Anime Club

These Japanese cartoons are popular for all ages, so come hang out at EHFPL to try new anime and discuss ones you enjoy with others on Tuesday, January 17 from 4:30 – 6:00pm. No registration required, we hope to see you there!

All Ages Chess Club!

Chess Club will be meeting 4:00-6:00 on the 4th Friday of the month at the East Haddam Free Public Library and the 4:00-6:00 the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Rathbun Memorial Library.

The Chess Club, is a warm, inviting, and entertaining environment in which to play one of the most strategic games ever created. The one game that stretches for every bit of knowledge you possess, reaches for it in order to outplay your opponent. Chess is one of the most fun and brain-testing sports out there, and we invite you to give it a try.

Whether you are a state champion or someone who has never touched a rook in their life, we can guarantee a great learning experience and challenging opponents.

Join us to enhance your knowledge of the game through casual tournaments and fun scrims, and meet others who share similar interests. We hope to see you there!

The EHLS is Starting a Teen Advisory Board!

The Teen Advisory Board is a group of teen volunteers (Grades 6-12) that are passionate about improving the materials and services that the library system provides to the teens in our community. They will meet on a regular basis to discuss topics such as:

  • Suggestions for books, movies, and TV shows to add to the library’s collection
  • Programs and service for teens
  • Teen Summer Reading Programs

Members will be required to attend at least one meeting every month (frequency and time/dates of meetings will be determined during the first meeting). They will also attend and lead teen library programs and act as ambassadors for the library by helping to spread the word about library programs and events.

TAB members will be able to directly influence the services and programs that the library provides to teens and have the opportunity to work with library staff to plan and run their own programs. They will also gain community service hours and volunteer experience that they can list on a resume or college application.

Interested teens can fill out a form online through our website or can grab a paper copy that they can drop off at EHFPL. Copies of the form will be available at EHFPL and can be printed off our website (linked below).

The date/time of the first meeting will be sent in an email after a few applications have been collected, and will be based on the day/time the majority of applicants are available to meet.

Teen Advisory Board Online Application


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