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Wednesday, December 28

2022 Staff Picks

We asked staff to share their favorite books and movies they enjoyed this year. Here's what they recommend!

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Gynecological Cancers-How to Cope When Facing a Diagnosis

How do you cope with a cancer diagnosis? Please join us for this interactive presentation as we learn about Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis in Black Women. Kandis Draw will discuss work being done at the National Level about Ovarian Cancer and why this is important. Thursday, 1/5 at 6:30PM.

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West Hartford Fiction Writers

West Hartford Fiction Writers formed in 2005, with the objective of providing feedback on original fiction. The group typically meets on the second Thursday of every month. Currently, the group meets virtually on Zoom.

The next meeting for the Fiction Writers is Thursday, January 12 at 7PM.

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Children's Storytime Calendar, Winter 2023

Preschool. Have fun with music, STEAM, fingerplays, language development, stories, and so much more this winter! Download the Winter 2023 Children’s Storytime Calendar today. Registration opens on Tuesday, 1/3 at 10AM.

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Fire & Ice

Family, with children in K+. Presented by Mad Science of Western New England, be amazed as you experience some of the secrets behind Hollywood’s special effects! Thursday, 12/29 at 1:30PM and 3PM.

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Lego Club

Grades K-4. Wednesdays are for building ... Construct & Create! Let your imagination soar and come build with us. Meets at 3:30PM and is open to students in grades K to 4th with registration. Register for each date separately. Meets monthly on 2nd Wednesdays and will meet next on 1/11 & 2/8, with registration opening on 1/3 at 10AM.

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Tween Tuesdays

Grades 4-7. Tuesdays are for Tweens! Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 4pm for some baking, crafting, tech’ing, building, and much more! Each class requires registration. Tween Tuesdays meets next on 1/17 for Straw Weaving & 2/21 for Caprese Pizza snacks with registration opening on 1/3 at 10AM.

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Museum Passes

Did you know that the West Hartford Public Library has an Arts & Museum Pass program? Among the 30+ library passes, The Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library, helps Connecticut residents connect with each other, have conversations that shape our communities, and make informed decisions based on our past and present. Discover the museum's "Free First Saturday & Sunday" program, too. Find out more about the library's Arts & Museum Pass program and reserve your pass today!

All Arts & Museum Passes are generously funded by the West Hartford Library Foundation. Thank you!

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Library Closed
The West Hartford Public Library will be closed Monday, January 2 in observation of the New Year. Our website is always available 24/7 at:

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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.

Streaming Services

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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