at New Haven Free Public Library

Enjoy NHFPL Summer Reading Club 2014 activities for kids of all ages AT ALL LOCATIONS! Call individual branches for details.


at Fair Haven 
Tuesday, July 1, and August 5, 11 am  Science Snoopers with Jean Mai 
Thursday, Aug. 7, 5 pm  Henna Art Teen Program 
Monday,July 7, 21, Aug. 4, 4 pm  Peabody on the Road science program
Friday movies at noon July 11-Aug. 29
World Cup matches through July 13
at Ives Main
Tuesdays in July and August, 11am-noon  Tiny Scientist Series (ages 3-4)
Tuesdays in July and August, 3-4 pm  Super Scientist Series  (ages 5-12)
Monday, July 7, 3 pm   Field Trip to Yale's Center for Engineering, Innovation & Design (ages 8-12--registration required)
Monday, July 21, 6:30-7:30 pm  Reading is Your Golden Ticket,celebrating 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl's Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
(ages 5-12)
Friday, July 25, 2-3 pm  Zoology for Kids with Animal Embassy (ages 4 +) 
Friday, Aug. 22, 1-3 pm  Closing Party with Clifford, Science Genie, raffle and fun
Elm Street Book Club Two Thursdays a month at 4 pm, starting July 10
HS Writing Club in teen area, 4-5 pm
Friday Flix 2-3:30 pm

at Mitchell 
Thursday, July 3, 2 pm  Fourth of July Fun, stories and crafts (all ages) 
Monday, July 7, 6 pm  Meet Author Frank W. Dormer
Thursdays, July 10-Aug. 14 2 pm  Movie Madness

at Stetson
Friday, July 18, 2-4 pm  Constellation T-Shirts creation (ages 13+)
2nd & 4th Fridays July and August
Steam Movie & Story Time 
Mondays, 2-5 pm
  Skateboard Lessons, all ages. BYO board and helmet  
at Wilson
Tuesday, July 29, 5:30 pm  Bubblemania with Casie Carle
Tuesdays, 4-5 pm  Craft & Create Club (ages 6+)
Fridays, 2-4 pm  Beat the Heat Family Movie
Wednesdays, July 2-Aug. 20, 4-5 pm  Science Stars (ages 6+)


 Celebrating Indian Cinema  
 At Ives Main Library
Friday, July 11, at 2 pm



Written and directed by Ritesh Batra.  
Two strangers mistakenly exchange notes that lead to an unexpected friendship. (2014, in Hindi with English subtitles. 105 mins.)


Selected and introduced by NHFPL librarian Soma Mitra. 



Monday, July 14, 5:30-7:30 pm
At Ives Main Library
Bastille Day Celebration film
Henri Langlois: Phantom of the Cinemateque (2004)

Langlois' film screenings in Paris in the 1950s were influential in the development of the auteur theory which recognized the importance of the role of the director in shaping film work. A controversial eccentric, Langlois was a key influence on the generation of young cinephiles who would become the French New Wave. He received an honorary Academy Award in 1974 for his devotion to the art of film.  

Introduced by NHFPL librarian Jane Connolly




Commemorating the centennial of the start of World War I   

Thursdays, July 3-17, 5:30-7 pm

at Ives Main Library


July 3  Discussion with Nick Rutter, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor in History at Colgate University

July 10  Film: Paths of Glory (1957) starring Kirk Douglas, directed by Stanley Kubrick. Jacinto Lirola leads discussion following film.
July 17  Film: Rosa Luxemburg (1986)


at Fair Haven Branch

Pablo Neruda! Presente!*

Free screening
Thursday, July 24,
6 pm

Documentary about the life and works of the beloved Chilean poet.  Stay afterward for discussion and refreshments.
*a Red Poppy production


Tuesday, August 5, 5:30 pm at Ives Main Library


Free screening of
Historically rich and unique documentary about two formidable women who share a profound passion for justice. Angela Davis, internationally renowned scholar, writer and activist, and 88-year-old Yuri Kochiyama, a revered grassroots community activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, share their experiences as political prisoners and their dedication to Civil Rights.

Presented in cooperation with the City of New Haven Peace Commission, Greater New Haven Peace Council and Promoting Enduring Peace.

Documentaries of Peruvian Director FELIPE DEGREGORI

Thursday, August 14
at Ives Main Library 

5:30 pm The Peruvian Amazon: a world like
no other
(2013, 52 min.)

6:30 pm Translatina (2010, 93 min.) Documentary about transgender women in Latin America

Discussion follows screenings with Margherita Tortora, Director of the New England Festival of Ibero American Cinema.

Weimar Unemployment and Art in films and discussion
Tuesday, August 19
at Ives Main Library

5 pm   Solidarity Song: The Hanns Eisler Story (1996)
6:30 pm  Kuhle Wampe (Who Owns the World) (1932)

Discussion with Jacinto Lirola follows second screening. Presented in cooperation with City of New Haven Peace Commission and DEFA Film Library at UMASS Amherst.
Details: 203-946-7431

Syrian Film Sampler 
Thursday, August 28 and Friday, August 29
at Ives Main Library 
Discussion facilitated by R. M. Khoury, Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern History, Fairfield University. 


5 pm   The Extras (1993, Arabic with English subtitles).  A poor young couple arrange for an unchaperoned meeting to carry on their courtship.

7 pm   Tea on the Axis of Evil (2009, English and Arabic with English subtitles).  Syrians from all walks of life discuss cultural tradition, globalism, religion and education.



1 pm The Nights of the Jackal (1990, Arabic with English subtitles). A peasant patriarch's control disintegrates as he relies upon his wife's whistling to keep jackals at bay.

3 pm   Woman (2007, English and Arabic with English subtitles). Writings, lectures, and activism of feminist Bouthaina Shaaban.

Special thanks to the City of New Haven Peace Commission and Arab Film Distribution




WEDNESDAY TAI CHI at Mitchell Branch 

Dana Brozinski offers a 5 week series, every Wednesday in July, 10:30-11:30 am. $35 series fee payable on registration: 203-946-8117. Co-sponsored by HomeHaven. 



Library Yoga  at Ives Main Library 
Wednesdays 1-2 pm

Various instructors, $5 (cash) per class, bring your own mat.   Best deal in town! 


Parent/Child Yoga at Ives Main Library

Wednesdays, Aug. 6-Sept. 3, 6-7 pm
Free for caregivers and children ages 5-14. Register at 203-946-8129.


New Haven's Shambhala Meditation Center offers free meditation classes at Ives Main Library every Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 pm. RSVP 203-946-8130 x200. 


A presentation by
Takaya Kurimoto,  ASLA 
of Penguin Environmental Design L.L.C

Wednesday, JULY 30, 6-7:30 pm 

at Ives Main Library

DETAILS: 203-946-8130 X200

In remembrance... 

Anne Frank's final diary entry was August 1, 1944. Help us commemorate the 70th anniversary of her legacy by adding your voice to a reading from Diary of a Young Girl at Ives Main Library on Friday, August 1, 2014, from noon-3 in the afternoon.

Drop in to read!


Does Thomas Piketty  
have it right?
Author and activist Art Perlo leads discussion about Piketty's hot new book,
Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

Thursday, Aug. 21, 6:30-7:45 pm
 at Ives Main Library 

 "Topographical-Map"   acrylic on canvas 26x22
ART exhibits  
art works by Maxwell Clark
On view through July 23, 2014
 Johnes Ruta, curator
203-387-4933 | azothgallery.com

Whispering Galleries 

on view through August at IVES MAIN

THE WAVE is on view in the IVES MAIN lobby through July.  Read more here.

Art by children's illustrator
FRANK W. DORMER will be on view all summer at MITCHELL BRANCH.

Meet author/artist  
Frank W. Dormer  
at a 



 Monday, JULY 7, 6-7:30 pm



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