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“Miss Librarian” Passes Half-Century MarkNew Haven Independent Oct 26 2016

“Big Dog” Brings It Home.  New Haven Independent Oct 14, 2016

Panel honors Yale Rep’s 50th anniversary.  Yale News Oct 10, 2016 

Westville Library Makes Space For Artists.  New Haven Independent Sept 21, 2016

Hill branch of NHFPL celebrates 10 years.  Yale News Sept 16, 2016

 Hill’s “21st Century” Library Turns 10.  New Haven Independent Sept 15, 2016

The New Haven Free Public Library is excited to issue its second annual open call for 2017 exhibitions in the Ives Gallery!   Press Release Sept 14, 2016

Yale literary festival celebrates Windham-Campbell prizewinners, features keynote by Patti Smith .  Yale News Sept 9, 2016

New Haven Free Public Library celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Wilson Library!  Press release Sept 7, 2016. 

New Haven Book Lover’s Website Takes Readers To Real Places From Their Favorite Fiction.  Hartford Courant Sept 3 2016

New Haven Free Public Library announces new hours at the four neighborhood libraries – open one more day each week!  Aug 31 2016 – Press Release

Canvassers #Start Early On School.  New Haven Independent, Aug 29, 2016 

Weading Wabbits Hop Into Hill Library.  New Haven Independent Aug 26, 2016

Weading Wabbits Hop Into Hill Library.  Twitter Aug 26, 2016

World Class Violinist Electrifies Stetson.  New Haven Independent Aug 10 2016 

 Word & Images: A celebration of paintings.  NHFPL Press Release Aug 11, 2016

Films About Mideast, Castro, Mel Brooks In New Haven.  CT Now July 25, 2016


Dependence on smartphones may challenge Connecticut’s job seekers.  New Haven Register Technology July 20, 2016

Storm Disturbs the Dead, Sends Pie Inside. New Haven Independent July 19, 2016

No Vacation For Young Musicians.  New Haven Independent July 18 2016

Yale Press director John Donatich on public libraries and New Haven past and present.  Yale News June 29, 2016

The Huntress: Public Library Card Is A Fancy Cheapskate’s Dream.  The Hartford Courant June 30, 2016

A Renewer Heads West.   New Haven Independent June 29, 2016

Extended hours, summer programs offered at New Haven libraries.  News 8 June 29 2016

New Haven’s four neighborhood libraries open on Saturdays this summer!  NHFPL Press release June 27 2016


Resume’ seminars, movies for adults and kids, first-time author readings and much, much more at ...   Robbins List June 26 2016

This Week in New Haven (June 20 – 26).  Daily Nutmeg June 20, 2016

Ladybugs To The Rescue.  New Haven Independent June 15, 2016

On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! New Haven Free Public Library Launches Summer Learning Challenge and Open eBooks.  Press Release June 14, 2016

Budget Passes; NHPD Brass Slapped.  New Haven Independent June 7, 2016

New Haven alders approve city budget, including $45 million Strong School project.  New Haven Register June 6, 2016

Harp, Looney among those at pre-demolition ceremony for Q House in New Haven.  New Haven Register June 4, 2016 

Muralists Say Goodbye & Hello to the Q   New Haven Independent  June 6 2016

Growth and Change.  Connecticut Parent Children’s Bookshelf – May 2016


BEACHCOMBING: Some of the Best Daycations in Connecticut. May 24, 2016

Arts & Ideas sets trio of Pop-Up Festivals in New Haven neighborhoods. New Haven Register May 2, 2016 

Experts Discuss How to Innovate the New Haven Free Public Library. The Knowledge Green May 3 2016

Bernie Sanders hold rally in New Haven, speaks one-on-one with News 8.  News 8 April 25 2016

Mother Forms Foundation To Help Parents Find Services For Autistic Children.  Hartford Courant April 25 2016

Attorneys provide free legal advice on the New Haven Green.  CT Post, April 21 2016.

Good cheer expected at Wooster Square’s Cherry Blossom Festival Sunday.  New Haven Entertainment  April 20, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre to Host ‘Pedal to Paris’ Bike Event, 5/15.  BroadwayWorld.Com April 19 2016.

5 great things about New Haven.  New Haven Register April 15 2016

The New Haven Free Public Library Foundation announces Fran DeToro as newest Board Member!  Press Release April  14, 2016

Brogan Nudges City Toward 1 Percent.  New Haven Independent, April 13 2016


All Is Forgiven. New Haven Independent April 11, 2016

New Haven Free Public Library to waive overdue fines week of April 11 to 21.  New Haven Register April 8, 2016

New Haven Free Public Library Celebrates National Library Week!  Bring back your overdue items and fines will be waived!  New Haven Public Library Press Release April 7 2016

Q&A: Sharon Lovett-Graff of the New Haven Free Public Library.  Kirkus April 6, 2016

Big Pictures.   Daily Nutmeg.  April 7 2016

Yale, New Haven honor those who strengthen bonds with Elm-Ivy Awards.  New Haven Register,  April 5 2016

Elm-Ivy Award winners saluted for civic service on common ground of New Haven and Yale.  Yale News, April 5 2016

This Week in New Haven  (April 4 – 10).  Daily Nutmeg April 4 2016

7 Students Vie For Board Of Ed Seat.  New Haven Independent March 24, 2016

Mythical ‘Journey Of A Vagabond’ In New Haven.  Hartford Courant March 24 2016

School Nurses Supported; State Reliance Questioned.  New Haven Register March 15 2016.

Films About Ireland On St. Patrick’s Day In New Haven.  Hartford Courant March 14 2016.

First public hearing for proposed city budget draws support, criticism.  New Haven Register March 14, 2016.

New Haven Peaces Out.  New Haven Independent Feb 22, 2016
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Alders host library workshop.  Yale News March 9 2016

Science Diplomats to present ‘The Quantum Factory: Creating Solar Storms, Particles, and Uncertainty’.  Yale News March 2 2016

Get Ready for Endless Summer Learning.  Library School Journal March 1, 2016

New Haven Mayor Toni Harp presents budget with no tax increase for second straight year.  New Haven Register Feb 29 2016 

No tax hike in FY17 budget.  Yale News March 1, 2016

Harp Budget Holds Line On Taxes.  New Haven Independent Feb 29 2016

Author “Sees Color” Of Racism.  New Haven Independent, Feb 26 2016.

History’s Voices Come Alive.  New Haven Independent Feb 25, 2016

Q House, Long Wharf Plans Proceed.  New Haven Independent Feb 17th

Fadiman hosts 10th annual reading.  Yale Daily News, Feb 17, 2016

Generational Wisdom Passed.  New Haven Independent Feb 12, 2016

Public library Mardi Gras party.  Yale News Feb 10th.

Elm City Celebrates Mardi Gras At Least Twice.  New Haven Independent, Feb 10 2016.

This Week in New Haven (February 8 – 14):  “Mardi Gras: Masquerade Madness”   Daily Nutmeg Feb 8, 2016

Announcing the 2016 Inaugural Exhibitions for the New Haven Free Public Library’s Ives Gallery!

Mayor Toni Harp, New Haven Public Schools’ Superintendent Garth Harries and City Librarian Martha Brogan Join President Obama’s ConnectED Library Challenge!

Newcomer celebrates black beauty in exhibit.  Yale News Feb 1, 2016

Amid Rancor, Harp Strikes Conciliatory Note.  New Haven Independent Feb 2, 2016
Read the full prepared text of Harp’s State of the City Address here.

Tom Ficklin’s WNHH Community Radio hour.  Jan 25, 2016.

An Immigrant Becomes A Citizen.  New Haven Independent Jan 29, 2016

This Week in New Haven (January 11 – 17).  Daily Nutmeg Jan 11, 2016.

This Week in New Haven (December 21 – 27).  Daily Nutmeg Dec 21, 2015.

NHFPL Press Release | “Festival of Branches” Video Celebrates the New Haven Free Public Library’s Impact in Our Neighborhoods! December 9, 2015.

Librarian Rides To Moment Of Glory.  New Haven Independent Dec 4, 2015.

New Haven librarian to receive public service award Wednesday.  New Haven Register, Dec 3 2015.  Note:  The ceremony was held on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at the Carnegie Corporation (not Wednesday, Dec. 9 at Carnegie Hall)

2015 I Love My Librarian Award Winners. Dec 3, 2015.

NHFPL Press Release | NHFPL Librarian Diane Brown Receives National Public Service Award. December 3, 2015.

Harp Enlists Help To Boost Reading.   New Haven Independent Nov 25, 2015

This week in New Haven (November 23 – 29).  Daily Nutmeg.

NHFPL Press Release | Festival of Branches. November 7, 2015

New Haven firefighter’s wife pens children’s book on the department. New Haven Register Nov 1, 2015

Bioswale “Greens” A Library Branch.  New Haven Independent Oct 16 2015

Roosevelt: Kick Out “Hyphenated Americans”.  New Haven Independent  Oct 13 2015.

Five More Impressive Buildings by Architect Cass Gilbert.   Preservation Nation Blog.  Sept 28, 2015.

LWT Library Partnership Hailed as Strengthening the New Haven Community.  Long Wharf Theatre – Oct 1, 2015

Miss Diane Gave Kenny A 2nd Shot.  New Haven Independent  Sept 29 2015

Long Wharf Theatre & New Haven Free Public Library to Host Evening Celebrating New Partnership. Sept 3 2015

Calendar: Orange Open Farms Day, polo matches in Hamden, ‘Murder for Two’ at LWT.  New Haven Register Entertainment Calendar.  Aug 21, 2015

New Haven Housing Authority Holds Back-to-School Fair.  NBC Connecticut News Aug 11, 2015

This week in New Haven (Aug 3 – 9).   Daily Nutmeg Aug 3 2015

New Haven Music in the Parks summer concert series continues Wednesday.  New Haven Register Entertainment July 27 2015

As ADA Turns 25, A Champion Turns A Corner.  New Haven Independent July 22, 2015

New Haven Website Walks In Fictional Footsteps.  New Haven Independent July 16 2015

Teens Get Their Own Library Nook.  New Haven Independent July 14 2015

A Love For A City—Times 50—Goes On Display. New Haven Independent July 13 2015

This Week in New Haven (July 13 – 19). Daily Nutmeg July 13 2015.

Red, White and Blue and Green.  Daily Nutmeg July 3 2015

30 Small-Biz Dreamers Get Started.  New Haven Independent June 15 2015

Superheroes, Snakes, Spiders Kick Off Summer Read.  New Haven Independent Jun 12 2015

Festival Listens To Dixwell. New Haven Independent June 12 2015

Library Emerges As Budget Winner.  New Haven Independent June 3 2015.

New Haven Documentary Film Festival at Ives Main Library.  Daily Nutmeg.  This Week in New Haven June 1 2015

Library attacked    New Haven Independent May 28 2015

Final Budget Passed; Strong School Plan Killed.  New Haven Independent May 27 2015

New Haven, Yale ‘are part of each other’.  New Haven Register May 17, 2015

New Haven neighborhoods gear up for Arts & Ideas with 3 pop-up fests.  New Haven Register  May 11, 2015

Arts & Neighborhoods Pop UpNew Haven Independent May 11, 2015

CT Homeless Coalition seeking help from libraries.  Bristol Press April 29 2015

The Kings of Dixwell Avenue.  The Yale Herald April 17, 2015

FY16 NHFPL Budget Presentation to Alders’ Finance Committee (April 8, 2015)

Harp announces canvas to increase literacy.  Yale Daily News April 9 2015

New Haven library director eyes Hartford as model for services, funding.  New Haven Register April 9 2015

Readmobile Rolls to Solar Youth New Haven Independent April 1 2015

New Haven residents lobby alders for library funds, food policy post.   New Haven Register March 30 2015

Nurses, Food Post Supported At Budget Hearing.  New Haven Independent March 31 2015

New Haven’s rare black librarian keeps mission in mindNew Haven Register March 30, 2015

Krikko Kick-Starts A Communal Mosaic.  New Haven Independent March 11 2015

This Week in New Haven March 23 thru 39th Daily Nutmeg March 23 2015

Big Canvases Take Over Azoth Gallery.  New Haven Independent March 20 2015

At Stetson, The Gloves Come Off.  New Haven Independent March 19 2015

New Haven library staff needs ‘urgent,’ alders toldNew Haven Register March 6 2015

Head Librarian Pleads For More Staff. New Haven Independent March 6 2015

First budget hearing draws small turnoutYale Daily News March 6, 2015

Randall Beach: Remembering the days when movie theaters were downtown palaces or in our neighborhoodNew Haven Register Feb 26 2015

13th annual Mardi Gras fundraiser at the New Haven Free Public Library New Haven Independent Feb 19 2015

Subzero Chill Drives The Chilled Into The Stacks.  New Haven Independent Feb 23 2015

Azoth Gallery, at the New Haven Public LibraryNew York Times Feb 22-28 events

Brownsville Song – Long Wharf TheatreBroadway World Feb 20 2015

Time for Masquerade Madness Daily Nutmeg Feb 16th

Valentine’s Day events at New Haven Free Public Library Daily Nutmeg Feb 9

To one and all: have a healthy, safe, and happy new year!  Office of the Mayor Jan 5 2015

A Cold Night For New Haven’s Homeless, And Those Who Serve Them.  NPR News Jan 9 2015

Hot and ColdDaily Nutmeg Januar y 7, 2015.

Good, cheap and healthy…How to Eat Well on $4 a Day Daily Nutmeg January 5, 2015

Tour company sets presentation in New Haven on North Korean tours.  New Haven Register Dec 31, 2014

New Haven ‘Digital Life’ exhibit maps city’s emotions through social media New Haven Register Dec 9, 2014

A local hero can finally take a bow for his monumental work New Haven Register Dec 7, 2014

Art Afternoons at New Haven Public Library The Library as Incubator Project Dec 4, 2014

Krikko’s Next Act New Haven Independent Nov 28, 2014

Black Nationalist Spits Rhymes New Haven Independent Nov 14, 2014

NHFPL puts books on wheels Yale Daily News  Nov 4, 2014

Literacy Forum: Libraries in the 21st Century New Haven Independent Nov 3, 2014

New Readmobile Debuts New Haven Independent October 30, 2014

Choose Your Own Adventure Daily Nutmeg  October 28, 2014

Off Book  Daily Nutmeg  August 21, 2014

New Haven has a new library director  New Haven Register  July 31, 2014

A Fresh Face, & A “Fresh Start” New Haven Independent  August 1, 2014

Stetson Block Party With The Washington Fellows  I Love New Haven  July 19, 2014

Future of Print Daily Nutmeg July 15, 2014

Monsters Invade Mitchell New Haven Independent July 10, 2014

President Obama’s Young African Leaders at Yale Block Party Yale News July 10, 2014

In New Haven, Africa’s young leaders bring their talents to Yale New Haven Register July 09, 2014, 6:54 PM EDT

Cashmere & Taurai Network New Haven Independent  July 10, 2014 8:10 AM

World War I-Themed Programs In New Haven Harford Courant Friday June 27, 2014

Stetson Library Kicks Off Summer Reading New Haven Independent  June 16, 2014 8:15 AM

“On Living” film highlighted New Haven Independent, June 16, 2014

New Haven Reading Program Turns the Page New Haven Register, June 6, 2014

Great Scot: NH Public Library’s Wave WFSB May 27, 2014

New Q House Effect on Stetson Library? New Haven Independent, May 8, 2014

Pop-Ups in the Hill New Haven Register, May 2, 2014

Democracy Forum: Vietnam Revisited Yale International Alliance, May 2014

“The Wave” Rolls Into Town New Haven Independent Apr. 29, 2014

New Haven Public Library Catches the WAVE New Haven Register Apr. 28, 2014 and May 5, 2014

Daily Nutmeg includes Entrepreneur Workshop at NHFPL New Haven Register Apr. 21, 2014

Domestic Workers Emerge From Shadows New Haven Independent  March 20, 2014 8:32 AM

Phat TuesdayNew Haven Independent March 5, 2014, 1:25 pm

New Haven’s Wilson Library, its builders, symbols of resilience  New Haven Register  Mar 3, 2014

Students Say Standardized Tests Kill Learning  New Haven Independent  Feb 10, 2014 8:24 AM

Library chief departs  New Haven Independent  Jan 27, 2014 2:50 pm

Stacked Deck  Daily Nutmeg  Jan 10, 2014

How we saved the post office — & the library  New Haven Independent  Jan 8, 2014 3:36 pm

Three Kings Branch Out New Haven Independent Jan 7, 2014 8:39 am

New Haven Public Library exhibit shows generations of Americans at work New Haven Register Dec 28, 2013

“The Way We Worked” works  New Haven Independent  Dec 17, 2013 1:15 pm

“Urban Librarian” Feted  New Haven Independent  Dec 16, 2013 11:45 AM

New Haven Anthem  Daily Nutmeg  Jul 4, 2013

Library’s new approach hopes to keep New Haven kids’ reading skills up in summer New Haven Register May 26, 2013

New Haven library goes from books to baking New Haven Register May 9, 2013

Library Bards  Daily Nutmeg  Oct 24, 2012

Civic and Social Responsibility Podcast  NPR  Sept 30, 2012

“E-book revolution” hits New Haven  Yale Daily News  Sept 12, 2012