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


Video of “Does History Matter” Program

On May 20, 2015, the Hartford Public Library hosted a panel discussion in conjunction with the Connecticut Forum on the topic "Does History Matter."
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Hartford Heroes: Stories of the Hartford Fire Department

Hartford Public Library presents two local author events that recognize the history and accomplishments of the Hartford Fire Department.
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Find Your Way to the Extraordinary! How to Find Books and Articles in the Catalog, on the Shelf, and Online

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...
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Large and Small – the Sculptures of David Hayes

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...
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Think Beyond the Podium

Beyond the Podium is an exciting new conversation series held by a special partnership between Hartford Public Library and Connecticut Science Center.
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“Weaving with Hand-Dyed Fiber” Exhibit

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.
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Garden Club of Hartford/Keney Park Design Contest Exhibit, May 1 to August 15

The Garden Club of Hartford, in partnership with the City of Hartford, recently issued a design challenge to area landscape architecture and design students: create more beautiful and welcoming entrances to Hartford’s Keney Park. The results are now in and the prizewinning entries will be on display in the Hartford History Center.
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Shakespeare in Harlem: The Poems and Stories of Langston Hughes

Hartford Public Library presents actor and writer David Mills as Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes
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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.
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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.
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Hartford History Center, located on the third floor of the Downtown Hartford Public Library, is open Tuesday through Saturday, 1:00-5:00 p.m., and by appointment.