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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Art Programs, and Vampires - This Week at EHFPL

Columbus Day - Monday, October 8 – Library Closed

Wednesday, October 10 
10:30-11:30 Story Hour – Bat Clothes-pin!
 4:00-5:00: Kid Art – make works of art for EHFPL’s upcoming book!

Wednesday, October 10 
5:00- 6:00:  Art Works – learn to make stunning works of art at this craft program for ages 10+ (great for tweens, teens & parents!)

Thursday, October 11
 7:00: East Haddam Library Board Meeting – Open to the Public

Friday, October 12 
6:00-8:00: Fright Fest Friday Presents Dracula – Watch the movie, and learn about Dracula’s 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Awesome August

Join Your Friendly Neighborhood Library for any of our always awesome August events... 

Wednesday, August 1 at 12:00-1:00
 Picnic Pals - Join Grandma Beth and the Picnic Pals for great stories & crafts – bring your own lunch and blanket, we’ll be outside.

Thursday, August 2 at 7:00-8:00
 East Haddam Leo Club

Friday, August 3 at 4:30 – 6:00
Teens & Adult Jewelry Making Workshop

Friday, August 3 at 8:00 – 10:00
 Watch the Olympics Swimming Finals

Tuesday, August 7 at 2:30-3:30
 Video Game Afternoon For Kids: Mario Kart Wii (Please Register)

Tuesday, August 7 at 6:30-7:30
 Quilt Club

Wednesday, August 8 at 12:00-1:00
 Picnic Pals - Join Grandma Beth and the Picnic Pals for great stories & crafts – bring your own lunch and blanket, we’ll be outside.

Friday, August 10 at 3:30-4:30
Make a CD Picture Frame! (Please Register)

Friday, August 10 at 8:00 – 10:00
Watch the Olympics Track & Field Events (Registration Required)

Sunday, August 12 at 7:00 – 9:00
Watch the Olympics Closing Ceremony (Registration Required)

Check out our upcoming events page for more!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony Party

TV not big enough? Don't feel like watching them by yourself? Come join East Haddam Free Public Library for the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony Party. Enjoy the great company and the opportunity to watch this year's celebration of the Olympics through England's eyes. Please bring a dish or snack to share.

The library will also be showing some specific Olympic events on these following days:

July 31--Women's Gymnastics (8:00-10:00 PM)
August 3--Swimming (8:00-10:00 PM)
August 6--Men's Gymnastics (8:00-10:00 PM)
August 10--Track & Field (8:00-10:00 PM)
August 12--Closing Ceremony Party @ 7:00 PM (Please bring a dish/snack to share for the closing ceremony as well)

Also, please note: Schedule may change based on TV schedule

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Games, Games, Leos, and Mobiles - This Week!

Join Your Friendly Neighborhood Library for these phenomenal programs, all happening this week - Please call (860) 873-8248, email, or stop in to register. 

Monday, July 2 at 5:30-7:30 - Family Game Night: Library Pictionary: The Whole Family will have a literary blast drawing pictures of famous book titles and fairy tales.

Tuesday, July 3 at 2:30-3:30 - Video Game Afternoon (Ages 6-12) Mario/Sonic Olympics: Join Mario, Sonic, Bowser, Knuckles, Princess Peach, Amy, and all their friends as they race around London going for the Gold! 

Tuesday, July 3 at 6:30-7:30 - Quilt Club: Like to Quilt? Join the Club!

Wednesday, July 4 – Independence Day, Library Closed: Happy 234th Birthday America!

Thursday, July 5 at 6:30-7:30 - Origami Club: Origami is actually Japanese for Fold Paper but Paper Folding Club just doesn't have the same ring to it.

Thursday, July 5 at 7:00-8:00 - East Haddam Leo Club: The Leos are a club of 12-17 year olds devoted to serving the community and having fun while they do it. Stop on by and find out why Leos are the pride of East Haddam. 

Friday, July 6 at 3:00-4:00 - Make a mobile (Ages 6-12): Create a cool Fish Mobile! 

Please call EHFPL to sign up for any of our summer programs (we have 5-6 every week for all ages!)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Bad Movies, KidArt, Story Hour, and More - This Week!

Join us for any or all of these spectacular programs happening this week at Your Friendly Neighborhood Library!

Tuesday, June 26 at 4:00-5:00 - Artwork Afternoon: Kids are invited to come draw pictures for EHFPL's upcoming book Friendly Neighborhood KidArt!

Tuesday, June 26 at 6:30 - The Quilt Club: A great place for quilters to come and work together.

Wednesday, June 27 at 10:30-11:30 - Final Story Hour for 2011-12: Join us for a year-end story hour celebration as we welcome Summer with Picnic Pals beginning July 11 at 12:00pm and runs through August.

Thursday, June 28 at 6:00-6:30 - A Friendly Neighborhood Summer Shindig: Enjoy refreshments and good company at EHFPL's pre-movie get-together.

Thursday, June 29 at 6:30-8:30 - Terrible Thursday Presents Mars Attacks (Rated PG-13, Parental permission needed)

Monday, May 21, 2012

2 Big Programs + 7 Smaller (but still very cool) Programs = 1 Awesome Week!

The East Haddam Library has two super-special, extra-exciting, amazingly awesome programs this week:

On Wednesday, May 23 at 6:00-7:30 the library is hosting “Any Body Can Hoop!” a free hula-hoop lesson with certified Hula Hoop Instructor – Shannon Jezek! The program is for all ages (as the title implies), and is a great a way for the whole family to get their hoop on. Quality, handmade Hula Hoops will be available for purchase after the program. J

On Friday, May 25 at 4:00-5:30 the library is hosting “Bones & Pelts: What’s in Your Backyard? with nature enthusiast and First Selectman – Mark Walter.  Come and see the wonders of East Haddam as you view a diverse collection of pelts, fossils, and artifacts. Bones will shake, fur will fly and skulls will roll - the whole family is invited, we’ll see you there!

Also Happening This Week at EHFPL:

For Tots:  Story Hour, Wednesday 5/23 at 10:30
For Kids: Video Games, Monday 5/21 at 4:00-5:30 and Artwork Afternoon 5/22 at 4:00-5:00
For Teens: Awesome Hour (Teen Night), Friday 5/25 at 6:00-7:30
For Adults: Quilt Club, Tuesday 5/22 at 6:00-7:00
For Families: Memorial Day Celebration, Thursday 5/24 at 6:00-6:30 and Terrible Thursday (Bad Movie Night) Presents King Kong vs Godzilla! (Ages 10+), Thursday 5/24 at 6:30-8:30

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Magnificent May Maintains Momentum!

Check out all these marvelous events going on in late May at Your Friendly Neighborhood Library!

Tuesday, May 15 
at 4:00-5:00: Cartoon Afternoon - Watch Cartoon Classics! (Ages 5+)
at 6:30-7:30: Quilting Club
at 7:00-8:00: East Haddam Leo Club

Wednesday, May 16
 at 10:30-11:30: Story Hour
at 6:00-7:30: Teen Video Games presents Super Smash Bros.

Friday, May 18 
at 6:00-7:30: Teen Write Club – Special Bonus Typing Day: Bring your stories, we'll be typing! 

Monday, May 21
 at 4:30-5:30: Video Games for Kids - Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Tuesday, May 22
at 4:00-5:00: Artwork Afternoon - Draw Pictures for EHFPL's Upcoming Book! (Ages 5+)
at 6:30-7:30: Quilting Club

Wednesday, May 23 
at 10:30-11:30: Story Hour
at 6:00: Hula Hooping Basics 101Great for Kids and Adults!! Presented by local Hula Hoop Expert, Shannon Jezek.

Thursday, May 24
at 6:00-6:30: A Friendly Neighborhood Memorial Day Party!
 at 6:30-8:30: Terrible Thursday (Bad Movie Night, Ages 10+) presents King Kong vs Godzilla!

Friday, May 25
 at 4:30-5:30: Bones & Pelts: What’s in Your Backyard with Mark Walter 
at 6:00-7:30: Teen Night (Awesome Hour) - YouTube Clips, Junk Food and Good Times! 
Monday, May 28 
- Library Closed for Memorial Day -

Tuesday, May 29
 at 4:00-5:00: Library Afternoon - Help decorate the library for Summer! 

Friday, June 1 
at 6:30-8:30: Batman (1966) Movie Night – Come Watch the Greatest Film Ever 

Monday, April 16, 2012

Awesome April

Check out all of the fantastic events coming up at Your Friendly Neighborhood Library!

Tuesday, April 24
Quilt Club
Join the lovely ladies of the EHFPL Quilt Club as they work on their latest quilt masterpiece (Quilterpiece? Masterquilt?)  Learn some new quilting skills, or show off some old ones. 

Wednesday, April 25
Story Hour
Join Grandma Beth and Ms. Laurie for silly stories that tie into creative crafts. Become part of an EHFPL tradition over 90 years old. Make memories at Story Hour, every Wednesday!

Thursday, April 26
Terrible Thursday (Bad Movie Night)
Your Friendly Neighborhood Library is (sort of) proud to announce the latest and greatest films in cinema history (and by "Latest and Greatest" we mean "Old and Awful").  This month: This Island, Earth! A group of scientists are captured and brought aboard a flying saucer where the Metalunans (the aliens) make them build weapons to help ward off the evil Zagons and Mu-tants!  This 1955 Technicolor classic has everything that makes a bad movie night feature so terrifically terrible: spaceships, rubber suited aliens, screaming damsels in distress, and more. Come join us for a movie that truly blurs the line between awful and awesome

Friday, April 27
Turtle Time! 
What's the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? Why do turtles have shells? Why did the turtle cross the road (and what can we do to save them from cars)?  Get the answers to all these questions and more plus MEET LIVE TURTLES!! Stop by the library at Turtle O'Clock for Turtle Time.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Duck Day

Be kind to your web-footed friends. For that duck may be somebody's mother.

Meet the Ducks!
Professional, full-time waterfowl - Ms. Driveby Duck and Mr. Guthrie Duck (no relation), are making a visit to their favorite library.

Children's Librarian and Animal Expert, Maureen Heidtmann will be on hand to read stories, teach important wildlife lessons, and make egg-cellent crafts with the kids.
Did we mention there's going to be Duck Day Egg Hunt?

All ages are welcome.

March 23
at 4:30 -5:30

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New Ducks!

Just in time for Duck Week, Your Friendly Neighborhood Library is proud to present new Rubber Duckies!

We have Presidents, Aliens, Flowers, Flamingos, Colors, Classic and more! You can have them too. Stop by EHFPL and bring home a web-footed friend today. Simply make a $1 Donation, and pick your favorite.

Don't forget to stop by the library at 4:30 on Friday to meet library mascot (and real duck) Driveby, and her best pal Guthrie.

Happy Duck Week!

Monday, March 19, 2012

March On

Spring has sprung at EHFPL! Put a spring in your step with some new books & movies at Your Friendly Neighborhood Library, or spring into one of our lively programs.

This Week:

Monday, March 19

4:30-5:30: Video Games for Kids presents Mario Kart

Tuesday, March 20

6:30-7:30: Quilting Club

7:00-8:00: East Haddam Leo Club

Wednesday, March 21

10:30-11:30: Story Hour

6:00-7:30: Teen Video Games presents New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Thursday, March 22

6:00-6:30: Movie Club Party (Punch & Pie)

6:30-8:30: Terrible Thursday, Bad Movie Night Presents: 20 Million Miles to Earth! (Ages 10+)

Friday, March 23

4:30-5:30 Duck Day! Meet Library mascot Driveby Duck and her best pal Guthrie Duck (no relation)

Next Week:

Tuesday, March 27

6:30-7:30: Quilting Club

Wednesday, March 28

10:30-11:30: Story Hour

6:00-7:30: Awesome Hour (Teen Night) – You Tube clips, free junk food, and an hour so awesome it lasts 90 minutes.

Coming Soon!

Turtle Time -Meet real live turtles! What’s the difference between a Turtle and a Tortoise? What do turtles eat for breakfast? Why did the turtle cross the road? Find out the answer to these questions and more on Friday, April 27 at 4:30-5:30pm

Bones & Pelts: What’s in Your Backyard – What’s in Your Backyard: Join First Selectman, local celebrity and nature enthusiast, Mark Walter, for a fun look at all the wonderful wildlife treasures that can be found in East Haddam! Stop by EHFPL for a program sure to make fur fly, skulls roll, and bones rattle! Friday, May 18 at 4:30-5:30pm

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Family Night on Moodus Green


December 8


Ring in the Holiday Season with your community as we sing carols and visit the local organizations around Moodus Green for presents, food, and fun!

Family Night To Do List:

à Christmas Parade with Moodus Drum & Fife, East Haddam Volunteer Fire Dept., and Santa

à Christmas Carol Sing Along led by Ms. Mazzefarro and Student Singers

à Tree Lighting with First Selectman Mark Walter

à Amasa Day House: Visit with Santa Claus (presented by Youth & Family Services)

à East Haddam Library: Visit with Mrs. Claus (Free presents!)

à Peddler’s Village: Visit Frosty the Snowman

à East Haddam Preschool: Make snacks for Rudolph and Santa’s Reindeer

à Methodist Church: Dessert Party

Monday, September 19, 2011

Autumn in the Air

Fall into a good series, leaf through a great book, or attend one of our awesome autumn programs - it’s Fall at EHFPL.

Summer officially ends on Friday, which makes this week the perfect time to get started on a TV DVD box set, pick up a new mystery-thriller novel, or join some new clubs. EHFPL has you covered on all 3 counts. What better way to start off Fall, than with a short trip to your local library? (Get it? Trip, Fall? Ha!)

This week at Your Friendly Neighborhood Library - Good Games, Bad Movies, Fun Times, and More:


Video Games for Kids: Super Smash Bros. Brawl

It’s always a blast, when classic video game characters like Mario, Sonic, and Pikachu throw down. Stop by for some all-ages action as the world’s most famous video game characters compete to knock each other off the screen. (Rated E for Everyone)

Grades K-5




Like to Quilt? Join the Club! Quilt the day away with East Haddam’s finest quilters.



All New Story Hour

This week: How do leaves change color and why? Make a decorative leaf wreath and listen to fantastic fall stories.

Ages 3+


Teen Video Games: Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Are you the Sultan of Smash? Choose your favorite Nintendo character, and grab a wii-mote for a wacky evening of fighting game fun. Make Mario take on Donkey Kong, See Sonic smash Solid Snake, Play Pikachu vs the Pokemon Trainer. The last character standing wins! Never played Super Smash? It’s a great night to start. Take a break from school, meet up with old friends, and make some new ones.

Grades 6-12



Terrible Thursday (Bad Movie Night)

Join Your Friendly Neighborhood Library for the best of the worst films ever made. This month: Creature From the Black Lagoon!



Fun Friday: Stories, Crafts, Games, Music, Movies, & More!

This week, learn about the change of seasons through stories and games. Then, make an autumn wreath of your very own!

Grades K-5



Chess Tournament

Meet friends & competitors, and test your skills against theirs. Ages 10+ (Includes a brief introduction and lesson for those new to the game)

Ages 8+


That night was the turning-point in the season. We had gone to bed in summer, and we awoke in autumn; for summer passes into autumn in some imaginable point of time, like the turning of a leaf. - Henry David Thoreau