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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

Vaccine Clinic Updates

Need your Covid vaccine or booster? Come to the library! The Griffin Health vaccine clinic at Ives is in full swing. Vaccines are available from 10 am – 4 pm in the Ives branch’s Think Tank room on the lower level at 133 Elm Street. It’s important to note that while ages 5+ are currently … Continued

Vaccine Updates: FDA Approval, Get Your Shot at Ives Main Library, and More!

Great news, New Haven! As of today, Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine boosters are joining Johnson & Johnson’s booster as FDA pre-approved for ALL adults 18+, regardless of pre-existing conditions! Covid cases for the New Haven Metro Area have been on the rise in the past 30 days. Get your shots today to protect yourself … Continued