A monthly selection of upcoming events, classes and community collaborations at NHFPL and beyond.
News from NHFPL
Library Closings
For Independence Day, the New Haven Free Public Library will close:
  • Wednesday, July 4
For all our 2018 holiday hours, please refer to Holiday Closings.
Parking for Democracy!
Park for Free After 4:30 pm Adjacent to Ives
Yale’s Lot 51, located on Temple Street between Wall and Elm Streets, is available after 4:30 pm for the public, Monday through Friday and all day on Saturday. Yale’s Lot 51 has capacity for about 70 cars.
Ives Squared Now Open!
Ives Squared is a new space to inspire and contribute to the vibrant civic and innovative culture of the New Haven community. Ives Squared includes a maker space, a collaborative working space, and a café all designed for active learning, networking, and creative exploration. Learn more and register for workshops! Follow us on Twitter , Instagram , and Facebook !

Featured June & July Events
Disaster Preparedness: Are you ready? Don’t get caught unaware!
Saturday, June 30, 11 am and 3 pm | Mitchell
Fire, earthquake, hurricanes, flooding, winter storms, extreme cold, industrial accidents, they all may occur in your area. Learn the basics of how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. Learn about emergency and survival kits. Learn about local emergency management programs, FEMA and American Red Cross guidelines. Presented by Martin Torresquinterro from the New Haven Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees.
Viewing: 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
June 14-July 15 | Fair Haven 
Fair Haven Library will air as many matches of the 21 st World Cup as the schedule allows. Light refreshments will be provided. Bring your friends and passion for the “Beautiful Game.” If your favorite team is playing, drop by or give us a call to check on our schedule at (203) 946 8115.
A Book in Your Beach Bag 2018
Adult Summer Reading Program
July 1-August 19 | Wilson
Read or listen to a book between July 1 and August 18 and enter to win a weekly prize! Turn in the completed entry form at the Wilson Library. Each entry must include name and telephone number. For adults 18 and over. 
Transgender 101: Being Transgender—What’s it all about?
Monday, July 2, 6:30 pm | Mitchell
Join Jill Celentano to learn what it means to be transgender. Jill is a 57-year-old transgender woman who transitioned two years ago. She works with an LGBTQ afterschool program in a New Haven high school and recently presented with them at the True Colors Conference held at UCONN. Appropriate for ages 14 and up.
SCSU’s Buley Library Presents Tinker Tuesdays Rock @ Stetson!
Tuesdays, July 3, 17 & 31, 4-5 pm | Stetson
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Join Lauren Johnson from SCSU’s Buley Library for a variety of STEM programming! Create with KEVA Planks, make anything a touch pad with MakeyMakey, or design your own 3D printed objects! Families and children/teens of all ages welcome! Children under the age of 9 need adult supervision.
Community Garden
Thursdays, July 5, 12, 19 & 26
4 pm | Fair Haven
Come help us care for our community garden supported by the New Haven Land Trust! Whatever your age or ability we can use your help planting, watering, harvesting, and weeding. Thanks to you our garden will be even bigger this year—including fruit trees!
Nature Photography in your Backyard
Saturday, July 7, 3 pm | Mitchell
Learn about camera equipment, how to shoot outstanding photos, instructions in conservation, etiquette and software post processing. Presented by New Haven Parks, Recreation & Trees.
Beecher Park Summer Concert Series
Mondays, 6:30 pm | Beecher Park @ Mitchell
Presented by Westville Village Renaissance Alliance & NHFPL

July 9 | Manny James & Soulclectic
July 16 | Isabella Mendes
July 23 | Invasion Secreta
July 30 | Mike Casey Trio
August 6 | The Afro-Semitic Experience
Afternoon Book Club
Monday, July 9, 1 pm | Mitchell
Discussion of The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott
Monday, August 13, 1 pm | Mitchell
Discussion of Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday
Ives Squared
Ives Squared is a new space to inspire and contribute to the vibrant civic and innovative culture of the New Haven community. Ives Squared includes a maker space, a collaborative working space, and a café all designed for active learning, networking, and creative exploration. Learn more and register for workshops!

The Exchange offers an entrepreneurial and social space for collaboration and co-working around business, civic and community issues.
Entrepreneur-in-Residence: Will Geiger

Becoming an Entrepreneur
July 9 – August 20 | Ives
Monday Session, 12:30 - 1:30pm
Thursday Session, 6-7 pm (no Thursday, July 19)
A seven-week blended learning experience of the MIT edX online course. Meet in person to discuss, collaborate, and develop an entrepreneurial mindset. Facilitated by Will Geiger, Ives Squared Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Participants can join at any point in the series. Visit Ives Squared to register! 
Telling Your Story | Ives
Storytelling 101 | Saturday, July 28, 10-11 am
Professional Storytelling | Tuesday, August 7, 12:30-1:30 pm
Business Pitches | Saturday, August 11, 10-11 am
Discover how successful entrepreneurs relay the passion for their work to others. Participants will learn to tap into their authentic experiences and tell their own compelling stories. Instructed by Will Geiger, Ives Squared Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Participants can take part in any or all of the sessions. Register online at nhfpl.org/ives-squared .

Office Hours with Will Geiger
Mondays, 10 am-12 pm
Tuesdays, 5-7 pm
Register online at nhfpl.org/ives-squared .
Elmseed @ New Haven Free Public Library!

Elmseed Entrepreneurship Development Course
Saturday, July 14, 11 am-2 pm | Ives
Sunday, July 15, 11 am-2 pm | To be announced
A 5-session weekend course designed to help you re-think the fundamentals of your business, covering value propositions and framing your business idea, market analysis, customers, products and pricing, business finances, developing your business pitch.

Open Office Hours | Ives
July, Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 am-12 pm
Saturdays, 10 am-12 pm
In partnership with the New Haven Free Public Library, Elmseed offers regular weekly drop-in hours to address your business questions and concerns. Learn more.
Collab New Haven @ Ives Squared!

Office Hours | Ives
Thursdays, 3-5 pm
Fridays, 1:30-3:30 pm
Collab is a small business, nonprofit, and for-profit support program committed to serving Connecticut entrepreneurs. Get one-on-one advice about obtaining capital, mentorship, and other resources for entrepreneurs based in Connecticut. For more information about Collab, visit collabnewhaven.org .
The Tinker Lab provides the training and tools for experimentation and an introduction to the world of creating and making, an essential element of the 21st century learner.
The Tinker Lab is for customers 18 years or older; customers ages 13 -17 may only use the machines if supervised by a Tinker Lab trained adult caregiver.
Tinker Lab Open Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 am-3 pm
Tuesday & Thursday, 2:30-7:30 pm
Saturday, 10 am-4:30 pm
General Orientation
Monday | 12-1 pm
Wednesday | 2-3 pm
Thursday | 6-7 pm
Saturday | 10-11 am
An introduction to the Tinker Lab, provides access to the dedicated design computers upon completion.
Equipment Certification
3D Printer | Mondays, 3-4 pm
3D Carving Machine | Tuesdays, 12-1 pm
Laser Cutter | Wednesdays, 3-5 pm
Vinyl Cutter | Thursdays, 12-1 pm
Visit Ives Squared to register! 
Creative-in-Residence: Alex Gonzalez
Wednesday Programming | Ives
July 11, 6 pm | Tropical Island Paradise
July 18, 6 pm | Scandinavia Medieval Town
July 25, 6 pm | Low Poly Wild Western
Take your imagination and turn it into reality! Learn how to build stunning worlds and
experiences in virtual reality. Using Unreal Engine, students will create their own 3D scene filled with foliage, weather, physics, and animation. Register online at nhfpl.org/ives-squared .
Office Hours with Alex Gonzalez
Tuesdays, 3-5 pm
Thursdays, 12-2 pm
Register online at nhfpl.org/ives-squared
Talk with the Docs & Visit the Farmer’s Market!
Thursday, July 12, 4 p.m. | Fair Haven
Join us for the latest program in a series of bilingual health talks planned with our partners from Junta, Fair Haven Community Heath Care, and CitySeed. Join the docs from FHCHC for an outing to the Farmer’s Market. Meet vendors, local social service providers, shop with a special voucher, and attend a free cooking demo followed by an informal dinner. Learn more about the health connection between diet and exercise. Activities for kids will take place during the session.  
Nasty Women Connecticut presents
Testimonials Project - #METOO
Thursday, July 12, 5:30-8 pm | Ives
Film screening will begin at 5:45 pm followed by a book healing workshop with art therapist Mariah Gormas. Supported by the New Haven Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism and the Mayor’s Vitality Grant Program.
Urban Life Experience Book Discussion Series
The Origin of Others and A Mercy by Toni Morrison
Saturday, July 14, 12 pm | Wilson
Join the discussion of these two books with Wilson Branch Library’s book club led by Librarian Marian Huggins.
Media Literacy for Adults: Fighting Fake News and Misinformation Online
Wednesday, July 18, 6-7 pm | Stetson
Conflicting information is everywhere. Unsure what you can trust? Join Rory for a one-hour workshop to brush up on your media literacy skills. Topics discussed include social media, online hoaxes, reliable news sources, news bias, and more! Participants will leave with resources to assist them in arming themselves against misinformation.
Living Longer, Living Smarter
Monday, July 30, 1 pm | Mitchell
An interactive session offering a look at how to prepare for your future so you can live your best life the way you choose. Presented by the AARP
Film Screenings & Discussions
Classic Film Screening
Casablanca (Rated PG)
Saturday, June 30, 1:30 pm | Fair Haven
In this classic film, Rick Blaine, who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo. Popcorn included!
Friday Movie Matinees
Fridays in July, 2-4 pm | Ives
July 6 | Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation
July 13 | Spider-Man Home Coming
July 20 | Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
July 27 | Dunkirk
Saturday, July 7, 1 pm | Wilson
Presented by Project Longevity.
Tuesday, July 3, 5:30 pm | Wilson
An “Honorable Mention” Winner from the New Haven Documentary Film Festival. Presented by My Brother’s Keeper.
Film & Discussion with Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) New Haven
Slavery by Another Name (2012)
Monday July 16, 3:30 pm | Mitchell
One of a series of films exploring race and racial justice. Presented by SURJ New Haven
Movie Madness Mondays Rock @Stetson!
Mondays, 3-5 pm | Stetson
Beat the summer heat and cool off with a rockin’ family flick! Families and children/teens of all ages welcome! Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult guardian.
Can’t make it to one of our films? You have options!  
  • Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 titles, including award-winning documentaries; acclaimed, rare and hard-to-find titles; classics films; and world cinema with collections from The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, and PBS among many others. Users are able to access Kanopy through a variety of devices and platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, iOS and Android.
  •  Hoopla offers a huge collection of films, TV shows, educational videos, documentaries, music, audiobooks, e-books and comic books to enjoy straight from your browser, tablet, or smartphone! Easy to use with your library card - and no waiting!
  • You can always browse and borrow from our audiovisual (AV) collection of DVDs and CDs! Information about our AV collection is available via our online catalog.  
Collection Connection
The Most Popular Circulating Books this Month! 
What is your New Haven community reading? Check out our list of the most popular books borrowed last month! Visit our catalog and add one of these to your reading list!
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudio Rankine
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Educated by Tara Westover
In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende
The President is Missing by Bill Clinton
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
A Higher Loyalty by James Comey
The Outsider by Stephen King
Book News in your InBox!
Do you know what your librarians are reading and recommending? Do you want to see highlights of new books available at the library? Sign up for Book News in Your Inbox and select Staff Picks, New Arrivals, Downloadable Ebooks and Audiobooks and more! Subscribe to as many e-newsletters as you like and you will receive email newsletters with brief descriptions of each title as well as links to the library's catalog so you can easily reserve titles of interest.
NHFPL Galleries
A Kaleidoscope of Plastic
Works by Marsha Borden
July 14 – September 7, 2018

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, July 18 from 5:30-7 pm
In this exhibit, Marsha Borden exploits the sculptural qualities of the single-use plastic bag while examining its place in our culture. What do we consume? Can we ever really throw things “away?” Can waste be beautiful? Do we have an obligation to save the planet by cutting down on our use of plastic? Can we carry a plastic bag without feeling guilty? Is there a place for plastic?
Works by Liz Antle-O’Donnell
May 12 – July 6, 2018 | Ives Gallery
In 2011, roughly 6-9 million people in the U.S. were estimated to live in a gated community, with 1 in every 2 houses being built behind walls in California alone. Liz Antl-O’Donnell’s recent body of work focuses specifically on gated communities, drawing parallels between this rapidly expanding phenomenon and what is happening in our country today.
Maya’s Magic Garden:
Ladybug Art Exhibit
Work by John Kabala
June 4 – August 25, 2018 | Mitchell
A resident of Westville, John Kabala is a folk artist who uses color and abundance of vision in his paintings to create a unique style of art. Many of his pieces involve historical figures, past events, fantasy, childhood scenery and children’s fairy tales.
New Haven Financial Empowerment Center Free Workshops!
Workshop Schedule, 5:30 - 7:30 pm | 316 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven
July 19 | Home Ownership   
Pre-register by visiting our website at www.newhavenfinancialempowerment.com or contacting Alexa Campos at (203) 946-7803, acampos@newhavenct.gov, or NHOC@newhavenct.gov
Coming Attractions
Raoul Peck Film Retrospective
Wednesdays | Ives
August 1 | I Am Not Your Negro
August 8 | Lumumba Death of a Prophet
August 15 | The Young Karl Marx  
Masterful, insightful, astute, award-winning Haitian filmmaker and political activist, Raoul Peck tells stories that matter. Echoing Peck’s rare personal background-born in Haiti, raised and educated in the Congo, France, the USA, and Germany-NHFPL is screening three of his films that reflect Peck’s international outlook. Each film will be followed by a discussion.  
SCORE Summer 2018 Entrepreneur Series
Wednesdays in August and September 5:30-8 pm | Ives
August 8 | Business Planning
August 15 | Building a Competitive Advantage
August 22 | Legal Considerations for a New Business
August 29 | Money & Finance
September 5 | Digital Marketing
September 12 | Doing Business with The Government  
Workshops for entrepreneurs in the planning stages or ready to launch their business.
The Poetry Lounge
Monday, August 20, 6:30 pm | Mitchell 
Are you a poet or do you take pleasure in listening to poetry? If so, join us as we meet up with other poets and enjoy the relaxed ambience of The Lounge.
Disrupt Aging in Your Community
Monday, August 27, 1 pm | Mitchell 
An interactive session aiming to bridge the gap between generations by focusing on aging from an intergenerational perspective. Presented by the AARP.
Ongoing Classes
50+ and Seniors
One-on-One Computer Help
Tuesdays, 4-5 pm & 5:10-6:10 pm | Ives 
50+ years of age and just starting or have a computer dilemma? Sign up for one-on-one free computer help at your own pace. To register call 203.946.7001.
Ask a Lawyer
Wednesday, July 11, 5:30-7 pm | Ives 
A monthly opportunity to receive general legal information during a free 15-minute consultation. Sign-ups start at 5:10 pm.
Lifelong Learning
Adult Reading Classes | Stetson
To register and schedule call (203) 776-5899 
Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven presents free classes to help adults learn to read, write and understand more words in a small class setting. 
ESOL Classes & Conversation (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
Mondays, 6:30-8 pm | Mitchell
Tuesdays, 6-8 pm | Ives (July 16- August 10)
Wednesdays, 4 pm | Fair Haven
Thursdays, 6-8 pm | Ives (July 16- August 10)  
Weekly conversational English Class for new Americans, co-sponsored by Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven. Learn to improve your pronunciation, listening and speaking skills in an informal English conversation group. Please call (203) 776-5899 or email MeghenFitzgibbons@lvagnh.org to register for classes.
Knitting Club
Mondays, 6 pm | Mitchell
Come armed with your own needles and yarn – join anytime, newcomers and beginners welcome!
Weekly Computer Classes
Mondays, 5-6:30 pm | Ives
Tuesdays, 5-6 pm | Wilson (Classes in Spanish!)
Wednesdays, 10:30 am-12 pm | Ives
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm | Stetson
Thursdays, 10-11 am | Wilson
Fridays, 10:30 am-12 pm | Ives
Classes all require some familiarity with using a keyboard and mouse. Classes include different levels for Word, Excel, Internet Explorer, PowerPoint and Keyboard/Mouse/Email. For detailed class schedule please see our calendar.
One-on-One Technology Assistance and Job Search Coaching On Demand!
Wednesdays, 12-4 pm | Ives
Stop by the lower level Information Desk for on demand one-on-one sessions on technology and employment assistance. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to help you find the answers to many of your questions! 
One-on-One Computer Assistance
By Appointment | Fair Haven
Wednesdays by Appointment| Mitchell
Mondays and Tuesdays by Appointment | Stetson
By Appointment | Wilson
Meet one-on-one to discuss your individual technology needs. To schedule an appointment at Fair Haven call 203.946.8115; for Mitchell, call 203.946.8117; for Stetson contact Rory at 203.946.8119 or rmartorana@nhfpl.org; and at Wilson call 203.946.2228.
Build Your Creative and Technical Skills on Your Own Time with Lynda.com! 
All levels of training in software, creative and business skills are available through Lynda.com, free with your NHFPL library card. Learn software, creative techniques and business strategies for all levels with thousands of video tutorials. Go at your own pace, follow a curriculum and absorb new skills!
Health and Wellness
Tuesdays, 6-7 pm | Ives
Beginners and experienced practitioners are invited to join this guided mediation brought to you in cooperation with the New Haven Zen Center. Instruction for beginners at 5:45 pm.

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