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The latest updates from Your Friendly Neighborhood Library

Monday, November 24, 2014

Holiday Closings

Just a reminder - The East Haddam Libraries will be closed for Thanksgiving Weekend.

Wednesday (11/26): Open 10:00-2:00
Thursday-Saturday: Closed

We will reopen on Monday, December 1st. Have a safe & Happy Turkey Day!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Family Night on Moodus Green

December 3rd

On Wednesday, Dec. 3 beginning at 6 p.m., join your friends and neighbors for the annual Family Night on the Moodus Green.

This fun-filled event begins with a parade that kicks off at 6 p.m. that includes the Moodus Drum & Fife Corps., East Haddam Volunteer Fire Dept. and of course, the Clauses – Santa and his wife. 
First Selectman Mark Walter will greet the crowd, and then holiday songs & Christmas carols will be sung by local chorus students, followed by the traditional tree lighting on the Moodus Green.
The rest of the event, which comes to a close at 8 p.m., will include more fun – such as meeting Santa at the Methodist Church (hosted by Youth & Family Services) and a visit with Mrs. Claus at the East Haddam Free Public Library.

Children can make reindeer food and decorate cookies at the East Haddam Little Village preschool, and all can enjoy a dessert downstairs at the Moodus United Methodist Church.

An exciting new addition this year is Letters to Santa. Our friends at East Haddam Parks & Rec will be delivering letters to the North Pole. Simply bring your Christmas wish list to EHFPL during the event (or write one while you’re waiting to meet Mrs. Claus), and you’ll get a personal response from Santa (be sure to include your name and address).

Thanks to everyone who makes this free, family friendly event possible. We’ll see you December 3rd at 6:00, Happy Holidays!!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Mrs. Claus is coming to town!

December 3rd

Meet Mrs. Claus at EHFPL, she'll have some small toys for everyone! :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Art and Author at the East Haddam Free PublicLibrary

The library will host a number of great events in November, including parties and games.

Come in to the library to see wonderful works of art created by the 2nd grade students of East Haddam Elementary School. The works will be on display from Nov. 3rd-29th.

On Saturday, Nov. 8th at 11:00 am, author Janet Barrett will be at the library to read selections from her book:They Called Her Reckless: A True Story of War, Love and One Extraordinary Horse. Ms. Barrett will also talk about the Korean War and Reckless' role in that conflict.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Book Clubs at the East Haddam Libraries

Your Friendly Neighborhood Library System is proud to present two new book clubs for all ages...

East Haddam Public Library System
Book Club at Two Wrasslin' Cats

The Book: 

 David & Goliath
by Malcolm Gladwell
Wednesday, November 12
6:30pm at Two Wrasslin' Cats Coffee Shop
Copies available at EHFPL and Rathbun Library
The book club will meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:30 PM at Two Wrasslin Cats Coffee Shop located on Town Street, East Haddam.

Join us November 12th for some insightful conversation about overcoming life’s challenges and the advantages of being the underdog, as outlined in Gladwell's David & Goliath.

And for Junior Readers, Please join us for...

Junior Reader Book Club

Wednesday, November 19th 
3:30pm at the Rathbun Library

We'll be reading Walls Within Walls by Maureen Sherry! The world is filled with hidden treasure, what will you find when you start looking?
Junior Readers Book Club: Walls Within Walls - Nov. 19 at 3:30

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Go Batty at the East Haddam Free Public Library

Halloween is near and the time is here for two bat programs at the library. Well, one will be at the library, the other will be sponsored by the library but presented at the Town Grange Hall.  First, for adults and older children, Our Neighborhood Bats will cover  the lives and lore of bats around the world, but will focus on our local species. It is a PowerPoint slide show followed by a question/answer period. It is sponsored by the East Haddam Free Public Library and will be presented at the Town Grange Hall on October 23rd at 3:00 pm.

For the younger crowd, we have a special slide show. BATS! is a picture book slide show - fun and informative. It will be shown at the library as part of our Halloween Howl party for kids, October 27th at 5 pm.

For more information, call 860-873-8248 or fly in to the library. Thanks!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

New Book Club

Coming soon! The new East Haddam Library System's Book Club. First informational meeting will be October 15th, 6:30 PM at Two Wrasslin' Cats. Save the date and invite your friends! 
At our first meeting we will be deciding what to read and when to meet. Don't miss out on the fun! 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fall Events at Your Local Libraries!

Check out these great programs at your local libraries this Fall!
(Please Call to Register)
Little Ones: 
Baby Time – Every Wednesday at 10:30, at the Rathbun (ages 0+) 
Storytime – Every Tues. at EHFPL; Every Mon. & Thurs. at Rathbun, 10:30 (ages 3+)

Kids (Grades 1-6)
American Girl Club – 1st Wed. of the month at 3:30 at the Rathbun 
Video Games for Kids – 4th Wednesday of the month at 4:30 at EHFPL

Tweens (Grades 4-8)
Science Club – 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month at 3:30 at the Rathbun 
Jr. Readers Book Club – 3rd Wednesday of the month at 3:30 at Rathbun

Teens (Grades 7-12)
Teen Write Club – 2nd Friday of the month at 6:00 at EHFPL
Anime Club – 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:00 at EHFPL 
Awesome Hour (Teen Night) – 1st Monday of the month at 6:00 at EHFPL
Teen Video Games – 4th Wednesday of the month at 6:00 at EHFPL 

   Origami Club – 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30 at EHFPL
   Book Club - 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 at EHFPL
   Knitting Club - Every Tuesday at 3:00 at Rathbun
   Quilting Club - Every Tuesday at 6:30 at EHFPL

Movie Nights, Book Clubs, Holiday Parties and more are just around the corner. Visit for info!
East Haddam Public Library System

EHFPL: (860) 873-8248 | Rathbun Library: (860) 873-8210

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Libraries closed 8/30 & 9/1

Just a friendly reminder, the East Haddam Libraries will be closed Saturday & Monday in honor of Labor Day Weekend. Please have a safe and happy holiday.

Monday, August 11, 2014

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