Ives Squared

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





Creative-In-Residence and Entrepreneur-In-Residence
Apply now!
Applications due SUNDAY, JUNE 30

POP! Poets on Poetry 

High Noon Jazz
**After the Arts and Ideas Festival, High Noon Jazz will continue! Stay tuned for more details.



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 July Contest
Are you a math wiz? Did you know New Haven, CT has been a hub for mathematics throughout history? Test your math skills and historical knowledge now! 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 July Programming

EIR Office Hours – in development 
Tuesdays 12-2 pm / Wednesdays 5-8 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 strategic planning, designing, implementing creative solutions and more.

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

Liberty Bank Academy for Small Business 
Select Tuesdays and Thursdays in May through June
FREE series of classes to help small business owners feel confident about unleashing their earning potential. Liberty Bank is offering a $5,000 line of credit to qualifying small business owners who complete the program! Register

Holberton Information Sessions
Tuesday, July 16, 6:30-7:30 pm and Wednesday, August 7, 6:30-7:30 pm
Define your future with a career in tech! If you’re interested in coding or becoming a software engineer, you don’t want to miss the upcoming information sessions with Holberton School. You’ll learn about the current state of the tech industry as well as how their innovative program can train you for a successful and rewarding career.

Grow with Google WebinarGet Productive with Google’s Digital Tools
Wednesday, July 17, 12 pm
It can be hard to know all the tools available to small businesses and nonprofits offered by Google, so come to this live screening of Grow with Google’s webinar to help you discover the ways in which Google can help you succeed in your entrepreneurship goals.  

Social Media 101: Marketing with Facebook 
Saturday, July 20, 12 pm
Small businesses and nonprofits cannot compete these days without an online presence, and using social media is the most successful way to help entrepreneurs thrive in today’s competitive market. This workshop will help you get started with the mainstay of social media networks, Facebook, and help you utilize the platform to market your business, engage with customers, and build a consistent following to help your company grow. 

Small Business Counseling Day 
Wednesday, July 31, 10am-3pm (by appointment) 
Meet one-on-one with a Women’s Business Development Council counselor to determine which WBDC programs and services can help you achieve your business, personal finance, and professional development goals. 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 July Programming

Tinker Lab Resources

Register for July Classes

To see more information and resources related to the CIR programming, check the website

Virtual Reality Worlds– Make Something Unreal
Tuesdays, July 23 and July 30 / Monday, August 5 / Tuesdays, August 13, August 20 and August 27, 6-7:30 pm
Learn how to build 3D virtual worlds for VR experiences, animated films, and video games. Using the Unreal Engine, students will create their own 3D environment filled with foliage, weather, animals and more! Each session will cover a different type of world and skill. Feel free to attend one session or all! This program is open to ages 13 and up. Space is limited, please register.

Equipment Certification Register for July Classes
3D Printer Wednesday, July 17, 3-4:30 pm 
Vinyl Cutter Thursday, July 11, 6-7:30 pm / Wednesday, July 31, 3-4:30 pm
Carvey Wednesday, July 24, 3-4:30 pm
Laser Cutter   Thursday, July 25, 6-7:30 pm

Spanish Certification: By appointment only.

Creative Programs
Dreamcatchers – Saturday, July 13, 2-3:30 pm
Legends say that a dreamcatcher can catch bad dreams and keep them away from you, while letting good dreams flow into you. Come make one to hang above your bed and give you sweet dreams. Register

Laser-etched Cork Coasters – Tuesday, July 16, 5-6 pm
Cork can be easily etched with a laser cutter to make very clear designs. We’ll show you how to etch designs on cork coasters, and you can try it and take one home. Register

Jewelry-Making Workshop – Saturday, July 20, 2-3:30 pm
Want to make your own bracelets, necklaces and more? Come by our workshop and you will be able to choose from a variety of beads, string, and tools that will help you make your own amazing, personalized jewelry item. We will teach you how to make all sorts of jewelry that you can take home and share! All are welcome! Register

Birthday Cards with Cricut – Thursday, July 25, 4-5 pm
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. Register

Origami – Saturday, July 27, 2-3:30 pm
Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. Come try it out by folding a variety of models. All skill levels welcome! Register

Graphic Design Register for July Classes
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Monday, July 15, 6-7 pm
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator  Thursday, July 18, 6-7 pm

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

Register for July Classes




The Café and patio are currently closed. During the summer months, we expect to host occasional library programs in the café and on the patio while we transition to welcome a new café partner by September!


 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.








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



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Ives Squared is made possible with support from: