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Thursday, August 11

Understand the World. Navigate Life.

Whether you’re managing finances, tackling tough parenting problems or simply looking to make sense of this moment, rely on original, quality journalism from The New York Times to lead the way. West Hartford cardholders can access 24-hour passes to from home by visiting our website. Complimentary onsite access for all library visitors is available automatically – simply connect to using the library’s WiFi or a library computer.
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New Home Buyer Workshop

In Person. Are you looking to purchase your first home? How do you find the right people to help you? Where do you start? This workshop will guide you through the process as a first-time homebuyer in Connecticut. Hosted by Attorney Shari Ann Madho (licensed to practice in CT, NY, and DC) and Mortgage Broker Lisa Long (licensed in CT). Wednesday, 8/17 at 6:30PM.

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To Walk About in Freedom: The Long Emancipation of Priscilla Joyner

Priscilla Joyner was born into the world of slavery in 1858 North Carolina and came of age at the dawn of emancipation. Raised by a white slave-holding woman, Joyner never knew the truth about her parentage. She grew up isolated and unsure of who she was and where she belonged—feelings that no emancipation proclamation could assuage. Tuesday, 8/23 at 6:30PM

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Circle: An Art Show

Come to the Noah Webster Library's Art Gallery to see the new art show called "Circle". The show will be on display until September 29, 2022.

Become a West Hartford Library Baby!

Calling all babies! (infant to 18 months). Stop by Noah Webster, Faxon, or Bishops Corner Library and receive a certificate on baby's first library visit, booklet of information and reading lists, and a baby bingo game. 

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Ukulele Fun for the Family

Would you like to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. Learn to tune, strum & read chords. After a short lesson, you’ll be able to play songs, too! Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of Julie's for the class. 2 classes available: on Wednesday, 8/17 at Bishops Corner at 10:30AM and at the Noah Webster Library at 2PM.

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Yo-Yo People

Yo-Yo People - fun family event at Blue Back Square! John & Rebecca Higby, who have performed their high energy show featuring Yo-Yos, Hula Hoops, and  a Unicycle in over 26 countries & hold 4 Guinness World Records, are visiting West Hartford again on Wednesday, 8/17 at 6:30PMRain date: Thursday, August 18

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Upcoming Adult Programs

Upcoming Teen Programs

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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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