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.



No Ronald McDonald Aug. 2nd . . .

The famous hamburger clown has cancelled Book Time with Ronald McDonald, which was scheduled to take place tomorrow at 11:00 am at RFML. We don’t know why. Perhaps he has a tummy ache.

We’re apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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!


Tonight’s Program Cancelled – Sorry!

We are sorry to say that tonight’s presentation of Parrot Confidential has been cancelled due to severe weather conditions in the vicinity of the New England Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary. Both the staff at the sanctuary and here at the library apologize for such short notice, but feel that traveling would be difficult and perhaps even dangerous.

Thank you for your understanding. The program will be rescheduled. We’ll keep you posted.

Parrot Confidential Movie and Workshop

The New England Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary will present the acclaimed BBC Documentary Parrot Confidential at EHFPL, July 13th at 6:00 pm.

The New England Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and protection of unwanted and abused companion parrots and other displaced captive exotic animals.

There are a lot of parrots at the facility and all of them like toys, so we will hold a special toy making workshop on July 12th from 11:30-5:30 pm. Stop in any time during those hours and use your imagination and the supplies provided by the library to create parrot playthings. Or feel free to donate a parrot toy.

We hope to see you at the library!

EHLS Adult Summer Reading Program . . .

. . . back by popular demand!

From July 1st to September 22nd, every book you read gives you a chance to win one of 5 prizes: a set of two mugs featuring artwork of your two libraries; a $20 Nathan Hale Pharmacy gift certificate; a $15 gift certificate to Village Pizza; a $10 gift certificate to Two Wrasslin’ Cats; a $10 gift certificate to DaVinci Pizza.


Here are the details:

Participants are to read books in the different categories listed on the “Raffle Tickets.”  For each book read, the ticket should be filled out and deposited in the canister at the circulation desk. The more you read the more chances you will have to win a prize.

Winning tickets will be drawn at the East Haddam Free Public Library on 9/22/2017 at 5:00PM. Attendance is not required.

If you have any questions on the program please contact library staff at either Library.

 East Haddam Free Public Library


 Rathbun Memorial Library



Teddy Bear Picnics at Your Libraries

We’re starting our summer reading program with our annual Teddy Bear Picnic event at RFML from 11:00-12:00 on June 22nd, and at EHFPL 12:00-1:00, June 29th. Space is  limited, so please sign up.

At EHFPL the kids must provide their own lunch and drinks. Please no nut products.

For further information, and/or to sign up, please contact your libraries.

Go to the Event drop-down menu to see the entire list of summer programs coming your way.


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