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Hartford Public Library thanks our community partners throughout Hartford for hosting events, classes, and programs.

Collaborative arts workshop lead by Neda Izadi of the UCONN Dodd Center for Human Rights. The workshop was held at Center Church, where The American Place (TAP) now runs adult and teen ESL classes. Photo credit: Michele Brophy.


Capital Community College generously provided classroom space for TAP's afterschool English Learner Success (ELS) program. Pictured left: a small group activity is being led by TAP's college intern, Moukhtar Mouhammed, who is a junior at the University of Saint Joseph. Moukhtar, who participated in the ELS program when he was a student at Bulkeley High School, returned to HPL to "pay it forward" and help other youth with the opportunity to achieve their dreams.

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The Baby Grand Jazz series kicked off January 15th at Center Church, where it will play every Sunday at 3 p.m. from January 8th through April 23rd. The April 30th Baby Grand Jazz will be held at the Artist Collective, adjacent to the Hartford Public Library Albany Avenue Branch. 

Photo credit: Andy Hart.


Citizenship classes are now being held at the Old Connecticut State House. Pictured above: a class which includes 21 students from all across the globe, including Ukraine, Mexico, Peru. Haiti, China, Argentina, Syria, and Togo.


Jasmin Agosto of the Hartford History Center at HPL (center) with HPL Board members Karen Taylor and Steven Harris at the opening of the Hartford Black Heroes Trail along Main Street. This new installation series, created in collaboration with the City of Hartford, honors 19 local figures who have made history.


Members of the Hartford community gathered at HPL's Albany Branch to celebrate Kwanzaa.

Thank you to Center Church, Capital Community College, the Capital Region Education Council, UConn Hartford, the Old State House, the Boys and Girls Club of Hartford, Knox, South Church, Bushnell Park Conservancy, Artist Collective and all our community partners.

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