All HPL Branches will be closed for Labor Day
Monday, Sept. 6th

HPL honors honors and recognizes our employees and all workers across the country.
Summer 2021 is in the books.
It was a summer filled with adventure, curiosity, learning, and wonder.

Thank you to the more than 1,000 children and teens who participated in our "What Colors Your World" summer program!

Read more about our summer program and our important Boundless partnership with the Hartford Public Schools HERE
The City of Hartford wants to hear from you!
Hartford Public Library, Photo by Brad Clift
Please help the City of Hartford establish their priorities for the future improvement of arts and recreation facilities & programs.  Click here to complete the survey in English
La ciudad de Hartford quiere saber de usted. Ayúdenos a establecer nuestras prioridades para la mejora futura de las instalaciones y programas de arte y recreación en nuestra comunidad. Haga clic aquí para completar la encuesta en español
Read any good books lately?
Check these titles out.
Maggie O'Farrell
New York Times Bestseller  
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
Hamnet is a luminous portrait of a marriage, at its heart the loss of a beloved child.

“Of all the stories that argue and speculate about Shakespeare’s life ... here is a novel ... so gorgeously written that it transports you." —The Boston Globe
Namina Forna
New York Times Bestseller

The most anticipated fantasy of 2021. In this world, girls are outcasts by blood and warriors by choice. Get ready for battle. 

“An enthralling debut. The Gilded Ones redefines sisterhood and is sure to leave readers both inspired and ultimately hopeful.“ —Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Caraval
Interested in these titles or others?

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

Read anything good lately? Let us know.
We'd love to feature it (and you) in a future Enews!
Join us in welcoming the Amistad to Hartford!
September 9
4 - 6 pm

The visit of the Amistad Ship to Hartford will pay honor to and acknowledge the resiliency and determination of the Mende captives during the 1839 Amistad Uprising.

Discovering Amistad recognizes the significance of their fight for freedom, and its relevance to social and racial justice today, and in particular to the City of Hartford and Connecticut's Old State House.

You can learn more about this event HERE
September is Library Card Month!

Come on down to your neighborhood branch and sign up today!

It's easy!

Learn more HERE

“Every life has its kernel, its hub, its epicenter, from which everything flows out, to which everything returns.”
 Maggie O'Farrell, Hamnet