Upcoming
Wishing You
a Happy 4th of July!

In honor of Independence Day, all Library locations will be closed from 5 pm on Tuesday, July 3 through Wednesday, July 4.

We hope you all have a fantastic holiday!
Project A.S.A.P. Book Club
Tuesday, July 3 and 10, 1-2:30 pm
Wallace Stevens Room
Downtown Library

Hartford Behavioral Health’s Adult Sexual Assault Program presents a community book club: a space to read and discuss books and promote awareness about the topic of sexual assault. Come to read and discuss Wrecked by Maria Padian in a collaborative and safe space.

For more information:
Library: (860) 695-6300
Project A.S.A.P.: (860) 548-0101. EXT 600
Rock Painting
Tuesday, July 3, 11:45 am-12:45 pm
Dwight Branch

Ease your mind and exercise your creativity while painting little minions, cats, or frogs on rocks. Rocks and paint supplies are provided for this surprisingly enjoyable adult program.
Poets on Poetry: Billy Collins
Saturday, June 30, 10 am-12 pm
Downtown Library
 
Maria Sassi will lead a discussion on the work of poet Billie Collins.

For further information, email CPS at connpoetry@comcast.net or call 860-655-3263 or at www.ctpoetry.net.
River Reads
Wednesdays, 12-1 pm
Riverfront Plaza
Hartford Public Library has partnered with Riverfront Recapture and Barnes & Noble UCONN to bring you River Reads, featuring different books and guest readers each week.

Bring your lunch, and leave with a book from the mobile library or Barnes & Noble Booksellers!
Game Night
Tuesdays, 5-8 pm
Downtown Library
 
Learn and play all kinds of board games with friends and family!

For further information, call (860) 695-6320
News
HPL received RFID Grant from
the William and Alice Mortensen Foundation

The William and Alice Mortensen Foundation awarded HPL a grant to support RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), which is a capital project designed to streamline and improve efficiency, protect library assets, and give customers increased ability for self-service at library locations.
Activities
Marble Mazes

Monday, July 2, 2-3 pm
Time to put physics to work! Create your own marble maze or marble run & let the good times roll!
Scratch

Monday, July 2, 2-3 pm
Scratch is a creative learning community developed at MIT. Learn how to create and remix animations and learn about computer coding using colorful blocks and your imagination! 
Makey Makey

Thursday, July 5, 1:30-2:30 pm
Create keyboards made from different materials like play-doh, fruits, and vegetables. Learn about electric circuits, energy and technology with this fun kit. 
Grab It! Build a Hydraulic Claw

Thursday, July 5, 1:30-3:30 pm
Design and build a hydraulic claw that works like the ones in the arcade. Move the upper cylinder and watch your claw open and close below. We have documents to get you started, but the final claw design up to you. Can you design a claw to pick up specific objects (worms, marshmallows, balls)?
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