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July 2019

Birthday Cards with Cricut

July 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ives Squared, 133 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06513 United States

This month is the first birthday of Ives Squared. Celebrate with us by making birthday cards with our new Cricut Maker! A Cricut is a machine that can cut and draw on a variety of materials to make cool projects. Try it by making a card and learn what else it can do.

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Origami

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ives Squared, 133 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06513 United States

Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. Come try it out by folding a variety of models. All skill levels welcome!

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Small Business Resource Workshop 

July 31 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ives Squared, 133 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06513 United States

Come and discover which WBDC programs and services can help you achieve your business, personal finance, and professional development goals.

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August 2019

Make Over your Bag

August 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Ives Squared, 133 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06513 United States

Starting August 1st, stores in CT will charge 10¢ for each plastic bag. It’s a great time to make your own reusable cloth shopping bag to bring to the store instead. We’ll show you how to use our new Cricut Maker and heat-transfer vinyl to decorate a canvas bag, and you can finish it off with fabric markers. Everyone can make one bag for free to keep.

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Introduction to the Local History Room

August 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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, News-bank, 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

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Welcome Home Mat

August 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Ives Squared, 133 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06513 United States

Learn how to make a custom shaped doormat that is a fun way to bring personality to your doorstep home! We'll show you the steps and the necessary tools and supplies needed to easily trace and cut out any shape you desire for your doormat using our new Cricut Maker.

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Monetize Your Passion

August 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ives Squared, 133 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06513 United States

WBDC invites participants to dedicate time to refining their ideas for side projects and passions, exploring how to monetize these ventures and grow passion to profit and professional aims. This program will cover business concept elements, revenue modeling, and tools to help with moving a concept to company.

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Maximum Crowdfunding: The Complete Guide to Raising Capital for Your Business

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ives Squared, 133 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06513 United States

This workshop covers the basics of running a crowdfunding campaign. It's perfect for beginners to crowdfunding. Specific focus is given to understanding the elements of a campaign, choosing your goal, creating rewards, and crafting your pitch. Anthony Price, author of the book, “Get the Loot and Run,” will lead this interactive seminar which will include. · An overview of what crowdfunding is. · The difference between donation, rewards and investment crowdfunding. · How to develop your strategy to crowdfund. ·…

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Social Media 101: Marketing with Instagram & Twitter

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ives Squared, 133 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06513 United States

Your business needs to be on social media -- that’s just the fact today for your brand to be successful. Fortunately, if you don’t know where to start this class will help you understand the benefits of Instagram and Twitter for marketing your company and how they can help your business grow and flourish. From setting up your account to best practices for posts to understanding ad structures, you will learn invaluable information and become a savvy entrepreneur in the…

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Paper Flowers

August 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Ives Squared, 133 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06513 United States

Bring a little Summer in your house that will last all year long. Come make a bouquet of easy and beautiful paper flowers.

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