Did you know? Mexican painter Diego Rivera was born on this day in 1886.
New exhibits on display from the Hartford History Center
Barnum & Bailey Circus

December 11, 2017 – January 12, 2018
In anticipation of the film,  The Greatest Showman, the Dwight Branch Library will display historical images of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus courtesy of the Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library. The film follows circus producer and Connecticut native P.T. Barnum, who was born in Bethel and buried in Bridgeport, CT. During the final exhibit week (January 8-12, 2018), an original Hartford circus poster will be on display.
Image: Hartford Times photograph by Marshall Wice, circa 1970s. Hartford History Center, Hartford Public Library
The Poster As Art

On display through January 2018
Posters and broadsides, held in the Hartford History Center’s permanent collection, date from mid-18 th century to present day and are a vibrant expression of Hartford’s community life. The diverse range of selected events on exhibit took place in Hartford, 1969 – 2017.
SPECIAL NOTICES: Holiday Closing

All library locations will be closed on Sunday, December 24 and Monday, December 25.
Bridging the gap between looking and finding  
Please consider a year-end donation to the Hartford Public Library – if you haven’t already done so.

As you saw in the Library’s video, the Library’s doors are open to everyone— providing opportunities for so many every day, your support helps make this possible.
For more information contact
Gilda Roncari, Director of Donor Relations
860.695.6296 or groncari@hplct.org
Warm Mittens

Wednesdays & Thursdays,
through December 21
10:00-10:45 am and 10:45-11:00 am
Listen to The Mitten by Jan Brett and design your own mitten to take home.
It's Okay to Be Different!

Tuesday, December 12, 4:00-5:00 pm
Ages 6-12. All of us have something that makes us a little different, whether it’s the clothes we wear or the music we listen to. Come to the library and create your very own freak flag to celebrate all the quirks and interests that make you unique!
Building Club

Wednesday, December 13, 4:00-5:00 pm
Put your STEM skills to the test during Building Club. We will have Legos out along with a variety of other building kits.
Dinner and a Story

Monday, December 18, 6:00-7:00 pm
Please have your family join us once a month at Hartford Public Library. Special guest “Jedda” Williams will perform holiday music and movement activities, read a story, followed by dinner. Sign up is required at the front desk. We hope to see you there! Raffle tickets for prizes will be given!
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