Thursday, August 13, 2015

Summer Reading Success!

There are still a few weeks left of summer, and plenty of time to read some great books, but the events at the Rathbun have come to a close as we prepare for a new school year filled with American Girl Club, Science Club, Storytime, and more. Thanks to everyone who attended the Summer Reading events at the library this year.

Kids & Parents touching vehicles from EH Fire, Ambulance and Police

Special thanks to the East Haddam Police Department, Volunteer Ambulance, and Fire Department for joining us on Touch-a-Truck day! Parents and kids alike got to see firsthand the vehicles and tools used by East Haddam's Finest, Bravest and Best. On behalf of the library and the community, thanks so much for all you do. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Two Great Programs You Don't Want to Miss!

Feast like Percy and his friends at the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Party!

Crafts, Games, and Blue Food, what's not to like?

Percy Jackson & the Olympians Party
August 11th
Rec. Age: 8+


 James Bond, Ben 10, and Black Widow all have Secret Message Decoders, now you can have one too! 

Make a secret message decoder and be just like a cool super spy or superhero.

Make a Secret Message Decoder
August 12th
Ages 5+

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Featured Artist: Joe Sina

Local photographer, Joe Sina, has a beautiful display at the Rathbun Library from his recent trip to New Zealand. The picture above features two of many fascinating pieces from this fabulous display, Please stop by, support local art, and see the show in person.

For information about Mr. Sina's work, please contact the artist:

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Two Great Kid Programs

 Mrs. Caron, Mrs. Marvin, Mrs. Nelan and Miss Palmer will be at a very special story time. 

Read with East Haddam Elementary School's very own Second Grade Teachers!

Read with 2nd Grade Teachers
July 29
All Ages

Meet your new teacher, visit an old one or just come for the great stories. :)


Touch a Truck! A Fire Truck, Police Cruiser and an Ambulance will be at the Library for you to learn about and explore!!

Touch a Truck!
July 30
All Ages

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Let's Make A Power Plane

Make a rubber-band powered plane in the shape of your favorite superhero!

July 22

Monday, July 20, 2015

Read with First Grade Teachers

Read with East Haddam Elementary School's very own First Grade Teachers!

Mrs. Cahill, Mrs. Fisher, Mrs. Guernsey, and Miss Sweeney will be at a very special story time. 

Read with 1st Grade Teachers
All Ages

Meet your new teacher, visit an old one or just come for the great stories. :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Music of the Cosmos in the Gardern of the Rathbun

Cosmos Heidtmann will play selections from his upcoming album, The Butterfly Fight Club, as well as other acoustic pieces from his repertoire. A resident of Brooklyn, NY, Cos grew up in East Haddam. He is an accomplished musician/song-writer. Join us for an hour or so of Music in the Garden on Saturday, July 18th at 6:30.

If the weather is wet, the event will be indoors.