Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Hamden Library Logo Contest

The Hamden Public Library is seeking a new logo design to represent the Library on print materials (fliers, newsletter, library cards, etc.) and on the Library’s website. The designer of the winning entry will receive a $200 honorarium. Deadline for submission is January 29, 2011. Click the links below to download contest rules and entry form.

Contest Rules
Entry Form

Top Ten Books of 2010

Publisher's Weekly has compiled a listing of Top Ten Books of 2010. This list was published on November 8, 2010.

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan published by Knopf
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (published by Random)
The Surrendered by Chang-rae Lee (published by Riverhead)
The Big Short by Michael Lewis (published by Norton)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (published by Crown)
Just Kids by Patti Smith (published by Ecco)
Man in the Woods by Scott Spencer (published by Harper)
The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall (published by Norton)
The Warmth of other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson (published by Random)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Ted Sorensen dies at 82

Ted Sorensen, political adviser, speechwriter and White House counsel died October 31, 2010 in New York City, following a stroke. He was 82 years old. He served in the White House from January 20, 1961 until February 29, 1964 under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon B. Johnson.

New York Times Obituary by Tim Weiner

Books by Ted Sorensen in our library

See also the book White House ghosts: Presidents and their speechwriters. By Robert Schlesinger.