Did you know? Today is National Train Your Brain Day!
Hartford Symphony Orchestra hosts naturalization ceremony

Library patrons from many countries attended a naturalization ceremony and season-opening concert by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra at The Bushnell's Belding Theater. HSO conductor Carolyn Kuan, who grew up in Taiwan, was one of 11 who became U.S. citizens Saturday, Oct. 7.

Our thanks to HSO for arranging tickets!
HPLHSO photo taken by Donna Larcen. HSOKuan by Ruth Sovronsky of HSO.
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Hartford Marathon to take place Saturday, October 14

Please be aware of any road closures that may affect your route to the Library this Saturday, October 14.

Read about the partnership between Hartford Public Library and the University of Connecticut in the current issue of the university's magazine.

Victor LaValle's The Changeling optioned for television

Victor LaValle, our featured speaker at this year's Beyond Words fundraising event, is adding television credits to his long list of accomplishments! The Changeling, published on June 13, is in development as a television series through Annapurna Television. LaValle’s novel The Ballad of Black Tom, about a jazz street musician in New York City, is the basis for a 2018 series on AMC network. LaValle is an executive producer on both projects.
For more information and to purchase tickets to the event, please contact Gilda Roncari, Director of Donor Relations, at 860.695.6296 or groncari@hplct.org
Indie Author Day

Saturday, October 14, 2-5 pm

Mark your calendars! The second annual Indie Author Day is almost here! Visit us downtown for an opportunity to meet local authors and to learn about and purchase their books. 
The Memories Between, Women of Nobility by Afarin Rahmanifar Exhibit Opening

Friday, October 20, 6 pm
On view through December 2
Special thanks to the Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation for its support of our 2017-2018 ArtWalk season.
Before Salem  Book Talk

Tuesday, October 24, 6 pm

Richard S. Ross III, former Director of the Trinity College Library, will be discussing his book,  Before Salem: Witch Hunting in the Connecticut River Valley 1647-1663. Decades before the Salem Witch trials, 11 people were hanged as witches in the Connecticut River Valley.
Hiding in Plain Sight  Book Launch 

Wednesday, October 25, 5-7 pm

Celebrating help and hope against domestic violence in Sarah Gallardo’s new book,  Hiding in Plain Slight: A Glimpse into the Realities of Domestic Violence.
The Many Colors of a Woman Jazz Festival

Thursday, October 26, 5-8 pm

MCW, Inc. presents 30 years of the longest running festival showcasing jazzwomen and their music!

For more information call 860.231.0663 or 860.695.6320
Encounters: Alchemy & Science
Saturday, October 28, 10 am-1 pm

Join us for an exciting investigation of period texts about alchemy to learn about early forms of chemical experimentation, commerce, counterfeit, and the quest for natural resources, with UConn professors  Walt Woodward   and Debapriya Sarkar . To RSVP please email: jeagosto@hplct.org
CALL TO ARTISTS: ArtWalk submissions close November 1

The ArtWalk puts on four exhibitions each year, and every year, between August 1 and November 1, artists in all media are invited to submit a body of work.

Apply for your passport at the Library

Monday-Thursday, 3:30-7 pm
Saturday, 10 am-3 pm

Did you know you can apply for a U.S. passport at Hartford Public Library? Bring proof of U.S. Citizenship, photo ID, recent color photo ($10 on site). Applicants ages 15 and younger must have parental permission. Fees apply.

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