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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.
 
“Finding Dad” Author Talk with Kara Sundlun
Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
Location: Center for Contemporary Culture, Downtown Library

Emmy-award winning journalist, Channel 3 co-host and news anchor Kara Sundlun will discuss her newly-released book detailing her life growing up fatherless and building a relationship with her father, a legendary war hero and two-term governor, when she was a young woman. Thea Montanez will moderate the discussion and facilitate audience Q & A. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

 
“Hunger in America” Film Screening
Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
Location: Center for Contemporary Culture, Downtown Library

Join us for a screening of "Hunger in America" the acclaimed film documenting the lives of 50 million Americans who go to bed hungry every night. A discussion on food scarcity and hunger will follow the film. Presented in partnership with City of Hartford, Hartford Food System and Foodshare.