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Check it out: Monthly NHFPL and Prospect Public Library Joint Book Chat

The partnership between the New Haven Free Public Library and the Prospect Public Library began in late March and early April of 2020 when the pandemic was a new experience for New Haven and the world at large.  Wilson Branch Library Technical Assistant Arthur Volanth noticed New Haven Free Public Library was looking for new virtual programming opportunities while also noticing the first library he worked at, … Continued

Dive deeper into the NEA Big Read and Arts and Ideas this summer

Explore the themes of the NEA Big Read, An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo, and this year’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas with our micro branches! The poems in An American Sunrise were written by Joy Harjo after returning to her family’s lands where in the early 1800s the Mvskoke people were forcibly removed … Continued

NHFPL Takes On Fractured Fairy Tales

We love this great New Haven Independent article about Mitchell Branch’s Animation Celebration! program. Haley Grunloh’s been facilitating this recurring event since last May and it’s grown to one of NHFPL’s most popular online events! Check out our online events calendar if you’re interested in the next Animation Celebration! (or any of our other virtual … Continued

Books Sandwiched In: New Haven Librarians on Programming During the Pandemic

The Yale Herald chatted with our own Rory Martorana and Isaac Shub about Books Sandwiched In, Adult Services’ virtual author talk series. Want to learn about the program’s legacy here, it’s impact, and what’s on the horizon for April? Check it out on the Yale Herald website! Image Credit: Kapp Singer and Robert Samec, Yale … Continued