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  10 to 8
  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
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  54TH ANNUAL BOOK FAIR
 
Redding Community Center (Rt. 107 / Lonetown Road)
Friday, August 29th - Monday September 1st from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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  • Book Fair Details
  • To Volunteer, Register Online or at the library
  • Book Fair Schedule
  • Preview this year's Collector's Corner
  • The library will be closed on Labor Day, Sept. 1
  • Last Day for Donations is August 16
  • Donations resume on September 15
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    PUDD’NHEAD PRIZE GALA
    Saturday, September 20, 5 – 10 PM
    Pudd'nhead Logo   The Mark Twain Library invites you to celebrate the first PUDD’NHEAD PRIZE FOR HUMOR honoring Roz Chast, Author and Cartoonist for The New Yorker magazine. Register online or at the library. More information here.
     
     
    FALL STORY TIMES for children newborn through 2nd grade
    September 29 - November 14
    Owl picture   Registration required. You may register online, by phone, or in-person at the library starting Tuesday September 2nd at 10:00 am. Schedule and additional info here.
     
     
    HOW DOES THE WORLD WORK?
    Let's Read and Find Out! Children’s Summer Reading Program
    Logo for summer reading program   We will continue to hand out reading rewards to participants in our summer reading program until August 26.  So keep reading!
     
     
    LITERARY ELEMENTS: START A CHAIN REACTION
    Summer reading program for adults June 23rd through August 31st
    Adult Summer Reading Logo   No sign-up required to enter your book reviews and qualify for weekly prize drawings. You can enter your review online or at the library. Click here for more information. Check out what everyone's reading on our Pinterest page.
     
     
    DADS AND DONUTS STORY TIME
    Saturday, August 23rd at 10:30 AM
    Picture of box of donuts  

    Bring your dad, grandfather, uncle (moms and grandmas as well) to the library to listen to stories, make a craft, and enjoy delicious fresh donuts! Old-fashioned hand-cut donuts generously provided by Uncle Leo's in Georgetown. Register online, at the library or call 203.938.2545.

     
     
    SMALL BUSINESS 101 - Preparing a Business Plan
    Tuesday, September 16th at 7:00 PM
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    Learn the critical components of a business plan, the road map to steer your concept into a reality. With Chris Tse, global business management expert. Register online, at the library or call 203.938.2545.

     
     
    SMALL BUSINESS 101 - Marketing for People With No Time
    Tuesday, October 21st at 7:00 PM
    Business Plan Logo  

    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.

     
     
    MUSEUM PASSES CAN NOW BE RESERVED ONLINE
    Picture of Museum Pass   Couldn't be easier! Click here for list of passes and reservation page. Have questions? Click here.
     
     
    ON DISPLAY THIS MONTH: THE GRAND TOUR circa 1870
    Through Labor Day week
    Travel Photo - Europe  

    The allure of travel has inspired people for centuries and is the subject of the current exhibit at the Mark Twain Library. The images on display date from the late nineteenth century and are from the collection of Garry Intertrus.

     
     
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      The Library is now open late on an additional evening. New Monday hours will be 10 am – 8 pm. The current Library schedule is:
    • Monday and Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
    • Tues., Wed., Fri., & Sat.: 10 am - 5 pm 
     
     
     
     
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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 September 8.
     
     

    ON DISPLAY THIS MONTH:
    THE GRAND TOUR circa 1870. On exhibit through Labor Day week.

       
      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