Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 through Sunday, March 27, 2011
1pm - 4pm
Come hear them talk about their adventures and see a captivating slideshow of the people, places, and sites they discovered!
Registration is not required.
Broadcasting Live from HCH Library in Clinton CT on
December 11, 2010, 1pm
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.
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.
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.
Dear Library Patron and Friend,
NOW MORE THAN EVER
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.
NOW MORE THAN EVER WE NEED YOUR HELP TO PAY FOR THE BOOKS YOU WANT TO READ, THE DATABASES YOU NEED TO USE AND THE MOVIES YOU WANT TO WATCH.
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.
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
November Holiday Hours:
OPEN from 9am - 5pm on Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, 2010- CLOSED
OPEN on Friday after Thanksgiving, November 26, 2010 from 9am - 5pm
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 am - 2:30 pm
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!
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.
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.
by Lee Jacobus
Thursday, October 14, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
Registration is required for this free event by calling the library at 860-669-2342.
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.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Huck Finn and Uncle Tom's Cabin
Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
Space is Limited— Please register!
860-669-0589 or click to email
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.
Please ask a staff member at the 2nd Floor Information desk for access to the fax machine.
Patti Smith: Dream of Life
Maggie Dana presents
Don’t miss this free event!
Registration is required by calling 860‐669‐2342.
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.
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!
thanks to a generous donation.
What is ReferenceUSA?
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.
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
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.
Participants must be 18 +, no artistic experience is necessary, but registration for this program is required by calling 860-669-2342.
Click for the printable brochure, or visit our museum pass webpage for more information.
HOW IT WORKS
* 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.
IT’S THAT EASY
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:
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.
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.
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!
Thursday, June 3, 2010 • 6:30 pm
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.
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.
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.
Festivities begin at 12:30 pm following Clinton's Memorial Day Parade.
Live music, free food, and fun for all!
** As of May 15, 2010 TICKETS FOR THE PICNIC ARE "SOLD OUT".
Logo Designed by Tom Shultz/Creative Attitude
This event is generously sponsored by
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Essex
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.
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
SCREENING ON THURS. 4/22/10
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.