Native American Heritage Month

by Jeff Williams | Adult Services Librarian November is a month for celebrating Native American Heritage.    New Haven Free Public Library has created the following annotated list of online resources to recognize this occasion and to provide a starting point for exploration:  Image Credits: 

The Results are in for the 2022 Goodreads Choice Awards

by Jennifer Gargiulo, Manager, Ives Squared It’s that time of year again, where Goodreads bombards it’s users with requests to vote on the Goodreads Choice Awards. Now, I’m all for book awards…I have even participated in and chaired awards committees. So while I’m not super fond of the way this particular award is selected, in … Continued

Starting Your Genealogical Research at the NHFPL

by Connor Kennedy, Adult Services Librarian | Ives Main Library Have you ever watched Who Do You Think You Are and wondered about your or a loved one’s family history? Would you love to find out more about where you came from through a trustworthy and extensive resource that is also easy and free to … Continued

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