The excitement is building in the Frog Hollow neighborhood as the new Park Street Library continues moving towards a late Summer opening. Click here to see the latest photos from the project.
Hartford Public Library has the Covid-19 vaccine information you need to make educated decisions on keeping you and your family safe from the virus.

The site, curated by HPL librarians, gathers information from reliable sources, including the state Department of Public Health and the governor's office.

Creating Vision Boards - Camp Field
Learn how to create a vision board to help bring your goals to life! Use photos, images, mementos, and anything that will inspire you. Additional supplies will be provided through contact-free pickup. Registration required.
Date: Tuesday, January 26th
Time: 2:00- 3:00 pm
Virtual: Zoom 
To register, click here
Join us for an informational session on Renters’ Rights! 
Are you having trouble finding safe and affordable housing? Are in danger of being evicted? Have you been discriminated against as a renter? Wondering if you are a protected class?

Come learn about the Fair Housing Act, and why is it important!
Date: Monday, January 25th
Time: 11am or 5:20pm
Two of the same sessions will be offered at different times.
Virtual: Zoom 
To register for 11am session, click here
To register for 5:30pm session, click here
January's African-American Book Club Pick: The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin - January 26
Next up in the AAL Book Club series: James Baldwin's "The Fire Next Time."

The book is at once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice.

The AAL Book Club is for anyone interested in reading and discussing African American literature, both fiction and nonfiction, as well as sharing information and learning about the African American experience.

The AAL Book Club meets monthly on Zoom on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.  

January meetup: Tuesday January 26th, 7:00pm.
To register, please email Carolyn Korber at

We had to postpone our Warm Hands Event at Dwight Library, but we have rescheduled!

We will be distributing warm gloves, scarfs and serving hot chocolate at Dwight Library. Please join us!
For questions or more information, contact Lizandra Matias via email or call 860-695-7460.
Date: Thursday, January 28
Time: 2:00- 3:00 pm
Dwight Branch, 7 New Park Avenue
Built by performing in Philly, NYC, and Hartford, the locally based Andrew Wilcox Sextet plays a mix of great tunes from lesser known jazz musicians from the 1970s and 1980s and Wilcox's original compositions. The result is a unique and unforgettable sound, with swinging grooves and spacy melodies. With a nod to the progressive jazz musicians of the past, the Andrew Wilcox Sextet makes jazz that is not to be missed.
Check out the group's performance Sunday, January 24 at 3 pm on Facebook and YouTube.
Fresh off a huge feature in the Hartford Courant touting his National YoungArts Foundation award, Anton Kot brought his smooth energy to the Baby Grand Jazz series last week.
One of our Facebook viewers described Anton as a "force of nature."

"What a delightful treat, indulging in this fabulous live jazz... in my family room!" said another happy viewer. 

Introducing live chess tutoring! Do you want to improve your cognitive skills? Perhaps you are looking for a new pastime? In addition to study and homework help for students of all ages, Brainfuse now offers live chess tutoring and resources from expert chess players.

January Program Calendars