Summer Learning Kick-Off
Save the Date: June 9!
Story Walk
Kick-Off Celebration: Saturday, May 19, 1:30 pm
Downtown Library
Pick up your passports at the Library at 10:30 am and take a stroll around Bushnell Park with the whole family. Read our featured book, Quinito, Day and Night by Ina Cumpiano, while you walk and get your Story Walk passport stamped for each page read. After completing the passport, the first 200 families will receive a book while supplies last!

Lunch will be available for the first 250 people and free Arch tours will be offered from 12-1 pm.

For more information please call 860-695-6330.
Drop-in Computer Class: 
May 12, 22, and 29, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Camp Field Branch

Learn computer basics: using a mouse, keyboarding, working with documents, browsing the Internet, and other computer-related functions. Instruction available in English and Spanish.
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. Adam Viens feels art brings matters of the intangible back into the physical domain. These works apply literary tools such as metaphor and allegory. Upon observation, one may find a truth each unique to them.

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.
Math Tutoring Updated Times
Downtown Library

Tuesdays 12:15-2:00 pm; Must sign-up by Monday 8 PM
Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 pm; Must sign-up by Tuesday 8 PM

To sign up call 860-695-6358, 860-695-6349 or email
You will need to provide your name, telephone number and email address.
Open Call for Music Performances

Hartford Public Library is looking for musical artists to perform as a part of our dynamic Baby Grand Jazz concert series and World of Sounds Series. Please submit here.
Good News Alert!
HPL Staff Recogized at HTPPI Appreciation Gala
YOUmedia Manager & Teen Services Librarian Gabrielle Barnes and Albany Branch Youth Librarian Jenna Bivona were recognized for their partnership and programming with the Hartford Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (HTPPI) at the HTPPI Appreciation Gala last night at the Goodwin Hotel. We love our teens and are thankful for the work HTPPI did to empower them with information and resources about their sexual health.
New Training Initiative for Bilingual Public Library Professionals
Hartford Public Library will work with the New Jersey State Library, Queens Library, and Infopeople to provide cultural competence, interpretation, and translation skills training to bilingual (Spanish/English) public library professionals. This project is possible through an Institute of Museum and Library Services Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.
Super Suminagashi: Paper Marbling

Monday, May 14, 4-5 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.
Starry Night Ornaments

ALBANY BRANCH: Monday, May 14, 4-5 pm
ROPKINS BRANCH: Thursday, May 17, 3:30-4:30pm
An exploration into the technique of Vincent Van Gogh: Impasto Art. Discover the artist’s technique using modeling clay.
Hit the Mark:
Build a Ping Pong Ball Launcher

Tuesday, May 15, 4:30-5:30 pm
Hit 'em with your best shot! Build your own Projectile Launcher - send ping pong balls flying, marking the trajectory and distance of your shots and targets. Use recycling bin materials or extra components to build a catapult, ram or sling-shot – your imagination is the limit! 
Whoever You Are

Wednesday, May 16, 4:30-5:30 pm
Join us for an interactive reading of Mem Fox's Whoever You Are! We celebrate all the different kinds of children in our community and all over the world, whoever and wherever they are. 
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