New machine in Ives Squared!

This week, Ives Squared at the Ives Main Library debuted its brand new Brother PE800 embroidery machine! Over the course of 2 days, a number of patrons joined us to learn how to use this awesome piece of equipment! The embroidery machine is user-friendly and even comes pre-programmed with a number of embroidery patterns! While … Continued

Dive deeper into the NEA Big Read and Arts and Ideas this summer

Explore the themes of the NEA Big Read, An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo, and this year’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas with our micro branches! The poems in An American Sunrise were written by Joy Harjo after returning to her family’s lands where in the early 1800s the Mvskoke people were forcibly removed … Continued

Books Sandwiched In: New Haven Librarians on Programming During the Pandemic

The Yale Herald chatted with our own Rory Martorana and Isaac Shub about Books Sandwiched In, Adult Services’ virtual author talk series. Want to learn about the program’s legacy here, it’s impact, and what’s on the horizon for April? Check it out on the Yale Herald website! Image Credit: Kapp Singer and Robert Samec, Yale … Continued

Creatives Nadine Nelson and Esther Tseng Talk About The Future Of Food

New Haven loves its food — growing it, foraging for it, cooking it, eating it. And that is exactly what NHFPL Ives Squared Creative-in-Residence Nadine Nelson and her guest, Esther Tseng, discussed on this week’s Co-Create program. From the influence of indigenous cultures on the food we eat today to the future of food and … Continued

Chico & Rita, Under The Microscope

The latest Animation Celebration event at NHFPL showcased the 2010 film Chico and Rita. Check out this terrific piece about the event, hosted by Mitchell Library’s Haley Grunloh.