Propel East Hartford

Programs and services for people who want to make a difference in East Hartford
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Propel East Hartford is a new stream of programs and services for people who want to make a difference in East Hartford. Each quarter, we will offer programs that foster community involvement and pride. Propel East Hartford was created by the community, for the community. Propel programs are always listed in our current library brochure.

Winter 19-20 Propel Programs

Tech Help for Community Builders, by appointment

Are you interested in creating a neighborhood group on Facebook? Do you need help setting up managing an e-mail list for your nonprofit or community agency? Have you thought about using Instagram to celebrate civic pride? Come with a specific problem to solve, or just explore how tech tools can help you make a difference in your community and build connections with your neighbors. Make an appointment with a library staff member by calling the reference desk: 860-290-4331.

Community Co-Design Session: Propel East Hartford
Wednesday, January 8 (snow date, January 15), 6:30 PM
Propel East Hartford was developed following a series of community conversations held last year at the library. Let’s continue the conversation! How can we support civic engagement in East Hartford? What programs and services should we add to our lineup? We want to hear from you, whether you’ve participated before, or whether you are new to the conversation. Please register.

Living Room Conversation about Race & Ethnicity
Wednesday, February 5, 6:30 PM
Thursday, February 6, 6:30 PM 
Wednesday, February 19, 6:30 PM
Using a framework developed by Thought Partners Solutions ( we will hold a “living room conversation” at the library in January. Join us to get to know your neighbors through a deep and constructive conversation about race and equity. All participants will follow these guidelines: be curious and open to learning; show respect and suspend judgment; find common ground; be authentic and welcome that from others; be purposeful and to the point; and own and guide the conversation. Best suited for adults. Registration is required as space is limited. Choose the session that best fits your schedule.
Spring 2020 Propel Programs
Everyone Counts in East Hartford: Census 2020
Wednesday, March 25, 6:30 PM
Census 2020 is happening now! Get all your questions answered, and learn how you can help the Census outreach efforts in East Hartford. It is important that ALL members of our community participate in the 2020 Census so that East Hartford doesn't miss out on federal and state funding for critical programs and services that support our residents. Let's make sure that EVERYONE COUNTS IN EAST HARTFORD. Register for a reminder, or just drop in.
Peer Consulting (group registration required)
Wednesday, April 22, 6:30 PM
Do you work with a community group or non-profit agency facing a stumbling block? Are you looking for advice from peers? This structured peer consulting process may be for you! To learn more about peer consulting and how you can register your group to participate, please contact Sarah Kline Morgan, library director by phone (860-290-4340) or e-mail. We will hold a group session on Wednesday, April 22, but may schedule other sessions based on group availability and interest. 
Become a Green Ambassador!
Wednesday, May 27, 6:30 PM
Are you looking for an opportunity to help the environment and give back to your town? We're exploring the creation of a Green Ambassadors group that would collaborate with our Public Works department to promote "green" living in East Hartford. Topics might include community outreach and education about recycling, protecting our wetlands and watercourses, tree care, and more! To provide your input and learn more, please register for this organizational meeting. The group will also discuss an upcoming grant opportunity to fund a special project.

To discuss opportunities for new Propel programs, please call or e-mail Sarah Kline Morgan, library director (860-290-4340).