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Wednesday, June 9

Film Tackles Political Polarization

In the face of immense division and polarization in our country, join us on Wednesday, 6/16 at 1PM for a special virtual screening and interactive discussion of the new short film Purple: America, We Need To Talk. An interactive post-screening program with Associate Producer Helen Kramer will include skill-building for difficult conversations across divides.

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West Hartford READS! Returns with Gish Jen

Acclaimed author Gish Jen will visit West Hartford Town Hall on Monday, October 4 for West Hartford Reads! 2021. Her visit was originally scheduled for last fall, but we pushed it back due to the pandemic. Click HERE to watch an interview with the author and to check out her books, including her 2020 novel, The Resisters. Also stay tuned for book discussions featuring her works this summer!

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Braces, Invisalign, Retainers, and More!

Dr. Natalia Menjivar is a local orthodontist and expert in her field who will educate attendees on all aspects of orthodontics, addressing frequently asked questions about braces, Invisalign, retainers, and more! Join us on Thursday, June 10 at 6:30PM.

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'You Can't Always Get What You Want,'
but You Can Get a Stones Program

Professor of music, composer, and bassist Brian Q. Torff will present a critical overview of the Rolling Stones on Wednesday, 6/30 at 1PM. Torff will look at the Stones' complex legacy and their impact on the evolution of rock 'n' roll. From "Satisfaction" to "Street Fightin’ Man," the Rolling Stones have endured as a reflection of the good, bad, and ugly in modern times.

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Teen D&D at WHPL

Join us this summer for virtual Dungeons and Dragons programs hosted by teen volunteers. The June 12 and July 10 sessions will be D&D 3.5e (advanced, grades 9-12) and the June 26 and July 24 sessions will be 5th edition (all levels, grades 6-8). To participate, please have a pencil and paper and dice available and be ready to be challenged.

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Outdoor Story Times in June!

Join us for stories, music, and more on the front lawn of the Noah Webster Library on Friday June 11th at 11AM and Friday, June 25th at 11AM. Story Time is open to children ages 2 - 5, with registration required (children only). This event is weather permitting. When in doubt, please call 860.561.6980 on the day of the program to confirm. Please bring a beach towel or blanket — and sunscreen!

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Did You Miss the Foot Program?

On May 4, we hosted a great virtual program with Dr. Mark Lederman and Dr. Kurt Rode from West Hartford Podiatry Associates . Click HERE to watch the hourlong video of foot healing techniques.

Upcoming Adult Programs

Upcoming Teen Virtual Programs

Upcoming Children's Virtual Programs



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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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