Celebrate Hartford Black, Latinx, and Indigenous historical changemakers while creating art!

We have a creative schedule for you on Thursdays!
Work with local artists to create murals, photos, stories, music, wearable art, street art, and dance that explore the history of Hartford. Our weekly workshop series will be in-person and primarily outdoors. The series will culminate in an end-of-summer showcase of all the beautiful art created by you!

We have a great line up for you today!

Urban Gardening & Family Recipes w/ Jocelyn Cerda (Thursdays at 4:30pm) @ various community garden locations (starting at Mt. Moriah Community Garden, Barbour Street)

Mural for Black Firefighters w/ Lindaluz Carrillo & Kayla Farrell (Thursdays at 4pm) @ Phoenix Society Building, 729 Windsor Street

Mask Making w/ Yesenia Garcia (Thursdays at 4pm - July 22, 29) @ Artbox, 777 Park Street

Outdoor Sculpture Making w/ Mercury (Thursdays at 4pm - Aug 5, 12, 19) @ Artbox, 777 Park Street

You can learn more and register HERE
Escape with a Good Book
Jean Hanff Korelitz

New York Times bestseller!

"Insanely readable." —Stephen King

Breathtakingly suspenseful,
The Plot is a compelling read about a story too good not to steal, and the writer who steals it.

The 2020 National Book Award–nominated poet makes her fiction debut with this epic novel chronicling the journey of one American family, from the centuries of the colonial slave trade through the Civil War to our own tumultuous era.
Interested in these titles or others?

Check out our entire library catalog (books, films, music, etc..) HERE
Who Doesn't Love Fizzy Lemonade?
Is there anything our librarians can't do? Check out this easy tutorial for a fun and delicious libation - add a good book and you have a perfect afternoon!

We are super grateful to the many community members who participated in our strategic planning town hall on Wednesday and shared their ideas and hopes for our future!

You make us better.

Couldn't make it? It's not too late to let us know your thoughts! Contact us anytime at contactus@hplct.org
Our Summer Adventure Continues!

There is no shortage of fun at your library.

Check out of schedule of summer programs for all ages HERE
Our New Park Street Library @ The Lyric!

Here's a quick look at the beautiful murals ( and fabulous view) at our newest branch.

The new building, at the corner of Park and Broad streets, will be open soon! The new library, now known as the Park Street Library @ the Lyric, is now the largest of our six community libraries
"All he had ever wanted was to tell—in the best possible words, arranged in the best possible order—the stories inside him." 
The Plot