Weekly Newsletter



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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