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Black and white photographs of Fyodor Dostoevsky, Boris Pasternak, Anna Akhmatova, Alexander Solzhentisyten, Nadezhda and Osip Mandelstam, Maxim Gorky, and Mikhail Bulgakov

Lessons on Social Commentary and Censorship From Russian Literary Classics

Written by Julia Chamberlain In March of 2022, the University of Milano-Bicocca canceled a planned course in Russian literature as an act of protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Although the university quickly reversed its decision, the debate alone points to a disquieting comfort with censorship. No one can doubt the sincerity of the … Continued

From Dreams to Reality: Getting Creative at NHFPL 

by Connor Kennedy – Part-Time Librarian at Ives Main Library Hey there NHFPL Community! As you may know, the library provides even more than your next fun read, engaging and thought-provoking programming, or a gateway to what seems like never-ending information via the internet. We also offer a hub where creative minds could work to … Continued

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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