Brainerd Memorial Library
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On June 9th we held our 3rd annual Agricultural Day
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Built in 1906
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3rd Annual Agricultural Day

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 5pm
SATURDAYS : 10am to 1pm

Join Us!

Our 3rd Annual Agricultural day on June 9th was a great success!  Thank you to everyone who attended as well as; the farms, food vendors, 4-H, Boyscouts, CT River Museum, Friends of BML, and Garden Club for making it such a fun day! 

Edible Wild Plants of the Northeast

Saturday, June 23rd at 10:30

Join us for the 4th lecture in our series: River Views: “An appreciation of our state’s namesake waterway”

Presented by John Root, Certified Organic Landscape Professional; a comprehensive introduction to the identification and uses of wild plants for food and beverage. Discussion on: characteristics, seasons of availability, habitats, methods of preparation, and nutritional & medicinal value of our region’s most common and appealing natives.  Illustrated pamphlets with plant descriptions, guidelines for responsible and safe foraging will be available.

John will have perennials for edible landscaping and attracting birds, butterflies, and other beneficials for sale.

Our 5th program in the series: River Views: An Appreciation of Our State’s Namesake Waterway.

Nature Writing Exploration

Saturday, July 14th 10:30 to 1

Do you enjoy nature and words? Have you considered trying your own hand at nature writing? Join Deep River nature writer Katherine Hauswirth as she shares some slides of her adventures and reads briefly from The Book of Noticing (copies available for purchase/signing). Presentation followed by overview of approaches to nature writing, then participant time outside to observe nature and capture the experience in words. Bring your lunch! The group will reconvene to compare notes and share work (sharing optional). Participants can attend either half (reading/presentation) or (learning about & experimenting with nature writing) of the program alone.

Read exciting articles on book picks, free resources, visits to libraries throughout CT, and content of interest to curious readers.  Enjoy artistic accompanying photography.

Launched 2016, The Library Hop features visits to museums included in library pass programs. Click logo or Blog link on menu.  Watch the website for special features!

 3 New Children’s Passes! Children’s Museum of SE CT in Niantic.  Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport. Children’s Museum in West Hartford
Passes are available in the Children’s Department.



JobNow [click photo for access]

A “resume lab” and live, online job coaches help job seekers strategically target suitable jobs and prepare and practice for job interviews.  The Adult Learning Center provides: foundational, career-enhancing skills to adult learners through test preparation (including the GED and the U.S. Citizenship Test) and features live, online academic tutors for writing assistance, computer literacy, and basic software assistance.

Our February Display included books from this list of ~
“20 Books Sure to  Make You Laugh” 

Here are some entertaining books to help spark your sense of humor…

Our January Display included books from this list of ~
“50 Books to Read – at Least Once” 


Recent Book to Movie Adaptations!

“The book was so much better than the movie. You have to read the book first!”

Test that cliché; with these 26 books being adapted into film releases. Link to Book List.


The IRS has launched a “Get Ready” outreach campaign to educate as many taxpayers as possible about steps they can take in December regarding changes that could affect their ability to timely file their tax returns and get their refunds as quickly as possible.  Here is their link.

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NUWAV provides documents that meet the needs of the everyday Citizen. Easily compose documents in categories like Business, Contracts, Landlord/Tenant disputes, Divorce, Medical, & more. Log in using your BML card.


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                          2:00-5:00 pm

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.  You never know what you’ll find!  Pay at Circ. Desk or use lock box.

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