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.


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.



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.


"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

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.