Ives Squared

To inspire and contribute to the vibrant culture of innovation in the New Haven community. 

 

 

 

 

 

Orchid Café on the Green

Grand Opening Monday, September 9 1-3pm

Featuring live music, snacks and festivities!

We are excited to announce the arrival of our new partner, Orchid Café on the Green.  Orchid Café 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 Café on the Green, located at the New Haven Free Public Library’s Ives Main Branch, will be their second café location to open. In this partnership, we are excited to support community-focused programming and exceptional hospitality.  Click on the logo for more information about Orchid Café.


 

 

The New Haven Free Public Library, an anchor institution of the Elm City Innovation Collaborative, is excited to launch the third round of in-residence appointments for Ives Squared.

 

Eric L ReyEric L Rey is a dynamic speaker and facilitator with a talent for bringing people together. He began his career working with men and women returning home from incarceration to help them find the basics like a job and housing to more elusive things fulfillment, and resilience. Eric also serves as a coach to nonprofit executives, new entrepreneurs, and is a mediator and a trainer. Creating spaces of inclusion and safety are his strengths and reflect his passion for people. In addition to his private coaching practice through Potent Perspective Coaching, he also started a soup delivery service with his brother called Sopa! New Haven. 

 

 

 

EIR Office Hours
Wednesdays 10am-12pm | Thursdays 3-5pm 

Entrepreneur-in-Residence Meet and Greet 
Thursday, 5 September 2-3pm


Chris Ward is a filmmaker and educator living in New Haven, CT. His directed documentary films have screened at Dok Leipzig, Big Sky, Boston Independent and Imagine Science Film Festivals, among others. In 2016, he graduated from the Documentary Film and Video program at Stanford University. Before moving to Connecticut, Chris lived in San Francisco and Los Angeles where he worked in a variety of film crew roles, including the sound and camera departments of films and shows featured Showtime, Netflix, and PBS. Chris has taught at Ventura College, Loyola Marymount University and UCLA Extension, and is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor at Quinnipiac University in Hamden.

 

CIR Office Hours
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 (6-8 pm on the first Wednesday of the month)

Photography Basics – Visual Principles
Wednesday, September 18, 6-8pm | Saturday, September 21, 1-3pm 
What makes a compelling photograph? What are visual rules that make films and photographs appealing and persuading? In this workshop, you will learn the universal visual principles that you can use to take beautiful snapshots and videos with the camera on your smartphone or a DSLR with your device’s charging cable. We will go over concepts like focus, diffusion, and rule of thirds. After learning some photography concepts, we will go on a short photo walk around the Library to try out these new concepts. Ages 12+.

Video Editing Basics – Learning how to edit a music video with Adobe Premiere Pro
Saturday, September 28, 1-3pm
In this basic editing class, patrons will learn how to load music and video into a Premiere Pro timeline, in order to create a dynamic music video. Concepts explored will include: analyzing audio waveforms, cutting to a beat and exporting a video to the internet. Ages 12+.

 

SWITCHBOARD

The Switchboard is the welcoming front door for individuals to connect their interests to opportunity, services, databases and resources inside and outside the Library.

 

City Facts September Contest
New Haven is a beautiful, interesting city with a whole host of gorgeous architecture and historical buildings with significance – and even Hollywood knows this, because many movies have been filmed here over the years. Do you know which ones? Fill out the quiz using any resource you like and the winners will be entered into a prize raffle at the end of the month!

 

EXCHANGE - REGISTER

The Exchange offers an entrepreneurial and social space for collaboration and co-working around business, civic and community issues.

 

Exchange Resources

Exchange September Programming

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 collabnewhaven.org.
Set an appointment

Elmseed Office Hours
Saturdays, 10-12 pm
Drop-ins welcome! Address your business questions and concerns with dedicated Yale student volunteers. More information

Ives Squared Tours 
2nd Wednesdays of the Month, 6:00 pm
Come by and take a tour of Ives Squared and learn about the services which are available with your NHFPL card.

Tune-up your Brand Resonance for Marketing Success with the CEDF
Tuesday, September 17, 6 – 7 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 superpowers. Register

How to Access Funding for Entrepreneurs
Thursday, September 26, 6:00 pm
Are you an entrepreneur who needs funding to kickstart or grow your business?

Accessing funding can be a barrier to starting and growing. In Connecticut, there are organizations that are dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs – particularly people of color, women, and immigrant entrepreneurs – in accessing funding for their venture.

Join us for a panel discussion featuring some of these Connecticut organizations to answer questions like: How do I know I need funding? And how much? What steps do I need to take to access funding? What organizations exist to support me in those steps?

Register
*In your registration, please indicate if you will be needing childcare in order to attend.

 

TINKER LAB - REGISTER

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.

Tinker Lab September Programming

Tinker Lab Resources

Equipment Certification click the date to register
3D Printer Friday, September 20, 3-4:30 pm
Vinyl Cutter Thursday, September 12, 6-7:30 pm| Wednesday, September 25, 3-4:30 pm
Carvey Tuesday, September 17, 6-7:30 pm| Saturday, September 28, 2-3:30 pm
Laser Cutter  Wednesday, September 11, 3-4:30 pm| Thursday, September 26, 6-7:30 pm

Spanish Certification: By appointment only.

Creative Programs

Make a Custom Ice Cube Tray – Wednesday, September 18, 3-4 pm
Learn how to use our new vacuum former, the Mayku Formbox, to make an ice cube tray in any shape you like. A vacuum former is a device that heats the plastic and forms it around objects to make molds, which you can then use to shape ice, chocolate, plaster, soap, and more. We’ll show you how to use the machine and how to design a good mold. Register

Graphic Design
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Monday, September 16, 6-7 pm Register
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator Thursday, September 19, 6-7 pm Register

Sewing Club
Drop-in and get creative Tuesday, September 24, 6-7:30 pm

 

CAFé

 

The Café and patio are open!   

We are excited to announce the arrival of our new partner, Orchid Café on the Green.  Orchid Café 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 Café on the Green, located at the New Haven Free Public Library’s Ives Main Branch, will be their second café location to open. In this partnership, we are excited to support community-focused programming and exceptional hospitality.  Stay tuned for updates, special events and more!

 The Café 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.

 

 

 

 

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CONTACT US

If you have any questions you can call 203.946.8130 ext.140

 

 

Learn more about the Elm City Innovation Collaborative.


Ives Squared is made possible with support from: