Creatives Nadine Nelson and Esther Tseng Talk About The Future Of Food

New Haven loves its food — growing it, foraging for it, cooking it, eating it. And that is exactly what NHFPL Ives Squared Creative-in-Residence Nadine Nelson and her guest, Esther Tseng, discussed on this week’s Co-Create program. From the influence of indigenous cultures on the food we eat today to the future of food and … Continued

Chico & Rita, Under The Microscope

The latest Animation Celebration event at NHFPL showcased the 2010 film Chico and Rita. Check out this terrific piece about the event, hosted by Mitchell Library’s Haley Grunloh.

New Haven Free Public Library celebrates Mardi Gras

The Yale Daily News wrote a recap of our annual Mardi Gras celebration. The fundraiser moved online this year but was still just as fun as years past. Read about the festivities here.

Library Reinvents Mardi Gras Tradition

Our friends at the New Haven Independent wrote a great summary of the action at our annual Mardi Gras celebration. Mardi Gras moved online this year due to the pandemic. Thasbisa performed some musical selections.

VITA Tax Assistance Goes Virtual!

NHFPL offers free annual tax preparation assistance through partnership with Yale’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). Telephone appointments with VITA will begin Monday, Feb. 8th. For more information on VITA assistance by phone, in-person tax preparation, and getting tax forms, click here.

Library Lunch Talk Channels Winchester’s Lost History

Local historian, archivist, and peace advocate Joan Cavanagh joined Ives staff members Isaac Shub and Rory Martorana on our January 28th session of Books Sandwiched In. Cavanagh is the author of the new book, Our Community at Winchester: The City and Its Workers at New Haven’s Gun Factory, which she discussed with former Winchester employee … Continued