2/25/08

Trace Your Roots with Ancestry Library Edition at Clinton Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.