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Read It And Sleep

Friday | January 9 | FREE
Wear your cozy clothes and bring your parents for our monthly “Read It and Sleep”
This month’s book is “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss, aka Theodor Seuss Geisel, who grew up in Springfield, Mass. His story is a warning about not respecting nature.
Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies. Each family can take home a copy of the book.

Community

Kwanzaa Joins First Night Celebration

New Year’s Eve| 6 to 8 pm
FREE

Sankofa Kuumba presents its annual Kwanzaa celebration at Charter Oak Cultural Center as part of First Night Hartford, running from 6 to 8 pm.  Learn the seven principles of Kwanzaa through the artistic gifts of story, song and dance. This community celebration has the theme of Faith or Imani, the 7th principle of Kwanzaa. This annual event also pays homage to both recent and ancient ancestors: family, friends, artists and community leaders who paved the way and will honor the artists who have participated in the past 25 years of public Kwanzaa celebrations initiated by Sankofa Kuumba.

Thanks to the Greater Hartford Arts Council for its support of Kwanzaa.

Community Music

Holiday Sing Along

Thursday | Dec. 11 | 7 pm

“Annie” is supporting our 4th Community Sing Along.
We’re giving out movie passes, T-shirts and stuffed animals. The film opens Dec. 19.
The Susans will lead us. Susan Campbell – book author, college professor and community activist -joins with Susan Mazer, director of Charter Oak’s music programs, in some of your favorite holiday songs.
Bring some baked goods to share and we’ll provide the beverages.
Suggested donation: $5

Eventbrite - Holiday Sing Along

Celebrations Community Youth-Programs

Read It And Sleep

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 7:00 pm

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
7:00 pm

Free

WNPR reporter Jeff Cohen lit up the Internet when he interviewed his daughters Eva and Sadie about a sister haircut gone very wrong. Now he’s written a book about it. Come over to Charter Oak Cultural Center Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7 pm, and Jeff will read the book. Kids, bring your parents. Snacks served. Each family can take home a copy of the book.

Community

The Beat: Spoken Word

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 7:00 pm

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

$5

An evening of original poetry and short stories by local wordsmiths. Hosted by Ralph Gagliardo aka RJ Wordsmyth. Features poets published in the Beat of the Street newspaper. Read about it: See more here:

Eventbrite - The Beat: Spoken Word

Celebrations Community

Kristallnacht Commemoration

Sunday, November 9, 2014 5:30 pm

Sunday, November 9, 2014
5:30 pm

Free
Our annual remembrance of the two nights in 1938 that began the Holocaust.
Kristallnacht translates to “Night of Broken Glass.” Throughout Nazi Germany and Austria paramilitary forces and civilians smashed the windows of Jewish-owned businesses and synagogues.
Join us for a night of prayer, music and dance, followed by a community meal.
The remembrance will be interpreted for the deaf.

Celebrations Community

Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford Bus Tour

Sunday, October 26, 2014 9:30 am

Sunday, October 26, 2014
9:30 am

Tours at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm

Take a guided bus tour and learn about 200 years of Jewish history in the Hartford area.

One of the stops is Charter Oak Cultural Center, the first synagogue built in Connecticut, which housed Congregation Beth Israel.

Tickets: $24 for historical society members; $28 general.

Information: www.ihsgh.org and 860-72706170.

Celebrations Community Youth-Programs

Sukkah Decorating Party

Monday, September 29, 2014 5:30 pm

Monday, September 29, 2014
5:30 pm

Free

Celebrate the Jewish fall harvest festival of Sukkot with a Sukkah Decorating Party. Join us for music, food and games, as we rejoice in the abundance of the beautiful organic garden. Eventbrite - Sukkah Decorating Party

Community Youth-Programs

Read It And Sleep

Friday, September 12, 2014 7:00 pm

Friday, September 12, 2014
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

Free

Wear your pajamas, bring your parents. Darlene Glass reads Judi Barrett’s “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.” Take home a free copy of the book. Snacks served.
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Community Youth-Programs

Read It & Sleep

Friday, May 9, 2014 7:00 pm

Friday, May 9, 2014
7:00 pm

Wear your pajamas, bring your parents. Lina Osho-Williams, Youth Services Manager at the Hartford Public Library, reads “Are You My Mother?” by Dr. Seuss. Illustrated by P.D. Eastman. Translated into Spanish by Carlos Rivera. Take home a free copy of the book. Snacks served.
Eventbrite - Read It & Sleep




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