Hartford Public Library is now offering free online homework tutoring for students from kindergarten through 12th grade.

It’s called “Brainfuse: Help Now” and offers live online tutoring available every day from 2:00 to 11:00 p.m. To log in, you need your library card number and a PIN, which is the last four digits of your library card the first time you log in (or unless you have set a different PIN).
  • Homework Help Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.
  • Skills-Building Choose your topic to receive real-time help.
  • Personalized eLearning Tools My File Sharing, My Session Replay, My Tutoring Archive, My Tests Archive, and more!
  • 24-Hour Writing Lab Submit essays and other forms of writing for constructive feedback.
  • Homework Send Question Submit homework questions for expert guidance.
  • Adult Learning Center Access a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more!
  • Foreign Language Lab /Spanish-Speaking Support

Hartford Public Library and Hartford Stage invite the community to a new book club, called “Deep Appreciation,” a heart-led gathering featuring live readings, interactive dialogue and reflections on fiction and poetry by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) authors, past and present.

The book club will meet quarterly to discuss the selection with teens and adults, as well as provide a family friendly book pairing for those who wish to continue the conversation at home. Everyone is welcome. To register, click here or call 860-695-6320.

The first meeting will take place November 19, 7:00-8:30pm, to discuss “Red at the Bone” by Jacqueline Woodson and “I Am Enough” by Grace Byers.

The American Place supports newcomer immigrants on their path to citizenship with a spirit of genuine enthusiasm, interest and compassion.
An important part of that work is shedding light on the immigrant experience. Homa Naficy, executive director of The American Place, recommends two compelling stories.

The deadline to fill out the 2020 Census is September 30.

“Voting and completing the Census are two of the most fundamental – and easy – things a citizen can do to help their communities. It is our goal at HPL to encourage as many people as we can to participate in the civic process,” said Bridget Quinn-Carey, HPL’s president and CEO.

Hartford Public Library will be offering a Security Officer Training Program twice a month at our Sands/Ropkins Library location at 1750 Main Street. Classes are limited to 10 participants per session. All participants are required to wear masks at all times in the facility and should practice social distancing.

The program is approved by the State of Connecticut and conducted by a certified instructor. The successful completion of this one-day program will qualify candidates to apply for a Security Officer ID card, issued by the State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection.

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“And every book, you find, has its own social group--friends of its own it wants to introduce you to, like a party in the library that need never, ever end.”
― Caitlin Moran, How to Be a Woman