Hartford Public Library announces Kellie Willis of St. Louis, MO as the 2020 recipient of the Caroline M. Hewins Scholarship, awarded annually to a promising library school student who intends to become a children’s librarian.

Kellie works for the St. Louis County Library system as a Youth Services Specialist and is a member of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.

Hartford Public Library is offering the opportunity for people to celebrate Native American customs and culture.

The event, called “Revisiting Thanksgiving, and Celebrating the Green Corn Festival” will take place Monday, November 23, from 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm via Facebook Live.

Hear Indigenous perspectives on Thanksgiving, and learn about historically practiced and current day Indigenous harvest celebrations, including the Green Corn Festival.

HPL Featured Authors: Christina Baker Kline and Jean Kwok
Christina Baker Kline mines history to create stunning stories of people wrestling with the great events of their time.

Jean Kwok uses a wide variety of tone - from emotional family drama to light coming of age - to create immersive literacy worlds.

Both New York Times bestselling writers will be featured at this year's Beyond Words, taking place on HPL's YouTube page December 3 from 7 to 7:30 pm.

This week, we are excited to share reading lists for both authors.
Only two weeks until Beyond Words, a long online celebration of Hartford Public Library. The event takes place on Thursday, December 3 at 7 pm on HPL's YouTube Channel.

We hope you’ll be able to watch us when we air on HPL's YouTube page.

This week on Baby Grand Jazz, taking place Sunday, November 22: Envisage Collective

The performance will be streamed LIVE to Hartford Public Library's Facebook and YouTube pages. Tune in Sunday at 3pm.

Happy Diwali! This week our Indian families celebrated Diwali, the Festival of Lights, a joyful holiday that took place from Nov. 14 through Nov. 18. HPL’s children’s department held a virtual celebration this week. In honor of the event, HPL children’s librarian Lina Osho-Williams put together a video of library families creating rangoli art, an important part of the festivities.
Hartford Reads in Color
Hartford Reads in Color is a book club committed to delving into the narratives and rich diverse voices of communities of color. This month's book will be Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff.

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Free Livestream Available For Theaterworks' The Who and the What
Streaming On Demand
November 15 — 28
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, Ayad Akhtar, comes The Who and the What, a thrillingly fierce yet tender new play about identity, religion and the contradictions that make us who we are.

For help with streaming, call 860-527-7838 between 10 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday. 
November Adult and Youth Program Calendars
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