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!

It’s that time again!  BML will host “Agricultural Day” on May 20th.  We had a wonderful day last May – this year will be even better! But we still need sponsors & donations.  Please contact us.  Thank you!


 Ag Day 2nd Annual

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Statue of Lady Justice

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NUWAV provides documents that meet the needs of the everyday Citizen. Easily compose documents in categories like Business, Contracts, Landlord/Tenant disputes, Divorce, Medical, and more.  Log in using your BML card.

SingSpringIconSing into Spring: A Community Sing

Saturday, April 29th 1:00-3:00 pm

Singers and non-singers of all ages:  Join us for Haddam’s 1st Community Sing at the Library. Sing into Spring is sponsored by the Haddam Senior Center and the Friends of BML. The first half will feature vocalists Heather Auden, Jessica Nevins, Suzanne Wintsch, and the Haddam Congregational Youth Choir, directed by Suzanne Wintsch. For the second half, the audience will choose which oldies, show tunes, and contemporary songs to sing.  Pianist Susan Gregory will accompany and Garnett Meyers will emcee.  Those attending are invited to share their favorite snack or dessert.  Don’t miss this afternoon of food and fun!

Please sign up at the Haddam Senior Center or BML. For further info contact Suzanne Wintsch (860) 345-2480 or Tom Piezzo (860) 345-2204

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 Come and Paint with Ed Rosado!

     Wednesday, May 3rd 6pm- 8pm

Retired graphic designer and illustrator Edward Rosado provides a free hands-on workshop on basic drawing and sketching. Edward will offer his 45 years of experience in a small group setting.

This class is for beginners and intermediates who want to bring out their hidden talents. It will cover the techniques of using charcoal and pastels. Participants 15 years and older are welcome.  All materials are provided. Space is limited please sign up by calling the library.

Mortar BoardEducational College Financial Planning Workshop

Wednesday, May 10th 6:30 to 8:30

Focus is high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. We will discuss the new FAFSA deadlines, forms, and the information you need to maximize the amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive!  Even if your family is not eligible for need-based aid, we will cover the best strategies on how to pay for college without it putting a strain on the rest of your finances.

BuzziConcert!  Saturday, May 13th, from 4 – 5pm

The Andy Buzzi Trio will perform a lively set of original music.  Andy is a Higganum singer/songwriter who has written, recorded and performed his original music locally and around the world, blending  Folk, Jazz, Bluegrass and Rock and Roll. The trio includes bassist Eric Bloomquist and drummer Dean Christiano.

danny-elfman-music-tim-burtonLincoln Center Screening

Monday, May 15th at 6pm

Join us for a screening of Danny Elfman’s Music From The Films Of Tim Burton which was performed at Avery Fisher Hall on July 6, 2015.

Danny Elfman descends on Lincoln Center with a live concert that vividly conjures his unforgettable Tim Burton film scores-including Batman, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, and Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas.

windows 10Demystifying Windows 10 and Microsoft Word

 Monday, May 22  6:00-8:00 pm

 Over the last several years, there have been a lot of software changes especially with release of Windows 10.  Every Microsoft Word upgrade changes how it works.  Scott McCue will answer your questions and help make both applications more manageable and easier to use.

Library Board Board Recruitment Posting 3-3-17


One-on-One Computer Help




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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