A monthly selection of upcoming events, classes and community collaborations at NHFPL and beyond.
News from NHFPL
Your donation to NHFPL during the Great Give expands the library's print and digital collections, sustains free programming for kids, teens, and adults across the city, and drives innovation that inspires the community.

Hear what some of our users shared - Check out our My NHFPL Story videos!

Join in the fun May 1-2, or schedule your donation online today . Plus, a gift between 9 - 10 pm on Wednesday, May 1 can help us win an extra $10,000 prize!
Visit G Café Bakery in Ives Squared for G@3 Book Talks, High Noon Jazz and more!
Enjoy a 5% discount with your NHFPL library card when you visit the Ives Squared location (133 Elm Street) of G Café Bakery. Details below on G@3 Book Talks and High Noon Jazz. Open Monday-Thursday, 10 am-6 pm and Friday & Saturday, 10 am-4 pm.
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.
Library Closings
The New Haven Free Public Library will close at all locations for Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 25 and Monday, May 27.

For all our 2019 holiday hours, please refer to Holiday Closings.
Featured April & May Events
Introduction to Plant-Based Eating by Shelara Pullen 
Saturday, April 27, 2 pm | Wilson

Working every day? Caring for loved ones? Too busy for the usual plant-based food prep? This workshop is for you!
Sickness, Health, and You with Professor Carolyn Roberts & Students
Tuesday, April 30, 6-8 pm | Wilson
Learn how life impacts our health and the things we can do to be healthier. Carolyn Roberts is a historian of medicine with a joint appointment in the departments of History/History of Science and Medicine and African American Studies at Yale University.  
Democracy in Crisis: Conversations with New Haven Scholars
Join us for the final presentations in this year-long series in partnership with Yale University’s Public Humanities department. 
Reckoning with Settler Colonialism, Here and Now
Tuesday, April 30, 6 pm | Ives
Kehaulani Kauanui, Professor of American Studies, Wesleyan University
NEA Big Read New Haven
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
May-June | New Haven
The New Haven Free Public Library is partnering with the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Gateway Community College and others for the 2019 Big Read selection, The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri with related free events offered throughout Greater New Haven. Learn more and see the full calendar!

NEA Big Read Kick-Off
Tuesday, May 7, 6-7:30 pm | Gateway Community College - Café  Vincenzo
Book Discussion | The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Thursday, May 23, 5:30 pm | Ives Squared

The Namesake follows the Ganguili family from their tradition-bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans. With penetrating insight, Lahiri reveals not only the defining power of the names and expectations bestowed upon us by our parents, but also the means by which we slowly, sometimes painfully, come to define ourselves. Available for borrowing at the Ives Main Library reference desk and as an e-book and e-audiobook on Overdrive.
Fair Haven Neighborhood Community Management Team Meeting
Thursday, May 2 pm | Fair Haven

Each neighborhood in New Haven has a management team made up of your neighbors that meets monthly to identify and examine neighborhood news and issues. Hear reports and get information from first responders, elected officials representing Fair Haven, and concerned citizens. Have a voice in your community - join us on the first Thursday evening of each month
Wilder Strings Performance Party
Monday, May 6, 6:15 pm | Mitchell

Come join local musician Bethany Wilder and her violin and viola students for a laid-back spring recital of string duets. 
Women’s Self-Defense Workshop
Saturday, May 4, 3:30 pm | Fair Haven 

Our friends at SWAN invite you to learn the basics of self-defense, the class will run about an hour long, and is open to all women. Jasmine, an experienced instructor, will show how to protect yourself and practice handling stressful situations. All physical ability levels are welcome as we focus on personalizing self-defense techniques so that everyone can become confident in using them. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing
U.S Census Job Fairs: Now hiring in New Haven County!

Fair Haven Library
Thursday, May 23 & 30, 6 pm
Ives Main Library
Monday, May 13 & 20, 10:30 am
Mitchell Library
Monday, May 7 & 28, 4 pm
Stetson Library
Tuesday, May 14 & 21, 12 pm
Wilson Library
Wednesday, May 8 & 15, 10 am 

Learn about job openings with the U.S. Census Bureau. Register for an information session at any library branch. Flexible hours, office jobs or work from home; earn $17-23 per hour. Experience with technology, computers, smartphones needed. Bi-lingual candidates in all languages needed. Paid training, no previous experience required. 
Long Wharf Theatre & NHFPL
Join Long Wharf Theatre and the New Haven Public Library as we explore the ways stories help us make sense of the world. Come eat, laugh, share, and celebrate with us!  

Mi Historia: A Bilingual Story Sharing Event!
Thursday, May 9, 6 pm | Fair Haven
Join us for a visual and oral story event, and LWT's first bilingual event! All are welcome to share their stories in English or Spanish. There will be live translation.
Únete a nosotros para compartir tus historias.
Local History Room Tours
Friday, May 10, 12-1 pm | Ives

Learn about our print and digital collections, including books, documents, clippings files, maps, and photographs. Learn how to use the Library’s online history and genealogy resources: Ancestry, NewsBank, and America’s Historical Newspapers. Come with questions! Learn how to find what you are looking for. Hour introduction includes tour, hands-on practice, and Q&A. Register
6th Annual Community Health Fair
Saturday, May 11, 10 am-2 pm | Stetson

Join us for Stetson’s Annual Health and Wellness Fair! Admission is free and allows you access to all the events, including blood pressure checks, blood sugar testing, HIV testing, legal services, LGBTQ+ health education, and dental services. There will also be food, a live DJ, raffles, health and insurance counseling, and more… all for free! Brought to you by NHFPL’s Stetson Branch Library in partnership with Yale Medical School, Cornell Scott Hill Health Center, Salsa Rueda New Haven, Latino Medical Student Association, Association of Yale Alumni, and the Freddy Fixer Parade Committee.
Apostle Immigrant Services Citizenship: Information Session
Saturday, May 11, 11 am | Fair Haven

Have you or someone you know thought about becoming a US citizen? Would you like to know more about how it works? We can help. This free presentation will explain the process, requirements, and what to know before you apply. Start now and you may be able to vote in the 2020 election! Presented by Apostle Immigrant Services. For more information, call 203) 752-9068.
Afternoon Book Club
The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk
Monday, May 13, 2 pm | Mitchell

Discussion of The Red-haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk.
Fair Haven Book Club
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Monday, May 13, 2 pm | Fair Haven

Join the Book Club for an informal discussion of Tayari Jones’ novel "An American Marriage”. Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Copies available to borrow! 
Get Organized! Presentation by Jan Baltrush
Monday, May 13, 4 pm | Wilson

Should you need assistance with a cluttered home, are downsizing, just moved into a new home, started a home business, had an additional family member move in with you, or just feel that your rooms can be used in a more efficient and productive manner, join us for this presentation!
Show Me How: Get Your Bike Ready for Spring!
Monday, May 13, 6 pm | Mitchell

May is Bike Month, so get your bike ready for spring! This clinic includes a basic bike repair workshop, a free safety inspection, and basic adjustments. Workshop will be led by Martin Torresquintero, Outdoor Adventure Coordinator for the New Haven Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees. 
Urban Life Experience Book Discussion Series
Defining Moments in Black History:
Reading Between the Lies
 by Dick Gregory
Saturday, May 18, 12 pm | Wilson

Join the Urban Life Experience Book Discussion Series for the latest read, Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies by Dick Gregory . The book is full of such eye-opening—sometimes shocking—historical tidbits, about everything from Rosa Parks to the Dred Scott decision to Pullman Porters to the Montgomery Bus Boycott to the Million Man March to W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, and the Atlanta Compromise. 
The Art of Illustrated Maps :
A Panel Discussion Moderated
by John Roman
Saturday, May 18, 2-3:30 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 will moderate a panel with several Connecticut map artists including Connie Brown, Jennifer Thermes and Karen Romano-Young. Sponsored by the Connecticut Map Society.
Yale Science in the News @NHFPL!

The Molecular Macarena: Coordinating Your Body's Movements
Monday, May 20, 6:30 pm | Mitchell

You’ve probably heard of proteins and that you should consume them in your food. But did you know we need them to perform nearly every task in your body? Proteins are highly diverse molecules that shimmy, shake, and find partners for their tightly coordinated dance in biology. Join us to learn how missteps in this “molecular macarena” lead to common diseases of the brain, like Alzheimer’s and depression.
International Festival of Arts & Ideas Neighborhood Festivals!
Lively one-day neighborhood Festivals usher in the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in downtown New Haven. Community Steering Committees, local arts and business partners, and Festival staff and volunteers host local talent, family activities, and vendors in New Haven’s historic and culturally rich neighborhoods.
Hillfest | #CommunityFirst
Saturday, May 18, 1-5 pm
Cornell Scott Hill Health Center | 428 Columbus Avenue
Let’s Get Active. Let’s Get Creative. Let’s Get Healthy. Featuring free hamburgers and hotdogs, live local entertainment, activities for children and adults, bike activities and more!
Fair Haven Neighborhood Festival | Celebrating Family
Saturday, May 25, 12-4 pm
Criscuolo Park | Chapel and James Streets
Celebrate with us for the 6th year. This year we will celebrate family in all of its forms. We invite you to enjoy with us food, local live music, bike activities, tours and more.
Celebra con nosotros para el 6°año. Este año lo haremos celebrar la familia en todos sus formas. Te invitamos a disfrutar con nosotros comida, música en vivo local, actividades de bicicleta, tours y más.
Dixwell Freddy Fixer Neighborhood Festival
Saturday, June 1, 12-5 pm
Scantlebury Park | 139 Ashmun Street
The Elm City Freddy Fixer Parade and International Festival of Arts & Ideas are collaborating with
New Haven Bike Month, Cornell Scott Hill Health Center, New Haven Free Public Library to celebrate the rich culture and history of the Dixwell neighborhood. Featuring live local entertainment, activities for children and adults, bike activities and more!
Learn more, visit artidea.org/neighborhood .
Community Garden
Thursdays, 4 pm | Fair Haven 

Come help us care for our community garden! Whatever your age or ability we can use your help planting, watering, harvesting, weeding, etc. Thanks to you our garden will be even bigger this year! 
Ives Squared
Ives Squared (133 Elm Street) 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 on business, civic and community issues.
Finding Funding for Your Small Business: Panel Discussion    
Thursday, May 9, 5:30-7:30 pm  
Do you need tips on raising funds for an entrepreneurial venture? Learn how to take the appropriate steps for obtaining business capital. Local bankers and non-profit lenders will demystify this process for you. Meet business lenders, investors and other experts who can help you craft a pitch for capital.  Register .
New Haven Made Manufacturing Fair  
Thursday, May 2, 6 pm | Ives Squared - Register
Thursday, May 16 , 6 pm | MakeHaven - Register
Explore the world of local manufacturing with rapid-fire, Pecha Kucha style presentations from local businesses involved in manufacturing. Presenters will range from small startups to large-scale manufacturers. Register for these two events featuring different presenters!
Liberty Bank Academy for Small Business  
Select Tuesdays and Thursdays in May through June  
FREE series of classes to help small business owners feel confident about unleashing their earning potential. Liberty Bank is offering a $5,000 line of credit to qualifying small business owners who complete the program! Registration required.  Register and more information .
Collab at NHFPL!
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. Register for an appointment.
Elmseed Office Hours
Saturdays, 10 am-12 pm
Drop-ins welcome!
Address your business questions and concerns with dedicated Yale student volunteers. Learn more.
Entrepreneur-in-Residence: Rick Callahan
Office Hours
Tuesdays 12-2pm 
Wednesdays 6-8pm  

Biz Plan Review Workshop  
Tuesday, May 7, 5:30-7pm  
Bring your business plan, whether you’ve just started it or have a few versions, and get advice and feedback on making it the most it can be. 
Business Growth Workshop  
Thursday, May 16, 12-1:30pm  
Finding time to focus on taking your business to the next level can be difficult. Bring your big ideas, never-ending to do list, and business goals to this workshop and leave with practical next steps to grow your business. Our Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Rick Callahan, will work with you to find clarity and turn long term goals into manageable actions you can do right away. 
Web Marketing Workshop  
Thursday, May 23. 12-1:30pm  
Learn how to grow a brand using digital channels such as social media, digital advertising, search engine marketing, and content marketing. This hybrid class and workshop is designed for those just beginning with web design, marketing, and social media marketing. 
Entrepreneur Support Group  
Thursday, May 30, 12-1:30pm  
Building something can be tough, but you can make the journey easier with a network. Come meet other entrepreneurs and create that support that will help yourself and others succeed. 
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 12-5:30
Tuesday 12-7:30
Wednesday 12-7:30
Thursday 12-7:30
Friday 12-4:30
Saturday 10-4:30
Equipment Certification

3D Printer 
Wednesdays, May 1 and 29, 3-4:30 pm
Vinyl Cutter
Saturday, May 4. 3-4:30 pm
Wednesday, May 15, 3-4:30 pm 
Thursday, May 30, 6-7:30 pm  
Wednesday, May 8, 3-4:30 pm  
Thursday, May 23, 6-7:30 pm 
Laser Cutter
Thursday, May 9, 6-7:30 pm  
Wednesday, May 22, 3-4:30 pm  

Certificaciones en Español
Solo por cita.

Register online at nhfpl.org/ives-squared .
Graphic Design

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
Monday, May 13, 6-7pm  
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
Tuesday, May 14, 3-4 pm

Register online at nhfpl.org/ives-squared.
Sewing Club
Tuesday, May 28, 6-7:30 pm
Drop in and get creative!
Creative Programs

Game of (Vinyl)Thrones Stickers
Saturday May 4, 2-3 pm  
Drop in create your own GoT inspired vinyl sticker and enjoy some trivia!     
Vision Board Building  
Monday, May 20, 12-2 pm 
Envision your goals to help make them come true. Bring photos, magazine clippings and images that inspire you. 

Register online at nhfpl.org/ives-squared
Creatives-in-Residence: Jacquelyn Gleisner and Ryan Paxton
Office Hours
Mondays, 6-8 pm
Saturdays, 12-2 pm
Adobe Illustrator Tutorial for the Laser & Vinyl Cutter  
Wednesday, May 1, 6-7:30 pm  
Learn how to prepare and format your Adobe Illustrator files correctly in order to use the laser cutter and vinyl cutter in the Ives Squared maker space. 
Laser Cut Paper Lamps   
Wednesday, May 8, 6- 7:30 pm
Come create a laser cut paper lamp to add to an exciting community art installation.  
Linocut Printing on the Carvey CNC  
Wednesday, May 15, 6-7:30 pm  
Co-CIRs will demonstrate how they used the Carvey CNC machine to carve a linocut board which participants can print using a wooden spoon and ink.  
Basic 3D Modeling   
Wednesday, May 22, 6-7:30 pm  
Learn how to use the software to model a chess piece that can be printed on the MakerBot 3D printers. This tutorial is intended to help participants become familiar with the software program and skills needed for users to 3D print on their own. 
Making Basic Circuit Boards  
Wednesday, May 29, 6-7:30 pm  
Learn how to make a basic circuit board using the Carvey CNC machine
G Café Bakery is an ideal spot for networking and social gatherings offering beverages and snacks to relax and recharge as well as a patio overlooking the New Haven Green.
G@3 Author Talks
The Changing Tide b y Lewis Beilman
Saturday, May 4, 3 pm | Ives

Join us for a reading of The Changing Tide by Lewis Beilman. The Changing Tide includes ten short stories and a novella. The works represent several visions of a changing United States and feature characters who either embrace or reject the changes they experience. Copies will be available for purchase and signing
Poets on Poetry in G Café: Sylvia Plath 
Second Saturdays, April-June, 10:30 am | Ives
May 11 | Gwendolyn Brooks 
June 5 | Pablo Neruda 
Join us for a morning reading and discussion of poetry with poets! Created in partnership with the CT Poetry Society.  

G@3 Book Talks
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 3 pm
Join us for librarian-led 3-minute book talks and 10% G Café discount for participants!

High Noon Jazz
Wednesdays, 12-2 pm
May 1 |  Airborne  Jazz Duo
May 8 |  The  Mychael A. Ross  Duo
May 15 |  Guitarist  Michael Coppola
May 22 Bassist  Steve Clarke
May 29 | Guitarist  Bruce Gregori
Blue Plate Radio Entertainment brings New Haven jazz to G Café. Come to listen and enjoy a treat from G Café. Find all the events on Facebook!  
Film Screenings & Discussions
Friday Movie Matinees: May is all about Fast Cars!
Fridays in April, 2-4 pm | Ives

Baby Driver
May 3
The Fast and the Furious
May 10
May 17
Mad Max: Fury Road
May 24
May 31
Film Screenings with Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography in Four Voices
Monday, April 15, 5:30 pm | Mitchell

Film screening and discussion, presented by Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ).
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
New Fiction for May!
Visit our catalog and add one of these to your reading list!

Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin
The Guest Book by Sarah Blake
Kremlin Strike by Dale Brown
Last Time I Saw You by Liv Constantine
Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames
Bride Test by Helen Hoang
Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary
How Not to Die Alone by Richard Roper
Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev
So Many Ways to Enjoy NHFPL with Access from Anywhere!
No matter what you're in the mood for, we offer  digital content  that will brighten your holidays. Read books and magazines, listen to music, or watch TV and movies. All just a download away. 
NHFPL Gallery
Adae Fine Art Academy Student Exhibition 2019
Works by Adae Fine Art Academy Students
May 18 - July 12, 2019 | Ives

This exhibit we will be showcasing artwork executed by Adae Fine Art Academy artists in the past year.
Creative Minds: The Art of New Haven Youth
Works by New Haven Public School Students

March 23 – May 10, 2019 | Ives

New Haven Public School Students display their current work at the New Haven Free Public Library Ives Gallery.
Discovering New Haven
Photography by Robert Silverstein

May 6 – August 31
Opening reception: Monday, May 6 6pm

Bob Silverstein is a New Haven based photographer whose work focuses on landscape and architectural subjects. In addition, as a volunteer with food assistance organizations in Virginia and New Haven, he has photographed many charity events and clients receiving food services. Though Bob is mostly
self-taught, he enjoys going to photography workshops to gain additional knowledge and inspiration.
NHFPL Advocate Spotlight
Meet NHFPL Advocate: Shana Schneider 
Shana Schneider is a regular patron of the New Haven Free Public Library system and also is honored to serve as the current President of the Library’s Board of Directors.

What inspires you to give back to NHFPL?
The library provides so much more than access to books...it serves as a community hub, learning center, cafe, co-working space, event location, reading nook, movie house, museum and theater box office, and the list goes on. It serves people from all backgrounds and provides a place for learning and discussion that brings together people from all backgrounds. It's truly an honor to help support an organization that partners with local and national organizations to create opportunities that help us move as one city and one community with one future.
How do you use the Library?
I'm always on the lookout for places that provide stand up work areas and the cafe at Ives is the perfect spot. Not only are there high top counters to work on your laptop, but the view out to the New Haven Green is spectacular and access to coffee or tea is just a few steps away!

What book are you currently reading or is on your nightstand waiting to be explored?
I'm currently reading The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Emily Watson ( Find it! ), the first woman to translate it into English. It's for my book club. I'm still in the introduction, so fingers crossed I get further along before we meet again!
For a little lighter fare, I can't wait to start  The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory O'Meara ( Find it! ). I had no idea that the Creature from the Black Lagoon was created by a woman! Turns out Milicent and the monster she created have a very interesting story.
Coming Attractions
Remembering Anne Frank
Film Screening: Redemption Blues (2017; 84 min.)
June 12, 5:30 pm | Ives

Director and Producer Peter Stastny was born in Vienna as the son of Orthodox Jewish refugees. After a career in psychiatry, he began working with film in the mid-1990s, looking for ways to move forward after the immense trauma endured by the Jewish population of Europe during the Second World War.
Community Events
Public Art Installation
Saturday, May 11, 12-4 pm  | East Street Arts

Join us as we help celebrate a new public art installation, Fiber Sculpture: A Community Constructed Project, with our friends at East Street Arts. The celebration will feature food, drinks, music and Ecoworks - Creative Reuse & the New Haven Free Public Library providing interactive activities. Register   
May 30-June 9
Whitney Humanities Center at Yale | Ives Main Library | Café Nine

Admission is free. Full schedule of captivating array of new films to be announced at ww.NHdocs.com .
Public Budget Hearings—Come out and tell the Alders your NHFPL story!
Wednesday, May 8, 6 pm | Aldermanic Chambers, City Hall

All New Haven residents are welcome to attend and participate in these Public Hearings to have their voice heard. Let the Alders know what city services make a difference in your life and the well-being of our city.
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, May 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 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!
Weekly Computer Classes
Mondays, 5-6:30 pm | Ives
Tuesdays, 5-6 pm | Wilson (Classes in Spanish!)
Wednesdays, 10:30 am-12 pm | Ives
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. 

NHFPL has partnered with Comcast to promote digital learning and affordable internet access. Find NHFPL’s computer classes listed on Internet Essentials website along with information about internet basics, internet safety, affordable internet access and resources to help build skills and provide a foundation for use of the internet to meet the needs of daily life. Attend a class at NHFPL to learn more! 
For detailed class schedule please see our calendar .
One-on-One Technology Assistance, Resume Writing, 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, resume writing, 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 @ NHFPL
Ives Main Library:
  • 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*

Wilson Library
  • Tuesdays, 5-7 pm*
  • Saturday, May 11, 10 am-1 pm*

Fair Haven Library
  • Thursdays, 5-7 pm*
  • Saturday, May 4 &18, 10 am-1 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 has assisted more than 300 individuals annually from Ives Main Library.  
*Please note the last appointment is taken 30 minutes before the session ends.
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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