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Henna for Adult WomenHenna for Adult Women

Thursday, November 20
6:30 to 7:30 PM

Jamilah Zebarth of Jamilah Henna Creations, a henna artist located in central Connecticut, visits Brainerd Library again – she has been here several times for teens, this time she is here to share her love of this beautiful ancient tradition for adult women.

Henna is a natural dye derived from a plant. It is dried and sifted to make a fine powder. Henna artists mix the henna with natural ingredients like lemon juice, tea or coffee, a little sugar, and then add essential oils to improve the stain. Some henna artists used pre-mixed henna that may include other ingredients to give it a longer shelf life or produce a darker stain. Some of these additional chemical ingredients can be harmful to the skin. Jamilah only uses natural fresh ingredients to make her henna paste for the darkest stain possible. It is beautiful and feels great! This program will fill up quickly!

Registration required, please call 860-345-2204 or
click on the program calendar located to the right.

Brainerd Library Book Club

Join us for the Brainerd Library Book Club!
Open to all who love to read and talk. This Book Club will meet monthly.

Thursday, November 20
6:30 to 7:30 PM

Brainerd Library Book Club

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.

Copies of Book Club books available here at the Library.
(Book description obtained from www.amazon.com)

Registration is not required.

Card Making with Vanessa Fasanella

Thursday,  December 4
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Vanessa Fasanella is a one of kind crafter. Her programs are always fun, interesting and unique. This card making class will be no different. Make something heartfelt and unique! Choose from scrapbooking paper, vellum, foils, stationery, and more. Space is limited!

Card Making

Registration required, please call 860-345-2204 or
click on the program calendar located to the right.

They Call Her RecklessThey Called Her Reckless – Author Talk

Thursday, December 11
6:30 to 7:30 PM

When the U.S. Marine Fifth Regiment's Recoilless Rifle Platoon acquired a small Korean pony to haul ammunition up the steep hills to the front lines, what they got was a real-life hero, Reckless, the courageous and indomitable warhorse who stood with her buddies for two years during the Korean War, saving many lives, raising spirits, and winning the love and respect of all who knew her. Come hear author Janet Barrett discuss what this extraordinary horse accomplished during the Korean Conflict. This is a story that you will not soon forget. Copies of the book will be available for sale.

Registration required, please call 860-345-2204 or
click on the program calendar located to the right.

Patron Holiday Party

Adopt-an-AuthorAdopt-an-Author

The Books You Want, Before You Know You Want Them!

We are pleased to annouce a new program at Brainerd Library, Adopt-an-Author. Select an author(s) whose work you want to read from our Suggested Authors list. Agree to purchase any book your author(s) writes and donate the book to Brainerd Library. (You may cancel at any time.) If you don’t see your favorite author, call Cindy Muhlbach at 860-345-2204 to see if your favorite author is available for this program. If your author is already adopted, the Library will contact you for a different choice. This program ensures that new titles of popular authors will be available in the Library and it frees up funds in the budget for additional material purchases.

We order the books for you, and you receive the Library’s discount, sometimes this can be up to 50% off retail prices.

The book will be placed on hold for you as soon as it is received and cataloged. You will then be the first to read the books and you will be able to receive a tax deduction. Please call Cindy Muhlbach at 860-345-2204 to start!

Suggested Authors List Requires Acrobat Reader
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Avoid disappointment by registering in advance for our programs. 
Programs with fewer than the minimum number of registrants will be cancelled. 
For more information and to register, please call us at 860-345-2204.

For Online Registration,
Click the Program Date on the Calendar

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Elf

Elf
Saturday,
December 6
1:00 PM

(Rated PG)

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Zinio

Dowload an audio book for your listening enjoyment

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Book Drop

Higganum Book Drop

Did you know that the Library has a book drop located in downtown Higganum? You will find it on the sidewalk outside the Liberty Bank on Route 81. Items are collected daily.

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Try a Wireless
Laptop Computer!

Laptops

We now have two wireless laptop
computers available to
check out for use in the Library.
To borrow one, you must have your
library card and a photo ID.

Younger patrons will need to
be accompanied by a
guardian with a photo ID.

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Legos

We're Looking for Legos!

Do you have some Legos sitting in your
basement needing a new home?
We are in the process of starting a
Legos play group and would love
to have them at the Library.
Please consider donating them.
Thank you!

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