Images of Hartford, 1865-1955, August 25 – September 30, 2015
Aug 24, 2015
Highlights include the origins of the Fuller Brush company on Park Street, the 1885 location of the Aetna Insurance Company on State Street, the Hartford Post Office on the East lawn of the Old State House and the home of poet Lydia Sigourney.
Susan Campbell Speaks at Adult Summer Learning Grand Finale — Wednesday, August 26, 2015 — 5 – 7 p.m.
Aug 20, 2015
Our Grand Finale speaker, award-winning author Susan Campbell, will inspire us to free our inner voice through writing. Light Reception begins at 5:00 pm; lecture at 5:30 pm.
Opposite Sides of the World – Connecticut to Singapore: Paintings by Janette Maxey
Aug 08, 2015
This exhibition is compares and contrasts people, places, and everyday objects in Singapore and Connecticut. This series of gouache paintings tells a story of these two places.
Beyond the Podium — A lunchtime conversation series, August 3, 2015, noon, Hartford History Center
Jul 21, 2015
The next in the series of lunchtime conversations will explore "Social Media's Complex Role in Our Lives." We will consider how we use social media and how it uses us.
Video of “Does History Matter” Program
Jun 23, 2015
On May 20, 2015, the Hartford Public Library hosted a panel discussion in conjunction with the Connecticut Forum on the topic "Does History Matter."
Hartford Heroes: Stories of the Hartford Fire Department
Jun 18, 2015
Hartford Public Library presents two local author events that recognize the history and accomplishments of the Hartford Fire Department.
Find Your Way to the Extraordinary! How to Find Books and Articles in the Catalog, on the Shelf, and Online
May 29, 2015
Calling all researchers, students or just the plain curious! Want to improve your ability to locate and use the vast resources that Hartford Public Library offers? Join us...
Large and Small – the Sculptures of David Hayes
May 29, 2015
Connecticut sculptor David Hayes worked with steel and torch to create modern abstract art that can become “whatever you interpret it to be,” using various organic and geometric forms and...
Think Beyond the Podium
May 29, 2015
Beyond the Podium is an exciting new conversation series held by a special partnership between Hartford Public Library and Connecticut Science Center.
“Weaving with Hand-Dyed Fiber” Exhibit
May 08, 2015
The Hartford Artisans Weaving Center returns to assemble another stunning display of hand-dyed fiber art. Handwoven scarves, throws, wall hangings and other original pieces are for sale.