SUMMER READING PROGRAMS
FOR CHILDREN & TEENS
Programs Running from
June 23 to August 4
Every Hero Has a Story
For preschool children to students going into Grade 6
For teens from Grade 7 to 12
Would you like to… Win a prize every week for 6 weeks?
Have a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD 7?
You ask, “How can I do this?”
It’s easy! Sign up for one of the Summer Reading Programs for children and teens.
Registration has begun, come in and register now! OR... Click on Summer Reading Program, select the appropriate grade level via the tabs underneath the banner, then follow the instructions to register.
Please note participation in program does not exempt students
from HKMS’s summer reading requirements.
READERS’ LEAGUE OF AMERICA
Join to Win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK with a 10-inch Screen!
Summer Reading, it’s not just for kids…
This summer at the Library, readers of all ages are looking for heroes. Our challenge for Adult Readers this summer is to share their reaction to at least 4 books before Labor Day. There are just two things to do. You will be a Brainerd Library “Haddam Hero” if:
1) the author or title of each book begin with a different letter of the word “HERO,” and
you rate each book as a “HERO” or a “villain.”
Print or pick up a reading form with the challenge directions from the main desk of the Library and become a “Haddam Hero” this summer. Return the completed form by September 7 and be entered in a drawing to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1 with a 10-inch screen. Multiple entries are allowed and may make you into a Superhero.
Print Challenge Directions, Requires Acrobat Reader
You must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
Board Members, staff, and their families not eligible to win prizes.
Furniture Q&A with Todd Hinman
Wednesday, July 22
6:00 to 7:30 PM
Questions about restoring your ANTIQUE table or cabinet?
Wondering what to do with that one piece of furniture
holds family memories
but really needs some
TENDER LOVING CARE?
Don't know what to do to bring back an old finish,
repair water marks, or damage?
Join us with your questions and your furniture photos for a furniture Q&A with respected Connecticut furniture maker and restorer, Todd Hinman.
Todd Hinman has been restoring fine antique furniture for more than 20 years. An expert in all historical finishing processes—including French polish, varnish, oil and wax, and high polished laaquer—he is a true craftsman who takes the time to get each piece right.
In addition to his restoration work, Todd has designed and built custom furniture of the highest quality and style. His pieces have been featured in fine New York City galleries, including New York Design Center. Todd has built many architectural wood fixtures, including railings, wall paneling, and built-in cabinetry.
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, July 30
6:30 to 7:30 PM
A Pearl in the Storm by Tori McClure
"In the end, I know I rowed across the Atlantic to find my heart, but in the beginning, I wasn't aware that it was missing."
In June 1998, Tori McClure began rowing across the Atlantic Ocean solo in a twenty-three-foot plywood boat with no motor or sail. Within days she lost all communication with shore but decided to forge ahead—not knowing that 1998 would turn out to be the worst hurricane season on record in the North Atlantic. When she was nearly killed by a series of violent storms, Tori was forced to signal for help and head home in what felt like disgrace. But then her life changed in unexpected ways. She was hired by Muhammad Ali, who told her she did not want to be known as the woman who "almost" rowed across the Atlantic. And at thirty-five, Tori fell in love.
A Pearl in the Storm is Tori's thrilling true story of high adventure—and of her personal quest to discover that embracing her own humanity was more important than superhuman feats.
Copies of Book Club books available here at the Library.
(Book description obtained from www.amazon.com)
Registration is not required.
NEW! Tech Help
FREE One-on-One Computer Help!
Drop-In on WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS
4:00 to 8:00 PM
Brainerd Memorial Library's new Computer Instruction Librarian, Michael Sweeney, is available to help with basic computer issues such as:
• creating and saving documents,
• creating an email account and sending email
• saving to a USB drive,
• connecting to the Library wi-fi... and more!
Or make an appointment for a 30-minute one-on-one session on a specific topic for help. To make an appointment, please call 860-345-2204 or email email@example.com.
Healthy Exchange Book Club
Resumes September 2015
Do you enjoy reading about health, nutrition, fitness, and emotional wellness?
Would you like to share the details of what you’re reading with other like-minded individuals?
If so, then please join the Healthy Exchange Book Club.
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
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
For Online Registration,
Click the Program Date on the Calendar
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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.
Try a Wireless
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.
We're Looking for Legos!
Do you have some Legos sitting in your
basement needing a new home?
We have started a
Legos play group
and would love
to have them here
at the Library.
Please consider donating them.