Brainerd Memorial Library
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
Brainerd Library Entry Hall Dome

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

Come Join Us!

Books to Read Before the Movies Come Out!

“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 highly anticipated film releases.  Your new favorite book – or movie – may be among them.  Link to Book List.  Stop in & visit our display, reserve, or download a copy!

Get help with your college essays!

Wednesday, October 18th 6:30pm

Feeling overwhelmed or frustrated? 

Would you like to learn some strategies and receive some professional advice?

Come to Jaime Allesandrine’s writing workshop; go through the process, and polish your essays!


Card Angels

Card Making Drive: Thursday, October 19, 5 to 8 pm

We are making cheerful cards to send to those in nursing homes and cancer treatment centers to brighten their day and spread some joy to those who need it most.  Please come out & help!  Free!  Materials provided. No card making experience required.


Sat. Oct 21st 11 – 2.  Carving & Painting for all ages. 

Design your pumpkin to be displayed in the Library & pick it up in time for Halloween.




After Hours Concert: “Ragtime” Jack Radcliffe

Saturday, October 21st at 4pm

Join us for some ragtime music at the library.

Jack has been performing for over 45 years. He is a master of traditional country blues and ragtime & stride piano, and a powerful singer and interpreter of song, as well. He was recently inducted into the Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame, alongside Patti Page and Joann Cash.

His repertoire covers the spectrum from Appalachia to Broadway, and from Vaudeville to New Orleans.

His energy is infectious and his performances are always uplifting, engaging, and informative.

This program is a part of the “Do the Dewey” series generously sponsored by the Community Foundation of Middlesex County.


Quilting classes! 

Wednesdays, Oct. 25th – Nov. 22nd   6:30 – 8:30 pm

Log cabin, bow tie, batting & piecing are all terms used in quilting. Quilting is a process of sewing 3 layers of fabric together in decorative patterns to form a blanket.  Rev. Ellen Kennedy will be offering a class in quilting for beginners and intermediates. Supplies provided or bring some of your own.  First class October 25th; held once week. Space is limited please sign up on or call 860-345-2204. 

Throw Back Thursday Teen Movie Night

~ Presents:  Stranger Things Season I ~

October 26th at 5:30pm

We’ll catch up on Season 1 before the Netflix premier of Season 2 [on October 27th].

Refreshments Served!



JobNow [click photo for access]

A “resume lab” and live, online job coaches help jobseekers 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.


A Special Thank you to the Haddam Garden Club!

The Haddam Garden Club created and maintains beautiful flower and butterfly gardens at the Library. With the Club’s expertise and hard-work, they have made the Library’s open space extremely attractive and inviting for public use.

Recently the Haddam Garden Club donated an oak tree. The tree will surely grow into a Library landmark providing shade for story hours, programs, or anyone who wants to enjoy a good book under its shade. BML is grateful for the generosity of the Garden Club.

Please take some time to stroll around the library to appreciate their efforts on your next visit.

We had a wonderful time at BML’s 2nd Annual Agricultural Day!  For more photos & event coverage –  Visit our Facebook page.


Statue of Lady JusticeNuwav Legal Documents

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.


One on One Computer Help


                          ComputerHelp 2:00-5pm





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. There is a huge inventory right now- You never know what you’ll find! 


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