We're ready to help families apply for the expanded child tax credit!
Families looking for help are encouraged to visit the Library.

Staff is trained on a new bilingual online tool that will make the process quick and easy.

Hartford Public Library President and CEO Bridget Quinn, right, explains how the Library will assist families in applying for the expanded federal child tax credit during a discussion at the Downtown library Thursday. Listening from left are, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, Hartford Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation Director Kim Oliver and Center for Latino Progress Interim Executive Director Arleen Cohen.

“So many people rely on the Library to get access to the internet, and with so many government resources only accessible or accessibly most efficiently online, we need to make sure that we’re providing that access to people,” said HPL President and CEO Bridget E. Quinn

You can learn more about filing to clam your child tax credit HERE
Books about and inspired by 9/11
Garrett M. Graff
New York Times Bestseller  
Collaborating with oral historian Jenny Pachucki, Graff compiled
nearly 500 oral histories with
victims’ families, survivors and their families, government officials, and a host of others who felt the impact of that day.

“A powerful, graphic narrative of how Sept. 11 played out everywhere from the International Space Station to the inside of the collapsing World Trade Center towers.” NPR's Scott Detrow
Mohsin Hamid
New York Times Bestseller
Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize

At a café table in Lahore, a bearded Pakistani man converses with an uneasy American stranger. As dusk deepens to night, he begins the tale that has brought them to this fateful encounter . . .

“Extreme times call for extreme reactions, extreme writing. Hamid has done something extraordinary with this novel.”—Washington Post
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!
TAP Receives
2021 Partners in International Education Award!

Rebecca Thomas, UConn's Director of the school’s Center for International Social Work Studies, nominated The American Place for the honor, saying it has served as a “rich environment for field placements” for students seeking degrees in social work.

Read more about this award HERE

You can learn more about all the programs at the American Place HERE
Thank you to Downes Construction Company for providing our community with ice cream and free books outside our new Park Street Library @ the Lyric terrace!
Images by Carlos Hernandez Chavez
Cate D’Italia named 2021 Corporator of Distinction!
Cate D’Italia’s broad understanding of the library is invaluable to her success as a volunteer and advocate for the Library.  Cate came to her role as Corporator naturally, having retired as a Library employee in December 2008 after 13 years.

"Cate’s dedication to the Hartford Public Library is legendary, both as an employee and now as a volunteer and Corporator. We appreciate her energy, creativity and generosity and feel very fortunate to have her as a part of the HPL team." Bridget Quinn, HPL President & CEO

Thank you Cate for all you do for the Library!
Hartford’s LIT Presents: The 3rd Annual Hartford Book Festival 202One Love One Life
September 17th - September 19th, 2021
An Annual Celebration of Literature & Talent

This event will showcase local authors and provide workshops, literary discussions and readings.

Friday, September 17th 10am-3pm & Saturday, September 18th 10am-4pm
Hartford Public Library - Downtown 500 Main St.

Sunday, September 19th 3-9pm
Free Center - 460 New Britain Ave
Register HERE
It's still September.. which means:

September is Library Card Month!

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

It's easy!

Learn more HERE
“To understand all that came after, we must first understand what it was like to live through the drama and tragedy”