In Honor of Heart Health Month, a Special Program at Rathbun

On Tuesday February 27th at 6:30 pm, the East Haddam Library System will present special guest speakers.

Dr Jeffrey Ranaudo MD, American Board Certified Vascular Surgeon, will discuss heart health from a medical perspective including ways to keep your heart healthy and the dangers of having an unhealthy heart. Also, Trainers of Annino Strength and Conditioning will discuss the benefits of exercise and the importance of staying active to keep your heart healthy.

Heart healthy snacks will be provided. We hope to see you at the Rathbun Free Memorial Library Tuesday, February 27th at 6:30 pm!


Two Great Events Coming Soon . . .

On Friday March 2nd, Master Wildlife Conservationist Paul Colburn will present “Coyotes in Connecticut.” He will give facts and dispel the myths surrounding these beautiful, intelligent and resourceful creatures.

The program will take place at the Grange Hall at 7:00.

Join us! It’s sure to be a howl!


Saturday March 3 from 10am to 12:30 pm, local author Billie Kowalewski will be at EHFPL for a book signing of her latest novel, “Divided.”

“Divided” is the sequel to her first novel, “Enlightened,” which has a loyal following.

Both novels are love stories for young adults, and they explore the idea of reincarnation. The author tells the story from an interesting perspective. The main character, Harmony, is witty and humorous as she addresses the reader directly, creating an intimate experience throughout, helping to make the reader feel part of the story.

About the Author: Billie Kowalewski has been a school bus driver in the town of East Haddam for many years. She is excited about her new career path as a writer and her second author event, which will be Saturday February 3rd at the East Haddam Free Public Library from 10 am to 12:30 pm. She is hoping to see a lot of familiar faces at the event, including her “bus families,” past and present.



Show your love for your libraries!

During the month of February, EHFPL and RFML will sell red paper hearts that read “______ Loves the Libraries!” at the main circulation desks. A donation jar will be placed next to the hearts, you may fill out as many as you like in exchange for a donation (no set price). The hearts will be hung in the hallways for the month of February.  The proceeds will go towards the library system – in particular, the Children’s Shelving Project at EHFPL and the Historical Room Digitization Project at the Rathbun.

A special thanks to Joanne Roczniak who is working with businesses in town to display and sell the hearts.


The Library Survey

In order to continue to provide services and materials that matter most to our patrons, we have put together a brief survey. Please take a few minutes to let us know what you think.
Here is a link: Library Survey.