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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...Welcoming Week! Bringing together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. 

Naturalization Ceremony September 17 beginning promptly at 11:00 a.m. 
Dozens of immigrants will take the Oath of Citizenship to officially become citizens of the United States. Please join us: Hartford Public Library
Center for Contemporary Culture, Main Floor 
500 Main St. Hartford 



Legal Advice: HPL is recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Legal Access Programs to provide legal advice and representation by accredited staff in matters before the 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


Contact us: Phone (860) 695-6357 email