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

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Welcome to our library!
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Now Located Upstairs! Behind Non-Fiction
Brainerd Library's Little Sprouts
Plant some seeds!
Toddler Tunes! 10:30am Feb 14th, 21st, & 28th
Alternates with Music with Margie
BML's Library Blog!
Built in 1906
One of BML's Lovely Gardens
3rd Annual Agricultural Day
On June 9th we held our 3rd annual Agricultural Day

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 :
SATURDAYS : 10am to 1pm

Join Us!

Mini Wooden Sign Painting Class:

by Creative Canvas Art Studio          Saturday, March 30, 10:30-12:30PM

Creative Canvas will present a class on mini wooden painted signs. Create a design on pine planks: 8” x 32” or 12” x 16”. They make great keepsakes or gifts! We will stain and build the signs from bare wood. You will receive a custom stencil to create a quality piece of art. Our instructor will guide you through the process to ensure you LOVE your sign! Please register using the link below. In the “Special Needs” section leave a message for your design & your email no later than March 24th! Creative Canvas needs time to prepare your design. If you need some inspiration, view the Creative Canvas Wood Werx photo gallery or Facebook page. Seating limited to 12. CLICK TO REGISTER

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Blackout Poetry Program

Saturday, Apr. 6, 11:00 am to 2:30

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 when you mark out many of the words in a text, leaving visible carefully selected words that work together to create a poem. This program is a drop-in class for ages 16 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! Registration required, CLICK HERE

Middletown Literary Club hosts author Leslie Connor

Monday, April 8, 3:00 pm

Award-winning author Leslie Connor will discuss her acclaimed new novel for young readers.  A 2018 National Book Award finalist, this suspenseful novel deals compassionately and realistically with learning disability, self-reliance, redemption, and hope. Leslie Connor is also the critically acclaimed author of Waiting for Normal and All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook.  Free, but please register here.

BML Has Added a Trade Paperback Section!

Trade paperbacks are larger than mass market paperbacks but smaller than hardcovers.

The size is approx. 5.5 x 8.5, with soft binding; the paper is usually of higher quality than mass-market paperbacks.

Trade paperbacks are lightweight for traveling and easy to hold.

Check out our new collection!  You may find some authors you haven’t read.

Located next to the Audio Books.

Read exciting articles on book picks, free resources, visits to libraries throughout CT, and content of interest to curious readers.  Enjoy artistic accompanying photography.

The Library Hop features visits to museums included in library pass programs. Click logo or Bloglink on menu. 

 Have you been to the:  Children’s Museum of SE CT in Niantic,  Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, or the Children’s Museum in West Hartford ? Passes are available in the Children’s Department.



“Resume lab” and live, online job coaches help job seekers: target suitable jobs, prepare and practice for job interviews.  The Adult Learning Center provides: career-enhancing skills through test preparation (including GED and the U.S. Citizenship Test) and live, online academic tutors for writing assistance, computer literacy, and software assistance.

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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, & more. Log in using your BML card.


One-on-OComputerHelpne Computer Help

Wednesday & Friday Afternoons

    1-3 pm & 12-3 pm                     



The Friends’ Updated Book Nook is open Daily.

Come browse our new location [behind the Non-Fiction] for:  Hardcover Fiction & Non Fiction; Paperbacks; Children’s & YA books, Music CDs, Audio books, & DVDs. 

You never know what you’ll find!

Pay at Circ Desk with cash, checks, or Credit Cards.

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