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You can become a permanent part of Hartford’s Frog Hollow neighborhood’s past, present, and future by supporting the Park Street Library @ the Lyric legacy campaign. Your support will help complete this project and launch new programs and cultural offerings in this exciting, new space. Please consider supporting the new Park Street Library @ the Lyric with a gift.

Click here to view the Park Street Library website to learn more!
Vaccines Available to Hartford Residents April 23 and April 25
Albany Library

Vaccination clinic for Hartford residents only. Moderna vaccines will be distributed by Griffin Health. Walk-ins welcome, but identification showing Hartford residency required.
Where and When:
Friday, April 23, 10 am to 4 pm, Albany Library, 1250 Albany Avenue, Hartford
For more information about the vaccines, visit

Hartford HealthCare – Xfinity Theatre

Link to schedule appointments for Hartford residents only:
Please do not share the appointment link on social media, or with non-Hartford residents. 
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Time: 1 PM – 4 PM 
Clinic Location: Xfinity Theatre, 61 Savitt Way, Hartford
Eligibility: Hartford residents 16+

NOTE: This link will close at midnight on Thursday, April 22, 2021 or when appointments are filled.

Students who are 16 and 17 can make appointments, but they need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please bring some form of ID to your appointment to prove Hartford residency, which can include a piece of mail. 

These vaccine appointments are NOT for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which was temporarily paused. 

If you have any questions, please call Hartford 311. You can dial 311 from a landline and some mobile phones. All others please dial (860) 757-9311.
The Hartford History Center's online exhibit "October 1920" has been recognized by the Connecticut League of History Organizations (CLHO) with a 2021 Award of Merit. The award was announced on Tuesday, April 20 at CLHO’s annual meeting.

In October 1920, with the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, thousands of Hartford women registered to vote in the upcoming presidential election. The Hartford History Center commemorated that important moment in state history with an online exhibit.

Part of what has made the distribution of groceries go so smoothly at Barbour Library over the past several months has been the help of a committed group of teens from Our Piece of the Pie, a local nonprofit youth empowerment organization.

The Children's Museum is offering a series of family-friendly virtual programs including STEM experiments, live animal events and story times every twenty minutes.

The virtual programs take place Saturdays, April 24, May 22, and June 12 from 1:30 to 3 pm.

Discussion of Puerto Rican History in Hartford April 27
Join Jasmin Agosto, education and community outreach manager at the Hartford History Center, and Elena Rosario, a Ph.D. candidate in History at the University of Michigan for a conversation about the legacy of the Puerto Rican community in Hartford.

The event takes place on Tuesday, April 27 from 6 to 7 pm on Zoom. The meeting ID is 983 1684 9513.
Join actress Kendra C. Johnson, star of Tyler Perry's sitcom "Love Thy Neighbor," at the next Talkin' Drama, taking place Thursday, April 29 from 12 pm to 1 pm on Zoom.

Johnson will talk with Albany Library manager Christopher Brown, himself a filmmaker, about collaboration in the creative process and how to get your first project made.
To register, click here.
Earth Day Celebrations (Updated Schedule)
Earth Day Community Growing
Join us on Earth Day at Dwight Library to plant your own flower. No registration needed; first come, first served. All ages welcome!
Date: Thursday, April 29
Time: 2:00- 3:00 pm
Dwight Branch

Affleck Street Community Garden Cleanup
The Women Empowerment Group will join gardeners from the Affleck Street Community Garden for rock painting, garden bed assembly, and bench painting.
Date: Friday, April 30
Time: 1:00 -3:00PM
Park Library
To register: call or email Graciela Rivera at 860-500-8492 or [email protected].
National Poetry Month Book Suggestions
The Rose That Grew From Concrete
by Tupac Shakur
This collection of deeply personal poetry is a mirror into the legendary artist's enigmatic world and its many contradictions. Written in his own hand from the time he was nineteen, these seventy-two poems embrace his spirit, his energy—and his ultimate message of hope.
Talking With Mother Earth
By Jorge Argueta, Pictures by Lucia Angela Perez
Tetl's journey from self-doubt to proud acceptance of his Nahuatl heritage is told in a series of powerful poems, beautifully expressed in both English and Spanish. Vivid illustrations celebrate nature’s redemptive powers, offering a perfect complement to the poignant story. For ages 5-8.
The 2021 Baby Grand Jazz series concludes with a bang, featuring Trombeatz. The band, led by trombonist Hommy Ramos and percussionist Nelson Bello, creates Latin jazz/fusion that combines rock, hip hop, reggae, funk, soul, R&B, and electronic music, resulting in an exquisite combination of pop art. 
Sunday, April 25 at 3 pm on Facebook and YouTube.
We've added a Vaccine Information page to our comprehensive collection of Covid-19 related materials. Learn the facts about the virus and how to protect yourself and your family. There is also information available about housing assistance, financial help and the latest from the Hartford Public Schools.
April Program Calendars
“To read in bed is to draw around us invisible, noiseless curtains. Then at last we are in a room of our own and are ready to burrow back, back to that private life of the imagination we all led as a child and to whose secret satisfactions so many of us have mislaid the key.”
― Clifton Fadiman