Monday & Thursday
  10 to 8
  Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
  10 to 5
  Sunday
  12 to 5
  439 Redding Road
  Redding, CT 06896
  P.O. Box 1009
  Redding, CT 06875
  Tel (203) 938-2545
  Fax (203) 938-4026
 
  Beth Dominianni
Ways of giving
Annual fund-raising
  events: art show
  book fair, frog frolic
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Installed by Sound Solar and are funded by Santa Energy.
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Find out more about this Masterpiece event and fundraiser to benefit the Mark Twain Library
 
 
FALL STORY TIMES for children newborn through 2nd grade
September 29 - November 14
Owl picture   Registration required. You may register by phone, or in-person at the library. Schedule and additional info here.
 
THE HELEN AND ALLEN HERMES ART SERIES PRESENTS:
Broadway Musicals - From Ziegfeld to Sondheim
Saturday, October 25th at 7:30 PM
Broadway Musicals Poster   An evening of history, music & delight tracing the evolution of Broadway’s greatest musicals from the 20’s to today through both song and story. Featuring Actor-Director Don Bovingloh and Actress-Singer Valerie diLorenzo. Register online, at the library or call 203.938.2545.
 
BOO TO YOU! Would you like to make a spooky cupcake or two?
Monday, October 27th from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Picture of Halloween Cupcake   Children in grades K-3 are invited to listen to Halloween stories and decorate sweet treats. Register online, at the library or call 203.938.2545.
 
FILM AND DISCUSSION: Innovations & Inspirations
Tuesday, October 28th at 7:30 PM
Pink Breast Cancer Ribbon   Mondays at Racine is a documentary about 2 sisters who open their hair salon to women diagnosed with cancer. After the film Yoga Shala owner Valerie Schneiderman & a representative of The CT Center for Survivorship will discuss other available resources. Register online, at the library or call 203.938.2545. Click for more information.
 
HALLOWEEN VISIT with Author/ Illustrator David Hyde Costello
Wednesday, October 29th from 4:00-4:50 PM
David Hyde Costello Photograph   Join the author/ illustrator of I Can Help, Little Pig Joins the Band, and Here They Come! for a one-man variety show with Halloween songs, stories and a friendly hobgoblin. Register online, at the library or call 203.938.2545. For Grades K-6.
 
3-D PRINTER DEMONSTRATION
Saturday, November 1st from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Picture of 3-D Printer   Watch this 15-year-old Westport resident, Dan Kleine, create objects with his 3-D printer — frogs are a specialty! Register online, at the library or call 203.938.2545.
 
SMALL BUSINESS 101 - Marketing for People With No Time
DATE CHANGE: Thursday, November 6th at 7:00 PM
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Just as you plan for inventory and billing, thinking ahead to a marketing plan is key to staying competitive. With Bob Pietrzkiewicz, marketing specialist and consultant. Register online, at the library or call 203.938.2545. Location Change: Mark Twain Library.

 
MEET THE AUTHOR: MARILYN JOHNSON
Wednesday, November 12th at 7:30 PM
Book Cover: Lives in Ruins   Learn about the adventures of modern-day archeologists as Ms. Johnson discusses her latest work: “Lives in Ruins: Archeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble”. Register online, at the library or call 203.938.2545.
 
FANTASTIC FIBER: Art to Wear - Art to Give
Trunk Show/Sale - Saturday, November 15th from 11 AM to 3 PM
by Artist: Carol Ingram   See a display of creations by members of the Connecticut Surface Design Association, an organization that works around the globe to promote awareness and appreciation of the textile arts. A percentage of today's sales benefit the Library.
 
MEET THE AUTHORS: LAURIE HEISS & JILL SMYTH
Thursday, November 20th at 7:30 PM
Picture of Book Cover   Join the authors of "The Merritt Parkway: The Road That Shaped a Region" as they navigate the unique history of this historic road. Register online, at the library or call 203.938.2545.
 
 
 
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bullet Click for our weekly Wowbrary list of new
  books, movies, music
bullet Use Wowbrary to link to Amazon and a
  percentage of your purchases are donated to the library.
 
Downloadables  
bullet Overdrive (ebooks & audiobooks):
 

Search eMedia catalog. Get Digital Help. Review instructions for iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch, Kindle, or Kindle Fire.

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One-Click-Digital (ebooks & audio books)

 
Music Download  
bullet FREEGAL, free downloadable music from Sony.
  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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bullet Always wanted to learn a foreign language?
  We are pleased to be able to offer Transparent Language Online a foreign language learning system with options for ESL learners and mobile device users.
 
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READING RECOMMENDATIONS

  Staff-produced reading lists, websites, etc.
 
 
 
Newsletter archives
 
 
  A monthly book discussion sponsored by the
  library. The next meeting will be October 13.
 
  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:
FANTASTIC FIBER - Art to Wear, Art to Give
On exhibit Oct 10th - Nov 15th.

   
  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