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The American Place (TAP) is a free program of Hartford Public Library designed to welcome immigrants and ease their transition into their new home city. TAP promotes Hartford’s shared civic values and its vibrant cultural multiplicity. 

COMING UP...Celebrating National Library Week With New Americans. 

The American Place invites you to be a part of our first week-long celebration of  Citizenship Ceremonies at public libraries across the state. 

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. Hartford Public Library will be one of six libraries working with USCIS to host Naturalization Ceremonies during National Library Week (April 8 - 14). 

Please join us at the Downtown Branch, 500 Main Street. The Ceremony begins promptly at 11 a.m. in the Auditorium (Center for Contemporary Culture. Other sites hosting ceremonies during this week are:  Danbury Public Library, Ferguson Library (Stamford), New Britain Public Library, Otis Library (Norwich), and Rockville Public Library (Vernon).  Since 1958 libraries across the country have observed one week each April to recognize the role of libraries in communities and to encourage new users.  These ceremonies will provide a wonderful opportunity to welcome new citizens while celebrating the educational and cultural opportunities available to all at the library. LEARN MORE 



Legal Advice: HPL is recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice, Board of Immigration Appeals to provide legal advice and representation by accredited staff in matters before United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. 

Education: HPL provides free English and Citizenship classes as well as independent study resources.

Volunteer Cultural Navigators: TAP recruits and trains volunteers to offer mentoring and tutoring to new immigrant arrival families.

Computers and Internet/WIFI: Get free access and assistance with searching and downloading information.

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Visit our Citizenship Corner

Visit our Citizenship Corners. Each corner offers the first step in preparing to become a U.S. citizen. Here you’ll find immigration forms and announcements, test preparation material, computers with access to the USCIS Website, schedules of English and Citizenship classes, and a directory of area BIA accredited institutions. And don’t forget to visit our Virtual Corner click here


Resources for Hartford Immigrants and Refugees

Recursos para Inmigrantes y Refugiados en Hartford


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