Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Babytime (NWL)

December 7, 2018
11:30am - 12:15pm
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Infant
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
BABYTIME No registration required! Join us for an informal weekly gathering of age appropriate toys, conversation and a brief program of finger games & music. A parent or caregiver must accompany each child. Meets on Fridays, ...

Fairytale Enchantment Storytimes

December 8, 2018
11:00am - 11:45am
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Children, Family
Program Type: Storytime, Arts/Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 47
Description:
Stories, songs, crafts, games and a visit from a princess! Saturdays, November 10, December 8 and January 5, for ages 3-6 at 11:00 am, with photo op at the end of the program.   ...

Nextgen Saturdays (NWL)

December 8, 2018
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Children's Main Floor Area
Age Group: Preschool, Tween, Teen, Family
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop, Arts/Crafts
Description:
Do you like to build with Legos? Come play with motors, gears, moving vehicles and learn some basic engineering. You might also make a friend or two! Stop by to see what you can create. Meets in the main area of the Children’s Room from 1-4 PM. No re...

Sparkly Treasures Gift Making Workshop (NWL)

December 8, 2018
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts/Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Description:
Children ages 5-10 are invited to create a Sparkly Treasure to keep for yourself or to give as a gift. Gift bags will be available. Art instructor Joan Friedman will provide instruction and materials. Parents, please plan to stay to help your ch...

Cookbook Club (NWL)

December 10, 2018
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult, Family
Program Type: Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Description:
Monday, December 10: Do you enjoy trying new recipes? Do you like tasting new things and discussing them with others? Then come to one of our Cookbook Club events! What do you need to do? Check out a copy of the cookbook of the month (see list bel...

Mother Goose on the Loose (NWL)

December 11, 2018
10:15am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Description:
MOTHER GOOSE on the LOOSE Ages 18 months-4 years, child with adult This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. Mother goose on the Loose is an early-literacy program that combines music, movement, visual literacy & ...

Mighty Builders (NWL)

December 11, 2018
11:30am - 12:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Children, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
MIGHTY BUILDERS Ages 3-5 years, child alone This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. Enjoy stories about construction, inventing and engineering. Build with Legos, blocks, create a marble run and more! A great opport...

COMPUTER COACH (FAXON)

December 11, 2018
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Faxon Branch
Room: Faxon Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Technology Class
Description:
Computer Coaches can assist with basic computer skills, email, word processing, spreadsheets, and Internet searching. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED ...

Local History Room Open (NWL)

December 11, 2018
6:00pm - 8:45pm
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Local History Room
Age Group: Adult
Description:
The Local History Room, located at the Noah Webster Library, is normally open for research on Tuesday evenings from 6PM-8:45 PM. If you are coming from a distance to do research, please call the Reference Desk at 860-561-6990 to confirm. In addition,...

Being Mindful While Parenting (NWL)

December 11, 2018
6:45pm - 7:45pm
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Description:
BEING MINDFUL WHILE PARENTING Make parenting a more mindful experience! TUESDAYS September 25, October 9 & 23, November 13 & 27 and December 11 Parenting is more enjoyable when you are calm - achieve this with mindfulness. Parenti...

Author Visit: Julie Dobrow | Book: After Emily

December 11, 2018
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult, Teen
Program Type: Author Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 88
Description:
TUESDAY— When Emily Dickinson died in 1886, she was unknown outside of a small circle of family and friends. Two women changed that. Author Julie Dobrow chronicles the lives of two of Dickinson’s earliest champions and editors in her new book, After ...

Project Linus

December 12, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library BOARD ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Arts/Crafts
Description:
Crafting for a Cause!  Stitchers of all levels are invited to drop in to our new Project Linus group on Wednesdays from 1pm - 2pm to knit/crochet/quilt in the company of others. We will be making handmade, washable blankets to be given to s...

Tech Therapy - Faxon Library

December 12, 2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Faxon Branch
Room: Faxon Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Technology Class
Description:
Our Tech Therapist will do his best to answer your questions about downloadable audiobooks, ebooks, word processing, basic spreadsheets, and presentation software and give some hands on help on a first come, first serve basis. Every Fridays 2-3 p.m....
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 73
Description:
"Reinventing Power: America's Renewable Energy Boom" is a 50 minute documentary produced by the Sierra Club. The film focuses on people in 8 states whose lives were changed by the renewable energy industry. It explores various aspects of clean energy...

Opera Talks With Jeffrey Engel (NWL)

December 13, 2018
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Performing Arts - Music/Theatre, Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 48
Description:
THURSDAY - From classics like Verdi’s Aida and Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West to the more modern Hitchcock thriller Marnie, music historian Jeffrey Engel will explore five operas of the Metropolitan Opera’s fall season in this interactive discussion...

Anime Club (NWL)

December 13, 2018
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Adult, Teen
Program Type: Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
An informal collective for college age and up, facilitated by local anime enthusiasts Jeannette Hall & Rebecca McMahon. The group focuses on pop culture programming with an emphasis on Japanese animated series, video games, and films. Meetings ar...

Teen Paint Night with Pam's Picasso's! (NWL)

December 13, 2018
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: Arts/Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Description:
Grades 6-12: Come to the library, relax, and create a winter-themed painting that you can keep for yourself or gift to someone this holiday season! Instruction and supplies are provided by Pam's Picasso's. Seats are limited and registration is requir...

WH Fiction Writers (NWL)

December 13, 2018
7:00pm - 8:45pm
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library BOARD ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Writing Group
Description:
Library-sponsored fiction writers' group for adults meets monthly on the second Thursday at 7:00PM, in the Noah Webster Library Board Room (usually), 20 S. Main Street, West Hartford. The group began in 2005, with the objective of providing feedback ...

Toddlertime (NWL)

December 14, 2018
10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Toddler
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
TODDLERTIME No registration required! Join us for an informal weekly gathering of age appropriate toys, conversation and a brief program of finger games & music. A parent or caregiver must accompany each child. Meets on Fridays&nb...

Babytime (NWL)

December 14, 2018
11:30am - 12:15pm
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Infant
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
BABYTIME No registration required! Join us for an informal weekly gathering of age appropriate toys, conversation and a brief program of finger games & music. A parent or caregiver must accompany each child. Meets on Fridays, ...

Faxon Poets at Noah Webster Library (NWL)

December 15, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library BOARD ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Writing Group
Description:
*SATURDAY* The library-sponsored Faxon Poets meet in the Noah Webster Library Board Room (20 S. Main Street) on the third Saturday of the month from 10 AM to Noon. The poets share their current work, and discuss poetry generally. The public is in...
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Performing Arts - Music/Theatre
Description:
Our neighborhood theater Playhouse on Park will visit to present a preview of their upcoming show Curious George - The Golden Meatball for children of all ages and their parents. Meet the cast. Watch scenes from the show. ...

It Really Happened in Connecticut (NWL)

December 16, 2018
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Author Event, Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 80
Description:
Witchcraft trials, a serial murderer who inspired a popular movie, and a mysterious vagabond who has intrigued people for decades are three fascinating yet true stories from the state’s past that independent historian Diana Ross McCain will recount i...

Library Board Meeting (optional)

December 17, 2018
6:00pm - 7:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library BOARD ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Description:
West Hartford Public Library Board Monthly Meeting and the public is welcome. According to Library Board rules residents or taxpayers of the town may address the Board, for not more than three minutes, by signing up at the meeting and identifying the...