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 sllangan@comcast.net 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!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Next EHLS Book Club-April 15

Stop by your local library now to pickup our April Book Club Title!
Image result for cleopatra a life

We had a great conversation in March, and are now on to reading the next book for our April Book Club.  Give a new book a chance and join in on some lively discussions.

The EH Library System Book Club will meet Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30pm at the Town Tavern to discuss "Cleopatra: A Life" by Stacy Schiff.  A biography that explores the truth and fiction of the fascinating historical figure.

Please pick up a book today and come meet up with your friends and neighbors for some fun conversations!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Book Club

You still have time to stop by your local library and pickup this month's Book Club Book!

The EH Library System Book Club will meet next Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30pm at the Town Tavern to discuss "The Book Theif" by Markus Zusak.  Read the book that inspired the popular 2013 film and join us for a lively discussion!  All are welcome!