To inspire and contribute to the vibrant culture of innovation in the New Haven community.
Orchid Café on the Green
Grand Opening Monday, September 9 1-3pm
We are excited to announce the arrival of our new partner, Orchid Café on the Green. Orchid Café actively employs graduates and current students of ConnCAT’s culinary arts program and is intended to help local talent “transform their lives” through culinary arts. Orchid Café on the Green, located at the New Haven Free Public Library’s Ives Main Branch, will be their second café location to open. In this partnership, we are excited to support community-focused programming and exceptional hospitality. Click on the logo for more information about Orchid Café.
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 September Contest
New Haven is a beautiful, interesting city with a whole host of gorgeous architecture and historical buildings with significance – and even Hollywood knows this, because many movies have been filmed here over the years. Do you know which ones? Fill out the quiz using any resource you like and the winners will be entered into a prize raffle at the end of the month!
EXCHANGE - REGISTER
The Exchange offers an entrepreneurial and social space for collaboration and co-working around business, civic and community issues.
Collab Office Hours
Thursdays, 3-5 pm
Fridays, 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
Saturdays, 10-12 pm
Drop-ins welcome! Address your business questions and concerns with dedicated Yale student volunteers. More information
Ives Squared Tours
2nd Wednesdays of the Month, 6:00 pm
Come by and take a tour of Ives Squared and learn about the services which are available with your NHFPL card.
Tune-up your Brand Resonance for Marketing Success with the CEDF
Tuesday, September 17, 6 – 7 pm
Problem: How do you stand out in a sea of brands? Solution: By harnessing the power of harmony, consistency, momentum, and impact. Through interactive exercises, you’ll discover ways to express how you want your brand to make people feel, who is in your tribe, and how to articulate your brand’s superpowers. Register
How to Access Funding for Entrepreneurs
Thursday, September 26, 6:00 pm
Are you an entrepreneur who needs funding to kickstart or grow your business?
Accessing funding can be a barrier to starting and growing. In Connecticut, there are organizations that are dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs – particularly people of color, women, and immigrant entrepreneurs – in accessing funding for their venture.
Join us for a panel discussion featuring some of these Connecticut organizations to answer questions like: How do I know I need funding? And how much? What steps do I need to take to access funding? What organizations exist to support me in those steps?
*In your registration, please indicate if you will be needing childcare in order to attend.
TINKER LAB - REGISTER
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.
Equipment Certification click the date to register
3D Printer Friday, September 20, 3-4:30 pm
Vinyl Cutter Thursday, September 12, 6-7:30 pm| Wednesday, September 25, 3-4:30 pm
Carvey Tuesday, September 17, 6-7:30 pm| Saturday, September 28, 2-3:30 pm
Laser Cutter Wednesday, September 11, 3-4:30 pm| Thursday, September 26, 6-7:30 pm
Spanish Certification: By appointment only.
Make a Custom Ice Cube Tray – Wednesday, September 18, 3-4 pm
Learn how to use our new vacuum former, the Mayku Formbox, to make an ice cube tray in any shape you like. A vacuum former is a device that heats the plastic and forms it around objects to make molds, which you can then use to shape ice, chocolate, plaster, soap, and more. We’ll show you how to use the machine and how to design a good mold. Register
Drop-in and get creative Tuesday, September 24, 6-7:30 pm
The Café and patio are open!
We are excited to announce the arrival of our new partner, Orchid Café on the Green. Orchid Café actively employs graduates and current students of ConnCAT’s culinary arts program and is intended to help local talent “transform their lives” through culinary arts. Orchid Café on the Green, located at the New Haven Free Public Library’s Ives Main Branch, will be their second café location to open. In this partnership, we are excited to support community-focused programming and exceptional hospitality. Stay tuned for updates, special events and more!
The Café 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.
If you have any questions you can call 203.946.8130 ext.140
Ives Squared is made possible with support from: