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Date Event Details
05/21/2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM ET
Listen Here
  • $10.00  -  Suggested Donation
  • Free  -  Free - Pay what you wish - enter amount before check out, or bring a donation for the jar.

Listen Here is  short stories read live by actors from the New Haven Theater Company. Our theme is "Trade Offs," where we feature "A White Heron" by Sarah Orne Jewett and "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" by Ursula LeGuin. Talk-back (Q&A and discussion) with moderator follows. Meets monthly, third Tuesdays. Tea & cookies freshly baked! 
06/01/2019 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM ET
Gallery
  • Free

Ink Drawings by Fritz Horstman Poetry and Translations by Fiona Sze-Lorrain
In this exhibition, Connecticut-based visual artist Fritz Horstman collaborates with Paris-based poet, translator, and Zheng harpist Fiona Sze-Lorrain to explore a cross-genre range of textual/non-textual responses to the presence of a luminous dark. Both artists meditate on its changing physicality, materiality, space, emotions, images, meanings, and music by dialoguing with each other’s work—ink drawings, poetry, and translation—inspired by the complexity of black, gray, and white, as well as their fluid mysteries of being.

A limited-edition catalogue featuring the work of Horstman and Sze-Lorrain will be published on this occasion and made available for sale at the Library.
06/11/2019 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM ET
Visiting Authors
  • Free

Bad People Believing Bad Things: The Threat of White Nationalism

John Stoehr invites Jason Stanley, the Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University and author of How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them (published September 2018), to discuss the rising tide of white nationalist ideology and its influence on the American political landscape. Book will be available for sale, so please RSVP.
06/13/2019 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM ET
Storysharing
  • $10.00  -  Suggested Donation
  • Free  -  Pay what you wish - enter amount before check out, or bring a donation for the jar.

Share stories of any kind – personal experience stories, folk tales, and more. Stories may be at any stage of development, from first stabs to polished pieces. Open to tellers of all levels of experience. Tellers can receive valuable feedback from the group if they choose. You are also welcome to simply listen! We are informal, friendly, and fun. Snacks and refreshments provided.
06/19/2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM ET
Listen Here
  • $10.00  -  Suggested Donation
  • Free  -  Free - Pay what you wish - enter amount before check out, or bring a donation for the jar.

Listen Here is  short stories read live by actors from the New Haven Theater Company. Our theme is "Identity Crisis," where we feature "Night Face-Up" by Julio Cortazar and "Talk" by Stephen Dixon. Talk-back (Q&A and discussion) with moderator follows. Meets monthly, third Tuesdays. Tea & cookies freshly baked! 
06/20/2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM ET
Poetry
  • $10.00  -  Suggested Donation
  • Free  -  Pay what you wish - enter amount before check out, or bring a donation for the jar.

Celebrate an eclectic mix of poetic voices in a casual setting. Open mic with outstanding featured readers. 1⁄2 featured reader, 1⁄2 open mic. Read 1 poem (a favorite of your own or someone else's). Open to all members of the public (and even others). Doors open at 6:30pm, reading starts at 7:00pm. Arrive a few minutes early to sign-up for the reading. Meets Third Thursdays monthly. With wine and cheese.
07/11/2019 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM ET
Storysharing
  • $10.00  -  Suggested Donation
  • Free  -  Pay what you wish - enter amount before check out, or bring a donation for the jar.

Share stories of any kind – personal experience stories, folk tales, and more. Stories may be at any stage of development, from first stabs to polished pieces. Open to tellers of all levels of experience. Tellers can receive valuable feedback from the group if they choose. You are also welcome to simply listen! We are informal, friendly, and fun. Snacks and refreshments provided.
07/18/2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM ET
Poetry
  • $10.00  -  Suggested Donation
  • Free  -  Pay what you wish - enter amount before check out, or bring a donation for the jar.

Celebrate an eclectic mix of poetic voices in a casual setting. Open mic with outstanding featured readers. 1⁄2 featured reader, 1⁄2 open mic. Read 1 poem (a favorite of your own or someone else's). Open to all members of the public (and even others). Doors open at 6:30pm, reading starts at 7:00pm. Arrive a few minutes early to sign-up for the reading. Meets Third Thursdays monthly. With wine and cheese.
08/15/2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM ET
Poetry
  • $10.00  -  Suggested Donation
  • Free  -  Pay what you wish - enter amount before check out, or bring a donation for the jar.

Celebrate an eclectic mix of poetic voices in a casual setting. Open mic with outstanding featured readers. 1⁄2 featured reader, 1⁄2 open mic. Read 1 poem (a favorite of your own or someone else's). Open to all members of the public (and even others). Doors open at 6:30pm, reading starts at 7:00pm. Arrive a few minutes early to sign-up for the reading. Meets Third Thursdays monthly. With wine and cheese.
09/19/2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM ET
Poetry
  • $10.00  -  Suggested Donation
  • Free  -  Pay what you wish - enter amount before check out, or bring a donation for the jar.

Celebrate an eclectic mix of poetic voices in a casual setting. Open mic with outstanding featured readers. 1⁄2 featured reader, 1⁄2 open mic. Read 1 poem (a favorite of your own or someone else's). Open to all members of the public (and even others). Doors open at 6:30pm, reading starts at 7:00pm. Arrive a few minutes early to sign-up for the reading. Meets Third Thursdays monthly. With wine and cheese.
10/17/2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM ET
Poetry
  • $10.00  -  Suggested Donation
  • Free  -  Pay what you wish - enter amount before check out, or bring a donation for the jar.

Celebrate an eclectic mix of poetic voices in a casual setting. Open mic with outstanding featured readers. 1⁄2 featured reader, 1⁄2 open mic. Read 1 poem (a favorite of your own or someone else's). Open to all members of the public (and even others). Doors open at 6:30pm, reading starts at 7:00pm. Arrive a few minutes early to sign-up for the reading. Meets Third Thursdays monthly. With wine and cheese.
11/21/2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM ET
Poetry
  • $10.00  -  Suggested Donation
  • Free  -  Pay what you wish - enter amount before check out, or bring a donation for the jar.

Celebrate an eclectic mix of poetic voices in a casual setting. Open mic with outstanding featured readers. 1⁄2 featured reader, 1⁄2 open mic. Read 1 poem (a favorite of your own or someone else's). Open to all members of the public (and even others). Doors open at 6:30pm, reading starts at 7:00pm. Arrive a few minutes early to sign-up for the reading. Meets Third Thursdays monthly. With wine and cheese.
12/19/2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM ET
Poetry
  • $10.00  -  Suggested Donation
  • Free  -  Pay what you wish - enter amount before check out, or bring a donation for the jar.

Celebrate an eclectic mix of poetic voices in a casual setting. Open mic with outstanding featured readers. 1⁄2 featured reader, 1⁄2 open mic. Read 1 poem (a favorite of your own or someone else's). Open to all members of the public (and even others). Doors open at 6:30pm, reading starts at 7:00pm. Arrive a few minutes early to sign-up for the reading. Meets Third Thursdays monthly. With wine and cheese.
05/16/2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM ET
Poetry
  • $10.00  -  Suggested Donation
  • Free  -  Pay what you wish - enter amount before check out, or bring a donation for the jar.

Celebrate an eclectic mix of poetic voices in a casual setting. Open mic with outstanding featured readers. 1⁄2 featured reader, 1⁄2 open mic. Read 1 poem (a favorite of your own or someone else's). Open to all members of the public (and even others). Doors open at 6:30pm, reading starts at 7:00pm. Arrive a few minutes early to sign-up for the reading. Meets Third Thursdays monthly. With wine and cheese.
05/14/2019 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM ET
Visiting Authors
  • Free

Everything You Wanted to Know about Impeachment, But Were Afraid to Ask

Our host John Stoehr sits down with Bill Scher, contributing editor for POLITICO and RealClearPolitics.com, to look over today's political landscape and explore the possibilities, prospects, and politics of impeachment. Join us!
05/09/2019 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM ET
Storysharing
  • $10.00  -  Suggested Donation
  • Free  -  Pay what you wish - enter amount before check out, or bring a donation for the jar.

Share stories of any kind – personal experience stories, folk tales, and more. Stories may be at any stage of development, from first stabs to polished pieces. Open to tellers of all levels of experience. Tellers can receive valuable feedback from the group if they choose. You are also welcome to simply listen! We are informal, friendly, and fun. Snacks and refreshments provided.
05/02/2019 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM ET
Storysharing
  • $10.00  -  Suggested Donation
  • Free  -  Pay what you wish - enter amount before check out, or bring a donation for the jar.

Special Added Session! Share stories of any kind – personal experience stories, folk tales, and more. Stories may be at any stage of development, from first stabs to polished pieces. Open to tellers of all levels of experience. Tellers can receive valuable feedback from the group if they choose. You are also welcome to simply listen! We are informal, friendly, and fun. Snacks and refreshments provided.
04/18/2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM ET
Poetry
  • $10.00  -  Suggested Donation
  • Free  -  Pay what you wish - enter amount before check out, or bring a donation for the jar.

Celebrate an eclectic mix of poetic voices in a casual setting. Open mic with outstanding featured readers. 1⁄2 featured reader, 1⁄2 open mic. Read 1 poem (a favorite of your own or someone else's). Open to all members of the public (and even others). Doors open at 6:30pm, reading starts at 7:00pm. Arrive a few minutes early to sign-up for the reading. Meets Third Thursdays monthly. With wine and cheese.
04/16/2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM ET
Listen Here
  • $10.00  -  Suggested Donation
  • Free  -  Free - Pay what you wish - enter amount before check out, or bring a donation for the jar.

Listen Here is  short stories read live by actors from the New Haven Theater Company. Our theme is "Bad Girls," where we feature "Connie Bronson" by Marilynne Robinson and "The Lesson" by Toni Cade Bambera. Talk-back (Q&A and discussion) with moderator follows. Meets monthly, third Tuesdays. Tea & cookies freshly baked! 
04/11/2019 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM ET
Storysharing
  • $10.00  -  Suggested Donation
  • Free  -  Pay what you wish - enter amount before check out, or bring a donation for the jar.

Share stories of any kind – personal experience stories, folk tales, and more. Stories may be at any stage of development, from first stabs to polished pieces. Open to tellers of all levels of experience. Tellers can receive valuable feedback from the group if they choose. You are also welcome to simply listen! We are informal, friendly, and fun. Snacks and refreshments provided.
04/09/2019 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM ET
Community
  • Free

Peeking under the Hood: The "Invisible Primary" of 2020

Our guests, Jacob Hacker of Yale University and Francis Wilkinson of Bloomberg News, will look not only at only the role primaries play in the rough and tumble of selecting candidates, but also at the early jockeying of the “invisible primary,” as candidates coyly deflect press inquiries, leak intel on primary opponents, and position themselves before the start gate opens.
03/21/2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM ET
Poetry
  • $10.00  -  Suggested Donation
  • Free  -  Pay what you wish - enter amount before check out, or bring a donation for the jar.

Celebrate an eclectic mix of poetic voices in a casual setting. Open mic with outstanding featured readers. 1⁄2 featured reader, 1⁄2 open mic. Read 1 poem (a favorite of your own or someone else's). Open to all members of the public (and even others). Doors open at 6:30pm, reading starts at 7:00pm. Arrive a few minutes early to sign-up for the reading. Meets Third Thursdays monthly. With wine and cheese.
03/19/2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM ET
Listen Here
  • $10.00  -  Suggested Donation
  • Free  -  Free - Pay what you wish - enter amount before check out, or bring a donation for the jar.

Listen Here is  short stories read live by actors from the New Haven Theater Company. Works are selected by editors of the New Haven Review. Talk-back (Q&A and discussion) with moderator follows. Meets monthly, third Tuesdays. Tea & cookies freshly baked! Our theme is "Truth or Dare" with stories by Jhumpa Lahiri and Anton Chekhov.
03/14/2019 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM ET
Storysharing
  • $10.00  -  Suggested Donation
  • Free  -  Pay what you wish - enter amount before check out, or bring a donation for the jar.

Share stories of any kind – personal experience stories, folk tales, and more. Stories may be at any stage of development, from first stabs to polished pieces. Open to tellers of all levels of experience. Tellers can receive valuable feedback from the group if they choose. You are also welcome to simply listen! We are informal, friendly, and fun. Snacks and refreshments provided.
03/12/2019 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM ET
Community
  • Free

What’s Up with Liberalism and the Left?

Josh Holland, contributing writer for The Nation, and Batya Ungar-Sargon, opinion editor for The Forward, take on the revived embrace of the once maligned term “liberal” by the left and explore the pushes and pulls of the collection—or is it a coalition?—of interests and political leanings that now make it up.
03/01/2019 06:00 PM - 03/03/2019 09:00 PM ET
Community
  • $20.00

Join us for our annual New Haven Review party. Meet your fellow readers and literati, New Haven Review subscribers and Institute Library members! Food, friends, great conversation. And use the opportunity to subscribe or join, renew or gift a subscription or membership--or both!--to a friend or family!
02/21/2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM ET
Poetry
  • $10.00  -  Suggested Donation
  • Free  -  Pay what you wish - enter amount before check out, or bring a donation for the jar.

Celebrate an eclectic mix of poetic voices in a casual setting. Open mic with outstanding featured readers. 1⁄2 featured reader, 1⁄2 open mic. Read 1 poem (a favorite of your own or someone else's). Open to all members of the public (and even others). Doors open at 6:30pm, reading starts at 7:00pm. Arrive a few minutes early to sign-up for the reading. Meets Third Thursdays monthly. With wine and cheese.
02/19/2019 07:00 PM - 02/20/2019 09:00 PM ET
Listen Here
  • $10.00  -  Suggested Donation
  • Free  -  Free - Pay what you wish - enter amount before check out, or bring a donation for the jar.

Listen Here is  short stories read live by actors from the New Haven Theater Company. Works are selected by editors of the New Haven Review. Talk-back (Q&A and discussion) with moderator follows. Meets monthly, third Tuesdays. Tea & cookies freshly baked! 
02/14/2019 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM ET
Storysharing
  • $10.00  -  Suggested Donation
  • Free  -  Pay what you wish - enter amount before check out, or bring a donation for the jar.

Share stories of any kind – personal experience stories, folk tales, and more. Stories may be at any stage of development, from first stabs to polished pieces. Open to tellers of all levels of experience. Tellers can receive valuable feedback from the group if they choose. You are also welcome to simply listen! We are informal, friendly, and fun. Snacks and refreshments provided.