It's Farmers Market Week
We would love to see you!
Find some good books while picking up fresh fruit & vegetables.
You can say hi to HPL staff Stephen Hatch and Liz Castle at the following locations:
West End Farmers' Market
Tuesdays: 4-7pm
385 Farmington Ave

North End Farmers' Market 
Wednesdays: 10am-1pm
80 Coventry St.

Farmers' Market at Billings Forge
Thursdays: 11am-2pm
539 Broad St.
At each market you can find our Library on Wheels offering:

• Free books - all types
• Free DVD movies & documentaries
• Free magazines for art projects 
• Books in Spanish
• Books on CD
• Library card creation and renewal and much more!
Kindness Rocks 😀❤️✌️

Paint your kindness rock with a message of love and compassion. Leave your rock outside for someone to find or gift it to someone special. It’s a great way of getting creative and spreading joy!

Tues., August 10 - 2:00 pm
Albany Library (outside)
1250 Albany Ave,

Individual Art Kits available for all participants!
Caroline M. Hewins Scholarship,
2021 Applications Available Now!
Meet Our 2020 Recipient

Kellie Willis works for the St. Louis County Library system as a Youth Services Specialist and is a member of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.
Learn more about Kellie HERE

Caroline M. Hewins Scholarship is awarded annually to a promising library school student who intends to become a children’s librarian.

2021application is available until September 1st - more details and how to apply HERE
My desire is for children in under-resourced communities like my own to see a librarian who looks like them, who advocates for them, and who connects them to library materials and programs that speak to their experiences,” Kellie Willis
We've got book suggestions -
because who doesn't like food and nature..
or eating food in nature.
America's Test Kitchen

Recipes combining warm weather and fresh ingredients. The only cookbook you need in the summer.

Friendly tip: skip to page 397 and make the chocolate cream pie.

You won't be sorry,

Jane Smiley

Ambitiously conceived and stunningly written, A Thousand Acres takes on themes of truth, justice, love, and pride—and reveals the beautiful yet treacherous topography of humanity.

"Powerful and poignant."
The New York Times Book Review
Interested in these titles or others?

Check out our entire library catalog (books, films, music, etc..) HERE
Meet our newest
HPL card holder!

Gala joined Hartford Public Library this week.

She checked out the "STEM" book-bag and several books, and participated in an HPL outdoor activity on Park Street.

After she left the library. she was reading all day, and making some excellent art based on her library book.

Welcome Gala!

We look forward to your next visit!

Free Computer Network Training!
Sept.-June 2022

Includes tuition free college courses (up to 9 credits), bus tokens, & connections to the hottest job market.

Upon completion you'll receive:

· Computer networking certificate
· Paid work experience ($16 an hour)
·  An opportunity to continue college IT studies

Registration closes August 24th! For info or to register: call/text:
“I always think that things have to happen the way they do happen,
that there are so many inner and outer forces joining at every event that it becomes a kind of fate...."
― Jane Smiley, A Thousand Acres