Sister Cities Essex Haiti in partnership with RJ Julia Booksellers is honored to present an evening of intimate conversation about the transformative power of storytelling with authors, Edwidge Danticat and Chantalle F. Verna. The authors will discuss their life journeys and their commitment to ensuring more equitable access to the reading, crafting and telling of… [Learn More]
Read about the fundraisers to support the relief effort in Haiti.
On April 22, 2018, two presentations were made about visits relating to robotics at the library and education in Deschapelles. Robotics: Valley Regional High School students, Rocket Otte, Patrick Myslik and Sam Paulson, traveled to Deschapelles in August 2017 with their parents. They led a week-long workshop with the newly formed Club Robotic de Deschapelles at… [Learn More]
Want to know more about Haiti? The Essex Library now has a “Haiti Shelf” just opposite the circulation desk. There are fiction and non-fiction books about the history, culture, and people of Haiti. Come check it out! The Essex Library is located at 33 West Avenue in Essex, Connecticut. For hours and more information about… [Learn More]
Soup Jumeau, or pumpkin soup, is a traditional soup in Haiti, especially on New Year’s day. Many variations exist. The basic recipe follows: Cut a pound of beef into small pieces into a pot of cold water and let it simmer until the meat is tender. Add water and ½ pound of vegetables cut in… [Learn More]
Sister Cities Essex Haiti held its first fundraiser, Have a Heart for Haiti, on Friday, October 22, 2010, on the grounds of the Connecticut River Museum in Essex, Connecticut. Over 250 people came to support Hospital Albert Schweitzer and the first Sister Cities Essex Haiti project: the establishment of a library in Deschapelles, Haiti where… [Learn More]