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Babytime (NWL)

11:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Children, Infant
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Description:
BABYTIME Ages Newborn-12 Months This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. Informal gathering for conversation and play. Parent or caregiver must accompany each child. Meets on Fridays, May 13, 20, 27, June 3 & ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Glow Bubbles (NWL)

11:00am - 11:45am
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Outdoors - NWL
Age Group: Children, Preschool
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Description:
GLOW BUBBLES Ages 3-5 This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. What makes a bubble? Bubble play for everyone! Join Imagine Nation: A Museum and Early Learning Center at the Noah Webster Library for this fun work...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library BOARD ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Discussion Group
Description:
Join us on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss a book and your knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving, felting, or other yarn-related crafts. We will meet in a hybrid format (both in-person and through Zoom simultaneously). To join this...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Sunny Stories (NWL)

11:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Outdoors - NWL
Age Group: Adult, Children, Family
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
SUNNY STORIES on the Front Lawn For Families Join us on the front lawn of the Noah Webster Library for stories, music and more. Please bring a towel or blanket to sit on. Registration is not required Meets on Wednesday, June 15, Wednesday, J...
This event is in the "Teen" group.

Anime Club (Virtual)

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Description:
Grades 6-12: Anime Club is open to teens with an interest in anime, manga, cartoons, comics, video games, and other related things. Sign up online to receive the Zoom link 24 hours before the event. Questions? Contact the teen department at...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Faxon Branch
Room: Faxon Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Discussion Group, Language ESOL
Description:
The Building Connections Book Club is for West Hartford Advanced English learners who want to develop their English reading and communication skills in a diverse, inspiring, and encouraging environment. Participants will be given reading material eac...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 496
Description:
THIS PROGRAM IS A VIRTUAL-ONLY EVENT. REGISTER BELOW BY LEAVING YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO RECEIVE LOGIN AND CALL-IN INSTRUCTIONS (SENT TO YOU ONE DAY BEFORE THE PROGRAM).  Dr. Georgette Bennett recounts how she founded the Mul...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 97
Description:
This event will take place at First Church, next door to the library. Join the West Hartford Public Library as we celebrate Gertrude Blanks’ contributions to the community by keeping storytelling alive. Local residents will share their stories of ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Practice English (FX)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Faxon Branch
Room: Faxon Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Language ESOL
Description:
If you are a speaker of a language other than English and you would like to learn to practice English, please contact Pramod Pradhan, Community Engagement Librarian, at the Faxon Branch Library at (860) 561-8202. Classes are scheduled at Faxon every ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Discussion Group
Description:
The New Yorker magazine discussion group first met on May 2, 2014 at the Noah Webster Library, and has been meeting weekly ever since. Currently, the group meets virtually every Friday at 11 a.m. on Zoom. Average attendance is approximately 25 p...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Faxon Poets (Virtual)

6:30pm - 9:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Writing Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Description:
The Faxon Poets Group was formed in 2002. The group typically meets on the third Saturday of every month at Faxon Library, but the group will be meeting through Zoom until further notice. The mission of the group is to provide a space for poets to...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tween" group.

Backyard Bingo (FX)

10:15am - 11:15am
Registration
Library Branch: Faxon Branch
Room: Outdoors - FX
Age Group: Children, Tween
Program Type: Arts/Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Description:
BACKYARD BINGO Ages 5 and up This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. Please bring your own blanket at 10:15 and spread out on the lawn for a few games of bingo. Prizes will be awarded. Parents or caretakers should s...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Stomp Rockets (BC)

3:00pm - 3:45pm
Registration
Library Branch: Bishops Corner Branch
Room: Outdoors - BC
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Description:
STOMP ROCKETS Grades 2-4 This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. What is a rocket? How does it launch? Make a straw rocket with stickers. Join Imagine Nation: A Museum and Early Learning Center at the Bishops C...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tween" group.

Beach Cupcakes (NWL)

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Children, Tween
Program Type: Arts/Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Description:
Tween Tuesdays: BEACH CUPCAKES For students in grades 4-7 This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. Tuesdays are for Tweens! Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of the month for Tween Tuesdays. Let's bake some tasty beach...
This event is in the "Teen" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Description:
Grades 9-12: Join us on Tuesday, June 21st at 4pm for an interactive discussion about Cemetery Boys, an All CT Reads short list title for 2022. At this program, we’ll get together with teens from Bloomfield and West Hartford to talk about t...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
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: 87
Description:
Please note that this program is being held at the library's location, not virtually through Zoom. It is a real-life mystery told solely in superlatives - the largest art theft in world history, more than a half billion dollars worth of art ripped...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Discussion Group
Description:
THE ATLANTIC monthly magazine discussion has gone VIRTUAL. For information on how to participate via ZOOM please email the library at: atlantic@westhartfordlibrary.org. THE ATLANTIC discussion group meets on the 3rd TUESDAY most months a...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Sunny Stories (NWL)

11:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Outdoors - NWL
Age Group: Adult, Children, Family
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
SUNNY STORIES on the Front Lawn For Families Join us on the front lawn of the Noah Webster Library for stories, music and more. Please bring a towel or blanket to sit on. Registration is not required Meets on Wednesday, June 15, Wednesday, J...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tween" group.

Tween Tech (FX)

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Faxon Branch
Room: Faxon Community Room
Age Group: Children, Tween
Program Type: Arts/Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Description:
TWEEN TECH Grades 5-7 This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. See where Virtual Reality takes you with Oculus Quest2 ... A virtual game of hide and seek? Sci-fi ultimate frisbee? Tweens attend independently but an a...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Infant" group.
This event is in the "Toddler" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Tween" group.
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Lawn Games (NWL)

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Outdoors - NWL
Age Group: Children, Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Tween, Teen, Family
Program Type: Arts/Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Description:
LAWN GAMES Family This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. Space out on Noah Webster's front lawn and play corn hole, ring toss, ladder toss and more! We encourage families to play together or challenge other familie...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Faxon Branch
Room: Faxon Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Discussion Group, Language ESOL
Description:
The Building Connections Book Club is for West Hartford Advanced English learners who want to develop their English reading and communication skills in a diverse, inspiring, and encouraging environment. Participants will be given reading material eac...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 496
Description:
THIS PROGRAM IS A VIRTUAL-ONLY EVENT. REGISTER BELOW BY LEAVING YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO RECEIVE LOGIN AND CALL-IN INSTRUCTIONS (SENT TO YOU ONE DAY BEFORE THE PROGRAM).  Over the course of four years, enslaved people worked ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Toddler" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Tween" group.
This event is in the "Teen" group.

Painting Party (FX)

10:15am - 11:15am
Registration
Library Branch: Faxon Branch
Room: Outdoors - FX
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool, Tween, Teen
Program Type: Arts/Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Description:
PAINTING PARTY Ages 3 & up This program requires registration Join at any time within the hour! How many different ways can we paint during this Outdoor Art Hour? We'll use salad spinners, squirt guns, toy cars, foil, and other materials...