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