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,
  pudd’nhead prize
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Our solar panels were
Installed by Sound Solar and are funded by Santa Energy.
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Help us to continue providing high-quality programs and services by supporting this year’s Annual Appeal. Click here for more information.
 
20th ANNUAL FROG FROLIC
Saturday, May 2nd • 10 am – 4 pm
Frog Frolic 2014 logo   Hop, skip and jump into the 20th Annual Frog Frolic! Children of all ages will revel in games, bounce houses, make your own crafts, touch-a-truck, a bubble garden and our 7th Annual Cake Walk. Don’t miss our amazing Silent Auction Tent and live entertainment! Admission is free, food is available. Redding Community Center rain or shine. Click here to volunteer. Click here for more info. 
 
SPRING STORY TIMES for children newborn through 2nd grade
March 23 - May 14
Picture of Tulips   Registration required. Call the library at 203.938.2545, or stop in to to inquire. Schedule and additional info here.
 
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.
 

WANTED: YOUR FEEDBACK!
April 21st - May 8th

Books with People on top  

Our annual Labor Day Book Sale is a celebrated event. What if we were to expand efforts and sell gently used books at the Library throughout the year? We'd like to know what you think. Please complete our short 10-question survey.

 

PRE--K & KINDERGARTEN LEGO FREE PLAY
Monday, April 27th  from 1:30-2:15 PM

Legos   Come to the Mark Twain Library to build, create, and Learn with Legos. Call the library at 203.938.2545 if you have questions. Register online, call the library at 203.938.2545, or stop in to sign up.. For ages 4-6.
 
MARBLE RUNS!!
Tuesday, April 28th from 4:00-4:45 PM
Marble Runs Picture   If you like Legos, you'll love... Marble Runs!! Come to the Mark Twain Library to design and build marble raceways! Register online, call the library at 203.938.2545, or stop in to sign up. Grades 1-5 Maximum 20 children.
 
INTRODUCTION TO MEMOIR WRITING - at the Community Center
Wednesday, April 29th at 7:00 PM
Picture of Fountain PenFou   Let Gail Hall Howard, M.F.A., take you through the steps to tell your own life story. This program is Co-sponsored with the Redding Heritage Center. Register online, call the library at 203.938.2545, or stop in to sign up.
 
THE ALLEN & HELEN HERMES ART SERIES PRESENTS...
Artificial Intelligence
Wednesday, April 29th at 7:30 PM
Picture ofRobot   What is it? What is it becoming? Richard Frisch, chief technology officer for a national public affairs firm, discusses its promise… and its perils. Register online, call the library at 203.938.2545, or stop in to sign up.
 
AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM: Hudson River School to Art Colonies
Thursday, April 30th at 7:30 PM
American Impressionist painting   How did the movement cross the Atlantic and how do French and American Impressionism differ? Presented by Robin Hoffman of Artscapades. Register online, call the library at 203.938.2545, or stop in to sign up.
 

BUGS N' BONES WITH HANDS ON SCIENCE
Friday, May 1st from 4:00-4:45 PM

Hands On Science Logo   How do humans differ from bugs? See and feel all sorts of bones, meet giant bugs, and go on a fossil hunt to find actual million year shark teeth. Register online, call the library at 203.938.2545, or stop in to sign up. Ages 4-12 (Max 30 kids).
 
 
 
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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, Nook, 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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  Our Book Blog: reading suggestions and news from the world of books.
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  Book reviews from staff & patrons. Click to take a look or add your own review(s).
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READING RECOMMENDATIONS

  Staff-produced reading lists, websites, etc.
 
 
 
Newsletter archives
 
 
  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:"The Redding Land Trust celebrates 50 years of Keeping Redding Green". An introduction to those who were there in the beginning plus the places we love.

   
  ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY
  A collection of the library's favorite photos.
   
 
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  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.