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Read to a Librarian

Ages 4-19

2024-01-04 16:30:00 2024-01-04 17:00:00 America/New_York Read to a Librarian 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! Barbour Branch -

Thursday, January 04
4:30pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-01-04 16:30:00 2024-01-04 17:00:00 America/New_York Read to a Librarian 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! 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 the library!

AGE GROUP: | Youth | Teens | Family |

EVENT TYPE: | Storytime | Reading & Writing | Language |

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Barbour Branch

Phone: 860-695-7400
Branch manager
Irene Blean

Hours
Mon, Feb 19 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Feb 20 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Feb 21 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Feb 22 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Feb 23 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Feb 24 Closed
Sun, Feb 25 Closed

About the branch

The Barbour Branch library is located in the Northeast section of the City of Hartford in Unity Plaza. The branch opened in October 1927 at 572 Windsor Street and since 2014, the Barbour Branch is currently located at 261 Barbour Street.

Upcoming events

Fri, Feb 23, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Barbour Branch
Enter The Children’s Museum’s ArtLab to explore different art forms through a science and engineering lens. Create, experiment, and... more
Enter The Children’s Museum’s ArtLab to explore different art forms through a science and engineering lens. Create, experiment, and explore!

Fri, Feb 23, 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 141
The Regional School Choice application for the 2024/2025 school year kicks off on December 4! Get information about school options for... more
The Regional School Choice application for the 2024/2025 school year kicks off on December 4! Get information about school options for your child and application assistance by appointment only.
Register

Fri, Feb 23, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 140
Enter The Children’s Museum’s ArtLab to explore different art forms through a science and engineering lens. Create, experiment, and... more
Enter The Children’s Museum’s ArtLab to explore different art forms through a science and engineering lens. Create, experiment, and explore! Registration Required.
Register

Fri, Feb 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Albany Branch
Visit the library and enjoy a variety of teen only programs with Ms. April, like cookie in a mug, self portraits and more!

Fri, Feb 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Albany Branch
Our Dungeons & Dragons Miniature Painting class is a hands-on workshop that will guide you through the intricacies of bringing your D&D... more
Our Dungeons & Dragons Miniature Painting class is a hands-on workshop that will guide you through the intricacies of bringing your D&D heroes and villains to life on a miniature scale.

Fri, Feb 23, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Branch - X Space
Drop by the library to get some books for your child’s weekend reading and a fun activity kit.

Fri, Feb 23, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Using the Meta Quest virtual reality headsets, we'll dive into various apps to create unique art and indulge in immersive experiences by... more
Using the Meta Quest virtual reality headsets, we'll dive into various apps to create unique art and indulge in immersive experiences by playing your favorite VR games.

Sat, Feb 24, 9:00am - 3:30pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 2016
Learning program for high school graduates ages 18-24 providing the needed preparation to sit for the CompTIA A+ certification exams.

Sat, Feb 24, 9:30am - 3:30pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 2017
Learning program for high school graduates ages 18-24 providing the needed preparation to sit for the CompTIA A+ certification exams.

Sat, Feb 24, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 141
English classes for adult speakers of other languages

Sat, Feb 24, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Albany Branch
Whether you're an artist seeking a new canvas or a game enthusiast ready to shape virtual worlds, join us to explore the exciting... more
Whether you're an artist seeking a new canvas or a game enthusiast ready to shape virtual worlds, join us to explore the exciting possibilities with the Meta Quest VR headsets.

Sat, Feb 24, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 141
Tutoring in math topics for students preparing for the GED and other adult learners

Sat, Feb 24, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 140
Civics class for US citizenship applicants preparing for the naturalization interview, Oath of Allegiance, and beyond.

Sun, Feb 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Hartford Reads In Color invites you to participate in monthly book discussionsRegister

Sun, Feb 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Branch
Today's Performance is the Erez Aviram Ensemble.

Mon, Feb 26, 3:30am - 4:30pm
Ropkins Branch
Stop by and share or read to Ms. Linda the Youth Librarian one of your favorite book.

Mon, Feb 26, 11:00am - 11:30am
Barbour Branch
Join Ms. Fe at the Barbour branch for a story and a stretch!

Mon, Feb 26, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Jigsaw puzzles promote a state of calmness and mindfulness.

Mon, Feb 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
South Church
Ages 5 and under with parents/caregivers. Join us for stories, activities, and music movement.

Mon, Feb 26, 2:15pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Branch - UConn Classroom 139
Opportunity for All tutoring

Mon, Feb 26, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Dive into the immersive world of Virtual Reality and get hands-on experience exploring the latest VR games. Ages 11 to 19

Mon, Feb 26, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Learning Lab
¡REACH Concurso! - ¡Taller de escritura!

Mon, Feb 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.

Mon, Feb 26, 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Ropkins Branch
Stop by if you need help with your school work. Children under 12 must come with their parent. Daily, except on early dismissal... more
Stop by if you need help with your school work. Children under 12 must come with their parent. Daily, except on early dismissal day. Mon-Thurs. Feb. 1-29

Mon, Feb 26, 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, Feb 26, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Experience the excitement of competitive gaming! Prepare to engage in competition, form teams, and enjoy the thrill. Join us on Xbox as... more
Experience the excitement of competitive gaming! Prepare to engage in competition, form teams, and enjoy the thrill. Join us on Xbox as we dive into Madden 23 and 2K 23.

Mon, Feb 26, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
We’ll be learning how to animate our character designs using Blender 3D. Creations will be added to our YOUmedia virtual reality game... more
We’ll be learning how to animate our character designs using Blender 3D. Creations will be added to our YOUmedia virtual reality game currently in production.

Mon, Feb 26, 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, Feb 26, 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Downtown Branch - X Space
All ages. Join us for an interactive read aloud of BIG by Caldecott Award Winner Vashti Harrison and afterwards explore other... more
All ages. Join us for an interactive read aloud of BIG by Caldecott Award Winner Vashti Harrison and afterwards explore other children's books by this brilliant creator followed by refreshments.

Mon, Feb 26, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 140
English classes for adult students

Mon, Feb 26, 6:00pm - 8:15pm
Downtown Branch - Center for Contemporary Culture
Young Musician Showcase

Mon, Feb 26, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Downtown Branch - UConn Classroom 139
This is a six-week workshop all about podcasting taught by DJ B. Davis.
This event is full

Tue, Feb 27, 9:30am - 10:00am
Albany Branch
Visit the Albany library on alternating Tuesday's for songs, stories, and early literacy tips to prepare your child for kindergarten!

Tue, Feb 27, 9:30am - 10:00am
South Church - 277 Main Street, entrance at back of church
Join Ms. Katherine for fingerplays, songs and stories.

Tue, Feb 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 1114
Training for adult students toward ServSafe certifications in three areas of food industry: Food Handler, Food Manager, and/or Alcohol.

Tue, Feb 27, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Jigsaw puzzles promote a state of calmness and mindfulness.

Canceled
Tue, Feb 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
South Church
Ages 5 and under with parents/caregivers. Join us for stories, activities, and music movement.

Tue, Feb 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Dwight Branch
Come join our senior social hour, where you can meet others and participate in exciting programming. Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the... more
Come join our senior social hour, where you can meet others and participate in exciting programming. Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 11am-12pm.

Tue, Feb 27, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Albany Branch
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! This month we will be creating beaded jewelry!

Tue, Feb 27, 2:15pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Branch - UConn Classroom 139
Opportunity for All tutoring

Tue, Feb 27, 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Ropkins Branch
Stop by if you need help with your school work. Children under 12 must come with their parent. Daily, except on early dismissal... more
Stop by if you need help with your school work. Children under 12 must come with their parent. Daily, except on early dismissal day. Mon-Thurs. Feb. 1-29

Tue, Feb 27, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Community Room
Join us for a fun family movie night where snacks and School Choice Application Assistance will be available as we watch the movie Vivo!... more
Join us for a fun family movie night where snacks and School Choice Application Assistance will be available as we watch the movie Vivo! Assistance available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Tue, Feb 27, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Craft a game either on your PC or our latest Quest 3 VR headset! Delve into the diverse facets of game design such as character... more
Craft a game either on your PC or our latest Quest 3 VR headset! Delve into the diverse facets of game design such as character creation, story, or world building.

Tue, Feb 27, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
We’ll be learning how to animate our character designs using Blender 3D. Creations will be added to our YOUmedia virtual reality game... more
We’ll be learning how to animate our character designs using Blender 3D. Creations will be added to our YOUmedia virtual reality game currently in production.

Tue, Feb 27, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Albany Branch
Join All Hues for a workshop to help teens transition from high school to college.

Tue, Feb 27, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 2017
Learning Circles for adult students preparing to take the GED subject tests in Math, Science, Social Studies, and/or Language Arts

Tue, Feb 27, 3:30pm - 7:30pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 2016
Proctored testing in the Pearson VUE Test Center at the Hartford Public Library's West Middle campus Tuesdays and Wednesdays by... more
Proctored testing in the Pearson VUE Test Center at the Hartford Public Library's West Middle campus Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment only.

Tue, Feb 27, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Camp Field Branch
Ages 6-12 Explore the exciting world of 3-D printing with The Children’s Museum. Learn the basics of 3-D modeling and design while... more
Ages 6-12 Explore the exciting world of 3-D printing with The Children’s Museum. Learn the basics of 3-D modeling and design while working with your family to create a file to print.

Tue, Feb 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Barbour Branch
Swing by Barbour to experiment with Strawbees!

Tue, Feb 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
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.

Tue, Feb 27, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Ropkins Branch
Celebrate Black History Month playing a fun Bingo game. Youth prizes will be given out.

Tue, Feb 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Downtown Branch
Immediately following the film, a discussion will be facilitated by Shawn Salvant.

Wed, Feb 28, 10:00am - 11:00am
Albany Branch
Provide basic technology training with any of your PC or Android devices, for your everyday use.

Wed, Feb 28, 10:30am - 11:30am
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Learning Lab
This computer workshop is an opportunity to learn basic computer skills, and ask any questions you may have on a phone, tablet, or... more
This computer workshop is an opportunity to learn basic computer skills, and ask any questions you may have on a phone, tablet, or computer. Registration is required, and you can come to both sessions

Wed, Feb 28, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Jigsaw puzzles promote a state of calmness and mindfulness.

Wed, Feb 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Learn to use use your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Wed, Feb 28, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Camp Field Branch
Get information about and assistance with the Greater Hartford Regional School Choice Application while having fun playing board games... more
Get information about and assistance with the Greater Hartford Regional School Choice Application while having fun playing board games with your family.

Wed, Feb 28, 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 141
The Regional School Choice application for the 2024/2025 school year kicks off on December 4! Get information about school options for... more
The Regional School Choice application for the 2024/2025 school year kicks off on December 4! Get information about school options for your child and application assistance by appointment only.
Register

Wed, Feb 28, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Branch - UConn Classroom 139
Next Steps after-school program for teen English learners

Wed, Feb 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Albany Branch
Release your inner artist with a variety of arts and crafts programs on Wednesdays @ the Albany branch.

Wed, Feb 28, 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Ropkins Branch
Stop by if you need help with your school work. Children under 12 must come with their parent. Daily, except on early dismissal... more
Stop by if you need help with your school work. Children under 12 must come with their parent. Daily, except on early dismissal day. Mon-Thurs. Feb. 1-29

Wed, Feb 28, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Experience the excitement of competitive gaming! Prepare to engage in competition, form teams, and enjoy the thrill. Join us on Xbox as... more
Experience the excitement of competitive gaming! Prepare to engage in competition, form teams, and enjoy the thrill. Join us on Xbox as we dive into Madden 23 and 2K 23.

Wed, Feb 28, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Dive into music creation! Explore recording tricks, unleash creativity, and craft awesome tracks.

Wed, Feb 28, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
We’ll be learning how to animate our character designs using Blender 3D. Creations will be added to our YOUmedia virtual reality game... more
We’ll be learning how to animate our character designs using Blender 3D. Creations will be added to our YOUmedia virtual reality game currently in production.

Wed, Feb 28, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 1114
Training for adult students toward ServSafe certifications in three areas of food industry: Food Handler, Food Manager, and/or Alcohol.

Wed, Feb 28, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 2017
Learning Circles for adult students preparing to take the GED subject tests in Math, Science, Social Studies, and/or Language Arts

Wed, Feb 28, 3:30pm - 7:30pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 2016
Proctored testing in the Pearson VUE Test Center at the Hartford Public Library's West Middle campus on Tuesdays and Wednesdays by... more
Proctored testing in the Pearson VUE Test Center at the Hartford Public Library's West Middle campus on Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment only.

Wed, Feb 28, 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 having a sensory afternoon... more
Join Ms. Fe at the Barbour branch to unlock your inner creativity with a fun weekly craft! Today we will be having a sensory afternoon playing with play-doh.

Wed, Feb 28, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Ropkins Branch
Join us in the craft of the day.

Wed, Feb 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Branch - Center for Contemporary Culture
Join Ms. Katherine for our new club to explore and create different styles of art. February theme: Triptychs

Wed, Feb 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Learning Lab
Please join us with Dianisi, nutrition educator for CHNCT and learn about the effects of fat on the body . Únase a nosotros con... more
Please join us with Dianisi, nutrition educator for CHNCT and learn about the effects of fat on the body . Únase a nosotros con Dianisi, educadora en nutrición y conozca los efectos de la grasa

Wed, Feb 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Dwight Branch
Ages 6-12. Join us as we learn about Black history and have fun at the same time.

Wed, Feb 28, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Albany Branch
Food giveaway at Albany Branch location Please bring your own bags.

Wed, Feb 28, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 140
English classes for adult students

Wed, Feb 28, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Downtown Branch
This is a six-week workshop all about podcasting taught by DJ B. Davis.
This event is full

Thu, Feb 29, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Jigsaw puzzles promote a state of calmness and mindfulness.

Thu, Feb 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
South Church
Ages 5 and under with parents/caregivers. Join us for stories, activities, and music movement.

Thu, Feb 29, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Ropkins Branch
We proudly present a collection of quality puzzles, perfect for an afternoon to relax after a long day.

Thu, Feb 29, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Camp Field Branch
Join us in a four-week* nutrition program focusing on heart health and well-being provided by a nutrition educator. Includes information... more
Join us in a four-week* nutrition program focusing on heart health and well-being provided by a nutrition educator. Includes information and meal preparation demonstrations with a tasting and recipe.

Thu, Feb 29, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Dwight Branch
Are you unbanked or under-banked? Do you rely on alternative financial services—such as payday loans, check cashing services, money... more
Are you unbanked or under-banked? Do you rely on alternative financial services—such as payday loans, check cashing services, money orders and pawn shop loans—to take care of your finances? Join Now!
Register

Thu, Feb 29, 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Ropkins Branch
Stop by if you need help with your school work. Children under 12 must come with their parent. Daily, except on early dismissal... more
Stop by if you need help with your school work. Children under 12 must come with their parent. Daily, except on early dismissal day. Mon-Thurs. Feb. 1-29

Thu, Feb 29, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Dwight Branch
Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your neighborhood library. Work with your family to complete hands-on... more
Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your neighborhood library. Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges.

Thu, Feb 29, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Experience D&D magic in our workshop. Unleash creativity, master storytelling, characters, and dungeon mastering. Join for endless... more
Experience D&D magic in our workshop. Unleash creativity, master storytelling, characters, and dungeon mastering. Join for endless adventures!

Thu, Feb 29, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
We’ll be learning how to animate our character designs using Blender 3D. Creations will be added to our YOUmedia virtual reality game... more
We’ll be learning how to animate our character designs using Blender 3D. Creations will be added to our YOUmedia virtual reality game currently in production.

Thu, Feb 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Join us for a month long series event where we will learn about Black History through making and enjoying food.

Thu, Feb 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Boundless Library at Rawson
Join us for a storytime and a craft to learn more about and celebrate Black History Month!

Thu, Feb 29, 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!

Canceled
Fri, Mar 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Albany Branch
Visit Albany on alternating Friday's for Sensory Storytime. This program was specifically created for kids on the autism spectrum. Reach... more
Visit Albany on alternating Friday'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.

Fri, Mar 01, 11:00am - 11:30am
Barbour Branch
Join Ms. Fe at the Barbour Branch for a fun half hour of play-dough and stories!

Fri, Mar 01, 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 141
The Regional School Choice application for the 2024/2025 school year kicks off on December 4! Get information about school options for... more
The Regional School Choice application for the 2024/2025 school year kicks off on December 4! Get information about school options for your child and application assistance by appointment only.
Register

Fri, Mar 01, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Albany Branch
Come to the Albany branch to do a scavenger hunt and win a prize once a month.

Fri, Mar 01, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Branch - X Space
Drop by the library to get some books for your child’s weekend reading and a fun activity kit.

Fri, Mar 01, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Albany Branch - Albany Branch Community Room
Learn the basics of using a Cricut machine with April and YouMedia.

Fri, Mar 01, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Using the Meta Quest virtual reality headsets, we'll dive into various apps to create unique art and indulge in immersive experiences by... more
Using the Meta Quest virtual reality headsets, we'll dive into various apps to create unique art and indulge in immersive experiences by playing your favorite VR games.

Sat, Mar 02, 9:00am - 3:30pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 2016
Learning program for high school graduates ages 18-24 providing the needed preparation to sit for the CompTIA A+ certification exams.

Sat, Mar 02, 9:30am - 3:30pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 2017
Learning program for high school graduates ages 18-24 providing the needed preparation to sit for the CompTIA A+ certification exams.

Sat, Mar 02, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 141
English classes for adult speakers of other languages

Sat, Mar 02, 10:30am - 11:30am
Albany Branch
Join us for games and activities to allow time for young children to interact with their peers and guardians to chat with each other.

Sat, Mar 02, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 141
Tutoring in math topics for students preparing for the GED and other adult learners

Sat, Mar 02, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 140
Civics class for US citizenship applicants preparing for the naturalization interview, Oath of Allegiance, and beyond.

Sun, Mar 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Branch
Today's performance will be the Thread City Jazz Trio featuring Anthony Cornicello, piano; Rick O'Neal, bass and Matt Bronson, drums

Mon, Mar 04, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Jigsaw puzzles promote a state of calmness and mindfulness.

Mon, Mar 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
Barbour Branch
Join Ms. Fe at the Barbour branch for a story and a stretch!

Mon, Mar 04, 2:15pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Branch - UConn Classroom 139
Opportunity for All tutoring

Mon, Mar 04, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Experience the excitement of competitive gaming! Prepare to engage in competition, form teams, and enjoy the thrill. Join us on Xbox as... more
Experience the excitement of competitive gaming! Prepare to engage in competition, form teams, and enjoy the thrill. Join us on Xbox as we dive into Madden 23 and 2K 23.

Mon, Mar 04, 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. Ask Librarian... more
Come try out our different building kits like legos, bridge building kit and more to make your own unique creation. Ask Librarian Katryna for the challenge of the day.

Mon, Mar 04, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Using your imagination to create a unique painting on canvas or paint a pawn for a D&D game.

Mon, Mar 04, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ropkins Branch
Stop by if you need help with your school work. Children under 12 must come with their parent.

Mon, Mar 04, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Children's Area
¡REACH Concurso! - ¡Taller de escritura!

Mon, Mar 04, 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, Mar 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Camp Field Branch
Have fun and build spatial and motor skills by playing with different kinds of blocks each month. For ages 5 and below

Mon, Mar 04, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 140
English classes for adult students

Mon, Mar 04, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Downtown Branch
This is a six-week workshop all about podcasting taught by DJ B. Davis.
This event is full

Tue, Mar 05, 9:30am - 10:00am
South Church - 277 Main Street, entrance in back of church
Join Ms. Katherine for rhymes, fingerplays, songs and stories.

Tue, Mar 05, 10:00am - 12:00pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 1114
Training for adult students toward ServSafe certifications in three areas of food industry: Food Handler, Food Manager, and/or Alcohol.

Tue, Mar 05, 10:15am - 11:15am
Barbour Branch
Explore the world of 3-D printing with The Children’s Museum. Learn the basics of 3-D modeling & design with your family to create a... more
Explore the world of 3-D printing with The Children’s Museum. Learn the basics of 3-D modeling & design with your family to create a file to print.

Tue, Mar 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Albany Branch
Visit the Albany library on Tuesday's for songs, stories, and early literacy tips to prepare your child for kindergarten!

Tue, Mar 05, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Jigsaw puzzles promote a state of calmness and mindfulness.

Tue, Mar 05, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Albany Branch
Visit Albany for a new monthly workshop offering assistance with individualized job coaching, resume writing, job placement support,... more
Visit Albany for a new monthly workshop offering assistance with individualized job coaching, resume writing, job placement support, mock interviews, and more!

Tue, Mar 05, 2:15pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Branch - UConn Classroom 139
Opportunity for All tutoring

Tue, Mar 05, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Craft a game either on your PC or our latest Quest 3 VR headset! Delve into the diverse facets of game design such as character... more
Craft a game either on your PC or our latest Quest 3 VR headset! Delve into the diverse facets of game design such as character creation, story, or world building.

Tue, Mar 05, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Using your imagination to create a unique painting on canvas or paint a pawn for a D&D game.

Tue, Mar 05, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 2017
Learning Circles for adult students preparing to take the GED subject tests in Math, Science, Social Studies, and/or Language Arts

Tue, Mar 05, 3:30pm - 7:30pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 2016
Proctored testing in the Pearson VUE Test Center at the Hartford Public Library's West Middle campus Tuesdays and Wednesdays by... more
Proctored testing in the Pearson VUE Test Center at the Hartford Public Library's West Middle campus Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment only.

Tue, Mar 05, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ropkins Branch
Stop by if you need help with your school work. Children under 12 must come with their parent.

Tue, Mar 05, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Children's Area
¡REACH Concurso! - ¡Taller de escritura!

Tue, Mar 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Barbour Branch
Join the Barbour Branch and Dr. Keon Berry on the first Tuesday of each month for beginner chess lessons! No experience necessary.... more
Join the Barbour Branch and Dr. Keon Berry on the first Tuesday of each month for beginner chess lessons! No experience necessary. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Tue, Mar 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
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.

Tue, Mar 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Camp Field Branch
Come bring your friends and family and make new connections while playing fun board games!

Wed, Mar 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Children's Area
Storytime & Art - every time is a different activity & book! But the fun never ends!

Wed, Mar 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Albany Branch
Provide basic technology training with any of your PC or Android devices, for your everyday use.

Wed, Mar 06, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Jigsaw puzzles promote a state of calmness and mindfulness.

Wed, Mar 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Learn to use use your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Wed, Mar 06, 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 141
The Regional School Choice application for the 2024/2025 school year kicks off on December 4! Get information about school options for... more
The Regional School Choice application for the 2024/2025 school year kicks off on December 4! Get information about school options for your child and application assistance by appointment only.
Register

Wed, Mar 06, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Downtown Branch - UConn Classroom 139
Next Steps after-school program for teen English learners

Wed, Mar 06, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Downtown Branch - Center for Contemporary Culture
Join Ms Katherine for relaxing stories and activities. Create a Rainbow Jar to capture the colors of your world.

Wed, Mar 06, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Barbour Branch
Each week we will do a different creative activity (painting, flower arranging, and/or writing) to learn and practice a different... more
Each week we will do a different creative activity (painting, flower arranging, and/or writing) to learn and practice a different science based rewirement exercise to promote well being for us.

Wed, Mar 06, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Experience the excitement of competitive gaming! Prepare to engage in competition, form teams, and enjoy the thrill. Join us on Xbox as... more
Experience the excitement of competitive gaming! Prepare to engage in competition, form teams, and enjoy the thrill. Join us on Xbox as we dive into Madden 23 and 2K 23.

Wed, Mar 06, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Dive into music creation! Explore recording tricks, unleash creativity, and craft awesome tracks.

Wed, Mar 06, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 1114
Training for adult students toward ServSafe certifications in three areas of food industry: Food Handler, Food Manager, and/or Alcohol.

Wed, Mar 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Albany Branch
Release your inner artist with a variety of arts and crafts programs on Wednesdays @ the Albany branch.

Wed, Mar 06, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Experience the excitement of competitive gaming! Prepare to engage in competition, form teams, and enjoy the thrill. We’ll be playing... more
Experience the excitement of competitive gaming! Prepare to engage in competition, form teams, and enjoy the thrill. We’ll be playing Madden 23 and 2K 23 on the XBox.

Wed, Mar 06, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Using your imagination to create a unique painting on canvas or paint a pawn for a D&D game.

Wed, Mar 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Stop by if you need help with your school work. Children under 12 must come with their parent.

Wed, Mar 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Explore a word search, maze, I Spy, or dot to dot in one of the activity in the bin.

Wed, Mar 06, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 2017
Learning Circles for adult students preparing to take the GED subject tests in Math, Science, Social Studies, and/or Language Arts

Wed, Mar 06, 3:30pm - 7:30pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 2016
Proctored testing in the Pearson VUE Test Center at the Hartford Public Library's West Middle campus on Tuesdays and Wednesdays by... more
Proctored testing in the Pearson VUE Test Center at the Hartford Public Library's West Middle campus on Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment only.

Wed, Mar 06, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Children's Area
¡REACH Concurso! - ¡Taller de escritura!

Wed, Mar 06, 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 jewelry out of perler... more
Join Ms. Fe at the Barbour branch to unlock your inner creativity with a fun weekly craft! Today we will be making jewelry out of perler beads.

Wed, Mar 06, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 140
English classes for adult students

Wed, Mar 06, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Downtown Branch
This is a six-week workshop all about podcasting taught by DJ B. Davis.
This event is full

Thu, Mar 07, 9:00am - 10:30am
Ropkins Branch
Did you know March is National Reading Month? Join us for a fun storytime, activities, and snacks. 

Thu, Mar 07, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Jigsaw puzzles promote a state of calmness and mindfulness.

Thu, Mar 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Camp Field Branch
Basic training to assist you with using your computer, smartphone, or device. Please call the Camp Field Branch at 860-695-7440 for... more
Basic training to assist you with using your computer, smartphone, or device. Please call the Camp Field Branch at 860-695-7440 for information and registration.

Thu, Mar 07, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Dwight Branch
Are you unbanked or under-banked? Do you rely on alternative financial services—such as payday loans, check cashing services, money... more
Are you unbanked or under-banked? Do you rely on alternative financial services—such as payday loans, check cashing services, money orders and pawn shop loans—to take care of your finances? Join Now!
Register

Thu, Mar 07, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Dwight Branch
Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your neighborhood library. Work with your family to complete hands-on... more
Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your neighborhood library. Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges.

Thu, Mar 07, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Albany Branch
Join us on alternating Thursdays for tween only programs and a special snack.

Thu, Mar 07, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Experience D&D magic in our workshop. Unleash creativity, master storytelling, characters, and dungeon mastering. Join for endless... more
Experience D&D magic in our workshop. Unleash creativity, master storytelling, characters, and dungeon mastering. Join for endless adventures!

Thu, Mar 07, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Using your imagination to create a unique painting on canvas or paint a pawn for a D&D game.

Thu, Mar 07, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ropkins Branch
Stop by if you need help with your school work. Children under 12 must come with their parent.

Thu, Mar 07, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Children's Area
¡REACH Concurso! - ¡Taller de escritura!

Thu, Mar 07, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Community Room
Join us for a fun-filled afternoon which consists of a nice dinner, games, and prizes. Everyone is welcome and some of the featured... more
Join us for a fun-filled afternoon which consists of a nice dinner, games, and prizes. Everyone is welcome and some of the featured games are bingo, air hockey, chess, domino, sorry, uno, nintendo...

Thu, Mar 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Barbour Branch
Join RSCO at Barbour for School Choice Application Assistance, art activities and snacks!

Thu, Mar 07, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Ropkins Branch
Celebrate this day with a Roll and Read activity.

Thu, Mar 07, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 141
Ready, Set, Read a diverse story, "A Crown for Corina." Make your flower crown to take home.

Thu, Mar 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Downtown Branch - Center for Contemporary Culture
Miguel Zenon

Fri, Mar 08, 11:00am - 11:30am
Barbour Branch
Join Ms. Fe at the Barbour Branch for a fun half hour of play-dough and stories!

Fri, Mar 08, 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 141
The Regional School Choice application for the 2024/2025 school year kicks off on December 4! Get information about school options for... more
The Regional School Choice application for the 2024/2025 school year kicks off on December 4! Get information about school options for your child and application assistance by appointment only.
Register

Fri, Mar 08, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Branch - X Space
Drop by the library to get some books for your child’s weekend reading and a fun activity kit.

Fri, Mar 08, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Albany Branch - Albany Branch Community Room
Come work on some puzzles and listen to relaxing music.

Fri, Mar 08, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Albany Branch
Using your imagination to create a unique painting on canvas or paint a pawn for a D&D game.

Fri, Mar 08, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Using the Meta Quest virtual reality headsets, we'll dive into various apps to create unique art and indulge in immersive experiences by... more
Using the Meta Quest virtual reality headsets, we'll dive into various apps to create unique art and indulge in immersive experiences by playing your favorite VR games.

Fri, Mar 08, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Branch
Drop by the library to get some books for your child’s weekend reading and play with the Children’s Museum robots!

Fri, Mar 08, 7:30pm - 9:15pm
Downtown Branch - Center for Contemporary Culture
The New Immigrant Experience is a powerful multimedia work inspired by the lives of "Dreamers", the almost 700,000 people currently... more
The New Immigrant Experience is a powerful multimedia work inspired by the lives of "Dreamers", the almost 700,000 people currently protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Sat, Mar 09, 9:00am - 3:30pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 2016
Learning program for high school graduates ages 18-24 providing the needed preparation to sit for the CompTIA A+ certification exams.

Sat, Mar 09, 9:30am - 3:30pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 2017
Learning program for high school graduates ages 18-24 providing the needed preparation to sit for the CompTIA A+ certification exams.

Sat, Mar 09, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 141
English classes for adult speakers of other languages

Sat, Mar 09, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 141
Tutoring in math topics for students preparing for the GED and other adult learners

Sat, Mar 09, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 140
Civics class for US citizenship applicants preparing for the naturalization interview, Oath of Allegiance, and beyond.

Sun, Mar 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Branch
Today's performance will be the Andrew Wilcox Trio featuring: Andrew Wilcox, piano; Avery Sharpe, bass and Yoron Israel, drums.

Mon, Mar 11, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Jigsaw puzzles promote a state of calmness and mindfulness.

Mon, Mar 11, 2:15pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Branch - UConn Classroom 139
Opportunity for All tutoring

Mon, Mar 11, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Experience the excitement of competitive gaming! Prepare to engage in competition, form teams, and enjoy the thrill. Join us on Xbox as... more
Experience the excitement of competitive gaming! Prepare to engage in competition, form teams, and enjoy the thrill. Join us on Xbox as we dive into Madden 23 and 2K 23.

Mon, Mar 11, 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. Ask Librarian... more
Come try out our different building kits like legos, bridge building kit and more to make your own unique creation. Ask Librarian Katryna for the challenge of the day.

Mon, Mar 11, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Experience the excitement of competitive gaming! Prepare to engage in competition, form teams, and enjoy the thrill. We’ll be playing... more
Experience the excitement of competitive gaming! Prepare to engage in competition, form teams, and enjoy the thrill. We’ll be playing Madden 23 and 2K 23 on the XBox.

Mon, Mar 11, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Design your own custom t-shirt art using Adobe Illustrator and the Cricut digital cutting machine.

Mon, Mar 11, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ropkins Branch
Stop by if you need help with your school work. Children under 12 must come with their parent.

Mon, Mar 11, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 140
English classes for adult students

Mon, Mar 11, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Downtown Branch
This is a six-week workshop all about podcasting taught by DJ B. Davis.
This event is full

Tue, Mar 12, 10:00am - 12:00pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 1114
Training for adult students toward ServSafe certifications in three areas of food industry: Food Handler, Food Manager, and/or Alcohol.

Tue, Mar 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Camp Field Branch
For children five and under. Gain early literacy skills through song, play, and two stories read by Mr. Miles

Tue, Mar 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Albany Branch
Visit the Albany library on Tuesday's for songs, stories, and early literacy tips to prepare your child for kindergarten!

Tue, Mar 12, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Jigsaw puzzles promote a state of calmness and mindfulness.

Tue, Mar 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Camp Field Branch
Treat yourself to an hour of self-care experiences to promote heart health and wellness, with Sistah Anyango, Founder/CEO of The FLYY... more
Treat yourself to an hour of self-care experiences to promote heart health and wellness, with Sistah Anyango, Founder/CEO of The FLYY Movement. For information, please call 860-695-7440.

Tue, Mar 12, 2:15pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Branch - UConn Classroom 139
Opportunity for All tutoring

Tue, Mar 12, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Craft a game either on your PC or our latest Quest 3 VR headset! Delve into the diverse facets of game design such as character... more
Craft a game either on your PC or our latest Quest 3 VR headset! Delve into the diverse facets of game design such as character creation, story, or world building.

Tue, Mar 12, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Albany Branch
Join All Hues for a workshop to help teens transition from high school to college.

Tue, Mar 12, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Design your own custom t-shirt art using Adobe Illustrator and the Cricut digital cutting machine.

Tue, Mar 12, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 2017
Learning Circles for adult students preparing to take the GED subject tests in Math, Science, Social Studies, and/or Language Arts

Tue, Mar 12, 3:30pm - 7:30pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 2016
Proctored testing in the Pearson VUE Test Center at the Hartford Public Library's West Middle campus Tuesdays and Wednesdays by... more
Proctored testing in the Pearson VUE Test Center at the Hartford Public Library's West Middle campus Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment only.

Tue, Mar 12, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Camp Field Branch
Ages 6-12 Explore the exciting world of 3-D printing with The Children’s Museum. Learn the basics of 3-D modeling and design while... more
Ages 6-12 Explore the exciting world of 3-D printing with The Children’s Museum. Learn the basics of 3-D modeling and design while working with your family to create a file to print.

Tue, Mar 12, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ropkins Branch
Stop by if you need help with your school work. Children under 12 must come with their parent.

Tue, Mar 12, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Park Street Library @ The Lyric
Join us to celebrate Women Soccer Stars with games and giveaways! Get information about School Choice options and application assistance... more
Join us to celebrate Women Soccer Stars with games and giveaways! Get information about School Choice options and application assistance for the 2024/2025 school year.

Tue, Mar 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Barbour Branch
Feeling hungry? Drop by the Barbour Branch to create your own fruit and yogurt parfait cup!

Tue, Mar 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
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.

Tue, Mar 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Join us for School Choice application assistance, art activities and snacks!

Tue, Mar 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Youth Art Month: School Choice Application Assistance Art Activities and Snacks

Wed, Mar 13, 8:30am - 4:00pm
Albany Branch - Albany Branch Community Room
The successful completion of this one-day program will qualify candidates to apply for a Security Officer ID card issued by the State of... more
The successful completion of this one-day program will qualify candidates to apply for a Security Officer ID card issued by the State of CT Dept. of Emergency Services & Public Protection.
Register

Wed, Mar 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Albany Branch
Provide basic technology training with any of your PC or Android devices, for your everyday use.

Wed, Mar 13, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Jigsaw puzzles promote a state of calmness and mindfulness.

Wed, Mar 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Learn to use use your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Wed, Mar 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Dwight Branch
Please Join us at the Dwight Branch and meet Nutritionist Lindsey, who will cook a healthy GREEN recipe. Cooking Demo & Tasting!... more
Please Join us at the Dwight Branch and meet Nutritionist Lindsey, who will cook a healthy GREEN recipe. Cooking Demo & Tasting! Registration Required

Wed, Mar 13, 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 141
The Regional School Choice application for the 2024/2025 school year kicks off on December 4! Get information about school options for... more
The Regional School Choice application for the 2024/2025 school year kicks off on December 4! Get information about school options for your child and application assistance by appointment only.
Register

Wed, Mar 13, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Barbour Branch
Each week we will do a different creative activity (painting, flower arranging, and/or writing) to learn and practice a different... more
Each week we will do a different creative activity (painting, flower arranging, and/or writing) to learn and practice a different science based rewirement exercise to promote well being for us.

Wed, Mar 13, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Branch - UConn Classroom 139
Next Steps after-school program for teen English learners

Wed, Mar 13, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Experience the excitement of competitive gaming! Prepare to engage in competition, form teams, and enjoy the thrill. Join us on Xbox as... more
Experience the excitement of competitive gaming! Prepare to engage in competition, form teams, and enjoy the thrill. Join us on Xbox as we dive into Madden 23 and 2K 23.

Wed, Mar 13, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Dive into music creation! Explore recording tricks, unleash creativity, and craft awesome tracks.

Wed, Mar 13, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 1114
Training for adult students toward ServSafe certifications in three areas of food industry: Food Handler, Food Manager, and/or Alcohol.

Wed, Mar 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Albany Branch
Release your inner artist with a variety of arts and crafts programs on Wednesdays @ the Albany branch.

Wed, Mar 13, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Experience the excitement of competitive gaming! Prepare to engage in competition, form teams, and enjoy the thrill. We’ll be playing... more
Experience the excitement of competitive gaming! Prepare to engage in competition, form teams, and enjoy the thrill. We’ll be playing Madden 23 and 2K 23 on the XBox.

Wed, Mar 13, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Design your own custom t-shirt art using Adobe Illustrator and the Cricut digital cutting machine.

Wed, Mar 13, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 2017
Learning Circles for adult students preparing to take the GED subject tests in Math, Science, Social Studies, and/or Language Arts

Wed, Mar 13, 3:30pm - 7:30pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 2016
Proctored testing in the Pearson VUE Test Center at the Hartford Public Library's West Middle campus on Tuesdays and Wednesdays by... more
Proctored testing in the Pearson VUE Test Center at the Hartford Public Library's West Middle campus on Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment only.

Wed, Mar 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ropkins Branch
Stop by if you need help with your school work. Children under 12 must come with their parent.

Wed, Mar 13, 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 best friend bracelets.

Wed, Mar 13, 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 140
Join Ms. Katherine to celebrate St Patrick's Day with stories and a scavenger hunt. Find the pot of gold and win a prize!

Wed, Mar 13, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Branch
English classes for adult students

Wed, Mar 13, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Downtown Branch
This is a six-week workshop all about podcasting taught by DJ B. Davis.
This event is full

Thu, Mar 14, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Create something that combines different art mediums in surprising new ways!

Thu, Mar 14, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Jigsaw puzzles promote a state of calmness and mindfulness.

Thu, Mar 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Camp Field Branch
Basic training to assist you with using your computer, smartphone, or device. Please call the Camp Field Branch at 860-695-7440 for... more
Basic training to assist you with using your computer, smartphone, or device. Please call the Camp Field Branch at 860-695-7440 for information and registration.

Thu, Mar 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Albany Branch
Discover tranquility in our Adult Craft Club as we delve into the therapeutic art of Mandala Dot Painting on stones. Let creativity flow... more
Discover tranquility in our Adult Craft Club as we delve into the therapeutic art of Mandala Dot Painting on stones. Let creativity flow and stress melt away in this serene crafting experience."

Thu, Mar 14, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Dwight Branch
Are you unbanked or under-banked? Do you rely on alternative financial services—such as payday loans, check cashing services, money... more
Are you unbanked or under-banked? Do you rely on alternative financial services—such as payday loans, check cashing services, money orders and pawn shop loans—to take care of your finances? Join Now!
Register

Thu, Mar 14, 2:15pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Branch - UConn Classroom 139
Opportunity for All tutoring

Thu, Mar 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Albany Branch
Learn coding with different kinds of cool robots, like ozobots and bee bots.

Thu, Mar 14, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Experience D&D magic in our workshop. Unleash creativity, master storytelling, characters, and dungeon mastering. Join for endless... more
Experience D&D magic in our workshop. Unleash creativity, master storytelling, characters, and dungeon mastering. Join for endless adventures!

Thu, Mar 14, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Design your own custom t-shirt art using Adobe Illustrator and the Cricut digital cutting machine.

Thu, Mar 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Barbour Branch
Come for a free bag of groceries. Helpful information is regularly tabled by various organizations.

Thu, Mar 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ropkins Branch
Stop by if you need help with your school work. Children under 12 must come with their parent.

Thu, Mar 14, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Community Room
Join us for a fun-filled afternoon which consists of a nice dinner, games, and prizes. Everyone is welcome and some of the featured... more
Join us for a fun-filled afternoon which consists of a nice dinner, games, and prizes. Everyone is welcome and some of the featured games are bingo, air hockey, chess, domino, sorry, uno, nintendo...

Thu, Mar 14, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Barbour Branch
Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your neighborhood library. Work with your family to complete hands-on... more
Learn to code and program a robot with The Children’s Museum at your neighborhood library. Work with your family to complete hands-on coding challenges.

Thu, Mar 14, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 141
Join us to create the solar system in order of gravitational force.

Canceled
Fri, Mar 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Albany Branch
Visit Albany on alternating Friday's for Sensory Storytime. This program was specifically created for kids on the autism spectrum. Reach... more
Visit Albany on alternating Friday'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.

Fri, Mar 15, 11:00am - 11:30am
Barbour Branch
Join Ms. Fe at the Barbour Branch for a fun half hour of play-dough and stories!

Fri, Mar 15, 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 141
The Regional School Choice application for the 2024/2025 school year kicks off on December 4! Get information about school options for... more
The Regional School Choice application for the 2024/2025 school year kicks off on December 4! Get information about school options for your child and application assistance by appointment only.
Register

Fri, Mar 15, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Branch - X Space
Drop by the library to get some books for your child’s weekend reading and a fun activity kit.

Fri, Mar 15, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Albany Branch - Albany Branch Community Room
Play some Jenga with Ms. April and learn more about each other.

Fri, Mar 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Albany Branch
Design your own custom t-shirt art using Adobe Illustrator and the Cricut digital cutting machine.

Fri, Mar 15, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Using the Meta Quest virtual reality headsets, we'll dive into various apps to create unique art and indulge in immersive experiences by... more
Using the Meta Quest virtual reality headsets, we'll dive into various apps to create unique art and indulge in immersive experiences by playing your favorite VR games.

Sat, Mar 16, 9:00am - 3:30pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 2016
Learning program for high school graduates ages 18-24 providing the needed preparation to sit for the CompTIA A+ certification exams.

Sat, Mar 16, 9:30am - 3:30pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 2017
Learning program for high school graduates ages 18-24 providing the needed preparation to sit for the CompTIA A+ certification exams.

Sat, Mar 16, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 141
English classes for adult speakers of other languages

Sat, Mar 16, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 141
Tutoring in math topics for students preparing for the GED and other adult learners

Sat, Mar 16, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 140
Civics class for US citizenship applicants preparing for the naturalization interview, Oath of Allegiance, and beyond.

Sat, Mar 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Albany Branch
Join us for School Choice application assistance, art activities and snacks!

Sat, Mar 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Albany Branch
Join us at the Albany branch for some fun art activities and School Choice application assistance.

Sun, Mar 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Branch
Today's performance will be Nicole Zuraitis featuring: Nicole Zuraitis, voice/piano; Dan Pugach, drums; Idan Morim, guitar and Sam... more
Today's performance will be Nicole Zuraitis featuring: Nicole Zuraitis, voice/piano; Dan Pugach, drums; Idan Morim, guitar and Sam Weber, bass.

Mon, Mar 18, 2:00am - 3:30pm
Barbour Branch
Join us to create a beautiful beaded bracelet. If interested, please call Irene to register, 860-685-7401.

Mon, Mar 18, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Jigsaw puzzles promote a state of calmness and mindfulness.

Mon, Mar 18, 2:15pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Branch - UConn Classroom 139
Opportunity for All tutoring

Mon, Mar 18, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Experience the excitement of competitive gaming! Prepare to engage in competition, form teams, and enjoy the thrill. Join us on Xbox as... more
Experience the excitement of competitive gaming! Prepare to engage in competition, form teams, and enjoy the thrill. Join us on Xbox as we dive into Madden 23 and 2K 23.

Mon, Mar 18, 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. Ask Librarian... more
Come try out our different building kits like legos, bridge building kit and more to make your own unique creation. Ask Librarian Katryna for the challenge of the day.

Mon, Mar 18, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Experience the excitement of competitive gaming! Prepare to engage in competition, form teams, and enjoy the thrill. We’ll be playing... more
Experience the excitement of competitive gaming! Prepare to engage in competition, form teams, and enjoy the thrill. We’ll be playing Madden 23 and 2K 23 on the XBox.

Mon, Mar 18, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Fun Easter crafts/events for all to enjoy!

Mon, Mar 18, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch - Albany Branch Community Room
Learn to code and program a robot with The Children's Museum. Work with your family or friends to complete hands-on coding challenges.

Mon, Mar 18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ropkins Branch
Stop by if you need help with your school work. Children under 12 must come with their parent.

Mon, Mar 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Camp Field Branch
Celebrate the new season through a craft celebrating spring!

Mon, Mar 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Camp Field Branch
Join a conversation with author Djuly Fleurant about generational trauma, overall mental well-being, and self-reflection to foster and... more
Join a conversation with author Djuly Fleurant about generational trauma, overall mental well-being, and self-reflection to foster and facilitate personal growth. For information, call 860-695-7440.

Mon, Mar 18, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 140
English classes for adult students

Mon, Mar 18, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Downtown Branch
This is a six-week workshop all about podcasting taught by DJ B. Davis.
This event is full

Tue, Mar 19, 9:30am - 10:00am
South Church - 277 Main Street, entrance at back of church
Join Ms. Katherine for rhymes, fingerplays, songs and stories.

Tue, Mar 19, 9:30am - 10:15am
Ropkins Branch
Explore the World of Books and Music & Movement Storytime with Ms. Linda

Tue, Mar 19, 10:00am - 12:00pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 1114
Training for adult students toward ServSafe certifications in three areas of food industry: Food Handler, Food Manager, and/or Alcohol.

Tue, Mar 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Albany Branch
Visit the Albany library on Tuesday's for songs, stories, and early literacy tips to prepare your child for kindergarten!

Tue, Mar 19, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Jigsaw puzzles promote a state of calmness and mindfulness.

Tue, Mar 19, 2:15pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Branch - UConn Classroom 139
Opportunity for All tutoring

Tue, Mar 19, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Craft a game either on your PC or our latest Quest 3 VR headset! Delve into the diverse facets of game design such as character... more
Craft a game either on your PC or our latest Quest 3 VR headset! Delve into the diverse facets of game design such as character creation, story, or world building.

Tue, Mar 19, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Fun Easter crafts/events for all to enjoy!

Tue, Mar 19, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 2017
Learning Circles for adult students preparing to take the GED subject tests in Math, Science, Social Studies, and/or Language Arts

Tue, Mar 19, 3:30pm - 7:30pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 2016
Proctored testing in the Pearson VUE Test Center at the Hartford Public Library's West Middle campus Tuesdays and Wednesdays by... more
Proctored testing in the Pearson VUE Test Center at the Hartford Public Library's West Middle campus Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment only.

Tue, Mar 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ropkins Branch
Stop by if you need help with your school work. Children under 12 must come with their parent.

Tue, Mar 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Barbour Branch
Join Ms. Fe at the Barbour branch for a fun afternoon of virtual reality!

Tue, Mar 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
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, Mar 20, 10:00am - 11:00am
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Children's Area
Storytime & Art - every time is a different activity & book! But the fun never ends!

Wed, Mar 20, 10:00am - 11:00am
Albany Branch
Provide basic technology training with any of your PC or Android devices, for your everyday use.

Wed, Mar 20, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Jigsaw puzzles promote a state of calmness and mindfulness.

Canceled
Wed, Mar 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Learn to use use your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Wed, Mar 20, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Downtown Branch - UConn Classroom 139
Next Steps after-school program for teen English learners

Wed, Mar 20, 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 141
The Regional School Choice application for the 2024/2025 school year kicks off on December 4! Get information about school options for... more
The Regional School Choice application for the 2024/2025 school year kicks off on December 4! Get information about school options for your child and application assistance by appointment only.

Wed, Mar 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Branch - Center for Contemporary Culture
Join us to celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colors, with music, food, and stories! Get information about School Choice options and... more
Join us to celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colors, with music, food, and stories! Get information about School Choice options and application assistance for the 2024/2025 school year.

Wed, Mar 20, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Barbour Branch
Each week we will do a different creative activity (painting, flower arranging, and/or writing) to learn and practice a different... more
Each week we will do a different creative activity (painting, flower arranging, and/or writing) to learn and practice a different science based rewirement exercise to promote well being for us.

Wed, Mar 20, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Community Room
Join us for fun family time with dinner & a movie!

Wed, Mar 20, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Experience the excitement of competitive gaming! Prepare to engage in competition, form teams, and enjoy the thrill. Join us on Xbox as... more
Experience the excitement of competitive gaming! Prepare to engage in competition, form teams, and enjoy the thrill. Join us on Xbox as we dive into Madden 23 and 2K 23.

Wed, Mar 20, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Dive into music creation! Explore recording tricks, unleash creativity, and craft awesome tracks.

Wed, Mar 20, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 1114
Training for adult students toward ServSafe certifications in three areas of food industry: Food Handler, Food Manager, and/or Alcohol.

Wed, Mar 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Albany Branch
Release your inner artist with a variety of arts and crafts programs on Wednesdays @ the Albany branch.

Wed, Mar 20, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Experience the excitement of competitive gaming! Prepare to engage in competition, form teams, and enjoy the thrill. We’ll be playing... more
Experience the excitement of competitive gaming! Prepare to engage in competition, form teams, and enjoy the thrill. We’ll be playing Madden 23 and 2K 23 on the XBox.

Wed, Mar 20, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Fun Easter crafts/events for all to enjoy!

Wed, Mar 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Stop by if you need help with your school work. Children under 12 must come with their parent.

Wed, Mar 20, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Camp Field Branch
Watch a movie with your family and receive information about and help with the school choice application.

Wed, Mar 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Stop by and explore one of the s.t.e.m activities of the day.

Wed, Mar 20, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 2017
Learning Circles for adult students preparing to take the GED subject tests in Math, Science, Social Studies, and/or Language Arts

Wed, Mar 20, 3:30pm - 7:30pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 2016
Proctored testing in the Pearson VUE Test Center at the Hartford Public Library's West Middle campus on Tuesdays and Wednesdays by... more
Proctored testing in the Pearson VUE Test Center at the Hartford Public Library's West Middle campus on Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment only.

Wed, Mar 20, 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 bingo!

Wed, Mar 20, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 140
English classes for adult students

Wed, Mar 20, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Downtown Branch
This is a six-week workshop all about podcasting taught by DJ B. Davis.
This event is full

Thu, Mar 21, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Ropkins Branch
Jigsaw puzzles promote a state of calmness and mindfulness.

Thu, Mar 21, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Dwight Branch
Are you unbanked or under-banked? Do you rely on alternative financial services—such as payday loans, check cashing services, money... more
Are you unbanked or under-banked? Do you rely on alternative financial services—such as payday loans, check cashing services, money orders and pawn shop loans—to take care of your finances? Join Now!
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Thu, Mar 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Barbour Branch
Get your computer and smart phone questions answered. Computer training to earn a certificate is also available. If interested, please... more
Get your computer and smart phone questions answered. Computer training to earn a certificate is also available. If interested, please call Irene to register, 860-695-7401.

Thu, Mar 21, 2:15pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Branch - UConn Classroom 139
Opportunity for All tutoring

Thu, Mar 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Albany Branch
Join us on alternating Thursdays for tween only programs and a special snack.

Thu, Mar 21, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Experience D&D magic in our workshop. Unleash creativity, master storytelling, characters, and dungeon mastering. Join for endless... more
Experience D&D magic in our workshop. Unleash creativity, master storytelling, characters, and dungeon mastering. Join for endless adventures!

Thu, Mar 21, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Fun Easter crafts/events for all to enjoy!

Thu, Mar 21, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ropkins Branch
Stop by if you need help with your school work. Children under 12 must come with their parent.

Thu, Mar 21, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Dwight Branch
Join us to play with some of the library's fun STEM kits! Get information about School Choice options and application assistance for... more
Join us to play with some of the library's fun STEM kits! Get information about School Choice options and application assistance for the 2024/2025 school year.

Thu, Mar 21, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Park Street Library @ The Lyric - Park Branch Community Room
Join us for a fun-filled afternoon which consists of a nice dinner, games, and prizes. Everyone is welcome and some of the featured... more
Join us for a fun-filled afternoon which consists of a nice dinner, games, and prizes. Everyone is welcome and some of the featured games are bingo, air hockey, chess, domino, sorry, uno, nintendo...

Thu, Mar 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Barbour Branch
Calling all teens! Come to the Barbour branch and make your own jar of hot cocoa powder with different yummy toppings!

Fri, Mar 22, 11:00am - 11:30am
Barbour Branch
Join Ms. Fe at the Barbour Branch for a fun half hour of play-dough and stories!

Fri, Mar 22, 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 141
The Regional School Choice application for the 2024/2025 school year kicks off on December 4! Get information about school options for... more
The Regional School Choice application for the 2024/2025 school year kicks off on December 4! Get information about school options for your child and application assistance by appointment only.

Fri, Mar 22, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Branch - X Space
Drop by the library to get some books for your child’s weekend reading and a fun activity kit.

Fri, Mar 22, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Albany Branch
Play some board/card games of your choice with your friends.

Fri, Mar 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Albany Branch
Fun Easter crafts/events for all to enjoy!

Fri, Mar 22, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch
Using the Meta Quest virtual reality headsets, we'll dive into various apps to create unique art and indulge in immersive experiences by... more
Using the Meta Quest virtual reality headsets, we'll dive into various apps to create unique art and indulge in immersive experiences by playing your favorite VR games.

Fri, Mar 22, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Albany Branch - Albany Branch Community Room
Learn to code and program a robot with The Children's Museum. Work with your family or friends to complete hands-on coding challenges.

Sat, Mar 23, 9:00am - 3:30pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 2016
Learning program for high school graduates ages 18-24 providing the needed preparation to sit for the CompTIA A+ certification exams.

Sat, Mar 23, 9:30am - 3:30pm
West Middle School Branch - Classroom 2017
Learning program for high school graduates ages 18-24 providing the needed preparation to sit for the CompTIA A+ certification exams.

Sat, Mar 23, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 141
English classes for adult speakers of other languages

Sat, Mar 23, 10:30am - 11:30am
Albany Branch
Join us for games and activities to allow time for young children to interact with their peers and guardians to chat with each other.

Sat, Mar 23, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 141
Tutoring in math topics for students preparing for the GED and other adult learners

Sat, Mar 23, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Branch - Classroom 140
Civics class for US citizenship applicants preparing for the naturalization interview, Oath of Allegiance, and beyond.

Sun, Mar 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Join our virtual book club for new and exciting readsRegister

Sun, Mar 24, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Branch - Center for Contemporary Culture
Today's performance will be the Matt DeChamplain Quartet featuring Matt DeChamplain, piano Jason Anick, violin Eduardo Belo, bass... more
Today's performance will be the Matt DeChamplain Quartet featuring Matt DeChamplain, piano Jason Anick, violin Eduardo Belo, bass and Matt Munisteri, guitar