Ives Squared

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





High Noon Jazz



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 March Contest
How much do you know about Yale in New Haven?  Complete the quiz to find out. You can use any resources available (book, reference, databases).
The winners will be entering into a raffle prize at the end of the month.



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


Exchange Resources

Exchange March Programming

EIR Office Hours
Tuesdays, 12-2 pm
Wednesdays, March 6 and 13, 4-6 pm
Wednesdays, March 20, 6-8 pm
Book an appointment
Meet Rick Callahan, the new Entrepreneur-in-Residence! Rick is the founder and CEO of Krative – a branding, marketing, and design agency in the heart of downtown New Haven. He has been an invited speaker, panelist, and consultant at numerous business, branding, marketing, and design-related events, workshops, classes, board rooms, and conferences. Rick uses analytical and psychological insights to connect with business owners, change-makers, and entrepreneurs. He assists clients with strategically planning, designing, implementing creative solutions and more.

EIR Programs
Lunch & Learn: How to get found on Google – The Basics: Thursday, March 21, 12-1 pm
The NHFPL Entrepreneur in Residence (Rick Callahan) will be hosting a beginner-level class on how to get your website/business found on Google. Using Google My Business, Google Analytics, and Search Console, you’ll be ready to have your business found online. Register
Small Business Website Help: Friday, March 29, 12:30-1:30 pm
Meet with our Entrepreneur in Residence, Rick Callahan, to ask any questions about your website. Need help with marketing your site, getting higher on Google, or just not sure if your site is as good as it can be? Join us for a free session, open to anyone in need of help with their website. Register

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

Collab Spring Cohort Info Session
Wednesday, February 27, 6-8 pm
The Collab Accelerator is a 10-week program for entrepreneurs and leaders who want to create positive change in their communities by building unique organizations and businesses.

Thursday, March 28, 5:30-7:30 pm
The team that every business owner needs!  Come find out with the Women’s Business Development Council how to build the professional connections to support your mission. 


SCORE Entrepreneur Series: Wednesdays on April, 5:30-7:30 pm Register
This series of 4 workshops will help participants establish a business plan, understand basic financial statements, learn how to build a recognizable brand, understand legal issues in starting and running a business.
These business workshops are sponsored by the Small Business Association (SBA) and SCORE. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to the success of small business in America offering free and confidential advice on starting and growing your small business. For more information on SCORE. visit www.newhaven.score.org.
* Wednesday, April 3: Business Planning with Dennis Brown, Business Consultant
* Wednesday, April 10: Building A Competitive Advantage/Digital Marketing with Art Mollengarden, Professor and Director of the School of Professional Studies at University of Bridgeport and Serial Entrepreneur
* Wednesday, April 17: Money & Finance with Tom Mazzaferro, CMA certified accountant with 30+ years’ experience
* Wednesday, April 24: Legal Aspects of Business Ownership with Bill Aniskovich, Legal counsel with 30+ years’ of experience and Chair of the Tagliatela School of Business and Leadership at Albertus Magnus College.




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 March Programming

Tinker Lab Resources

Register for March Classes

To see more information and resources related to the CIR programming, check the website
Office Hours
Mondays, 6-8 pm
Saturdays, 12-2 pm
Make an appointment


3D Printed Jewelry: Wednesday, March 20, 6-7:30 pm
Co-CIRs, Jackie & Ryan, will show participants how to customize three-dimensional models to create funky, statement piece jewelry. Note: because of the printing and cutting time required for the 3D printer, participants may need to print their designs at the library at a later date. Register

Laser-Cut Lamps: Saturday, March 30, 12-2 pm
Participants will use the laser cutter to create their own lampshade. Co-CIRs, Jackie & Ryan, will show participants how to use the laser cutter to create an intricate lampshade that will cast intriguing shadows around a room. Register

Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24 –  6-7:30 pm

Graphic Design
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator Thursday, April 11, 6-7 pm
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Monday, April 15, 5-6 pm

Equipment Certification
3D Printer Wednesday, April 3 and 17, 3-4:30 pm
Vinyl Cutter Thursday, April 4 and 18, 3-4:30 pm
Carvey Wednesday, April 10 and 24, 3-4:30 pm
Laser Cutter Thursday, April 11 and 25, 3-4:30 pm

Spanish Certification: By appointment only.

Creative Program
Personalized Stamps with Carvey Thursday, April 25, 6-7:30 pm

Teen Programming Tinker Lab

Register for March Classes



G Café Bakery 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.



Menu for G Cafe

High Noon Jazz





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



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