Celebrate Hartford Black, Latinx, and Indigenous historical changemakers while creating art!

Work with local artists to create murals, photos, stories, music, wearable art, street art, and dance that explore the history of Hartford as well as our own stories and visions of shaping Hartford. Our workshop series will be in-person and primarily outdoors. The series will culminate in an end-of-summer showcase of all the beautiful art created by you!

You can learn more and register HERE
Looking for something cool to do this summer?

From now to September 6, children age 18 and under plus one adult can visit participating museums free of charge!

You can combine this offer with our museum pass program and bring the whole family!

You can learn more about this program and a list of participating museums HERE

You can learn more about HPL's museum pass program HERE

Adult & Teen Summer Reading Suggestions
By Camryn Garrett

Almost Famous meets the searing revelations of metoo in this story of a teen journalist who uncovers the scandal of the decade.

From the author of Full Disclosure, this is a moving testament to the MeToo movement, and all the ways women stand up for each other.
By Emily Henry

Two best friends. Ten summer trips. One last chance to fall in love. 

From the New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read comes a sparkling new novel that will leave you with the warm, hazy afterglow usually reserved for the best vacations.
Interested in these titles or others?

Check out our entire library catalog (books, films, music, etc..) HERE

Please join us July 21, we would like your input!

HPL is working on its strategic plan and we would welcome your participation as we set goals and define our vision for the future.
These community meetings will be held in person, on Zoom, and on Facebook Live. Spanish, Hindi/Urdu language translation will be available on Zoom.

More details & registration HERE
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Security Officer Training Program takes place on July 17.

The successful completion of this one-day program qualifies candidates to apply for a Security Officer ID card, issued by the State of Ct Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection

You can get all the details HERE
There's tons opportunities for summer learning and fun for all ages at your library!

You can learn more about our summer programs HERE

“Vacations always end. It's the very fact that it's finite that makes traveling special. You could move to any one of those destinations you loved in small doses, and it wouldn't be the spellbinding, life-altering seven days you spend there as a guest, letting a place into your heart fully, letting it change you.”― Emily Henry, People We Meet on Vacation
Learn the facts about the virus, the vaccines and how to protect yourself and your family. There is also information available about housing assistance, financial help and the latest from the Hartford Public Schools.
Please remember, masks are required for all Library customers and staff. 
We look forward to seeing you!