Fall Programs


 Summer Reading Winners Announced Soon!

Zombie Makeup Workshop

Thursday, October 18 6:30-7:30PM

Noah Webster Library Story Time Room

Grades 6-12: Get ready for Halloween with a special workshop on makeup fx from Decimated Designs! This class will cover the do's and don'ts of effects makeup, hygiene, how to get started, how pros make monsters come to life, and tricks teens can use at home to improve their makeup skills. Sign up online or by contacting the teen department at 860-561-6996.

  Changing Ways Book Launch with Local Teen Author Julia Tannenbaum

Saturday, November 3 3-4PM

Noah Webster Library Meeting Room

Debut author Julia Tannenbaum discusses her book, shares her story of overcoming mental illness, and talks about how writing changed her life.

New contemporary YA novel Changing Ways tells the all-too familiar story of Grace Edwards; a sixteen-year-old who spirals into mental illness and must travel the tough road to recovery with the help of friends, family, and those like her that she meets along the way. 

Registration is requested. Sign up online or by contacting the Teen Department at 860-561-6996.

How to Write a Novel in a Month: Getting Started with NaNoWriMo

Wednesday, October 10 7-8PM

Noah Webster Library Meeting Room

Ages 13+: To kick off National Novel Writing Month (November 1-30) Noah Webster Library is hosting How to Write a Novel in a Month: Getting Started with NaNoWriMo on October 10 at 7PM with our municipal liaisons, Kat Seelig and Erin Chaffee. They will provide information on how to participate in NaNoWriMo, share some basic novel-writing tips, and do some Q&A. Please register here or by calling 860-561-6996. Open to all levels of experience-newbies to seasoned writers!

  National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Come Write In Sessions

Thursday Evenings 5:30-8PM

Saturday Mornings 10-2PM

Noah Webster Library Meeting Room

Ages 13+: Writers participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) are invited to work on their novels in a supportive environment (with plenty of outlets and writing resources) and enter to win fun NaNoWriMo prizes! Light snacks are encouraged at CWI sessions.

2018 Come Write In Dates

Thursdays: November 1, 8, 15 & 29 5:30-8PM NWL Gallery

Saturdays: November 3, 10, 17 & 24 10-2PM NWL Gallery

These are drop-in events and registration is not required.

  Anime Daisuki Club

5:30 - 6:30 pm
Open to grades 6-8

By popular demand, WHPL is offering an anime club just for middle school students! Come to this new monthly group to watch popular shonen and shujo anime and do fun activities like candy sushi, cosplay, manga drawing and more. Lead by our teen room assistant and anime fan, Megan. Register online or call the Teen Department at 860-561-6996.


Wednesday, September 26 NWL

Wednesday, October 24 @ FAXON BRANCH!

Wednesday, November 28 NWL

Anime Club

5:30 - 8:00 pm
Open to college-aged students
Meets in Noah Webster Library Board Roomunless otherwise noted* 

Do you love reading manga and watching anime? Then come to the WHPL Anime/Manga club as we screen and discuss our favorite series. Upcoming dates:

September 20 (Board Room)

October 4

October 18 (Meeting Room)

November 1 (Meeting Room)

November 15 (Meeting Room)

Need more information? Contact kkarp@westhartfordCT.gov or cgriffith@westhartfordCT.gov.

Minecraft Server Applications Available 

Open to grades 3-12 

Applications for the West Hartford Libraries Minecraft server are now available for 2018-2019. Teens who would like to be whitelisted are encouraged to submit the following form via e-mail to kkarp@westhartfordCT.gov or in person to the Noah Webster Library Teen Room.

Questions? Call the Teen Room at 860-561-6996.

Need more information on summer reading? Visit the teen room or contact the teen department at 860-561-6996 or kkarp@westhartfordCT.gov.