New ArtWalk Exhibit Opens Friday!
Megyn Craine: Artifact
Opening: Friday, May 13th, 5:30-7 pm
Exhibit runs: May 13th - June 25th

Conceptual collage workshop:
Saturday, May 21st, 11 am - 1 pm
Limited space, register HERE.

About the artist:
Megyn Craine is an interdisciplinary artist who sees art making as a process of discovery. Her work is a reflection of how she interprets the world around her. It encourages us to look a little deeper, to question the way we understand our own world and its meanings for us.

About the exhibit:
Artifact is a collection of work that mixes common materials with various concepts — from Alzheimer’s to ancient Greece — to reveal unseen connections and create new layers of meaning from our everyday experiences.

Learn more about Megyn HERE.
Celebrate the cultures and stories of the Jewish community during Jewish Heritage Month
Esther Safran Foer

A riveting memoir of family, the Holocaust and the search for truth, this is is the poignant and deeply moving story not only of Esther’s journey but of four generations living in the shadow of the Holocaust

"An honest, painful, and ultimately uplifting story of life after tragedy.. It should be read by everyone." — The Atlantic
Chole Benjamin

If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life?

This is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.

"A literary page-turner. ... A really compelling plotline." — The Wall Street Journal
The Squid and the Whale
2005 Sundance Award Winner,
Best Dramatic Direction & Best Screenplay

Based on writer/director Noah Baumbach's own childhood experiences with his parents' divorce.

Watch the trailer HERE.

"Ruthless and heartbreaking, but a comedy nonetheless. The movie is also about disintegration and the possibility of rebirth. In other words, it’s a small miracle." The New Yorker

P.S. Did you know we also have a new documentary film streaming service available to you?

Check out Qwest TV HERE.
Create. Read.
Create all the art.

As an HPL cardholder thousands of online arts and craft classes are available to you.

Discover your creativity HERE.

P.S. We recommend this creative correspondence class who doesn't want to spread some joy through the mail?

With Comics Plus you have access to thousands of comics, graphic novels and manga. With just your library card, every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Login and get started HERE.

P.S. Ever wonder why Wonder Woman's plane was invisible when you could still see her?
Congratulations Lina making us all proud!
2022 Winner of the Faith Hektoen Award

The Faith Hektoen Award is given annually by the Children’s Section of the Connecticut Library Association to recognize the efforts of an individual or group that has made an impact on library services to children in Connecticut at the local, regional, or state level. Developed in 1979, the award is named for Faith Hektoen, who served for over 20 years as the first State Consultant for Children’s Services.

We're proud to announce that HPL Youth Services Manager Lina Osho-Williams is this year's recipient! 😊

You can learn more about Lina and her amazing journey to HPL HERE.
Programming for our youth
Gardens & books = pure delight.

Join Ms. Fe at the Earle Street community garden near Barbour for a story set in nature. Every Monday, 12-12:30 *weather permitting, to confirm story time call (860) 695-7400.

P.S. Don't forget dial a story!
Dial-A-Story: 860-695-6288
May 1 - June 30
New stories every Tuesday at 5 pm
More info HERE.
YOUmedia Albany
Open Studio for Teens

Create a new TikTok, try some new virtual games, work on some art or just hang out with some new friends. Join our YOUmedia mentors Fridays at our Albany Library for some fun (and snacks!)

2-4:30 pm
Albany Library
1250 Albany Ave.
Want to learn more about Hartford's Ancient Burying Ground?
Preserving Grave Markers in Historic Cemeteries Lecture

Downtown Library
Center for Contemporary Culture
500 Main St.
May 21st, 2-3 pm

Francis Miller, outdoor sculpture conservator at ConservArt, LLC,
will share an introduction to the care of brownstone, marble and slate markers with one of the state’s foremost outdoor sculpture conservators. Register HERE.

Learn more about this fascinating piece of Hartford's history HERE.

This program is a partnership between the Ancient Burying Ground Association and the Hartford History Center.
Resources and opportunities
COVID-19 vaccines, test kits and N95 masks

We're playing our part in keeping you and our community safe.

Check out our upcoming clinics and info on mask and tests distribution HERE.
Join our team!

Help us build collections, provide much-needed services for our neighbors and strengthen and celebrate our diverse community.

We have many positions open in lots of different departments.

Check out our job openings HERE.
“Thoughts have wings.”
― Chloe Benjamin, The Immortalists