Greetings from the JPW Library!

This page is updated regularly, so please visit again. You can also follow us on Facebook, and we look forward to having you visit in person!

The JPWL is open!
• Come in, check out and/or return books inside, browse the stacks, and read a book.
• The church building is locked, please ring the JPWL bell when you arrive.
• Our hours: 9 am to 5 pm Monday thru Thursday, and Sundays from 9 am to 12 pm

The Unity Green was dedicated on June 20, 2021   Completed mural organized by CT Murals , in Blue Back Square, was also dedicated as part of the MLK Racial Equity Mural Tour in Connecticut. The mural depicts the “messages, images, and symbols that Martin Luther King, Jr. stood for, along with highlighting other local and national Civil Rights leaders. The mural; an expansive work of art along the south side of the Noah Webster Library located in the heart of Blueback Square.”

Walking Group
Mondays at 8:30 am (Please note the time change!)
Join JPWL staff for a Monday Meander during June and July this summer as we walk to, around, and about West Hartford (no meeting on July 5th).  Contact the library with questions: or 860-232-3893.

Search our Catalog
Are you looking for your next read? We have many new books for children, tweens, teens, and adults. Fiction, non-fiction, and more. Books on social justice, LGBTQ+ issues, environmental concerns, relationships, health — contact us with questions or requests! By Phone: 860-232-3893. Search our online catalog.

Book Discussions


The JPW Library hosts two book groups, one weekly and one monthly. 

Book Groups

Awakening the Spirit and Food for Thought are on Summer Break! See you in the Fall!

Summer Book Discussion Planned
Monday, July 26th, from 12 to 1:30 pm
Join Rev. Amie Giguere and Lauren Dube for a summer book discussion. They will discuss Finding Home by Julie K. Aageson. “Finding Home offers luminous, grounded wisdom from a luminous, grounded writer. Aageson invites us into a journey of spiritual reflection upon the things that matter most–relationship, story, divine indwelling, vocation, generosity, gratitude, failure, and those pesky questions of meaning underlying them all” (online review). We hope to offer both in-person and Zoom participation for this event. Please let us know if you are interested in joining us by contacting us at the JPW Library. Books will be ready for pick-up by Monday, June 28th.

Now available in the JPW Library: the First Church Senior Resource Manual for seniors and their families provides information on care options, legal matters, illness, spirituality, local transportation options, and more.