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


New on YouTube: Hartford Public Library’s Digital Art Tour

Embark on a virtual tour of Hartford Public Library's collection of visual art.
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ArtWalk – Expressions in Sound and Motion

Celebrating the African cultural experience and drawing attention to social themes common to all, Robertson demonstrates a sense of intimacy and empathy with the people and scenes he depicts.
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Beyond Words, The Shop at Hartford Public Library offers unique shopping experience

Our products are reflective of the treasured icons of our past and the vibrant art of the present found in our libraries.
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Sinatra and Me: The Very Good Years—Author Talk with Franz Douskey — December 10, 2015—6:00 PM

In recognition of the 100th birthday of the 'Chairman of the Board', Connecticut writer Franz Douskey recounts the decades-long relationship of Tony Consiglio, founder of Sally’s Pizza in New Haven, and Frank Sinatra.
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Beyond the Podium Science Conversation Series – December 7, 2015 at noon

“Pay Attention: Growing Up with a Diagnosis of ADHD and other Childhood Neuropsychiatric Disorders.” is the topic of the conversation with r. Jessica Lennington.
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Ready for Freedom? Life after Prison in Connecticut — November 18, 2015, 6 p.m.

Hartford Public Library presents “Ready for Freedom? Life after Prison in Connecticut”, an exploration of the challenges that incarcerated individuals face upon their release from prison and the resources available to prepare them for life “on the outside”.
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Hartford History Center Will Be Closed on Friday Nov. 6, 2015 for Staff Day

We apologize for the inconvenience. Hartford Public Library and Hartford History Center will be closed to the public on Friday, November 6, 2015. Please visit us another day. We will reopen at 1 pm on Saturday, November 7, 2015, at our regularly scheduled time.
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Voodoo Marasa (Roots and Spirits) Exhibit by Haitain Artist Pierre Sylvain – October 30 to December 18

Please join us for the opening reception of the new exhibit Voodoo Marasa (Roots and Spirits) by Haitian artist Pierre Sylvain, on Friday, October 30 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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Hartford Heroes: John B. Stewart, Jr. Talks about His Book, “Hard Climb Up the Ladder”

In July 2015, John B. Stewart Jr. was at the Hartford Public Library discussing his memoir. View a video of his conversation with Stan Simpson.
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