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Wednesday, October 26

Two Billion Opinions: What We Still Don't Understand About Islam

Join author Haroon Moghul as he explains why it's been so hard for so many Americans, including American Muslims, to make sense of Islam. Tuesday, November 1 at 6:30PM.

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Take and Make Craft Kit for Adults

Register to pick up the adult craft kit for this lovely autumnal craft! The kit will include written instructions.
The Take & Make Craft Kit is made possible by the Thomas F. Kilfoil Memorial Bequest, West Hartford Library Foundation.

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Classics of Modern Short Fiction

Led by writer, editor, and professor Joseph Reynolds, this course is a unique opportunity to study a variety of seminal authors of the last two centuries by reading and discussing their short fiction in an open forum format. Discuss Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates, and Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville on Wednesday, 11/2 at 6PM.

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The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers

The West Hartford Public Library, in partnership with First Church West Hartford, presents The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers on Tuesday, 11/8 at 2:30 PM in the First Church Auditorium. This program is for families with children of all ages. Registration recommended for notification purposes.

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The Kindness Project

Our 6th Annual Kindness Project is back! In the spirit of kindness toward others, the West Hartford Public Library will help those in need by collecting donations to help the community. We are proud to donate to The West Hartford Food Pantry and Fern Street. Drop off at any West Hartford Public Library location between November 14 – December 16, 2022.

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Coffee mugs for sale for $7!

Available in lime green, orange, lemon yellow, cobalt blue, black, and white. Proceeds will go to the West Hartford Public Library Foundation to benefit the library. Available at the circulation desk at all branches.


In-person Come Write In's are happening Wednesday nights and Saturdays in November.

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Board Games & Art Cart

Grades 1-4. Bring a friend to Faxon Library for board games, cards, chess, or art creations at the Faxon Library on Tuesday, 11/8 at 10:30AM. Registration required.

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Art Afternoon at Bishops

All ages. Art Afternoon at Bishops Corner. Stop by anytime between 2-3PM on Tuesday, 11/8 to get creative. We will have a variety of art materials out for children to make their own creations. No registration required. 

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Pajama Storytime

All ages. Join us for a storytime geared towards the whole family. Pajamas encouraged but not required! Meets in the Noah Webster Story Room. No registration required. Tuesdays, 11/8 & 11/22 at 6:30PM. 

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All Things Pete the Cat!

Ages 2-5. Come celebrate National Cat Week with our favorite cat, Pete! We will read stories, sing songs, and even dance like Pete! Join us at 10:30AM on Thursday, 11/10 at Bishops Corner for a groovy good time! Registration required.

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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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