Come Join Us!
CT libraries are sponsoring this exciting program to inform people of the power of their library card. Take your library card and passport to 5 participating libraries to be eligible to win a $150 gift card for adults or a $100 gift card for children. Have fun exploring and receive a small gift for visiting!
Pick up your “passport” and take a special gift: a beautiful, custom-designed wildflower seed packet. Follow the Library Hop blog detailing travels throughout CT’s notable libraries. Please submit your passport by May 7th. Here’s a link to a list of passport contest libraries.
Saturday May 5th 8- 3pm
The Friends will be selling books & DVDs at the Town-wide Tag Sale at Haddam Elementary and also at BML.
Come and pick up some great buys for your spring reading and viewing pleasure!
Our popular annual ‘Agricultural Day’ is being held on June 9th.
Contact us to sponsor or participate in the event!
We’re looking forward to another fun day and hope you’ll be part of it.
We meet at the 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. Free! All materials provided. No card making experience required. Meetings: May 24th from 5-8pm: A light dinner will be served. Hope to see you! Donations of glue sticks, adhesive, colorful paper & embellishments appreciated! Contact is Jessie: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Launched 2016, The Library Hop features visits to museums included in library pass programs, and documents the “Passport to Libraries” program.
Click logo or Blog link on menu to visit www.thelibraryhop.com and watch the BML website for special features.
Saturday, April 21st, 11am to 2:30 pm
Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? Join us as we recycle old library books to make “Blackout Poetry.” Blackout Poetry is created by marking out many of the words in a text, leaving visible only carefully selected words that create a poem. This program is a drop in class for 16 year olds and up. Hang out afterwards to share, read and admire the poetry.
All supplies are provided, even the books. Shh, don’t tell the librarians!
Saturday, May 5th 11-12pm
Caregiver Roadshow for CT Families provides a deeper-dive conversation designed for family caregivers. Family caregivers are the backbone of our health care system. Support is essential to make sure their loved ones have the choice to live safely and independently at home. This workshop presents: specific tools in navigating and connecting to services available, your care options and costs, and legislative issues impacting seniors and family caregivers.
Saturday, May 5th 1 to 2 pm
Mary Anne Corasaniti will discuss: the signs of dementia, stages of progressive illnesses, communication skills, strategies for coping, updates on current research and local resources.
Ms. Corasaniti retired from the Alzheimer’s Assoc. after 10 years as the Exec. Director of the Central NY Chapter and is a trainer for Hunter College’s Brookdale Center on Healthy Aging and Longevity.
Announcing: “River Views: An Appreciation of Our State’s Namesake Waterway” ~ 3rd Event in the series~
Saturday, May 19th 10:30- 1:45
River Dwellers and Connecticut River in a Jar
The Connecticut River Museum is bringing 2 great programs to the library! We will learn about the people of the river and how to keep our river clean. You will work in teams in both programs. Space is limited to 25 per program. Please sign up. These programs are for 3rd graders and up, families, and all who want to learn about the river.
River Dwellers: Join us as we travel through time and along the 410 miles of the CT River in this fun history build-out! We will work in teams to explore different broad groups of people who came to the River Valley, find out how they built their communities, used the natural resources, and interacted with each other. The base for our program is a 20 foot floor map of the River.
Where does water pollution come from? How do we clean up our waterways? Be prepared to get your hands dirty in this science wet lab activity as we explore sources of pollution, how different pollutants affect waterways and how to clean it up!
3 New Children’s Passes! Children’s Museum of SE CT in Niantic. Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport. Children’s Museum in West Hartford
Passes are available in the Children’s Department.
Our February Display included books from this list of ~
“20 Books Sure to Make You Laugh”
Our January Display included 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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