declining American performance in reading, and widening gaps between high and low performers.  The causes are diverse, but many experts point to a shortage of educators trained […]

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year 50% of all lifetime […]

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The Many Language Days of April!

April isn’t just a month where rain showers bring May flowers; it’s also a month of fun with many celebrations including National Poetry Month and National Garden Month! Growth and inspiration can be found everywhere […]

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Gas Prices and Ways to Save

Gas prices have reached an all-time high due to demand greatly exceeding the supply.  The economy and workforce has bounced back much faster than the production of many goods and services.  This global inflation coupled […]

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A History of Ukraine

Ukraine is the largest country in Europe by land area of 603,628km2.  It has a population of over 40 million people, an official language of Ukrainian, and is a major world exporter of wheat and […]

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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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Critical Race Theory 101

Chances are you have heard about something called Critical Race Theory(CRT), most likely from watching a national or local television news/opinion show, possibly even on social media.  The issue of CRT has now been localized […]

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November is a special month dedicated to spreading awareness, encouraging education, and dispelling misinformation about diabetes.  November 14th is World Diabetes Day, as it commemorates Sir Frederick Banting’s birthday. Sir Banting, along with Charles Best, […]

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October is Health Literacy Month!

Health Literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information needed to make appropriate health decisions. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) addresses […]

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Electric Vehicles in Connecticut

In 2020, Connecticut unveiled A Policy Framework for Electric Vehicle Adoption to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) and charging station infrastructure, among other things.  Connecticut has committed to an ambitious EV adoption goal […]

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TEENS READ: BOOK REVIEWS BY TEENS

  Hello, friends! Miss Alyssa here to again introduce one of our great readers, Sagarika! Don’t forget that you can always email me or call the library to put the books reviewed on hold for […]

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Media Literacy

The ability to “access, analyze, evaluate, create, and act using all forms of communication” is called media literacy. Read more for some suggestions to help media consumers of all ages improve information analysis and evaluation skills, both around the upcoming election and in general. […]

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Hamden Public Library – Zoom Etiquette

What is Zoom? If you haven’t yet Zoomed, it is likely that you will! More and more people and groups are conducting formal and informal meetings and chats online, that is, virtually, rather than face-to-face […]