Connecticut Book Awards this Sunday

The Connecticut Book Awards recognize and honor those authors and illustrators who have created the best books in or about our state.

Sunday, October 23rd

3-6 pm

Downtown Library

500 Main St.

Register TODAY.

Check out the list of 2022 Connecticut Book Awards finalists HERE.

Autumn vibes book picks

Apples Never Fall

Liane Moriarty

New York Times Bestseller

This is a fresh, juicy story about family and murder by one of the premiere mystery writers of today. 

"Funny, sad, astute, occasionally creepy and slyly irresistible." — Kirkus Reviews

"Moriarty is at her best. ... No clue is left abandoned, not even in the chilling final chapter." — Booklist


Andrew Sheen Greer

Pulitzer Prize Winner

A love story about a man who loses everything.

"It's no less than bedazzling, bewitching and be-wonderful." — New York Times Book Review

"Greer's novel is philosophical, poignant, funny and wise, filled with unexpected turns. " — San Francisco Chronicle

Pumpkin pickin'

Our Leap Into Learning program participants had a fun trip to Lyman Orchards! Learn more about this early literacy program HERE.

Speaking of pumpkins, don't miss our: 

Albany Library Harvest Festival!

Celebrate the fall with storytime, food, activities, games and more

Friday, October 21st

12:30-5 pm

Albany Library

1250 Albany Ave.

Register TODAY.

Happy Diwali

Join Miss Katherine to celebrate Diwali with stories and a lotus suncatcher craft.

Thursday, October 20th

4:30-5:30 pm

Downtown Library

500 Main St.

Join us on #PurpleThursday for the 

Hispanic Health Council's yearly Domestic Violence Walk 

This year we are raising awareness about intimate partner violence within the LGBTQ+ community. After the walk be sure to visit the Park Street Library @ the Lyric to view the altar we have created to honor victims of domestic violence.

Thursday, October 20th

11 a.m.

Start at 175 Park St.

End at Park and Broad streets

Find more info and register HERE

Photo by Andy Hart

Did someone say slime?

Watch a Halloween movie, have some snacks and make some pumpkin slime. What could be better?

Thursday, October 20th

4-5:30 pm

Camp Field Library

30 Campfield Ave.

Ages 6-19

Your vote is power!

Click the image above to register to vote! 

Or pop by one of our upcoming voter registration drives:

Thursday, October 20th

Dwight Library

3-5 p.m.

7 New Park Ave.

Friday, October 21st

Albany Library

3-5 p.m.

1250 Albany Ave.

Online and paper voter registration is available at all HPL locations during regular hours. Need a reminder of your polling place? Or want to check if you're already registered? Click HERE.

Open casting call: You can be a star

Those are some cool moves...

B.B. the ballot box wants you to join him in his voter engagement music video!

Saturday, October 22nd

Filming begins at 10 am

Hartford City Hall

550 Main St.

Need more info? Email BB HERE or call 860-937-5866.

P.S. There is a bona fide Hartford star in that box and wearing those tube socks.

COVID-19 booster shots & flu shots

Free COVID-19 vaccinations & flu shots

COVID-19 vaccines:

Thursday, October 20th

2-5:30 p.m.

Albany Library

1250 Albany Ave.

All ages

Flu shots:

Thanks to Bank of America and CVS Health we will be providing vouchers at all of our libraries for free flu shots at any CVS Pharmacy. Can't make it to the library? Just email us and we will send you a digital voucher.

Don't miss Beyond Words

BEYOND WORDS is Hartford Public Library’s annual signature fundraising event. The Library goes beyond words, every day, with diverse and transformative programs and services for our community. 

This December Beyond Words celebrates the creative expression that happens at all locations of HPL every day. Please mark the date on your calendar today so you don’t miss it: Thursday, December 8th from 6-8 pm at the Hartford Marriott.

For more information or to register click HERE.

It's National Friends of Libraries Week

We are grateful to each and every one of you

“I’ve got a theory. Now, hear me out. It’s that our lives are half comedy and half tragedy. And for some people, it just works out that the first entire half of their lives is tragedy and then the second half is comedy.” ― Andrew Sean Greer, Less

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