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

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Welcome to Our Library!
Toddler Tunes! 10:30am Feb 14th, 21st, & 28th
Alternates with Music with Margie
Brainerd Library's Little Sprouts
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BML's Library Blog!
Built in 1906
One of BML's Lovely Gardens
3rd Annual Agricultural Day
On June 9th we held our 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!

The Library will be closed

Monday, February 18th

in observance of Presidents’ Day.


The Softer Side of Celtic: Jeff Snow

Wednesday, February 27th  6:30pm

This program combines music, stories and a wee bit of history from Scotland, Ireland and England that will encourage singing, laughing, clapping and perhaps a few tears as we hear the story of John Hunt.  John emigrated in 1855 at 13 years of age, and settled in Aberdeen Maryland. He found work, had a family, and spent the rest of his life in Aberdeen. He never returned to Ireland to see his family again. Their only communication was the annual family letter. The letters were discovered in the 1970’s and became the foundation for the Ballad of Kilkelly Ireland. Jeff Snow plays the music and tells the stories behind it on guitar, autoharp, Celtic Bouzouki and Bodhran. CLICK TO REGISTER

Mini Wooden Sign Painting Class:

by Creative Canvas Art Studio          Saturday, March 30, 10:30-12:30PM

Creative Canvas will present a class on mini wooden painted signs. Create a design on pine planks: 8” x 32” or 12” x 16”. They make great keepsakes or gifts! We will stain and build the signs from bare wood. You will receive a custom stencil to create a quality piece of art. Our instructor will guide you through the process to ensure you LOVE your sign! Please register using the link below. In the “Special Needs” section leave a message for your design & your email no later than March 24th! Creative Canvas needs time to prepare your design. If you need some inspiration, view the Creative Canvas Wood Werx photo gallery or Facebook page. Seating limited to 12. CLICK TO REGISTER

BML Has Added a Trade Paperback Section!

Trade paperbacks are larger than mass market paperbacks but smaller than hardcovers.

The size is approx. 5.5 x 8.5, with soft binding; the paper is usually of higher quality than mass-market paperbacks.

Trade paperbacks are lightweight for traveling and easy to hold.

Check out our new collection!  You may find some authors you haven’t read.

Located next to the Audio Books.

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

The Library Hop features visits to museums included in library pass programs. Click logo or Bloglink on menu. 

 Have you been to the:  Children’s Museum of SE CT in Niantic,  Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, or the Children’s Museum in West Hartford ? Passes are available in the Children’s Department.



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

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. 

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-OComputerHelpne Computer Help

Wednesday & Friday Afternoons

    1-3 pm & 12-3 pm                     



The Friends’ Updated Book Nook is open Daily.

Come browse 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.   

Credit Cards accepted via PayPal

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