The Park Library construction project is moving forward on schedule! Early winter, we should see the windows go in and lights come on. With an estimated soft opening in the summer 2021, masonry work is now complete. This holiday season, the library interior continues to take shape. Community photographer Carlos Hernandez Chavez captured some great shots earlier this month. Please enjoy!
University of Michigan doctoral student and Hartford native Elena Rosario shares her experience using the rich, local resources contained in the Library’s Hartford History Center. Click here to hear her story.
Please support the Hartford History Center and all HPL programs! Consider giving to Beyond Words 2020 today!

To enjoy this year's Beyond Words documentary, please watch here.
Taste of Dominican Republic
Special guest mixologist, Claudia Hilario from Bodega Blush, will showcase traditional nonalcoholic beverages from the Dominican Republic.

The online event will take place December 18 from 3 to 4 pm.

To register, please call 860-695-7502 or e-mail
The spirit of giving was alive Tuesday afternoon at Barbour Library’s Winterfest event.

HPL handed out about 40 bags of food, donated by Foodshare, in just 20 minutes.

The hour long event offered a microcosm of what HPL does on a regular basis -- the sharing of free food, books, and other library resources.

Signing up for citizenship services at The American Place has never been easier! Get started by filling out our easy online form, found here.

If you require assistance with the form, e-mail or call 860-695-6337.

Learn how Connecticut is prepared for the authorization and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

Please join Hartford Stage for a free community reading of select passages from A Christmas Carol in Spanish!

Sunday, December 20 at 4 pm on Zoom

You are welcome to attend and listen, or If you would like to participate as a reader, please let us know when you RSVP. 

Zoom link will be shared after you register!
Hartford Reads in Color is a book club committed to delving into the narratives and rich diverse voices of communities of color.

This group meets every last Sunday of the month. Registration is required. Seating is limited.
December Meetup: Sunday December 20th, 2:00pm. Click here to register
December Program Calendars
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― Zadie Smith