Additional Events

NEA Big Read: The Word: Citywide Middle School Poetry Jam

Middle school poets from various New Haven Public Schools come together to perform their own poems and raps, some inspired by Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine.

Fri, April 27, 2018, 6:00pm  Details
1 hr 30 min

NEA Big Read: The Word: Citywide High School Poetry Jam

High school poets and recent alums from various New Haven Public Schools come together to perform their own poems and raps, some inspired by Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine.

Sat, April 28, 2018, 6:00pm  Details
1 hr 30 min

NEA BIG READ: Kick Off!

Kick off the NEA Big Read New Haven with all our partners and Mayor Toni Harp! Listen to spoken word performances by J-sun and Midnight, make your own hoodie art with Katro Storm and sample Sandra’s Soul Food as we gear up to read Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine during May and June 2018.

Wed, May 2, 2018, 6:00pm  Details
2 hrs

NEA Big Read: Beckerman Jewish Film Series: Sammy Davis Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me

Documentary. Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me explores the life and art of a uniquely gifted entertainer whose trajectory blazed across the major flashpoints of American society from the Depression through the 1980s. Frequently bracketed by the bigotry of white America and the black America, Davis was the most public black figure to embrace Judaism. More Information >

Sun, May 6, 2018, 10:30pm  Details
2 hrs

NEA Big Read: Stay and Play

This is a special Stay and Play for children ages 0-4. It will be focused around ideas of self-esteem and appreciation with a reading of I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont.

Tue, May 8, 2018, 4:00pm  Details

NEA Big Read: “A Font of Her Own” The Feminist Letters: Writing Party

Calling all Nasty Women! Bring your laptop or borrow one of ours for a creative collective gathering to write emails, tweet or fax our representatives about our concerns. In partnership with the Feminist Letters team, Nasty Women CT and the Institute Library Download the Feminist letters font thefeministletters.com.

Wed, May 9, 2018, 6:00pm  Details
2 hrs

NEA Big Read: Domestic Terrorism

A community talk on domestic terrorism in regards to whiteness. Co-hosted by Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ).

Thu, May 10, 2018, 2:00pm  Details
2 hrs

NEA Big Read: Create a Mural

Family program, involving creating a mural/murals using words and images from culture (ie, magazines) that invoke the theme of race.

Sat, May 12, 2018, 11:00am  Details
1 hr

NEA Big Read: Book Discussion: Brown Girl Dreaming

Book Discussion - discuss Brown Girl Dreaming for children 4th grade and up.

Tue, May 15, 2018, 4:00pm  Details
1 hr

NEA Big Read: Book Discussion

Rachel Ranis, Professor Emerita at Quinnipiac University will lead a discussion on Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine.

Tue, May 15, 2018, 7:00pm  Details
1 hr 30 min

NEA Big Read: Fun with Fine Art

Join us for this new monthly program where kids can explore the world of fine art! This month with be focused on black out poetry.

Sat, May 19, 2018, 11:00am  Details
1 hr

NEA Big Read: Stay and Play: It's OK to be Different

A regularly scheduled Stay and Play based on the theme of "we're all different colors" using books like Todd Parr's It's OK to be Different.

Tue, May 22, 2018, 10:30am  Details
1 hr

NEA Big Read: Citywide Youth Coalition Dinner & Dialogue: Organzing/ Mobilizing for Racial Justice

How to come together to dismantle the systems of oppression in our communities with CT CORE.

Thu, May 24, 2018, 5:30pm  Details
2 hrs

NEA Big Read: YAAA, LGBTQ, & WWN Book Discussion - Citizen: An American Lyric

Join the Yale African American Affinity Group, LGBTQ Affinity Group, and Working Women's Network for a book discussion on Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine. Dessert and beverages will be provided.
Tue, May 29, 2018, 12:00pm  Details
1 hr

NEA Big Read: Reading of "Chocolate Me" by Taye Diggs and Rock Painting

A boy is teased for looking different than the other kids. His mother helps him to see how beautiful he really, truly is. Join us at the library to paint some rocks. Spread some color and joy in our city by decorating colorful rocks and hiding them for people to find. For ages 5 and up.

Wed, May 30, 2018, 4:00pm  Details

NEA Big Read: Urban Experience Book Discussion Series

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

NHFPL Librarian Marian Huggins will lead this discussion on Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine.

Sat, June 2, 2018, 12:00pm  Details
1 hr

The NEA Big Read: Health Disparities and Race Panel Discussion

Health Disparities & Race is a panel discussion on the issues surrounding health equity based on inspiration from the book Citizen by Claudia Rankine. The discussion is among professionals from New Haven’s health clinics and academia including Cornell Scott Health Center, Fair Haven Health Care, Southern Connecticut State University and Yale University. It will cover this topic from the perspective of New Haven’s issues with health equity and what that means for it’s community residents.

Wed, June 6, 2018, 6:00pm  Details
2 hrs

NEA Big Read: Community Conversations with Youth About Race

Community Conversations with youth about race at the Stetson Library.

Wed, June 13, 2018, 5:00pm  Details
2 hrs

NEA Big Read: Storytime and Craft: "Each Kindness"

Storytime and Craft - read Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson followed by a discussion about the book. We will then make a craft.

Tue, June 19, 2018, 4:00pm  Details
1 hr

NEA Big Read: Drop-In Poetry

Get inspired to write a poem of your own! We will offer examples of different styles, including haiku and blackout poetry.

Sat, June 23, 2018, 10:00am  Details