This Week in Westville:
Design the Album Cover of Your Life @KLG, Movie Screening: Shift Change @Mitchell Library, Edgewood Farmers Market, Last  Summer Concerts: Carlos Y Su Momento/Apple+Pear Pies!

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Summer Programs
MITCHELL LIBRARY  
Mitchell Library
Click  HERE  for Summer Events for Adults

Click HERE for Summer Events for Kids

LIBRARY HOURS:
Mon 12-8 |Tue 12-6| Wed 10-6 | Thu 10-6 | Fri CLOSED | Sat 10-5 | Sun CLOSED

Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison Street, 203-946-8117
Cafe X

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Cafe X, 911 Whalley Avenue
Strange Ways

STOREFRONT HOURS
Monday * Closed 
Tuesday-Sunday * 10:00AM-5:00PM 

FRIDAYS OPEN LATE 10:00AM-7:00PM

Strange Ways, 910 Whalley Avenue, 
Vintanthromodern

Vintanthro's expertly curated vintage, modern and small batch handmade goods can be found at 895 Whalley Avenue in Westville.

CLOSED Monday - Tuesday-Thursday 12-5 - Friday 12-7- Saturday/Sunday 10-5 


Vintanthromodern, 895 Whalley Avenue 
Whimsies and Wishes
Take a walk down Memory Lane at  Whimsies and Wishes! With an extensive collection of vintage jewelry along with an eclectic blend of old and new gifts, you'll surely find something for yourself and everyone else on your gift-giving list. Like them on Facebook!

 Whimsies and Wishes, 865 Whalley Avenue
Apartment For Rent
WESTVILLE APT. FOR RENT 

Available:  9/1/2019 
$1,275/mo.

1st floor, 1,000 sq. ft., 2 bedroom apartment in owner-occupied 2-family on Central Ave. Includes living room, dining room, bathroom, kitchen, hardwood floors, ornamental fireplace, basement storage, washer/dryer hookups, water and sewer. Pets considered. References and credit check required. 

  Text Steve 203.915.0510
Through August 31
DISCOVERING NEW HAVEN: PHOTOGRAPHY  BY ROBERT SILVERSTEIN 
Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St., (203) 946-8117
Through August 30
ON MY MIND: ONE JEWISH WOMAN'S VIEW, WORKS BY KAREN KASSAP @BEKI 
BEKI, 85 Harrison Street
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS


TRANQUIL VIBES AND FRSSTYLE PIES
July 31, 2019, The New Haven Independent, Samuel Hadelman- "Beecher Park was filled with pies, kids, and live music Monday night for the fourth entry in a weekly summer Westville concert series and pie bake-off. The event, held outside of Westville's Mitchell Library branch, was hosted by the neighborhood nonprofit,  Westville Village Renaissance Alliance The theme for this week's concert was 'HiFi Pie Fest,' the featured performer was local guitarist and singer-songwriter  S.G.Carlson , and the featured food truck was the  Caseus cheese truck The concert's laid-back atmosphere left dozens amiably sitting, chatting, and chomping on pie slices as they enjoyed Carlon's music. "It's nice and mellow," one attendee said. "It brings the community together."  The event's pie category was the dauntingly open-ended "freestyle," which lead to many any eclectic bite. The pies held a diverse collection of flavors, ranging from Libby Abraham's Martha Stewart Alsatian Potato Pie to Wren Hoffman's prize-winning pizza pie..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.


July 31, 2019, The Arts Paper, by Lucy Gellman- "Neighborhood Music School was built on a platform of economic access. Now its new executive director wants to get it back there.  That's the story for Noah Bloom, who was named executive director of Neighborhood Music School (NMS) last week. Daniel Gurvich, who joined NMS as executive director in May 2015, stepped down at the end of June.  Prior to his appointment Bloom served as director of programs at NMS for seven years, with a brief stint as interim executive director when Larry Zukof retired from an 18-year tenure in 2014.  "I believe deeply that the arts are a human right and not a privilege, and I think we need to champion that," Bloom said in an interview last week, seated in his Audubon Street office. "In terms of developing life skills, and the skills that we're looking for to help students be successful in their future endeavors, the arts are the perfect platform..."  Click HERE to comment and read full article.

E-READING, SCREEN TIME FOR YOUNG CHILDREN DRAW SCRUTINY
July 28, 2019, CT Mirror, by Elizabeth Heubeck- "The Mitchell branch of the  New Haven Free Public Library tries to be at the forefront of whatever products are trendy or new. That means offering e-books for patrons of all ages and providing computers for children who want to conduct research online or play games. But, according to branch manager Sharon Lovett-Graff, the library's youngest patrons, and their parents, remain interested primarily in borrowing print books.  "At one time, we were all very nervous that e-books would take over. But not anymore," said Lovett-Graff, who estimates that in the past year, the library checked out about 5,300 board books - thick, picture books aimed at pre-readers. "I don't hear parents asking about e-books for toddlers," she observed.  Recent research supports the reluctance of educational experts and parents to place electronic readers within reach of very young children..." Click HERE to comment and read full story.
Saturday, August 3, 1:00pm-4:00pm

DESIGN THE ALBUM COVER OF YOUR LIFE! @KEHLER LIDDELL GALLERY

This afternoon workshop is inspired by the design work of George Corsillo -a Westville-based graphic designer whose retrospective of work, More is More, will be on view at KLG. Using a relief printing technique, and under the guidance of teaching artist Ana Henriques, and Corsillo himself, participants will create an album cover of the soundtrack to their life. Participants are asked to bring 4-5 photographs or images that are meaningful to their lives. Pre-registration is required as class size is limited. Free and open to ages 11-14 years old. All materials are included.


Complete details HERE

Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue  
Saturday, August 3, 2:00pm

MOVIE SCREENING + PANEL:
SHIFT CHANGE @MITCHELL LIBRARY

This film was featured at the 2019 New Haven Documentary Film Festival and nominated for the Audience Award for Best Feature Film. The film is about how New Haven practices an approach called community policing, with a goal to foster trust and open communications, and to avoid excessive force. 

*This event is co-sponsored by Alder Adam Marchand of the 25th Ward 
the Westville Village Renaissance Alliance, Westville-West Hills Community  Management Team. R efreshments will be served! 

Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison 
Sunday, August 4, 10:00am-1:00pm

CITYSEED EDGEWOOD FARMERS MARKET


Edgewood Park Farmers Market, Sundays, 10am-1pm at the corner of Whalley & West Rock Aves.  Check out who & what you can find at the market HERE.

Edgewood Park, Corner of Whalley Avenue and West Rock Avenue
Monday, August 5, 6:00pm

WVRA PRESENTS: THE BEECHER PARK SUMMER CONCERTS AND HIFI PIE FEST!

Mitchell Library/Beecher Park, 37 Harrison Street
UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, August 6, 7:00pm
LOCAL LITERARY EVENT TO FEATURE STORIES ABOUT NEW HORIZONS- Click HERE for more info. Lotta Studio, 911 Whalley Avenue

Thursday, August 8, 6:00-9:00pm
SUMMER NIGHTS DANCE PARTY- Click HERE for more info.  Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue, Beer Garden Tickets

FOR A FULL CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS, VISIT