Highlights this month...visit for full schedule! 


At Ives Main
library yogaWednesdays, May 1-June 19, 1-2 pm--Library Yoga with Ellen Barrett. $5, bring your own mat. Drop-ins welcome!


Tuesday, May 28, 6:30-7:30 pm--Science in the News: Mind Reading: Can we do it? Should we?  presented by Yale Science Diplomats. Free.


Two May programs in our Democracy Forum series exploring current issues:
May 2, 6 pm--Former Congressman Robert Steele discusses casino gambling against the background of his new novel,The Curse: Big-Time Gambling's Seduction of a Small New England Town.

May 9, 6 pm--Journalist Ron Berler's book, Raising the Curve: A Year Inside One of America's 45,000 Failing Public Schools, informs a discussion about the struggles for students and educators dealing with "No Child Left Behind." 

Copies of books will be available for purchase at each event.

On Saturday, May 18, 2 pm, NHFPL partners with SCSU's Buley Library to screen "Prince Among Slaves." A discussion with Imam Saiffuddin Hassan follows the film.
This program is part of a grant project funded by the American Library Association and the National Endowment of the Humanities to improve understanding of
the Muslim peoples, places, history, faith and culture.


Ongoing activities include computer classes, sign language, Tai Chi, teen gaming club, chess clubs for adults and children, and much more! Details here.

At Fair Haven Branch
Saturday, May 18, 10 am-noon--Cash Back for Rehabilitating your Older Home.  Mary Dunne, Architectural Historian from the State Historic Preservation Office,  talks about home rehabilitation incentive programs.
At Mitchell Branch 
Mondays, 6-8 pm--Knitting Club, beginners always welcome! BYO needles and yarn.
At Wilson Branch 
Wednesdays, 3-4 pm--Teen Anime & Manga Club. Watch anime, discuss manga, find other people interested in cosplay, cons, and Japanese pop culture. 203-946-8129 or email

Please visit our website for full details about these events and  
our many ongoing programs for all ages at all branches.


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