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An Update On Our Response to COVID-19:

In accordance with the Town of Harwinton’s latest precautionary measures, effective 3/18, the Library is closed to the public indefinitely. Read the town’s latest statement here.
Library staff will continue to report and will be available to assist you by phone and email between 9:30 and 4:00.
Our exterior book return remains open, but you are not required to return items by their due date. No late fines will be charged on any library materials while we remain closed to the public.
This is an excellent time to explore the Library’s digital offerings. Thousands of eBooks, downloadable audiobooks and streaming videos are available. Patrons need an up-to-date library card in order to access our digital collections. If your library card has expired, email We can extend your card until the library reopens to the public so you will continue to enjoy digital access.

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Book Clubs at the Harwinton Library

Afternoon Book Discussion Group - Thursday, March 19 @ 1:30 pm

The Union Quilters
by Jennifer Chiaverini

The Union Quilters by JEnnifer Chiaverini


In 1862, with their men off to fight for the Union, it falls to the women of the Union Quilters of provide for the soldiers at the front and the veterans who have come home, to run farms and businesses, and to protect their homes and families when the Confederate army threatens the Elm Creek Valley.

Evening Book Discussion Group - Monday, March 16 @ 7 pm

There There
by Tommy Orange

There There by Tommy Orange


Tommy Orange’s wondrous and shattering debut novel follows 12 characters from Native American communities, all travelling to the Big Oakland Powwowe. Together, this chorus of voices tells of the plight of the urban Native American – grappling with a complex and painful history and an inheritance of beauty and spirituality.