2014 will be a great year at the library! Visit here to find out about exciting new events, special programs and workshops!
Job Search Preparation Workshops at the library!
Kathy Forkin, Assistant Director, Career Preparation Programs at the University of New Haven will discuss all aspects of job success.
Workshops will be held on the following dates and times:
Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. Writing a Winning Cover Letter
Wednesday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. Job Interview Preparation
Wednesday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. How to Dress For a Job Interview
Wednesday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. How to Search for a Job Online
As Assistant Director, Career Preparation Programs for the University of New Haven, Kathy provides individual assistance with students and alumni on their resumes, cover letters, job searches and mock interviews. She conducts workshops on resumes, interviewing skills, networking techniques, and workshops for specific degree programs. Kathy promotes the Career Development Center by making presentations to clubs, classes, student residence halls, and other organizations. She also assists in the collection, tabulation, and analysis of outcome information. Kathy supervises and trains graduate assistants and other student staff.
Kathy taught two semester sessions of Freshmen Experience class that met weekly to help freshmen adapt to college life. Kathy was a presenter for NSEE at their conference held at Disney, September 2008 on the UNH Mentor Match program and presented at the Educational Policy Conference on Retention in Chicago, IL, on the UNH Coaching Program, June 2010.
Kathy's previous employment included being the Office Manager for Cheney & Company, a public relations and marketing firm in New Haven. While there, she supported the president and her staff in all administrative functions, including arranging travel plans, organizing exhibits, and coordinating conference participation and promotional mailings. Kathy also worked for the American Cancer Society in the past, where she was responsible for team registration, documentation, and other related duties for three Relay events.
Kathy has a Bachelor of Arts, History degree from the University of New Haven.
These workshops are free and open to everyone. Registration is required. Please visit the library, call 203.468.3890 or email Cynthia at [email protected] to register.
And please stop by to see John Henningson's paintings and poetry - see below
Are you an East Haven resident and unable to visit the library due to a temporary or permanent mobility or vision impairment? If so, please click here to find out about the library's weekly Homebound Delivery Service.
Income Tax Season is Upon Us!
Do you prefer to complete your tax return at home using software such as TurboTax, H&R Block or TaxACT? If so, click here to check out reviews of tax preparation software from Reviews.com!
A Notary Public Is Now Available by Appointment at the library!
A Notary Public will be available at the Hagaman Memorial Library by appointment on the following days and times:
Tuesdays: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Appointments are available on these Saturdays only from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: March 29, April 26, May 24 and June 21
There is a charge of $3.00 per document.
**Living Wills, Regular Wills and Mortgages CANNOT be notarized at the library**
Please call the library ahead at 203.468.3890 to schedule your 15 minute appointment, Thank-you.
Attention high school Juniors and Seniors and all those looking to get a degree online! Here are two free online sources to help you locate online colleges and universities in Connecticut, and a list of accredited online college degree programs! To begin searching, please click on one of the links below!
Spring Events 2014!
The Spring 2014 edition of Hagaman Happenings is here! Click here to download, view or print, or pick one up at the library. Events for adults and children are also listed in the calendar below, and on our Facebook page. If you would like to be reminded of upcoming programs, please sign up for our email list using the link on the left-hand sidebar.
Get The Library’s New Mobile App On All Your Mobile Devices! Click on the Picture Above to Download the App!
Can I use the Library from my smart phone or other Web-enabled mobile device?
Yes. Hagaman has a FREE mobile application (app). Access you Library account, search the catalog and browse for books, CDs and DVDs while on the go! Get your mobile device and click here to download Hagaman’s Boopsie library app!
What does it do?
- Download and read FREE eBooks on your phone or tablet!
- Download and listen to FREE AudioBooks!
- Access Hagaman’s services 24/7 from your phone or tablet!
- Search Hagaman’s library catalog quickly!
- Check Your Account – Reserve and renew books, CDs and DVDs
- Search our Google Event Calendar
- Ask a Librarian for Help!
What Do You Think?
What do you like about this App? What do you dislike? We would love your feedback! Please email any comments to [email protected].
Need help paying grocery and other bills? Are you 60 plus, a war Veteran or Disabled? Free Benefits QuickLINK screening appointments are available at the Library on the first Tuesday of every month between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. The next date for screenings is Tuesday, May 6.
RSVP of South Central CT can help you find programs to pay for groceries and other expenses. You may call the Library at 203.468.3890 to schedule your half hour screening appointment, or click here to schedule your appointment online. For questions, please contact Cherie Larson, RSVP Program Manager at the Agency on Aging at 203.752.3059. If you prefer to go online on your own to see what state and federal programs you may qualify for, click here to go to the AARP Benefits QuickLINK website and click on the "Go" button under the heading "Looking for help? Start here!"
Ask a Lawyer Free Consulation Service
Wednesday, April 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Get a free consultation with an attorney from the New Haven County Bar Association at the Hagaman Memorial Library on the third Wednesday of each month from 5:30 p.m.to 7:30 p.m. No need to pre-register. The New Haven County Bar Association’s ASK A LAWYER program is designed to provide members of the community with general legal information; an attorney meets with the participant and provides a free 10-15 minute consultation. If the individual requires additional assistance, they are referred to our Lawyer Referral Service or a social service agency. No appointment is necessary, consultations are given on a first-come, first-served basis.
Prepare for the American Citizenship Interview:
Wednesday evenings: January 15 - June 3, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Learn about the rights and responsibilities of U.S. Citizenship. U.S. citizenship provides many rights, but also involves many responsibilities. Thus, the decision to become a U.S. citizen through naturalization is important. In most cases, a person who wants to naturalize must first be a permanent resident. To be eligible for naturalization, you must first meet certain requirements set by U.S. law.
During your naturalization interview, a USCIS Officer will ask you questions about your application and background. You will also take an English and civics test unless you qualify for an exemption or waiver. The English test has three components: reading, writing, and speaking. The civics test covers important U.S. history and government topics. There are 100 civics questions on the naturalization test. During your naturalization interview, you will be asked up to 10 questions from the list of 100 questions. You must answer correctly at least six (6) of the 10 questions to pass the civics test. Practice studying for the naturalization test in your native language! Simply go to the Citizenship Resource Center Homepage and click on "Other Languages" at the top right hand side of the page, then choose your native language!
Meet Laura DePonte, EL Civics and History Instructor from the East Haven Adult Learning Center, who will help you become a U.S. citizen. To register for the citizenship class please contact Laura DePonte at 203.468.3795.
Information on the Affordable Care Act: What You Need To Know
If you are uninsured or paying too much for coverage, you may be eligible for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. People can sign up during the open enrollment period between October 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014. Coverage begins on January 1, 2014.
If you are a Connecticut resident and you don't currently have health insurance or you have inadequate coverage, you may choose between insurance providers and plans offered by health exchanges which are comprised of private insurance companies. Some of the companies included are Anthem Blue Cross, Healthy CT, and Connecticare. Government subsidies are available for a wide range of incomes. To find out what kind of government subsidy you may qualify for, go to www.accesshealthct.com and click on the savings calculator. You will need to type in your name as it appears on your Social Security Card, the number of people in your household, as well as your Adjusted Gross Income from your 2012 federal income tax return.
You can purchase an insurance plan through the Access Health CT Health Insurance Marketplace by going to the website www.accesshealthct.com or call 1-855-805-4325. When purchasing your health plan through Access Health CT's website, you will need to set up an account with a username and password. To do this, go to the website and click on the option at the top of the page that says "Create Account."
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