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Healing HerbsAn Introduction to Healing Herbs
with Jane Sibley

Wednesday, May 27
7:00 to 8:00 PM

We have a wide variety of botanicals growing wild here in Haddam, while others are readily available from various suppliers and health food stores, as well as your herb garden. We will look at some of the more important ones, including how they are prepared and used. For instance, jewelweed is sovereign against poison ivy, plantain is great on rashes, and coltsfoot acts as an expectorant and is good in cough syrup...the list goes on. Come to learn what herbs are be used for some common ailments.

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, May 28
6:30 to 7:30 PM

The EightThe Eight by Katherine Neville

Computer expert Cat Velis is heading for a job to Algeria. Before she goes, a mysterious fortune teller warns her of danger, and an antique dealer asks her to search for pieces to a valuable chess set that has been missing for years...In the South of France in 1790 two convent girls hide valuable pieces of a chess set all over the world, because the game that can be played with them is too powerful....

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

Registration is not required.

Healthy Exchange Book Club

First Wednesday of Each Month

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.

OrganicOrganic: A Journalist’s Quest to
Discover the Truth Behind Food Labeling
by Peter Laufer, PhD

Wednesday, June 3
6:30 to 7:30 PM


Part food narrative, part investigation, part adventure story, Organic is an eye-opening and entertaining look into the anything goes world behind the organic label. It is also a wakeup call about the dubious origins of food labeled organic. After eating some suspect organic walnuts that supposedly were produced in Kazakhstan, veteran journalist Peter Laufer chooses a few items from his home pantry and traces their origins back to their source. Along the way he learns how easily we are tricked into taking “organic” claims at face value.

With organic foods readily available at supermarket chains, confusion and outright deception about labels have become commonplace. Globalization has allowed food from highly corrupt governments and businesses overseas to pollute the organic market with food that is anything but. The organic environment is like the Wild West: oversight is virtually nonexistent, and deception runs amok. Laufer investigates so-called organic farms in Europe and South America as well as in his own backyard in the Pacific Northwest.

The book examines what constitutes organic and by whom the definitions are made. The answers will stun readers, who have been sold a questionable, highly suspect, and even false bill of goods for years.

 

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

Registration is not required.
If you are unable to attend, please feel free to add your comments
about the book on the Library's Facebook page.

Book Safe ClassBook Safe Class

Tuesday,  June 16
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Please join Vanessa Fasanella as she teaches how to make a hideaway safe in a beautiful hardcover book. Some may remember her from the popular cigar purse class. Class is free. All materials will be provided. Class size is limited to 12.  Please sign up early.

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

Shell Craft ClassShell Craft Class

Thursday, June 25      
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Please join Gail Farrar as she demonstrates how to make a seashell picture frame or trinket box. Each attendee may choose one. Gail has been utilizing her creativity with shells for 35 years. While she was practicing Cancer Nursing she was told to take up a hobby. Her shell craft hobby started as a gift idea and has grown into a thriving business in her retirement. She also sells her shell crafts in several gift shops. Class is free. All materials will be provided. Class size is limited to 15.  Please sign up early.

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

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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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 have started a Legos play group
and would love to have them here
at the Library.
Please consider donating them.
Thank you!

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