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The Henry Carter Hull Library
10 Killingworth Turnpike Clinton, CT 06413
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Astronomy Event, Oct 11, 6:30pm

An Introduction to the Universe
Around Us
Astronomer and author Bob Crelin will be giving an astronomy presentation at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 6:30 pm.

Crelin's presentation titled "An Introduction to the Universe" will explore the constellations, ancient sky mythology, and our galaxy. Attendees will be introduced to the wonders of the universe and what can be discovered by sky-gazing in your own backyard. Please register at hchlibrary.org.

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10 Killingworth Turnpike Clinton, CT 06413
www.hchlibrary.org 860-669-2342

Book Club Book Titles Available

Book Club Collection Available at HCH Library

Browse our list of book titles available at HCH Library with three or more copies.  Use this list as a suggestion for your next book club selection!

A confederacy of dunces by Toole, John Kennedy, 1937-1969.

A discovery of witches by Harkness, Deborah E., -1965

A great and terrible beauty by Bray, Libba.

A lesson before dying by Gaines, Ernest J., -1933

A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens, Charles

A walk in the woods : rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bryson, Bill.

American Pastoral by Roth, Philip.

Ana's story : a journey of hope by Bush, Jenna.

And she was : a novel by Dyson, Cindy, -1967

Angels & demons by Brown, Dan, -1964

As you like it by Shakespeare, William

Bad as I wanna be by Rodman, Dennis, -1961

Beautiful boy : a father's journey through his son's addiction by Sheff, David.

Big boned : a Heather Wells mystery by Cabot, Meg.

Blink : the power of thinking without thinking by Gladwell, Malcolm, -1963

Blood and oil : the dangers and consequences of America's growing petroleum dependency by Klare, MichaelT., -1942

Born to run : a hidden tribe, superathletes, and the greatest race the world has never seen by McDougall, Christopher, -1962

Broken Colors by Zackheim, Michelle

City of thieves by Benioff, David.

Confederates in the attic : dispatches from the unfinished Civil War by Horwitz, Tony, -1958

Confessions of a shopaholic by Kinsella, Sophie

Dance Hall Dead by Hillerman, Tony

David Copperfield by Dickens, Charles

Dead Head by Harris, Rosemary

Desirable daughters by Mukherjee, Bharati.

Edgar Sawtelle by Wroblewski, David

Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons

Extremely loud and incredibly close by Foer, JonathanSafran, -1977

Feed by Anderson, M.T.

Flags of our fathers by Bradley, James, -1954

For one more day by Albom, Mitch, -1958

Founding father : rediscovering George Washingtonby Brookhiser, Richard

Friday night lights : a town, a team, and a dream by Bissinger, H.G.

Galatea 2.2 : a novel by Powers, Richard.

Girl in hyacinth blue by Vreeland, Susan.

Great Expectations by Dickens, Charles

Guilty wives : a novel by Patterson, James, -1947

Handle with care : a novel by Picoult, Jodi, -1966

Haters by Valdes-Rodriguez, Alisa.

Heart-shaped box by Hill, Joe.

Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet : a novel by Ford, Jamie.

I, Alex Cross : a novel by Patterson, James, -1947

Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio

If I stay : a novel by Forman, Gayle.

In the city of the disappeared : a novel by Hazuka, Tom.

In the time of the butterflies by Alvarez, Julia.

Indigo by Hoffman, Alice.

Into thin air: a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster by Krakauer, Jon.

Joy school by Berg, Elizabeth,

Left neglected : a novel by Genova, Lisa.

Let the great world spin : a novel by McCann, Colum, -1965

Life of Pi : a novel by Martel, Yann.

Marcelo in the real world by Stork, Francisco X.

Me talk pretty one day by Sedaris, David.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Riggs, Ransom.

Mother night by Vonnegut, Kurt.

My sister's keeper : a novel by Picoult, Jodi, 1966-

Night fall by DeMille, Nelson.

Night star by Noël, Alyson.

Nineteen minutes : a novel by Picoult, Jodi, -1966

No paved road to freedom : a dramatic and inspiring story of human struggle against overwhelming odds by Rushton, Sharon.

On borrowed wings : a novel by Prasad, Chandra.

On the road by Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.

Out Stealing Horses by Petterson, Per

Outliers : the story of success by Gladwell, Malcolm, -1963

Painted Kissby Hickey, Elizabeth,

Paranoid Park by Nelson, Blake, -1960

Persepolis by Satrapi, Marjane, -1969

Pirate latitudes : a novel by Crichton, Michael, 1942-2008.

Prey by Crichton, Michael, 1942-2008

Red sky at morning by Richard Bradford

Rise and shine by Quindlen, Anna.

Sarah's key by Rosnay, Tatianade, -1961

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt : a novel by Hoffman, Beth.

Season of '42 : Joe D, Teddy ballgame, and baseball's fight to survive a turbulent first year of war by Cavanaugh, Jack.

Sick girl by Silverstein, Amy.

Silent Joe : a novel by Parker, T.Jefferson.

Sing you home: a novel by Picoult, Jodi, -1966

Sloppy firsts : a novel by McCafferty, Megan.

Snow flower and the secret fan : a novel by See, Lisa.

Snow in August : a novel by Hamill, Pete, -1935

So B. It : a novel by Weeks, Sarah.

Steinbrenner : the last lion of baseball by Madden, Bill.

Swallowing stones by McDonald, Joyce.

The alchemist by Coelho, Paulo.

The angel's game by Ruiz Zafón, Carlos, -1964

The art of racing in the rain : a novel by Stein, Garth.

The bean trees by Kingsolver, Barbara

The book thief by Zusak, Markus.

The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao by Díaz, Junot, -1968

The color of water by McBride, James, 1957

The crying of lot 49 by Pynchon, Thomas.

The curious incident of the dog in the night-time : a novel by Haddon, Mark.

The demon in the freezer by Preston, Richard, -1954

The Devil wears Prada by Weisberger, Lauren, -1977

The dovekeepers: a novel by Hoffman, Alice.

The epic of Gilgamesh : an English version with an introd by by N.K.Sandars.

The five people you meet in heaven by Albom, Mitch, -1958

The girl who fell from the sky: a novel by Durrow, Heidi W., -1969

The girl with the dragon tattoo by Larsson, Stieg, 1954-2004.

The glass castle : a memoir by Walls, Jeannette.

The goddess test by Carter, Aimée, -1986

The help by Stockett, Kathryn.

The hobbit, or, There and back again by Tolkien, J.R.R. 1892-1973.

The Hunger Games by Collins, Suzanne.

The killer angels by Shaara, Michael.

The kite runner by Hosseini, Khaled.

The last child by Hart, John, -1965

The last lecture by Pausch, Randy.

The little prince by Saint-Exupéry, Antoinede, 1900-1944.

The lords of discipline by Conroy, Pat.

The lost symbol: a novel by Brown, Dan, -1964

The lovely bones : a novel by Sebold, Alice.

The madonnas of Leningrad by Dean, Debra, -1957

The memory keeper's daughter by Edwards, Kim, -1958

The miracle life of Edgar Mint : a novel by Udall, Brady.

The new American story by Bradley, Bill, -1943

The New York trilogy : City of glass, Ghosts, The locked room by Auster, Paul, -1947

The notebook by Sparks, Nicholas.

The pact : a love story by Picoult, Jodi, -1966

The poisonwood Bible : a novel by Kingsolver, Barbara.

The power of one by Courtenay, Bryce.

The road by McCarthy, Cormac, -1933

The secret life of bees by Kidd, Sue Monk.

The shadow of the wind by Ruiz Zafón, Carlos, -1964

The siege by White, Stephen, -1951

The tenth circle by Picoult, Jodi, -1966

The third angel : a novel by Hoffman, Alice.

The valley of fear by Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930.

The wedding by Sparks, Nicholas.

The woodsby Coben, Harlan, -1962

Things fall apart by Achebe, Chinua.

Thirteen moons : a novel by Frazier, Charles, -1950

Thirteen reasons why by Asher, Jay.

Treasure Island by Stevenson, Robert Louis

Tuesdays with Morrie : an old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson by Albom, Mitch, -1958

Tweak : growing up on methamphetamines by Sheff, Nic.

Twilight by Meyer, Stephenie, -1973

Unbroken a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Hillenbrand, Laura.

What she left behind by Bilen, Tracy.

Where it began by Stampler, Ann Redisch.

Wins, losses, and lessons : an autobiography by Holtz, Lou.

Wolf Hallby Mantel, Hillary

Wolf rider by Avi

Year of wonders : a novel of the plague by Brooks, Geraldine

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


Pick a Freading Book When You Check Out a Nook!

HCH Library has two childrens and two adult Barnes and Noble Nooks available to borrow.
How to Borrow a Nook Color

The Nooks are preloaded with many hot titles, but you may also choose an eBook from the hundreds of titles available at the HCH Library Freading website.Freading eBook Selections

How can I borrow a Nook with a Freading Book loaded on it?
1.  Put a Nook Color on hold by calling 860-669-2342
2.  Select an eBook from the Freading Website
3.  When the library calls you to say that the Nook is ready, let the library staff know what title you would like downloaded onto the Nook. All you need is a valid library card from any Connecticut library, you don't have to live in Clinton to borrow the Nook.

Call the library today to reserve the next available Nook Color!
The Henry Carter Hull Library
10 Killingworth Turnpike Clinton, CT 06413
www.hchlibrary.org 860-669-2342


No Paved Road to Freedom - Cornel Dolana tells his story, 9/26/12

Henry Carter Hull Library
Wednesday, Sep. 26, 6:30 pm
Register online or call (860) 669-2342.
Cornel Dolana, the subject of the book No Paved Road to Freedom by Sharon Rushton will be visiting the Henry Carter Hull Library on
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 6:30 pm.
No Paved Road to Freedom is a gripping and emotional story that humanizes the impact of communist occupation in Romania after World War II. Based on a true story, it documents the extraordinary courage of Cornel Dolana and his family as they pay an incredible price for resisting communism. Cornel makes up his mind to escape the oppression and uses his ingenuity to put his plan in place.

For several decades stories like Cornel’s could not be told for fear of persecution. From hundreds of hours of interviews over several years, author Sharon Rushton incorporated the highlights as well as the many details of Cornel’s experiences. She uses dialogue to bring the story to life. Rushton said, “His story is so incredible, it had to be told.”

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


Movie Mondays at HCH Library

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 6:30 pm

What to Expect When You're Expecting (110 minutes, Rated PG-13, 2012)

A look at love through the eyes of five interconnected couples experiencing the thrills and surprises of having a baby, and ultimately coming to understand the universal truth that no matter what you plan for, life doesn't always deliver what's expected.

Monday, September 24, 2012 - 6:30 pm

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (124 minutes, Rated PG-13, 2012)

British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.

Monday, October 29, 2012 - 6:30 pm

Dark Shadows (113 minutes, Rated PG-13, 2012)
An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.

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


Girls Night Out with Gina Barreca at Clinton Country Club

Tickets are SOLD OUT for this event at The Clinton Country Club.
Thank you for your support!

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


Download Free Audio Books from iConn

Want to listen to free audio books on your computer or on your portable digital player?
One-Click Digital, provided to you by the Connecticut State Library, contains eAudiobooks from Recorded Books. Library patrons can search for, check out, and download eAudiobooks to a computer and a wide range of portable devices, including your iPod.
You can access your library’s eContent 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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


Free Digital Cookbooks through Freading!

Have you downloaded a digital book yet?  Instantly download eBooks to your device, after you've setup an account with your Clinton Library Card. 
The Freading library has hundreds of Cook Books available, for example.  Go to http://www.hchlibrary.org/freading.php for instructions, or drop by the HCH Library 2nd Floor Info Desk with questions. 

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


Display your Artwork at HCH Library!

Do you (or someone you know) have artwork you would like to display at the library?

HCH Library has a rotating monthly display for local artists. 
Please email the friends of the library for details.

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

Quest for the Eastern Cougar

Please Register for this event

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


Travel Information at Your Fingertips!

Introducing a free travel database for our library patrons:


Over 200 World Cities to discover!! 10,000 photos, Concise Overviews, Easy to Navigate,

City Maps, City Facts, Currency , Telephone, Electrical, Country Overview, Travel Resources

Dialing Guides, Health & Medical, Women Travelers, Emergencies, and much more.

Browse from your phone or other mobile device.  Links to hotel reviews and booking information. 

Browse the database today and plan your next dream trip.
Use the link above or go to the library website at www.hchlibrary.org and click on the Travel Logo.

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