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June 21 - August 21, 2021
What colors YOUR world? Dive into a summer of creativity and color with Hartford Public Library, featuring art workshops, music performances, and creative activities for youth, teens and adults by clicking on the tabs at the top of this page.
Summer Adventure Kickoff Events
Park Branch Summer Kickoff
Thursday, June 24th: 11am- 2pm
Artbox (777 Park St.) Outside
The Park Branch kicks off HPL's Summer Adventure with a Park Street celebration for families, adults, and children. Featuring art activities, book giveaways, and a raffle for those who sign up for summer adventure.
Barbour Branch Summer Kickoff
Thursday, June 24th: 1:30-4:00 p.m.
Barbour Library (261 Barbour Street) Outside
Celebrate the Summer Learning Kickoff with an opening program with Khaiim Kelly, RapPoetry at 1:30 p.m. Then starting at 3:00 p.m., join us for live African singing, drumming, and dancing by FriendZ World Music. Learn how to grow plants in fertilized water with Levo International. Party with raffle prizes, bubbles, and free books. Receive a free bag of groceries courtesy of Foodshare.
Downtown Summer Kickoff
Saturday June 26th: 1-3pm
Downtown Library (500 Main St) Front Terrace
Help us kick off HPL's Summer Adventure "What Colors Your World?"! Join the fun with our monster photo booth, double dutch, stilt walking, anime, virtual reality space, free ice cream, and performances from Studio 860 and Hartford Hot Several! All ages welcome.
Camp Field Branch Summer Kickoff
Tuesday, June 29th: 2pm
Camp Field Library (30 Campfield Ave.) Outside
All ages are welcome for art activities and a celebration of the opening of the Camp Field branch!
Albany Branch Summer Kickoff
Tuesday, July 6th: 2pm
Albany Library (1250 Albany Ave.) Outside
Join us for outdoor games crafts and snacks to celebrate the re-opening of the Albany Branch! Individual summer adventure kits will be available for each child.
Dwight Branch Kickoff with Studio 860
Thursday, July 8th: 2pm
Dwight Library (7 Park Ave.) Outside
Join us for a HPL Summer favorite, hip hop dance workshop with Studio 860 as we celebrate the re-opening of the Dwight Branch!