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.


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.


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.


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

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.


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.


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

Senator Eileen Daily
Legislative Office Building
Room 3700
Hartford, CT 06106-1591