Brainerd Memorial Library
920 SAYBROOK ROAD, HADDAM, CT 06438     P:860.345.2204

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Welcome to Our Library!
On June 9th we held our 3rd annual Agricultural Day
Register for Summer Reading!
Pick up your packet in Children's!
Toddler Tunes! 10:30am July 5, 12, 19 & 26
Alternate Weeks: Music with Miss Kelly
3rd Saturdays: July 21st 10:30am
Read to a certified therapy dog. Pre-K - 12th grade. Call to Reserve time slot.
BML's Library Blog!
Built in 1906
One of BML's Lovely Gardens
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 :
SATURDAYS : 10am to 1pm

Join Us!

Saturday hours will be 10 -1.
Friday hours remain: 10am to 6am.
Stop in and pick up some great summer reading!

COOL OFF at the Library

BIG autumn book sale! Saturday, Sept. 22nd: 10am -3pm. Book Sellers Preview Friday 9/21 from 4-6pm.

July through August – the Friends’ Book Nook, is running a “Beach Reads” and Children’s Books Buy 1 Get 1 Free special.

Visit our Book Shed [out back] to peruse & purchase books for 1/2 price.

We always accept books and DVDs, but are requesting residents help contribute to these sales by bringing down their donations throughout the summer.  They’re tax deductible!

Thank you for your generous donations. We look forward to seeing everyone at the September sale!

Edible Wild Plants of the Northeast  Click for Slide Presentation held June 23rd
by John Root, Organic Landscape Professional. Intro to the identification and uses of wild plants for food: Characteristics, availability, habitats, preparation, & nutritional & medicinal value of our region’s most common & appealing natives.

Music on the Lawn with Samantha Goodman

Wednesday July 25th at 7pm.

Bring your chairs and picnic dinner to enjoy some music on our lawn. If the weather is inclement or too hot, we will hold the concert indoors.

Samantha Goodman is a CT singer-songwriter from West Hartford. She studied voice at the HARTT School of Music and Boston University.  Samantha won the 2007 New England Regional Female Vocalist of the Year for Talent Quest and competed nationally in Las Vegas.  She began fronting local bands, including Bad Penny, which will have some engagements this summer. Samantha has mastered many genres; singing standards, show tunes, arias, folk music, country, pop, rock, jazz, and blues. Her training has helped her develop her signature soulful sound. Her original works reflect her eclectic taste, ranging from rockabilly to punked-pop to blues ballads.

Our 6th program in the series: River Views: An Appreciation of  Our State’s Namesake Waterway.

The Lower Connecticut, A Young River in an Old Valley

Monday, August 27th at 6:30pm

Certified Professional Geologist, Ralph Lewis traces the geologic development of the lower CT River Valley over the past 185,000,000 years. This will include faulting as the Hartford Basin rifted during the “birth” of the Atlantic Ocean, extensive glacial deposition as the Wisconsinan Glacier melted northward from Old Saybrook, the formation and draining of Glacial Lake Hitchcock, and the development of the modern river we all know.

Ralph Lewis was the CT State Geologist from 1997 to 2003. He has 43 years of experience and has authored 100 papers and articles on the geology of  Long Island Sound.  He is currently a “professor in residence” in the Marine Sciences Department at UConn Avery Point.

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.


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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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