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


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.


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


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:


Directed by Josh Tickell

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.”


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.


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.