Career Fair at Ives Main Library!

Come join us at the Ives Main Library on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, for a Career Fair! The American Job Center, Connecticut Department of Labor, and The WorkPlace will be tabling in the Ives Café from 11-3:30 pm. These incredible organizations will help you start the next chapter of your professional career. From resume writing … Continued

April is National Poetry Month!

by Amanda Breeden, Adult Services Librarian at the Ives Main Library | Originally published April 1, 2024 April is National Poetry Month! National Poetry Month aims to increase people’s immersion in and appreciation for poetry. Stop by the Ives Branch this National Poetry Month to begin or continue your love and appreciation for poetry!  Not … Continued

An Artistic Celebration for Women’s History Month 2024  

The New Haven Free Library presents a special exhibit of technical pen and ink illustrations, in celebration of Women’s History Month 2024 drawn by Connecticut Artist, Graphic Designer and 3D Computer Model Maker L. Llewellyn James.  The exhibit is titled: We have nothing but fury, for anyone leaving Women in any way scorned: a pen … Continued

Unveiling NHFPL’s Top Reads of 2023!

Hold onto your reading glasses!

As we step into 2024, it’s time to reflect on the literary adventures that captivated New Haven readers last year. We’re thrilled to share with you the Top 50 most popular books borrowed from the Library in 2023!

This list offers a fascinating glimpse into the literary landscape of the Elm City, showcasing the diverse tastes and interests of our community. So, grab your favorite reading nook and cozy up as we unveil the reads that kept New Haven turning pages in 2023.

New On Shelf – December 2023

The Reformatory by Tananarive Due – A Book to watch out for in December This month, Marian Huggins, Mitchell Branch Manager talks about a title she purchased for her branch. One of the latest books purchased for the Mitchell Branch is The Reformatory by Tananarive Due. I was never truly a horror fan, but the storytelling is … Continued

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Ives Squared’s Top Picks for Free Creative Software

For anyone who wants to work on a creative project on a computer, there’s a lot of options for software they can use. Some of the most popular programs can get rather pricy. Thankfully, there are many free options as well, and they can deliver results just as good as the expensive ones. Here’s a few recommendations for free creative software you might want to try.

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NH Docs Returns to NHFPL for 8th Year of Partnership

The New Haven Free Public Library (NHFPL) is proud to partner with the New Haven Documentary Film Festival (NH Docs) for our 8th consecutive year, bringing local communities citywide a chance to view hundreds of documentaries on a wide array of topics across eleven days–all free of charge! We have a lot to celebrate this year, … Continued