LIBRARY 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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At the Library

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

Welcome to the Library!
We are delighted to welcome the public 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. The library has headphones and disposable headphone covers you can borrow. You are also welcome to bring your own headphones if you need to use computer audio.

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Librarian's Corner

Happy New Year to all of our patrons! We’re looking forward to a 2024 filled with stories, music, learning, exploring and entertainment. We’ve got great guest speakers and programs planned, exciting new titles ordered, and new furnishings coming for a fresher, more comfortable library.
The Library is a great place to read the paper, catch up with your neighbors, and check out our bulletin boards to see what’s going on in the community. Reserve our rooms for quiet study or your next meeting, enjoy our displays and art shows, hop on our Wifi, or enjoy a coloring page or crossword puzzle from our free handouts.
There’s something at the Library for everyone, including:
● Thousands of books, movies, audiobooks, graphic novels, puzzles, games and devices to borrow
● Downloadable eBooks, audiobooks and streaming videos
● Free genealogy resources on Ancestry for Libraries and one-on-one help from our Town Historian
● Convenient, inexpensive printing, copying and faxing
● Free WiFi in the building and lendable WiFi Hotspots
● Free Reference help, Reader’s Advisory, and Interlibrary Loan services
● Storytimes, Film Screenings, Book Discussions and Mindful Meditation
● Special guest speakers and programs like the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons, Superfoods 101, and Touring the Universe From Your Backyard.
Harwinton Library cards are free and available to all residents – and you can use your Harwinton Library card in any public library in the state! Has it been a while since you stopped by the Library to check out what’s new? Make it your New Year’s Resolution to visit the Library and take advantage of all the wonderful things we have to offer!

New In Our Collection

What Are We Reading This Month?

Afternoon Book Discussion - Thursday, March 11th @ 2 pm

This Tender Lands
by William Kent Krueger

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1932,the Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. Orphan Odie O'Banion, a lively boy whose exploits earn him the superintendent's wrath is forced to flee. He and his brother Albert, their best friend Mose, and Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own.

Book Discussion - Monday, March 18th @ 6 pm

The Wager
by David Grann

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The survivors of a shipwrecked British vessel on a secret mission during an imperial war with Spain have different accounts of events. A page-turning story of shipwreck, survival, and savagery, culminating in a court martial that reveals a shocking truth. Showing that it was not only the captain and crew who ended up on trial, but the very idea of empire.