Jelly-Bean Time!

Yes, it’s time to come in to East Haddam Free Public library to guess the number of jelly-beans in the jar. If you’re guess is the closest, you’ll get to “take it home in your car,” along with two rubber ducks of your choice. The contest starts today, Valentines Day, and ends April 1st. Each time you visit the library, you can make one guess. The more visits, the more chances to win this fabulous prize!

Sponsored by the Friends of East Haddam Free Public Library.

Have fun!

Three Great Programs at EHFPL

Monday Dec. 18, 4:30-6:00 pm at EHFPL: Tech Help with the EH Leos.

Thursday Dec. 22, 5:00-6:00 pm at EHFPL: 9th Annual All Ages Holiday Hootenanny. Games, snacks and toys for everyone!

Thursday Dec. 22, 6:00-8:00 pm at EHFPL: Cheesy Holiday Movie. You don’t want to miss this one!

Bat Week is Next Week!

Halloween is just around the corner and time to celebrate bats, the most amazing creatures of the night, along with East Haddam Free Public Library and Bat Conservation International. Starting next Monday and all week long, check out the fun bat projects, fun facts, crossword puzzles, crafts and lots of other stuff available from EHFPL, starting with a pattern and instructions for making a Bat-O-Lantern.

Stop into the library for your free template and instructions, Mon.-Fri. 10-5:30.


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Build a Better Future Origami Craft at EHFPL

On Monday Aug. 14, origami artist Claudia Martin will be at EHFPL to teach middle-school kids how to “build better future” with folded paper. Please register for this class soon  – Claudia needs to know in advance the number of participants in order to prepare for the program. Calling to register the day of the program won’t allow enough time.

Thank you for understanding.



Origami Program 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!


Two Local Author Events at EHFPL

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.

Hear the “true story” of the Bridgeport Poltergeist from the safety and comfort of the East Haddam Free Public library.

Author Bill Hall is “an experienced researcher of the unexplained,” according to his web site, and is an active investigator of the paranormal. His syndicated column, “Magic and the Unknown,” ran for six years in several newspapers.

Whether you’re a believer or not, this is sure to be a fun and entertaining event.

And coming soon, local author Billie Kowalewski is pleased to announce the publication of
“Enlightened,” her first novel, and her very first author event. The novel already has a attracted a small, loyal following.

“Enlightened” is a love story for young adults that spans both Heaven and Earth. Exploring the idea of reincarnation, the author tells the story from an interesting perspective. Her 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, and still enjoys the job and the kids. She is excited about her new career path as a writer and her very first author event, which will be Saturday February 4th at the East Haddam Free Public Library from 10 am to 1 pm. She is hoping to see a lot of familiar faces at the event, including her “bus families”, past and present.


Reminder: Peanut Free Zone

Howdy Folks, just a friendly reminder that peanut allergies are becoming more and more common. A peanut butter sandwich for you might mean a trip to the hospital for someone near you. So please be mindful of others with nut allergies and leave these types of snacks at home.


Our Children’s Areas are Peanut-Free Zones.

Please wash your hands before entering if you have been in contact with peanut products!

Thank you.