Happenings OCTOBER 2013

Help us help New Haven!

The Library is participating in The Great GiveŽ 2013.
For 36 hours, from 8 am Oct. 2 through 8 pm Oct. 3, The Community Foundation of Greater New Haven is staging its online fundraising competition, the Give Greater Challenge. 
This year there is $150,000 in grant awards, including several $15,000 grand prizes in the categories of overall money raised, the greatest number of donors, and the greatest number of new donors. 
We'll be back in touch as the contest begins, but for now, please tell anyone who believes in the library's mission--supporting lifelong learning, cultural connections, economic engagement and young minds--that NOW is the time to help!  Click here for more information!

at Ives Main Library, 133 Elm Street
Gargoyles of Yale University
Saturday, Oct. 5
: free talk at 3 pm
                            private tours at 4 pm                                                          

Mathew Duman will share some images from his recent book, The Gargoyles of Yale University, pointing out the history and  impact of these cool architectural figures.

The 3 pm talk is free and open to the public. The private tours start at 4 pm and are led by Mathew and Yale graduate Megan Boon. Tours conclude with a wine and cheese reception back at the library. Ticket sales benefit the library ($15 single/$25 couple). Copies of the book and matted prints of some of the images will be available for sale at both events.

Space is limited!
Reserve your tickets here or call the NHFPL Foundation at 203-946-7454 for more information. 

Ives Main Library, Children's Dept., 2nd floor
Discover Our World!
ages 5+

Thursdays, 4-5 pm, through Dec. 5

Songs, games, crafts, and language instruction from around the world are provided in collaboration with Yale University's Dept. of Germanic Languages and Literature. No charge. Details at 203-946-8129.

Meet the author of Wicked New Haven
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2:30 pm

Local history + the paranormal = great stories! Enjoy author Michael Bielawa's true stories of Connecticut ghosts and pirates! For ALL AGES!

Kids:Read with Fenway Once a Month!

Saturday, Oct. 26, 1-2 pm

Share a short reading session with Fenway, who is described as "a great listener!"  You pick the book and Fenway enjoys! Details: 203-946-8129

library yoga

Wellness classes

at Ives Main Library
Wednesdays, 1-2 pm  LIBRARY YOGA. $5, bring your own mat. 

Saturdays through Oct. 26, 11:30-12:30  SATURDAY TAI CHI, $8 class (no class Oct. 5)

Wednesday evenings through Nov. 13, 6-7 pm  MEDITATION with Clare Vidich, director of Kirpal Meditation Retreat Center.  No charge.

at Wilson Branch Library 203-946-2228

Exercise to Health, one-hour active sessions provided by Hill Health Center, Tuesdays at 5:15 and Wednesdays at 4:30.  No charge.  

at Wilson Branch 203-946-2228

Thursday, Oct. 3, 4-6 pm  
THE HILL                Filmmaker Lisa Molomot recounts New Haven's experiments with urban renewal in her documentary
that was recently screened on
at Ives Main Library 203-946-8835
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2-4 pm
AGE OF CHAMPIONS, special screening of award-winning PBS documentary, with filmmaker Keith Ochwat introducing the film. Information: 203-946-7001. 

Saturdays at 1 pm through Dec. 14
Celebrate 100 years of Indian Cinema with monthly screenings of classic films selected and introduced by NHFPL librarian Soma Mitra.  
Oct. 26  SHOLAY
(1975), directed by Ramesh Sippy. In Hindi with English subtitles.

Civic connection at Ives Main Library 
Democracy Forum:
Cuba and Its Neighbours: Democracy in Action

Monday, October 28, 6-7 pm  Author, journalist, lecturer ARNOLD AUGUST leads a discussion of Cuba's evolving political system. No charge. 203-946-8130 x211.

Photography shows

at Ives Main Library  203-946-8835

Photographs by Henry Lord

Oct. 7 through Nov. 30

Reception Thursday, Oct. 10, 5:30-7:30 pm

at Mitchell Library   203-946-8117
A year of I Love New Haven  

Fabulous selection of photos from I Love New Haven, a website that highlights New Haven through photography. On display through October 31.

Computer instruction

Jobseekers, elders and Spanish speakers are invited to discover our many opportunities to learn more about computer technology.  
Click here for a full description of classes.

Job Hunter's Workshop Series
Monday nights at Mitchell Branch Library through Oct. 28

Take control of your job hunt! Learn critical skills to help you land a job in today's economy. Please register at 203-946-8117.

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