****All programs and office hours are canceled until April 12 due to the Coronavirus concerns*****
Creative-in-Residence & Entrepreneur-in-Residence
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 March 2020 Contest
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!
St. Patrick’s Day is one of New Haven’s most anticipated holidays of the year! With fun events, charity runs, and an unforgettable parade, it’s an occasion not to be missed! Answer the questions below and see how much you know about this historic holiday.
EXCHANGE - REGISTER
The Exchange offers an entrepreneurial and social space for collaboration and co-working around business, civic and community issues.
Collab Office Hours – ***In-Person Office Hours Temporarily Changed to Phone Hours until further notice*** Please visit collabnewhaven.org to make an appointment
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.
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Elmseed Office Hours SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Saturdays, 10-12 pm – Drop-ins welcome!
Address your business questions and concerns with dedicated Yale student volunteers. More information
Elmseed Entrepreneurship Development CANCELLED
Saturday, March 28, 11:00 – 2:00 pm
Learn how to turn your newest idea into a successful company. Presented by the dedicated Yale student volunteers of Elmseed.
Collab Course: Know Your Expertise CANCELLED
Monday, March 30, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Want to start a business, project, or nonprofit, but don’t have an idea yet? In this workshop, participants will learn how to tap into their own expertise to come up with ideas that can impact their community.
New Haven Artrepreneur Series CANCELLED
Join us for a conversation with prominent New Haven artists as they discuss the opportunities and challenges unique to being an artist and an entrepreneur. Facilitated by local artist and entrepreneur, Eric Rey.
Dooley-O Jackson – Saturday, March 14, 3:30-4:30 pm
Meet hip-hop DJ, MC, recording artist, and producer Dooley-O.
Kwadwo Adae – Saturday, March 21, 3:30-4:30 pm
Chat with local visual artist, muralist, and founder of the Adae Fine Art Academy.
SCORE Entrepreneur Series – Spring 2020 – CANCELLED
Thursdays in April, 5:30-7:30 pm
Each of these sessions within the SCORE Entrepreneur Series is tailored to give you the tools and knowledge to start your business off right. Refreshments provided. Please register for each session you wish to attend.
April 2 – Business Planning with Dennis Brown CANCELLED
April 9 – Building a Competitive Advantage with Art Mollengarden CANCELLED
April 16 – Managing Career Transition with Richard Montanaro
April 30 – Digital Marketing with Ryan Turner
May 7 – Money and Finance with TBD
Taking your Business Global – SBA Exporting Series
Wednesdays from April 8 to May 13, 5:30-7:30 pm
If you aspire to sell your products & services internationally, this will help turn your ambition into action. Please come & join us every Weds Apr 8-May 13 for a series of 6 export training events. You will meet with instructors, the government officials and representatives from the SBA, SCORE, DECD, SBA approved lenders, export credit insurance agents, and attorneys to discuss your specific financial needs and receive technical assistance.
April 8 – Workshop One: Taking Your Business Global CANCELLED
April 15 – Workshop 2: Global Business Management and Global Supply Chain Management
April 22 – Workshop 3: Global Business Marketing
April 29 – Workshop 4: SBA STEP, Trade Finance, and Export Credit Insurance Policy
May 6 – Workshop 5: Export Compliance and Control; Tariff and Non-Tariff Barriers and Intellectual Property Rights Protection Overseas
May 13 – Workshop 6: Incoterms 2020 Rules and Case Studies
Understanding Small Business Financial Statements with the CEDF
Wednesday, April 22, 5:30-8 pm
This crash course will help clear up confusion and misunderstandings about small business financial reporting. You’re guaranteed to be more comfortable and confident in your knowledge.
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 Makerbot Level 1 CANCELLED
3D Printer Prusa Level 2 Note: ***You must be certified with the Makerbot before you may take the Prusa class. CANCELLED
Laser Cutter Basics Level 1 CANCELLED
Laser Cutter Rotary Attachment Level 2 Note: ***You must be fully certified with the laser cutter before you may take the rotary attachment class. CANCELLED
Vinyl Cutter Note: We are currently performing maintenance on our vinyl cutter. Thanks for your patience! CANCELLED
Carving Machine CANCELLED
Spanish Certification: By appointment only.
Meditative Art Journaling CANCELLED
Friday, March 20, 2:00-4:00 pm
Using videos from Creativebug, learn how to make a meditative art journal that serves as a container for your hopes, fears, frustrations and more. This small hand-bound book provides the perfect place to journal and explores your feelings through words and art.
Charm Necklace Workshop CANCELLED
Saturday, March 14, 2:00-3:30 pm
Come make a custom necklace decorated with a variety of different charms and beads.
Graphic Design CANCELLED
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: