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The Social Dilemma: Screening & Community Conversation

Special Digital Inclusion Week Event!

Celebrate Digital Inclusion Week at Ives with a screening of the 2020 docu-drama The Social Dilemma.

We tweet, we like, and we share— but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? As digital platforms increasingly become a lifeline to stay connected, Silicon Valley insiders reveal how social media is reprogramming civilization by exposing what’s hiding on the other side of your screen.

Set in the dark underbelly of Silicon Valley, The Social Dilemma fuses investigative documentary with enlightening narrative drama. Expert testimony from tech whistle-blowers exposes our disturbing predicament: the services Big Tech provides-search engines, networks, instant information, etc.-are merely the candy that lures us to bite. Once we're hooked and coming back for more, the real commodity they sell is their prowess to influence and manipulate us. The Social Dilemma features the voices of technologists, researchers and activists working to align technology with the interests of humanity. 

Space is limited and registration is strongly encouraged. Film runtime: 94 minutes

Learn more about the film at

Ives Main Library

Phone: 203-946-8130

Mon, Nov 28 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Nov 29 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Nov 30 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Dec 01 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Dec 02 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Dec 03 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Dec 04 Closed

About the branch

The Ives Main Library, designed by renowned architect, Cass Gilbert in 1911, is a cornerstone of the historic New Haven Green. The facility is a community treasure and features unique design details, including several WPA-era murals. Ives is open 54 hours a week, Monday-Saturday, and houses major public service departments for children and teens as well as adult reference, a computer tech center and Ives Squared, a newly renovated space for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Upcoming events

Wed, Nov 30, 11:00am - 11:30am

Wed, Nov 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Children's Program Room

Thu, Dec 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Thu, Dec 01, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Computer Classroom
This event is full

Sat, Dec 03, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Community Program Room

Sat, Dec 03, 11:00am - 11:30am
Children's Program Room

Sat, Dec 03, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Ives Cafe ,Ives Cafe Patio

Mon, Dec 05, 11:00am - 11:30am

Mon, Dec 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Wed, Dec 07, 11:00am - 11:30am

Wed, Dec 07, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Wed, Dec 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Children's Program Room

Wed, Dec 07, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Community Program Room

Thu, Dec 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Thu, Dec 08, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Philip Marett Seminar Room

Sat, Dec 10, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Community Program Room

Sat, Dec 10, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Tinker Lab

Mon, Dec 12, 11:00am - 11:30am

Wed, Dec 14, 11:00am - 11:30am

Wed, Dec 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Children's Program Room