Captain Jack Sparrow at the Clinton Business Expo

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Art of Bonsai lecture at the HCH Library 4/20/11

Tom Lee, president of the China Trade Bonsai Society, will give a lecture about the art of bonsai trees on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 6:30 pm at the Henry Carter Hull Library. Lee's lecture will cover the history and philosophy of styling trees using Japanese bonsai and Chinese penjing techniques, as well as care tips. Information will be provided on how to learn this living art form of styling trees in a pot or tray. A number of bonsai and penjing from Lee's personal collection will be on display and attendees are encouraged to bring any bonsai trees they may have to get tips on their care. Lee is the President of the China Trade Bonsai Society in New London, and on the Board of Directors of the New Haven Bonsai Society. Registration for this free program is required by visiting hchlibrary.org.


Spring Craft Show, Saturday, April 30, 10am - 2pm

Saturday, April 30, 2011, 10am - 2pm

Find a nice Mother’s Day gift at our Spring Craft Show!

All handmade crafts will be available including pottery, paper crafts, planters, jewelry, handbags, glass art, baked goods, fabric & knitted creations, soy candles, soaps, and photography.

All are welcome. Free admission.


Clinton Business Expo means...Capt. Jack Sparrow

Ahoy all readers!
Bring your favorite book to the Clinton Chamber of Commerce's Business Expo at town hall on Saturday from 11-1 and have CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW applaud you as a reader and sign your book!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Henry Carter Hull Library and The Clinton Insurance Center.

E-book Salon at the Henry Carter Hull Library 4/13

As part of Connecticut Libraries Snapshot Day, the Henry Carter Hull Library will be holding a free E-book Salon on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 6:00 pm. Bring your Nook, Kindle, or other E-reading device and librarians and other professionals will assist you in learning how to get the most out of your E-reader. Registration is not required.

Connecticut Libraries Snapshot Day is a day where libraries all over Connecticut will be taking a ‘snapshot’ – collecting information to capture the impact that Connecticut libraries have on their communities on a typical day.


5th Annual Edible Books Festival, Wed. April 13, 2011

5th Annual Edible Books Festival
Wed. April 13, 2011

The Henry Carter Hull Library is hosting the 5th Annual Edible Books Festival on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 between 3:30 - 5:30 pm as part of National Library Week.

Participants are encouraged to create and share a delectable work of art inspired by their favorite book. Those interested should bring their edible book to the library between 3:30 - 4:00 pm.
Voting begins after 4:00 and all entries will be eaten after 4:30 pm. Please register.


Free Movie Screening & Popcorn: FUEL

Free Movie Screening & Popcorn at the Library
Sunday, March 27th, 2pm

Eleven years in the making, FUEL is the in-depth personal journey of filmmaker and eco-evangelist Josh Tickell, who takes us on a hip, fast-paced road trip into America s dependence on foreign oil. Combining a history lesson of the US auto and petroleum industries and interviews with a wide range of policy makers, educators, and activists such as Woody Harrelson, Sheryl Crow, Neil Young and Willie Nelson. Animated by powerful graphics, FUEL looks into our future offering hope via a wide-range of renewable energy and bio-fuels. Winner of the Sundance Audience Award.
Sponsored by the Clinton Biofuel Initiative


Nook Color is here!


The HCH Library has two Nook Color ereaders
with adult books and two with children's books available to circulate.

Great! How can I borrow one?
1. Clinton residents, 18 years of age or older, having their own current library card in hand, may check out the NOOK.

2. Fill out and sign an agreement.

3. You can try out the adult NOOK COLOR for 14 days, and the children's NOOK COLOR for 7 days. A hold may be placed on the nooks: no renewals. We have loaded an eclectic array of titles, new and old, for adults and children, and have included a newspaper and a magazine, as well. Have fun exploring. The library maintains the content on the NOOK exclusively; you do not have to download anything.

4. Return the Adult NOOK directly to the Reference Librarian on the second floor & the Children's NOOK to a children's librarian on the first floor.
NOOKs cannot be returned in the book drop, to another library or left on the desk.

What's on the Adult Nook?

Titles available include:

USA Today newspaper

National Geographic magazine

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Room by Emma Donoghue

Dead or Alive by Tom Clancy

Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern

What's on the Kid's Nook?

Titles include:

The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice Series #1) by John Flanagan

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Disney after Dark (Kingdom Keepers Series #1) by Ridley Pearson

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #1) by Rick Riordan

Brain Twisting Visual Word Puzzles for Kids by Susan Caplan McCarthy

The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children Series #1) by Gertrude Chandler Warner, L. Kate

The Judy Moody Star-Studded Collection by Megan McDonald

A Crazy Day with Cobras (Magic Tree House Series #45) by Mary Pope Osborne

Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House Series #1) by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca


NEW Express Self Check Out Computer

Introducing the NEW Express Self Check-Out Computer at the Circulation Desk.
Just scan your barcode, scan your items, print your receipt and GO!


Live Irish Music on Sunday, Mar 20, 1:30pm

Sunday, March 20, 2011 • 1:30 pm
Irish Music with Ceol go Maidin

Ceol go Maidin (you might remember them as “The O’Rourkes”) are back to help us celebrate
St. Patrick’s Day! Do a jig and stop by the library for a Sunday afternoon of delightful Irish music! This event is free and registration is not required.