A Heart Health 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 be discussing 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!


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!

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

Library Love!

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.


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!

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!

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