12/28/11

eBook Salon on Wednesday 01/18/12, 1:30pm


Do you have questions about your new eReader? 
An E-book Salon will be held at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Wednesday, January 18, 2011 at 1:30 pm. Bring your Nook, Kindle, or other E-reading device and librarians will assist you in learning how to get the most out of your E-reader. Registration is required by visiting hchlibrary.org.


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

12/27/11

HCH Library Food & Vendors Fundraiser, Sat. 1/7/12, 10am - 2pm


You are invited to a special Fundraising Event - all proceeds to benefit the Library!

Saturday, January 7, 2012 from 10am - 2pm in the Community Room
Visit Vendors, win prizes at the raffle or get some goodies at the bake sale.
Vendors include:

Tastefully Simple
Pampered Chef
Lia Sophia
Mary Kay
At Home America
31 Bags
Partylite
Silpada Jewelry
and more!


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

12/21/11

Winter Vacation Survival Guide!

Tuesday, 12/27 at 2:00 LEGO FEST. Bring those LEGOS and build with a friend! No registration necessary.

Wednesday, 12/28 at 11:00 CRAFTY STORYTIME for children 3--6. Please register on-line at hchlibrary.org
Thursday, 12/28 at 2:00 Disney's New Winnie-the-Pooh movie and popcorn. Families encouraged to attend together. No registration necessary.




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

12/16/11

Author Event: Roya Hakakian ~ Assassins of the Turquoise Palace on 1/5/12


Author Roya Hakakian will be presenting her non-fiction book Assassins of the Turquoise Palace at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 6:30 pm. Assassins of the Turquoise Palace is about Iran's extrajudicial assassination campaigns against exiles in Germany and the case which brought it to a halt.

Hakakian's book explores the assassinations and the implications of Iran, their fallout, and the subsequent court case known as the Mykonos trial that became one of the most high profile cases in Europe that ended implicating the highest level of Iranian government.

Awarded a 2008 Guggenheim fellowship in non-fiction, Hakakian’s book was a New York Times Sunday Book Review editors choice, a Daily Beast-Newsweek Not To Be Missed Book of 2011, and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
Please register for this program at hchlibrary.org.

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

12/12/11

HCH Library Holiday Closings

The library is closed from Thursday, Dec. 22nd through Monday Dec. 26th, 2011.
 
The library will reopen on Tues, Dec. 27th at 10am.
For New Year's Day Observed, the library is closed on Monday, January 2, 2012.

Have a safe and happy Holiday season.

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

12/9/11

Free Movie Screening Monday Dec 12, 6:30pm



See the classic 1957 movie DESK SET starring Spencer Tracy in the HCH Library Community Room on
Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 6:30pm.
This romantic comedy stars Katharine Hepburn as a reference librarian at the Federal Broadcasting Network. With Spencer Tracy.This viewing is part of the Library Science Film Festival.


Free Popcorn provided by Chips Pub III.


11/28/11

Special Book Sale on Friday December 2, 2011, 9am - 5pm


Come to the Book Sale in the Library Community Room this Friday, Dec 2nd from  9am - 5pm. 

Book prices range from 50 cents each to two dollars for "like new" hardcover books and
VHS movies are two for One Dollar.

Mark your calendars and stop by this Friday!  Get some holiday shopping done and support your local library.

11/26/11

CT Paranormal Research Society program 12/03/11

Representatives of the Connecticut Paranormal Research Society will be at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 12:00 pm to give a presentation on haunted happenings in New England. Joe Franke and Orlando Ferrante the lead investigators of the Connecticut Paranormal Research Society, will share their first hand experiences at haunted sites throughout Connecticut.


Registration is required for this free program by visiting hchlibrary.org.

11/22/11

Win prizes with the Online reading program for adults at HCH Library

Start the 2012 year off right by reading books and recording what you have read for a chance to win prizes!

The Henry Carter Hull Library is offering an online reading program for adults starting in January, 2012. The more you read, the more tickets you will accumulate towards a monthly gift basket raffle. 




Registration for the online book club program will begin on December 15, 2011.

Please sign up for a tutorial explaining how to participate in the online book club on December 8, 2011 at 7:00 pm in the library Community Room.

Registration for the tutorial on Thursday December 8 at 7pm here:  http://www.engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=2313&EventID=113752.

11/15/11

HCH Library Holiday Closings: November 23rd - 26, 2011

The Library is closed on
Wednesday, November 23rd - 26th, 2011
and will reopen on
Monday, November 28th from 12pm - 8pm. 

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday!

11/14/11

Korean Culture & Spirit Promotion Project, Saturday, 11/19/11, 11am

Representatives of the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project will be at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 11:00 am 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 visiting the HCH Library website.

11/4/11

HCH Library Closed in Observance of Veterans Day. 11/11/11













The Henry Carter Hull Library is
Closed on Friday, November 11, 2011
in Observance of Veterans Day.


11/2/11

John Guy LaPlante: Around the World at 75. Alone, Dammit!




Visit us for an afternoon talk by author, avid traveler, and the oldest Peace Corps volunteer John Guy LaPlante!



In his book, Around the World at 75. Alone, Dammit!, LaPlante recounts his remarkable journey of 147 days, 20 countries, and 36,750 miles. All for $83 a day!



Travel advice and tips will be shared. Please register at hchlibrary.org.


















10/25/11



Join Sue and Peter in supporting our "ADOPT-A-PASS" Program! Thanks to them the Peabody Museum Pass will soon be available for all to enjoy! Ask at the Children's Desk to see how you can help keep our pass program going. Due to budget cuts, many of our passes will be expiring at the end of the year...

10/17/11

Free Documentary Screening: 11/7/2011, 6:30pm







A free screening of The Way We Get By by Aron Gaudet will be shown at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Monday, November 7, 2011 at 6:30 pm.

On call 24 hours a day for the past five years, a group of senior citizens has made history by greeting over 900,000 American troops at a tiny airport in Bangor, Maine. The Emmy-nominated film, The Way We Get By is an intimate look at three of these greeters as they confront the universal losses that come with aging and rediscover their reason for living. (84 minutes).

Registration not required. This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series. More info at www.pbs.org/pov

Where Soldiers Come From Documentary 11/3/11




A free preview screening of Where Soldiers Come From by Heather Courtney will be shown at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 5:15 pm.




From a small town in Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan, Where Soldiers Come From follows the 4-year journey of childhood friends who join the National Guard after graduating from high school. As it chronicles the young men’s transformation from restless teenagers to soldiers looking for roadside bombs to 23-year-old combat veterans trying to start their lives again, the film offers an intimate look at the young Americans who fight our wars, the families and towns they come from — and the way one faraway conflict changes everything. (90 minutes).

Registration not required.



This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series. More info at www.pbs.org/pov

10/12/11

Harvest Moon Beer & Wine Tasting- Nov 4, 2011




Join the Friends of the HCH Library on Friday, November 4, 2011 from 7pm - 9pm at the library for a Beer & Wine Tasting Benefit complete with local music.




Tickets on Sale NOW at the library. $25/person.

10/3/11

Literary Agent Jan Kardys to speak 10/24




Jan Kardys of Black Hawk Literary Agency is giving a talk at the Library on Monday, October 24, 2011 at 6:30 pm titled
"You Wrote a Book, Now What?"


Kardys will discuss how to find and lure the right literary agent for your book, how to write a book proposal, and effective Internet marketing and promotion, and answer questions about the publishing industry. Please register for this event at this link.

HCH Library Closed 10/10/11 Columbus Day



The HCH Library is closed on
Monday, October 10, 2011
in observance of Columbus Day.







10/1/11

Downloadable Audiobooks have changed





As of October 1, 2011, the CT State Library has changed the vendor that provides the free downloadable audiobooks to Connecticut library cardholders.


To get audiobooks at the new site, click this link.
You must install a new downloadable audio manager software to access these new books.



For help on this new website, frequently asked questions, or a list of supported devices, click on the links below:


Help (video tutorials)
http://iconnct.oneclickdigital.com/en/Help/Help.aspx

Player Tutorial
http://iconnct.oneclickdigital.com/Help/Player%20Tutorial.aspx

Support
http://iconnct.oneclickdigital.com/Help/Support.aspx

FAQs
http://iconnct.oneclickdigital.com/Help/FAQs.aspx

Devices Supported
http://iconnct.oneclickdigital.com/Help/Devices.aspx

9/30/11

My Step-Mother is a Witch Talk on 10/13/11



Dr. Leslie Lindenauer of Western Connecticut State University, is presenting a talk at the library on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 6:30 pm titled



"My Step-mother the Witch: Changing Notions of Female Evil in Popular Culture."




By the eighteenth century, the witch was no longer the epitome of evil in America. To enlightened Americans in the process of creating a new nation, the poor women tried and executed for witchcraft the century before were victims of Puritan intolerance and superstition. Still, a symbol of female evil might prove useful to reinforce notions of female goodness. Enter the evil stepmother...

Please register for this event at http://www.hchlibrary.org/.

9/26/11

Job Fair at Library 10/12/11



Job Fair at The Henry Carter Hull Library
Wed. October 12, 2011



Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets and the Henry Carter Hull Library are hosting a free job fair on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Henry Carter Hull Library.


Representatives from fourteen outlet stores at Clinton Crossing will be in attendance including Aeropostale, Banana Republic, Bass, BCBG Max Azaria, Bose, Coach, Cole Haan, Dressbarn, GAP, Harry & David, Izod, Le Gourmet Chef, Talbots, and Under Armour. Applications will be available for seasonal and part-time positions.


This event is free and open to the public.










9/19/11

Pat McKiernan to give talk on Abraham Lincoln 10/6/11



PAT MCKIERNAN
DISCUSSES
LINCOLN'S MORAL SENSE


Pat McKiernan, the former English Department head at The Morgan School, is presenting a talk at the Henry Carter Hull Library titled "Abraham Lincoln's Moral Sense: Its Impact Upon Saving the Union" on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 6:30 pm.

When we define moral sense, we focus upon issues of right and wrong about the behavior of ourselves and others. It shapes social order toward growth or decline. As Abraham Lincoln led the nation, he proceeded morally throughout a brutal civil war. At this program, McKiernan will encourage you to compare your moral sense with that of Abraham Lincoln.

Registration is not required for this free program. Call 860-669-2342 or visit www.hchlibrary.org for more information.

A PASS IS BACK

The raffle of our Harry Potter stand-up figures netted the library $305.00. We we're able to use the proceeds to re-purchase a pass for the New Britain Museum of American Art. Please call the library to reserve it for an amazing Fall Art-venture!

9/7/11

Dodie Milardo, author of Penelope's Cruise 9/28/11



Author Dodie Milardo will be at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 6:30 pm reading from her romance novel, Penelope's Cruise, a book she wrote to help raise funds for non-profits.



Penelope's Cruise is about an attractive widow who goes on a cruise to celebrate her 50th birthday. She meets a 37-year old man the first day of her voyage and then has to try to keep her feet on the ground in order to determine if he is "the one."

Please register for this event at hchlibrary.org.

8/24/11

How a Book Takes Shape with Publication Designer Julie Fry









How a Book Takes Shape
with Publication Designer Julie Fry
Thursday, September 15, 2011, 6:30pm

Rhode Island-based publication designer and graphic artist Julie Fry will be giving a talk at the Henry Carter Hull Library on designing books on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 6:30 pm.

Fry will discuss her role in the publishing industry from collaborating with authors, editors, curators, and artists; developing typographic systems and illustration strategies; to traveling widely to supervise production. Please register for this event at hchlibrary.org.



8/23/11







Buy your supplies from Amazon and give back to The Henry Carter Hull Library at no additional cost to you!


When you use this special
link to purchase items from Amazon.com, a portion of your sale will benefit The HCH Library.


Bookmark the HCH Library Amazon link in your browser and don't forget to use it the next time you shop at Amazon.com! Thank you for your support.

8/22/11

New Fall Hours at the Henry Carter Hull Library






New Fall Hours at The Henry Carter Hull Library




Effective Saturday September 10, 2011 the Henry Carter Hull Library will open on Saturdays from 10am to 2 pm.



The library is able to offer these additional hours by closing on November 23, 24, 25 and 26 as well as December 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26, 2011.

This change in schedule is to enable Clinton families with school age children to use the library during the school year.



8/11/11

Targeting Success: Taking Aim at a Better You talk at HCH Library

Targeting Success: Taking Aim at a Better You
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 7:00 pm


What can you do to create your ideal life?


Join Cathy Goldman, a Personal Development Coach, on Wednesday, 8/24/11 at 7:00 pm in the HCH Library Community Room for an interactive presentation aimed at what you can do now that will allow you to have a life full of success and balance. Goldman’s program will touch on strategies that will empower you to make decisions and take actions. Learn how to make choices today to create a brighter tomorrow. Please register for this event.

8/9/11

Preview The HCH Library's Sept & Oct Program Events

Preview
The Henry Carter Hull Library's
Adult Programming Brochure

September & October, 2011