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  • The Downtown Library, 500 Main Street, is temporarily closed due to water damage.

  • Albany Library is open Monday through Thursday 9 am to 6 pm, Friday and Saturday 9 am to 5 pm

  • Barbour Library is open Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 6 pm and Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

  • Camp Field Library is open Monday through Thursday 9 am to 6 pm and Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

  • Dwight Library is open Monday through Thursday 9 am to 6 pm and Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

  • Park Street Library @ the Lyric is open Monday through Thursday 9 am to 6 pm, Friday and Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm

From the Downtown Library, you can use a computer; fax, copy, print or scan; check out materials; and, make an appointment for Passports, Municipal IDs, Notary Service, or to visit The American Place.The Hartford History Center is open Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or by appointment.   For more information and to make an appointment, call 860-695-6300 or email 

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Press Releases

June 2024

HPL Acts as a Cooling Center During High Heat & Humidity

HPL Receives $9,000 for Summer Concert Series

Submissions Open for HPL's 2025 Baby Grand Jazz Series 

HPL & HPS Celebrate 250th Anniversary Parade and Summer Learning Kickoff

May 2024

HPL To Offer Passes to TheaterWorks Hartford

March 2024

HPL's Baby Grand Jazz Hosts Grammy Award-Winner Sunday March 17

HPL's Baby Grand Jazz March Lineup

Febuary 2024

HPL Receives the John E. Rogers Collection

HPL's Baby Grand Jazz Continues Through April 

January 2024

HPL Celebrates 250 Years with the Launch of a New Brand and Logo

HPL's Baby Grand Jazz Starts Sunday Jan 7

December 2023

HPL's Baby Grand Jazz Celebrates 20 Seasons

HPL & Mayor Bronin Announce Plans to Build New Barbour Library

November 2023

2023 Caroline M. Hewins Scholarship Awarded to CT Resident

HPS and HPL's Boundless Program Receives Award

October 2023

HPL Recieves $450k USCIS Grant for The American Place

August 2023

HPL Partners with HLIT for the 5th Annual Hartford Book Festival

HPL Recieves NEA Big Read Grant and to Host Author Yaa Gyasi on Sept 23rd

HPL Receives $10k Grant for Stem Educational Programing

July 2023

HPL Opens NASA Exhibits June 6

June 2023

HPL Downtown Library Project Update June 2023

HPL and HPS Launch 2023 Summer Learn June 10

HPL'S TAP Co-sponsors World Refugee Day at CT Old State House June 20

HPL Partners with Vision To Learn to Offer Free Eye Exams to Children

May 2023

Maurice Robertson's Show "Expressions in Sound and Motion Opens at Branches"

The Beat Invites Musicians To Submit Now through June 23

HPL Reopens Passport Services

April 2023

All About Jazz April through July, HPL and The Artists Collective


  February 2023

Hartford Public Library, Hartford's L.I.T. Host Writing Workshops, Programs To Support Women Telling Their Stories

  January 2023 Hartford Public Library Celebrates Take Your Child To The Library Day
  December 2022

Hartford Public Library's Baby Grand Jazz Series Relocating To Center Church

Hartford Public Library Provides Update On Downtown Library Operations

Hartford Public Library's Baby Grand Jazz Series Returns For 2023

  October 2022

Hartford Public Library To Host 'Picturing The Pandemic,' First Public Exhibition Of Pandemic Journaling Project

Hartford Public Library Receives $250K Grant To Bring Citizenship Education To Immigrant Youth

Hartford Public Library Selects Amanda Rodarte As 2022 Caroline M. Hewins Scholarship Recipient

  September 2022

Hartford Public Library Seeks Artists For 2023-24 ArtWalk Shows

Hartford Public Library Receives $487K National Leadership Grant To Expand Banking Access For Immigrants


August 2022

Hartford Public Library Receives Grant To Restore, Digitize Films Of Hartford Inventor Hiram Percy Maxim

Vision To Learn Offering Children Free Eye Exams, Eyeglasses At Hartford Public Library

Hartford Public Library Receives Grant To Launch Program Helping Immigrant Women Complete College Degrees

  July 2022 Pandemic Journaling Project Visits Hartford Public Library Branches To Record Children's Experiences Of COVID-19
  June 2022

Hartford Public Library Celebrates World Refugee Day With Author Talk

Hartford Public Library, Hartford Public Schools Launch 'Hartford Summer Space Mission' With Party At Downtown Library

Hartford Public Library Launches Online Music Collection 'The Beat' To Highlight, Promote Local Musicians

Hartford Public Library Hosts Author R. Eric Thomas For Kings Of B'More Book Release During Pride Month


May 2022

Hartford Public Library Announces Plan To Expand Hours Across Locations

First-Ever Hartford Bird Week Taking Flight At Hartford Public Library 


April 2022

Hartford Public Library Hosts 'Olmsted 200' Exhibit Highlighting Hartford Native's Contributions To City Parks

Hartford Public Library To Distribute COVID-19 Test Kits To City Residents

Hartford Public Library Hosts 'The Future Is Latinx' Art Exhibit At New Park Street Library

  March 2022

Hartford Public Library Participates In Passport To Connecticut Libraries Program

Hartford Public Library Seeks Musicians For 2023 Baby Grand Jazz Series

Hartford Public Library's Marie Jarry Wins National Award For Serving Children

Hartford Public Library Launches New North End Library And Learning Center Project At The Swift Factory

Hartford's L.I.T., Hartford Public Library Announce Fourth Annual Hartford Book Festival

  February 2022

Hartford Public Library Oral Histories Chronicle Hartford Courant's Transition To Digital Age

Hartford Public Library Receives $145,000 Grant From Gawlicki Family Foundation To Expand Early Literacy Programs

  January 2022

Hartford Public Library Hosting COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Throughout February, March

Hartford Public Library And IRS To Offer Free, In-Person Tax Help For Qualifying Taxpayers


December 2021

Hartford Public Library Announces 2022 Baby Grand Jazz Lineup

Hartford Public Library Expanding Hours In January

Hartford Public Library Accepting Submissions For 2022-23 ArtWalk Shows

  November 2021

 Hartford Public Library Partners With CVS Health, Bank Of America, To   Provide Free Flu Shot Vouchers

 Hartford Public Library Selects Julia Conversano As Recipient Of Caroline M.   Hewins Scholarship

 Hartford Public Library Announces Reopening of ArtWalk And 2021-22   Season Lineup


October 2021

From Mango Street To Our Street: Hartford Public Library Announces Fall   2021 NEA Big Read


September 2021

Hartford Public Library Celebrates Completion Of New Park Street Library At The Lyric

The American Place At Hartford Public Library Receives $250,000 Grant   From U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services

 Hartford Public Library Receives $100,000 Grant To Launch 'Digital   Navigators' Pilot

 Hartford Public Library Celebrates Installation Of Sign At Park Street Library   @ The Lyric

Hartford's L.I.T. Announces 3rd Annual Hartford Book Festival


July 2021

 Hartford Public Library Celebrates Hartford Changemakers


June 2021

HPL is Now Fine Free!

HPL Kicks Off Its Summer Programming


May 2021

New Hartford History Center Exhibit Documents Life in the City's Parks

Park Library to Cease Operations May 21 to Prepare for Move To New Facility


April 2021

2021 Baby Grand Jazz Series Gathers Close To 15,000 Viewers From Across The World

Hartford History Center Named To Internet Archive's Community Webs Program

Hartford History Center Online Exhibit "October 1920" Wins Award of Merit

Hartford Public Library Seeking Musicians for 2022 Kaman Foundation Baby Grand Jazz Series


March 2021

Hartford Public Library to Offer Curated Browsing and Social Distanced Seating Starting April 19

Hartford Public Library to Hold Virtual Classes for Storytellers


February 2021

Boundless Program To Launch New Chess Club

Hartford History Center's "Encounters" Series to Explore the Origins of Hip Hop

2021 NEA Big Read to Celebrate Bestselling Author Julia Alvarez


January 2021

HPL to Partner With Foodshare to Set Up Food Pantry at Barbour Branch

  December 2020

Barbour Library to Hold Winter Coat Giveaway January 7

Hartford Public Library Announces Service Changes Starting January 1

HPL Downtown Library Closed Through December 27

HPL Receives Roberts Foundation "Creation of New Work" Award

HPL Announces 2021 Baby Grand Jazz Lineup

  November 2020 

Kellie Willis is the Caroline Hewins Scholarship Recipient

HPL To Hold Event "Revisiting Thanksgiving and Celebrating The Green Corn Festival November 23

HPL To Partner With ImagineNation To Present Virtual STEM Programs Starting December 2


October 2020

Hartford Public Library To Hold "Beyond Words" Fundraising Event Online December 3 at 7 pm

Hartford Public Library Receives $167k Grant From The State To Help With COVID-19 Protocols

Hartford Public Library To Host Health Fair at Barbour Library October 27

Hartford Public Library to Offer Free Streaming Access To TheaterWorks Hartford Productions

Hartford Public Library and United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut Partner for Read for the Record Day Taking Place October 29

Hartford Public Library Receives $211k Grant To Fund New Digital Literacy Initiative

Three More Branches Added For Contact Free Pickup Starting October 5

HPL to Hold Indigenous People's Day Program October 12


September 2020 

2020 Kaman Charitable Foundation Baby Grand Jazz Series to Restart Virtually in November

Hartford Public Library and Hartford Stage Announce New Book Club

Hartford L.I.T. Announces All Things Lit Live!

Musicians wanted for 2021 Kaman Charitable Foundation Baby Grand Jazz Series


August 2020


Hartford Public Library to Hold Census and Voter Registration Events Throughout August and September 

Hartford Public Library To Host School Choice Information Sessions September 16 and 29

Hartford Public Library Receives Cigna Funding for New Mental Health Wellness Art Series

Hartford Changemakers murals to be unveiled late August and mid-September

Hartford Public Library to Launch Racial and Social Justice Themed Book Clubs


July 2020


Press Release: Hartford Public Library to Reopen Downtown Library and Offer Contact-Free Service at Two Branches Starting July 13

Press Release: HPL to hold online summer learning June 29 through August 21


June 2020

Press Release: New mural project to honor Hartford changemakers

Press Release: HPL to offer new technology education program

Press Release: HPL to offer contactless service starting June 22

  May 2020

Press Release: HPL receives $50k grant for youth technology initiative

Press Release: HPL to increase Wi-Fi connectivity throughout Hartford


April 2020

Press Release: HPL distributed free books

Press Release: HPL to make mask adapters for UConn Health

Press Release: HPL President and CEO Honored by Hartford Business Journal

Press Release: Hartford Public Library Receives Grant from Travelers


March 2020

Press Release: HPL to Close Indefinitely Due to COVID19

Press Release: HPL to Close March 14 to March 31 Due to COVID19

Press Release:  Service Changes and Program Cancellations - COVID19

Letter from HPL President and CEO Bridget Quinn-Carey: COVID19

Hartford Book Festival

HPL "Crossroads to Connectivity" Initiative Bridges Digital Divide



February 2020

Hartford Stage To Honor HPL with Inaugural Inspiration Award


December 2019

HPL Announces the 2020 Baby Grand Jazz Season

HPL Librarian Homa Naficy Receives National Public Service Honor

HPL Receives First Book Award

  October 2019 Hartford Public Library Receives Prestigious Neighborhood Builders Award
  September 2019 The American Place at Hartford Public Library Receives Two-Year Grant from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service
  September 2019 Faith Congregational Church to mark 200th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 29with outdoor celebration at its former location at the corner of Talcott and Market Streets
  September 2019 Hartford Public Library’s new self-service kiosks are now available for use.
  August 2019 Hartford Public Library honored with a Library of Congress Literacy Award
  July 2019 Hartford Public Library Now Accepting Applications for Caroline M. Hewins Scholarship
  July 2019 Hartford Public Library to Break Ground for New Park Library July 23
  July 2019 Biblioteca Pública de Hartford Empezará Construcción de la Biblioteca del Parque
  July 2019 Hartford Public Library receives Grant from Travelers Foundation
  June 2019 Hartford Public Library receives NEA Grant for Big Read
  June 2019 HPL Summer Learning Kick-Off on Saturday, June 15 (English Language Press Release)
  June 2019 HPL Summer Learning Kick-Off on Saturday, June 15 (Spanish Language Press Release)
  May 2019 Hartford Book Festival, presented by Hartford's L.I.T. (Literary Integrated Trailblazers), on May 18 at the Downtown Library
  May 2019 Brian McClear's "Under Surface" to open on HPL's ArtWalk Friday, May 17
  April 2019 Hartford Public Library's three new Pop Up Libraries scheduled to go operational May 1
  April 2019 The Future of the American Dream: Perspectives on the 2020 Census for Immigrants. Panel Discussion on May 1, 6 pm.
  April 2019 Panel Discussion: “Faith Congregational Church: 200 Years and a Future of Social Justice in Hartford" next Thursday, May 2.
  March 2019 HPL's Career Pathways Initiative to Hold 2019 Graduation on Thursday, April 4, in Center for Contemporary Culture
  March 2019 CRT Case Managers to be available at HPL's Park and Barbour Libraries this Spring
  March 2019 Hartford Public Library to Host Series of Events Examining America’s Mass Incarceration Crisis (REVISED)
  March 2019 HPL and Hartford Public Schools to team up on new Boundless Opportunities program at Hartford Public High School


February 2019 Voya Financial Funds Hartford Public Library’s STEM Lab On-the-Go for Second Year


February 2019 HPL Dollars & Sense Day, Saturday, March 2. 10 am -1 pm. Free VITA tax assistance, walk-ins welcome.
  February 2019 Book Discussion on April 6: Country Acres and Cul-De-Sacs with Yale historian Jay Gitlin.


January 2019 Special Grow With Google series of Workshops at Albany Library on Monday, February 11. 


January 2019 New Boundless Library Opens at Rawson Elemantary School. English Press Release and Spanish Press Release
  January 2019 ArtWalk Artist Talk: Rashmi Talpade to discuss her exhibit “Urban Legends of Modern Archaeology” on Saturday, February 9.
  January 2019 Baby Grand Jazz Series rolls on with the Simona Premazzi Dream Team Trio on Sunday, January 13, at 3 pm.
  January 2019 Hartford Public Library receives $10,000 grant from Cigna to library staff in dealing with emergency opioid overdoses. 
  January 2019 Happy New Year! There's a lot going on at HPL. Please see our January 2019 Calendars for Youth and Teens
  December 2018 Artist Rashmi Talpade will debut her new exhibit, “Urban Legends of Modern Archaeology,” on Friday, January 11, at Hartford Public Library's ArtWalk. The exhibit will run through February 24.
  December 2018 Hartford Public Library launches new HPL App. Now you can renew items, check your library account, locate the nearest branch and more, all from your mobile device. 
  December 2018 Hartford Public Library launches Crossroads to Connectivity, a new, 2-phase program designed to help close the "digital divide" for Hartford residents and businesses
  December 2018 City of Hartford opens overnight warming center, Open nightly from 7 pm - 7 am from Dec. 15 - March 31, at Willie Ware Center, 679 Windsor Street, Hartford. 
  December 2018 Sonia Botello Wins Hartford Public Library's Caroline M. Hewins Scholarship.
  December 2018 Hartford Public Library Hosts Beyond Words Fundraiser on Friday, December 7. 
  December 2018 Hartford Public Library and CREC to launch new book, Looking In, on youth theater group. 
  December 2018 Hartford Public Library announces line-up for 2019 Baby Grand Jazz Series, sponsored by The Kaman Foundation. 
  November 2018 Hartford Public Library to lease former Goodwin Library to CO:LAB for combined business office and community center.
  October 2018 Hartford Public Library Adopt New Software for Public Collection

June 2018  06-25-2018


Innovative Dance Performance Comes to Downtown Hartford Public LibraryAudiences

  06-14-2018 Hartford Public Library Screens "Without a Net: The Digital Divide in America"  
  06-07-2018 This Weekened: 40,000 Free Books & HPL Summer Learning Kick-Off   
  May 2018    
  05-31-2018 Hartford Public Library Kicks Off Summer Learning Program June 9  
  April 2018    
  04-24-2018 Best Selling Author Talks About Her Book, Race in America, and Celebrates Inspired Art at Annual NEA Big Read  
  04-10-2018 YOUmedia Albany Officially Opens; Ready to Grow  
  04-10-2018 Celebrate National Library Week with New Americans  
  March, 2018    
  03-08-2018 Hartford Public Library Receives María Sánchez Arts & Culture Award  
  03-06-2018 Career Pathways Graduation Ceremony at Hartford Library  
  February 2018    

Hartford Public Library Receives Grant to Develop Youth Coding Programs

  January 2018    
  01-30-2018 Community Leaders Discuss Future Uses of Goodwin Branch  


  01-22-2017 Hartford Financial Services Awards $47,000 To Hartford Public Library  
  01-05-2018 Hartford Public Library and Hartford Stage Partnership Offers Free Tickets for Library Cardholders, Ambassadors  
  December 2017    
  12-18-17 Baby Grand Jazz Opens Its New Season January 7, 2018  
  12-15-17 Hartford Stage Forms Ongoing Community Partnership with the Hartford Public Library  
  November 2017    
  11-06-2017 Naturalization Ceremony To Be Held Election Day At Library  
  October 2017    
  10-18-2017 Danielle Valenzano Awarded Caroline M. Hewins Scholarship  
  10-11-17 Hurricane Maria Relief  
  August, 2017    
  8-17-2017 Hartford Public Library Launches Community Collections Program  
  8-16-2017 Hartford Public Library Releases Strategic Plan  
  8-07-2017 HPL Poster Contest: Project Information  
  8-03-2017 Roberts Foundation Awards $6000 To ArtWalk  
  8-01-2017 New Library Hours Begin Tuesday, September 5  
  July, 2017    
  7-18-2017 Hartford Public Library Supports National Disability Voter Week
  7-06-2017 Hartford Public Library Receives Grant from Travelers Foundation
  7-06-2017 Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Continues to Support Hartford Public Library’s Early Literacy Initiative


  June, 2017  




  02-27-2017 Jamal Joseph Leads Discussion of Ava Duvernay's Documentary "13th”
  02-23-2017 Hartford Public Library Holds Maps for All Event March 1
  02-08-2017 Hartford Public Library Opens Mark Twain Branch At West Middle School
  January 2017  
  01-24-2017 Encounters: Let’s Talk About the Declaration of Independence
  01-11-2017 Massive Bench Is New Gathering Place At Hartford Public Library
  December 2016  

Hartford Public Library Is Part of Mayor’s Warming Center Program


Hartford Financial Services Funds Asylum Hill Library Programs


VOYA Awards Grant To YOUmedia For STEM Courses

  12-8-2016 Baby Grand Jazz Kicks Off 14th Season at Hartford Public Library

Homa Naficy Appointed to National Library Board

  November, 2016  
  11-10-2016 Titles In Honor of Veterans Day Available at Hartford Public Library
  10-03-2016 Library Celebrates Award of Two Federal Grants to Help Immigrants
  October, 2016  
  10-12-2016 MK Asante Speaks Oct. 25 As Part of Hip Hop Nation at Hartford Public Library 
  September, 2016  

Hartford Public Library and Schools Awarded $595,000 IMLS Grant 

  August 2016  
  July 2016  
  07-27-2016 Free CT Science Center Passes Available at Hartford Public Library
  07-18-2016 Hartford Public Library Receives Grant from Travelers Foundation
  07-18-2016 Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Continues to Support Hartford Public Library’s Early Literacy Initiative
  June 2016  

Roberts Foundation Awards Grant For Hip Hop Nation 2016

  May 2016  
  05-10-2016 Library’s World of Sounds Music Series Funded by Evelyn W. Preston
  April 2016  
  04-28-2016 Your Youth Library Card Is Your Passport to Summer Fun
  04-26-2016 Ensworth Awards $15,000 to Hartford Public Library For Lifelong Learning
  04/21/2016 Hartford Public Library, UConn, City Hartford, Sign Space Sharing Agreements
  March 2016  

April is Poetry Month at Hartford Public Library

  03/15/2016 Hartford Public Library's Big Read Celebrates Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath"
  03/01/2016 Baby Grand Jazz Series Continues
  February 2016  
  02/26/2016 Hartford Financial Services Supports YOUMedia and The American Place
  02/26/2016 CIGNA Awards Grant For Keep Hartford Healthy Program
  02/17/2016 Public Invited to Meet Library CEO Candidates
  02/01/2016 Baby Grand Jazz Series Continues
  January 2016  
  01/29/2016 Black History Events
  01/25/2016 Creative Aging Classes At Hartford Public Library
  01/22/2016 Hartford Public Library Receives Funding From Hartford Foundation For Career Pathways For Immigrants
  December 2015  
  12/28/2015 Hartford Public Library Receives Three-Year Career Pathways for Immigrants Grant
  12/09/2015 Hartford Public Library's 2016 Baby Grand Jazz Series Opens With Edmar Castaneda
  12/09/2015 Holiday Favorites By The Hartford Symphony Orchestra
  12/01/2015 Get Jazzed at Hartford Public Library 2016 Baby Grand Jazz Series Lineup Announced
  12/01/2015 Hartford Public Library Awarded $1,000,000 For The Construction Of The New Park Branch
November 2015
  11/30/2015 Hartford Public Library Announces CEO Search Process
  11/04/2015 "In My Shoes" Performance Reveals The Lives Of The Formerly Incarcerated "Women On Our Own"
  11/04/2015 Hartford Public Library Receives Project Citizenship Grant. First Institution In Connecticut To Receive Grant To Help Facilitate Naturalization Process
  11/04/2015 Ready For Freedom? Hartford Public Library To Host Discussion On Life After Prison In Connecticut
October 2015
  10/26/2015 Events in Honor of Veterans at Hartford Public Library
  10/15/2015 The Art Of Courageous Nonviolent Leadership
  10/15/2015 Hartford Public Library to Debut New Children’s Recommendation and Family Engagement Service
September 2015
  09/23/2015 Earn an Accredited High School Diploma at Hartford Public Library First in New England to provide Career Online High School for Free to Residents
  09/21/2015 Banned Plays To Be Featured During Banned Books Weeks - HPL and the ACLU of CT sponsoring lively panel on banned plays
  09/21/2015 Third StoryWalk™ in Hartford will be in the Blue Hills Neighborhood Two-week program promotes reading, community engagement, and outdoor activity
  09/21/2015 James Baldwin’s Timeless Novel 2015 One Book, One Hartford
  09/21/2015 YOUmedia Hartford Host's Party For Teens And Families - Digital learning & maker space celebrates one-year anniversary
  09/08/2015 Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Connects on Early Literacy. Hartford Public Library’s Leap into Learning initiative Gets Additional Support
  09/03/2015 “Sparks” are flying at Hartford Public Library. The Institute for Museum and Library Services Awards $25,000 to develop digital tracking tool
  09/01/2015 A library card is the coolest card – September is Library Card Sign-up Month
August 2015
  08/26/2015 Setting “The author's Table” At The Library - Hartford Public Library launches new series on Connecticut Authors Day
  08/14/2015 Kettering Foundation and Hartford Public Library Create a Learning Exchange Studying The Relationship Between Citizens And Government Through Participatory Budgeting.
  08/11/2015 Opposite Sides of the World - Connecticut to Singapore Janette Maxey
July 2015
  07/24/2015 CT Center For Nonviolence and Hartford Public Library to Offer Intergenerational & Youth Enrichment Programming Incorporating Kingian Nonviolence and The Arts
  07/07/2015 Local Author Explores Hartford Hospital Fire of 1961
June 2015
  06/30/2015 Hartford Public Library Announces Departure of CEO
  06/29/2015 Hartford Public Library CEO Elected to National Leadership
  06/09/2015 Hartford Public Library Participates in National Libraries Transforming Communities Program, Fosters Community Action
  06/08/2015 World of Sound Summer Series Returns to the Hartford Public Library
  06/03/2015 Hartford Public Library Celebrates Summer Learning With June 6 Kickoff Festival
  06/03/2015 Hartford Public Library One of 75 Organizations to Receive a Big Read Grant
  06/02/2015 “Large and Small: The Sculpture of David Hayes” Exhibit Opens June 5th at Hartford Public Library's Artwalk Gallery
May 2015
  05/27/2015 Hartford's Mayor Segarra, Library CEO and School Leaders Accept White House ConnectED Library Challenge
  05/21/2015 Hartford Public Library Branches and Hartford Public Schools Extend Partnership to Boost Services
  05/04/2015 Hoffman Auto Group Helps Hartford Public Library Take a ‘Leap Into Learning’
April 2015
  04/30/2015 The Stocker Foundation supports Hartford Public Library’s The Summer of Power!
  04/28/2015 Hartford Public Library Hosts “Dash for the Stash” Financial Literacy Contest
  04/02/2015 Baby Grand Jazz Series at Hartford Public Library Swings into Spring
March 2015
  03/30/2015 Hartford Families Invited to Participate in 2nd Annual StoryWalk
  03/27/2015 Hartford Public Library Awarded $50,000 to Connect Heritage Collections with Civic Service
  03/20/2015 Connecticut Science Center, Hartford Public Library Partner to Increase Engagement in Scientific Conversation, Inquiry
  03/10/2015 The Connecticut Forum & Hartford Public Library Collaborate to Extend Forum Topics, Focus on Local
February 2015
  02/25/2015 March 4th Event Explores Paris Terror Attacks and Modern Issues Facing Fundamental Freedoms
  02/25/2015 Baby Grand Jazz Series at Hartford Public Library Welcomes Acclaimed Performers Throughout March
  02/18/2015 “Hartford Renaissance” Event Celebrates Artist Romare Bearden’s City Ties
January 2015
  01/30/2015 Winter Clothing Giveaway Provides Needed Supplies to Hartford Residents
  01/22/2015 February Baby Grand Jazz Series Performers Heat Up Hartford
  01/13/2015 Legendary Civil Rights Leader and Organizer of Landmark Selma Marches Will Visit Hartford Feb. 5 as Black History Month Event Keynote Speaker
  01/08/2015 Life and Legacy of Hartford Educator 'Doc' Hurley Celebrated at Jan. 28 Book Launch
December 2014
  12/29/2014 Channel 3 Host Kara Sundlun Will Discuss New Book at January Hartford Public Library Event
  12/19/2014 January Performers Light Up Baby Grand Jazz Stage at Hartford Public Library
  12/15/2014 Partnership Teaches Hartford Residents Martin Luther King Jr.’s Strategies for Nonviolent Community Leadership
November 2014
  11/28/2014 Hartford Public Library Named Small Business Association Eagle Awardee
  11/12/2014 Hartford History Center New Release is a Never-Before-Published Photographic Journey Through City History
  11/12/2014 Upcycled Exhibit Opens December 5 at Hartford Public Library’s ArtWalk Gallery
  11/05/2014 Author and Historian Matthew Warshauer Examines Mental Health Treatment of Civil War Veterans at “Soldier’s Heart” Book Talk
October 2014
  10/27/2014 High-Caliber Talent Fills the Lineup for Hartford Public Library’s 2015 Baby Grand Jazz Series
  10/22/2014 Hartford Public Library Welcomes New Board Members
  10/16/2014 Hartford Public Library Receives Grants in Support of Civic Engagement, Cultural Integration, and Teen Program Development
  10/16/2014 An Evening with Darko Tresnjak –Tony Award-Winning Director Discusses the Power of the Graphic Novel
September 2014
  09/29/2014 Columnist and ESPN Commentator Doug Glanville Will Speak at Hartford Public Library’s Annual Meeting
  09/29/2014 Historian Anne Farrow_Debuts New Book Examining Connecticut Connection to Slavery with Oct. 9 Launch Party and Reading
  09/23/2014 The Travelers Foundation Funds Innovation Center at Hartford Public Library’s Teen Digital Learning Lab with $50,000 Grant
  09/19/2014 Hartford Public Library Receives $248,000 Federal Grant to Expand Citizenship Services for Immigrant Residents
  09/17/2014 Hartford Public Library’s Hartford History Center Receives National Leadership Grant to Support Multimedia Civic Engagement Initiative
  09/15/2014 Hartford Public Library Hosts Performance and Author Talk During Banned Books Week
  09/15/2014 Charles H. Kaman Foundation Makes Multi-Year Commitment to Fund Baby Grand Jazz Series at Hartford Public Library
  09/13/2014 “BBQ for Books” Restaurant Grand Opening Celebration Raises Funds for Hartford Public Library
  09/11/2014 Hartford Public Library Celebrates Library Card Sign-Up Month Throughout September
  09/08/2014 “Family Traits” Exhibit by Isabel Acosta Opens September 12 at Hartford Public Library’s ArtWalk Gallery
August 2014
  08/06/2014 Foundation Grant Provides Healthy Snacks and Supplies to Hartford Students at Homework Clubs
July 2014
  07/31/2014 Hartford Public Library Partners with Connecticut Science Center To Promote Free Connecticut Science Center Admission for Hartford Residents During August
  07/24/2014 Two Workforce Development Organizations Honored with Hartford Public Library Community Partnership Awards
  07/24/2014 Memoir of a Fan Book Launch with Author and Editorial Cartoonist Bob Englehart at Hartford Public Library
  07/15/2014 Foundation Grants Support Arts and Sciences Programming for Hartford Children and Adults
June 2014
  06/29/2014 One Big Summer Night Sizzled with Support for Hartford Public Library
  06/17/2014 Hartford Circus Fire Stories Retold at 70th Anniversary Hartford Public Library Performance Event
May 2014
  05/29/2014 Hartford Public Library’s Summer Program Prevents Learning Loss in City Students
  05/09/2014 “Life in Images” Exhibit by David Holzman Opens May 9 at Hartford Public Library’s ArtWalk
April 2014
  04/28/2014 Hartford Public Library Receives Surprise $25,000 NewAlliance Foundation High Impact Literacy Award
  04/24/2014 Hartford Public Library Selected for American Library Association Community Engagement Initiative
  04/02/2014 Greater Hartford Community Invited to Celebrate National Library Week, April 13 - 19!
March 2014
  03/20/2014 Hartford Families Invited to April 5th StoryWalk™ Kick-off
  03/11/2014 March 18th Public Forum Will Address Redevelopment Plans for Hartford Regional Market
  03/10/2014 City of Hartford Celebrates Poetry with 4/7 - 4/19 Multicultural Festival
  03/07/2014 Hartford Public Library Board Announces Newly-Elected Officers
  03/06/2014 Travelers to Serve as Presenting Sponsor for Hartford Public Library’s Gala Fundraiser
  03/03/2014 Hartford Public Library Announced as Finalist for Nation’s Highest Honor
February 2014
  02/27/2014 Global News Service Now Available to Hartford Library Cardholders
  02/20/2014 Service for Visually, Physically Impaired Finds New Home at Hartford Public Library
  02/19/2014 City Schools and Libraries Joining Forces To Maximize Services
  02/11/2014 Foundation, Corporate and Public Funding Supports New Digital Learning Center at Hartford Public Library
  02/06/2014 Library Events Honor Hartford's Immigrant Community
January 2014
  01/21/2014 Join Hartford Artist Carlos Hernandez Chavez at the ArtWalk's Feb. 7 Opening of "Dialogues: Impromptu Conversations in Color"
  01/14/2014 Award-Winning Documentary Screening and Discussion on Race and Education to be Held in Hartford on Feb. 8th
  01/07/2014 Record-Breaking Attendance at Hartford Library's Baby Grand Jazz Kick-Off
December 2013
  12/27/2013 Novelist Kirstin Chen Comes to Hartford January 25 for Special Library Event!
  12/11/2013 Hartford Public Library Invests in 25 New Early Literacy Stations
  12/04/2013 City Conversation Event Explores Intersection of Hartford’s Built Structures and Community Experiences
  12/02/2013 Hartford Public Library Presents ArtWalk Exhibit Examining Contemporary Culture at Dec. 13 Opening Reception
November 2013
  11/27/2013 City of Hartford Reveals Plans for Downtown Development at Hartford Public Library Event
  11/22/2013 Rediscover Hartford and New England’s Forgotten Cities at Dec. 5 Library Event
  11/20/2013 Library Announces 2014 One Big Sizzling Summer Night Featured Speaker, Author Ruth Reichl!
  11/19/2013 Nov. 22 Day of Caring and Sharing Event Honors Hartford’s Homeless
  11/15/2013 Nov 23., Award-Winning Author Angela Johnson Speaks at Hartford Public Library
  11/14/2013 Library Film Series and Panel Discussion Explores Muslim Worlds
  11/13/2013 Community Conversations About Mental Health to be Held at Hartford Public Library
  11/12/2013 Hartford Public Library Hosts “Right to Libraries” Declaration Signing Event
  11/08/2013 Hartford’s Poet Priest Shares Writings and Conversation in Special Library Event
October 2013
  10/29/2013 Global Lens 2013 Premieres at Hartford Public Library
  10/22/2013 Ellis A. Gimbel Trust awards Hartford Public Library Grant for One Book One Hartford
  10/22/2013 Charles H. Kaman Foundation Funds 11th Season Of Baby Grand Jazz at Hartford Public Library
  10/22/2013 Quality of Life Initiative – Celebrating Action!
  10/08/2013 The Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library & Hartford Preservation Alliance present author talk and book signing with Ron Tanner: From Animal House to Our House: a Love Story.
  10/01/2013 Hartford Public Library Receives National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute of Museum and Library Services
September 2013
  09/18/2013 Hartford Public Library is First Public Library in the Nation to Receive Bureau of Immigrant Appeals Recognition and Accreditation
  09/13/2013 Celebrate Your Right to Read at Hartford Public Library’s Banned Books Readout!
  09/05/2013 Hartford Public Library Announces Angela Johnson's A Certain October as the 2013 One Book One Hartford Selection; Explores Loss and Grief Through a Teenage Lens
  09/05/2013 Hartford Public Library received grant from Nutmeg Foundation for Arts and Archives: Master Classes in the Arts and Humanities for Older Adults
August 2013
  08/28/2013 Billings Forge Community Works and Hartford Public Library Partner to Open Kitchen at Hartford Public Library
  08/23/2013 New Vibe at Hartford Public Library’s Downtown Technology Center
  08/22/2013 State of Connecticut Recognizes Partnership of Hartford’s Library and School District with a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant
  08/13/2013 Hartford Public Library Announces ArtWalk Exhibit Celebrating 50th Anniversary of Hartford Stage
  08/09/2013 Hartford Public Library’s Teen Leaders Initiative receives Support from Travelers for fifth year
  08/05/2013 Hartford Public Library Announces Third World of Sounds Summer Series
July 2013
  07/18/2013 Health in Hartford Dialogue
  07/17/2013 Bank of America awards Hartford Public Library Grant for Summer Teen Leaders Initiative
  07/16/2013 Hartford Public Library Presents Wednesday Lunchtime Blues
  07/15/2013 Beginners Guide to Salsa at Hartford Public Library
  07/05/2013 Mayor, Police Chief join Hartford 2000 to Kick Off Quality Of Life Initiative
  07/03/2013 The World’s Strongest Librarian Coming to Hartford Public Library!
  07/02/2013 Hartford Circus Fire Scrapbook Project Kickoffs at Library - Community-Wide Effort to Honor and Remember City Story
June 2013
  06/28/2013 Big Screen Blockbuster Summer Movie Series at Hartford Public Library!
  06/25/2013 Hartford Youth Quilters’ Exhibition Opening at Hartford Public Library!
  06/21/2013 Groundbreaking Kickoff to Summer Reading at Hartford Public Library - Step Right Up and Read All About It!
  06/18/2013 Hartford Public Library honors World Refugee Day 2013 with an exhibit featuring the work of Andy Hart
May 2013
  05/23/2013 Library Summer Reading Kickoff and Fun Fair
  05/22/2013 HPL Celebrates National Award at Historic Old State House
  05/15/2013 Library’s Homa Naficy Chosen ‘Champion of Change’
  05/15/2013 Meet the Author who Helped Inspire Downton Abbey
  05/15/2013 Beatlemania at the Library
  05/08/2013 Special Program on Open Spaces and Public Planning
  05/03/2013 Special May 8 Poster Show on Immigrant Life
April 2013
  04/29/2013 We’ve Got the Power! Presentation on the Power of Age
  04/23/2013 New Lace Exhibition to Open at Hartford History Center
  04/22/2013 CL & P to Serve as Presenting Sponsor for Major Library Fundraiser
  04/22/2013 New Partnership to Launch Community Information Hub
  04/15/2013 Women on the Move at Hartford Public Library Featuring Film Screening of ¡Presente! about Puerto Rican Visionary Antonia Pantoja
  04/02/2013 Author Walter Dean Myers Part of Library’s Naturalization Event
  04/01/2013 ArtWalk Photographs of Nature to Link with HSO Performance
March 2013
  03/27/2013 Hartford Public Library Wins Library Aware Award
  03/20/2013 Fund for Greater Hartford Awards Grant to Library’s New Teen Digital Learning Center
  03/19/2013 Bestselling Author Zane to Speak at Hartford Public Library
  03/18/2013 Women on the Move: New Series Launches at Hartford Public Library with Shirley Chisholm Documentary Film Screening
  03/13/2013 NewAlliance Foundation Awards Hartford Public Library Grant for Summer Reading Initiative
  03/12/2013 Soap Opera Diva: Victoria Rowell Coming to Hartford Public Library
  03/12/2013 Library Reorganizes to Expand Capacity
  03/05/2013 Award-Winning Independent Films, Documentaries, and Shorts Available at Hartford Public Library
  03/04/2013 Hartford Public Library and Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Finalists for 2013 National Medal
February 2013
  02/19/2013 Attention Writers! Come Pitch your Book
  02/14/2013 Hartford Public Library a Finalist for 2013 National Medal
  02/11/2013 Scratch Comes to Hartford Public Library
  02/05/2013 Library to host Henry Winkler at One Big Summer Night 2013
  02/04/2013 Hartford Public Library Receives Grant to Support Financial Literacy Initiative
  02/01/2013 The Best Things in Life Are Free at Hartford Public Library
January 2013
  01/29/2013 Hartford Public Library’s ArtWalk Showcases Three Women Artists
  01/28/2013 The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation Supports the ArtWalk at Hartford Public Library
  01/25/2013 Pitney Bowes Foundation Awards Hartford Public Library Grant for Homework Clubs
  01/07/2013 150 Digital Magazines in English and Spanish Available 24/7 at Hartford Public Library
December 2012
  12/17/2012 Fisher Foundation Awards Hartford Public Library Grant for Homework Clubs
  12/14/2012 Baby Grand Jazz Opens its 10th Season at Hartford Public Library
  12/11/2012 Hartford Public Library’s ArtWalk exhibit, the Hog River Revival Collection Opens
  12/05/2012 Hartford Public Library Celebrates Newly Renovated Dwight Branch with Ribbon Cutting
  12/03/2012 Hartford Public Library Announces Baby Grand Jazz 2013
November 2012
  11/26/2012 Hartford Public Library’s Newly Renovated Dwight Branch Opens
  11/20/2012 Heather Maloney Band Opens Hartford Public Library’s New Indie Pop Series
  11/19/2012 Hartford Public Library’s ArtWalk Exhibit Maps, Documents and Spotlights Hartford’s Darkest Passage
  11/13/2012 Hartford Public Library Receives Donation from Fidelity Law Association
  11/01/2012 Election Day is "Wipe Out Your Fines" Day at Hartford Public Library
October 2012
  10/31/2012 Bank of America Awards Hartford Public Library Workforce Development Grant
  10/18/2012 The McPhee Foundation Awards Hartford Public Library Grant for Homework Clubs
  10/15/2012 CTWorks @ HPL, One-Stop Career Center at Hartford Public Library Helps Residents Land Jobs
  10/10/2012 17th Annual Wallace Stevens Birthday Bash Features Poet, Novelist and Critic Jay Parini
  10/09/2012 Reflections in Dust-ArtWalk Exhibit
  10/04/2012 A Display for Youth at Hartford Public Library in Celebration of Banned Books Week
  10/03/2012 Open House Celebration - Thursday, October 11th at 11am-CTWorks @ HPL, One-Stop Career Center at Hartford Public Library
September 2012
  09/26/2012 ArtWalk Exhibit reflects inspiration, introspection and physical aspects of two-dimensional media
  09/24/2012 Celebrating the Freedom to Read, October 1
  09/24/2012 Leveraging Business Contributions and Investments to the Nonprofit Sector Panel Presentation
  09/20/2012 2012 One Book One Hartford Selects A Wreath For Emmett Till
  09/19/2012 Hartford Public Library’s Library-On-Wheels Campaign Enters the Home Stretch; The Hartford Donates Half the Funding Needed
  09/17/2012 University of Hartford Donates Computers to Hartford Public Library
  09/13/2012 From the Fundamental Orders to the Royal Charter to the Charter Oak
  09/12/2012 The Harford Financial Services Group Inc spent the day beautifying Hartford Public Library’s Goodwin Branch
  09/10/2012 CTWorks @ HPL, One-Stop Career Center at Downtown at Hartford Public Library Expands Hours
August 2012
  08/28/2012 Hartford Public Library is awarded a Connecticut State Department of Education Grant
  08/23/2012 World of Sounds Wraps-Up with A Caribbean Flavor
  08/06/2012 Hartford History Center wins National Sparks! Grant
July 2012
  07/25/2012 A Center Celebrating the Written Word Makes Change in Leadership and Venue
  07/16/2012 The Stars Shined for Hartford Public Library’s One Big Summer Night Gala
  07/09/2012 Author Discussion and Book Signing on Human Trafficking at Hartford Public Library
  07/05/2012 Global Lens 2012 Regional Premiere at Hartford Public Library
  07/02/2012 Hartford Public Library Receives Gift from the Polish Community
  07/02/2012 Bruce DeSilva, crime fiction’s newest star, coming to Hartford Public Library
June 2012
  06/29/2012 Working together to help Hartford Residents find jobs
  06/19/2012 Hartford Public Library Awarded Grant to Increase Voter Engagement in Latino Community
  06/07/2012 Hartford Public Library Joins Other Library Systems In ReadersFirst Initiative To Demand Better Service For E-Book Users
  06/04/2012 Arinna Huffington featured at Hartford Public Library’s 2012 One Big Summer Night
May 2012
  05/31/2012 Hartford Public Library Announces New World of Sounds Summer Series
  05/30/2012 Library Summer Reading Kickoff and Fun Fair!
  05/22/2012 Hartford Public Library Announces New Parent-Child Summer Reading Program
  05/09/2012 Hartford Public Library Receives CT Main Street Award of Excellence
  05/08/2012 Author/Illustrator Bryan Collier visits Hartford Public Library
  05/07/2012 Family Friendly Comedian Performs at Hartford Public Library
April 2012
  04/30/2012 Grand Finale: One Book One Hartford!
  04/25/2012 The Aetna donates Zallinger Mural to The American Place at Hartford Public Library
  04/16/2012 Library Hosts Forum on the Politics of Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Services
  04/11/2012 Travelers continues support to Hartford Public Library’s Teen Leaders Initiative
March 2012
  03/28/2012 The Best Things in Life Are Free at Hartford Public Library
  03/27/2012 Library’s Art Exhibit Celebrates Latino Cultures from the Caribbean to Central and South America
  03/20/2012 Eve Ensler’s "I am an Emotional Creature" chosen as the Spring 2012 One Book One Hartford Selection
  03/19/2012 Hartford Public Library Launches Community Dialogue on Adult Learning
  03/16/2012 NewAlliance Foundation Awards Hartford Public Library Grant
  03/12/2012 New Library Cards Offer Customer Inspired Slogans
February 2012
  02/10/2012 Jazz Series continues to heat up Hartford's sunday afternoons
  02/03/2012 Race and Representation in Black Connecticut in Celebration of Black History
  02/02/2012 Hartford: The Making of a City, 1890-1930
January 2012
  01/31/2012 Celebrating the First Annual Take Your Child to the Library Day
  01/17/2012 Love of Jazz Inspires Artist’s Paintings
  01/03/2012 Baby Grand Jazz opens its 9th season at Hartford Public Library
December 2011
  12/16/2011 Library to Host Arianna Huffington at One Big Summer Night in 2012
  12/15/2011 Baby Grand Jazz at Hartford Public Library warms up cold sunday afternoons
  12/07/2011 McPhee Homework Clubs Help Students Make the Grade
November 2011
  11/29/2011 Literary Community Celebrates 10th Annual Connecticut Book Awards
  11/28/2011 Exhibit Celebrates Radio Icon Bob Steele at Hartford Public Library
  11/25/2011 Watercolor Paintings Reflect the Beauty of Nature with a Chinese Influence
  11/09/2011 Downloadable eBooks now available at Hartford Public Library
  11/08/2011 Hartford Students Give Voice to Social Justice Issues Through Art
October 2011
  10/31/2011 Leadership Appointments at Hartford Public Library
  10/26/2011 Celebrating 16 Years of the Wallace Stevens Birthday Bash in Hartford
  10/24/2011 Hartford Students Give Voice to Social Justice Issues Through Art
  10/24/2011 Hartford Public Library’s Dwight Branch Will Close for Renovation and Expansion
  10/18/2011 Hartford students give voice to social justice issues through art
  10/13/2011 Hartford Public Library’s New Albany Branch Opens
  10/11/2011 Connecticut Book Awards Celebrate 10 Years of Connecticut’s Notable Authors and Illustrators
September 2011
  09/29/2011 Hartford Public Library Receives Grant from the Department of Homeland Security
  09/28/2011 Hartford Public Library’s Albany Avenue Branch will Close to Move to New Location
  09/27/2011 Hartford Public Library Appoints New Chief Administrative Officer
  09/23/2011 Transforming Old into New: Collage Exhibit at Hartford Public Library
  09/22/2011 ENCORE for Hartford Public Library
  09/08/2011 Hartford Public Library launches new web site
  09/06/2011 Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America
August 2011
  08/31/2011 Mark Twain Branch Opens At Hartford Public High School
  08/18/2011 Hartford Public Library Appoints New Leadership
  08/11/2011 Mark Twain Library Branch to close for move to Hartford Public High School
  08/11/2011 My Hartford, My Neighborhood
July 2011
  07/07/2011 The Stars Aligned for Library's "One Big Summer Night" Gala
  07/05/2011 CEO of Hartford Public Library Elected to National Post
April 2011
  04/29/2011 Hartford Public Library Celebrates Annual Days of Remembrance
  04/26/2011 Get Noticed! Learn the inside scoop for getting your book published at Hartford Public Library
  04/26/2011 Catch Up To Math at Hartford Public Library!
  04/08/2011 Celebrate National Library Week at Hartford Public Library and Get Ready for Your Close-up on Snapshot Day
March 2011
  03/24/2011 Classic Cars Come to Life at Hartford Public Library
  03/02/2011 Author Talk Celebrates Women History Month