Free Vaccination Clinic
Downtown & Albany Libraries

We're making it easy and convenient to get a vaccine (plus we're giving away gift cards and books to participants!)
Hartford To Host Month-long Amistad Journey
To Freedom!
We welcome La Amistad’s journey to our shores. It is an amazing floating classroom that addresses pivotal narratives in US history on issues of social justice and historical disparities. During La Amistad’s visit, the Hartford Public Library will proudly showcase local writers who are tackling racism and social justice issues here in Hartford.”
Bridget E. Quinn, HPL President and CEO
More Summer Equals More Time To Read
Taylor Jenkins Reid

Jenna Book Club Pick - featured on Today. 

Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer. But over the course of twenty-four hours, their lives will change forever. 

“If Summer could somehow fit into a book, then you’d find it in Malibu Rising.” - Oprah Daily

Gayle Forman

A poignant and uplifting novel about the power of community, from the #1 NY Times bestselling author of If I Stay.

No one writes about love like Gayle Forman. Lose yourself in the miracles that can happen when you take chances on other people.” — E. Lockhart, #1 New York Times bestselling author of We Were Liars and Again Again
Interested in these titles or others?

Check out our entire library catalog (books, films, music, etc..) HERE
Free Computer Network Training!
Immigrant Youth Career Pathways
Ages 18-24

Our program teaches students a broad range of fundamental skills for IT careers based on the latest networking technologies and software development.

Program Includes tuition free college courses (up to 9 credits), individual tutoring support, bus tokens, and connections to the hottest job market.

Upon successful completion of the program, students receive:

·     Computer networking certificate
·     Paid work experience ($16 an hour)
·     An opportunity to continue college IT studies

Program runs Sept. 2021 through June 2022.

Registration open until August 24th!

For more info or to register: call/text: 860-878-0235.

“We are delighted to further increase services to immigrant youth (ages 18-24) by providing the opportunity for post-secondary education and training leading to a career pathway in the ever expanding IT field. Homa Naficy, Executive Dir., The American Place
Our Summer Adventure
Hartford Changemakers

We had a great turn out for our mask making with artist Yesenia Garcia – part of our Hartford Changemakers program. 

We have one final session Today- July 29th.

Join us on Thursday, August 5th as we begin a new 3-week sculpture making series with artist Mercury. 

Thursdays 4-6pm (8/5-8/19)

Learn more about our Hartford Changemakers program and register HERE

Thank You Connecticut Children’s Team!

Denise Martens, Assistant Director of Youth & Family Services, and Johana Blanco, Children’s Library Assistant were on hand to receive an amazing 1000 books collected from the Children's Team staff for the Hartford Public Schools summer participants! 

We've teamed up with Hartford Public Schools, and CT Children’s to encourage all children to keep on reading and learning through the summer by building home libraries
"Our family histories are simply stories. They are myths we create about the people who came before us, in order to make sense of ourselves.”
Malibu Rising