12/16/08

Russ Becker Quartet to perform free concert at Henry Carter Hull Library

Russ Becker Quartet to perform at Henry Carter Hull Library

Contact: David Boudinot
Phone: (860) 669-2342Email: david@hchlibrary.org
URLs: http://www.hchlibrary.org
www.russbecker.com

The Russ Becker Quartet is performing a free jazz concert at the Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton on Sunday, January 4, 2009 at 1:00 pm. The concert will kick off the library's special winter hours.

The Russ Becker Quartet is comprised of Russ Becker on saxophone and clarinet, Stephen Roane on guitar, David Childs on piano, and Jason Apostoleris on drums.

In addition to regular business hours, The Henry Carter Hull Library will be open on Sundays between 12-4 pm during January through March 2009.

This concert is free and open to the public.

More information can be found at www.hchlibrary.org, www.russbecker.com, or by calling the Henry Carter Hull Library at (860) 669-2342.

12/15/08

Back by Popular Demand: Sunday Hours at HCH Library

You asked, we listened!

Our second year of
Sunday Hours begins
Jan 4th, 2009 -March 29th, 2009

Hours: 12pm - 4pm

Listen to some jazz by the Russ Becker Quartet to kick off our second year of Sunday winter hours!

Free coffee provided by The Friends of the Library

Concert begins at 1pm on
January 4th, 2009

Adult Winter 2009 Programs

Happy Holidays from the Staff at The Henry Carter Hull Library!

We're excited to announce some fun Adult Programs for Winter 2009
(Click here for a printable PDF version or view text here)

Here are just some of the special programs in store~

Listen to some live jazz by the Russ Becker Quartet

Meet ATKA, a real, live wolf!

Learn how to make chocolate truffles!

Learn about the history of Jury Duty and hear some amusing stories!

Enhance your well-being with Feng Shui

Celebrate Abe Lincoln's 200th Birthday.....
and more!
Join us at the HCH library for an eventful winter!

The Henry Carter Hull Library
860-669-2342

http://www.hchlibrary.org/

12/1/08

Library Book Sale extended until 12/4/08- Two for One


The HCH Library Book Sale Blowout has been extended until Thursday, Dec 4th at Noon.

All books are now two for the price of one, which means for most books, only 25 cents each!!

Come on down!

11/24/08

Digital TV transition workshop by RadioShack at Clinton Library December 11

Digital TV transition workshop by RadioShack at Clinton Library December 11

On Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 6:30 pm, representatives from RadioShack of Clinton are giving a free demonstration at the Henry Carter Hull Library on the nationwide digital television transition which will occur in Februrary 2009.

Attendees will learn why the digital television transition is occurring, what is needed to continue receiving over-the-air television broadcasts after the conversion occurs, and how to apply for up to two $40 government coupons per household to help reduce the costs of obtaining a digital converter box.

No registration is required for this program. Visit www.hchlibrary.org or call the library at (860) 669-2342.

11/10/08

Book Sale Blowout! Mon., 11/24 - Tues., Dec 2nd, 2008

CLINTON – The Henry Carter Hull Library will be holding a bargain booksale blowout event the week of November 24 to December 2, 2008.

Loads of fiction, non-fiction, children's books, and movies will be available for purchase. New items added daily.

Visit www.hchlibrary.org or call (860) 669-2342 for more information.

Genealogy Workshop at Clinton Library Thurs., Nov. 13

Representatives from the Clinton Historical Society and the Henry Carter Hull Library are presenting a genealogy program on Thursday November 13 at 6:30 pm at the Henry Carter Hull Library.

This free event will cover how to use Ancestry.com and other genealogy websites, how to search the archives of the Clinton Historical Society, and general information about researching your family roots.

No registration is required for this program. Visit www.hchlibrary.org or call (860) 669-2342 for more information.

11/3/08

Computer Classes at the Library Survey

Would you like to see free basic computer classes at The Henry Carter Hull Library? Let us know what classes interest you.

Click Here to take a short survey

Steve De Pino presents wedding photos at Clinton Library Nov. 18

Photographer Steve De Pino is presenting a slide show of wedding photographs at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 6:30 pm as part of the library's "From Behind the Lens" lecture series.

De Pino is a commercial wedding photographer based out of Guilford, Connecticut. Examples of his photography may be seen at http://www.stevedepino.com/.

"From Behind the Lens" is a special Henry Carter Hull Library series of free slide show presentations given by photographers and photojournalists who specialize in different types of photography. This series is currently running between September and November 2008. Visit http://www.hchlibrary.org/ for more information.



Holiday Craft Fair at Clinton Library December 6


Craftspeople and vendors from the Connecticut Shoreline area will present their wares at the 3rd Annual HCH Library Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, December 6, 2008 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm at the Henry Carter Hull Library.

Crafts range from handmade knit items and baked goods to hand crafted soy candles and custom blended coffees. If you are interested in participating there are 1 or 2 tables still available.

To participate, please contact Carol Walter at 860-669-2588 or visit http://www.hchlibrary.org/ for more information.

Wii Tournament Wednesdays at Clinton Library in December


The Henry Carter Hull Library will be hosting free Nintendo Wii Sports tournaments the first three Wednesdays of December 2008 from 5 to 8 pm. Families and all ages are welcome.

Free refreshments will be provided and prizes awarded to winners.

No registration is required for this program.
Visit http://www.hchlibrary.org/ or call (860) 669-2342 for more info.

10/28/08

Make Your Home More Energy Efficient!

Join HCH Library for a FREE program on saving energy!

Representatives from Connecticut Light & Power are presenting a program titled
"Energy Matters" at the Henry Carter Hull Library on
Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 6:30 pm.

Participants will be able to find out how to lower utility bills, conserve energy, and help out the environment. Registration is required for this free program by calling (860) 669-2342.

For more information, please visit www.hchlibrary.org.

10/23/08

Our Town One Read African Music and Dance Celebration

Our Town One Read
African Music and Dance Celebration


Join our community read program and learn more about African culture with a unique African music and dance celebration

This is the culminating event for the
Our Town One Read
Diamonds in the Shadow

Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 2 pm
The Morgan School Auditorium
27 Killingworth Turnpike
Admission is FREE

Fun for the entire family!

A program in cooperation with Clinton Youth and Family Services and the First Selectman’s Task Force on Substance Abuse

10/20/08

Roundtable and Presentation on Local Refugees

Roundtable and Presentation
on Local Refugees


Join us at The Henry Carter Hull Library for a lively presentation and discussion by Chris George, the executive director of Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS) in New Haven, CT


Wednesday, 10/22/08 at 7:00 p.m.






This program is FREE and NO registration is required.

An OUR TOWN ONE READ Program

The Henry Carter Hull Library
10 Killingworth Tpke
Clinton, CT 06413
860-669-2342
http://www.hchlibrary.org/

10/15/08

Free Movie: HOTEL RWANDA, Thurs. 10/16/08, 7pm



Reminder:
FREE Movie at The Henry Carter Hull Library

HOTEL RWANDA

Thursday, Oct. 16th, 2008
7:00 p.m.
in the HCH Library Community Room

Exit 63 off I-95
The Henry Carter Hull Library
Clinton, CT


Discussion to follow the movie.

Popcorn!

10/1/08

The vote is in! HCH Library 9th in the Nation for 2008!

The Henry Carter Hull Library is pleased to announce that it has been rated
NINTH IN THE COUNTRY
for towns with populations of 10,000 to 25,000 people.

HCH Library is ranked SECOND in the state of Connecticut overall
after Darien Public Library in Fairfield County.

These ratings are based on Hennen's American Public Library Ratings
(http://www.haplr-index.com/index.html).

The HCH Library is proud to be nationally ranked for the fourth year in a row, and we thank the patrons and staff for our excellent standings!

9/23/08

Reminder: Author Event ~ Caroline B. Cooney, 9/25/08


Meet the Local Author
Caroline B. Cooney


As a kick-off for Clinton's Our Town One Read program, please join us for an exciting event!
Author Caroline B. Cooney will be at Andrews Memorial Town Hall to discuss and sign her new book,
Diamonds in the Shadow.

Thursday, Sept. 25th at 7:00 p.m.
at Andrews Memorial Town Hall
54 East Main Street, Clinton, CT

A Program in Cooperation with Clinton Youth and Family Services and the First Selectman’s Task Force on Substance Abuse

For more info, please visit The Henry Carter Hull Library's website at http://www.hchlibrary.org/

Let's Learn about Solar Energy!

Let's Learn about Solar Energy!
Representatives from SolarWrights of Guilford are giving a free solar energy presentation at the Henry Carter Hull Library Community Room on Thursday, October 2, 2008 at 6:30 pm.

Photovoltaics, solar hot water, solar space heating, and federal tax credits for greening your energy will be discussed.
This event is free and no registration is required for this program.

The Henry Carter Hull Library
www.hchlibrary.org

9/11/08

"Picturing America" Art Series from The National Endowment for the Humanities

The Henry Carter Hull Library has been awarded a set of high quality Art Posters by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Look for a rotating display of these posters in the library's computer area on the second floor. Click to view some examples in the series.


About Picturing America

Great art speaks powerfully, inspires fresh thinking, and connects us to our past.
Picturing America, an exciting new initiative from the National Endowment for the Humanities, brings masterpieces of American art into classrooms and libraries nationwide. Through this innovative program, students and citizens will gain a deeper appreciation of our country’s history and character through the study and understanding of its art.

The nation’s artistic heritage—our paintings, sculpture, architecture, fine crafts, and photography—offers unique insights into the character, ideals, and aspirations of our country. Picturing America, a far-reaching new program from the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association, brings this vital heritage to all Americans. By bringing high-quality reproductions of notable American art into public and private schools, libraries, and communities, Picturing America gives participants the opportunity to learn about our nation’s history and culture in a fresh and engaging way.

The program uses art as a catalyst for the study of America—the cultural, political, and historical threads woven into our nation’s fabric over time. Collectively, the masterpieces in Picturing America, used in conjunction with the Teachers Resource Book and program Web site, help students experience the humanity of history and enhance the teaching and understanding of America’s past.

About Picturing America from Humanities, September/October 2007, Volume 28/Number 5

9/9/08

Thank you Gala Committee and Patrons for the 11th Successful HCH Library Gala

Patrons, thank you so much for attending the 11th Annual Henry Carter Hull Library Gala.

Our gratitude goes to Gala library committee for improvising a very successful indoor Ball due to the impending Tropical Storm, Hanna.

The band, Groove Time did a tremendous job entertaining the crowd, the exciting Silent Auction bidding was competitive and fun, and good food from Cafe Allegre was enjoyed by all.

Click to View some photos of the event.

8/28/08

Connecticut Bar Association presents free legal workshop at HCH Library

Representatives from the Connecticut Bar Association are providing an Adult Civic Education workshop at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 6:00 pm in the Community Room.

Volunteer attorneys will facilitate a two-hour program in which real-life legal scenarios will be examined. Wiretapping, the death penalty, the right to die, eminent domain, and other state and federal legal issues will be discussed.

This free program requires registration by calling (860) 669-2342.
Visit www.hchlibrary.org for more information.

Wii for Seniors at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Thursdays

The Henry Carter Hull Library is offering a weekly Nintendo Wii program for adults beginning September 11, 2008 through November 20th, 2008.
Instruction will be provided every Thursday between 10 to 12 noon on how to use the Wii and play games such as bowling, boxing, baseball, golf, and tennis.
All adults are welcome to this weekly program and no registration is required.
Visit www.hchlibrary.org for more information.

8/27/08

Binky Concert Huge Success!!

Over 180 people attended the live Binky concert on the Henry Carter Hull Library lawn on Tuesday evening, 8/26/08 to celebrate the library's 1oth year at the Killingworth Turnpike location. Families enjoyed free lemonade, free HCH Library bags, beautiful weather and the triumphant return of Binky.









8/19/08

Presenting OUR TOWN, ONE READ community event


This fall, join your fellow Clinton residents in a community reading of the book Diamonds in the Shadow by local author, Caroline B. Cooney.

How do I participate?
First read the book, then participate in any or all of the programming events planned in the fall. Meet the author, Caroline B. Cooney for a book talk and book signing, participate in book discussions, come to an African Dance Celebration performance and more!

You may borrow the book from the library, or purchase a copy at a discounted rate at HCH Library in Clinton soon.

For more information, please visit




or for a printable informational flyer in PDF format, please click HERE.


The Henry Carter Hull Library 860.669.2342 http://www.hchlibrary.org/

Daniel W. Smith presents photos of Afghanistan and Iraq at Clinton Library Sept. 8

CLINTON – Photojournalist Daniel W. Smith is presenting a slide show of his photographs from Afghanistan and Iraq at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Monday, September 8, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. in the library's Community Room as part of the library's "From Behind the Lens" lecture series. Smith is the Baghdad correspondent for Bahrain TV English, he blogs for the New Haven Advocate, and works as a photographer for various non-governmental organizations. He currently lives in Baghdad, but is based in New Haven.
"From Behind the Lens" is a special Henry Carter Hull Library series of free slide show presentations given by photographers and photojournalists who specialize in different types of photography. This series is currently running between September and November 2008. Visit http://www.hchlibrary.org/ for more information, or visit Mr. Smith's website at http://www.danielwsmith.com/


This event is FREE.

8/12/08

Registration for HCH Children's Room Programs Begins on 8/20/08



Announcing
The Henry Carter Hull Library's
Children's Room
Fall 2008 Programs!

The HCH Kids's Room has exciting Fall 2008 activities in store!


Walk In Storytimes

Beginning Spanish

Music with Margie

K-Boogie

Paws to Read

Baby / Yourself ~~ Funs Begun for Ones ~~ Two Time
(Registration begins on Sept 20th)

First Fridays with Claudia Mathison

Preschooler's Fair

Kindergarten Rocks



Click HERE to view a printable PDF of the Fall 2008 Schedule!

Registration begins on 8/20/08

7/31/08

Wii Wednesdays extended through August!

Due to popular demand and the fantastic turnout, we will be continuing Wii Wednesdays throughout August!

Each Wednesday in August from 5 pm - 8 pm, the Wii will be available to play in either the Community Room or the Small Conference Room at The Henry Carter Hull Library.

Players may pick from the Wii Sports or Wii Play games that the library owns, or they may bring their own games. All ages are welcome!

Coming Soon~ Wii for Seniors every Thursday morning!

6/30/08

HCH Gala 2008 tickets on sale Fri. Aug. 1st

Mark your calendars!

The 11th Annual Henry Carter Hull Library Gala is
Saturday, September 6th, 2008


NEW THIS YEAR:
HCH is accepting credit cards for ticket purchases and for Silent Auction purchases.

Tickets for the 2008 Gala are $75 per person and include hors d'oeuvres, dinner, beer and wine, live music, dancing and an opportunity to peruse many Silent Auction items. The HCH Gala sells out quickly, so buy your tickets early.

For more information on the Gala or items up for auction, check back to our website often.
HCH Gala 2008 website
See you there!

6/16/08

HCH Library to Celebrate 10 Year Milestone

During the last week of August, 1998 the Henry Carter Hull Library opened its doors at 10 Killingworth Turnpike for the first time. Back then, hundreds of community members helped move all the books and equipment from the small-but-charming West Main Street location into the spacious, newly redesigned building. Loyal patrons from all over the shoreline have enjoyed the library’s growth in its collections, programs and services. Now it’s time to celebrate both our space and the people who use!

Here are the activities planned by the staff and Board of Trustees to mark our first decade on Rt. 81:

Why I Love MY Henry Carter Hull Library contest
Children and adults will be able to present the reasons why their public library enriches their lives. Submissions can be in the form of essays, videos or slide shows. Submissions must be received by 5:00 pm, Friday, August 1, 2008. “Celebrity” judges will choose the winners. Categories: Children, Grades 1-4; Preteens, Grades 5-8; Teens, Grades 9-12, and Adults. Official rules can be picked up at the library or found on the library’s website, http://www.hchlibrary.org/. The winners will be announced, and their testimonials read/viewed, on August 26 at 4:00 pm.

Extreme Playhouse Makeover Contest
The playhouse in the preschooler’s playroom is showing its age. YOU are showing your creativity when you enter this makeover challenge. Here’s how it works: Submit your plan for the redesign of the playhouse by June 30, 2008. Develop a new vision, including furnishings. It must be both sturdy and intriguing enough to stimulate the imaginations of young children for another decade or so. Proposals will be judged by a design expert and early childhood educator.
The winner will be announced on August 1 and given $100.00 rehabilitate the playhouse. The finished playhouse will be presented to the public on August 26 at 4:30pm.

Presenting: The Teen Room
Teens will now have a special place to call their own at the Henry Carter Hull Library. All summer long we will be transforming space on the second floor into an area where teens can study, email, socialize and read. We will have a suggestion box available for teens to offer ideas about what their area should be named.
The teen area, either in-progress or finished, will be viewed on August 26 at 4:00pm.

FREE Library Logo Reusable Grocery Bags

BINKY’S BACK!!!!
Families with children aged 8 and younger are invited to bring their picnic supper to the library lawn on Tuesday, August 26 at 5:30pm. Lemonade will be provided by the library. At 6:00pm, BINKY will perform!! You know this group as the talented MusicTogether teachers who played to an SRO crowd last March.

All library programs are free. Questions: call 860-669-2342.

6/6/08

HCH Library Announces Summer 2008 Children’s Room Programs

Summer is around the corner! Kids and their families will find a wide variety of educational and entertaining programs and materials to delight them.
View Summer Program flyer

Join the Caterpillar Hunter as he explores a vegetable garden for some elusive bugs and more!Be a contestant in the Percy Jackson Trivia Contest! Dance and sing with Kathleen in K-Boogie Kids!Meet the author of "Hey, There, Stink Bug!", Leslie Bulion, and learn about the poetry process! Create your own bookmark! Bee amazed & learn about honey bees! See a live bee hive and sample some honey!Eat some pizza and discuss books in the Nutmeg Book Club!

Registration is required for some programs where space is limited and begins Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at 9:00am. Register by phone at (860) 669-2342, in person, or online.

6/1/08

Magazines at The Henry Carter Hull Library: Not Just “Time” and “Newsweek”

Magazines at The Henry Carter Hull Library: Not Just “Time” and “Newsweek”

Contact: Lisa Gugliotti
Phone: (860) 669-2342Email: lisa@hchlibrary.org
URL: http://www.hchlibrary.org

By borrowing magazines from the library, you’ll save money! Come to the library to read the latest hot issue of your favorite magazine.

The Henry Carter Hull Library subscribes to over one hundred magazine titles. World news, fitness, photography, antiques; cooking, entertainment, parenting and children’s magazines are just some of the topics that the magazines cover.

No time for a library visit? Search over six hundred magazine and newspaper titles from your computer at www.hchlibrary.org under “databases”.

5/22/08

The Henry Carter Hull Library Wins a Nintendo Wii Game

Contact: Lisa Gugliotti
Phone: (860) 669-2342
Email: lisa@hchlibrary.org
URL: http://www.hchlibrary.org

The Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton has won a Nintendo Wii gaming console in the 2nd Annual InfoAnytime contest, sponsored by the Connecticut Library Consortium.

InfoAnytime is a real-time, web-based reference service that provides live librarians to assist students, faculty and the public in finding information to support their research.

In the manner of March Madness basketball brackets, the contest began with sixty-four Connecticut libraries, and ended in a four day battle between Groton Public Library and The Henry Carter Hull Library. Staff, patrons, and library board members worked together to promote this service, resulting in 209 complete InfoAnytime reference transactions from May 5 to May 16. Library director Maribeth Breen said, “I knew I was competitive, but I had no idea how competitive the rest of the staff was!”

Watch soon for Wii programs at the library for all ages.

Access this free service on the library website at www.hchlibrary.org.

5/15/08

Clinton Rotary Donates Flag to The Henry Carter Hull Library

Clinton Rotary Donates Flag to HCH Library


David Boudinot of HCH and Jim Beardsley, Linda Beavers, and Darlene May of the Clinton Rotary Club retire the old flag and put up the new. Thanks to the Rotary for a very bright new flag made in the USA!

5/12/08

Bonsai Discussion Attracts over 60 Local Residents

Tom Lee, president of the China Trade Bonsai Society, discussed "Art and Philosophy of Bonsai and Penjing" to a crowd of over 60 people on Thursday, May 8th at The Henry Carter Hull Library.












(Photos by David Boudinot)

4/21/08

Bonsai Lecture at library in Clinton, CT

Art of Bonsai lecture at the Henry Carter Hull Library

Contact: David Boudinot
Phone: (860) 669-2342Email: david@hchlibrary.org
URL: http://www.hchlibrary.org

Tom Lee, president of the China Trade Bonsai Society, will give a lecture titled "Art and Philosophy of Bonsai and Penjing" on Thursday, May 8 at 6:30 pm at the Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton. Lee's lecture will cover the history and philosophy of styling trees using Japanese bonsai and Chinese penjing techniques, as well as care tips.

Information will be provided on how to learn this living art form of styling trees in a pot or tray. A number of bonsai and penjing from Lee's personal collection will be on display and attendees are encouraged to bring any bonsai trees they may have to get tips on their care.

Lee is the current President of the China Trade Bonsai Society in New London, Ct. and a Board of Director of the New Haven Bonsai Society.

This lecture is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Up-to-date information can be found at www.hchlibrary.org, or by calling the Henry Carter Hull Library at (860) 669-2342.

4/20/08

Results for the 2nd Annual Edible Books Festival

Please view the photos for the Second Annual Edible Books Festival entries (2008). The festival was part of HCH Library's National Library Week program activities. The entries were creative as well as yummy.

http://www.hchlibrary.org/edible_books_2008.php

4/15/08

A Huge Thank You to VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

The HCH Library wishes to thank Len Fried and his group of volunteer accountants who donated countless hours of their personal time to help citizens in lower income brackets file their taxes for free.

VITA, or the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, filed taxes for over THREE HUNDRED THIRTY-THREE people at the library this year.

Congratulations and a huge round of applause goes to VITA for this invaluable community service.

4/4/08

"We The People" Bookshelf


David Boudinot, Programming Librarian, is happy to announce that the Henry Carter Hull Library is one of 3,000 libraries in the nation selected to receive the We the People "Created Equal" Bookshelf collection! HCH Library will receive the following selection of books and in the next year the library will be running several children's and YA programs supporting the "Created Equal" theme.


Kindergarten to Grade 3
The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen
The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln
Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco
Pink y Say by Patricia Polacco (translated by Alejandra Lopez Varela)


Grades 4 to 6
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
Give Me Liberty! The Story of the Declaration of Independence by Russell Freedman
Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman
Many Thousand Gone: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom by Virginia Hamilton
Lyddie by Katherine Paterson
Lyddie by Katherine Paterson (translated by Rosa Benavides)


Grades 7 to 8
Saturnalia by Paul Fleishman
Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Russell Freedman
Abraham Lincoln the Writer: A Treasury of His Greatest Speeches And Letters edited by Harold Holzer
Breaking Through by Francisco Jiménez
Senderos Fronterizos: Breaking Through Spanish Edition by Francisco Jiménez

Grades 9 to 12
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution by Natalie S. Bober
That All People May Be One People, Send Rain to Wash the Face of the Earth by Nez Perce Chief Joseph
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Flores Para Algernon by Daniel Keyes (translated by Paz Barroso)
Lincoln’s Virtues: An Ethical Biography by William Lee Miller
Amistad: A Novel by David Pesci

Bonus:
History in a Box Kit on Abraham Lincoln

This kit, developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, contains a resource book (print and CD formats), DVD, interactive CD-ROM, and posters, featuring primary source documents, photographs, artwork, maps, songs, and other teaching resources. Snip from the National Endowment for the Humanities website:


The American nation, observed Abraham Lincoln, was “conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” The “Created Equal” Bookshelf provides opportunities for young people to explore what the Revolutionary generation meant when it declared that “all men are created equal.” What challenges has America faced, and where has it shown progress, in its efforts to live up to the ideal of universal human equality? How did Abraham Lincoln, whose bicentennial we celebrate in 2009, contribute to the idea and the reality of human equality in America?


In this, the fifth We the People Bookshelf program, 3,000 libraries will receive a set of classic books related to the “Created Equal” theme. The National Endowment for the Humanities is proud to offer this program in cooperation with the American Library Association.

3/27/08

Author Jennifer Block visiting Henry Carter Hull Library to talk about childbirth issues

Journalist and author Jennifer Block visiting Henry Carter Hull Library to talk about childbirth issues

Contact: David Boudinot
Phone: (860) 669-2342Email: david@hchlibrary.org
URL: http://www.hchlibrary.org & http://www.jenniferblock.com

Jennifer Block will be reading from her book "Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care" at the Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton, Connecticut on Thursday April 24, 2008 at 6:00 pm. A discussion and book signing will follow.

"Pushed" is a provocative and incisive analysis of childbirth in the age of machines, malpractice, and managed care. From cesarean sections to certain birth practices being outlawed in several states, Block investigates how childbirth is managed and in some cases mismanaged in North America.

Jennifer Block is a former editor at Ms. Magazine and an editor of the revised Our Bodies, Ourselves . Her work has appeared in such publications as the Village Voice, The Nation, Mother Jones, and ELLE. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Block's book will be available for purchase at this free event. Please call the library to register.

For more information, visit www.hchlibrary.org or call the library at (860) 669-2342.

3/19/08

Presentation on The Carpenters at the Henry Carter Hull Library

Presentation on The Carpenters at the Henry Carter Hull Library

Contact: David Boudinot
Phone: (860) 669-2342Email: david@hchlibrary.org
URL: http://www.hchlibrary.org

Bill Hosley, the Director of the New Haven Museum and Historical Society will be giving a presentation titled "Yesterday Once More: New Haven Remembers The Carpenters," on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 6:30 pm at the Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton, Connecticut. Hosley's multimedia presentation illuminates the music of The Carpenters, explores their roots in New Haven, and examines their triumphs and tragedies.

The Carpenters, consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter, are one of the best-selling bands of the 1970s and all-time. Their soft and melodic musical style has inspired many and influenced countless bands.

This presentation is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Please visit www.hchlibrary.org or call the library at (860) 669-2342 for more information.

3/12/08

Author of “Cooperative Village” to visit the Henry Carter Hull Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Author of “Cooperative Village” to visit the Henry Carter Hull Library

Contact: David Boudinot
Phone: (860) 669-2342Email: david@hchlibrary.org
URL: http://www.hchlibrary.org & http://www.carolmrp.com/press.htm

Author Frances Madeson will be putting on a performance and reading from portions of her novel “Cooperative Village,” at the Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton, Connecticut on Thursday April 17, 2008 at 6:00 pm. A discussion about the USA PATRIOT Act and book signing will follow.

“Cooperative Village” is a humorous novel about a woman who discovers the dead body of an elderly neighbor on the laundry room floor of her apartment building. What follows is a strange and over-the-top tale of life, love, and liberty in lower Manhattan which involves libraries, the USA PATRIOT Act, and how to get through the complexities of a 21st-century American urban village.

Playwright and novelist, Frances Madeson, began her career as a Legislative Aide in the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor in Washington, D.C., and has worked in New York City law firms and nonprofit organizations for more than 20 years. Cooperative Village is her debut book.

This event is part of a week long celebration of National Library Week from April 13 - 19 at the Henry Carter Hull Library.

Madeson's book will be available for purchase at this free event. Registration is required.

Please visit www.hchlibrary.org or call the library at (860) 669-2342 for more information.

HCH Library Celebrates National Library Week

The Henry Carter Hull Library celebrates National Library Week (April 13 - April 19, 2008) with exciting programs, free coffee, and a Food for Fines drive.

For the kids, the Children's Room offers a Mommy & Me Exercise Class on Friday, and the 2nd Annual Edible Books Festival on Saturday.

We have free coffee all week in the lobby, generously sponsored by Malone's Coffee House in downtown Clinton.

Join us on Thursday for a special author event!

Author Frances Madeson will be putting on a performance and reading from portions of her novel “Cooperative Village,” at the Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton, Connecticut on Thursday April 17, 2008 at 6:00 pm. A discussion about the USA PATRIOT Act and book signing will follow.

And finally, in lieu of fines for your currently overdue materials, please bring in some non-perishable foods for Clinton's Families Helping Families.

Happy Library Week!

3/3/08

Third Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party at library in Clinton

Third Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party at library in Clinton

Contact: Carol Walter
Phone: (860) 669-2342Email: david@hchlibrary.org
URL: http://www.hchlibrary.org
http://www.askyourfather.net/

The Henry Carter Hull Library is hosting a free St. Patrick’s Day Party on Sunday March 16 from 1-4 pm. The band Ask Your Father will perform Celtic Music and the students of the Katherine Mulkerin School of Dance will be putting on an Irish step-dance performance. Refreshments will be served.

More information can be found at www.hchlibrary.org, www.askyourfather.net,
or by calling the Henry Carter Hull Library at (860) 669-2342.

3/2/08

Binky Rocks the House on March 2, 2008

The band, "Binky" performed a stellar concert to a packed Community Room at The Henry Carter Hull Library on Sunday, March 2, 2008.

Little feet were dancing and a good time was had by all. The band is comprised of Jessica Nevins, Anastasia Lepore, Amy Forbes, Cary Howes, Abraham Wilson & Kathleen Cartwright, all Music Together performers from Connecticut.











3/1/08

Mashantucket Pequot Museum to give presentation at library in Clinton

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Mashantucket Pequot Museum to give presentation at library in Clinton

Contact: David Boudinot
Phone: (860) 669-2342Email: david@hchlibrary.org
URL: http://www.hchlibrary.org

Representatives of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum will be giving a presentation about the museum at the Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton on Sunday, March 9 at 12:30 pm. Steve Cook, Head Curator of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, will talk about the Museum’s collection of contemporary and historical Native American art and Betsy Peterson, Head of Information Resources, will be presenting an overview of the libraries, archives, and special collections of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. Reproduction artifacts will be available for the audience to view and handle.

This event is part of “Museums at the Library,” a free lecture series at the Henry Carter Hull Library which showcases many New England area museums throughout the winter.

“Museums at the Library” is a forum for the public to interact with curators, directors, education coordinators, and docents from many of New England’s finest museums. Several of the museums will show slides of art from their collections, and in some cases, will bring real artifacts and memorabilia to Clinton.

Each lecture is free and no registration is required.

More information can be found at www.hchlibrary.org or by calling the Henry Carter Hull Library at (860) 669-2342.

2/25/08

Trace Your Roots with Ancestry Library Edition at Clinton Library

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Trace Your Roots with Ancestry Library Edition at Clinton Library

Contact: Lisa Gugliotti
Phone: (860) 669-2342Email: lisa@hchlibrary.org
URL: http://www.hchlibrary.org


February 25, 2008 (Clinton, CT) – The Henry Carter Hull Library has a new resource that uses technology to make tracing family trees easier. Ancestry® Library edition, a Web-based reference tool, will allow residents to start exploring their roots by searching a surname. Ancestry Library Edition stores millions of records online and checks them instantly for the name, revealing such details as military, birth and death records, past addresses and even immigration information. Ancestry Library edition has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas.

Patrons may access this database for free by visiting the library during normal business hours.

Visit our website at www.hchlibrary.org or call the Henry Carter Hull Library at (860) 669-2342.

2/13/08

Clinton Resident to speak about Presidential Pets

Clinton Resident to speak about Presidential Pets

Contact: David Boudinot
Phone: (860) 669-2342Email: david@hchlibrary.org
URL: http://www.hchlibrary.org

Shannon McEvoy of Clinton, Connecticut, will be giving a presentation on presidential pets at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 6:00 pm.

Her presentation titled “Presidential Pets: the Animals of the White House” takes a look at the history of dogs, cats, livestock, and exotic animals have inhabited America’s most famous house.

This event is free and no registration is required.

More information can be found at www.hchlibrary.org or by calling the Henry Carter Hull Library at (860) 669-2342.

2/5/08

Wadsworth Atheneum to visit library in Clinton

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Wadsworth Atheneum to visit library in Clinton

Contact: David Boudinot
Phone: (860) 669-2342Email: david@hchlibrary.org
URL: http://www.hchlibrary.org

Guilford resident Diane Macris, a docent from the Wadsworth Atheneum, is giving a free lecture and slide show at the Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton on Sunday, February 17 at 12:30 pm. Her presentation will cover the museum’s history, art collections, and the new Impressionists by the Sea exhibition.

This event is part of “Museums at the Library,” a free lecture series at the Henry Carter Hull Library which showcases many New England area museums throughout the winter.

“Museums at the Library” is a forum for the public to interact with curators, directors, education coordinators, and docents from many of New England’s finest museums. Several of the museums will show slides of art from their collections, and in some cases, will bring real artifacts and memorabilia to Clinton.

Each lecture is free and no registration is required.

More information can be found at www.hchlibrary.org or by calling the Henry Carter Hull Library at (860) 669-2342.

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2/4/08

Clinton Resident to speak about Presidential Pets

Clinton Resident to speak about Presidential Pets

Contact: David Boudinot
Phone: (860) 669-2342Email: david@hchlibrary.org
URL: http://www.hchlibrary.org

Shannon McEvoy of Clinton, Connecticut, will be giving a presentation on presidential pets at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 6:00 pm.

Her presentation titled "Presidential Pets: the Animals of the White House" takes a look at the history of dogs, cats, livestock, and exotic animals that have inhabited America's most famous house.

This event is free and no registration is required.

More information can be found at www.hchlibrary.org or by calling the Henry Carter Hull Library at (860) 669-2342.

2/1/08

Basketball Hall of Fame to bring memorabilia to library in Clinton

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Basketball Hall of Fame to bring memorabilia to library in Clinton

Contact: David Boudinot
Phone: (860) 669-2342Email: david@hchlibrary.org
URL: http://www.hchlibrary.org

Representatives from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts are visiting the Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton on Tuesday, February 26 at 6:30 pm to give a presentation and show off basketball memorabilia.
Historic jerseys and other items from the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, and University of Connecticut Huskies will be displayed.

This event is part of “Museums at the Library,” a free lecture series at the Henry Carter Hull Library which showcases many New England area museums throughout the winter.

“Museums at the Library” is a forum for the public to interact with curators, directors, education coordinators, and docents from many of New England’s finest museums. Several of the museums will show slides of art from their collections, and in some cases, will bring real artifacts and memorabilia to Clinton.

Each lecture is free and no registration is required.

More information can be found at www.hchlibrary.org or by calling the Henry Carter Hull Library at (860) 669-2342.

Free Ballroom Dance Class to be held at the Henry Carter Hull Library

Free Ballroom Dance Class to be held at the Henry Carter Hull Library

Contact: David Boudinot
Phone: (860) 669-2342Email: david@hchlibrary.org
URL: http://www.hchlibrary.org

CLINTON - Sharyn Berman of Dancealife Productions will be teaching a free ballroom dance class at the Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton on Sunday February 10, 2008 at 12:30 pm. Instruction will be given on the waltz and tango. All skill levels and those over age 8 are encouraged to attend.

Please call the library at (860) 669-2342 to register for this class.

Dancealife Productions was founded in 1999, by dance instructor/performer Sharyn Berman, of Westbrook. Berman has been known to teach a variety of dance classes in a fun, comfortable environment.

In addition to regular business hours, The Henry Carter Hull Library will be open on Sundays between 12-4 pm during January through March 2008.

More information can be found at www.hchlibrary.org, www.dancealife.com or by calling the Henry Carter Hull Library at (860) 669-2342.

Authors of ‘Identical Strangers’ to visit the Henry Carter Hull Library



Authors of ‘Identical Strangers’ to visit the Henry Carter Hull Library

Contact: David Boudinot
Phone: (860) 669-2342Email: david@hchlibrary.org
URL: http://www.hchlibrary.org & http://www.identicalstrangersbook.com

Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein, authors of the book “Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited” will be speaking at the Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton, Connecticut on Thursday February 7, 2008 at 6:00 pm.

Identical twins Schein and Bernstein were separated at birth in the 1960s, adopted by different families, and studied by researchers as part of a twin research study on the effects of nature versus nurture. Through unusual circumstances Schein and Bernstein recently learned of each others existence and their book “Identical Strangers” is an honest and fascinating account of their experience from the first time they met to tracking down information on why they were separated.

The authors will be signing books immediately following their reading. Books will be available for purchase at the event and proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Library.

This event is free and registration is required. Please call the library at (860) 669-2342 to register.

Henry Carter Hull Library Review of Identical Strangers:

Some stories seem too strange to be true, but in the case of Identical Strangers, where twins are separated at birth for a research study, the unusual and coincidental are absolutely true. This memoir goes back and forth between Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein, twins who were put up for adoption at 6 months old and raised with different families. Their story begins when they are in their thirties with the startling news from the adoption agency that "you have an identical twin." What follows is an honest and quite touching account written half and half by each sister where similarities and differences are discovered, a search for their biological mother turns up the unexpected, and the mystery of why twins would be separated at birth is investigated. This is one of the more intriguing reads of 2007.

More information can be found at www.hchlibrary.org, www.identicalstrangersbook.com, or by calling the Henry Carter Hull Library at (860) 669-2342.

1/15/08

Florence Griswold Museum to visit library in Clinton

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Florence Griswold Museum to visit library in Clinton

Contact: David Boudinot
Phone: (860) 669-2342Email: david@hchlibrary.org
URL: http://www.hchlibrary.org

David Rau, the Director of Education at the Florence Griswold Museum, is giving a free lecture at the Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton on Tuesday, January 29 at 6:30 pm. His lecture is titled “An Alphabetical Introduction to the Past, Present, and Future of the Florence Griswold Museum.”

Rau will share the history of the museum, discuss current and future exhibitions, and show examples of American Impressionist art.

The Florence Griswold Museum, located in Old Lyme, Connecticut, is considered to be the home of American Impressionism.

This event is part of “Museums at the Library,” a lecture series at the Henry Carter Hull Library which showcases many New England area museums throughout the winter.

“Museums at the Library” is a forum for the public to interact with curators, directors, education coordinators, and docents from many of New England’s finest museums. Several of the museums will show slides of art from their collections, and in some cases, will bring real artifacts and memorabilia to Clinton.

Each lecture is free and no registration is required.

More information can be found at www.hchlibrary.org or by calling the Henry Carter Hull Library at (860) 669-2342.

1/6/08

HCH Library Kicks Off Sunday Hours in Winter with The Russ Becker Quartet

The HCH Library is now open on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in January, February & March. The Russ Becker Quartet performed at HCH Library on Sunday, January 6th, 2008 to a large, appreciative crowd.




1/1/08

New England Air Museum to visit library in Clinton

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New England Air Museum to visit library in Clinton

Contact: David Boudinot
Phone: (860) 669-2342Email: david@hchlibrary.org
URL: http://www.hchlibrary.org

Mike Speciale, the director of the New England Air Museum, is giving a free lecture and slide show at the Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton on Tuesday, January 15 at 6:30 pm. His presentation will cover the New England Air Museum’s collection of aeronautical artifacts, exhibitions, and history.

This event is part of “Museums at the Library,” a lecture series at the Henry Carter Hull Library which showcases many New England area museums throughout the winter.

“Museums at the Library” is a forum for the public to interact with curators, directors, education coordinators, and docents from many of New England’s finest museums. Several of the museums will show slides of art from their collections, and in some cases, will bring real artifacts and memorabilia to Clinton.

Each lecture is free and no registration is required.

More information can be found at www.hchlibrary.org or by calling the Henry Carter Hull Library at (860) 669-2342.