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Eight Months in the Life of Puerto Rico, Post Maria
Wednesday, May 23, 5 pm
Park Branch
Photo by Mariángel Catalina

This photography exhibit is about Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria up to the present. It includes a variety of photographs taken by different photographers on the island.
Story Walk
Saturday, May 19, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Downtown Library

Join us for fun family games and activities, lunch, and a free copy of our featured book, Quinito, Day and Night by Ina Cumpiano, as we complete the Story Walk in the Downtown Library. Lunch will be available for the first 250 people.

For more information please call 860-695-6330.
ArtWalk Opening:
Linguistics Beheld by Adam Viens
Opening Reception: Friday, May 18, 5:30pm
ArtWalk at Downtown Library

Linguistics Beheld is an exhibition of new work that deals with that nature of language and the presence of visual language in art.

The exhibit runs May 18–June 29, 2018.

Special thanks to the Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation for its support of our 2017-2018 ArtWalk season.
Closings
Connecticut Department of Labor Closed May 25 and May 28

On Friday, May 25 and Monday, May 28 all Department of Labor offices will be closed to public. As a result, all of the American Job Center offices will be closed to the public also.  
Hartford Public Library Closed May 28 for Memorial Day

The Downtown Library and all branches will be closed Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day.
Good News Alert!
The Ensworth Charitable Foundation Supports HPL's Lifelong Learning for Older Adults Program
The Ensworth Charitable Foundation awarded a grant in the amount of $15,000 to Hartford Public Library in support of its Lifelong Learning for Older Adults program.

Classes will be offered downtown and at library branches. The first series of classes will be “Faces & Places,” a collage workshop taught by local artist Andres Chaparro at the Albany Branch starting June 12.

To learn more, click here .
Upcoming
Bird and Diz: Time to Get Jazzy

Monday, May 14, 4-5 pm
Learn all about bebop and two of its pioneers-- Charlie “Bird” Parker and John “Dizzy” Gillespie. Groove along to the music while you create a masterpiece using oil pastels. 
Super Suminagashi: Paper Marbling

Tuesday, May 22, 4:30-5:30 pm
May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage. To celebrate come to the library to discover an art form practiced since the 12th century in Japan. Suminagashi, or paper marbling, literally translates as ‘floating ink’ and is fascinating hands-on craft suitable for all ages.
Mindful Moments

Thursday, May 24, 4-5 pm
Take a break and learn how to handle stress
with easy relaxation tips using music, paint,
and your own body
Torque Tops: A Spinning Top Workshop

Thursday, May 24, 4-5 pm
Join us at the library for a fun DIY toy workshop. Participants will explore the physics behind spinning tops and then use Perler Beads to produce spinning tops of their own design. 
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