Did you know? Veterans Day was first celebrated on November 11, 1919,
on the first anniversary of the end of World War I.
Election Day Naturalization Ceremony

The Honorable Donna F. Martinez, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Connecticut, congratulates a new American citizen with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Sec. of State Denise Merrill, and HPL CEO Bridget Quinn-Carey, at a naturalization ceremony on Tuesday, November 7 at Hartford Public Library.

All new citizens were eligible to register to vote on Tuesday or sign up for a U.S. Passport at the Library.
Extended Hours at The Kitchen

The Kitchen at Hartford Public Library began new extended hours at the start of the academic semester to accommodate students from the University of Connecticut.

Daily hours are: Mondays and Fridays, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Billings Forge is also running a new youth training program with Our Piece of the Pie, funded by a $250,000 grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Read about it.

All Library locations will be closed Saturday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day.
Thank you to our generous sponsors for Beyond Words 2017!

The Hartford  |  The Mandell Family Foundation  | Eversource
Amy & Michael Barron  |  Landmark  | Cheryl Ann O'Meara  
Andrew Diaz-Matos  AT&T   Bank of America  
Cate & John Grady Benson  CenCap |  Legrand 
MetroHartford Alliance  People's United Bank  |  SINA  Trinity College Phyllis Shikora & Douglas Cohen  |  Tim & Gerri Sullivan
Bridget Quinn-Carey & Jim Carey  |  Cate & Terry D'Italia
B illings Forge Community Works  |  Hoffman Auto  |  Tai Soo Kim Partners
For more information, please contact Gilda Roncari, Director of Donor Relations, at 860.695.6296 or groncari@hplct.org
Build with Strawbees

Week of November 13 
Calling all junior engineers! What can you create with straws and plastic connectors? Come find out!
So Many Thanks (Story Time)

Tuesday, November 14, 10:00-11:00 am
Let's share all the things we love and are thankful for with Books and Songs. Make and take a stamp art piece.
2017 CT Data Days: Mobilize with Data—REGISTER TODAY

Tuesday, November 14, 12:00-4:30 pm
Come and learn from people across the state who have used data to mobilize into action, learn about new data resources and opportunities to utilize them for action, and mobilize with fellow attendees to tell a story using data. To attend you must register by 11/10. 
Glow Germs All Around

Friday, November 17, 4:00-5:00 pm
Put your hand washing skills to the test with our cool “glow germs” and learn what you can do to stop those germs from making you sick. 
Encountering the 1%

Saturday, November 18, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Join us in reading one of the great texts of America's Gilded Age and discuss the relationship between private wealth and public good. Please read  The Gospel of Wealth  by Andrew Carnegie prior to the event. To register please email: jeagosto@hplct.org   
Cigna Go, Know, Take Control Health Improvement Tour

Thursday, November 16, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
A free preventive care health screening is heading your way! Schedule a free health screening, or stop by to speak to someone about your health or health care questions.
Native American Heritage Month: Wampum and Corn Husk Dolls

Thursday, November 16, 4:30-5:30 pm
Pack a Punch Garbanzo Bean Spread

Monday, November 20 & Tuesday, November 21, 4:00-5:00 pm
Hands on, healthy snack prep practice for you at the library brings no- cook, nutritious and tasty veggie and bean snacks to make and to eat.
Healthy Eating with the Very Hungry Caterpillar

Wednesday, November 22, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
"But he was still hungry!" Munch your way through The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle as we read the story and try out some foods that are good for us.
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