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920 SAYBROOK ROAD, HADDAM, CT 06438     P:860.345.2204

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History Room
Cozy room for working, small meetings, and simply reading....
Built in 1906
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Library Hours

closed sundays
September - June:
Monday: 1pm to 8pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 10am to 8pm
Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 3pm
Summer hours
July & August :
FRIDAYS: 10am TO 4pm
SATURDAYS : 10am to 1pm

Come Join Us!

It’s that time again!  BML staff is planning “Agricultural Day!”  We had such a great day in May 2016 – this year will be even better! We need sponsors and participants. Please contact us.  Thank you!


Ag Day Announcement 2nd Annual

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Statue of Lady Justice

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Wednesday, April 5th at 6:30pm

COLLEGE ESSAY LOOMING?      Jodie Small, a College Essay Consultant for College Coordinators, will discuss with parents and students: how to write an effective college essay, covering topic selection, structure and style. As a former newspaper journalist and attorney, she has helped many students through the essay writing process and is happy to share her insights about what gets a college essay noticed and remembered. 


Velya Jancz-Urban presents The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife Wednesday, April 12th at 6:30pm

Perhaps we need to be reminded of how far we’ve come in order to see how far we still can go. Discover what life was really like for New England’s colonial women in the spheres of birth, death, sex and birth control, childcare, sickness, and  medicine. 

The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife not only makes audience members laugh and grimace, but it also honors our foremothers. It’s not about quilting bees and spinning wheels! It’s an interactive presentation about the little-known issues faced by New England’s colonial women.

unspeakableLincoln Center Screenings: The American Revolution

Wednesday, April 19th at 1pm

“Theatre Unspeakable” performs The American Revolution.  With loads of laughs and ingenious storytelling, this cheeky troupe from Chicago brings our country’s epic origin story to life using their bodies, voices, and (pantomimed) cannons. 7 actors recreate the entire American fight for independence- all in just 50 minutes! The actors perform the entire play on top of a small platform. Standing close together, they create shapes with their bodies to cleverly bring the American Revolution to life.

“Embracing the ethos of physical theater — a genre of performance that relies on movement and body language as a key element of storytelling — the ensemble conveys a thrilling amount of action and plot.” Chicago Tribune

SingSpringIconSing into Spring: A Community Sing

Saturday, April 29th 1:00-3:00 pm

Singers and non-singers of all ages:  Join us for Haddam’s 1st Community Sing at the Library. Sing into Spring is sponsored by the Haddam Senior Center and the Friends of Brainerd Memorial Library. The first half of the event will feature vocalists Heather Auden, Jessica Nevins, Suzanne Wintsch, and the Haddam Congregational Youth Choir, directed by Suzanne Wintsch. For the second half, the audience will choose which oldies, show tunes, and contemporary songs to sing.  Pianist Susan Gregory will accompany and Garnett Meyers will emcee.  Those attending are invited to share their favorite snack or dessert.  Don’t miss this afternoon of food and fun for all!

Please sign up at the Haddam Senior Center or BML. For further info contact Suzanne Wintsch (860) 345-2480 or Tom Piezzo (860) 345-2204

Library Board Board Recruitment Posting 3-3-17


One-on-One Computer Help




book-nook-prices-10-28-16The Friends’ Book Nook is open Daily.

Come browse their book store in BML’s lower level for:  Hardcover Fiction & Non Fiction; Paperbacks; Children’s & YA books, Music CDs, Audio books, & DVDs. [New DVD price $1]

There is a huge inventory right now

And you never know what you’ll find! 

Cupcake Wars for Middle & High Schoolers runs every 2nd Thursday and continues to be a success!

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