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  Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
  10 to 5
  Sunday: Closed for the Summer
  439 Redding Road
  Redding, CT 06896
  P.O. Box 1009
  Redding, CT 06875
  Tel (203) 938-2545
  Fax (203) 938-4026
 
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  events: art show
  book fair, frog frolic,
  pudd’nhead prize
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55TH ANNUAL BOOK FAIR
Redding Community Center (Rt. 107 / Lonetown Road)
Friday, September 4th - Monday September 7th
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  • Book Fair Details
  • To Volunteer, Register Online or at the library
  • Book Fair Schedule
  • Collector's Corner Highlights
  • The library will be closed on Labor Day, Sept. 7
  • Last Day for Donations is July 31st
  • Donations resume on September 15th
  • Credit cards accepted, air-conditioned comfort, handicapped accessible, refreshments sold on site, free parking.
     

    ESCAPE THE ORDINARY
    Summer reading program for adults June 23rd through September 4th

    Escape the Ordinary - Summer Reading 2015  

    Giveaways to the first 100 who sign up and raffles every 2 weeks! You can enter your review online or at the library. All reviews, both the hand submitted ones and the electronic, count toward the raffle.

     
    FALL 2015 STORY TIMES: for children newborn through 2nd grade
    September 21 - November 5
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    Registration Required. You may register online, by phone, or in-person at the library starting Monday August 31st at 10:00 am. Click here for schedule and here for more information.

     
    THE SAVAGE GARDEN
    Wednesday, September 9th at 7:30 PM
    Matt Robey Photo   Matt Robey shares his gardening obsession --Carnivorous Plants. A 30-minute “Nature” episode on Carnivorous Plants will be shown before the talk.
    This is an adult program, but children 12 and over with an interest in science are welcome to attend.
    Please register online, at the Library or call 203.938.2545
     
    OPEN MIC NIGHT: “Truth Be Told”
    Thursday, September 10th at 7:30 PM
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    Hear excerpts from the memoirs of five people who have been crafting their life stories over the summer under the tutelage of Gail Howard, M.F.A. a Question & Answer session will follow the program. Interested, please register online, at the Library or call 203.938.2545

     
    ROCK YOUR LOCKER!
    Friday, September 11th at 4:00 PM
    Locker Magnets  

    Give your locker a little pizazz, pomp and personality! Using, comic books and magazines, we’ll be making sets of marble magnets. Please register online, at the Library or call 203.938.2545. Grades 5-8

     
    TEEN ADVISORY BOARD
    Thursday, September 24th at 6 p.m.
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    Join a council of teenagers who decide what events and activities will be held at Mark Twain. We will meet once a month and your involvement will count towards volunteer or community service hours. Please register online, at the Library or .Grades 8-12

     
    FAITH AND FORTUNE - 3,000 YEARS OF BEADS
    On display thru September 21st
    Chinese Necklaces on Display at the Library   This exhibit explores the influence of ancient beadwork from Egypt, Rome, China and Western Asia on twentieth century and contemporary jewelry design. Click here for more details.
     
    DOWNLOAD MAGAZINES NOW!
    Zinio for online magazines   Zinio, the world's largest newsstand, offers full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Click here to browse from your library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.
     
    WHAT'S ALL THE HOOPLA AT THE LIBRARY?
    Hoopla Logo   Mark Twain Library card holders can now instantly borrow free digital movies, television shows, music, and audiobooks through a new partnership with Hoopla™. Click here to visit Hoopla or here for instructions or more information.
     
    PUDD'NHEAD PRIZE
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    EVENT IS FULL
    Saturday, September 19th
    Click here for more information

     
     
     
     
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      Use your library card to download up to five songs a week and stream 3 hours of music a day! Files are compatible with iTunes, iPods, MP3 players, and both Macs and PCs. Click for more information.
     
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      RESERVE MUSEUM PASSES ONLINE
      Couldn't be easier! Click here for list of passes and reservation page. Have questions? Click here.
       
     

    ON DISPLAY THIS MONTH: Faith and Fortune- 3,000 years of beads, through September 21st. Click here for more details.

       
      ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY
      A collection of the library's favorite photos.
       
     
    Tumble  Books Banner
      Click the TumbleBook logo above for 24/7 access to an online collection of more than 200 "talking" picture books, 90 foreign language books, and 90 readalong chapter books.
       
      PHOTOGRAPHERS
      Mark Twain Library offers the use of a designated bulletin board for a display of photographs. Click here for the rules or for an application.