Build a Better Future Origami w/Claudia Rescheduled

The summer reading origami program has been rescheduled. Instead of Monday July 24th, it will be August 14th at 6:00 pm. Claudia Martin is a skilled origami artist who is donating her time and talent to make this program possible. Please sign up for this event because Claudia needs to plan for supplies. The program is geared toward middle-school kids and is free.

Do You Believe in Magic?

Magically Christina will be at the library this Sat. July 22 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. All ages are welcome. Each participant must bring a deck of playing cards.

Join us for this high-energy magic show with lots of audience participation.  Prepare to be astounded! 



Today is World Turtle Day!

Help us “shellebrate” the 17th annual World Turtle Day! Visit EHFPL and get a turtle crossing road-sign craft kit.


World Turtle Day is sponsored by American Tortoise Rescue. Click the link for their web site and activity page; the turtles of the world will thank you, including the handsome box turtle pictured here.


Cinco de Mayo Extravaganza at EHFPL – May 3rd

The annual Cinco de Mayo celebration will be a couple of days early this year.

On May 3rd join us at the library for games and snacks and to meet Juan the box-turtle. He can’t wait to meet you!

This fun event is co-sponsored by the East Haddam Leos. The activities start at 5:00 pm, and end at 7:00 pm.

See you then!

Saturday is Earth Day . . .

. . . as every day should be. One way to participate in this world-wide observance is to go to the sidebar and scroll down to click the butterfly image for a link to The National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife web site. There you’ll to learn how to plant a beautiful garden that helps shelter and feed a variety of creatures, including Monarch butterflies.

And maybe you like to build things. If so, stop in at East Haddam Free Public Library and ask your earth-friendly librarian to print out plans for building either a one chamber or four chamber bat house – or both!

Bats are nature’s nocturnal pest control: safe, effective and free!

Have fun!

Civil War Historian/Author will be at EHFPL March 25th

Author Karl Bacon will be at the EHFPL Sat. March 25th at 10:00 am. There was a bit of mix-up as to the venue – library or Grange Hall. I apologize for any confusion this may have caused, and hope to see you at the library Saturday morning for this fun and informative event.

Civil War Novelist Karl Bacon at EHFPL

Karl will be at EHFPL for a reading and book signing Sat. March 25 at 10:00

Karl Bacon, a native of Woodbury, Connecticut, has been a serious student of the Civil War since childhood.  Countless hours of detailed research supply the foundation for each of his novels, including copious reading, internet research, and personal visits to battlefields and historic sites. This adds great depth and realism to the stories to make them as historically accurate and believable as possible.

Karl’s first novel, An Eye for Glory, was a Publishers Weekly Top Pick for Spring/Summer 2011 and a Christy Award Finalist for First Novel in 2012. This novel is set in the rich history of the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

His second novel, Until Shiloh Comes, is the first book of the Shiloh Trilogy, a series that follows a young Union soldier throughout the remainder of the war after he is seriously wounded at Shiloh. Until Shiloh Comes was published in 2015. It garnered critical praise from a number of sources and won the National Indie Excellence Award for Historical Fiction.

Prairie Dog Town, the second installment of the trilogy, was released in July 2016 and has also received excellent reviews.

The final book of the trilogy is The Gates of Sheol, which Karl plans to release later this year. Karl now lives with his wife, Jackie, in Naugatuck, Connecticut.


Haunted House Tales . . .

Meet the author of Haunted House Diaries and The World’s Most Haunted House, Bill Hall’s latest novel.

Join us at EHFPL on Saturday January 28th, from 11:00 to 1:00, for a fascinating reading and book signing and to hear stories about haunted Connecticut houses – including one in Litchfield and one in Bridgeport.

Two more authors are scheduled to read and sign their books at EHFPL: local author Billie Kowalski in February and Civil War historian Carl Bacon in March.  We’ll keep you posted.

Family Night on Moodus Green Dec. 7th!

There will be lots of fun things to do: visit Santa and Mrs. Claus; see the town tree lighting; sample tasty treats and, new this year, enjoy the petting zoo and the Living Nativity.

Mrs. Claus will be at the East Haddam Free Public Library from 6-8 pm. Kids: bring your holiday wishes and leave with a gift.