Baby Grand Jazz Series: The Hot Club of New England
Sunday, March 18, 3:00 pm
Center for Contemporary Culture

The Hot Club of New England (HCNE) is a musical collective featuring the top swing, bebop & gypsy jazz musicians.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 2:00 pm. 

Hartford Public Library now offers new overflow accommodations within the Library where you can view the livestream of every Baby Grand Jazz performance. Come to rooms 140 and 141 to watch. They will be available until filled to capacity.

HPL will livestream all concerts and post them for later viewing on its website. Visit for more details.

This series is made possible by the Kaman Foundation.
Public Health Month at Albany
Credit Report Clinic
Tuesday, March 20, 5:00-7:00 pm
We will help you print out your credit report for free, and Violette Haldane will help you look it over in detail and provide suggestions to help improve your credit score.

Book Talk with Patrina Dixon:
It's My Money
Thursday, March 22, 6:30 pm
Local author Patrina Dixon, Certified Financial Educator and member of the Black Speakers Network, will talk about her book It's My Money and offer money management strategies to people of all ages.
Dinner and a Story: Two Right Feet
Monday, March 19, 6-7 pm
Children’s Department
3rd Floor, Downtown

Hannah Demmerle reads to the bass guitar beat provided by her father, Garrett, in this interactive program for children.
A raffle and dinner follows.

Please sign up at the Children’s desk.  
Draw a Hartford History Maker:
Community Exhibition
Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 20, 6:00-8:00 pm
Albany Branch

Enjoy the Hartford History Makers Exhibition at the Albany Branch Library!

Lucy Cooper Summers (1920-1995). Portrait by D. Racine.
ArtWalk Exhibition and Book Club:
Marilyn Parkinson Thrall's The Dress/Memory and Metaphor

Opening Reception:
Join us at the ArtWalk this Friday at 5:30 pm!
The exhibit runs March 16-April 29.
Book Club
Thursday, March 22, 5:30-7:00 pm,
Hartford History Center

Our book selection will be The Hours by Michael Cunningham. The book discussion will be facilitated by Louise Blalock, former HPL Chief Librarian.

RSVP for the book club by contacting Mackenzie Callahan at or 860-695-6351 by March 19.
A special thanks to all of our donors and sponsors who help make these programs possible.
Starry Night Ornaments

Tuesday, March 20, 4:30-5:30 pm
An exploration into the technique of Vincent Van Gogh: Impasto Art. Discover the artist’s technique using modeling clay! 
Mindful Moments

Thursday, March 22 , 3:30-4:30 pm
Take a break and learn how to handle stress with easy relaxation tips using music, paint, and your own body. 
Bird and Diz: Time to Get Jazzy

Thursday, March 22, 3:30-4:30 pm
Learn all about bebop and two of its pioneers-- Charlie “Bird” Parker and John “Dizzy” Gillespie. Groove along to the music while you create a masterpiece using oil pastels.
Yarn Week

Week of March 19
Learn to knit and crochet! We will supply the tools
and expertise.
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