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The Charity Knitting group [meets at BML 1st Tuesdays at 6:30 pm] is involved with Little Hats Big Hearts – sponsored by the American Heart Assoc. The website has more info, including patterns!
The Brainerd Library is pleased to announce its partnership with The Library Hop blog. Read exciting articles on book picks, free resources, posts on visits to libraries throughout the state, and content of interest to curious readers. Plus, enjoy artistic accompanying photography.
Originally launched in 2016, The Library Hop will also feature visits to museums included in library pass programs, and will be documenting the “Passport to Libraries” program in April, when patrons are invited to visit as many of the 100+ participating libraries to have their “passport” stamped, and be entered in a prize drawing.
Click logo to visit www.thelibraryhop.com and watch the Brainerd Library website for special features.
Announcing! 3 New Children’s Passes! Children’s Museum of SE CT in Niantic. Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport. (Children’s Museum in West Hartford coming soon.)
Passes are available in the Children’s Department.
Wednesday, March 7th at 6:30 pm
Our 1st lecture in the series: “River Views. An appreciation of our state’s namesake waterway” is Our Connecticut River: From Sea to Source by Kelvin Cole. A comprehensive and refreshing overview of what this natural resource has meant to us English-speaking people since discovery some 400 years ago. What has drawn us to The River? This series is sponsored by the Rockfall Foundation. Look for more programs about the Connecticut River!
What is a Card Angel? We are a group of volunteers who meet at the Brainerd Library monthly to make cards with happy messages for those in cancer centers and rehab/nursing homes. You will feel good knowing that you made someone’s day better. And what’s even better…free! Just bring yourself. All materials provided. No card making experience required. Our next meetings: March 15th, April 19th, & May 24th from 5-8pm: A light dinner will be served. Hope to see you soon! Donations of glue sticks/adhesive, colorful paper & embellishments are appreciated! For more info please contact Jessie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Powerful Voices: CT Women Changing Democracy; Monday, March 26th at 6:30 pm
Connecticut’s history is filled with remarkable women who achieved extraordinary things! Join us for an interactive multimedia program by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame. Learn about some of the state’s powerful female voices for change in our democracy. Discover the power your own voice can have through inspirational stories of suffragettes like Alice Paul and Isabella Beecher Hooker, prominent female firsts like Ella Grasso and Denise Nappier and social activists like Helen Keller.
Stop by to see the banner exhibit “We Fight for Roses, Too” from the CT Women’s Hall of Fame March 19th – April 9th; dedicated to the stories, struggles and achievements of women who have shaped the culture and society of Connecticut and the nation. It showcases images that highlight the struggle of each woman’s actions, reminding audiences that the quest for women’s equality has not been an easy battle.
Saturday, March 31st at 3:30 pm
Did you like to be read to as a child? Remember sitting and hearing the characters come to life? Please join us at BML for a new monthly short story book club for adults. We will have a lively discussion after the reading. Our first short story will be “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. “The Yellow Wallpaper” examines the stifling roles that denied women freedom of expression. The narrator is driven mad by her inability to write or assert her independence. Come sit back at the Library after hours and listen to a short story!
Our February Display includes books from this list of ~
“20 Books Sure to Make You Laugh”
Our January Display includes books from this list of ~
“50 Books to Read – at Least Once”
It’s a long cold winter – now is a good time to enjoy some books you’ve been meaning to read…
“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. Link to Book List.
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.
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. www.IRS.gov/getready
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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