Please note that all branches will be closed Saturday, July 2 and Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Our friends at the New Haven Independent wrote a great summary of the action at our annual Mardi Gras celebration. Mardi Gras moved online this year due to the pandemic. Thasbisa performed some musical selections. New Haven poet Reginald Dwayne Betts facilitated a discourse between Toi Derricote and Cornelius Eady, poets and founders of Cave Canem, an institution that has fostered the talent of a generation of Black poets since 1996 through classes, workshops, and mentorships. Read all about the evening here.