Ingalls Rink
Members-Only Tour
Saturday, February 29, 2020, 3:00 p.m.
Tour led by: Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Yale School of Architecture and
Wesley Kavanagh, Principal at Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates
NHPT is delighted to offer its members the opportunity to tour the extraordinary David S. Ingalls Rink.
The original building was designed by Eero Saarinen and Associates and completed in 1958. Its restoration and expansion were designed by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates and completed in 2008.
With catenary curves that define its innovative sculptured space, the “Yale Whale” readily takes its place alongside Saarinen’s iconic Gateway Arch in St. Louis and TWA Terminal at JFK Airport.
The award-winning restoration and expansion of Saarinen’s building have been deemed exemplary for their careful, respectful, and thoughtful engagement with this iconic structure.
The tour will be led by renowned Saarinen scholar Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, of the Yale School of Architecture, and by architect Wesley Kavanagh, who was a principal at Roche Dinkeloo, the direct descendent of Saarinen’s firm, when it undertook the renovations.
This tour will explore the dynamic design and ingenious construction of Saarinen’s remarkable vision. Participants will also encounter the philosophy and execution of a much-admired Modernist restoration project.
Tour is open to NHPT MEMBERS ONLY.
Registration is requested by Wednesday, February 26; and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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We’re Hiring!
Join our growing team at Junior Achievement of Southwest New England!
Have you wanted to be involved in JA’s mission? Do you want to give back to your community? Do you want to help young people succeed after high school? If you answered yes to any of these questions, perhaps a career at Junior Achievement would be right for you!
To learn more, reach out to Serena Iacobucci.
Management Team
Director of Operations – NEW
Reporting to the President and CEO (CEO) the Director of Operations, is a member of the senior leadership team and works closely with other senior leaders to develop and implement the organization’s long-term strategies for growth, learning outcomes and financial stability. Primary responsibilities include: Oversee strategic plan process, implementation and evaluation; manage and be the primary liaison for the New Haven Advisory Board, and oversee the annual employee goal/performance management process. This position will also be the primary liaison to Board committees and attend external donor meetings/events on the behalf of the CEO.
View full job description here.
Development Team
Education Team
Special Events Assistant (Part-Time) – NEW
Reporting to the Special Events & Marketing Manager, the Special Events Assistant will play an integral role in providing administrative support to the various JA events held throughout the year. The ideal candidate will be passionate about JA’s mission, detail oriented, and have proven success working as a Special Events Assistant – preferably in a non-profit development office. The candidate is required to be fully proficient in Microsoft Office and various non-profit databases. The events will include but not be limited to: Golf Classic, Bowl-A-Thon, Business Hall of Fame, and Office Warriors.
View full job description here.
Education Assistant (Part-Time)
Reporting to the Sr. Education Manager, the Education Assistant will play an integral role in providing administrative support for the education department. The ideal candidate will be passionate about JA’s mission, detail oriented, display exceptional time management skills and have proven success working in an administrative role – preferably in a non-profit office. The candidate is required to be fully proficient in Microsoft Office and various non-profit databases.
View full job description here.

A monthly selection of upcoming events, classes and community collaborations at NHFPL and beyond.
News from NHFPL
Mardi Gras returns to Ives Main Library!
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Join us on Fat Tuesday to celebrate your community and support the incredible work of the New Haven Free Public Library year-round. Mardi Gras features food and drinks from some of the area’s best restaurants and bars, a musical performance by Thabisa, and more exciting surprises.
This Mardi Gras, we celebrate New Haven: A City of Stories. Dress to impress inspired by the tapestry of tales – both literary and personal – that make New Haven the Greatest Small City in America!
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. First come; first served… space is limited.
Library Closings
The New Haven Free Public Library will closed at all locations for Presidents’ Day on Monday, February 17.
NHFPL Mardi Gras Schedule
In order to accommodate  NHFPL’s Mardi Gras Celebration, please note the following schedule changes for:
Ives Main Library
Monday, February 24 | Ives Main Library Open – Only Ives Squared Closed
Tuesday, February 25 | CLOSED
Wednesday, February 26 | Open at 12 pm
Wilson Library
Tuesday, February 25 | Open 10 am – 6 pm
For all our holiday hours, please refer to Holiday Closings.
Featured Events
Democracy in America: Conversations with New Haven Scholars
Join us for a second year of this series presented in partnership with Public Humanities at Yale. Monthly discussions will take place at Ives and Wilson.
Race and the New Right Wing Politics of Precarity
Tuesday, February 4, 6 pm | Ives
with Professors Daniel HoSang and Joe Lowndes
Global Food Challenges to Health and Environment
Tuesday, February 18, 6 pm | Wilson
with Professor John Wargo
Inklings: Wilson Writers Group
Led by Lucy Gellman of the Arts Paper
Tuesday, February 4, 6-8 pm | Wilson
Everyone has a story. It is time to tell yours! Join us for our monthly writing series to learn tools and techniques to take ownership over your story. This month’s program will focus on themes for the upcoming show I am My Own Wife.
Show Me How Series
Learn about the New Haven Scholarship Fund: FREE money for college!
Saturday, February 8, 11 am | Mitchell
New Haven Scholarship Fund has awarded over $8.5 million in scholarships to more than 8,500 New Haven Public High School graduates with the academic potential and financial need to enroll in college. Scholarships can be used at any college or trade school, in or out of state, and do not require a specific GPA as awards are based on family income.
Please call to register: (203)946-8117  Breakfast be served. Parents are HIGHLY encouraged to attend with their students.
Fair Haven Book Club
Monday, February 10, 2 pm | Fair Haven
Join the Book Club for an informal discussion of Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined
to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately
threaten her own life.
Eco-Yarn Tasting and Freeform Knitting
Monday, February 10, 6 pm | Mitchell
There are many new, planet-friendly yarns on the market today, made with recycled plastic bottles, upcycled denim scraps, or eucalyptus. Come and meet some of these new yarns, discuss the green craft movement, and design your own reusable dishcloth using freeform techniques. Beginning knitting and/or crochet skills required. Bring size 7 or 8 knitting needles or size G, H or I crochet hook. Each student will take home one ball of eco-friendly yarn.
Instructor Marsha Borden is an artist and maker who is loves to reuse, remake, and relove the textiles in her life. Find out more at
Learn About Women’s Bladder Health
Tuesday, February 11, 2 pm | Mitchell
A conversation with Yale faculty member Leslie Rickey, MPH, MD, an associate professor of urology and obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences. Co-sponsored by HomeHaven.
Introduction to the Local History Room
Wednesday, February 12 ,  11:30 am-12:30 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. Introduction includes tour, hands-on practice, and Q&A. Register
Caring for Caregivers: “Let’s Support One Another”
Wednesday, February 12, 6-7:30 pm | Stetson
Are you caring for a loved one? A child or an adult? Join us every second Wednesday. We are looking for suggestions, facilitators, and ways to make this program beneficial to the community. Please call Diane Brown at (203) 946-8119.
Expressive Literature: A Visual Memory Collage Book
Wednesday, February 12, 6-8 pm | Stetson
Come join us and make a collage book of your own! Led by author Deborah Hare, whose graphic novel Mixed Messages chronicles the history of Deborah’s slave ancestry. Her discussion and workshop seeks to inspire others to document their own histories. Open to ages 13+.
Poetry Reading by Shulamith Chernoff
Wednesday, February 19, 1 pm | Mitchell
Shulamith Chernoff’s second collection of poetry, Solace, maps what lodges in the heart with restraint, elegance, and the authority born of first hand knowledge. Rooted in a complex history, the poems are wise and learned. Chernoff was born in Brooklyn, NY and studied at the Teacher’s Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary, as well as Columbia University. She led a distinguished career as an Associate Professor of Education at Southern Connecticut State University. Co-sponsored by HomeHaven. For more information contact (203) 776-7378.
Urban Life Experience Book Discussion Series
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
Saturday, February 22, 12 pm | Wilson
No breathless courtroom triumphs or dramatic reprieves alleviate the sad progress toward execution in this latest novel by the author of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (Bantam, 1982). The condemned man is Jefferson, a poorly educated man/child whose only crimes are a dim intelligence, being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and being black in rural Louisiana in the late 1940s. As in his earlier novels, Gaines evokes a sense of reality through rich detail and believable characters in this simple, moving story.
Body and Soul
Tuesday, February 25, 4-6 pm | Wilson
Body and Soul is a monthly program with facilitated presentations and conversations on how to be healthier versions of ourselves with local experts and community members. This month’s topic is exercise and activity. Free dinner will be provided at each monthly program!
Stress Management Workshop
Saturday, February 22, 12-4 pm | Fair Haven
Learn techniques for managing stress with Monarch Therapeutic Services.
Greater New Haven Business and Professional Association
Wednesday, February 26, 6-8 pm | Stetson
The GNHBPA will host Yale Chief of Police, Ronnell Higgins, to discuss the shooting involving Yale PD and Hamden PD.
Need Help Writing?
Tuesdays, 1-3 pm | Ives
Wednesdays, 5-7 pm | Ives
Need help writing letters for family, work, or personal business? Invitations, emails or more? Meet one-on-one with one of our volunteers for help. Call (203) 946-7001 for an appointment
Ives Squared
Ives Squared (133 Elm Street) is designed 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.
DreamKit Launch Party
Saturday, February 1, 1-3 pm
Come learn about a new, locally-developed app focused on connecting people ages 18-25 facing housing insecurity with mentorship, employment, and housing opportunities while also paying users for positive behaviors and connecting them to employers in the Greater New Haven area. There will be free soul food, music, and DreamKit staff to chat with about any questions you might have.
For more information, visit .
Steps to Improve Your Business’s Internet Visibility
Tuesday, February 11, 6-7:30 pm
Familiarize yourself with a checklist of best practices that impact your website, your local search listings and social media accounts. Get an overview of SEMrush, a professional toolkit you can access free through the library, and learn more about using Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising.
Small Business Counseling Day with the Women’s Business Development Council
Wednesday, February 26, 10-3 pm
Register for one-on-one hour-long appointments where you’ll receive expert advice and counsel pertaining to your own small business and startup dreams in order to make them a reality.
Carving Your Path in Digital and TV Production
Saturday, February 29, 1-2:30 pm
This workshop is designed to help creatives, production and post-production crew, and talent navigate their way through the industry through providing tools in getting in the door of their dream job, building their network, developing their craft and climbing the ladder of success.
Tune up your Brand Resonance for Marketing Success
Tuesday, March 3 2020, 6-7:30 pm
Problem: How do you stand out in a sea of brands? Solution: By harnessing the power of harmony, consistency, momentum and impact. Through interactive exercises, you’ll discover ways to express how you want your brand to make people feel, who is in your tribe, and how to articulate your brand’s super powers.
Collab Office Hours
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 .
Elmseed Office Hours
Saturdays, 10 am-12 pm
Drop-ins welcome!
Address your business questions and concerns with dedicated Yale student volunteers. For more information, visit .
Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR)
Office Hours and Programs coming soon!
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 pm
Tuesday, 12-7:30 pm
Wednesday, 12-7:30 pm
Thursday, 12-7:30 pm
Friday, 12-4:30 pm
Saturday, 10-4:30 pm
Equipment Certification
Laser Cutter
Level 1: Basics
Tuesday, February 4, 3-4:30 pm
Level 2: Rotary Attachment
Thursday, February 6, 6-7:30 pm
Vinyl Cutter
Wednesday, February 5, 3-4:30 pm
3D Printer
Level 1: Makerbot
Tuesday, February 11, 6-7:30 pm
Level 2: Prusa
Saturday, February 8, 2-3:30 pm
Carving Machine
Wednesday, February 12, 3-4:30 pm
Certificaciones en Español
Solo por cita.
Design Software
Intro to Audacity
Monday, February 10, 6-7 pm
Photoshop: Photo Editing for Beginners
Friday, February 14, 2-3:30 pm
Creative Programs
Virtual Reality Workshop with Nicholas Steindorf
Thursday, February 6, 5:15-6:15 pm and 6:30-7:30 pm
Join Brooklyn based artist Nicholas Steindorf for an evening of experimenting with painting in the third dimension. Using Oculus headsets and Tilt Brush software, Nicholas will be guide you in the creation of a unique work of art, using brush strokes, meshes, and light. At the end of the workshop, your piece will be migrated into a game engine and included as a sublevel of one of the Virtual Reality works in the exhibition Strange Loops at Artspace. Space is limited.
Mardi Gras Masks
Friday, February 7, 2-3:30 pm
Tuesday, February 18, 6-7:30 pm
Get ready for Mardi Gras by making colorful masks! We’ll show you how to use the laser cutter to cut different materials, like cardstock and felt, then you can decorate one with a variety of craft supplies.
Creative-in-Residence (CIR)
Office Hours TBD
Photo Editing – Lightroom Basics with Chris Ward
Saturday, February 1, 1-3 pm
Are you curious about how to edit your photos from your phone or digital camera? In this introductory photo course, you will learn how to edit and enhance your digital photos in Adobe Lightroom. Concepts covered include exposure, white balance, sharpening and “touching-up” photos. No experience is necessary.
Orchid Cafe on the Green is an ideal spot for networking, social gatherings, and to relax, recharge and enjoy the patio overlooking
the historic New Haven Green.
Orchid Cafe
Orchid Cafe actively employs graduates and current students of ConnCAT’s culinary arts program and is intended to help local talent “transform their lives” through culinary arts. Orchid Cafe on the Green, located at the New Haven Free Public Library’s Ives Main Library, is their second cafe location to open. This partnership will support community-focused programming and exceptional hospitality. Read more about our mission-driven objectives in “ ConnCAT Grows its Culinary Footprint to the Library .”
Ives Book Club
Graphic Novel Month
Wednesday, February 12 , 6 pm
Join us for our February meeting where we will discuss graphic novels.
Film Screenings & Discussions
Friday Movie Matinees:
Celebrating Black History Month at Ives!
Fridays in February, 2-4 pm | Ives
Green Book
February 7
Do the Right Thing
February 14
Their Eyes Were Watching God
February 21
February 28
Film Screenings with Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) and Project Longevity
Reconstruction: America After the Civil War (Part 3)
Monday, February 3, 5:30 pm | Mitchell
Reconstruction: America After the Civil War (Part 4)
Saturday, February 8, 2 pm | Fair Haven
Saturday, February 22, 2 pm | Wilson
Monday, March 2, 5:30 pm | Mitchell
The series explores the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself in the face of profound loss, massive destruction, and revolutionary social change. The twelve years that composed the post-war Reconstruction era (1865-77) witnessed a seismic shift in the meaning and makeup of our democracy, with millions of former slaves and free black people seeking out their rightful place as equal citizens under the law.
A Glance at the World Through Film
11 Flowers (China)
Saturday, February  15 , 2 pm | Mitchell
11-year-old Wang lives with his family in a remote village in China. Life is tough, but they make the most of what little they have. (Chinese with English subtitles)
Film Screening and Discussion with Writer/Director Stephen Dest
The Henry Green Story
Saturday, February 22, 2 pm | Mitchell
Stephen Dest’s documentary I AM SHAKESPEARE: The Henry Green Story chronicles the true life story of 19 year old, Henry Green, living a dual life as a brilliant young actor and inner-city gang member, who was brutally shot and left for dead just shortly after his inspiring performance in Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet” and his remarkable (less than 1% chance of survival) recovery/intestinal transplant received by a 13 year old boy (Jack) who was killed in a car accident on the other side of the country but who still managed to save Henry’s life. New Haven resident and writer/director of this film was the recipient of the 2012 “Artist of the Year” (Filmmaker) awarded by the Arts Council of Greater New Haven. Mr. Dest is founder/head of the Drama Department at Neighborhood Music School, and a professor of Film Studies at University of Connecticut. Refreshments will be served! Co-sponsored by The Westville Village Renaissance Alliance.
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
Fall in love with a new book! New Fiction for February
Visit our catalog and add one of these to your reading list!
American Weather by Jenny Ofill
Amnesty by Aravin Adiga
Everywhere You Don’t Belong by Gabriel Bump
The Holdout by Graham Moore
The Lost Book of Adana Moreau by Michael Zapata
Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore
The Other Mrs by Mary Kubica
Postcript by Cecilia Ahern
Resisters by Gish Jen
Trouble is What I Do by Walter Mosley
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 Galleries
Raíces sin Fronteras | Roots Without Borders
Works by Miguel Angel Mendoza Melchor
25 de enero – 20 de marzo | Ives
Inauguración de la Exhibición:
miércoles 29 de enero, 5:30-7 pm
Mi obra refleja las experiencias y gente the mi país, Mexico.
January 25 – March 20 | Ives
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 29,
5:30-7 pm
My work reflects the experiences and people of my country, Mexico.
Six Unique Perspectives
Work by Amy Aledort Lehrer, Barbara Reiner, Jeanne Criscola, Kathy Katella-Cofrancesco, Laurie Grace, and Peggy Bloomer
February 8 – March 31 | Mitchell
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 8, 3-5 pm
NHFPL Staff Spotlight
Meet NHFPL Staff Member : Gina Bingham
Hi! I’m Gina Bingham and I’m originally from Colorado where grew up on a farm. I bounced around a few places before finding my home here in New Haven. I have always loved stories and history and getting to go to the library was always a treat for me as a kid. Now I get to enjoy that treat everyday and help build something that I hope others find as magical as I do.
What is your role at the New Haven Free Public Library?
I’m the Manager of Ives Squared, Business Outreach and Social Media at NHFPL. My team and I help run the maker space and entrepreneurial support center that make up Ives Squared at the downtown Ives Main Library.
What do you enjoy most about working at NHFPL?
Everyone comes to the library with such different needs, interests, and ideas. Whether it is helping someone find answers to a burning question, learn a new skill, or work on building an idea into reality, I find it incredibly rewarding to work with and learn more about my community every day. Sharing an idea or a question with another person can be a very personal experience, and I’m always touched when people choose to share that with me.
What book are you currently reading or is currently on your nightstand waiting to be picked up?
I’m currently absolutely loving A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin (Find it!) and I can’t wait to dig into The Visual MBA: Two Years of Business School Packed Into One Priceless Book of Pure Awesomeness by Jason Barron (Find it!).
Coming Attractions
HBCU We Are Rising Movie Series
Monday, March 9, 6-8 pm | Mitchell
Tuesday, March 10, 6-8 pm | Wilson
Wednesday, March 11, 6-8 pm | Stetson
Thursday, March 12, 6-8 pm | Fair Haven
Saturday, March 14, 10:30 am-12:30 pm | Ives
Saturday, March 14, 2:30-4:30 pm | Ives
The NHFPL in collaboration with the City of New Haven Board of Alders
Black and Hispanic Caucus in recognition of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) month, we present the movie We Are Rising. There will be an open discussion about the movie will be facilitated by Danielle Williams after the film. Light refreshments will be provided.
A Glance at the World Through Film
The Willow Tree (Iran)
Saturday, March 14, 2pm | Mitchell
Youssef is a university professor in Tehran. He was blinded in a fireworks accident when eight years old. After an operation abroad, he regains his vision, changing his life in unexpected ways. By award winning director Majid Majidi.
(Arabic with English subtitles)
Community Events
Greater New Haven Counts 2020
The 2020 Census is coming. Let’s build community power. Our community receives around $3,000 per person counted. The U.S. Census counts the country’s population and households. It determines
voting districts and the number of congressional seats. The census guides the distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funding every year to support vital programs in communities like ours, affecting housing, schools, school lunches, transportation, employment, health care and public policy. Be heard and spread the word.
Song Writing Contest
Submission Deadline: February 2 by 11:59 pm
Send your Submissions to:
Contest Criteria & Award Information:
• Your song must work with the theme: “Don’t Let Them Count You Out” and the 2020 Census
• Submit in one of three age categories: 19 and Under; 20 and Over; and Multigenerational
• Submit as an individual or team, in English, Spanish or Haitian Creole
• No swear words
• Format: video or audio, 3-5 minutes max
Three winners will be selected and their songs will be played live on local radio.
Winners will also receive a $50 gift card award; winning teams must share gift card award.
Visual Art Contest
Submission Deadline: February 2 by 11:59 pm
Send your Submissions to:
• Your artwork must work with the theme:“Don’t Let Them Count You Out” and the 2020 Census
• Submit as an individual or team
• No swear words
• Format: PDF, JPG, or PNG
• Submit in one of three age categories:19 and Under; 20 and Over; or Multigenerational
• For the T-shirt category, there is a maximum of two colors.
The winners’ visual art will appear in local libraries and be converted into t-shirts.
Finalists will receive a $50 gift card award; winning teams must share gift card award.
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, February 12, 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
Learn to improve your pronunciation, listening and speaking skills in an informal English conversation group with Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven. Learn to improve your pronunciation, listening and speaking skills in an informal English conversation group. Please call (203) 285-2482 or email 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
Tuesdays, 5-6 pm | Wilson (Classes in Spanish!)
Wednesdays, 10:30 am-12 pm | Ives
Thursdays, 10-11 am | Wilson
Thursdays , 5-6:30  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 a detailed class schedule please see our calendar .
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; and at Wilson call 203.946.2228.
Build Your Creative and Technical Skills on Your Own Time with!
All levels of training in software, creative and business skills are available through, 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 and 4-7 pm*
  • Tuesdays, 12-4 pm*
  • Wednesdays, 11:30 am-2:30 pm and 4-7 pm*
  • Thursdays, 1-4 pm*
  • Fridays, 11:30 am-2:30 pm and 4-7 pm*
  • Saturdays, 11 am-2 pm*
Wilson Library:
  • Tuesdays, 5-7 pm*
  • Saturday, February 1, 15 & 29, 10 am-1 pm*
Fair Haven Library ( Se Habla Espanol):
  • Thursdays, 5-7 pm*
  • Saturday, February 8 & 22, 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 6 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.
Morning Meditation
Saturdays, 10:30 am-12 pm | Ives
Beginners are welcome! Join us for Saturday morning mediation with basic instruction. In cooperation with New Haven Insight.
Want more? Check out our Calendar !  Sign up for emails  here !

Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza!
A Free, Hands-On Introduction
to the “King of Instruments”
The New Haven Chapter of the American Guild of Organists invites young pianists, ages 8-18, to a fun day of exploring the “King of Instruments,” the pipe organ. The event will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 9am-1pm in New Haven, CT. We will start at Bethesda Lutheran Church (450 Whitney Avenue), walk to Marquand Chapel at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music (409 Prospect St), where we will get to meet up close with the beautiful Taylor and Boody organ, returning to Bethesda Lutheran for a pizza lunch together. There is no cost to attend! Students need to sign up by calling 203-671-9393 or emailing  by March 13.
For centuries, the organ was the largest and most complicated machinery invented by humans. The instrument still fascinates students and music lovers of all ages with its thousands of pipes and rich pallet of musical colors. Students will get to listen to demonstrations of three majestic pipe organs. They will also receive individual time, with a coach, to explore one of the instruments. Students can bring pieces they have studied on the piano and can try those out on the organ. Expert teachers and organ technicians from the organist guild will volunteer their time to demonstrate how organs work and how they are played. The day will end with a free pizza lunch. Piano teachers in the greater New Haven area are encouraged to let their students know about this opportunity to learn about another family of keyboard instruments!
The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to enrich lives through organ and choral music. To achieve this, we:
* Encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music;
* Inspire, educate, and offer certification for organists and choral conductors;
* Provide networking, fellowship, and mutual support;
* Nurture future generations of organists;
* Promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles; and
* Engage wider audiences with organ and choral music.
You can read more about the organization at For more information about the New Haven chapter of the American Guild of Organists, please visit For questions about this event, see contact info below.
Contact: Vivienne McKay, Dean, New Haven Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
Phone: 203-671-9393



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Passport Day in New Haven! Friday, March 6th

posted by Robbin
February 17, 2020


To make an appointment:


Limited seating – Click here for tickets
Co-Directed by Steve Scarpa and George Kulp

Featuring NHTC Company Members

Trevor Williams and J. Kevin Smith

Doors open at 7:30 – all performances start at 8:00 in the NHTC Theater located in the English Market (at the back of EBM Vintage store)
839 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT