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The Center for Contemporary Culture at the downtown library is a  multi-purpose performance and educational space. Equipped with state-of-the art technology, the center is the premier destination for cultural and educational programs, including concerts, author talks, films, children’s programs and special events.

If you're interested in reserving a meeting room for a program or event, please click here to complete our reservation request form. To learn more about other programs click here for the events calendar.
Hartford Renaissance: Celebrating the Art of Romare Bearden
Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Location: Center for Contemporary Culture, Downtown Library

In celebration of Black History Month “Hartford Renaissance - Celebrating the Art of Romare Bearden,” is the first in a series of community conversations on art and culture. This free event is designed to honor the artist Romare Bearden and to provide a forum for public dialogue about his importance as an influential fine artist and his relationship to Hartford. Program includes a panel discussion with local artists and arts administrators, small discussion groups with event attendees, and a performance by The Iron Poets. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Presented in partnership with the Hartford Commission on Cultural Affairs. Register today!

Couponing 101
Date: Thursday, February 19 and Thursday, March 19. 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Center for Contemporary Culture, Downtown Library

Everyone knows about coupons and how to use them, but not everyone knows how to use them effectively. Join instructor Gina Juliano, “The Connecticut Coupon Lady”, in this two-hour course on how to maximize your savings and use coupons to shop for FREE! Participants should have a basic understanding of computers and the Internet to fully benefit from this class. No materials are necessary to participate.