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Wednesday, May 11

Market Corrections and How They Can Affect Your Retirement

In Person. Whether we’re working towards retirement or are already retired, market corrections & recessions can play a major role in our future success. During this presentation, we will share information that will help you understand the value of planning and staging your retirement to potentially be prepared for these events. Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30PM.

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Storytelling Event in Honor of
Gertrude Blanks

In person. Save the Date! On Thursday, 6/16, join the West Hartford Public Library as we celebrate Gertrude Blanks’ contributions to the community by keeping storytelling alive. Local residents will share their stories of life-changing experiences. More information to come soon!

Planning for Children with Special Needs - Now and in the Future

In person. There are ways to ensure your child with special needs will stay financially secure – now and later, when you’re no longer able to provide support. Join West Hartford resident and attorney, Colleen Masse, who will talk about strategies to qualify for public benefits, protect income, and put a financial plan
in place to secure your child’s future. Wednesday, 5/25 at 6:30PM.

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All CT Reads: Cemetery Boys Book Discussion

Grades 7-12: Join us on Tuesday, June 21st at 4pm for an interactive discussion about Cemetery Boys, an All CT Reads short list title for 2022. At this program, we’ll get together with teens from Bloomfield and West Hartford to talk about the book, play Kahoot! trivia, celebrate Pride Month, and snack on delicious treats!

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Alice in Wonderland

Children and their parents are invited to a mini showcase of Ballet Hartford's performance of Alice in Wonderland on Monday, 5/16 at 10:30AM. This timeless classic, set to an exciting score of music is filled with fun and colorful costumes and stellar dancing.

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Perler Beads Spinning Tops

Tuesdays are for Tweens! Join us on Tuesday, 5/17 at 4PM, to make some spinning tops with Perler Beads!

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Meet a Ballerina

Presented by the Hartt Dance Division of the Univeristy of Hartford, children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited on Monday, 5/23 at 11AM, to meet a ballerina and participate in a modified dance class! 

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Food Explorers

Let's get Cooking! On Monday, 5/23 at 4PM, cook Four Fold Quesadillas with this fun recipe which can be made either savory or sweet! Follow it up with Burrito Bowls on Thursday, 5/26 at 4PM, featuring a rice bowl which is full of delicious ingredients, perfect for a cozy dinner at home.

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Beach Cupcakes

Let's bake some tasty beach themed cupcakes! This class meets on Tuesday, 6/21 at 4:00 PM and is for students in grades 4-7.

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Library Closed on 5/12

The West Hartford Public Library will be closed on Thursday, May 12 for staff training. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Upcoming Adult Programs

Upcoming Teen Programs

Upcoming Children Programs


eBooks and eAudiobooks

Use your West Hartford library card to borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks to your computer or device through Hoopla and Overdrive/Libby. Click HERE for access.


You can stream hundreds of movies and TV shows with your library card through Hoopla, Kanopy, and Overdrive/Libby. Click HERE for access.

Online Classes

West Hartford Public Library partners with Universal Class, Learning Express, Transparent Language, and Great Courses to offer thousands of classes on a variety of subjects. Click HERE to start learning from the comfort of your own home.

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For a list of the various digital platforms and databases available to you with your West Hartford Public Library card, click HERE

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