Members of the HPL team distributed 80 warm winter coats, bags of groceries, socks, and books at the Barbour Library last week, part of the library's continued efforts to make sure it is addressing the basic needs of the community.

2020 was a year when many literary lights left the stage.

Writers who mastered their genres and provided insight and entertainment like Mary Higgins Clark, Clive Cussler, Eric Jerome Dickey, John LeCarre, and Charles Portis.

We lost individuals who played an important role in American history, like John Lewis and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Digital Library Lab Now Offering Museum Quality Scanning
The Digital Library Lab at Hartford Public Library now offers museum quality slide scanning.

Our automated system captures over 700 35mm slides an hour, so you can scan your collection for print or preservation.

Ask us about digitally developing negatives, scanning large transparencies, or to request a quote or detailed technical information for your next project.

For information, please call the Digital Library Lab at 860-695-6293 or email DLL@hplct.org
Join Us For A Moment of Delight January 14
If you are in need of a little joy, please join us on Zoom, Thursday, January 14 at 7 pm to share your delightful moments.

Come ready to share a gleeful moment you may have witnessed or beloved quote, song, poem or book!

To register please call 860-695-7401 or email iblean@hplct.org for a Zoom invite.
We will be distributing warm gloves, scarfs and serving hot chocolate at Dwight Library. Please join us!
For questions or more information, contact Lizandra Matias via email lmatias@hplct.org or call 860-695-7460.
Date: Thursday, January 21st
Time: 2:00- 3:00 pm
Dwight Branch, 7 New Park Avenue
Anton Kot is known in some circles as a jazz prodigy. He's already performed at Carnegie Hall, the Newport Jazz Festival and is destined for great things. Hear what all the buzz is about!

Check out Kot's group's performance Sunday, January 17 at 3 pm on Facebook and YouTube.

Jazz/classical pianist Alex Nakhimovsky and vocalist June Bisantz brought their longtime chemistry to the Baby Grand Jazz series last week.

"This is just gorgeous. Love's Tango is one of my favorite albums. Lovely to see these wonderful and talented musicians together to recreate some of the magic. Alex Nakhimovsky's beautiful soul is reflected in every note he plays. June's warm, rich voice graces ...pure heaven," said one happy Facebook viewer. 

FREE Food Industry Certificate Training
online via Zoom or in-person. Seats are limited.

Register for free ServSafe Food Handler, Food Manager, and Alcohol classes.

The training also includes Covid-19 safety guidelines for workers and dining guests.

Recertification: Offering refresher classes and exam proctoring.  

To register call 860-695-6292 or e-mail bredd@hplct.org.
January Program Calendars
“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.”
― Charles Dickens