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Holocaust Memorial at the Mandell JCC in West Hartford and plaster model of same sculpture. Elbert Weinberg collection, Hartford History Center, Hartford Public Library.

  • Doc Hurley's Legendary Life Now a Book (video)

    Watch as the new book on the life of legendary Hartford coach Walter “Doc” Hurley is celebrated at the Hartford Public Library with and book author Charles A. Teale, Sr., the former chief of the Hartford Fire Department...Read More..

    "Hartford Through Time" On Sale Now!

    Hartford Public Library is pleased to announce the publication of Hartford Through Time, a new release from its Hartford History Center..Read More..

    CT Fiber Art Collective Honors Romare Bearden (video)

    CtFAC has created a collection of works in textiles, fiber, mixed media and surface design celebrating and recognizing one of the greatest visual artists of the 20th century..Read More..

  • Beyond the Podium: Science Conversation Series with the Connecticut Science Center

    HPL and the Connecticut Science Center are pleased to introduce a lunchtime conversation series about science. Join us for the first discussion: “Cheap Oil: At What Cost to the Environment?”..Read More..

    Meet the HHC Advisory Committee!

    Meet the staff at the Hartford Public Library keeping Hartford’s history alive.

    March 4th Event Explores Paris Terror Attacks and Modern Issues Facing Fundamental Freedom

    The deadly January attack on the Paris magazine Charlie Hebdo has heightened passions and concerns around freedom of speech and religious sensitivity throughout the world. A March 4 event will launch a year of special programming..Read More..

  • Hartford History Center Receives National Leadership Grant

    The Institute for Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) announced Thursday that Hartford Public Library (HPL) is the recipient of its National Leadership Grant for Libraries. Selected from over 200 applicants, HPL is one of only 6 public libraries acros..Read More..

    Remarkable Women of Hartford Author Talk April 8

    Connecticut's capital has served as home to some of the most influential women in the state's history, but few know the stories of their lives and their accomplishments...Read More..

    Hartford on My Mind: Words and Images from 550 Main - An Arts & Archives Workshop

    The second in a series of Arts and Humanities Classes for Older Adults, funded by the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, will combine digital photography with poetry...Read More..