In the center is Ives Squared logo and "Summer Art Workshops" in blue capital letters. On the sides are paint splatters in blue and green.

Ives Squared Summer Art Series

Unleash Your Creativity this Summer at Ives Main Library! Join us on Saturdays this June for an immersive art series! Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a budding creative soul, there’s something for everyone. Paulette Rosen is the head of the Book Arts Department at Creative Arts Workshop. She is a lifelong artist and teaches … Continued

Unveiling Our Favorite Fictional Library Heroes: Celebrating National Library Week 2024!

by the NHFPL Communications and Marketing Team | Originally published April 7, 2024 It’s National Library Week 2024 and we’re celebrating by recognizing some of our staff’s favorite fictional library workers! We held an informal staff poll asking the question “Who is your favorite library worker from literature, stage, and screen?,” and the responses were … Continued

Celebrate Autism and Neurodiversity with the New Haven Free Public Library

Libraries play an important role in promoting inclusivity and celebrating diversity in all its forms. Neurodiversity is no exception. The term “neurodiversity” is used to describe the differences in human brains and behavior. Neurodivergence includes a variety of different conditions including but not limited to ADHD, autism, dyslexia, and more. Since April is Autism Acceptance Month, let’s take a moment to highlight some of our programs and services that benefit the neurodivergent community in New Haven.

Check Out Guyanese Authors at the Ives Branch!

To kick off Black History Month, the New Haven Free Public Library has partnered up with the Ely Center of Contemporary Art to create a Guyanese author display to coincide with the Ely Center’s Stanwyck Cromwell exhibit opening this month!  Guyana, officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, is a small Caribbean country located in the … Continued