Uncovering Their History:

 Africans and African-American History in the Ancient Burying Ground

Walking Tour

Ancient Burial Ground - 60 Gold Street

Saturday, November 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Christine Jewell will share insights about the efforts of the Ancient Burying Ground Association to research and remember the African and African-American people of colonial Hartford.

This is our final program celebrating "The Big Read.” 

Rain Location: Park Branch @ the Lyric

Register HERE

HPL Weekly Book Recommendations:

Check out what we're reading

We need a feel-good read.

The Midnight Library

Matt Haig

Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction Winner

If you could go back in time and change your life, would you? This hopeful and thought-provoking novel will change your perspective on your own life.

“... brainy, captivating pleasure read” —People


"This is a must-read for those of us given to endless what ifs.” —BookRiot

It's Not All Downhill From Here

Terry McMillan

 One of the Best Books of the Year - Marie Claire & Good Housekeeping  

The heroine of the novel is determined to prove to everyone that outdated views of aging are wrong. It’s not all downhill from here!

"Like a time-tested friendship, the novel comforts.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“A hopeful and hilarious novel that women of all ages can relate to.” —Travel & Leisure

Celebrate with Us

(we would love to see you!)

Mayor Luke Bronin selected as

Caroline M. Hewins Medalist

Thursday, November 9, 6 - 8 p.m.

Hartford Marriot Downtown

200 Columbus Blvd.

Register HERE

Beyond Words is Hartford Public Library's annual signature fundraising event. The Library goes beyond words, every day, with diverse and transformative programs and services for our community.

Albany Library Has Got It Going on

Join the escape room craze

Grab some friends (3-6) and sign up for our escape room!

(you can choose your degree of difficulty)

Sessions are filling fast!

Wednesday, November 1, 9:25 - 10:30 a.m.

Albany Branch - all ages welcome

Register HERE

Hartford Needs You (seriously)

Election Day is November 7

Register to vote today!

(you can do it online, in person or by mail)

Register to Vote HERE

Our Annual Report Is Here

"We hope you enjoy learning all the ways HPL serves our community

and all the ways our community benefits from HPL in this annual report."

Bridget E. Quinn, President and CEO, and David S. Barrett, Chair, Board of Directors

Read the full report and learn more about our accomplishments in 2023 HERE

A Place Like No Other

HPL offers engaging, educational, and fun programming for all ages. Check out our calendar of programming HERE and head to your favorite branch!

Check out some of our upcoming programming:

Barbour's Craft & Create

Wednesday, November 1, 4 - 5 p.m.

Barbour Branch - all ages welcome

Create beautiful pressed flower bookmarks.

Medicare 101 Information Session

Wednesday, November 1, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Dwight Branch - for adults

Are you retired or plan on retiring? Do you need help with your next steps? If so, then this is your opportunity to join us and ask all your questions.

Everyday PC Tech

Friday, November 3, 10 - 11 a.m.

Albany Branch - for adults

Providing basic technology training for PC or Android devices for your everyday use.

 "Aim to be you. Aim to look and act and think like you. Aim to be the truest version of you. Embrace that you-ness. Endorse it. Love it. Work hard at it.”― Matt Haig, The Midnight Library

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