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


Cursive writing is easier than you think! LEARN MORE...

Complete a watercolor portrait of your pet! LEARN MORE...

Join Miss Molly for Story Time fun! LEARN MORE...

Kick off your weekend with a matinee movie! LEARN MORE...

Get ready for gardening with seeds from our Seed Library! LEARN MORE...



At the Library


HOURS
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. 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


As 2022 winds down, we want to say an enormous Thank You to all of the talented artists and clever crafters who contributed to our Small Works Fundraiser and Holiday Craft Sale! Your generous contributions led to two enjoyable and successful fundraisers. What are we going to do with the money raised? We’re already looking well ahead into 2023 to plan exciting and educational programs for all ages. Never been to the Library? Don’t think we have anything you need? Make a resolution to visit us in 2023 and find out just how much we have to offer – for FREE!

Winter weather getting you down? Escape to tropical Bali with George Clooney and Julia Roberts at our January Movie Matinee. Try your hand at the relaxing art of Zentangle. Bring the family to our Scrabble Game Night – pajamas welcome! There’ll be hot cocoa and prizes.

Kids aged 8 and up are invited to join us for the return of our popular Cursive Writing class. Cursive isn’t a secret code – but it is an important skill. This 2-session class will have you reading and writing cursive in no time. Just think how happy you might make someone with a handwritten letter!

Looking for a new activity to get you out of the house? Our Evening Book Discussion group and Mindful Meditation group are always open to new members. Want to become more involved at the Library? Our Library Friends group has many volunteer opportunities and is a great way to make new friends.

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.


New In Our Collection

What Are We Reading This Month?

Staff Pic of the Month


Unmask Alice
by Rick Emerson


Book Cover

In 1971 the anonymously published Go Ask Alice took the young adult genre by storm, became a best seller and helped touch off a panic about LSD and teenage drug use. But was any of it true? Unmask Alice tells the stranger-than-fiction story of author and con artist Beatrice Sparks whose ambition would let nothing – including the facts – stand in her way.
- Harwinton Library Staff Member

Book Discussion - Monday, January 23rd @ 6 pm


Never Cry Wolf
by Farley Mowat


Book Cover

More than a half-century ago the naturalist Farley Mowat was sent to investigate why wolves were killing arctic caribou. Mowat's account of the summer he lived in the frozen tundra alone is today celebrated as a classic of nature writing, at once a tale of remarkable adventures and indelible record of myths and magic of wolves.