Ives Squared

To inspire and contribute to the vibrant culture of innovation in the New Haven community. 





Ives Squared Open HouseMeet the Creatives and Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Meet Creatives-in-Residence, Jackie Gleisner and Ryan Paxton, 
and Entrepreneur-in-Residence Rick Callahan

Wednesday, January 23 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in Ives Squared 

See examples of programs and projects.

Network in G Café.   

Take a tour of Ives Squared and learn about free library resources.

Light refreshments in G Café at 6 pm. 

RSVP Online!



The Switchboard is the welcoming front door for individuals to connect their interests to opportunity, services, databases and resources inside and outside the Library.


City Facts January Contest
How much do you know about New Haven? Complete the game to find out. You can use any resources available (book, reference, databases).
The winners will be entering into a raffle prize at the end of the month.



The Exchange offers an entrepreneurial and social space for collaboration and co-working around business, civic and community issues.


Exchange Resources

Exchange January Programming

Collab Office Hours
Thursdays, 3-5 pm
Fridays, January 18 and 25, 1:30-3:30 pm
Collab is a small business, nonprofit, and for-profit support program committed to serving Connecticut entrepreneurs. Get one-on-one advice about obtaining capital, mentorship, and other resources for entrepreneurs based in Connecticut. For more information about Collab, visit collabnewhaven.org.
Set an appointment

Elmseed Office Hours
The last two weeks of January, Saturdays 19 and 26, 10-12 pm
Address your business questions and concerns with dedicated Yale student volunteers.
More information

Data Basics with the Connecticut Data Collaborative
Wednesday, January 16, 5:00-7:30 pm CANCELLED
This program will be rescheduled
Join CTData for an introductory session designed to expand data literacy, build data capacity and enable nonprofits, state and local government, and community organizations to effectively use their own data, open data, and data from other sources for the purpose of understanding, measuring, advocating, and impacting lives. Participants will gain a greater understanding of data collection and analysis as it relates to data encountered in everyday life.

Community Conversation Jar
Saturday, January 19, 11am-12 pm
Join us for a conversation on current civic and cultural topics in the Ives Squared Exchange. Drop-ins welcome!



The Tinker Lab provides the training and tools for experimentation and an introduction to the world of creating and making, an essential element of the 21st-century learner.

Tinker Lab January Programming

Tinker Lab Resources

Register for January Classes

Creative Programs

GameDevCT – Game Testing Saturday, January 19, 1-5 pm

Tote Bags with Vinyl Cutter and Cricut
Wednesday, January 23, 6-7:30 pm
We will reschedule THIS CLASS FOR FEBRUARY

Sewing Club
Last Tuesday of the month, January 29, 6-7:30 pm
Drop-ins welcome!
Come to join quilters and people who enjoy sewing at the Tinker Lab. Bring your unfinished projects, either machine or hand sewing to work on or just stop by to get ideas for your next project. There are 3 portable sewing machines (or bring your own) and there are also lots of tools to share including rotary blades, cutting mats, scissors, rulers, and more! Enjoy a fun evening of sharing and learning!

Graphic Design
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Check Classes on February

Equipment Certification
3D Printer Wednesday, January, 23, 3-4:30 pm
Vinyl Cutter Thursdays, January 17, 24,  3-4:30 pm

Certificaciones en Español: Solo por cita.

Teen Tuesdays

Intro to Digital Worlds 3:30-5 pm
Resident Digital Artist, Alex Gonzalez will teach Teens the skills to create their own VR Worlds to explore using state of the art technology in the Tinker Lab. This is an introductory workshop. Sign up is limited to 10 students per day, register early to get a spot! Ages 13-19

Keva Block Building Competition Tuesday, January 22, 3:30-5 pm

Register for January Classes



G Café Bakery is an ideal spot for networking and social gatherings offering beverages and snacks to relax and recharge as well as a patio overlooking
the New Haven Green.



Menu for G Cafe





If you have any questions you can call 203.946.8130 ext.140



Learn more about the Elm City Innovation Collaborative.

Ives Squared is made possible with support from: