HPL’s The American Place is currently helping 400 people negotiate the labyrinth of United States citizenship regulations.

HPL's lead immigration counselor Laurie Housman and her team have a great track record. She estimates about 95 percent of her clients successfully become citizens.

Meet Kelly, one of our Beyond Words stars! Join us Dec. 3 to hear her story and other inspirational Hartford Public Library stories at Beyond Words, a 30-minute long online celebration you can enjoy from the comfort of your home.

The event takes place on Thursday, December 3 at 7 pm on HPL's YouTube Channel and on Facebook.

Watch us when we air on HPL's YouTube page.

Baby Grand Jazz Featured Artist: Joe Carter Samba Rio Quarteto.
This week on Baby Grand Jazz, taking place Sunday, November 29: The Joe Carter Samba Rio Quarteto.

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

Hartford Public Library is always looking for different ways to serve its city and an important tool in its arsenal is the Library on Wheels.

The Library on Wheels will be making multiple stops a week. It will continue its partnership with Foodshare, setting up at their meal distribution sites. But thanks to HPL staffers Liz Castle and Michelle McFarland’s hard work, the LOW will be distributing curated collections of books for local community partners.

November Adult and Youth Program Calendars
“But I loved the library simply because it was a library. I love libraries. I like reading, but I love libraries. Being surrounded by books makes me feel safe, the way some people need trees or mountains around them to feel secure. Not me – nature’s not what I cling to. I cling to books.”
― Emily Wing Smith