Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Identity Theft Program

SATURDAY, MAY 16 at 10:00 AM
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Come and learn about Identity Theft and how to protect yourself at this informative program presented by AARP and sponsored by the East Haddam Library System.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Art & Science Displays at the Rathbun

Celebrate East Haddam Spring Weekend by stopping by the Rathbun for two amazing displays showcasing some of East Haddam's brightest and most talented citizens. The Library is currently hosting the East Haddam Art League Spring Showcase and the Nathan Hale Ray Middle School Invention Convention Exhibit. 

The East Haddam Art League is displaying their annual Spring Show at the library until June 10th. The exhibit has dozens of pieces ranging from watercolor to photography to sculpture and more. 

The NHRMS Invention Convention  is in its 7th year. "It is a fun learning program designed to develop, encourage and enhance students' critical thinking skills through invention." The participants are from grades 4 through 8. All of the inventions are imaginative, clever, and on display in the Children's Department this weekend. There will also be a fun ladybug craft for young ones to create. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Free Pediatric Eye-Screenings

East Haddam Community Lions - PediaVision
Free Pediatric Eye Screening
Monday, April 27
at the Rathbun Library

            The East Haddam Community Lions periodically perform pediatric eye screening of pre-school children, ages 2 through 6 during storytime at the libraries in East Haddam. This service is offered free of charge by the East Haddam Community Lions under the Lions Eye Health Program administered by the Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation.
            The PediaVision scanner is capable of screening for astigmatism, nearsightedness, farsightedness, lazy eye, misalignment of the eyes and pupil size anomalies in a 20 second scan.  Nearly 20% of children between the ages of 2-5 are found to have a problem and need to be referred for treatment.  The earlier the child’s problem is diagnosed the better their chances to return to normal or near normal vision.
            The hand held scanner resembles a camcorder with blinking lights to keep the child’s attention for the brief time needed for the scan.  The scanner is held 3 feet from the child.  It is not necessary to even touch the child.  A complete printout is given to the teacher after the scan to distribute to the parents. 
             Lions work statewide to reach as many communities as possible with this valuable service. Please view “Lion help save Cross’s sight” on You Tube to see the impact this screening can have…. It speaks volumes.
            Lions work world wide to help the visually impaired and to eliminate preventable blindness by diagnosing and treating eye disease and diabetes.  Local Clubs schedule eye screenings, collect old eye glasses, sponsor diabetes clinics and do what ever they can to serve their communities. 
            For further information on this program in East Haddam,  please contact Sherry Langan at or 860-873-9282.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Goat Day 2015

Ms. Pat & Ms. Karen with their new four-legged friend

In honor of National Library Week and Spring Break, our favorite Fairy Goat Mothers - Marianne Halpin and Judi Glover - stopped by the Rathbun Library with the new kids on the block. Kids (both human and animal) gathered together and learned all about baby goats. Thanks to all those who attended!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Rathbun Book Club

Interest Meeting
April 23
at the Rathbun Free Memorial Library

Have you ever just finished a book and just wished you could discuss your thoughts and feelings about the literature with someone?  

Have you grown tired of reading the same authors and want to try to read something different but don't know where to start?
Well, the perfect thing for you is to join a Book Group!  Rathbun Free Memorial Library is starting it's own new Book Club. Join us on April 23 at 2pm to meet with interested patrons, set a regular meeting time and pick a book to discuss in May. 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Meet Baby Goats

The title says it all! Dedicated Friend of the Library, Marianne Halpin will be bringing by her adorable Baby Goats for an all ages program that is both cute and informative.

Meet Baby Goats
April 16

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Libraries Closed Easter Weekend

Just a friendly reminder that Rathbun Library & EHFPL will be closed on Friday, April 3rd and Saturday, April 4th in honor of the Easter Holiday.

Happy Easter!