Events Calendar

Event Type
Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Monday, October 1st, 2018

Required
Library Branch: Bishops Corner Branch
Room: BC Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
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 &...
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
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 & ...

TIME for TWO'S (NWL)

10:15am - 11:00am
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Description:
TIME FOR TWO’S Ages 24-35 months, child with adult This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. Join us for stories, finger games, movement activities and playtime. Meets on Mondays, September 17, 24, October 1, 15, 22 &...

Mighty Builders (NWL)

11:30am - 12:15pm
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Children, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
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...

Bouncing Babies (BC)

11:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Bishops Corner Branch
Room: BC Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Infant, Toddler
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
BOUNCING BABIES Ages newborn to 18 Months, no registration required. This program features songs, rhymes, knee bounces and stories followed by group playtime! Meets on Mondays, September 17, 24, October 1, 15, 22 & 29 (no class 10/08) ...
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Toddler
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
MINI-MOVERS – PARTY LIKE a PRESCHOOLER! Ages 2-5 yrs. (child with adult), no registration required  Explore non-stop fun and interaction with your little ones through music, movement & activities. Meets on Mondays, September 17, 24, Oc...
Library Branch: Bishops Corner Branch
Room: BC Storytime Room
Description:
Our Tech Therapist will do his best to answer your questions about downloadable audiobooks, ebooks, word processing, basic spreadsheets, and presentation software, email,  and give some hands on help. Please call to register  Every Mondays...
Library Branch: Faxon Branch
Room: Faxon Community Room
Age Group: Children, Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Family
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
PRIME TIME with PIPER & MRS. BREEN Child with adult, no registration required! Drop-in for stories, songs, dancing, flannels & fingerplays! Enjoy Piper’s silliness and sneak in some creativity. Family fun! Open to all ages. Book selecti...
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Discussion Group, Performing Arts - Music/Theatre
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Description:
MONDAY - West Hartford Libraries and the Capital Classics Theatre Company team up to bring you the Shakespeare Book Club monthly. Join Capital Classics Artistic Associate and Professor of Theatre Geoffrey Sheehan in discussions of Shakespeare's great...

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
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 & ...
Required
Library Branch: Faxon Branch
Room: Faxon Community Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
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 & ...

TIME for TWO'S (NWL)

10:15am - 11:00am
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Description:
TIME FOR TWO’S Ages 24-35 months, child with adult This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. Join us for stories, finger games, movement activities and playtime. Meets on Tuesdays, September 11, 18, 28, October 2, 9 &...

Stay & Play (FX)

11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Faxon Branch
Room: Faxon Community Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
STAY & PLAY Ages 18 months & up, child with adult, No registration required An informal play time for ages 18 months and up. Have fun with building blocks, puzzles, and other age-appropriate toys. Those registered for Mother Goose ...

Mighty Builders (NWL)

11:30am - 12:15pm
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Children, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
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...

Wonderful Ones (NWL)

11:30am - 12:00pm
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Infant
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Description:
WONDERFUL ONES Ages 1 year, child with adult. This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. An energetic story time to match the energy of beginning walkers! Designed for active one-year-olds and their caregivers to enjoy...

COMPUTER COACH (FAXON)

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 ...
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,...
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 63
Description:
Tuesday, October 2 - Strategies for a Sustainable Income in Retirement, a free educational workshop, will be presented at the West Hartford Public Library, 20 South Main Street in West Hartford, on Tuesday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m. The workshop will in...
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library BOARD ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Discussion Group
Description:
Join us once a month on Tuesday evening (1st Tuesday) as we discuss stories about books and stories and those who love them. No registration necessary. Read the entire book, then show up by 7:00 pm at the Noah Webster Library, 20 South Main Street...

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
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 & ...

TIME for TWO'S (NWL)

10:15am - 11:00am
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
TIME FOR TWO’S Ages 24-35 months, child with adult This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. Join us for stories, finger games, movement activities and playtime. Meets on Tuesdays, September 12, 26, October 3, 10, 17 ...
Required
Library Branch: Bishops Corner Branch
Room: BC Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
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 & ...

Wonderful Ones (BC)

11:30am - 12:15pm
Required
Library Branch: Bishops Corner Branch
Room: BC Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Infant
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Description:
WONDERFUL ONES Ages 1 year, child with adult. This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. An energetic story time to match the energy of beginning walkers! Designed for active one-year-olds and their caregivers to enjoy...
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
STORYTIME for 3, 4 & 5’s Ages 3-5 years, child alone. This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. Join us for stories, finger games, and movement activities. Parents are not required to attend, but are always welcom...
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....

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Required
Library Branch: Faxon Branch
Room: Faxon Community Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
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 & ...

Family Storytime (BC)

10:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Bishops Corner Branch
Room: BC Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Family
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
FAMILY STORYTIME Child with adult, no registration required Join us for a drop-in storytime for the whole family. Children of all ages are welcome. This program features songs, rhymes, dancing and stories. Meets on Thursdays, September 13, 20, ...

Play, Learn, Create (NWL)

10:30am - 11:00am
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Children, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
PLAY, LEARN, CREATE Ages 3-5 years, child alone. This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. Explore interactive activities that encourage the development of early literacy skills. Meets on Thursdays, Septembe...

Stay & Play (FX)

11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Faxon Branch
Room: Faxon Community Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
STAY & PLAY Ages 18 months & up, child with adult, No registration required An informal play time for ages 18 months and up. Have fun with building blocks, puzzles, and other age-appropriate toys. Those registered for Mother Goose ...
Required
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: 62
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)

5:30pm - 8:30pm
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library BOARD 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...

Tech Therapy (NWL)

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Technology Class
Description:
Our Tech Therapist will do their 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 Thursday 5:30 ...
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Author Event, Performing Arts - Music/Theatre
Description:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 - The 2018 West Hartford READS! author is BILLY COLLINS, often referred to as "America's Poet." West Hartford READS! is a town-wide initiative encouraging everyone to read the works of one notable author. On October 4, Billy Co...

Friday, October 5th, 2018

Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Discussion Group
Description:
West Hartford Connections is a fun and energetic morning leaders' exchange group that is held the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. Attendees are given the great networking opportunity to connect with others doing business in the greater West Hartford...

Toddlertime (NWL)

10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Toddler
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
TODDLERTIME FRIDAYS July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3 & 10 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...
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library BOARD ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Description:
The New Yorker magazine discussion group meets at 11:00am on Fridays at the Noah Webster Library, 20 South Main St., in West Hartford Center. We gather in the Board Room on the uppermost level, the mezzanine. Each discussion is facilitated by a membe...

Babytime (NWL)

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, ...

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

Required
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Adult, Children, Family
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 45
Description:
Join the West Hartford Library as we march in the 20th Annual Park Road Parade.  Our theme is “Libraries Rock!” and we’ll be stepping out to appropriate music and carrying simple signs showcasing all the terrific programs and s...
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Author Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 64
Description:
This event has been cancelled. Saturday, October 6: Connecticut’s #1 morning radio personality finally pulls the mask off the myriad of myths surrounding him in this up close & personal, hysterical memoir!  Gary Craig, actor, singer and r...

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

TIME for TWO'S (NWL)

10:15am - 11:00am
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Description:
TIME FOR TWO’S Ages 24-35 months, child with adult This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. Join us for stories, finger games, movement activities and playtime. Meets on Tuesdays, September 11, 18, 28, October 2, 9 &...
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
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 & ...
Required
Library Branch: Faxon Branch
Room: Faxon Community Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
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 & ...

Stay & Play (FX)

11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Faxon Branch
Room: Faxon Community Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
STAY & PLAY Ages 18 months & up, child with adult, No registration required An informal play time for ages 18 months and up. Have fun with building blocks, puzzles, and other age-appropriate toys. Those registered for Mother Goose ...

Mighty Builders (NWL)

11:30am - 12:15pm
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Children, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
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...

Wonderful Ones (NWL)

11:30am - 12:00pm
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Infant
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Description:
WONDERFUL ONES Ages 1 year, child with adult. This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. An energetic story time to match the energy of beginning walkers! Designed for active one-year-olds and their caregivers to enjoy...

COMPUTER COACH (FAXON)

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 ...
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 open and staffed by a volunteer today. In addition, many materials from this collection may be accessed during all library hours. Please inquire at the Reference Desk. ...
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,...

Cookbook Club (NWL)

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult, Family
Program Type: Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Description:
Tuesday, October 9: 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 belo...
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...

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

TIME for TWO'S (NWL)

10:15am - 11:00am
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
TIME FOR TWO’S Ages 24-35 months, child with adult This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. Join us for stories, finger games, movement activities and playtime. Meets on Tuesdays, September 12, 26, October 3, 10, 17 ...
Required
Library Branch: Bishops Corner Branch
Room: BC Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
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 & ...
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
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 & ...
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
STORYTIME for 3, 4 & 5’s Ages 3-5 years, child alone. This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. Join us for stories, finger games, and movement activities. Parents are not required to attend, but are always welcom...

Wonderful Ones (BC)

11:30am - 12:15pm
Required
Library Branch: Bishops Corner Branch
Room: BC Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Infant
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Description:
WONDERFUL ONES Ages 1 year, child with adult. This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. An energetic story time to match the energy of beginning walkers! Designed for active one-year-olds and their caregivers to enjoy...
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....
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library BOARD ROOM
Age Group: Adult, Teen
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Description:
To kick off National Novel Writing Month (November 1-30) Noah Webster Library is hosting How to Write a Novel in a Month: Getting Started with NaNoWriMo on October 10 at 7PM with our municipal liaisons, Kat Seelig and Er...

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Required
Library Branch: Faxon Branch
Room: Faxon Community Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
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 & ...
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Description:
The Solomon Schechter Day School outreach program presents Caring For Our World: Songs, Stories & Smiles, a storytime featuring books about the environment, a nature craft and songs. for children ages 3-5. ...

Play, Learn, Create (NWL)

10:30am - 11:00am
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Children, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
PLAY, LEARN, CREATE Ages 3-5 years, child alone. This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. Explore interactive activities that encourage the development of early literacy skills. Meets on Thursdays, Septembe...

Stay & Play (FX)

11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Faxon Branch
Room: Faxon Community Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
STAY & PLAY Ages 18 months & up, child with adult, No registration required An informal play time for ages 18 months and up. Have fun with building blocks, puzzles, and other age-appropriate toys. Those registered for Mother Goose ...
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Technology Class
Description:
Our Tech Therapist will do their 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 Thursday 5:30 ...
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 79
Description:
This program has been cancelled. Thursday, October 11 - A Fly Fishing Introduction. Presented by volunteers from the Connecticut Fly Fishing Association. A fascinating way to interact with nature is to learn the art of fly fishing. The purpose...

WH Fiction Writers (NWL)

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 ...

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Toddlertime (NWL)

10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Toddler
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
TODDLERTIME FRIDAYS July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3 & 10 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...
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library BOARD ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Description:
The New Yorker magazine discussion group meets at 11:00am on Fridays at the Noah Webster Library, 20 South Main St., in West Hartford Center. We gather in the Board Room on the uppermost level, the mezzanine. Each discussion is facilitated by a membe...

Babytime (NWL)

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, ...

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult, Teen, Family
Program Type: Performing Arts - Music/Theatre
Registration Required
Description:
SATURDAYS, 4 SESSIONS - Professional musician Don Donegan will offer an easy four-session introduction to the versatile harmonica on Saturday mornings. He will teach breathing techniques, basic scales, easy music theory, and some simple songs. It is ...

Nextgen Saturdays (NWL)

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...

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
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 & ...

TIME for TWO'S (NWL)

10:15am - 11:00am
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Description:
TIME FOR TWO’S Ages 24-35 months, child with adult This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. Join us for stories, finger games, movement activities and playtime. Meets on Mondays, September 17, 24, October 1, 15, 22 &...
Required
Library Branch: Bishops Corner Branch
Room: BC Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
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)

11:30am - 12:15pm
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Children, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
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...
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Toddler
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
MINI-MOVERS – PARTY LIKE a PRESCHOOLER! Ages 2-5 yrs. (child with adult), no registration required  Explore non-stop fun and interaction with your little ones through music, movement & activities. Meets on Mondays, September 17, 24, Oc...

Bouncing Babies (BC)

11:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Bishops Corner Branch
Room: BC Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Infant, Toddler
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
BOUNCING BABIES Ages newborn to 18 Months, no registration required. This program features songs, rhymes, knee bounces and stories followed by group playtime! Meets on Mondays, September 17, 24, October 1, 15, 22 & 29 (no class 10/08) ...
Library Branch: Bishops Corner Branch
Room: BC Storytime Room
Description:
Our Tech Therapist will do his best to answer your questions about downloadable audiobooks, ebooks, word processing, basic spreadsheets, and presentation software, email,  and give some hands on help. Please call to register  Every Mondays...
Library Branch: Faxon Branch
Room: Faxon Community Room
Age Group: Children, Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Family
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
PRIME TIME with PIPER & MRS. BREEN Child with adult, no registration required! Drop-in for stories, songs, dancing, flannels & fingerplays! Enjoy Piper’s silliness and sneak in some creativity. Family fun! Open to all ages. Book selecti...

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
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 & ...
Required
Library Branch: Faxon Branch
Room: Faxon Community Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
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 & ...

TIME for TWO'S (NWL)

10:15am - 11:00am
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Description:
TIME FOR TWO’S Ages 24-35 months, child with adult This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. Join us for stories, finger games, movement activities and playtime. Meets on Tuesdays, September 11, 18, 28, October 2, 9 &...

Stay & Play (FX)

11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Faxon Branch
Room: Faxon Community Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
STAY & PLAY Ages 18 months & up, child with adult, No registration required An informal play time for ages 18 months and up. Have fun with building blocks, puzzles, and other age-appropriate toys. Those registered for Mother Goose ...

Mighty Builders (NWL)

11:30am - 12:15pm
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Children, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
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...

Wonderful Ones (NWL)

11:30am - 12:00pm
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Infant
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Description:
WONDERFUL ONES Ages 1 year, child with adult. This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. An energetic story time to match the energy of beginning walkers! Designed for active one-year-olds and their caregivers to enjoy...

COMPUTER COACH (FAXON)

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 ...
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library BOARD ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Discussion Group
Description:
Description The Early Birds is the library's staff-led afternoon book discussion group which meets on the third Tuesday of the month, September through June. New members are always welcome. Copies of the book are available at the Noah Webster L...
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 open and staffed by a volunteer today. In addition, many materials from this collection may be accessed during all library hours. Please inquire at the Reference Desk. ...
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Author Event, Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 57
Description:
Tuesday, October 16 - Join author Jeff Romano for a presentation showcasing day hiking opportunities throughout New England. Jeff will discuss the region’s best hiking destinations, share advice, provide insights, and answer questions on how and...
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library BOARD ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Description:
THE ATLANTIC discussion group meets on the 3rd TUESDAY of the month at 7:00PM - Grab your free copy of The Atlantic monthly magazine and join the library-sponsored discussion at 7:00pm on the third Tuesday of month (most months) in the Noah Webster L...

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

TIME for TWO'S (NWL)

10:15am - 11:00am
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
TIME FOR TWO’S Ages 24-35 months, child with adult This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. Join us for stories, finger games, movement activities and playtime. Meets on Tuesdays, September 12, 26, October 3, 10, 17 ...
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
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 & ...
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
STORYTIME for 3, 4 & 5’s Ages 3-5 years, child alone. This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. Join us for stories, finger games, and movement activities. Parents are not required to attend, but are always welcom...
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....
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Description:
Members of the Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP) will demonstrate how to cook four Korean dishes, after which attendees will get a chance to eat a full meal on a traditional Korean table setting with Bangjja, bronze table ware. Wh...

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Required
Library Branch: Faxon Branch
Room: Faxon Community Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
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 & ...

Play, Learn, Create (NWL)

10:30am - 11:00am
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Children, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
PLAY, LEARN, CREATE Ages 3-5 years, child alone. This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. Explore interactive activities that encourage the development of early literacy skills. Meets on Thursdays, Septembe...

Stay & Play (FX)

11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Faxon Branch
Room: Faxon Community Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
STAY & PLAY Ages 18 months & up, child with adult, No registration required An informal play time for ages 18 months and up. Have fun with building blocks, puzzles, and other age-appropriate toys. Those registered for Mother Goose ...
Required
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: 62
Description:
THURSDAY - For the second in this series of Opera Talks, Jeffrey Engel will explore the life of Camille Saint-Saëns and his opera, Samson et Dalila.  “He was short, and always strangely resembled a parrot: the same, sharply-curved profile;&nb...

Anime Club (NWL)

5:30pm - 8:30pm
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library BOARD 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...

Tech Therapy (NWL)

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Technology Class
Description:
Our Tech Therapist will do their 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 Thursday 5:30 ...
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Description:
ReferenceUSA – Start, Manage, & Grow Your Business THURSDAY - Join ReferenceUSA representative TJ Pridell as he teaches business owners (and potential owners!) how to use the ReferenceUSA database to grow your business.  This West Hart...

Zombie Makeup Workshop

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: Performing Arts - Music/Theatre, Lecture/Workshop, Arts/Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Description:
Grades 6-12: Get ready for Halloween with a special workshop on makeup fx from Decimated Designs! This class covers the do's and don'ts of effects makeup, hygiene, how to get started, how pros make monsters come to life, and tricks teens can use at h...

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Discussion Group
Description:
West Hartford Chamber Connections is a fun and energetic morning leaders' exchange group that is held the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. Attendees are given the great networking opportunity to connect with others doing business in the greater West ...

Toddlertime (NWL)

10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Toddler
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
TODDLERTIME FRIDAYS July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3 & 10 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...
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library BOARD ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Description:
The New Yorker magazine discussion group meets at 11:00am on Fridays at the Noah Webster Library, 20 South Main St., in West Hartford Center. We gather in the Board Room on the uppermost level, the mezzanine. Each discussion is facilitated by a membe...

Babytime (NWL)

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, ...

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

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...
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult, Teen, Family
Program Type: Performing Arts - Music/Theatre
Registration Required
Description:
SATURDAYS, 4 SESSIONS - Professional musician Don Donegan will offer an easy four-session introduction to the versatile harmonica on Saturday mornings. He will teach breathing techniques, basic scales, easy music theory, and some simple songs. It is ...

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

TIME for TWO'S (NWL)

10:15am - 11:00am
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Description:
TIME FOR TWO’S Ages 24-35 months, child with adult This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. Join us for stories, finger games, movement activities and playtime. Meets on Mondays, September 17, 24, October 1, 15, 22 &...
Required
Library Branch: Bishops Corner Branch
Room: BC Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
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 &...
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
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)

11:30am - 12:15pm
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Children, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
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...

Bouncing Babies (BC)

11:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Bishops Corner Branch
Room: BC Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Infant, Toddler
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
BOUNCING BABIES Ages newborn to 18 Months, no registration required. This program features songs, rhymes, knee bounces and stories followed by group playtime! Meets on Mondays, September 17, 24, October 1, 15, 22 & 29 (no class 10/08) ...
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Toddler
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
MINI-MOVERS – PARTY LIKE a PRESCHOOLER! Ages 2-5 yrs. (child with adult), no registration required  Explore non-stop fun and interaction with your little ones through music, movement & activities. Meets on Mondays, September 17, 24, Oc...
Library Branch: Bishops Corner Branch
Room: BC Storytime Room
Description:
Our Tech Therapist will do his best to answer your questions about downloadable audiobooks, ebooks, word processing, basic spreadsheets, and presentation software, email,  and give some hands on help. Please call to register  Every Mondays...
Library Branch: Faxon Branch
Room: Faxon Community Room
Age Group: Children, Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Family
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
PRIME TIME with PIPER & MRS. BREEN Child with adult, no registration required! Drop-in for stories, songs, dancing, flannels & fingerplays! Enjoy Piper’s silliness and sneak in some creativity. Family fun! Open to all ages. Book selecti...

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Library Branch: Bishops Corner Branch
Room: BC Adult Department
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Discussion Group
Description:
No registration necessary. Discussion books are available for checkout at the Bishops Corner branch. Participants enter the library via the Senior Center on the mornings of the discussion. Please call Bishops Corner at 860.561.8212 with any questi...
Required
Library Branch: Faxon Branch
Room: Faxon Community Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
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 & ...

Stay & Play (FX)

11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Faxon Branch
Room: Faxon Community Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
STAY & PLAY Ages 18 months & up, child with adult, No registration required An informal play time for ages 18 months and up. Have fun with building blocks, puzzles, and other age-appropriate toys. Those registered for Mother Goose ...

COMPUTER COACH (FAXON)

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 ...
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 open and staffed by a volunteer today. In addition, many materials from this collection may be accessed during all library hours. Please inquire at the Reference Desk. ...
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...

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Required
Library Branch: Bishops Corner Branch
Room: BC Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
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 & ...
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
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 & ...

TIME for TWO'S (NWL)

10:15am - 11:00am
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
TIME FOR TWO’S Ages 24-35 months, child with adult This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. Join us for stories, finger games, movement activities and playtime. Meets on Tuesdays, September 12, 26, October 3, 10, 17 ...

Wonderful Ones (BC)

11:30am - 12:15pm
Required
Library Branch: Bishops Corner Branch
Room: BC Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Infant
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Description:
WONDERFUL ONES Ages 1 year, child with adult. This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. An energetic story time to match the energy of beginning walkers! Designed for active one-year-olds and their caregivers to enjoy...
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
STORYTIME for 3, 4 & 5’s Ages 3-5 years, child alone. This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. Join us for stories, finger games, and movement activities. Parents are not required to attend, but are always welcom...
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....
Required
Library Branch: Faxon Branch
Room: Faxon Community Room
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: Discussion Group, Arts/Crafts, Film
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
Grades 6-8: By popular demand, WHPL is offering an anime club just for middle school students! Come to this new monthly group to watch popular shonen and shujo anime and do fun activities like candy sushi, cosplay, manga drawing a...
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 70
Description:
Wednesday, October 24: Almost immediately after the 2016 election, George Orwell’s 1984 shot to the top of Amazon’s best-seller list. In this presentation, Kettie Marks will offer an overview of 1984 followed by a discussion of how Orwell uses lit...
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library BOARD ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Writing Group
Description:
ALERT - OCTOBER'S CT SCREENWRITERS MEETING HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE 24TH DUE TO HALLOWEEN (31st). WEDNESDAY - Connecticut Screenwriters, a library-sponsored group, was established in April 2004. Meetings are held either in the Library Meeting Room or...

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Required
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: 62
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...

Tech Therapy (NWL)

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Technology Class
Description:
Our Tech Therapist will do their 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 Thursday 5:30 ...
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Discussion Group, Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 38
Description:
ONE WORLD LECTURE: “WHY NOT RESTRICT HATE SPEECH? (AN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE)” SUMMARY: Every day we hear that this group should not be permitted to speak, that book should not be read in schools, this professor should be removed from the classro...

Friday, October 26th, 2018

Toddlertime (NWL)

10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Toddler
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
TODDLERTIME FRIDAYS July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3 & 10 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...
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library BOARD ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Description:
The New Yorker magazine discussion group meets at 11:00am on Fridays at the Noah Webster Library, 20 South Main St., in West Hartford Center. We gather in the Board Room on the uppermost level, the mezzanine. Each discussion is facilitated by a membe...

Babytime (NWL)

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, ...

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult, Teen, Family
Program Type: Performing Arts - Music/Theatre
Registration Required
Description:
SATURDAYS, 4 SESSIONS - Professional musician Don Donegan will offer an easy four-session introduction to the versatile harmonica on Saturday mornings. He will teach breathing techniques, basic scales, easy music theory, and some simple songs. It is ...
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 71
Description:
Discover the real science behind some of the most popular superhero powers! Children will explore the science of flight, how science can make things invisible and how a superhero might walk up walls. Use fun, high-energy experiments! For children age...

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Required
Library Branch: Bishops Corner Branch
Room: BC Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
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 &...
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
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 & ...

TIME for TWO'S (NWL)

10:15am - 11:00am
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Children, Toddler
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Description:
TIME FOR TWO’S Ages 24-35 months, child with adult This program requires registration - this is not a drop-in class. Join us for stories, finger games, movement activities and playtime. Meets on Mondays, September 17, 24, October 1, 15, 22 &...

Mighty Builders (NWL)

11:30am - 12:15pm
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library Story Room
Age Group: Children, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
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...

Bouncing Babies (BC)

11:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Bishops Corner Branch
Room: BC Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Infant, Toddler
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
BOUNCING BABIES Ages newborn to 18 Months, no registration required. This program features songs, rhymes, knee bounces and stories followed by group playtime! Meets on Mondays, September 17, 24, October 1, 15, 22 & 29 (no class 10/08) ...
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Toddler
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
MINI-MOVERS – PARTY LIKE a PRESCHOOLER! Ages 2-5 yrs. (child with adult), no registration required  Explore non-stop fun and interaction with your little ones through music, movement & activities. Meets on Mondays, September 17, 24, Oc...

Library Board Meeting

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library BOARD ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: -1
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...
Required
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 80
Description:
Questions about Health Insurance? Access Health CT staff will answer your questions and explain the ins and outs of using Connecticut's Healthcare Exchange to sign up for insurance. The annual Open Enrollment Period for the state’s Affordable ...
Library Branch: Faxon Branch
Room: Faxon Community Room
Age Group: Children, Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Family
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
PRIME TIME with PIPER & MRS. BREEN Child with adult, no registration required! Drop-in for stories, songs, dancing, flannels & fingerplays! Enjoy Piper’s silliness and sneak in some creativity. Family fun! Open to all ages. Book selecti...

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Halloween Party (NWL)

10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Infant, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
Halloween Party For preschool children & their parents/caregiver Celebrate Halloween with us! Dress up and join the fun with stories, songs and treats. Doors open 5 minutes prior to the start of the show. Tickets available starting Sat...

Halloween Party (NWL)

11:30am - 12:15pm
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library MEETING ROOM
Age Group: Children, Infant, Toddler, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
Halloween Party For preschool children & their parents/caregiver Celebrate Halloween with us! Dress up and join the fun with stories, songs and treats. Doors open 5 minutes prior to the start of the show. Tickets available starting Sat...

COMPUTER COACH (FAXON)

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 ...
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 open and staffed by a volunteer today. In addition, many materials from this collection may be accessed during all library hours. Please inquire at the Reference Desk. ...
Required
Library Branch: Faxon Branch
Room: Faxon Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
ALL THINGS GOOGLE In this series you will learn about some of the free software made available by Google. You will learn how to use these applications effectively and to the best of your advantage. Each class will be followed by an open practice s...
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,...

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

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....
Library Branch: Noah Webster Library
Room: Noah Webster Library BOARD ROOM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Writing Group
Description:
WEDNESDAY - Connecticut Screenwriters, a library-sponsored group, was established in April 2004. The group meets on the last Wednesday of every month (except Dec.) at 7 PM. Meetings are typically held either in the Library Meeting Room or the Board R...