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.

Mardi Gras 2021 Goes Virtual

Thank you for celebrating Mardi Gras with NHFPL!

Thanks to your enthusiasm and generosity, we raised over $50,000 to support the Library’s collections, programs, and services year-round! We were thrilled to welcome beloved poets Toi Derricotte, Cornelius Eady, and Reginald Dwayne Betts for an engaging and thoughtful conversation; honor Elsie B. Chapman for her dedication to the Library; and celebrate the more than … Continued

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.

Season’s Readings with What to Read Next

Just not sure what to read or have you ever wondered what your friends at the library are reading? Bookworms around town checked in with Daily Nutmeg’s Kathy Leonard Czepiel in this article in which local readers were asked what they are reading right now. Naturally, she hopped into our new weekly virtual chat, What … Continued

NHFPL BIPOC Librarians Join in Charting a Legacy of Justice

The legacy of community, fighting for equity, and lifelong learning lives on in the BIPOC librarians of Connecticut. NHFPL is incredibly proud of the work of Mitchell Branch Manager, Marian Huggins, Stetson Branch Manager, Diane Brown, and Deputy Director, Luis Chavez-Brummell do for our community. Check out how BIPOC librarians across the state are charting … Continued