MAY 2014

Don't miss this reprise of Matt Duman's popular talk and tour held last Fall! Free public talk at 3 pm, followed by ticketed private tour and wine and cheese reception with the author. Details and tickets HERE or call 203-946-7452. 

Meet the Author Tuesday, May 6, 6-7 pm at Ives Main Library

When I was first in Hawaii I was on vacation, but my vacation was the shortest in memory. I found myself writing about the people who had opened up with extraordinary stories. In a matter of hours I managed to write the first story in Hawaiian Tales: The Girl with Heavenly Eyes" (2014, Tell Me Press).


 Author Lee Jacobus
is UConn professor
emeritus of English,  writer/editor of several college texts on drama and the humanities.
He is a frequent guest
on NPR's  Faith Middleton Show.
Hawaiian Tales is his second work of fiction.


Books will be available for purchase and signing.


Readers will fall in love with the characters and remember them long after they close the cover of this enchanting and original work.  --Gina Barreca

The interplay between natives and tourists ...drives many of the stories in this splendid collection. --Wally Lamb


Catch the WAVE Wednesday, May 7
Enjoy the art installation on view in the lobby at Ives Main Library and learn about Long Island Sound with author Tom Anderson at 6 pm.

Andersen will discuss highlights of his book, This Fine Piece of Water: an environmental history of Long Island Sound
. Learn about the history of the Sound from 1600 to the present, and how our historical decisions have impacted this important body of water.

Leave your comments on our WAVE Exhibit Wall.


Saturdays in May  

May 10, 3-4 pm   Democracy Forum: A Vietnamese-American Perspective, with photographer Hien Duc Tran 

       Everyone is invited to this conversation about Vietnam past and present. Click here for more information. at Ives Main Library   

May 17, 1-4 pm  Edible Book and Tea Party

        Reading + Food + Puns = FUN! Make an edible book inspired by your reading, and bring it to display...then EAT! (Non-cooks also invited!) Call 203-946-8117 for details. at Mitchell Branch Library

May 17, 2 pm  Indian Cinema series: Salma

        After her family locks her into a room, forbidding her to study and forcing her to marry, a young woman begins composing masterpieces in poetry that leads to her freedom. (2013; in Tamil with English subtitles; 89 mins.). Introduced by Soma Mitra.  at Ives Main Library




Boxing Class, Mondays and Wednesdays 4-6 pm
Learn boxing from Elephant In The Room Boxing Gym and Quinnipiac University instructors. at Stetson Branch Library 

In the Children's Room  
at Ives Main Library

May 3, 10:30-11:30 am  Percussion and Marimba Concert featuring Mari Yoshinaga and Garrett Arney
Sponsored by Japanese Kids and Babies Club, limited to 25 children, ages 3-12. 

May 10, 2 pm   Mother's Day Picnic
BYO blanket, we'll supply snacks, stories and craft project for your child to present to you! 
May 17 , 2-3 pm  International Culture Day 
Sample snacks from other cultures. Dance and play games from far away lands. Read stories from other countries.  

and on Thursday, May 22, 4-5 pm 
Salamander Art Program
Featuring live salamaders presented by Wray Williams (New Haven Parks & Rec Dept.) as part of the Salamander Art Contest of the CT Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection.  Children in grades K-5 are invited to participate! 

All these programs require registration, so be sure to stop by or call 203-946-8129 and get on our list!! 
Planning a birthday party? Check out one of our kid's party cake pans! All you have to do is wash it and
return it!


Wellness at Ives Main Library 


Tai Chi on the Terrace
Classes with instructor Kathleen Brenner are offered every Saturday morning, 10:30-11:30. $8 class, drop-ins welcome. Details here.


Library Yoga  
All levels are welcome.  
$5, bring your own mat.

New Class: Mondays in
May and June, 1-2 pm.
                   May:  Mary Graham Johnston June: Alison Beale 


Wednesdays, 1-2 pm    Ellen Barrett May 7-June 4

Tuesday Meditation 6:30-7:30 pm,
offered free of charge by  
     New Haven Shambhala Center.


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Save the date!
Tuesday, June 10
Creative Writing Workshop with Sandi Kahn Shelton. Details here.

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