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Jewelry Making with Jackie Bright

Ages 6-12

2023-07-18 13:00:00 2023-07-18 14:00:00 America/New_York Jewelry Making with Jackie Bright Join Jackie Bright for a dazzling jewelry making workshop! Ropkins Branch -

Tuesday, July 18
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-07-18 13:00:00 2023-07-18 14:00:00 America/New_York Jewelry Making with Jackie Bright Join Jackie Bright for a dazzling jewelry making workshop! Ropkins Branch -

Join Jackie Bright for a dazzling jewelry making workshop!

AGE GROUP: | Youth |

EVENT TYPE: | Arts |

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Ropkins Branch

Phone: (860) 695-7520
Branch manager
Shannon Strickland

Hours
Mon, Sep 25 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Tue, Sep 26 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Wed, Sep 27 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Thu, Sep 28 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Fri, Sep 29 Closed
Sat, Sep 30 Closed
Sun, Oct 01 Closed

About the branch

About Ropkins Library...

In May 1995, the Ropkins Branch and the S.A.N.D. Everywhere School library merged.  A new 5,600 square foot state-of-the-art facility opened in December 1998.  In March 2023, the Ropkins Branch reopened following a renovation. It now houses the Hartford History Center Annex. 

The renovated branch is open to the community.

Ropkins is open Monday-Thursday from 10am-5pm.

Upcoming events

Tue, Sep 26, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Ropkins Branch - Sand/Ropkins Youth Virtual Room
Sign up for a library card during September at the Ropkins Branch and receive a surprise give-away.

Canceled
Tue, Sep 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
Albany Branch
Children will enjoy story time with the Big Read book selected for youth.

Tue, Sep 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
Albany Branch
Join us for a reading of Nana Akua Goes to School by Tricia Elam Walker and a craft.

Tue, Sep 26, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 140
Interval House - Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Canceled
Tue, Sep 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Barbour Branch
Come make a Ghana jewelry piece with Jackie to celebrate the book, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Free copies of the title will be given to... more
Come make a Ghana jewelry piece with Jackie to celebrate the book, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Free copies of the title will be given to participants and general story themes will be discussed.

Tue, Sep 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Barbour Branch
Come make a Ghanaian jewelry piece with Jackie to celebrate the book, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Free copies of the title will be given to... more
Come make a Ghanaian jewelry piece with Jackie to celebrate the book, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Free copies of the title will be given to participants and general story themes will be discussed.
Registration is now closed

Canceled
Tue, Sep 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Barbour Branch
Come make a Ghana jewelry piece with Jackie

Tue, Sep 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Albany Branch
Come try out our different building kits like legos, bridge building kit and more to make your own unique creation and we will put it... more
Come try out our different building kits like legos, bridge building kit and more to make your own unique creation and we will put it on display. Ask Librarian Katryna for the challenge of the day.

Tue, Sep 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Dwight Branch
Reading of Nana Akua Goes to School by Tricia Elam Walker, with Brief discussion of the story including the idea of traditions that help... more
Reading of Nana Akua Goes to School by Tricia Elam Walker, with Brief discussion of the story including the idea of traditions that help create unique identities of peoples of the world.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Sep 27, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Ropkins Branch - Sand/Ropkins Youth Virtual Room
Sign up for a library card during September at the Ropkins Branch and receive a surprise give-away.

Wed, Sep 27, 10:00am - 11:00am
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Children's Area
Join us for an story time adventure & art!

Wed, Sep 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Learn to use use your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Wed, Sep 27, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Barbour Branch
Join Ms. Fe at the Barbour Branch from 11-4 to celebrate Big Read with a story time, paper quilt making, face painting, and more!

Canceled
Wed, Sep 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Barbour Branch
Youth will enjoy story time, "Nana Akua Goes to School" by Tricia Elam Walker, making bookmarks and "quilts".

Wed, Sep 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Barbour Branch
Story time and 2 crafts: kids will draw symbols onto bookmarks to use with the book. “Quilt” making craft with sheets of paper that... more
Story time and 2 crafts: kids will draw symbols onto bookmarks to use with the book. “Quilt” making craft with sheets of paper that kids will glue together and create their own Adinkra symbols on.

Wed, Sep 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Dwight Branch
Provide basic technology training with any of your devices, for your everyday use.

Wed, Sep 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch - Albany Branch Community Room
Join us in the community room for a calming hour of lo-fi music, low lights, quiet fidgets, warm tea, a quiet space to work on homework... more
Join us in the community room for a calming hour of lo-fi music, low lights, quiet fidgets, warm tea, a quiet space to work on homework or to simply relax. Homework help will also be provided.

Wed, Sep 27, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ropkins Branch
Enjoy a Barbie movie, coloring sheets, and sparkly craft.

Wed, Sep 27, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Dwight Branch
Do you have questions on how to start your pardon request? Well, this is your opportunity to come join an informational session, that... more
Do you have questions on how to start your pardon request? Well, this is your opportunity to come join an informational session, that will guide you with your next steps! Please contact 860-695-7460

Wed, Sep 27, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Camp Field Branch
Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges. Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your... more
Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges. Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your neighborhood library.
Register

Wed, Sep 27, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Branch
Join us at Bushnell Park Pavillion to learn about the history of the traditional Adinkra cloth, a hand-printed fabric designed by the... more
Join us at Bushnell Park Pavillion to learn about the history of the traditional Adinkra cloth, a hand-printed fabric designed by the Asante people in Ghana.

Thu, Sep 28, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Ropkins Branch - Sand/Ropkins Youth Virtual Room
Sign up for a library card during September at the Ropkins Branch and receive a surprise give-away.

Thu, Sep 28, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Upcycle a glass jar or bottle by learning some simple but fun painting techniques.

Thu, Sep 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Dwight Branch
We will create our own family tree and discuss how Each chapter of Homegoing follows a different descendant of Maame.

Thu, Sep 28, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Albany Branch
Food giveaway at Albany Branch location

Thu, Sep 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
South Church via Buckingham Street
Family Storytime with Ms. Ranie Ages 0-5 with parent/caregiver. Thursday, September 28 @ 11:00 AM. Join us for songs, rhymes,... more
Family Storytime with Ms. Ranie Ages 0-5 with parent/caregiver. Thursday, September 28 @ 11:00 AM. Join us for songs, rhymes, activities, fingerplays and stories!

Canceled
Thu, Sep 28, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Bring your music into the world with mentor guided workshops setting up and recording vocals with FL studio & Logic Pro. Ages 13-19

Thu, Sep 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Barbour Branch
Come for a free bag of groceries. Helpful information regularly tabled by various organizations.

Thu, Sep 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Albany Branch
Come to the Albany branch to do a scavenger hunt and win a prize once a month.

Thu, Sep 28, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Dwight Branch
Come meet local author, Dyshann Anderson. He wrote the book, Shepherd Crook: Brazil Introduction to Computer Graphics Story Workbook.... more
Come meet local author, Dyshann Anderson. He wrote the book, Shepherd Crook: Brazil Introduction to Computer Graphics Story Workbook. Please join us Thursday, September 28th. Refreshments Provided.

Thu, Sep 28, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Barbour Branch
Come one come all to the Barbour branch to practice your reading with Ms. Fe or a stuffed animal. Bring your own book or use one from... more
Come one come all to the Barbour branch to practice your reading with Ms. Fe or a stuffed animal. Bring your own book or use one from the library! Every Thursday from 4:30-5:00 pm

Thu, Sep 28, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Albany Branch - Albany Branch Community Room
Calling all book lovers! Join our new adult-only book club to discuss your favorite books, share your current reads, and share your... more
Calling all book lovers! Join our new adult-only book club to discuss your favorite books, share your current reads, and share your unpopular opinions over a cup of coffee (or tea)!

Thu, Sep 28, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Park Street Library @ The Lyric
Embrace the rhythm, unleash your vitality, and embark on a transformative journey to a healthier you.Register

Fri, Sep 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Albany Branch
Are you interested in enhancing your computer skills? Call to register for computer classes at the Albany Branch.

Sat, Sep 30, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Albany Branch - Albany Branch Community Room
Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges. Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your... more
Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges. Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your neighborhood library. Registration required.
Register

Sat, Sep 30, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
New venue Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Community Room
Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges. Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your... more
Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges. Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your neighborhood library. Registration required.
Register

Mon, Oct 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
Albany Branch
Have an Apple device that you need help learning how to use? Register for our *NEW* Apple Help class! *Registration is required and you... more
Have an Apple device that you need help learning how to use? Register for our *NEW* Apple Help class! *Registration is required and you must bring your own device.

Mon, Oct 02, 11:00am - 11:30am
Barbour Branch
Join Ms. Fe at the Barbour branch for a story and a stretch!

Canceled
Mon, Oct 02, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Bring your music into the world with mentor guided workshops setting up and recording vocals with FL studio & Logic Pro. Ages 13-19

Mon, Oct 02, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Explore the latest VR games! What's new in the metaverse? Ages 10 to 19

Mon, Oct 02, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Dwight Branch
Do you need to get certified for Food Handler for your job, organization, or other? Then take this amazing opportunity to register for... more
Do you need to get certified for Food Handler for your job, organization, or other? Then take this amazing opportunity to register for our Free ServSafe certification classes at the Dwight Branch.

Mon, Oct 02, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Dwight Branch
Need math, English, or any other homework help? Visit Dwight Branch to get assistance..

Mon, Oct 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Barbour Branch
Calling all Lego engineers! Join Ms. Fe at the Barbour Branch to create something unique with Legos, then display your build for all to see!

Mon, Oct 02, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ropkins Branch
Put together a shuttle glider and see it glide into the air.

Mon, Oct 02, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
New venue Downtown Branch - Classroom 140
Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges. Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your... more
Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges. Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your neighborhood library. Registration required.
Register

Tue, Oct 03, 10:30am - 11:30am
Albany Branch - Albany Branch Community Room
Visit Albany on alternating Tuesday's for Sensory Storytime. This program was specifically created for kids on the autism spectrum.... more
Visit Albany on alternating Tuesday's for Sensory Storytime. This program was specifically created for kids on the autism spectrum. Reach out to Librarian Katryna with any questions or requests.

Tue, Oct 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Albany Branch
Come try out our different building kits like legos, bridge building kit and more to make your own unique creation and we will put it... more
Come try out our different building kits like legos, bridge building kit and more to make your own unique creation and we will put it on display. Ask Librarian Katryna for the challenge of the day.

Tue, Oct 03, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Dwight Branch
Need math, English, or any other homework help? Visit Dwight Branch to get assistance..

Tue, Oct 03, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Dwight Branch
Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges. Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your... more
Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges. Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your neighborhood library. Registration required.
Register

Tue, Oct 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Dwight Branch
Learn about, and use, essential oils to make scented candle in a jar.

Wed, Oct 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Learn to use use your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Wed, Oct 04, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Dwight Branch
Need math, English, or any other homework help? Visit Dwight Branch to get assistance..

Wed, Oct 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch - Albany Branch Community Room
Join us in the community room for a calming hour of lo-fi music, low lights, quiet fidgets, warm tea, a quiet space to work on homework... more
Join us in the community room for a calming hour of lo-fi music, low lights, quiet fidgets, warm tea, a quiet space to work on homework or to simply relax. Homework help will also be provided.

Wed, Oct 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Barbour Branch
Join Ms. Fe at the Barbour branch to unlock your inner creativity with a fun weekly craft! Today we will be making mini canvas art.

Wed, Oct 04, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ropkins Branch
Learn about the layers of the earth by creating a fan.

Wed, Oct 04, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Camp Field Branch
Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges. Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your... more
Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges. Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your neighborhood library.
Register

Thu, Oct 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Camp Field Branch
Basic training to assist you with using your computer or device. Registration suggested; walk-ins based on availability.

Canceled
Thu, Oct 05, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Bring your music into the world with mentor guided workshops setting up and recording vocals with FL studio & Logic Pro. Ages 13-19

Thu, Oct 05, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Dwight Branch
Learn about and use essential oils to make scented candle in a jar.

Thu, Oct 05, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Albany Branch
Join us on alternating Thursdays for tween only programs and a special snack.

Thu, Oct 05, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Dwight Branch
Need math, English, or any other homework help? Visit Dwight Branch to get assistance..

Thu, Oct 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Barbour Branch
Chutes & Ladders, Sorry!, Trouble, oh my! Come to Barbour to face off with your friends or Ms. Fe in a friendly board game competition.

Thu, Oct 05, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Barbour Branch
Come one come all to the Barbour branch to practice your reading with Ms. Fe or a stuffed animal. Bring your own book or use one from... more
Come one come all to the Barbour branch to practice your reading with Ms. Fe or a stuffed animal. Bring your own book or use one from the library! Every Thursday from 4:30-5:00 pm

Sat, Oct 07, 10:30am - 11:30am
Albany Branch
Thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, HPL will be reading the book "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi. The Big Read is a month... more
Thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, HPL will be reading the book "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi. The Big Read is a month long celebration, highlighting different themes from the book.

Sat, Oct 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Downtown Branch
Uncovering Their History: Africans & African-American History in the Ancient Burying Ground Saturday, October 7 | 11am -... more
Uncovering Their History: Africans & African-American History in the Ancient Burying Ground Saturday, October 7 | 11am - 12pm Location: Ancient Burying Ground, 60 Gold Street, Hartford, CT

Sat, Oct 07, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Learning Lab
Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges. Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your... more
Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges. Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your neighborhood library. Registration required.
Register

Sat, Oct 07, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Albany Branch - Albany Branch Community Room
Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges. Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your... more
Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges. Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your neighborhood library. Registration required.
Register

Sat, Oct 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Community Room
Un libro que deja un mensaje contundente para reafirmar que no estás sola y que puedes confiar en una posible reconciliación

Mon, Oct 09, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Lutz Children's Museum
Explore Lutz's miniature city play space, visit the museum animals, and participate in a special activity- Experience the magic of... more
Explore Lutz's miniature city play space, visit the museum animals, and participate in a special activity- Experience the magic of metamorphosis!
This event is full

Mon, Oct 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Albany Branch
Have an Apple device that you need help learning how to use? Register for our *NEW* Apple Help class! *Registration is required and you... more
Have an Apple device that you need help learning how to use? Register for our *NEW* Apple Help class! *Registration is required and you must bring your own device.

Mon, Oct 09, 11:00am - 11:30am
Barbour Branch
Join Ms. Fe at the Barbour branch for a story and a stretch!

Canceled
Mon, Oct 09, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Bring your music into the world with mentor guided workshops setting up and recording vocals with FL studio & Logic Pro. Ages 13-19

Mon, Oct 09, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Explore the latest VR games! What's new in the metaverse? Ages 10 to 19

Mon, Oct 09, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Dwight Branch
Do you need to get certified for Food Handler for your job, organization, or other? Then take this amazing opportunity to register for... more
Do you need to get certified for Food Handler for your job, organization, or other? Then take this amazing opportunity to register for our Free ServSafe certification classes at the Dwight Branch.

Mon, Oct 09, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Dwight Branch
Need math, English, or any other homework help? Visit Dwight Branch to get assistance..

Mon, Oct 09, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ropkins Branch
Learn about space as you put together your own A, B, C book.

Tue, Oct 10, 10:30am - 11:00am
Albany Branch
Visit the Albany library on alternating Tuesday's for songs, stories, and early literacy tips to prepare your child for kindergarten!

Tue, Oct 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Albany Branch
Come try out our different building kits like legos, bridge building kit and more to make your own unique creation and we will put it... more
Come try out our different building kits like legos, bridge building kit and more to make your own unique creation and we will put it on display. Ask Librarian Katryna for the challenge of the day.

Tue, Oct 10, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Teen Space
¡Ayuda con las tareas!

Tue, Oct 10, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Dwight Branch
Need math, English, or any other homework help? Visit Dwight Branch to get assistance..

Tue, Oct 10, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Dwight Branch
Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges. Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your... more
Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges. Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your neighborhood library. Registration required.
Register

Tue, Oct 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Dwight Branch
Bats are really not batty. Let’s look at some bat myths, facts and also at some bat phrases. Make a Halloween bat to bring home.

Wed, Oct 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Children's Area
Join us for an story time adventure & art!

Wed, Oct 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Learning Lab
Tema: Cualquier cosa que quiera aprender del celular o computadora, sera un taller abierto a todo tipo de preguntas tecnologicas.

Wed, Oct 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Learn to use use your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Wed, Oct 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Dwight Branch
Provide basic technology training with any of your devices, for your everyday use. Please call to register (860)695-7460.

Wed, Oct 11, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Dwight Branch
Need math, English, or any other homework help? Visit Dwight Branch to get assistance..

Wed, Oct 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch - Albany Branch Community Room
Join us in the community room for a calming hour of lo-fi music, low lights, quiet fidgets, warm tea, a quiet space to work on homework... more
Join us in the community room for a calming hour of lo-fi music, low lights, quiet fidgets, warm tea, a quiet space to work on homework or to simply relax. Homework help will also be provided.

Wed, Oct 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Barbour Branch
Join Ms. Fe at the Barbour branch to unlock your inner creativity with a fun weekly craft! Today we will be making breathing bead wands.

Wed, Oct 11, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ropkins Branch
Celebrate with a craft.

Wed, Oct 11, 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 140
Join us for a reading of Nana Akua Goes to School by Tricia Elam Walker and make your own Adrinka print cloth bag. Free copies of the... more
Join us for a reading of Nana Akua Goes to School by Tricia Elam Walker and make your own Adrinka print cloth bag. Free copies of the book included!

Wed, Oct 11, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Camp Field Branch
Join us in a community-wide reading program at the Camp Field Branch centered on the book, Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi.

Wed, Oct 11, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Learning Lab
Tema: Cualquier cosa que quiera aprender del celular o computadora, sera un taller abierto a todo tipo de preguntas tecnologicas.

Wed, Oct 11, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Albany Branch - Albany Branch Community Room
Join us each month as we learn how to create fun and unique crafts! All are welcome and you don’t need to have any experience with... more
Join us each month as we learn how to create fun and unique crafts! All are welcome and you don’t need to have any experience with crafting to join!

Thu, Oct 12, 9:00am - 10:30am
Ropkins Branch
Supercharged Storytime Playgroup (SSP) for children from birth to age five not enrolled in childcare.

Thu, Oct 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Camp Field Branch
Basic training to assist you with using your computer or device. Registration suggested; walk-ins based on availability.

Canceled
Thu, Oct 12, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Bring your music into the world with mentor guided workshops setting up and recording vocals with FL studio & Logic Pro. Ages 13-19

Thu, Oct 12, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Dwight Branch
Bats are really not batty. Let’s look at some bat myths, facts and also at some bat phrases. Halloween bat to bring home.

Thu, Oct 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Albany Branch
Come to the Albany branch to do a scavenger hunt and win a prize once a month.

Thu, Oct 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Barbour Branch
Come for a free bag of groceries. Helpful information regularly tabled by various organizations.

Thu, Oct 12, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Park Street Library @ The Lyric
Craft activity making quilt squares and discussion about family traditions. Teens: introduction of “waist beads” and what this... more
Craft activity making quilt squares and discussion about family traditions. Teens: introduction of “waist beads” and what this tradition represents in today’s culture.

Thu, Oct 12, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Dwight Branch
Need math, English, or any other homework help? Visit Dwight Branch to get assistance..

Thu, Oct 12, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Barbour Branch
Come one come all to the Barbour branch to practice your reading with Ms. Fe or a stuffed animal. Bring your own book or use one from... more
Come one come all to the Barbour branch to practice your reading with Ms. Fe or a stuffed animal. Bring your own book or use one from the library! Every Thursday from 4:30-5:00 pm

Fri, Oct 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Albany Branch
Provide basic technology training with any of your devices, for your everyday use.

Fri, Oct 13, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Dwight Branch
Need math, English, or any other homework help? Visit Dwight Branch to get assistance..

Fri, Oct 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Dwight Branch
Bring that competitive spirit to play board games with your peers and with your Youth Librarian.

Sat, Oct 14, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Downtown Branch
Join us for a day of food, music, vendors, panel discussions, workshops and more.

Sat, Oct 14, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Learning Lab
Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges. Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your... more
Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges. Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your neighborhood library. Registration required.
Register

Sat, Oct 14, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Albany Branch - Albany Branch Community Room
Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges. Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your... more
Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges. Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your neighborhood library. Registration required.
Register

Mon, Oct 16, 9:00am - 10:00am
Ropkins Branch
Explore the World of Books and Music & Movement with Ms. Linda

Mon, Oct 16, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Lutz Children's Museum
Explore Lutz's miniature city play space, visit the museum animals, and participate in a special activity- Experience the magic of... more
Explore Lutz's miniature city play space, visit the museum animals, and participate in a special activity- Experience the magic of metamorphosis!

Mon, Oct 16, 10:00am - 11:00am
Albany Branch
Have an Apple device that you need help learning how to use? Register for our *NEW* Apple Help class! *Registration is required and you... more
Have an Apple device that you need help learning how to use? Register for our *NEW* Apple Help class! *Registration is required and you must bring your own device.

Mon, Oct 16, 11:00am - 11:30am
South Church
Ages Birth-Five years with parent/caregiver. Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories, and hands-on activities that celebrate reading, and books.

Canceled
Mon, Oct 16, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Bring your music into the world with mentor guided workshops setting up and recording vocals with FL studio & Logic Pro. Ages 13-19

Mon, Oct 16, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Explore the latest VR games! What's new in the metaverse? Ages 10 to 19

Mon, Oct 16, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Community Room
¡Exploración científica! - ¡MARTE! ¡Aprendamos más!

Mon, Oct 16, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Dwight Branch
Do you need to get certified for Food Handler for your job, organization, or other? Then take this amazing opportunity to register for... more
Do you need to get certified for Food Handler for your job, organization, or other? Then take this amazing opportunity to register for our Free ServSafe certification classes at the Dwight Branch.

Mon, Oct 16, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Dwight Branch
Need math, English, or any other homework help? Visit Dwight Branch to get assistance..

Mon, Oct 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Learn about family traditions in the book and share your own. Then explore Adrinka symbols and their meaning and make your own print art.

Mon, Oct 16, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Park Street Library @ The Lyric
A community conversation with HPL and Haneef Nelson on "The Important Role Music Played for Black Culture from Slavery to Present''

Tue, Oct 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
Albany Branch - Albany Branch Community Room
Visit Albany on alternating Tuesday's for Sensory Storytime. This program was specifically created for kids on the autism spectrum.... more
Visit Albany on alternating Tuesday's for Sensory Storytime. This program was specifically created for kids on the autism spectrum. Reach out to Librarian Katryna with any questions or requests.

Tue, Oct 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Albany Branch
Come try out our different building kits like legos, bridge building kit and more to make your own unique creation and we will put it... more
Come try out our different building kits like legos, bridge building kit and more to make your own unique creation and we will put it on display. Ask Librarian Katryna for the challenge of the day.

Tue, Oct 17, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Teen Space
¡Ayuda con las tareas!

Tue, Oct 17, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Dwight Branch
Need math, English, or any other homework help? Visit Dwight Branch to get assistance..

Tue, Oct 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Barbour Branch
Feeling hungry? Drop by the Barbour Branch for a mini tea party with iced tea and cucumber sandwiches!

Tue, Oct 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Camp Field Branch
Join us for a reading of Nana Akua Goes to School by Tricia Elam Walker, learn about family traditions in the book and share your own.

Tue, Oct 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Boundless Library at Rawson
Students will examine the art from the book and Adinkra symbols. Then they draw self or family portraits using the art style from the book.

Tue, Oct 17, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Dwight Branch
Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges. Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your... more
Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges. Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your neighborhood library. Registration required.
Register

Tue, Oct 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Dwight Branch
Owls are intriguing birds. Discover some facts & myths about them as well as have fun with owl phrases. Make an owl for your Halloween... more
Owls are intriguing birds. Discover some facts & myths about them as well as have fun with owl phrases. Make an owl for your Halloween decoration.

Wed, Oct 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Learn to use use your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Wed, Oct 18, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Dwight Branch
Are you retired or plan on retiring? Do you need help with your next steps? If so, then this is your opportunity to join us and ask all... more
Are you retired or plan on retiring? Do you need help with your next steps? If so, then this is your opportunity to join us and ask all your questions. Care Partners of CT will be glad to help!

Wed, Oct 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 140
We are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Lucia! Join us for storytime and make a luchadora mask. Get information about school... more
We are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Lucia! Join us for storytime and make a luchadora mask. Get information about school choice options and a free book!

Wed, Oct 18, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Community Room
¡Cena familiar y películas en la biblioteca Park!

Wed, Oct 18, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Dwight Branch
Come join us and create your very own fall wreath to decorate your home! Registration Required

Wed, Oct 18, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Dwight Branch
Need math, English, or any other homework help? Visit Dwight Branch to get assistance..

Wed, Oct 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch - Albany Branch Community Room
Join us in the community room for a calming hour of lo-fi music, low lights, quiet fidgets, warm tea, a quiet space to work on homework... more
Join us in the community room for a calming hour of lo-fi music, low lights, quiet fidgets, warm tea, a quiet space to work on homework or to simply relax. Homework help will also be provided.

Wed, Oct 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Barbour Branch
Join Ms. Fe at the Barbour branch to unlock your inner creativity with a fun weekly craft! Today we will be making wax sculptures.

Wed, Oct 18, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ropkins Branch
Stop by and enjoy decorating a space ornament.

Wed, Oct 18, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Albany Branch
Thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, HPL will be celebrating the powerful book 'Homegoing' by Yaa Gyasi.

Thu, Oct 19, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Community Room
Community Walk Purple Thursday to raise awareness against domestic violence. The walk starts at 11am at 175 Main St. Hispanic Health... more
Community Walk Purple Thursday to raise awareness against domestic violence. The walk starts at 11am at 175 Main St. Hispanic Health council, and ends at 603 Park St HPL-Park Street Library

Canceled
Thu, Oct 19, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Bring your music into the world with mentor guided workshops setting up and recording vocals with FL studio & Logic Pro. Ages 13-19

Thu, Oct 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Barbour Branch
Basic computer training

Thu, Oct 19, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Dwight Branch
Owls are intriguing birds. Discover some facts & myths about them as well as have fun with owl phrases. Make an owl for your Halloween... more
Owls are intriguing birds. Discover some facts & myths about them as well as have fun with owl phrases. Make an owl for your Halloween decoration.

Thu, Oct 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Albany Branch
Join us on alternating Thursdays for tween only programs and a special snack.

Thu, Oct 19, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Dwight Branch
Need math, English, or any other homework help? Visit Dwight Branch to get assistance..

Thu, Oct 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Barbour Branch
Calling all teens! Come to the Barbour branch and make your own cell phone charm!

Thu, Oct 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Boundless Library at Rawson
We will explore the libraries tools, like ancestry.com, that can helps us discover and chart our own family trees.

Thu, Oct 19, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Barbour Branch
Come one come all to the Barbour branch to practice your reading with Ms. Fe or a stuffed animal. Bring your own book or use one from... more
Come one come all to the Barbour branch to practice your reading with Ms. Fe or a stuffed animal. Bring your own book or use one from the library! Every Thursday from 4:30-5:00 pm

Fri, Oct 20, 10:00am - 11:00am
Albany Branch
Provide basic technology training with any of your devices, for your everyday use.

Fri, Oct 20, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Dwight Branch
All ages. Join us at the Dwight Branch to create simple, yet stunning, Mexican decorations made out of paper called Papel Picado! Enjoy... more
All ages. Join us at the Dwight Branch to create simple, yet stunning, Mexican decorations made out of paper called Papel Picado! Enjoy delicious Latin American sweets.

Sat, Oct 21, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Learning Lab
Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges. Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your... more
Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges. Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your neighborhood library. Registration required.
Register

Sat, Oct 21, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Albany Branch - Albany Branch Community Room
Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges. Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your... more
Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges. Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your neighborhood library. Registration required.
Register

Mon, Oct 23, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Lutz Children's Museum
Explore Lutz's miniature city play space, visit the museum animals, and participate in a special activity- Experience the Magic of... more
Explore Lutz's miniature city play space, visit the museum animals, and participate in a special activity- Experience the Magic of Metamorphosis!

Mon, Oct 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Albany Branch
Have an Apple device that you need help learning how to use? Register for our *NEW* Apple Help class! *Registration is required and you... more
Have an Apple device that you need help learning how to use? Register for our *NEW* Apple Help class! *Registration is required and you must bring your own device.

Mon, Oct 23, 11:00am - 11:30am
Barbour Branch
Join Ms. Fe at the Barbour branch for a story and a stretch!

Mon, Oct 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
South Church
Ages Birth-Five years with parent/caregiver. Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories, and hands-on activities celebrating reading and books.

Canceled
Mon, Oct 23, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Bring your music into the world with mentor guided workshops setting up and recording vocals with FL studio & Logic Pro. Ages 13-19

Mon, Oct 23, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Community Room
2do año de Celebración de Autores Locales en Honor a José A. Villegas 18 de mayo de 1973-octubre. 31, 2014 R.I.P.

Mon, Oct 23, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Explore the latest VR games! What's new in the metaverse? Ages 10 to 19

Mon, Oct 23, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Dwight Branch
Do you need to get certified for Food Handler for your job, organization, or other? Then take this amazing opportunity to register for... more
Do you need to get certified for Food Handler for your job, organization, or other? Then take this amazing opportunity to register for our Free ServSafe certification classes at the Dwight Branch.

Mon, Oct 23, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Dwight Branch
Need math, English, or any other homework help? Visit Dwight Branch to get assistance..

Rescheduled
Mon, Oct 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
New date Monday, October 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Barbour Branch
Calling all Lego engineers! Join Ms. Fe at the Barbour Branch to create something unique with Legos, then display your build for all to see!

Mon, Oct 23, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ropkins Branch
Enjoy decorating a festive pumpkin,

Tue, Oct 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Albany Branch
Visit the Albany library on alternating Tuesday's for songs, stories, and early literacy tips to prepare your child for kindergarten!

Tue, Oct 24, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Albany Branch
Come try out our different building kits like legos, bridge building kit and more to make your own unique creation and we will put it... more
Come try out our different building kits like legos, bridge building kit and more to make your own unique creation and we will put it on display. Ask Librarian Katryna for the challenge of the day.

Tue, Oct 24, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Teen Space
¡Ayuda con las tareas!

Tue, Oct 24, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Dwight Branch
Need math, English, or any other homework help? Visit Dwight Branch to get assistance..

Tue, Oct 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Barbour Branch
Swing by Barbour to be a part of Ms. Fe's ice melt challenge!

Tue, Oct 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Dwight Branch
Create some artsy Pumpkins for the season. Bring a Pumpkin Pie Cookie recipe home to bake later.

Tue, Oct 24, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Ropkins Branch
An experienced and engaging history educator, researcher, genealogist, heritage presenter and public speaker who loves people. Learn... more
An experienced and engaging history educator, researcher, genealogist, heritage presenter and public speaker who loves people. Learn about genealogy and how to get started researching!

Wed, Oct 25, 10:00am - 11:00am
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Children's Area
Join us for an story time adventure & art!

Wed, Oct 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Learn to use use your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Wed, Oct 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Dwight Branch
Provide basic technology training with any of your devices, for your everyday use. Please call to register (860)695-7460.

Wed, Oct 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Barbour Branch
Learn how to make a keepsake box using the pour painting technique in this 2-part workshop.

Wed, Oct 25, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Dwight Branch
Need math, English, or any other homework help? Visit Dwight Branch to get assistance..

Rescheduled
Wed, Oct 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
New date Wednesday, November 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Barbour Branch
Join Ms. Fe at the Barbour branch to unlock your inner creativity with a fun weekly craft! Today we will me making slime with dawn dish... more
Join Ms. Fe at the Barbour branch to unlock your inner creativity with a fun weekly craft! Today we will me making slime with dawn dish soap and corn starch!

Wed, Oct 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Barbour Branch
Join Ms. Fe at the Barbour branch to unlock your inner creativity with a fun weekly craft! Today we will be playing Roll-a-Monster.

Wed, Oct 25, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ropkins Branch
Celebrate with bilingual reading books with Ms. Linda

Wed, Oct 25, 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 140
Join us for Halloween stories and make your own sweet spooky house to decorate then eat!

Thu, Oct 26, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Look closer at the history and meaning behind the colors and patterns of Kente cloth and wax print fabrics, along with the production... more
Look closer at the history and meaning behind the colors and patterns of Kente cloth and wax print fabrics, along with the production processes. We’ll be making necklaces using wax print fabrics.

Thu, Oct 26, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Dwight Branch
Create some artsy Pumpkins for the season. Bring a Pumpkin Pie Cookie recipe home to bake later.

Thu, Oct 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Barbour Branch
Come for a free bag of groceries. Helpful information regularly tabled by various organizations.

Thu, Oct 26, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Dwight Branch
Need math, English, or any other homework help? Visit Dwight Branch to get assistance..

Thu, Oct 26, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Barbour Branch
Come one come all to the Barbour branch to practice your reading with Ms. Fe or a stuffed animal. Bring your own book or use one from... more
Come one come all to the Barbour branch to practice your reading with Ms. Fe or a stuffed animal. Bring your own book or use one from the library! Every Thursday from 4:30-5:00 pm