HPL Recognized as a Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite
On behalf of the Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition (CBC), Hartford Public Library (HPL) was recognized as a Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite. This acknowledgement identifies the Library as an institution that supports working parents in meeting their breastfeeding goals.

“On behalf of the CBC I’m thrilled to welcome Hartford Public Library to the family of Breastfeeding Friendly Employers in our state! It’s a short-term accommodation that has life-long health impacts for parents and children. And the benefits extend to employers through a variety of cost savings and productivity gains,” said Monica Belyea, MPH,RD, CBC Board Chair

The Center for Disease Control was so impressed with HPL’s breastfeeding policies and procedures, the Library was asked to share its materials with the CDC so it could share with other cities and states throughout the country.

Pictured above: Monica Belyea, MPH,RD, CBC Board Chair hands the Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite award to HPL President and CEO Bridget E. Quinn. Receiving the award with Quinn is (from left) HPL Public Services Director Marie Jarry and HPL Coordinator of Branch Services Bonnie Solberg.

Discover all we have to offer at The American Place
The American's Place reflects Hartford’s shared civic values, rich history, and vibrant multiculturalism and welcomes all – whether U.S. born or newcomer immigrant.
Fully aligned with our Library’s mission, TAP provides certificate training, GED services, ESL classes, a nationally recognized U.S. Citizenship program and more

We are now offering:

Computer Networking Certificate Training for Ages 18-24

Career Pathways Initiative – ServSafe Programs

U.S. Citizenship Application Assistance and Classes –

Learn about these programs and more HERE
Recommendations that will move you to tears or laughter.
Louise Erdich
Winner of The 2021 Pulitzer Prize for fiction - NY TIMES Bestseller
Washington Post, Amazon, NPR, CBS Sunday Morning, CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY, And more- BEST BOOK OF 2020

Based on the extraordinary life of author Louise Erdrich’s grandpa who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C.,

This powerful novel explores themes of love and death with lightness and gravity and unfolds with the elegant prose, sly humor, and depth of feeling of a master craftsman
Jenny Lawson!
New York Times Bestseller

Because we need to laugh sometimes...

The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir

“Gaspingly funny and wonderfully inappropriate.”—O, The Oprah Magazine

When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father and a morbidly eccentric childhood. It did, however, open up an opportunity for Lawson to find the humor in the strange shame-spiral that is her life, and we are all the better for it.
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!

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Security Guard Training Class September 4th!

The successful completion of this one-day program will qualify candidates to apply for a Security Officer ID card, issued by the State of Ct Depart. of Emergency Services & Public Protection

Register by Tues. August 31st

Downtown Library
500 Main St.
ph: 860-695-6300 email: contactus@hplct.org

To register or more info HERE

Save The Date:
Saturday, October 2nd
Community Celebration
Park Street Library @ the Lyric!
“When he needed to calm his mind, he opened a book. Any book. He had never failed to feel refreshed, even if the book was no good.” 
― Louise Erdrich, The Night Watchman