Mardi Gras 2021 Goes Virtual

Thank you for celebrating Mardi Gras with NHFPL!

Thanks to your enthusiasm and generosity, we raised over $50,000 to support the Library’s collections, programs, and services year-round! We were thrilled to welcome beloved poets Toi Derricotte, Cornelius Eady, and Reginald Dwayne Betts for an engaging and thoughtful conversation; honor Elsie B. Chapman for her dedication to the Library; and celebrate the more than … Continued

New Haven Free Public Library celebrates Mardi Gras

The Yale Daily News wrote a recap of our annual Mardi Gras celebration. The fundraiser moved online this year but was still just as fun as years past. Read about the festivities here.

Library Reinvents Mardi Gras Tradition

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.