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HPL's Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts

Would you like to help?
Hartford Public Library is collecting donations of school supplies. The items can be donated separately or a donation of $10 will supply a preassembled backpack kit which includes pencils, notebook, folders, etc.


Do you need help?
Our services and resources are available to anyone who has relocated to Hartford from Puerto Rico. Check out our ESL classes, career readiness resources, and information on the Hartford City ID.
Danielle D. Valenzano is this year’s recipient of the Caroline Hewins Scholarship Award presented by Hartford Public Library
Danielle, a children’s library assistant at Milford Public Library, is currently enrolled in the MLIS program at Valdosta State University.

Pictured with Danielle are Bridget Quinn-Carey, CEO of HPL and Leticia Cotto, HPL’s Customer Experience Officer.

The American Job Center at Hartford Public Library will be closed from Monday, October 23–Thursday, October 26 for renovation. It will reopen on Friday, October 27.
You're invited to BEYOND WORDS: Tickets now available online!

Visit hplbeyondwords.com for information, updates, and to purchase tickets for the upcoming event.
For more information, please contact Gilda Roncari, Director of Donor Relations, at 860.695.6296 or groncari@hplct.org
Upcoming
Greater Hartford Legal Aid

Thursdays, 10 am-1 pm
Greater Hartford Legal Aid's goal is to connect to people in the neighborhood via the library to refer them to legal resources based on their needs. GHLA offers an array of services.
Amazing Autumn Craft-stravaganza!

Week of October 23
Fall into a week of seasonal crafts at the Library! Create art inspired by falling leaves, pumpkins, maize, and more.
Before Salem  Book Talk

Tuesday, October 24, 6 pm
Richard S. Ross III will discuss his book,  Before Salem: Witch Hunting in the Connecticut River Valley 1647-1663.
Board of Education Candidate Forum

Tuesday, October 24, 6:00 pm
Get ready to vote on November 7th by meeting and hearing from the five candidates for the Hartford Board of Education.
Haiku Leaves

Wednesday, October 25, 4-5 pm
Ages 6-12. Create your very own haiku using precise words and vivid imagery to celebrate the beauty and nature of Fall on leaf rubbed paper.
Hiding in Plain Sight  Book Launch 

Wednesday, October 25, 5-7 pm
Celebrating help and hope against domestic violence in Sarah Gallardo’s new book,  Hiding in Plain Slight. Register here
Bouncy Ball Science

Thursday, October 26, 3:30-4:30 pm
Learn all about the science of polymers and experiment with common chemicals to create your own bouncy ball.
Papier Mache with a Flair

Thursday, October 26, 4:30-6 pm
Ages 6-12. Give papier mache a new look with bits of colorful fabric.
The Many Colors of a Woman Jazz Festival

Thursday, October 26, 5-8 pm
MCW, Inc. presents 30 years of the longest running festival showcasing jazzwomen and their music!
International Games Day

Week of October 30
HPL will join over a thousand libraries around the world for the ninth annual celebration of gaming in libraries. Bring your favorite game or choose from one of ours!
Day of the Dead

Tuesday, October 31 & Wednesday, November 1, 4-5 pm
Take part in a traditional Mexican holiday that celebrates the loved ones who have passed on. Sample traditional festive food and make a craft to experience the simple beauty of the culture.
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