Visit us during Hometown Holiday, Sunday 4-7! The Library building is open to the public. We will continue to offer curbside borrowing. HOURS: Monday 12:30-8:30, Tuesday 9:30-5:30, Wednesday 12:30-8:30, Thursday 9:30-5:30, Friday 9:30-5:30, Saturday 9:30-3:00

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One-of-a-kind hand made crafts and goodies! LEARN MORE...

Kick off your weekend with a free family movie! LEARN MORE...

Learn about December holidays with Miss Molly! LEARN MORE...

Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at this special Story Time! LEARN MORE...

Beat vacation week boredom with a winter craft program! LEARN MORE...

At the Library

Monday, Wednesday: 12:30 – 8:30
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30 - 5:30
Saturday 9:30 – 3:00

Welcome Back!
We are delighted to welcome the public back into our Library building. No appointments are required. Items may be returned inside or through our Book Drop. We continue to offer curbside borrowing.

Computers are available for adults and children but the Library cannot provide headphones. Please bring your own headphones if you need to use computer audio.

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Librarian's Corner

Our Small Works Exhibition fundraiser is back in person! We’ve had an overwhelming response to our call for art submissions – nearly 130 pieces! All works are priced at $100, and 30% of each sale goes to the Library. Be first to view the show – and get first pick of works – at our Opening Reception on Friday, November 4 from 6 -8. Enjoy live music and light refreshments while you view the show. Original art makes a unique and thoughtful holiday gift. The Small Works Exhibition runs through December 31.

Kids in grades K – 6 are invited to join us for an afternoon of construction fun with BuildWave on November 12th. Buildwave is a creative building program that feels like a video game! Participants will work with different building materilas to complete challenges, learning important STEM concepts while having fun.

The Connecticut Historical Society visits on November 19th to teach us about Native American Life in early Connecticut. Meet the tribes who once called our state home, learn about the importance of oral tradition to their societies, and try your hand at a traditional Native American game.

Interested in tracing your roots? Contact the Library to schedule a free one-on-one genealogy session with Harwinton Town Historian Susan Fenn McClen. Susan has been active in the genealogy field for 30 years and is a member of over 20 lineage societies. Whether you are a beginner or have specific questions from your own research, Susan can help.

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What Are We Reading This Month?

Staff Pic of the Month

Cloud Cuckoo Land
by Anthony Doerr

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This book explores three stories: one in the far past, one in the far future, and one in the present day. Doerr explores and entangles these stories in a beautifully complex manner, revealing how they are all connected through one ancient story. Beautifully written, this story is a must read for all who love to read absolute masterpieces and all who are avid readers.
- Harwinton Library Staff Member

Book Discussion - Monday, December 19th @ 6 pm

The Lioness
by Chris Bohjalian

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Katie Barstowand her new husband, David Hill, decide to bring their Hollywood friends to the Serengeti for their honeymoon. The Lioness is a historical fiction thriller that follows a Hollywood starlet and her entourage as they embark on a luxurious African safari that turns deadly.