Help us to continue providing high-quality programs and services by supporting this year’s Annual Appeal. Click here for more information.
DINOSAURS DIG READING and YOU can too! Children's Summer Reading Program June 24 - August 2
Dig into Summer Reading with your favorite dinosaurs! Our Reading Rewards program for children entering grades K - 5 and our Reading Raffle for readers entering grades 5 - 8 start on June 24. Special events and activities will be offered; click here for details on events and registration requirements. Drop-in (no registration) story times are also scheduled; click here for info.
THE HERMES ART SERIES PRESENTS: THE CARDBOARD BERNINI
Friday, May 17th at 7:30 PM
An award-winning film that follows the creation and ultimate disintegration of Grashow’s extraordinary cardboard fountain, inspired by Bernini’s Trevi Fountain. The film will be followed by a question and answer session with the artist. Refreshments will be served, admission is free, reservations are requested. Register online, at the library, or call 203.938.2545. Click here for more information.
Thursday, May 23rd at 4:00 PM
Get ready to listen to pirate stories, sing some songs of the sea, and make a pirate-y craft! Register online, at the library, or call (203) 938-2545. For ages 4 and up.
TRUCK TIME STORYTIME !
Tuesday, June 4th at 3:30 PM
Children will listen to truck stories, make a truck craft and visit a REAL construction truck (thanks to the Town of Redding’s Highway Department for bringing a truck!). Register online, at the library, or call (203) 938-2545. For Ages 2 (with caregiver) and up.
ON VIDEO NOW: ELEMENTARY, MY DEAR WATSON
How Computers That “Learn” Will Change Our Everyday Lives was presented on Sunday, April 28 at the library. It's now available to watch on channel 79 for anyone who missed it at the library.
WIT AND WISDOM AWARD DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 7TH
This competitive annual award is sponsored by the library to honor the memory of Mark Twain; JBHS juniors and seniors are asked to submit a piece of work that reflects their "wit and wisdom". Stop by the Media Center to pick up an application.
BIBLIO: MARK TWAIN LIBRARY'S VERY OWN MOBILE APP
"Biblio" our new mobile app provides 24/7 access to the Library catalog and your account; our calendar of events, hours & location; our OverDrive ebook collection; Facebook & Pinterest pages; and much more. This free app is available for Android and Apple devices at
DATABASE OF THE MONTH:
Newly added to the Connecticut State Library digital collection, ”Redding Historical homes from the 1937 slide collection of Dr. Goldhorn.”
FREEGAL: FREE DOWNLOADABLE MUSIC FROM
A GIFT FROM US TO YOU...
Always wanted to learn a foreign language? Traveling for business or pleasure and need to speak like a local? 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.
ON DISPLAY THIS MONTH
The Whimsical World of GROGGS Cartoons by Germain G. Glidden (1914-1999): Poking fun at all of us, including the artist himself, thesecartoons offer welcome relief from our busy days.
MARK TWAIN LIBRARY PHOTO GALLERY
A wonderful collection of photos taken at library programs and fundraising events. Share these memories.
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.
AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHERS OF REDDING
From January to November, Mark Twain Library offers the use of a designated bulletin board for a display of photographs. Displays change every two months. Click here for the rules or for an application