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From HPL Board President Greg Davis 
Do you love HPL? Please share your support for HPL through this easy, on-line form: Support the HPL! Please make sure to check the box at the end of the form which will give us permission to share your feedback with Hartford City Council Members during the FY19 budget process. 
 
Thank you for your help!
Greg Davis
President of the Board of Directors
Hartford History Center Visits the Dwight Branch
Tuesday, May 8, 11:30 am - 1 pm
Dwight Branch Library
Hartford History Center staff will visit the Dwight Branch with a selection of materials from the History Center collection that speak to the branch neighborhood, including an excerpt from "Parkville Portraits" a 2001 video project produced by Real Art Ways commissioned artist, Liz Miller, interviewing elders in Parkville about growing up in the neighborhood and working in the Royal Typewriter company. Find out from the enthusiastic staff in the Hartford History Center about how you can have access to Hartford’s special collections at your fingertips.
Hartford Stage Tickets for
"A Lesson from Aloes" available May 7!    
May 17 - June 10, 2018
By Athol Fugard
Directed by Darko Tresnjak

Set in 1963, in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, "A Lesson from Aloes" is a compelling portrait of three individuals caught in the midst of the nation’s racial divide and the choices each one is forced to make.

The shows runs from May 17th-June 10th. Our tickets will be available beginning next Monday, May 7th. 
Exhibition Opening at Albany: Pastrami Travels to Hartford
Tuesday, May 8, 5 pm
Albany Branch Library

Please join us at the Albany Branch of Hartford Public Library for our next exhibition. Pastrami the Dog will join us as we celebrate a series of photographs featuring this well-traveled pooch from around the world. How many locations will you be able to identify? All young visitors will leave with a photograph of Pastrami of their choosing. Refreshments will be served.
HPL Receives Stocker Grant for Summer Learning Program!

The Stocker Foundation awarded a grant in the amount of $25,500 to Hartford Public Library in support of its 2018 innovative summer learning program. This grant will allow the Library to offer enhanced summer learning opportunities for Hartford students entering grades 1-3 who need extra support in reading. 

Funds will purchase books to be kept at home, provide for four family literacy nights throughout the months of July and August, and a two-week, half day Reading Camp at select branch locations in August. These interventions will help stem summer reading loss and create a culture of reading and literacy in each family that participates.
Upcoming
Earth Day
Monday, May 7, 4-5 pm

Grab It: Build a Hydraulic Claw
Monday, May 7, 4-5 pm
Create your Design and build a hydraulic claw that works like the ones in the arcade. Move the upper cylinder and watch your claw open and close below. Can you design a claw to pick up specific objects (worms, marshmallows, balls)? 
Yoga Time
Thursday, May 10, 4-5 pm

Scratch Day
Thursday, May 10, 3:30-4:30 pm
We are celebrating Scratch Day! Scratch is a creative learning community developed at MIT. Learn how to create and remix animations and learn about computer coding using colorful blocks and your imagination! 
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