After 31 years as serving as the director of the Hartford/Jack Russell Memorial Library, I have retired as of January 3. Thanks to great community support across these many years, the library is now located in a much more welcoming and effective facility, is open to all residents of neighboring townships, and is linked together with 26 other local libraries. It has been a truly enjoyable career in Hartford, and I want to thank all the people and businesses who supported library programs and activities with donations of time, talent, products or money to help us accomplish the goal of better community service. I will plan on seeing you around town, or better yet, back in the library as I join any of you in becoming a regular user.
Michael J. Gelhausen
87th Academy Award Showcase
The library will be showcasing six nominated films from January 16 through February 20. The movies will be shown in the Community Room on Friday afternoons starting at 1:00. The schedule includes:
- January 16: Boyhood
- January 23: Grand Budapest Hotel
- January 30: Gone Girl
- February 6: The Judge
- February 13: Finding Vivian Maier
- February 20: Birdman
Please be aware that these films are rated PG-13 and R.
Arthur The Reading Dog
Arthur the reading dog will be waiting for someone to read him stories on the following Saturdays: January 10 and 24, and February 14 and 28. Reservce your time slot between 10:00am and 1:00pm by calling, or stopping by, the youth library.
Weekly Preschool Story Hours
The youth library will be offering two (2) weekly preschool story hours - Tuesdays 10:30am to 11:30am, and Wednesdays 1:00pm to 1:30pm. Programs start on Jan. 27, and run through April 8. Weekly themes include winter, jungles, hearts, colors and homes.
Parents of toddlers! A new series of programs just for you. Join us for toddler time, Thursdays from 10:30am to 10:50am. Drop in, no reservations, ages 18 months to 3 years. Begins January 29 to April 9.
The Friends of the Library are proud to offer a literacy program for Hartford area people. Appointments may be made with "Learning Partners" volunteers to assist with reading skills, computer help, job skills, English language assistance and basic homework aid for high schoolers. For specific information, please call 673-3341 or 673-2903.
All programs are held in the library's community room unless otherwise noted.
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday: 10am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 9am - 2pm
Contact The Library
Phone: (262) 673-8240
Fax: (262) 673-8080
Address: 100 Park Avenue, Hartford, WI 53027-1585
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