A monthly selection of upcoming events, classes and community collaborations at NHFPL and beyond.
News from NHFPL
G Caf é Bakery Now Open in Ives Squared!
Enjoy a 5% discount with your NHFPL library card when you visit the brand new Ives Squared location for G Café Bakery and enjoy the view from the patio overlooking the historic New Haven Green while you sip and snack on their goodies. Come to network with entrepreneurs and creatives in Ives Squared, where we promote and celebrate the innovative culture of New Haven. Ives Squared includes a maker space and a collaborative working space designed for active learning, teamwork, and creative exploration. Learn more and register for workshops! Follow us on Twitter , Instagram , and Facebook and share #IvesSquared!
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.
The New Haven Free Public Library invites artists, curators, nonprofit organizations and students to exhibit their (2D) work at the Ives Gallery. Display your art and help the Library celebrate our creative community! Visit the Ives Gallery page on September 15 for more information.
Stetson Library is preparing to move into a new, state-of-the-art home in the Q House and we need your help to reach our $2 million goal by the end of the year! Seedlings Foundation has extended a challenge to the New Haven community: if we can raise $250,000, each gift will be matched dollar for dollar . Donations of $50 to $10,000 are eligible for this match. Big and small, every gift makes a difference! Visit nextstetson.org to donate today.
Library Closings
For Labor Day Weekend, the New Haven Free Public Library will close:
  • Saturday, September 1
  • Monday, September 3
 
For all our 2018 holiday hours, please refer to Holiday Closings.
Featured August & September Events
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.
Community Garden
Thursdays, September 6, 13, 20 & 27
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!
Historic Homes Rehabilitation Tax Credit Workshop
Saturday, September 8, 10:30-12:30 pm | Ives
Presented by the New Haven Preservation Trust. Learn the ins and outs of one of the nation’s most generous rehabilitation incentive programs for individual homeowners with Architectural Preservationist Alyssa Lozupone from the State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Economic and Community Development. Please register by Thursday, September 6 to info@nhpt.org or (203) 562-5919.
Windham Campbell Literature Prizes 2018
We are once again proud to partner with the Windham Campbell Literature Prizes at Yale University! Search our catalog under "Windham-Campbell 2018" to find titles to borrow from this year’s authors. Join us for these two sessions at Ives Main Library.
 
Epic Transformations
Thursday, September 13, 12-1 pm | Ives
Professor of Classics Emily Greenwood talks with Suzan-Lori Parks, Jennifer Makumbi, and Cathy Park Hong.
 
Memories, Secrets, and Lies: Writing on Family
Friday, September 14, 12-1 pm | Ives
Anthony Domestico talks with Olivia Laing, Jennifer Makumbi and Lorna Goodison. 
Leeny Del Seamonds - ¡Vive el Cuento - Live the Story!
Thursday, September 13, 5:30 pm | Fair Haven 
Master bilingual storyteller Leeny Del Seamonds shares traditional Cuban and American tales. An exciting mix of music and story creates a fun family evening!
Author Talk with Alice Mattison
Monday, September 17
6:30 pm | Mitchell
Alice Mattison will read from her new book, Conscience, published by Pegasus Books in August 2018.





Photo ©  Sigrid Estrada
John Roman: The Art of Illustrated Maps
Saturday, September 22, 2-3 pm | Ives
Join author, educator and map illustrator John Roman for a discussion of his book, The Art of Illustrated Maps . Roman will show many of the illustrated maps he’s created for advertising and publishing during his career, and reveal how and why the human mind instinctively accepts the artistic license invoked in “not-to-scale” maps. This presentation is sponsored by the Connecticut Map Society. 
Democracy in Crisis: Conversations with New Haven Scholars
Tuesdays, 6 pm | Ives

Barack Obama & the Rise of Trumpism: Reflections on Recent US History
Matthew Jacobson, Professor of American Studies, Yale University
September 25
 
How Fascism Works
Jason Stanley, Professor of Philosophy, Yale University
October 30
 
Corporations and Democracies
Doug Rogers, Professor of Anthropology, Yale University
November 27  
Join us for the first of this year-long series in partnership with Yale University’s Public Humanities department. 
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.
SCORE Summer 2018 Entrepreneur Series
Wednesdays in August and September 5:30-8 pm | Ives
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. To register, go to: nhfpl.org/ives-squared .
Crowdfunding: How to Start Your Campaign
Thursday, September 27 6:30-7:30 pm

Tap into your local and digital community to fund your projects. Learn about testing your idea’s viability, best practices for building and marketing your campaign, and the different platforms available. Instructed by Will Geiger, our inaugural Ives Squared Entrepreneur-in-Residence.
Elmseed Office Hours | Ives
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 @ Ives Squared

Collab Accelerator Info Session
Monday, August 27, 6-7 pm | Ives
Are you a Connecticut builder, entrepreneur, or activist? The Collab Accelerator is a 10-week program for anyone with an idea and the passion to see it through. The program provides access to funding, workshops, mentorship, coworking space, and more. Collab provides childcare, transportation, and interpretation for entrepreneurs who need it.

Collab 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
 
Equipment Certification
3D Printer | Mondays, 3-4:30 pm
3D Carving Machine | Tuesdays, 12-1:30 pm
Laser Cutter | Wednesdays, 3-5 pm
Vinyl Cutter | Thursdays, 12-1:30 pm

Certificaciones en Español Miercoles
Impresora 3D | Septiembre 5, 12 - 1:30pm
Computadora de Tallado 3D | Septiembre 12, 12 - 1:30pm
Cortadora Laser | Septiembre 19, 12 - 2pm
Cortadora de Vinilo | Septiembre 26, 12 - 1:30pm

Register online at nhfpl.org/ives-squared .
Creative Programs

Sewing 101: Pillows
Wednesday, September, 19, 6-7:30pm
 
New Haven.io Polyglot Talk
Thursday, September 20, 6-8 pm
 
Make Your Own Cutting Board
Thursday, September 27, 6-7:30 pm

Register online at nhfpl.org/ives-squared .
Creative-in-Residence: Alex Gonzalez
 
Wednesdays, 6 pm | Ives
September 5 | Autumn Leaves
September 12 | Floating Outerspace Island

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 until September 15
Tuesdays, 3-5 pm
Thursdays, 12-2 pm
Register online at nhfpl.org/ives-squared
Film Screenings & Discussions
Classic Film Screening
Singin’ in the Rain (Rated G)
Saturday, August 25, 1:30 pm | Fair Haven
Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds star in the romantic musical set in the period when the movie industry was switching to sound films and the anxieties performers had about the transition. Popcorn included!
Leonard Bernstein Centennial Tribute
Leonard Bernstein: Larger Than Life
Saturday, August 25, 2 pm | Ives
Leonard Bernstein was Americas musical ambassador to the world. This fascinating documentary shows why Bernstein was one of the most influential classical musicians of the last century. He was an inspirational teacher, a brilliant conductor, a fine composer, and an accomplished pianist. Discussion to follow screening.
Friday Movie Matinees: Epic Movie Month!
Fridays in September, 2-4 pm | Ives
September 7 | Troy
September 14 | The Hobbit
September 21 | Noah
September 28 | Atonement
Classic Film Screening
Touch of Evil (Rated PG-13)
Saturday, September 29, 1:30 pm | Fair Haven
When a car bomb explodes on the American side of the U.S./Mexico border, Mexican drug enforcement agent Miguel Vargas (Charlton Heston) begins his investigation, along with American police captain Hank Quinlan (Orson Welles). When Vargas begins to suspect that Quinlan and his shady partner, Menzies (Joseph Calleia), are planting evidence to frame an innocent man, his investigations into their possible corruption quickly put him and his new bride, Susie (Janet Leigh), in jeopardy. Popcorn included!
Interference
Saturday, September 8, 2 pm | Wilson
Interference is a short story of activism. It speaks to the rewards, frustrations, success, shortcomings and the drive to continue the struggle for social justice in America. Yale graduate and film maker Julia Rosenheim interviews local activist, Barbara Fair and touches the surface of her life as an activist. An “Honorable Mention” Winner from this year’s New Haven Documentary Film Festival. 
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 the 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!
 
The President is Missing by Bill Clinton
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
March by John Lewis
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Clock Dance by Ann Tyler
Citizen : An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts
We are once again proud to partner with the Windham Campbell Literature Prizes at Yale University! Search our catalog under "Windham-Campbell 2018" to find titles to borrow from this year’s authors. Join us for these two sessions at Ives Main Library.
NHFPL Galleries
Remixed:
A Kaleidoscope of Plastic
Works by Marsha Borden
July 14 – September 7, 2018
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?
NHFPL Staff Spotlight
Meet NHFPL Staff Member: Kyle Litscher
 
Kyle Litscher has been working as a librarian at the New Haven Free Public Library since 2015. Since his promotion to Community Technology Librarian in 2017, Kyle has helped to design and implement Ives Squared, and now oversees the Tinker Lab, its maker space. Currently he is working on developing and teaching classes to the New Haven community about the technology in Ives Squared, including the 3D printer, the vinyl cutter, the laser cutter and the 3D carving machine. 
 
What is your role at the New Haven Free Public Library?
 
As the Community Technology Librarian, I oversee the Tinker Lab curriculum and services; staff and customer training; operations and equipment maintenance; evaluation, promotion and outreach to customers and ecosystem partners along with the collection development. You can usually find me at the Switchboard in Ives Squared or in the Tinker Lab teaching a class, helping patrons with projects, or creating something fun!
 
What do you enjoy most about working at NHFPL?
 
I enjoy making new technologies available and accessible to the public. I like helping patrons work through problems with their projects as well experiencing the “Aha!” moment when they grasp a concept or have a new idea. Also, I really enjoy learning new technologies myself through practice, play and teaching!  
 
What book are you currently reading or is on your nightstand waiting to be explored?
 
Currently, I am reading Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson, the third book in the Stormlight Archive. ( Find it! )
Community
Apply for the Collab Accelerator
Applications Due: September 4  
The Comic Art Bootcamp was this year’s program for young artists in the public schools and the results have been a deliriously fun and heartwarming view of our City. Their publication, The Comic Anthology , will be for sale. 
Apply for the Collab Accelerator
Applications Due: September 4  
Are you a Connecticut builder, entrepreneur, or activist? The Collab Accelerator is a 10-week program for anyone with an idea and the passion to see it through. The program provides access to funding, workshops, mentorship, coworking space, and more. Join a movement and a network of entrepreneurs working to make our communities more joyful. Collab provides childcare, transportation, and interpretation for entrepreneurs who need it.
 
 
 
Coming Attractions
Getting an Early Start: Combating Hate and Fear of Others
Monday, October 1, 6:30 pm | Mitchell
Does diversity matter in early childhood education? Why is empathy so important in early childhood education? What is childhood trauma and how do we counterbalance it? Social justice in early childhood – what does it look like? Join Allyx Schiavone, Executive Director of Friends Center for Children, in a discussion of how we can create empathy and equity in New Haven’s early education system.  
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, September 5, 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, 6-8 pm | Mitchell
Tuesdays, 6-8 pm | Ives
Wednesdays, 4 pm | Fair Haven
Thursdays, 6-8 pm | Ives
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!
Technology
Weekly Computer Classes
Schedule:
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
Liberty Community Services @ Ives
Mondays, 11 am-2 pm*
Tuesdays, 12-4 pm*
Wednesdays, 11:30 am-2:30 pm*
Thursdays, 1-4 pm*
Fridays, 11:30 am-2:30 pm*
Saturdays, 11 am-2 pm*
Liberty Community Services ' mission is to end homelessness in Greater New Haven. Liberty provides social service office hours six days per week at the Ives Main Library. Liberty staff meet with those seeking information on housing, re-entry services, employment, benefits, accessing medical or mental health care or any other issue the patron may have. Now entering its 5 th year of partnership with NHFPL, Liberty assists more than 300 individuals annually from the library location. 
 
*Please note the last appointment is taken 30 minutes before the session ends.
Meditation
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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