Without a Net: The Digital Divide in America
Thursday, June 14, 5-7 pm
Center for Contemporary Culture, Downtown Library
Join us for a screening and panel discussion of Without a Net: The Digital Divide in America , a documentary that explores how access to technology can provide opportunities for learning and help level the playing field for underserved communities.

Sponsored by the Hartford Public Library, the Department of Consumer Protection, and the Office of Consumer Counsel.
It's Coming! Summer Learning Kick-Off on June 9!
June 9, 12:30–3:00 pm, ALL AGES
Downtown Library, 500 Main Street
Register today for Faces and Places Collage Workshop!
With Andres Chaparro
Tuesdays, June 12 - July 17, 10 am - 12 pm
Albany Branch
The workshop series will celebrate Hartford history and Hartford artists past and present, using reproductions of materials from the library’s Hartford History Center collection. All workshop supplies and materials will be provided. 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED - Space is limited! Classes are progressive - please plan on attending all 6 workshops.

Contact Sarah to register:; 860-695-6377. 

Workshops are part of the HPL series "Lifelong Learning for Older Adults: Classes in the Arts at Hartford Public Library." Classes are designed for adults ages 55+. Funding made possible through the generous support of the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.
A Home Away From Home:
Greater Hartford's West Indian Diaspora Exhibition Opening
Thursday, June 7, 5:30 pm
Hartford History Center, Downtown Library
Show runs: June 7–29, 2018

Enjoy refreshments, a live presentation by Island Reflections Dance Theatre Company. and a brief talk by exhibition curator, Dr. Fiona Vernal to learn more about Greater Hartford's West Indian history in terms of people, places, and Hartford within the greater context of the diaspora.

This exhibition is curated and written by Dr. Fiona Vernal, Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies, University of Connecticut. Exhibition graphic design by Stephanie Orts.

This exhibition is presented by the West Indian Social Club of Hartford, Inc., UConn Humanities Institute -UCHI, and the Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library.
Cannabis in Connecticut: Marijuana Laws Q&A
Tuesday, June 5, 6:15 pm
Dwight Branch
Recreational marijuana is around the corner for Connecticut, and medical marijuana is legal but with restrictions. Meet attorney Aaron Romano, a cannabis law and criminal attorney, who will explore why cannabis is illegal.
Eight Months in the Life of Puerto Rico, Post Maria
Open through July 31
Park Branch
This photography exhibit is about Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria up to the present. It includes a variety of photographs taken by different photographers on the island.

Photo by Mariángel Catalina
Good News
Mark Twain House & Museum Welcomes Bridget Quinn-Carey as New Board Member

The Mark Twain House & Museum welcomed HPL CEO Bridget Quinn-Carey to its board of trustees at its May 31, 2018 meeting.
Check Out Our New Books!

Read our blog post to learn more about what new books are now available at HPL.
Read with Gizmo

Saturday, June 2, 12:30-2 pm
Pick a favorite book and snuggle up with our dog friend Gizmo. He loves to listen!
VR Vacation

Tuesday, June 5, 4:30-5:30 pm
Brazil, London, New Zealand, let’s go! Experience around the world adventures in Virtual Reality at the library this summer!
Build Your Own City

Wednesday, June 6, 4:30-5:30 pm
You are the City Planner in this fun program—what will your city look like, where will you put roads and buildings, do you want to have multiple parks? Use fun math skills to bring your vision to life!
Wiggle Bots

Thursday, June 7, 4-5 pm
Design and build your own unique wiggle-bot! This is a real engineering project! Can you make it dance in circles, or maybe draw?
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