December 1 is National Pie Day! Which kind is your favorite?
Beyond Words 2017

Over 400 people attended HPL’s 2017 Beyond Words event on November 29th featuring author Victor LaValle.

Featured author Victor LaValle shared stories of his personal connection with libraries and captivated the room with his short story, Debt. The evening also honored the legacy of Sharon O’Meara with the 2017 Caroline M. Hewins Award. Judy Rozie-Battle of HFPG gave a moving tribute, and Sharon’s spouse, Cheryl O’Meara, accepted the award on Sharon’s behalf. Also, thanks to our generous guests who responded to the call for donations from Tim Sullivan, Jr.—we anticipate well-exceeding our fundraising goal!
HPL Board President Greg Davis, HPL CEO Bridget Quinn-Carey, Cheryl O'Meara, and Judy Rozie-Battle (HFPG) with the 2017 Caroline M. Hewins Medal honoring Sharon O'Meara
HPL Customer Experience Officer Leticia Cotto gives featured author Victor LaValle a tour of the Downtown Library.
Hartford Public Library is a special place. We are here to help people find what they are looking for – and we have an incredible team of people that do that, every day. Here are a few of their stories:
Introducing BookFlix!

BookFlix is a fun, new reading program that you and your child can access from home.

It's an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.

This engaging resource for children in grades PreK-3  will help early readers develop and practice essential reading skills and introduces students to a world of knowledge and exploration.
First Annual Civic Ambassadors Summit

Saturday, December 2, 12:00-4:30 pm
Civic action leads to real socioeconomic benefits-- this summit can get you started, or help you be even more effective on the road to change. Register:
This event is free but you must register at the link above! Lunch is included.
UConn Writing Center

Saturday, December 2, 12:00-4:00 pm
First come, first served: please sign up upon arrival for about an hour of attention. You bring your writing to us and we discuss it with you. Planning, drafting, or revising for academic, professional, creative, and personal work are all welcome.
Little Robots Storytime

Wednesday, December 6, 10:00-11:00 am
Ages 3-5 with parent/caregivers. Join us for great stories and a fun playtime featuring our little library robots, BeeBot and Ozobot!
Warm Mittens

Wednesdays & Thursdays,
December 6-21
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.
Snowflake Story Time

Thursday, December 7, 10:00-11:00 am
Share winter-themed books, rhymes, and songs. Decorate a snowflake ornament to take home.
It's Okay to Be Different!

Tuesday, December 12, 4:00-5:00 pm
Ages 6-12. All of us has 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.
Hartford Public Library | 860.695.6300 |