Hartford Public Library is taking its efforts at connectivity on the road with initiatives designed to increase Wi-Fi connectivity throughout Hartford.

“Our Library on Wheels is one of the resources that allows us the opportunity to creatively deliver service during crucial times like these,” said Leticia Cotto, HPL’s Customer Experience Officer.

Join  @HPLCT on Instagram  Live for a virtual ArtWalk artist talk with Erik Williams on Saturday, May 23 at 11am!

Prior to the talk, feel free to see the full   Lost in Color black and white street photography exhibit  virtually on Hartford Public Library's YouTube Channel.

Please note: if you want to look at a particular photograph for longer, simply pause the video.

You can check out our virtual programming every day on our Facebook page, YouTube channel, and on our Instagram account!
On Mondays and Thursdays, we'll have story time. On Wednesdays, we'll have a story in Spanish. Tuesdays and Fridays we'll have crafts and other educational activities.
Create a small collage with a house
Using paint, collage papers, and other mediums, Rebecca Maloney will show you how to create your own abstract landscape with a house. Have fun creating! 
Innovative local authors share their work on Tuesday

Visualization Meditation with Rachel Taylor 
Rachel Taylor's guided visualization meditation will help you harness the power of your breath and mind to calm your nervous system and find a few moments of relief from the stresses of this time. Designed for people with all levels of meditation experience.
Top 3 Houseplants for Beginners 
Gabbie Barnes will discuss three of the most readily available (and easy to care for) houseplants. She'll cover basic care, maintenance, and propagation. 
Friday Jams
Master Teaching Artist Rey Bermudez will teach four foundational Salsa dance steps with a mind, body, and heart connection. The lesson will focus on individual dancing that can be applied to partner dancing.  
Each week we'll try to bring you a profile of one of our amazing local online presenters.

It took Hartford resident Lael Marie Williams an unexpected detour to find her way back to dance. Williams recently presented an Afro-Caribbean dance workshop this past week on Facebook , YouTube , and Instagram

Our own Julie Styles, manager of public services at the Downtown Library, has been delving into HPL's cookbook collection. This week she makes Parsnip Dumplings in Broth from "Plenty" by Yotam Ottolenghi.

No matter what you might be seeking to learn - for example a crafty project or philosophy - you can find it in HPL's online offerings. This week we are focusing on two particularly unique offerings - Creativebug and The Great Courses.
Creativebug.com has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. It is the the number one inspirational resource for DIY, crafters and makers.
The Great Courses Library Collection is the leading global media brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment, with hundreds of courses spanning thousands of in-depth video lectures on subjects like Science, Health & Wellness, and much more.
“In a library, you can find small miracles and truth” - Anne Lamont