Thursday, July 10, 2014

Let's Make an Airplane!

The summer reading fun continues! Kids are invited to join us on Wednesday, June 16 at 11:00am as we make airplanes. Please call (860) 873-8210 to register.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Libraries Closed - Fourth of July Weekend

Just a reminder: The East Haddam Libraries will be closed on Friday, July 4th and Saturday, July 5th in honor of Independence Day. Please have a safe and happy holiday.

Monday, June 23, 2014

In The Woods

June 25 at 11:00

Kids are invited to the library to learn about the mysteries of the outdoors with the Dept. of Energy & Environmental Protection. After the presentation, we'll be making nifty nature journals! Please call to Register. (860) 873-8210

Monday, June 16, 2014

Join Us This Friday at 5:30 with Author Douglas Campbell!

Douglas Campbell, co-author of “The Rescue of the Bounty: Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy” is the featured guest at the Rathbun Library’s “Fridays at 5:30” speaker series, continuing June 20.
Campbell’s book chronicles the tragic sinking of the 180-foot sailboat, built in 1960 in Nova Scotia for MGM’s “Mutiny on the Bounty” and used in two of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies. She and her crew left New London on Oct. 25, 2012 bound for St. Petersburg, Florida. On October 29th, in little over an hour, she would capsize in a sea of 30-foot waves, 90 miles off the coast of North Carolina in an area of the ocean known as the “Graveyard of the Atlantic.” The Friends of Rathbun Library will provide refreshments in the garden; the event will be held indoors if it rains. The author will sign books and answer questions after the reading. 
A $5 donation is requested. Visit or email for information.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

This Friday at 5:30: The Constant Waterman!

Constant Waterman, aka Matthew Goldman, a Hadlyme native, will read from his books of boating stories at the Rathbun Library, 36 Main Street, East Haddam, on Friday, May 30, at 5:30 p.m.

Constant Waterman, who now lives in Griswold, keeps his sloop, MoonWind, at Shennecossett Yacht Club in Groton during the summer, and winters wet at Spicer’s Marina in Noank. He can often be found restoring boats or yarning with other sailors when he is not out on the water.

He has had a regular column in Messing About in Boats magazine since 2005, written for numerous boating magazines, and is the author and illustrator of several books. His pen and ink drawings, many of local historical sites, can be found at local shops and galleries.

Join us for the first social event of the summer, this Friday at 5:30!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Friends of Rathbun Annual Plant Sale!

Owermoigne Nursery - - 836372

May 24
9:00- 11:00 am

Join the Friends of Rathbun for the best plant sale of the season! Gardeners will be on hand to answer all of your gardening questions. This event is not to be missed.

No plants will be sold before 9:00, but please come early to preview - these plants sell fast! :)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Let's Make a Garden!

Gardening for Everyone
     Tuesday, May 13th
      6:30 – 8:00 PM
    Rathbun Memorial Library

A cottage garden

Master Gardener Linda Stuhlman will be back to give another great presentation. The topic this time will be flower gardens.  Perennials, Annuals, Shade Plants - what to plant, where to plant, how to plant – all your questions will be answered!

Don’t miss it!!