Upcoming Events

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Wild Women Coffee Tasting (NWL)

July 24, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Description:
This coffee program focuses on four main topics—growing, roasting and expressing coffee, and reading coffee labels to identify responsibly sourced beans.  It will finish with a “cupping;” a lively tasting session where a variety of beans and roa...
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Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library BOARD ROOM
Age Group: Adult, Teen
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Description:
THE POETRY OF TREES with Roderick Waterman. Poetry is inspired by many sources, but the impact of nature on the poetic imagination is perhaps a greater influence than any other (except, perhaps, for those old chestnuts love and romance). There are, t...

Connecticut Icons (NWL)

August 8, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 72
Description:
As editor of Connecticut Magazine from 1989-2013, Charles Monagan spent years discovering and describing the people, places and things that make up the character of his home state. While there, he wrote a “Connecticut Icons” page every...
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Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 47
Description:
With four centuries of human habitation, Hartford is rich in architectural evidence. Every generation left its mark on this highly image-conscious city. This lecture explores Hartford's architectural grandeur from the 17th century to today, from its ...

White House Memories (NWL)

August 22, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 65
Description:
Alan DeValerio is a former White House butler and he's coming to West Hartford! He'll give you the inside details about all the preparations involved in White House entertaining. Not only will he relate his first-hand experiences with history, but he...

Social Security Program (NWL)

September 4, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 80
Description:
Retirement is one of the most important life events many of us will ever experience. When to collect Social Security may be the single most important decision you make in context of planning your retirement.   This is a great opportunity...

Immigration Policies (NWL)

September 11, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 80
Description:
Philip Mayer, professor at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, will be giving a program regarding immigration policies. Mayer will be focusing on the illegal and legal aspects of the countries that people are coming from and why. He will also ...

Improving Your Life Through Meditation (NWL)

September 17, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 80
Description:
Meditation can bring about a sense of calm and balance that benefits both your emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. It is easy to learn and can have many lasting and beneficial effects. After you meditate the benefits don’t end when your ses...

One World Lecture Series: Prof. Ian Shapiro (NWL)

September 19, 2019
7:00pm - 8:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 69
Description:
ONE WORLD LECTURE: "Democratic Competition: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" SUMMARY STATEMENT: Why are so many people are alienated from politics? Why do the often-tried remedies only make the problem worse? And what sorts of reforms would be bet...

Titanic: The Connecticut Connections (NWL)

September 24, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 80
Description:
When the Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, there were 33 passengers onboard with Connecticut connections. This presentation focuses on the story of the ship itself as well as those passengers on it with interesting stories, especially those with Connec...

Trees of West Hartford - Trees in Art (NWL)

September 26, 2019
7:00pm - 8:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult, Tween, Teen
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop, Arts/Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 60
Description:
More details as they become available... How trees have been depicted by artists over time with examples (slides) from the permanent collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford. This program is made possible with generous fundi...

Chocolate Workshop (NWL)

September 28, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Description:
Program highlighting chocolate entrepreneurs, the history of how chocolate is made and where it comes from, fun chocolate trivia and make and take chocolate creations using various techniques of dipping, decorating, and combing. Demonstration and use...

Adios, Coco Chanel! DIY Herbal Perfume (NWL)

September 28, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Description:
Ditch your store-bought perfume! Most contain dozens of chemicals that do not have to be disclosed on the label. Join the mother/daughter Grounded Goodwife duo to experiment with base fragrances, mid-tones, and top notes. Create your signature scent,...

Chocolate Workshop (NWL)

September 28, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 38
Description:
A fun, educational talk highlighting the history and health benefits of tea and dark chocolate (cacao) with insights from my commercially licensed chocolatier background. We will discuss how to brew a proper cuppa and the tenants of the Tea Ceremony....

Books That Shook The World (NWL)

October 3, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 80
Description:
Throughout the millennia of human history, we have, as a civilized species, been periodically reminded that "the pen is mightier than the sword." Case in point: The book. As a physical object, it is small—at least as compared to a tank or battleship ...
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Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Description:
SATURDAY 10:30am. WALKING TOUR of the Trees of West Hartford with arborist John Kehoe. Approximately 2 hours. Walkers meet on the front lawn between West Hartford Public Library (20 South Main Street) and First Church (12 South Main Street). ...
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Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Discussion Group, Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 58
Description:
ONE WORLD LECTURE: "Feeling the Difference: Islamophobia and the Emotions of Intolerance in US History" SUMMARY STATEMENT: Contemporary Islamophobia and anti-immigrant sentiment relies as much on negative emotions as they do on adverse i...

Soul on Soul: The Blues of Mary Lou Williams (NWL)

October 16, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 80
Description:
Jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams was a pioneer in the evolution of jazz whose development as an artist was profoundly influenced by both modern and traditional blues. In this presentation, bassist Brian Torff, who played with Ms. Williams will analyze ...
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Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult, Teen
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 59
Description:
Established in 1985, the Notable Trees project collects and distributes information about Connecticut's largest and most historic trees, both native and introduced. Frank Kaputa will share the history of the project, along with details rega...

One World Lecture with Prof. Marlyse Duguid (NWL)

November 18, 2019
7:00pm - 8:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult, Teen
Program Type: Discussion Group, Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 58
Description:
ONE WORLD LECTURE: The Not-So-Secret Life of Trees SUMMARY STATEMENT: People have always been fascinated by the idea that trees can be more than just static members of the landscape. This theme repeatedly emerges in pop-culture and is present...