News
It's Coming! Summer Learning Kick-Off on June 9!
June 9, 12:30–3:00 pm, ALL AGES
Downtown Library, 500 Main Street
Plan your June Outing at the Connecticut Science Center!
Connecticut Science Center
250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103
City of Hartford residents visit free in June!

Visit any public library branch in the city of Hartford during the month of June and request a Day Pass for free General Admission to the Connecticut Science Center.*

Sponsored by the Hartford.

* Proof of Hartford residency required. Children 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Join us for Shred Day
Saturday, June 2, 10 am-1 pm
The Former Goodwin Library
460 New Britain Ave, Hartford, CT

Join us for Shred Day at the former Goodwin Library! Two box per person limit. Coffee and donuts will be served.

For more information, please click here.

This program is in partnership with Liberty Bank.
Drop-In Computer Classes:
Back to the Basics
Tuesday, May 29, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Camp Field Branch

Learn computer basics: using a mouse, keyboarding, working with documents, browsing the Internet, and other computer-related functions.

Instruction available in English and Spanish.
Save the Date - Without a Net: The Digital Divide in America
Thursday, June 14, 5-7 pm
Center for Contemporary Culture, Downtown Library
Join us for a screening and panel discussion of Without a Net: The Digital Divide in America, a documentary that explores how access to technology can provide opportunities for learning and help level the playing field for underserved communities.
Closings
Connecticut Department of Labor Closed May 25 and May 28

On Friday, May 25 and Monday, May 28 all Department of Labor offices will be closed to public. As a result, all of the American Job Center offices will be closed to the public also.  
Hartford Public Library Closed May 28 for Memorial Day

The Downtown Library and all branches will be closed Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day.
Upcoming
Mindful Moments

Tuesday, May 29, 4:30-5:30 pm
Take a break and learn how to handle stress
with easy relaxation tips using music, paint,
and your own body
Makey Makey

Wednesday, May 30, 3:30-4:30 pm
Create keyboards made from different materials like play-doh, fruits, and vegetables. Learn about electric circuits, energy and technology with this fun kit. 
Hit the Mark:
Build a Ping Pong Ball Launcher

Wednesday, May 30, 4-5 pm
Hit 'em with your best shot! Build your own Projectile Launcher - send ping pong balls flying, marking the trajectory and distance of your shots and targets. Use recycling bin materials or extra components to build a catapult, ram or sling-shot – your imagination is the limit!
Starry Night Ornaments

Wednesday, May 30, 4-5 pm
An exploration into the technique of Vincent Van Gogh: Impasto Art. Discover the artist’s technique using modeling clay.
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