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4/3/24Crossing the Continental Divide: Depolarizing America
3/28/24Poetry Contest
3/27/24Saving Our Planet One Food Scrap at a Time
3/24/24Strategic Plan: 2024-2028
3/20/24Author Talk: Elizabeth Slade About Montessori Schools
3/13/2460 Songs That Explain the 90’s
3/6/24DNA & Your Family Tree
3/3/24Film and Discussion: Selma
2/29/24The Power of Dreams with Dream Analyst Layne Dalfen
2/28/24Unique Eats and Eateries of Maine
2/22/24Are You A Fan of Star Trek? Come To This Virtual Program About the Klingon Language
2/14/24Author Talk: Frances Glessner Lee: “Mother of Forensic Science” in the Nutshell
2/8/24Film and Discussion: Till
2/7/24Author Talk: “Passions Released” with T’challa Williams
2/1/24Love is in the Air at the West Hartford Public Library!
1/31/24Understanding Islam
1/30/24Author Talk: “Jews in the Garden” with Judy Rakowsky
1/24/24Author Talk: So Fetch: The Making of Mean Girls and Why We’re Still So Obsessed With It
1/17/24Taking Care of Your Mental Health
1/10/24Author Talk: Mary Lowengard’s The Bucknoll Cottage Chronicles
1/3/24The Top Most Checked-Out Books at the West Hartford Public Library!
12/28/23Author Talk: Academy Award-Nominated Jena Friedman
12/21/23Author Talk: Darrell Hartman’s Battle of Ink and Ice
12/20/232023 Staff Picks
12/13/23Ancestry: Discover Your Family’s History
12/6/23Smartphone Photography for Intermediate Users Workshop
12/3/23Film and Discussion: Kyiv Independent’s Uprooted
11/29/23Multicultural Holiday Music with Guitar and Mandolin
11/21/23Estate Planning Documents: Overview and Recent Law Changes
11/15/23Your Home Is A Habitat
11/8/23Medical Cannabis 101
11/1/23Technology Courses
10/25/23Interval House Book Discussion: “Behind Closed Doors”
10/24/23Bishops Corner Movie Night
10/22/23Join Your Neighbors for a Community Conversation
10/18/23Seed Saving Workshop
10/11/23We Want to Hear From You! Strategic Planning for the Library
10/4/23Poetry Now! A Guided Reading and Discussion Group Focused on New Poetry
9/27/23Beer: Simple Ingredients with a Complex History
9/20/23New York Times Bestselling Author Colleen Cambridge
9/17/23Nick Hornby Tickets Available Tuesday, 9/19
9/14/23Poetry Contest
9/13/23West Hartford Reads author Nick Hornby will be here soon! Get your tickets next week!
9/6/23Are you ready for the upcoming solar eclipse on Saturday, October 14th?
8/30/23New York Times Access Just Got Better!
8/23/23Birds of Prey
8/16/23Backyard Birding
8/9/23Author Talk: An Unexpected Man: The Life and Times of an Erstwhile Charity Boy
8/2/23The Age of Rock 1930-1980 from Blues to Punk
7/19/23Before, During, and After the Dynasty: a New York Yankees Celebration Presentation
7/12/23Film and Discussion: Inside Prighozin’s Wagner, Russia’s Secret War Company
7/5/23West Hartford Public Library Is Now Fine-Free!
6/28/23Estate Planning Documents: Overview and Recent Law Changes
6/22/23BookWyrm Fest
6/21/23Saving Our Planet One Food Scrap At A Time
6/14/23Traditional Irish Music
6/13/23Summer Reading Challenge for Adults!
6/8/23West Hartford Public Library Selfie Contest
6/7/23Reducing Stress Through Meditation
5/31/23Gertrude Blanks Storytelling Event
5/24/23Elton John: Your Songs (The Golden Years 1970-1976)
5/17/23Author Talk with Lucy Ferriss and Ethan Rutherford
5/10/23Jedda La Rue, Performance Artist and Storyteller
5/3/23Netflix original documentary “Winter on Fire” brings you the story of Ukraine
4/26/23Boost Your Brain Health With Lifestyle and Nutrition Choices You Can Make Today!
4/19/23Assyrian Mythology With Storyteller Tom Lee
4/12/23Film & Discussion: “Putin and the Presidents”
4/5/234 Critical Components to a Successful Retirement
4/2/23Brazilian Drumming in Blue Back Square
3/29/23Author Talk: A Place Called Home With David Ambroz
3/22/23Author Talk and Performance by Sharon Ruchman
3/15/23Printmaking and the Black Female Experience
3/9/23Asian Tales and Origami
3/2/23The Swingin’ Rat Pack Years. A Tribute to Dean Martin and Pals!
2/22/23Author Talk With Lucy Ferriss and Ethan Rutherford
2/15/23Comprehensive Retirement Planning
2/8/23How To Be Italian
2/1/23The Truth About Being a Senior: A Look Into Living Communities and Estate Planning
1/25/23“Doctor, I’m Dizzy”. Getting the Best Care For a Dizzy Patient
1/18/23Coping With Mass Violence
1/15/23Adult Winter Reading Challenge
1/12/23Ten Tips to Manage Stress
12/28/222022 Staff Picks
12/21/22eBikes 101
12/14/22Author Talk: Technology, Social Media, and the Fight for Racial Justice
12/7/22The Beatles: From Liverpool to Abbey Road
11/30/22The True Story of an FBI Whistleblower
11/22/22New York Times Bestselling Author Judy L. Mandel
11/16/22The Ethics of Oral History
11/9/22Betty Crocker
11/2/22Caroline Ferriday: WWII Heroine and Main Character in “Lilac Girls”
10/26/22Two Billion Opinions: What We Still Don’t Understand About Islam
10/19/22Cooking with Fall Favorites
10/12/22Author talk with Kim Kelly, author of The Untold History of American Labor
10/5/22Don’t Hit a Paywall. Access NYT with Your Library Card.
9/29/22The New Community Center Webpage!!
9/28/22Can We Talk About Simon’s Stutter, Though? Bridgerton as a Disability Narrative
9/21/22Understanding Yourself and Others Through the Meyers-Briggs Personality Assessment
9/14/22Edible Wild Plants and Fungi of Autumn
8/31/22Coral Reef Communities with Mystic Aquarium
8/24/22Planning for Postwar: What Everyone Needs to Know About Yemen
8/17/22The Library at Your Fingertips
8/11/22Understand the World. Navigate Life.
8/3/22West Hartford Native Photographer Skip Hine
7/20/22How to Keep Long-Term Care from Becoming a Long-Term Financial Crisis
7/13/22Tech Help at the Library
7/6/22Film and Discussion: The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel
6/29/22Yoga and Stretching – Virtually!
6/22/22Heat Pump Technology – Make It Work For You!
6/15/22What We Commemorate on Juneteenth
6/14/22Adult Summer Reading Challenge
6/9/22Confronting Crisis in Syria
6/2/22The New Britain Museum of American Art’s Permanent Collection
5/31/22The Gertrude Blanks Storytelling Slam
5/25/22Consumer Reports (It’s Free With Your West Hartford Library Card!)
5/18/22Planning for Children with Special Needs – Now and in the Future
5/11/22Market Corrections and How They Can Affect Your Retirement
5/4/22White Memorial Through The Seasons
4/27/22Tove Fever: On Translating The Copenhagen Trilogy and The Trouble With Happiness
4/13/22New York Times Bestselling Author Martha Hall Kelly
4/6/22CT Fastrak Bus Information Workshop
3/30/22Painting Class: Sunflower Wine Bottle
3/23/22It’s Almost Here! West Hartford Reads! Author Gish Jen at Town Hall
3/16/22New England’s Jewish Population
3/9/22Connecticut Women Changing Democracy
3/2/22Katharine Hepburn: From Hartford to Hollywood
2/23/22Skillshare: An Online Learning Community.
2/16/22Author Talk: “From Impressed To Obsessed” with Jon Picoult
2/9/22Short Films About Black-Owned Businesses
2/2/22Justice for Ethel Rosenberg
1/26/22Virtual Tour of Jane Austen’s Home
1/19/22One-Pot Meals with Chef Chris from Metro Bis in Simsbury
1/12/22Instrument Lessons on Demand!
1/5/222021 Staff Picks
12/22/21Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500 – 1800: Wadsworth Museum
12/15/21Inner Peace This Holiday Season With Meditation
12/8/21Film and Discussion: Madan Sara
12/1/21Winter Reading Challenge
11/24/21Healthy Cooking For The Holidays
11/17/21Need a Quiet Place to Work? Try Our New Study Pod!
11/10/21Film and Discussion: Without a Whisper
11/3/21Smart Lockers Available at the Bishops Corner Library!
10/27/21Reduce Stress, Naturally
10/20/21Social Security, Simply Put
10/13/21Return of the Sea Otter
10/6/21Grow Your Business With SCORE
9/29/21The Art of Coziness
9/22/21I Have a Civil War Ancestor…Now What?
9/8/21Do Research on Your Ancestors – From Home, For Free!
9/1/21Fiber Arts Book Club
8/25/21Author Talk: The Surrogate with Lynn Katz
8/18/21Going From an Employee to an Entrepreneur
8/11/21Author Talk: Hunger and Homelessness
8/4/21A Virtual Tour of the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, MA
7/29/21A Piet Oudolf Story: Naturalistic Landscape and Garden Designing
7/21/21The Call of Kilimanjaro
7/14/21Container Gardening 101
7/7/21Ick! It’s a Tick! What To Know During Tick Season.
6/30/21What’s a Narwhal? They’re Trending!
6/23/21Hear Immigrant Stories From Around the World
6/18/21Video: Get Your Card, It’s Free! Funding Supports Special Events and More!
6/16/21The Rolling Stones
6/9/21America: We Need to Talk. Film Tackles Political Polarization.
6/2/21Great Women in Jazz, Blues, and Rock
5/26/21Meditation: A Tool to Balance Your Life
5/19/21We’re Expanding Hours at Branches! No More Browsing Appointments!
5/12/21Author Talk: MLK Jr. and the 1960 Election
4/28/21Learn More About Our Asian American & Pacific Islander Neighbors
4/21/21Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!
4/14/21Pet Therapy
4/8/21Trivia Contest – Prizes Awarded!
3/31/21How Can We Make Curbside Pickup Better?
3/24/21More FREE Movies!
3/17/21Special Announcement: Hours
3/10/21A Celebration of Women Composers
3/3/2021📝 Reboot Your Résumé!
2/24/2021Stories to Defend Democracy: A Lecture Discussion
2/17/2021Wine Not? Explore Wine in Connecticut
2/10/2021Paint Night: Birch Branches
2/3/2021Celebrating Black History Month
1/28/2021House of Blues: The Roots of American Music
1/21/2021Lessons From Apartheid: Racial Differences
1/13/2021What Magazines Are Folks Reading?
1/7/2021Lights! Camera! Checkouts!
12/30/2020Top 10 Checkouts of 2020