Hartford Reads In Color

Hartford Reads In Color Book Club invites you to participate in a book discussion on Big Chicas Don't Cry by Annette Chavez Marcias.

Sunday, July 30, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Register HERE

"Chavez Macias loads her well-rounded story with charismatic characters, vivid descriptions, and appealing cultural specificity. This is a treat.”Publishers Weekly

HPL Weekly Book Recommendations:

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We are loving these two

The Book of Delights

Ross Gay

New York Times Bestseller

These beautiful essays serve as a powerful reminder that despite everything we can, and should, make a space in our lives for joy.

".. highlighting the little miracles that happen all around us. It encourages the reader to slow down, take in each moment and find joy in the everyday.” —Today

“.. his wonder is contagious and has caused you to deepen your own.” GQ

The Interestings

Meg Wolizter

New York Times Bestseller

This novel follows a group of friends from art camp to middle age. Some pursue their art, others take different paths, together it makes for a fascinating read from one of our most beloved authors.

"A sprawling, marvelously inventive novel . . . ambitious and enormously entertaining."—The Washington Post

"It is interesting, yes, but also moving, compelling, fascinating, and rewarding.”—Miami Herald

Read Books - Get Prizes

You Got this Hartford!

Be sure to get your raffle entries in Friday through Sunday each week for your chance to win some amazing prizes — like lunch with Hartford Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez.

It's not too late to join the fun!

Register Today and pledge your minutes and enter to win amazing weekly raffle prizes today!

The History of Latin Jazz featuring Zaccai Curtis

Performance and lecture, in Spanish and English, on the history of Latin Jazz.

Zaccai Curtis is an incredible musician and teacher, and with his brother, bassist Luques, make up The Curtis Brothers Band. Learn more about Zaccai HERE

Wednesday, July 26, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Park Street Library @ the Lyric

Register HERE

Exposición Mundial de Qatar 2022 con fotógrafo Dani Ferrari / Qatar World Cup 2022 Exhibit with photographer Dani Ferrari

Come see photographs of the most amazing, and vivid moments of the world cup in Qatar 2022 by photographer Dani Ferrari

Saturday, July 29, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Park Street Library @ the Lyric

For more information please contact:

Graciela Rivera - Branch Manager


It’s time to explore!

Connecticut River Museum, Essex

From July 1 to September 4, Connecticut children age 18 and under plus one Connecticut resident adult can visit participating museums free of charge through the Connecticut Summer at the Museum program.

More info and list of museums HERE

A Place Like No Other

Providing essential services for our community

Vision To Learn Clinics

Vision To Learn provides vision screenings, eye exams and glasses to children at no cost to the children or their families. Ages 5-18

Summer Lunch is Back!

Now through Aug 11, 12:30 - 1:30 pm.

Albany Branch, Barbour Branch, Camp Field Branch, Dwight Branch, Park Branch

Offering engaging, educational, and fun programming seven days a week

We have story time, music, gardening, jewelry making, painting, drumming, theater and music & more!

Check out our entire calendar of programs HERE and find what you're looking for at your favorite branch.

This Week's Highlight:

Summer Art Series: Sova Dance & Puppet Theatre

Thursday, July 27, 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Dwight Branch

Artists, Sova Dance & Puppet Theatre and Craig Norton will lead a fun, interactive music and theatre arts workshop.

“...one of life’s true delights is casting about in bed, drifting in and out of dream, as the warm hand of the sun falls through the blinds, moving ever so slowly across your body.”

― Ross Gay, The Book of Delights: Essays

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