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Your Friendly Neighborhood Library
18 Plains Road | Moodus, CT 06469
Staff@ehfpl.org | 860-873-8248

Thursday, December 3, 2015

New East Haddam Library System Web Site is Up and Running


Hi all,

The new library system web site is active, and all news for both the Rathbun and EHFPL, including events, access to catalogs etc., can be found there. To get to the site, please click on the link above. We hope you like the new site!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Libraries Closed Thanksgiving Weekend

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

Wednesday (11/25): EHFPL Open 10:00-6:00
Thursday-Saturday: Closed

We will reopen on Monday, November 30th. Have a safe & Happy Turkey Day!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Book Drop & DVD Drop - Out of Service

Please Note:

The Book Drop & DVD Drop are
While we install a new drop box.

Items may be dropped off during open hours.

Any fines/fees related to the installation will be waived.
Ask a librarian for details.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

Sorry for the inconvenience

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

EHLS Book Club Postponed

The EHLS Book Club which typically meets at the Town Tavern Restaurant has been postponed for this month. The next meeting will be Wed. Nov. 18th at 6:30pm at the Town Tavern Restaurant to discuss Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Batty Friday Art Contest


October 25th to 31st is International Bat Week. Help us celebrate this event by bringing your bat art and stories to the library where they will be displayed for the entire month of October. Then come to our Batty Friday event on October 30th, where all bat-artists and authors will receive a prize. Come in costume! Play games! Celebrate Bat Week and bats!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Guest Speaker Program

Nathan Hale Ray High School

Sustainable is Possible: Creating Low Carbon, High Quality Lives... Together
Featuring Ma’ikwe Ludwig

This presentation shows how we can live high quality lives while using only 10% of the resources of the average American. Using only 10% of the resources of the average American is the current scientific estimate for the goal we need to reach in order to head off the worst effects of climate disruption. Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage is achieving that goal, and thus is a timely, relevant and needed model as our society struggles to figure out what a livable, lowcarbon future might look like.

Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, founded in 1997 in Missouri, has created one of the foremost sustainable living demonstration projects in the nation, and its impact is steadily increasing. This village of 60 children and adults is demonstrating social and physical technologies that have cut residentsʼ ecological impact by 90% compared to the average American. Through conservation, efficiency, re­localization, cooperation, and alternative technologies, Dancing Rabbit is showing that people can live rich, vibrant lives while leaving an ecological footprint that our planet can sustain.

Ma'ikwe Ludwig is the executive director of Dancing Rabbit Inc, the nonprofit arm of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage ( www.dancingrabbit.org ).

Maʼikwe Ludwig is a pioneering sustainability educator who heads up Ecovillage Education US, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Fellowship for Intentional Community.

Her work integrates ecological, economic, social, political and personal approaches and technologies for a strongly holistic view of what real sustainability takes. Maʼikwe is a dynamic speaker, and was featured at TEDxCarleton in 2013 with her talk on sustainability.

Maʼikwe will be available to answer questions following the presentation.


Anyone who is concerned about the health of our planet and reducing our societyʼs ecological footprint should attend.

Light refreshments will be served.
A $5.00 donation is requested.

This event is co-sponsored by the EH Land Trust and Friends of Rathbun.
Special thanks to Friends of Rathbun Treasurer, Roger Stube, for putting this marvelous program together. 

For more information, email: friendsofrathbunlibrary@gmail.com

Monday, August 24, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Lake Compounce Tickets Sold Out

The Lake Compounce Tickets have officially sold out at EHFPL & Rathbun.
The good news is we still have tickets for Six Flags and the CT Science Center.
Last day of ticket sales will be Saturday, August 29th. 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

On The Job Training in Graphic Novel Creation

Learn how to create your own comics! This interactive program teaches kids 5 years and up how! Be prepared to have fun, create, draw and learn! Tuesday Aug. 4th at 2:00 pm. Please call ahead to register, but walk-ins will be welcome.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Two August programs you don't want to miss . .

On Saturday August 1st at 10:00 am, join us for a reading of Legacy of a Free Spirit, presented by local author Lisa Allen Thompson.

"Legacy of a Free Spirit is a five-part novel that exemplifies freedom and self-determination in verses and short stories. The compilation is a "free spirit" that has lived many moons and made many trips around the sun. Legacy of a Free Spirit is a bold creative collection to stir the heart and soul and courageous spirit in all readers."
Signed copies will be available for purchase $5.00 per book.
Light refreshments will be served.
On Tuesday August 4th at 2:00 pm, we will proudly present Comic Construction with Matt from
Free Lunch Comics.

"Suitable for grades K-4, the Comic Construction Assembly and Lecture is an introduction to the medium of comics and graphic novels using a Construction Site Theme. We wear our construction outfits and guide students through the creation of a comics page, the construction of a character, and the life of a comic from script to press. The educational and entertaining performance encourages participation from the audience as we create the characters from a list of solicited characteristics and construct a full comics page with the aid of the students. Students learn the basics of comics mechanics, the basics of drawing from simple shapes, and creating a story with a beginning, middle, and ending. A proud participant in the Hartford Performs project."

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