12/31/09

Learn how to use JobNow, a job skills resource at the Clinton Library January 11, 2010

Learn How to Use JobNow, a Job Skills Resource at the HCH Library

Jobseekers and those looking to improve their résumé are invited to the Henry Carter Hull Library on Monday, January 11, 2010 at 6:00 pm for a live demonstration of the new JobNow service.

JobNow is an online service that the library has subscribed to which provides free résumé critiques and live interview chat sessions with job coaches.

Librarian David Boudinot will demonstrate the strengths of JobNow and how it can be used to improve your résumé or build confidence for an interview.

This event is free and registration is not required.

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

12/29/09

HCH Library open seven days a week from January to March

Clinton Library Open 7 Days a Week from Jan - March

In addition to regular business hours, The Henry Carter Hull Library will be open every Sunday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

The Henry Carter Hull Library's winter hours start Sunday, January 3, 2010 and end March 28, 2010.

12/22/09

Made in L.A. Documentary at the Clinton Library January 21, 2010

Made in L.A. Documentary at the Clinton Library January 21, 2010

http://www.pbs.org/pov/madeinla

A free screening of Made in L.A. by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar will be shown at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 6:30 pm. This free event is a collaboration with Point Of View (POV), PBS’ award-winning non-fiction film series. Registration is not required.

Follow the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a trendy clothing retailer. This Emmy-award winning documentary reveals the impact of the struggle on each woman's life as they are gradually transformed by the experience. Compelling, humorous, deeply human, Made in L.A. is a story about immigration, the power of unity and the courage it takes to find your voice.

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

12/16/09

Borrow a Ukulele from HCH Library!

Borrow a Ukulele from HCH Library

Teach yourself how to play the ukulele! Jumpin’ Jim Beloff of Flea Market Music has generously donated a Flea Ukulele to The Henry Carter Hull Library. The instrument may be borrowed for two weeks and includes an instructional DVD, songbook and carrying case.

A $25 refundable deposit is required to borrow the instrument.

12/3/09

Calling All Local Artists!


Calling All Local Artists!

Would you like to exhibit your materials at
The Henry Carter Hull Library?

If you have created a collection of ready to hang art with more than ten pieces, please let us know how we can preview your materials, or submit some examples via email, and we will consider placing your artwork in the library for our once a month rotation.

The library has previously displayed paintings, rugs, quilts and photography exhibits.

Contact the library by clicking HERE.

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Use this link to Amazon and the HCH Library Benefits

Use the link below to Amazon.com and the HCH Library Benefits
It's that holiday time of the year.
If you are an Amazon shopper, please consider using the link below to Amazon, which at no extra cost to you, a portion of your purchase will be donated back to the library!

Thank you and happy holidays!

11/30/09

Book Club Collection Available at HCH Library

Book Club Collection Available at HCH Library

Browse our list of book titles available at HCH Library with three or more copies.
Use this list as a suggestion for your next book club selection!

A lesson before dying by Gaines, Ernest J.
American Pastoral by Philip Roth
A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens, Charles
A walk in the woods : rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
by Bryson, Bill.
All I really need to know I learned in
kindergarten : uncommon thoughts on common things by Fulghum, Robert.
And she was : a novel by Dyson, Cindy
As you like it by Shakespeare
Big boned : a Heather Wells mystery by Cabot, Meg.
Blink : the power of thinking
without thinking by Gladwell, Malcolm
City of thieves by Benioff, David.
Confessions of a shopaholic by Kinsella, Sophie
David Copperfield by Dickens, Charles
Dream country by Rice, Luanne.
Ellen Foster by Gibbons, Kaye
Extremely loud and incredibly close by Foer, Jonathan Safran
For one more day by Albom, Mitch
Friday night lights : a town, a team, and a dream by Bissinger, H. G.
Gib and the gray ghost by Snyder, Zilpha Keatley.
Girl in hyacinth blue by Vreeland, Susan.
Great Expectations by Dickens, Charles
Haters by Valdes-Rodriguez, Alisa.
Heart-shaped box by Hill, Joe.
Icy Sparks by Rubio, Gwyn Hyman
Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster by
Krakauer, Jon.
Joy school by Berg, Elizabeth,
Killing Pablo : the hunt for the world's greatest outlaw by Bowden, Mark
Life changing stories of coming of age by edited by Thomas Dyja.
Life of Pi : a novel by Martel, Yann.
Marley and me by John Grogan
Me talk pretty one day by Sedaris, David.
My sister's keeper : a novel by Picoult, Jodi
Night fall by DeMille, Nelson.
Nineteen minutes : a novel by Picoult, Jodi
On the road by Kerouac, Jack
Paranoid Park by Nelson, Blake
Persepolis by Satrapi, Marjane
Please stop laughing at me : one woman's inspirational story
by Blanco, Jodee
Prey by Crichton, Michael
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books by Nafisi, Azar.
Sick girl by Silverstein, Amy.
Snow flower and the secret fan : a novel by See, Lisa.
Snow in August : a novel by Hamill, Pete
The alchemist by Coelho, Paulo.
The bean trees by Kingsolver, Barbara.
The book thief by Zusak, Markus.
The color of water by McBride, James
The crying of lot 49 by Pynchon, Thomas.
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time : a novel by Haddon, Mark.
The deep end of the ocean by Mitchard, Jacquelyn.
The demon in the freezer by Preston, Richard
The Devil wears Prada by Weisberger, Lauren
The epic of Gilgamesh
The five people you meet in heaven by Albom, Mitch
The glass castle : a memoir by Walls, Jeannette.
The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald, F. Scott
The hobbit, or, There and back again by Tolkien, J. R. R.
The killer angels by Shaara, Michael.
The kite runner by Hosseini, Khaled.
The little prince by Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de
The lords of discipline by Conroy, Pat.
The lovely bones : a novel by Sebold, Alice.
The memory keeper's daughter by Edwards, Kim
The miracle life of Edgar Mint : a novel by Udall, Brady.
The notebook by Sparks, Nicholas.
The pact : a love story by Picoult, Jodi,
The poisonwood Bible : a novel by Kingsolver, Barbara.
The power of one by Courtenay, Bryce.
The road by McCarthy, Cormac
The secret life of bees by Kidd, Sue Monk.
The shadow of the wind by Ruiz Zafón, Carlos
The third angel : a novel by Hoffman, Alice.
The valley of fear by Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir
The wedding by Sparks, Nicholas.
Thirteen moons : a novel by Frazier, Charles
Tituba of Salem Village, by Petry, Ann Lane
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Twilight by Meyer, Stephenie
What I saw and how I lied by Blundell, Judy.
Wins, losses, and lessons : an autobiography by Holtz, Lou.
Wuthering heights by Brontë, Emily

11/23/09

Meet author Jordan Sonnenblick!


Meet the author Jordan Sonnenblick

Jordan Sonnenblick, author of Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie—a 2010 Older Nutmeg Book Award nominee—will visit the Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 3:45 pm.

Jordan will read an excerpt from After Ever After, the sequel to Drums… which will be published in February, 2010.

Copies of his books will be available for purchase and autographing.






11/21/09

Itch to Stitch at the HCH Library

Knitting, Needlecraft, Crocheting on the First and Third Tuesdays of the Month

Got an ITCH to STITCH? Can’t find the time for your needlecraft hobby? Dedicate a few hours a month to your project with some fellow hobbyists at the library. Bring your project or we’ll help you find one. Set aside this relaxing time to work on your project and meet some new friends!

ALL SKILL LEVELS. Mark your Calendar! First & Third Tuesdays of each month @ 6:30 p.m. at Henry Carter Hull Library

11/19/09

Free Movie Screening this Sunday, 11/22/09 at The Morgan School

Please Join the Clinton Biofuel Initiative for a FREE viewing of the award winning film:

FUEL

Directed by Josh Tickell
www.thefuelfilm.com

Sunday November 22nd at 3:30pm to 6:30pm.at the Morgan School Auditorium.
27 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton, CT, Exit 63 off I-95

Refreshments will be served & Donations will be accepted for Families Helping Families, food and fuel assistance for Clinton residents.

Meet with Hale Hill Biofuels of Chester, Greenleaf Biofuels of Guilford, The Clinton Biofuel Initiative, Families Helping Families and The Morgan Climate Committee after the film for more information and how you can get involved to help make a positive change in our community.

Running Time: 111 minutes
This Film Is Not Rated

“Dynamic and persuasive. It’s a must-see, and not just for environmentalists.”
SEATTLE TIMES

11/16/09

Local Children's Author Event @ HCH Library!






Local Children's Author
Gayle Byrne

Tues. Dec. 1st, 2009
6:30 p.m.



Killingworth Library's Children's Librarian and former HCH Library staff member reads her warm & comforting book about a darling child raised by her grandparents at The Henry Carter Hull Library on Tuesday, December 1st, 2009, 6:30 p.m.

Did you know that nationwide grandparents are the primary caregivers for 4.5 million children? Join Gayle in conversation about grandparent-led families, her own among them.
Learn about valuable resources that support unique families. Children are welcome.
Book purchase & signing available @ the event.

11/2/09

Library Closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Library is Closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 in observance of Veterans Day.

History of Children’s Literature Seminar at the Henry Carter Hull Library, November 18, 2009

History of Children’s Literature Seminar at the HCH Library, Nov 18, 2009

Timothy Young, a curator from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University is presenting a lecture at the Henry Carter Hull Library on the history of children’s literature Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 6:30 pm. This free lecture is co-hosted by the Clinton Historical Society and the Friends of the Henry Carter Hull Library. No registration is required.

Young is the author of the book “Drawn to Enchant: original children's book art in the Betsy Beinecke Shirley collection” which illuminates the development of childrens' books from the early days of American Independence up to the present day. Young will give a slide-show tour of the gems of the Betsy Beinecke Shirley collection and discuss the history of children’s literature in Connecticut.

Long Term Care Seminar at the Henry Carter Hull Library, November 16, 2009

Long Term Care Seminar at the Henry Carter Hull Library, Non 16, 2009

A seminar on long term care will be offered at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Monday, November 16, 2009 at 6:30 pm. Local care options, information about the Connecticut Partnership for Long Term Care, and planning options available including long-term care insurance will be discussed. Adults of all ages are encouraged to attend this free seminar to learn how to protect assets while remaining Medicaid eligible. Marcia Bernstein, a licensed insurance agent will lead the discussion. This seminar is not affiliated with, or sponsored by, the Connecticut Partnership for Long Term Care or the State of Connecticut.

The Connecticut Partnership for Long Term Care is a program of the State of Connecticut that works in alliance with the private insurance industry. This program is a joint effort by State government and private industry to create an option to help residents plan to meet their future long-term care needs (care at home, in an assisted living facility, or in a nursing home) without depleting their assets to pay for care. The current average cost for nursing home care in Connecticut is at more than $119,000 per year.

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

10/30/09

HCH Library Voted #1 in Shoreline Times Reader's Poll


The HCH Library has been voted #1 library on the shoreline in the Best of 2009 Readers Poll in The Shore Line Times!

10/29/09

Easy Access to Consumer Reports Information

The Henry Carter Hull Library now offers free and direct access to the ConsumerReports.org website. Come into the library and click on the Consumer Reports link on the library's homepage to research your next purchase!

10/26/09

Upcoming Holiday Hours at the Library



The Henry Carter Hull Library's
Holiday and Winter Hours




Wed, November 11, 2009 - Closed Veterans Day

Wed, November 25th, 2009 - Open from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thurs, November 26th, 2009 - Closed Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 27th, 2009- Open from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday, December 24th, 2009 - Open from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Friday, December 25th, 2009 - Closed Christmas Day

Thur, December 31st, 2009 - Open from 9:00 am - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, January 1st, 2010 - Closed New Year's Day
Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 - Sunday hours begin, 1pm - 4pm

Monday, January 18th, 2010 - Closed Martin Luther King Day



SUNDAY HOURS AT THE LIBRARY, 2010

Sunday hours begin on January 3, 2010 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.
and end on Sunday, March 28th, 2010

10/22/09

Saturday, November 14, 2009 is National Gaming Day at your Library!


National Gaming Day is Saturday, November 14, 2009!

Do you like Board Games? Computer Games? Wii videogames? We've got them!

Come join us at The Henry Carter Hull Library for a fun day of game playing from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm!

This event is free and no registration is required, so bring the whole family!

10/19/09

Robert Frost lecture by Patrick McKiernan, October 28, 2009





Robert Frost lecture at the Henry Carter Hull Library October 28, 2009

Former Morgan School teacher Patrick McKiernan will be presenting a lecture titled “Robert Frost: A Few Little Poems” at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 6:30 pm.



The lecture will cover aspects of Frost's life and poetry which McKiernan has discovered in his research. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Henry Carter Hull Library and no registration is required.

10/9/09

The Pigeon Party on 10/25/09 is Sold OUT!

Thank you for your interest.

We are not accepting any more envelopes at this time.

Please bring your tickets to the door of the Morgan School auditorium on October 25th!

10/5/09

eBay Workshop at the Henry Carter Hull Library October 21, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

eBay Workshop at the Henry Carter Hull Library October 21, 2009

CLINTON – An introduction to eBay workshop is being offered on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 6:00 pm at the Henry Carter Hull Library. Turn your closet into a cash machine! Louise LeClaire, an eBay certified Education Specialist will walk you through the steps of selling your unwanted items on eBay.

Registration is required for this free program by calling 860-669-2342.

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

Closed for Columbus Day, Monday, October 12th


The library is closed on Monday, October 12th, 2009 in observance of Columbus Day.

10/1/09

State Budget Cuts to Affect Access to Some Databases

Dear Patrons,

Again, thank you for writing the legislators on our behalf to stop budget cuts at the state library. The majority of services that were to be affected have been saved! However, access to the following databases have been CUT:

  • InfoAnytime, 24/7 online Reference services, effective today
  • AP Images , effective October 31, 2009
  • Boston Globe, effective today
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Washington Post

The Henry Carter Hull library will soon have direct access to the Consumer Reports website! Stay tuned for details! Also, The London (England) Times has been added (1985-Current). If you have any questions, please contact us: 860-669-2342.

9/28/09

Johnny Cash Documentary Night at the Clinton Library October 14, 2009


Johnny Cash Documentary Night at the Clinton Library October 14, 2009

A free screening of Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music by Bob Elfstrom will be shown at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 6:30 pm. This free event is a collaboration with Point Of View (POV), PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. Registration is not required.

Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music comes closer than any film has – or likely ever will – to getting inside the troubled and faithful man who “walked the line” in music and life. Shot by Elfstrom in 1969, Johnny Cash is captured at his peak, the first of many in a looming roller-coaster career. Fresh on the heels of his Folsom Prison album, Cash reveals the dark intensity and raw talent that made him a country music star and cultural icon. Director Robert Elfstrom got closer than any other filmmaker to Cash, who is seen performing with his new bride June Carter Cash, in a rare duet with Bob Dylan, and behind the scenes with friends, family and aspiring young musicians. Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music paints an unforgettable portrait that endures beyond the singer's 2003 death.

9/17/09

New Policy! E-mail notifications for overdue items

The Henry Carter Hull Library is going green!

Instead of receiving an overdue notice in the mail, patrons will now receive an email notification when their library items are overdue. If you have any questions, please contact the library at
860-669-2342 or askus@hchlibrary.org


9/15/09

Poetry Reading by Carol Altieri & Pat O’Brien September 30

Poetry Reading by Carol Altieri & Pat O’Brien September 30th, 6:30 pm

Carol Altieri, author of The Jade Bower, and Patricia O’Brien of the Guilford Poetry Guild are reading from their collections of poetry at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 6:30 pm.

The poems of Altieri and O’Brien have been described as passionate and tender with rich insight and engaging humor. They are both published poets and recipients of many poetry awards.

This event is free and no registration is required.

The Henry Carter Hull Library
10 Killingworth Turnpike
Clinton, CT 06413
(860) 669-2342

9/2/09

Dance under the stars to local band, Rock Bottom at the 12th Annual Library Gala

Local band, Rock Bottom to perform at 12th Annual Library Gala.


Have you reserved your tickets yet to the 12th Annual Gala?
It's Clinton's social event of the year!

Saturday, September 12th, 2009
7 pm - 12:30 am
10 Killingworth Turnpike
Clinton, CT


Dance outside to live music with local band, Rock Bottom. Enjoy beer & wine, crudite stations, buffet table with chicken madiera and hangar steak, veggies, salad and dessert all for $75 a person. Semi-formal attire.
Silent auction excitement! All proceeds to benefit the Henry Carter Hull Library.
Call today for tickets 860-669-2342. Credit cards accepted.

9/1/09

Live Wood Carving Demonstration at Clinton Library September 19, 2009


Live Wood Carving Demonstration at Clinton Library
Saturday, September 19, 2009


Carving artist Kris Connors of Clinton is giving a wood carving demonstration at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 2:00 pm. Carving techniques will be demonstrated and a unique work of art will be created for all to enjoy. This free event will be held on the side lawn of the library 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. http://www.customwoodcarvings.com/

8/31/09

Library Closed on Monday, September 7, 2009

The library is closed on Monday, September 7, 2009 in observance of Labor Day.

8/25/09

Downloadable audiobooks available to CT library cardholders!

The Connecticut State Library is pleased to announce its free downloadable audio books service to Connecticut library cardholders. The service includes over 1,300 digital audio book titles, with more to be added in the future.

Click HERE for the downloadable audio book website.

How do I browse for an audio book?
Click on the link above to browse the available audio books. Log into the website by clicking "LOGIN" on the top right corner of the audiobook website. Enter your 14 digit library barcode number and click "GO". Search for titles by using using links on left side of screen.

How many audio books may I check out?
Patrons may check out two audiobooks at a time to your home computer or transfer to your iPod, iPhone or media player that plays windows media audio (wma) files. You may download more books after your checkout time period is over. You may place up to three holds on titles at a time.

How do I download an audio book?
Select an audio book by adding the book to your bookshelf, or by placing a hold on the book if the title is checked out by another patron. Click on your "bookshelf"on top right of screen.
If the book is immediately available, you will see a "DOWNLOAD NOW" button. Before you download the audio book, install Ingram Media Manager for PC or Mac OS X using the correct shortcut on the download page.

Once Ingram Media Manager is installed, click "download now" to download the audiobook.
If the audio book you requested is checked out by another patron, you will be notified by e-mail when the book is available for you to download.

What software do I need on my computer?
You need an Internet connection, Microsoft XP or Vista operating system, Mac OS X, and Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari. You must download Ingram Media Manager onto your computer to perform the download and transfer of the audio book. A shortcut to download Ingram Media Manager is available on the audio book download page.
You can listen to the audio books on your computer using Ingram Media Manager or transfer the book to your iPod, iPhone or wma compatible device. Click for a list of other compatible software required on your computer.
Can I download these audio books to The Henry Carter Hull Library's computers? Currently, this service is available for home computer use only.

Please click on the following links for more detailed instructions:
Downloadable Audio Book Quick Start Guide
Frequently Asked Questions
e-Audio User's Guide

Learn how to use JobNow, a job skills resource at the Clinton Library September 14, 2009



Jobseekers and those looking to improve their résumé are invited to the Henry Carter Hull Library on Monday, September 14, 2009 at 6:30 pm for a live demonstration of the new JobNow service.

JobNow is an online service that provides free résumé critiques and live interview chat sessions with job coaches.

Librarian David Boudinot will demonstrate the strengths of JobNow and how it can be used to improve your résumé or build confidence for an interview.

This event is free and registration is required by calling (860) 669-2342.

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

8/20/09

Fall 2009 Adult Programs Brochure is here!

The Henry Carter Hull Library's
Fall 2009 Adult Programs


Mark your calendars for some exciting upcoming events!

Click for Printable PDF Version








8/13/09

Rotating Art Display at the HCH Library


Rotating Art Display at the HCH Library

Did you know that the library displays artwork by local artists, rotating on a monthly basis?

Now displaying "Photographs of India" by Rachel Byrne.





8/12/09

Order Back to School Supplies through this Link and Help your Library!

Use this Amazon link below to shop, and Amazon will donate up to 15% of your purchase to the HCH Library at no extra cost to you!


Use this link any time you shop on Amazon.com all year long. Thank you for your support!

(if you are unable to see the link above, please use the URL link below)
http://tinyurl.com/lkuuyn



8/3/09

Career Express Bus to offer job search assistance at Clinton Library August 25, 2009


Career Express Bus to offer Job Search Assistance
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


The Connecticut Department of Labor is bringing the Career Express Bus to the Henry Carter Hull Library on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 from 9:30 – 3 pm to provide free job search assistance.

Jobseekers can conduct online job searches, learn about job search resources in the mobile computer lab on the bus, or have their résumé critiqued by a Certified Professional Résumé Writer.

Assistance will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis and information about the Department of Labor/CTWorks career centers and services will be available.

This event is free and no registration is required.

Library was Closed on Saturday, August 1, 2009 due to power outage

The library was unexpectedly closed on Saturday, August 1, 2009.

Due to the inclement weather on Friday, the library experienced a power outage from Friday at 4:30 p.m. until late Saturday evening. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you.

7/23/09

New Service at the Library! JobNow Live Help & Resume Critiquing



JobNow is a new free service for our patrons that offers many valuable tools in your job search.


Free Resume and Cover Letter Templates

Free Personal Resume Help and feedback

Free Live Chat Q & A or Interviewing Practice

Connect one-on-one with a live, professionally trained Job Coach from 3pm - 11pm.

Or submit your resume to JobNow and within 24 hours, a professional job coach will return your resume with constructive suggestions and details on how to improve it!

JobNow provides library patrons with LIVE job assistance coaches via a chat session. JobNow can conduct mock interviews with you so you can practice and obtain objective professional feedback.

How do you access this very valuable service at no cost to you?
The JobNow link is available from the library's homepage or click the logo below:


Use one of the library's computers during normal hours or connect from the privacy of your home (you'll need the 14 digit barcode on your Clinton Library Card). Spanish Speaking Job Coaches are available. Questions? Call the library at 860-669-2342.

7/22/09

Clinton Bluefish Festival, Friday & Saturday, July 24 & 25




Come visit our booth at the Clinton Bluefish Festival this weekend, Fri., July 24th 6pm - 10pm & Sat., July 25th, 12pm - 11pm @ Clinton Town Hall, 54 East Main St.

We'll have paperback books & bags & T-shirts for sale & a free basket raffle.

See you there!

7/17/09

Upcoming Events at The Henry Carter Hull Library

Upcoming Summer Events at The Henry Carter Hull Library

Wii Wednesdays all summer!
For kids and adults
Click for more info

Get your 12th Annual Library Gala Tickets!
Saturday, August 1st, 10:00 a.m. in the Children's Room
Click for Details

Genealogy Showcase: Godfrey Library
How to Begin or Continue your Family Search
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Click for Details

Red Cross Blood Drive
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
1:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Free Friendly's Ice Cream Coupon for blood donors

7/14/09

You are Cordially Invited to Our 12th Annual Library Gala

Tickets On Sale Saturday, August 1st, 2009
Cash, Check, Credit Cards Accepted for ticket sales

7/7/09

How do I search for my family's history?

How do I search for my family's history?

Genealogy Showcase: Godfrey Memorial Library
Wednesday, August 12, 2009, 6:30 p.m.

Alice and Carl Charest of the Godfrey Memorial Library in Middletown, are giving a genealogy resource presentation at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 6:30 pm. Advice on how to start researching your family history and the resources available at the Godfrey Memorial Library will be shared.

The Godfrey Memorial Library was established in 1947 to promote the study of family history and has become a premier destination for genealogists studying New England history. Several specialized databases, including the American Genealogical Biographical Index, have been developed there, and are utilized by researchers worldwide.

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.

7/6/09

New policy as of 07/07/2009! SEVEN for SEVEN!

Seven SEVEN Seven!

The Henry Carter Hull Library has again been ranked #9 on the HAPLR list for the year 2009.

This is the fifth year in a row that we have been ranked in the top 20 public libraries in the U.S.A. for population sizes between 10,000 and 25,000.

In celebration of this great achievement, we are changing our movie policy.

After July 7th, 2009, you may check out Seven movies for Seven days beginning 07/07!
Thank you for helping us to reach this goal.

6/30/09

OUR CONNECTICUT RIVER : From Sea to Source


OUR CONNECTICUT RIVER:
From Sea to Source


Thursday, July 16, 2009
6:30 p.m.

As part of the Middlesex County Libraries Greening Our Valley initiative, the Friends of Henry Carter Hull Library present Kelvin W. Cole and OUR CONNECTICUT RIVER: From Sea to Source on Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 6:30 p.m at the Henry Carter Hull Library.

What is it that makes the Connecticut River such a magnet to all of us? Come, take a trip through time on Our Connecticut River to find out.

This event is free and no registration is required.

6/15/09

Closed for Independence Day, Saturday, July 4, 2009

The library will be closed on Saturday, July 4th, 2009 in observance of Independence Day.

Fly Fishing in Russia with John Springer


Fly Fishing in Russia with John Springer

Wednesday, July 8, 2009, 6:30 p.m.


Join us for a unique slideshow by Clinton’s John Springer on his fly fishing trips in Russia! Springer goes off the beaten path on many a fishing adventure and his tales of fish, friendship, and cultural experiences are sure to inspire. This event is free and registration is not required

New Adult Programs Brochure, July - September, 2009



Special Book Group Author Talk with Elizabeth Brundage

Summer Wii Championship

Career Express Bus

12th Annual Library Gala

These are just a taste of the library events planned for you this summer!
Click to view a pdf of our upcoming Adult events at The Henry Carter Hull Library for July, August and September!

Our events may also be viewed on the Google Calendar located on our
Library Events page by clicking here.

An Evening with Author, Elizabeth Brundage

An Evening with author, Elizabeth Brundage
Monday, July 6, 2009, 6:30 p.m.


Calling all book group members and book lovers!

You are all invited to the library for a special event with Elizabeth Brundage, author of The Doctor’s Wife and Somebody Else’s Daughter! Join us for a conversation with Brundage about her background , her books, and writing process. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and registration is not required.

Amazon.com Review of The Doctor's Wife
A suspense novel crossed with a literary exploration of infidelity and marital rancor, Elizabeth Brundage's ambitious debut, The Doctor's Wife, provides more than the usual kick of adrenalin for readers. In a small town in upstate New York, urban transplants Annie and Michael Knowles--he is a rising OB/GYN, and she is a once-trailblazing journalist who has settled into a teaching job--hope to escape the noise and bustle of the city. But both are drawn into danger: Annie begins an affair with an infamous (and married) painter, Simon Haas, and Michael is coaxed into helping an ex-lover at her family planning clinic. He performs abortions for poor women, and tries to ignore the cars that follow him home and the increasingly threatening phone calls. ometimes Brundage perfectly navigates the twisting, overlapping elements of her complicated story line, but other times gives us too much at a time. And one of her characters, Simon's disturbed wife Lydia Haas, is so fascinating that she puts the others in the shade. Nevertheless, this is a rich first novel and a promising beginning for its author. --Regina Marler

Review of Somebody Else's Daughter by Richard Bausch
Elizabeth Brundage is a brilliant novelist with an unfailing eye for the detail or word that will make a moment resonate and expand in the mind. It's what every great dramatist has in abundance. This new book is a riveting examination of how the past haunts the present, but beyond that, it is a relentless and powerful study of evil—of the forces that are loosed in our all too human attempts to love each other and find love. It is very moving and completely involving and I couldn't put it down. You won't be able to, either.

6/12/09

Adventure Photo Slideshow at the HCH Library, July 2, 2009

Johnny Haglund of Norway will be presenting a slideshow of adventure photos on Thursday, July 2, 2009 at 6:30 pm at the Henry Carter Hull Library.

His presentation includes stories and images of travels in Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Norway, and Utah. Haglund is a professional photographer and has several photo books published in Norway.

This event is free and no registration is required.

6/8/09

New at HCH Library! Resume Center

Welcome to the Resume Center!
The library has added two new computers to the reference area on the second floor. These two computers have Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) as well as Internet access.

What can patrons do on these two new computers?
Among many things, you may download Office documents from your (web) e-mail account, edit them, print them

You may open Office documents from your personal flash drive, CD, or Floppy disk and edit them, print them, upload them to a website or e-mail them (using your personal webmail account)

You may create a new Office document, for example, a resume, and "upload" the file to a website, or e-mail the file (using your personal webmail account) or save the document to your own device (flash drive, CD, floppy disk)

You may add Internet images to your documents or research papers

Specifications:
Microsoft XP Operating system
Microsoft Office 2003 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access)
Office 2007 converter (you can open and save Office 2007 files)
Adobe Reader 9.2 for pdf files
Color Printer

Resume Center Details
Printing is ten cents per page.

One hour limit per day on resume computers.
If you need help, please ask a staff member at the Info Desk, thank you.

6/2/09

Teen Room Dedication at the HCH Library

Assistant Director Lynne R. Hidek presided over the Henry Carter Hull Library Teen Room Dedication on Tuesday, June 2, 2009. Patrick L. McKiernan, retired English teacher at The Morgan School (and author of the novel, Boss Canvasman), gave a delightful dedication speech for the large audience. Following the ribbon cutting, pizza and refreshments were served. The library is happy to offer the local students its own Teen Room, which boasts four Internet computers, 1,500 books and magazines, a large project table and four study tables.













6/1/09

Save Our Library! Please write our local Senator and Representative.

Governor Rell has proposed a budget that will affect our library's budget immensely! Help us stop the State Library Budget Cuts.

Governor Rell proposes to suspend critical funding to our library that will CUT
  • Our library’s hours
  • Funding for Free Internet access
  • Access to electronic databases
  • The ability to get a book sent from another library (Interlibrary Loan) or the ability to drop off books for return from one library to another (C-Car)
  • Access to view the library catalogs of other libraries from one central database (iConn)
    Our ability to purchase materials at a discounted rate, which means a 50% reduction in new materials purchased

    In these tough economic times, patrons use the library more than ever. Help us maintain state funding that make our Connecticut libraries work so well.

Call Governor Rell at 1-800-406-1527 and tell her that you are in support of reinstating funding to the Connecticut libraries.
Please email or write our State Representative Brian O'Connor or our State Senator, Eileen Daily and let them know that you value our library.

Rep. Brian O’Connor
45 Fairy Dell Road
Clinton, CT 06413
Brian.OConnor@cga.ct.gov

Senator Eileen Daily
Legislative Office Building
Room 3700
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
Daily@senatedems.ct.gov

5/28/09

Did you know? HCH Library has free WiFi!


The Henry Carter Hull Library has an easy to use Wireless network. Pick up our wireless signal with your laptop, blackberry or other device and plug in to the Internet for free!

We have a wireless hub on each floor of the library, and the wireless signal is accessible in the parking lot and the reading garden (we've heard from our patrons).

Wireless Hubs: HCHlibrary or HCHLibraryFlr1

Ask a reference librarian if you need assistance.