NHFPL marks
Black History Month

Discussion follows last screening. At Ives Main Library      
1 pm       Mandela in America
2:30 pm Righteous Man: Nelson Mandela and the Jews of South Africa
3 pm       Mandela and Fidel

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2 pm, in Children's Room, Ives Main Library 
Mark Ingraham discusses and performs on a variety of early African American musical instruments. Presented as part of "Take Your Child To the Library Day" 

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 6-8 pm  Film and discussion: The Life of Marcus Garvey, presented in cooperation with The Golden Hour. At Stetson Branch Library.

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2-5 pm  1st Annual Black History Month Family Celebration: Africa Is Me! with African dance class, drumming circle, arts, and documentaries.
At Stetson Branch Library.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6-8 pm  Film: The Life of Nelson Mandela, presented in cooperation with The Golden Hour. At Stetson Branch Library.

Saturday, Feb. 22, 3-4 pm   Dramatic reenactment of the life of Elizabeth Keckly (1818-1907), one-woman show presented by actor Stephanie Jackson of the East Haddam Stage Co. The Called Me Lizzy...From Slavery To the White House.
At Ives Main Library
. RSVP 203-946-8835.

Monday, Feb. 24, 6-8 pm  Black History Month Short Story and Poetry Readings by George Providence II and other local authors.
At Mitchell Branch Library.


Isn't It Romantic?

Celebrate the season of romance with music at Ives Main Library   

Saturday, Feb. 8, 3-4 pm
      The Harris-Roane Duo return, this time to perform their Valentine Cabaret. Song stylist Julie Harris and guitarist Stephen Roane present classic love songs from the Great American Songbook.

                           No charge | refreshments | RSVP 203-946-8835 

Ives Main Library, Children's Dept.  
Saturday, Feb. 8, 1 pm
All ages! Stories, Valentine's craft, sweets, and film.     

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown  




Feb. School Vacation activities galore!  Click here for details!



at the branches

Fair Haven Branch Library 203-946-8115

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2-4 pm   Film: El Super
Warmhearted spin on the plight of Cuban exiles in old, cold New York. Filmed on location in Spanish.

Mitchell Branch Library  203-946-8117   

Mondays, 6-8 pm   Noisy Knitters.
Bring your own needles and yarn and join the Noisy Knitters. Beginners always welcome.

Thursdays in February, 4:30-5:30 pm   Beginner and intermediate guitar lessons
given by a local musician. $5 per lesson, BYO instrument. Space is limited! Register at 203-946-8117. Ages 10 to adult. 


Wilson Branch Library   203-946-2228

Saturday, Feb. 1, 11 am-5pm    All-day screening of "The Hill,"
local filmmaker Lisa Molomot's documentary about a 1998 case of eminent domain in New Haven's Hill neighborhood, when many low-income residents had their homes condemned to build a new magnet school.  Ms. Molomot will be on hand for a Q & A at 2 pm.    

Saturday, Feb. 8, 1-2:30 pm   New Haven Youth Forum on Higher-Stakes Testing
. Youth and parents welcome to discuss the impact of testing on learning and student wellbeing in CT public schools. Sponsored by Central CT State University.   phoenix@my.ccsu.edu  

library yoga
Wellness at Ives Main Library
Wednesdays, 1-2 pm   Library Yoga, with various instructors. $5, bring your own mat.
Saturdays, 11:30 am-12:30 pm  Tai Chi
with Kathleen Brenner, $8, drop-ins welcome.

Free 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 available at our branches.

Save the date!!

New Haven Free Public Library
Gala and Silent Auction

Tuesday, March 4, 5:30-9:30 pm  
at Ives Main Library

Live music, great food and wine, silent auction...
Don't miss this fabulous annual event and BIG fundraiser for your favorite library! Visit our website for details!

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Overdrive Media Console. 
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These are just highlights of many library events throughout the month.
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