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Mardi Gras Party with Hartford's Hot Several !
Thursday, June 21, 6-8 pm
Dwight Branch
Celebrate New Orleans style with our brass band, beads, masquerade masks and masquerade temp-face tattoos!
Make Music Hartford
Thursday, June 21

Free. Music. Everywhere. 

Participate in the first ever Make Music Day Hartford! On June 21, the longest day of the year, Hartford will join hundreds of cities worldwide to celebrate Make Music Day. Our goal is 100 FREE concerts throughout the city, so join us to make music, host a jam session, or just enjoy the sounds! 

Click here to learn more & sign-up.

Bucket Drumming with Kirk Woodard
Barbour Branch 
4-4:45 PM

Dance Workshop with Hartford's Proud Drill, Drum and Dance Corp.
Ropkins/SAND Branch 
3-4 PM

Austen Ballard
Dwight Branch 
3:45-4:45 PM

Hip Hop Cypher and Workshop with Roberto "LAUGH" Sanchez
Park Branch
1-2 PM

Musical Comedy Show with Sea Tea Improv
Camp Field Branch
2-3 PM

SOLEiL a.k.a B.i.G S.i.S
YOUmedia Hartford, Downtown Library
4:30-5:45 PM

DJ SOUL SELEKTAH
YOUmedia Hartford, Downtown Library
5-6 PM
Dinner and a Story
Monday, June 25, 6-7 pm
Center for Contemporary Culture, Downtown

Bring your family to enjoy an evening of Spanish stories, singing and dancing with Elba Llantin from “Cantando y Jugando” followed by dinner!
 
Sign up is required at the Children’s Department.
We hope to see you there!
The Author's Table
with Siobhan Cefarelli
Friday, June 15, 12-3 pm
Ground Floor, Downtown
 
Visit the Author's Table to meet Siobhan Cefarelli. Her first book, My Path to Emotional Freedom, has been called “a practical guide for anyone at a crossroad in their life."

She will have books available to sign and sell.
Drop-In Computer Classes
Tuesday, June 19, 1-2 pm
Camp Field Branch

Learn computer basics skills like using a mouse; keyboard typing tips; creating, saving, and locating files; copying and pasting text; browsing the Internet; other computer-related functions or questions.

Available in English and en Espanol.
 
Please register in advance, in person or by calling 860-695-7440.
Upcoming
Water Color Resist Flowers

Wednesday, June 20, 1:30-2:30 pm
During the month of June artists around the world celebrate World Watercolor Month and share their art online. Join us at the library as we experiment with a watercolor and crayon resist technique on newspaper.
Plant Lab

Thursday, June 21, 2-3 pm
Discover the life of plants in your world with fun activities and explorations! 
Balloon Towers

Thursday, June 21, 2:30-3:30 pm
Activate your engineering mind! Form small teams and build the tallest free-standing tower you can using just balloons and some tape.
Radiant Child :
The Art of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Thursday, June 21, 3-4 pm
Jean-Michel Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings and graffiti art rocketed to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art world had ever seen. Make your own work of art in his style and listen to a reading of the Caldecott award winning Book Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe. 
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