"EXTRA" Special Book Sale!

In addition to our ongoing book sale, The Henry Carter Hull Library will be having an "EXTRA" special book sale in our community room each Sunday in January from 1-4 PM and Saturday January 8 from 10 AM-4PM. Books are still 50 cents each, videos are $1.00! Come in and see what wonderful items we have to choose from!


HCH Sunday Hours Begin January 2, 2011

The Henry Carter Hull Library Winter Sunday Hours begin on
Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 through Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday hours
1pm - 4pm

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


Author Event, Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011, 6:30 p.m.

Author Kenneth Passan, a former FBI fingerprint examiner and corrections officer, is here to talk about his book Forensics and the Violent Criminal Mind.
He'll cover how crime affects individuals and societies as a whole and the forensic science that go into investigations.
Space is limited, so please register for this event by calling 860‐669‐2342.

Exploring the Great Loop with a Tugboat

Exploring the Great Loop with a Tugboat
Monday, January 10, 2011 • 6:30 pm

From June 2008 ‐ June 2009 Barbara and Jim Benjamin of Killingworth took their tugboat Golden Lily on a 5,800 mile trip on America’s Great Loop.

Come hear them talk about their adventures and see a captivating slideshow of the people, places, and sites they discovered!

Registration is not required.


HCH Library Holiday Hours

Closed on Friday & Saturday, December 24-25, 2010 in observance of Christmas.
Closed on Saturday, January 1, 2011 in observance of New Year's Day.


The Colin McEnroe Show Live from HCH Library!

The Colin McEnroe Show on WNPR
Broadcasting Live from HCH Library in Clinton CT on
Thursday, December 16, 2010, 1pm - 2pm

The Modern Library!
We go live from the Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton to talk about the shifting roles of libraries.
Audience members welcome.
Mark Oppenheimer and other bookworms join us as do members of the Connecticut Library Association. Make some noise! No, don’t......
Show up or tune the show in live at 90.5 fm or online podcast at http://www.cpbn.org/program/colin-mcenroe-show


Winter Programs Brochure 2011

Browse our 2011 Winter Programs for Adults Brochure.
You'll be sure to find exciting events this winter!

Click for printable PDF brochure.


Action DVDs have relocated

The Action DVDs are now under the Foreign DVDs. We made more space for the very crowded Drama section!
:) Barb


Korean History and Culture Event

Korean History and Culture Event
December 11, 2010, 1pm

Representatives of the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project will be at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 1:00 pm to give a presentation on Korean history and culture.

A traditional Korean mock wedding will be performed, informative videos shown,
and Korean food sampled.

Registration is required for this free program by calling 860-669-2342.
Visit hchlibrary.org for more information.

**Photo of traditional Korean costume. Photo provided by the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project.


Access ConsumerReports.org on your Home Computer

Consumer Reports is now accessible from your home computer with your Clinton library Card.

Get expert independent advice on your next important purchases by clicking on the Consumer Reports link above and type in the 14 digit barcode from your Clinton library card.


Alan Mann presents Dickens' Christmas Carol at the Clinton Library 12/5/2010

Alan Mann presents
Dickens' Christmas Carol
at the HCH Library
Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, 1:00 p.m.

Alan Mann, Artistic Director of Opera Theater of Connecticut, will be narrating "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 1:00 pm.

This reading emulates the historic one done for many years, dating back to the late 1890s, by “Colonel” George Eliot, preceptor of the Morgan School from 1899 to 1931.

Filled with literary poetry, funny passages as well as slightly scary ones, Mann's narration of "A Christmas Carol" should be a pleasant way to start off a day of "Christmas in Clinton" activities on December 5th.

This event is free and registration is not required.


Community Music School Holiday Concert

Enjoy a free concert by this Essex‐based ensemble! They will play a number of seasonal delights and popular tunes to get you ready for the holidays.

This event is free and registration is not required.


Holiday Shopping on Amazon

Holiday Shopping on Amazon

Use the special Amazon link above, or on the HCH Library's website at any time, and Amazon will donate a portion of the sale to the Library at no extra cost to you!
Thank you and happy holidays


Now More than Ever! Book Fund Drive

Fall 2010

Dear Library Patron and Friend,


This year, your library celebrated 100 years of service by giving you even more:
• A free Memorial Day picnic to bring the community together
• Programs and services to help job seekers and a state-of-the-art resume center
• The “I heard it on NPR” book display
• The Business Resource Center to support small businesses
• A Play and Learn Room for preschoolers
• Adult and Children’s programming that informs, delights and inspires
• And those wintertime Sunday hours you have come to cherish

This year, your library suffered town budget cuts that would have eliminated the Sunday hours you rely upon. Recently, the Board of Trustees made the painful decision to decrease our expenditures for materials in order to keep the library open on Sunday afternoons, January--March.


Donations large and small, combined with those of your neighbors, will give you the variety of materials you deserve. For example:

$30.00 buys that hot new best seller.
$50.00 pays for 2 copies of a PIXAR animated film.
Three donations of $100.00 let us get ALL the best-reviewed new gardening books.
Eight donations of $250.00 renew our subscription to ancestry.com.

Please respond by December 31, 2010 by sending your tax-deductible contribution in the enclosed envelope or by making an online donation at our website: www.hchlibrary.org.

With gratitude,
The HCH Library Board of Trustees, Rich Santanelli, President

Trustees: Diana Byrne, Marjorie Calvert, Mary Gilbert, Patsy Kumekawa, Dan Lewis, Steve Lillquist, Leslie Lindenauer, Patrick L. McKiernan, Melissa Mitko, David Reynolds, Laurie Santos, Steve Sinni and Barry Sullivan



Join us this Saturday, Nov. 6, from 10-2:30 for an awesome Holiday Craft Fair! Our community room will be filled to the brim with local artisans selling their wares: Jewelry, planters, woodcrafts, pottery, fabric arts, knitted items, fresh roasted coffees, handbags, honey, and greeting cards. A perfect way to start your holiday shopping and support local artists! Something for everyone!


November Holiday Hours: Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day

The Henry Carter Hull Library
November Holiday Hours:
Veteran's Day, Thursday, November 11, 2010 - CLOSED

from 9am - 5pm on Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, 2010- CLOSED

on Friday after Thanksgiving, November 26, 2010 from 9am - 5pm


Raising Chickens, or Small Poultry Flock Management

Small Poultry Flock Management, or Raising Chickens!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 • 6:30 pm

Dr. Michael J. Darre, an Extension Poultry Specialist from UConn talks poultry breeds, housing, nutrition, biosecurity and health. This is a not to miss presentation for all you poultry farmers out there! Registration is not required.


Celebrating Adoptive Families

November 12, 2010
In honor of Adoption Awareness Month, the library will hold an all-day information session and celebration of adoptive families in the Community Room. Representatives from the state Foster Care and Adoptive Services Department will be on hand to answer any questions from prospective families. Displays will showcase free library resources. Two story hours with crafts will welcome all families, but a special invitation goes out to families made through adoption or fostering. The November 12, 2010 morning storytime will begin at 10:30 and the afternoon session will begin at 3:30.No registration is necessary for these events.


State Senate Candidate Debate Tonight!

Neil Nichols and Eileen Daily will be having a debate tonight at The Morgan School at 7PM. Come down and hear what these candidates have to say!


Free workshops for parents of children 0 through 6 years.
Registration is not required! Child care is available in the morning.
Call Linda N. Stuhlman at 860-669-7246 for more information.
October 21, 2010
10:00 to 11:15 a.m. or 7:00 to 8:15 p.m.
Linda N. Stuhlman, Early Childhood Consultant
“Discipline: Teaching Appropriate Behavior, Including Listening”.
Information will be shared to help families manage and enjoy daily life with young children.
Learn word phrases and organizational skills to use to get children to follow rules and routine.
Learn appropriate ways to discipline children. Learn about community resources.


Lincoln's Struggle with Mental Imbalance

Pat McKiernan presents:
Lincoln's Struggle with Mental Imbalance

Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for another captivating presentation by Pat McKiernan, the former English Department head at The Morgan School! Depressive moments seize all of us, but for Abraham Lincoln, depression could lead to a prolonged mental collapse. At this program, Mr. McKiernan will explore the possible causes of Lincoln’s depression and how he battle against his illness to remain stable. Lincoln offers an intriguing study of the ways he handled his depressive assaults: Did they influence his presidency? Registration is not required.


Holiday Craft Fair, Saturday, November 6, 2010


Saturday, November 6, 2010
10 am - 2:30 pm

Get a jump start on your holiday shopping!
Purchase some unique handmade items at our holiday craft show! An assortment of local and handmade gift options will be available including jewelry, planters, woodcrafts, pottery, fabrics, knitted items, coffee, handbags, honey, and greeting cards!


Library Closed on Monday, October 11, 2010

The Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton, CT
is closed on Monday, October 11, 2010
in observance of Columbus Day.


History of Witchcraft Talk - Thurs 10/28/10


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010, 6:30p.m.

Prepare for Halloween with a haunting talk on witchcraft by Dr. Leslie Lindenauer of WestConn! She’ll uncover the history of witchcraft, witch‐hunting, and the roles witches have played in early American and popular culture. Registration is not required.

Business Center opens at the Henry Carter Hull Library

A new business resource center, complete with office equipment and resources for use by small business and the public, has officially opened at the Henry Carter Hull Library. Funded by a gift from the Sturges G. Redfield Family Foundation, the Business Resource Center includes a fax machine, color photocopier and scanner, wireless internet access, business books and reference material, and a new computer with Office Suite. Located on the second floor of the library, the Business Resource Center is open during regular library hours.


Clinton Author Lee Jacobus presents book "Crown Island"

Local Author Event

by Lee Jacobus

Thursday, October 14, 2010, 6:30 p.m.

Author Lee Jacobus of Clinton will be presenting his latest novel, Crown Island at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 6:30 pm. Crown Island is set in the fictional Connecticut harbor community of Quarrytown, and it traces the magical world of Marie Wainwright and Peter Chello whose love defies class, status, and culture, all while they are married to others.
Registration is required for this free event by calling the library at 860-669-2342.


Computer Skills Sessions at Clinton Library in October

Librarians at the Henry Carter Hull Library will be offering one-on-one sessions in October to help you set up an email account, learn to Twitter, join Facebook or LinkedIn, and enhance your search skills using Google and online catalogs. Spaces are available Tuesdays from 1 - 3 pm.

Visit http://www.hchlibrary.org/ for more details and call David or Lisa at 860-669-2342 to register for a 20 minute session.

10/5/10- EMAIL - Don’t have an email account? We’ll get you set up and emailing like a pro!

10/12/10- FACEBOOK/LINKED IN - Learn about the most popular social networking sites and how they can improve your connections.

10/19/10- TWITTER - Join the fun of communicating in 140 characters and discover the power of a tweet!

10/26/10- SEARCH ENGINE SECRETS - Get some tips on how to improve your online searches. We will look at the HCH Library catalog, iConn, and Google.


10/4 Probate Court event CANCELLED at Henry Carter Hull Library

Due to unforeseen circumstances the 33rd District Probate Court event planned for Monday, October 4, 2010 at the Henry Carter Hull Library with candidates Anselmo Delia and Terrance Lomme has been cancelled.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


Huck Finn and Uncle Tom's Cabin

Huck Finn and Uncle Tom's Cabin
Thursday, Sept 30, 2010 at 6:30pm

Representatives from both the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and Mark Twain House and Museum will be at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 6:30 pm to talk about Uncle Tom’s Cabin and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
They will illuminate how these books had such a profound influence on race relations in the United States over the past 150 years, and why they continue to have relevance to our cross-cultural dialog today. Registration is not required for this free program.
Call 860-669-2342 or visit www.hchlibrary.org for more information.


Playroom Dedication & Binky Concert

Playroom Dedication & Binky Concert
In loving memory of Lynnabeth O. Mays and in appreciation for the Clinton Land Conservation Trust, please join us for the Playroom Dedication & “Binky” Concert on
Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
Space is Limited— Please register!

Library Hours on Sat. 9/11/2010: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Due to the setup of the 100th Anniversary Library Gala,
the library hours on Saturday, September 11, 2010 are from 10:00 am - 1:00 p.m.
See you at the Gala!


Library Closed Monday in Observance of Labor Day

The HCH Library is closed on Monday, September 6, 2010 in observance of Labor Day.
The library is closing early on Saturday, September 11, 2010 for the 100th Anniversary Gala. (Hours on Saturday will be 10:00 am - 1:00pm).


Aftershocks: Photos from Haiti by Marc-Yves Regis

Get a first hand look at recovery efforts after the earthquake in Haiti as photojournalist Marc‐Yves Regis presents his before and after photos and experiences in this devastated country.
Regis uses his camera to document the human rights struggle of the voiceless, while showing their courage, spirit and beauty.
Learn about the humanitarian organizations providing medical and financial assistance in Haiti, as well as the summer camp called Camp Hispaniola Regis runs for impoverished Haitian youth.
Monday, September 13, 2010, 6:30pm
Registration is not required.


Attention All Artists!

The Clinton Tree Committee is looking for artists to display art work depicting trees for the November, 2010 "Trees of Clinton" show at The Henry Carter Hull Library.

For more information, please contact Beth Critchley at
860-669-0589 or click to email


Public Fax Machine Now Available @ HCH Library

The Henry Carter Hull Library has a fax machine for public use to send faxes domestically or internationally on the second floor of the library.

The cost to send domestic faxes is $1.50 for the first page, $1.00 per page for additional pages.

The cost to send international faxes is $4.95 for the first page, $3.45 per page for additional pages.
Payment may be made with a major credit card, such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. Voice instructions are included on the fax machine.

Please ask a staff member at the 2nd Floor Information desk for access to the fax machine.


Audio Short Stories for a Quick Escape

HCH Library now offers short stories by hot authors on audio disc: RB Shorts!

Never before available in an audio format, these exclusive recordings, all less than ONE hour in length, are ideal for commuters or anyone interested in enjoying a short, self-contained tale. Click for current list of available titles. New titles will be added each month!


Documentary Viewing: Patti Smith on Aug 19, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010 • 6:30 pm

Patti Smith: Dream of Life

Patti Smith: Dream of Life is an intimate portrait of the legendary rocker, poet and artist. Following Smith's personal reflections, the film explores her many art forms and some of the people who inspired her ‐ William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, Robert Mapplethorpe and Michael Stipe.
She emerges as a crucial, contemporary link between the Beats, punks and today's music. Patti Smith: Dream of Life is an impressionistic journal of a multifaceted artist that underscores her unique place in American culture.
Winner of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival Excellence in Cinematography Award: Documentary.
No registration is required.


HCH Library Fourth Annual Book Festival Photos

Click the zip06 link to see photos and an article about the Fourth Annual Edible Books Festival at The HCH Library in Clinton. We saw lots of creativity from our great library patrons!

Zip06 , Clinton, CT 06413


Local Author Maggie Dana on Wed. Aug 4, 2010, 6:30pm

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 • 6:30 pm

Maggie Dana presents

What’s better than a book at the beach? A beach book author live at the library! Enjoy a visit and reading from Old Saybrook author Maggie Dana, whose heartfelt book Beachcombing is sure to delight. This coming‐of‐middle‐age story follows Jillian Hunter, a Connecticut beach cottage dweller, as she falls in love again with an old flame in London she hasn’t seen in 35 years. But trans‐Atlantic love makes Jill reckless and she ends up risking everything she's worked for ‐ her business, her home, and her two closest friends ‐ to make a life with him.
Don’t miss this free event!

Registration is required by calling 860‐669‐2342.


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

An evening of technology, entertainment and design

Thursday, July 29, 2010 • 6:30 pm

Join us for an evening with some of the world’s most creative, dynamic, and interesting speakers! Librarian David Boudinot will be showing a selection of TED Talks, which are powerful, 6 minute talks focused on a single topic or idea. From the latest technological innovations, to environmental issues and scientific ingenuity, this will be a night to expand your horizons. Registration is not required.

Henry Carter Hull Library collecting nylons to be used in Gulf Coast Oil Spill Cleanup

The Henry Carter Hull Library is accepting donations of clean nylons (pantyhose) which will be sent to the Gulf Coast for oil spill cleanup efforts. The nylons are stuffed full of human hair (collected from hair salons & barber shops) and animal fur which are effective at removing oil from water.

Visit www.matteroftrust.org for more information on how you can help with Gulf Coast Oil Spill cleanup efforts and recycle your nylons at the library today!


Reference USA Now Available at the HCH Library, Clinton

The Henry Carter Hull Library now offers access to ReferenceUSA,
thanks to a generous donation.

What is ReferenceUSA?
Reference USA is a detailed listing of 14 million businesses with the ability to search by company name, type of business, geography, business size and more. You also have access to phone and address records for 210 million U.S. residents. Take a tour of ReferenceUSA by clicking here.
ReferenceUSA provides detailed information on more than 14 million U.S. businesses, and 210 million U.S. residents. Access to ReferenceUSA is available on the library's computers and on your home computers with your Clinton library card.

To access ReferenceUSA, go to the HCH Library homepage http://www.hchlibrary.org/ and click on the ReferenceUSA link. Enter your 14 digit Clinton library card number.


Notary Public Available at The Henry Carter Hull Library

Do you need your documents notarized?

HCH Librarian David Boudinot is a notary public. His free services to witness important signatures may be obtained during the hours listed below at the Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton, CT.

Please remember to bring some identification with you and do not sign the paperwork until you see David.

Mondays: 12pm - 8pm
Wednesdays: 12pm - 8pm
Thursdays: 9am - 5pm
Fridays: 9am - 5pm


Blackjack workshop by Richard Harvey at the Henry Carter Hull Library July 19, 2010

Blackjack workshop by Richard Harvey
July 19, 2010 * 6:30pm

Richard Harvey, a bestselling blackjack book author, will be at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Monday, July 19, 2010 at 6:30 pm to give a talk on improving your odds of winning at blackjack. Harvey is the author of a number of blackjack guides including "Blackjack the Smart Way" and he is recognized as one of the top authorities on the subject.

All playing levels, including beginners, are welcome. Registration is not required.


Awful Art Contest at the Henry Carter Hull Library July 17, 2010

The Henry Carter Hull Library will be holding an Awful Art contest on Saturday July 17, 2010 at 2:00 pm. Librarian David Boudinot will show images from the Museum of Bad Art near Boston and Claudia Mathison of the Guilford Art Center will be providing instruction and materials to create hideous artwork. From pipe cleaner sculpture and recycled art, to horrific collage, participants create and then vote on the worst art piece in each category. Prizes for group favorites will be awarded.

Participants must be 18 +, no artistic experience is necessary, but registration for this program is required by calling 860-669-2342.


Save $$ with Museum & Attraction Passes

Expecting out-of-town guests? Wish to take a memorable day trip?
Henry Carter Hull Library is pleased to offer its patrons free or discounted admission to many noteworthy area attractions, such as Mystic Aquarium, The Children's Museum of Southeastern CT & the Wadsworth Atheneum.

Click for the printable brochure, or visit our museum pass webpage for more information.

* Visit or call the Children’s desk (860-669-2342) to reserve a day for your adventure.
* On that day, come in and pick up the pass and leave us a $25 deposit check.
* On your way home drop off the pass for the next person to use it and pick up your deposit.


Library Closed on Monday, July 5th, 2010

The Henry Carter Hull Library is closed on Monday, July 5, 2010 in observation of Independence Day.


4th Annual Edible Books Festival, July 8, 2010

The HCH Library's 4th Annual Edible Books Festival
Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Henry Carter Hull Library will be hosting the 4th Annual Edible Books Festival on Thursday, July 8, 2010 between 4 - 6 pm.

Participants are encouraged to create and share a delectable work of art inspired by their favorite book. Use your imagination! It doesn't have to be a cake, but it must be edible!
Those interested in joining the fun should bring their edible book to the
library on Thursday afternoon between 3:30 - 4 pm.

All entries will be eaten starting at 5:30 pm and coffee and juice will be provided.

This event is free and no registration is required.

For inspirational ideas, click for some samples from the first annual Edible Books Festival in 2007:

Edible Books


Henry Carter Hull Library Celebrates Mark Twain during Centennial Memorial Day Picnic

Mark Twain impersonator Eric Schoeck (right), an Albertus Magnus College professor in real life, gave a witty speech at the Henry Carter Hull Library’s Memorial Day Community Picnic in Clinton, Connecticut. Some 200 people showed up to commemorate both the centennial of the author’s death in 1910 and the library’s 100-year birthday this year.

Thank you to our generous sponsors for the Memorial Day Picnic:
Guilford Food Center
Essex Savings Bank
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Clinton Crossing Premium Outlet
MacKinstry Financial Investments
Clinton Insurance Center
Chips Pub III
Madison Lion's Club
Clinton Lion's Club
Friends of the Henry Carter Hull Library
Shoreline Community Women
Russ Becker
Ross Tucker
Mark Twain impersonator Eric Schoeck

The Henry Carter Hull Library
10 Killingworth Turnpike
Clinton, CT 06413


Henry Carter Hull Library Centennial Exhibit Opening

Henry Carter Hull Library Centennial Exhibit Opening
at Andrews Memorial Town Hall Museum Room

Thurs., June 3, 2010, 5:30pm - 7pm

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the Henry Carter Hull Library, the Clinton Historical Society is mounting an exhibit in the Museum Room of Andrews Memorial Town Hall (54 East Main Street) in Clinton, that chronicles the history of the library using photographs, text, and a variety of books, documents, & memorabilia, as well as reminiscences about the people who played key roles in the library’s growth over the years. Please join the Society and Library as they celebrate this important milestone at the official opening of the exhibit on Thursday, June 3, 2010 between 5:30 and 7 pm.

The Museum Room is open Thursdays (June - September) between 5 - 7 pm or by appointment by calling 860-664-1771. The Henry Carter Hull Library Centennial Exhibit will be available for viewing through December 5, 2010.

Ukulele Workshop: Strummin' with Jumpin' Jim

Ukulele Workshop:
Strummin’ with Jumpin’ Jim
Saturday, June 12, 2010 • 2:00 pm

Jumpin’ Jim Beloff introduces you to the basics of playing the ukulele including holding, tuning, strumming and making the chords. We will play through a dozen well‐known songs learning new chords, strums, tips and techniques along the way. Bring a GCEA soprano‐tuned uke and be ready to have a lot of fun. At the end of the workshop you will have made a new lifelong friend—your ukulele! See uke there! Registration is required by calling 860‐669‐2342.


Memorial Day Picnic SOLD OUT!

Memorial Day Picnic Sold OUT!

Tickets are "sold out" for the Memorial Day Picnic on Monday, May 31st, 2010 at the Henry Carter Hull Library.

Please come with your tickets to the Library lawn after the Memorial Day Parade; 12:30 p.m. on Monday.

FYI- the Library Building is Closed on Monday, May 31, 2010 in observance of the holiday. See you there!


Community Music School Adult Performing Ensemble Concert, Thurs, 6/3/10, 6:30pm

Community Music School Adult Performing
Ensemble Concert

Thursday, June 3, 2010 • 6:30 pm

Enjoy a free concert by this Essex-based ensemble! Their concert will feature popular tunes, including a Scott Joplin medley, The Girl I Left Behind, Spanish Eyes, and Bugler’s Holiday, among others. This event is free and registration is not required.


Creating Bike Friendly Communities

Creating Bike Friendly Communities
Tuesday, June 1, 2010, 6:30pm

How can we create a bicycle friendly community? Steven Mitchell of the East Coast Greenway Alliance shares how we can reduce the time we spend in automobiles and improve (or create!)infrastructure such as bike lanes and paths. Bike on over to this free event!

Registration is not required.


How to Star in your Own Success Story!

How to Star in your Own
Success Story!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • 6:30 pm

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to be more successful in their lives than others? Join us for an interactive presentation by Cathy Goldman, a Personal Development Coach.

She will discuss key strategies, tips and tools that you can use to bring success into all areas of your life. Learn how to set goals to create results, how to maintain balance during transitions, and much more. This event is free and registration is not required.
Photo: Cathy Goldman


Stories in Stone: How Geology Influenced CT's History & Culture

Stories in Stone:
How Geology Influenced
Connecticut's History & Culture

Spend an evening with geoscientist Jelle Zeilinga de Boer of Wesleyan University in Middletown, and learn about the unexpected ways the land shapes the way we live! Zeilinga de Boer, the author of Stories in Stone: How Geology Influenced Connecticut History and Culture, will come prepared with enough trivia to satisfy any geology buff and stories about Connecticut’s geologic diversity.

This is a free event not to be missed!

Registration is required by calling 860‐669‐2342.


Henry Carter Hull Library 100th anniversary Memorial Day Picnic

To celebrate the 100th year of the incorporation of the Henry Carter Hull Library, a celebration and barbeque picnic will be held at the library on Monday, May 31, 2010.

Festivities begin at 12:30 pm following Clinton's Memorial Day Parade.
Tickets required.

Live music, free food, and fun for all!


Logo Designed by Tom Shultz/Creative Attitude

This event is generously sponsored by
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Essex
Clinton Lions Club


Benefits of Social Security program April 28, 2010 at Clinton Library

Benefits of Social Security Program: April 28, 2010
A representative from the Social Security Administration will be speaking at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 6:30 pm about Social Security benefits. Learn how the system works for the young and those ready to retire. Registration is not required. More information about this event can be found at www.hchlibrary.org or by calling the Henry Carter Hull Library at (860) 669-2342.

Free Database Access during National Library Week! April 12-17, 2010

During National Library Week (April 12 - 17, 2010), use these databases for free!

Archives Unbound
— a vast new resource of topically-focused, cross-searchable digital collections of historical documents

Career Transitions — a new electronic resource offering a comprehensive guide to career change

Global Issues in Context — this online resource offers global news and perspectives on issues and events of international importance

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) — a new electronic resource offering authoritative reference content on the environment, energy, economic development and natural resources

Grzimek’s Animal Life — an interactive, media-rich online resource, with information on more than 4,000 species


Earth Day Documentary at the Clinton Library April 22, 2010


A free screening of The Chances of the World Changing by Eric Daniel Metzgar and Nell Carden Grey will be shown at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 6:30 pm to celebrate Earth Day. This free event is a collaboration with Point Of View (POV), PBS’ award-winning non-fiction film series. Registration is not required.

A decade ago, after an epiphany at a New York restaurant, Richard Ogust began dedicating his time and resources to rescuing endangered turtles — confiscating hundreds bound for Southeast Asian food markets. When the filmmakers catch up with the 50-year-old writer, he is sharing his Manhattan loft with 1,200 turtles, including five species extinct in the wild. But his growing "ark" and preservation efforts are threatening to exhaust him, both mentally and financially. With luminous images and a haunting musical score, the award-winning The Chances of the World Changing documents two years in the life of a man who finds himself struggling to save hundreds of lives, including his own.

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