Mardi Gras 2021 Goes Virtual

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 $2M raised to move the Stetson Library into its new home in the Q House later this year!

If you missed it live — or want to see it again! — you can watch these special moments and more, download the program book, and make a gift! And you can read about Mardi Gras in the Arts Paper, Yale Daily News, and New Haven Independent.

Proceeds from the New Haven Free Public Library’s annual Mardi Gras fundraiser provide the digital tools, e-resources, virtual programs, and online learning materials our community relies on, ensuring all New Haven residents have access to the information they need to stay safe, informed, and engaged. Thank you!