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

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History Room
Cozy room for working, small meetings, and simply reading....
Built in 1906
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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 :
FRIDAYS: 10am TO 4pm
SATURDAYS : 10am to 1pm

Come Join Us!

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  Library closed on Monday May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.

NanceLincoln Center Screening: The Nance Saturday, June 3rd at 4pm.

Nathan Lane gives the performance of a lifetime as Chauncey Miles, a comedian caught between the tug of his heart, his art, and the harsh realities of the Depression. With a touching love story at its core, Douglas Carter Beane’s Tony Award–nominated play is a fond and funny tribute to the golden age of burlesque. The play contains mature content.
“…Portrayed with shiny expertise and dark conviction by Nathan Lane, Chauncey looks every year of whatever age he may admit to, whenever he’s not onstage. But put him before an audience in the seedy theater of the 1930s, and the anger and anxiety that creased his face in the wings have been exchanged for a contented, commanding smoothness. Never mind that Chauncey is now playing a mincing caricature of the gay man he is in real life. For as long as the sketch lasts, he’s in charge and at ease.”  Ben Brantley  New York Times, APRIL 15, 2013    Run time: 2 hours 25 minutes.

Yale gargoyleMathew Duman presents: Gargoyles and Grotesques of Yale

Monday, June 5th at 6pm.

His lecture highlights a selection of gargoyles and grotesques found throughout the buildings of Yale University’s campus in New Haven. Using original photographs from his book, “An Education in the Grotesque”, he explores the artistic, historic, architectural and even humorous significance of these decorative sculptures & their role in communicating the identity of Yale University as a place of learning & enlightenment.

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Card Making Drive: Sat, June 10th 10am-3pm  Free!

BML is partnering with a wonderful local organization called Card Angels!

They will create cheerful cards for those in nursing homes and cancer treatment centers to brighten their day and spread some joy to those who need it most. Materials provided. No card making experience required. Light refreshments served.  Please come and help! 

Donations of glue sticks/adhesive, bright/colorful scrapbook paper and embellishments are accepted and appreciated.

For more information contact Jessie at

MedicareMedicare Made Easy

Wednesday, June 14th at 6:30pm.

Have you ever wondered about Medicare? Find out who qualifies, what Medicare covers, what your plan options are and more. Mike Bush from Insurance with T is  offering a free seminar at BML.  Seminar is for educational purposes only; no plan specific benefits or details will be shared. This is a not pitch or sell session.

We had a wonderful time at BML’s 2nd Annual Agricultural Day!  For more photos & event coverage –  Visit our Facebook page.


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Nuwav 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 One Computer Help


                          ComputerHelp 2:00-5pm





book-nook-prices-10-28-16The Friends’ Book Nook is open Daily.

Come browse their book store in BML’s lower level for:  Hardcover Fiction & Non Fiction; Paperbacks; Children’s & YA books, Music CDs, Audio books, & DVDs. [New DVD price $1]

There is a huge inventory right now

And you never know what you’ll find! 

Cupcake Wars for Middle & High Schoolers runs every 2nd Thursday and continues to be a success!

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