Local Author Book Signing Friday

On Friday March 16th from 1:00-2:00 pm, author Chanda E. Gonzalez will be at the EHFPL for a reading of her new book, Nenapoo Goes to School, about a little girl with special needs entering school for the first time. It was written to help children that have special needs transition into school with a little more ease.

Ms. Gonzalez is a child advocate, health educator, and Founder/Director of a non-profit child-based organization.

Coyote Program Cancelled

Due to the upcoming stormy weather, tonight’s program, Coyotes in Connecticut, has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for a date in August because Mr. Colburn, the program’s speaker, is solidly booked until then.

Thanks for your understanding. We will keep you posted.

Two Great Events Coming in March

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

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Saturday Feb. 3rd from 10:00 to 12:30, EHFPL and RFML invite you to participate in Take Your Child to the Library Day, which is an international initiative that encourages families everywhere to take their children to their local library.

Stop by both libraries for a craft, snacks and a prize for the kids!

Library Open 12/14, Normal Hours

Due to popular demand, the libraries will be open their normal hours on Thursday, December 14. Please disregard any prior announcements to the contrary.

(The Libraries will be closed Dec. 25, 26 & Jan. 1 for the holidays.)

Libraries Closed 10/30

UPDATE: EHFPL has power and will be open from 12:00-5:00pm.

(Rathbun is without power and is closed.)


Due to lack of electricity and dangerous driving conditions, the libraries will be closed on Monday, October 30. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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