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Wednesday, July 21

The Call of Kilimanjaro

Get ready to climb 19,341 feet to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro – one of the famed Seven Summits – the roof of Africa. Based on his memoir, The Call of Kilimanjaro, author, adventurer, and TV host Jeff Belanger takes you on a breathtaking multimedia journey of Tanzania that’s spiritual, motivational, and uplifting. Tuesday, July 27 at 6:30PM.

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Homebound Services

We’re Back! Homebound services will resume on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. For more information, please click here.

A News Literacy Workshop

In this interactive workshop, explore how to be a savvy news consumer online and on social media. Participants will learn about relevant and pressing topics including the spread of misinformation and disinformation. Thursday, July 22 at 6:30PM.

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A Piet Oudolf Story: Naturalistic Landscape and Garden Designing

“A Piet Oudolf Story” is a personal introduction to the design principles of the leading naturalistic landscape & garden designer in the world, Piet Oudolf. Presenter Deborah Chud’s five years of research on Oudolf’s gardens led to her own Oudolfian garden and the only known database of his plant combinations. Her talk is part memoir, part history, and part design theory–with some practical Oudolfian “dos and don’ts” for gardeners at every level. Wednesday, 8/4 at 6:30PM.

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Would You Like to Review or Write a Screenplay?

CT Screenwriters meets virtually on Wednesday July 28 at 7:00pm. The group will be critiquing the script, "Judas and the Black Messiah," the story of Fred Hampton, Chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, and his betrayal by an FBI informant. This script was Oscar-nominated for Best Original Screenplay, 2021. For more information, please contact or click the below button.

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Learn the Nepali Language

Have you ever wanted to learn the language of Nepal? Here's your chance! Thursday mornings in August and September, the library invites Nepal native Meena Karki, education coordinator for Education for Life, to teach patrons the language of Nepali, including basic Nepali language words, greetings in Nepali, common expressions, and Nepali sentence structure. Series starts on Thursday, 8/5 at 9AM.

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Celebrate Harry Potter

Grades 4-12: Celebrate Harry Potter's Birthday Week virtually with some Kahoot! trivia! Test your knowledge against other readers. Questions and answers were written by WHPL Virtual Volunteers and cover the seven books in the original series. Top the leaderboard and you could win fun HP-themed prizes! Friday, 7/30 at 2PM

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Bring the Hoopla

Bring the Hoopla! Get into the spin of it on Friday, August 13, when we'll be hula hoopin' it at both FAXON (10:30 AM) and BISHOPS CORNER (1:00 PM). For ages 6 and up. This is an outdoor program, weather permitting. 

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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, Overdrive/Libby. Click HERE to get access.

Movies and TV Shows

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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