Welcome to the East Haddam Free Public Library

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

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."

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A reminder! Music of the Cosmos this Saturday . . .

Cosmos Heidtmann will play selections from his upcoming album, The Butterfly Fight Club, as well as other acoustic pieces from his repertoire. Where? In the garden of the Rathbun Free Public Library. When? 6:30 pm.

If the weather is wet, the event will be indoors.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Special July Programs at your Friendly Neighborhood Library

  Sometimes even the littlest creatures are the biggest heroes. See this amazing BBC movie about survival in this great big world. The film is amusing and suspenseful, and the cinematography is breathtaking. Thursday July 9 at 6:30.
Batman Really Does Care About Bats! See a pro-bat video by the actors and producers of the new Batman movie, Superman vs Batman, and make a Batman Cubee Craft. Friday July 17th at 2:00.
 Hear the Music of the Cosmos! On Saturday July 18th at 6:30 pm, Cosmos Heidtmann will play a selection of songs from his upcoming album, The Butterfly Fight Club, as well as other acoustic originals. Music in the Garden at the Rathbun Free Memorial Library in East Haddam.
And that's not all! There are more July happenings to enjoy. Come in to the library to check out all our summer events and programs for all ages.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

EHFPL and the Rathbun Free Memorial Library will be closed on Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Avengers Cubeecraft - July 13th

The Avengers Cubee-craft will be on Monday, July 13th.

Note: Due to a typographical error, the Summer Reading Flier sent home originally had the craft scheduled for Friday, July 3rd. The library will be closed, sorry for the typo. 

We hope you can join us for Earth's Mightiest Cubee-craft!

Avengers Cubee Craft
July 13th

Please call to register: (860) 873-8248

Game Day - Wednesday, July 1st

The Nintendo Wii U will be setup with 8-Player Super Smash Bros. Board games will be available for those in the mood to conquer the world, solve a murder, get a life, or check a king. Gamers are also encouraged to bring their DS or 3DS to partake in some multiplayer Smash or Pokemon (any generation) with friends. It's also a great time to relax, play some Magic the Gathering, and spend time with friends.

Game Day
Wednesday, June 1st
Kids (Ages 5-10): 1:00-2:00
Teens (Ages 11-17): 3:00-4:30

Please call to register: (860) 873-8248

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Superhero Teddy Bear Picnic

Your Friendly Neighborhood Library will start the Summer Reading Program with our annual Teddy Bear Picnic. This year, in keeping with the theme Every Hero Has a Story, you will be invited to make a cape for your new, take-home teddy bear.

On Monday June 29th at noon, bring your lunch, listen to stories read by Grandma Beth, and meet your new superhero teddy. Please contact the library to register for this event.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Guest Speaker at the Grange (Presented by the Friends of East Haddam's Libraries)

The Friends of both East Haddam Free Public Library and Rathbun Library present

Hartford Courant Columnist
Peter Marteka

June 19, 2015
6:00 pm
At the Grange Hall
488 Town Street, East Haddam

“Exploring Hidden Connecticut”

Peter Marteka writes several nature columns including "Nature" and "Way To Go"

For the past 17 years Peter Marteka has been exploring the wilds of Connecticut and has lived to talk and write about his adventures in words and photos. Come to the Grange to explore and see some of his favorite spots.

Suggested donation 
$5 Refreshments provided

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

June Book Clubs

Please join us for some lively discussion at the 

The EHFPL Book Club will meet Wednesday, June 10 at 7pm at the East Haddam Free Public Library.  The book we will be discussing is "Leaving Time" by Jodi Picoult.

The EH Library System Book Club will meet next Wednesday, June 17 at 6:30pm at the Town Tavern to discuss "The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling.  Join us to discuss this classic tale.

The Rathbun Book Club will meet Thursday, June 18 at 2pm at the the Rathbun Free Memorial Library.  The book we will be discussing is "Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande.

Stop in and join us for any or all of these great discussions!!

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