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

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Mini Golf Fund Raiser
2017 Summer Reading Programs Begin in June!
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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 5pm
SATURDAYS : 10am to 1pm

Come Join Us!

Weekend Summer Hours for July – August
Fridays 10-5  & Saturdays 10 -1
Weekdays remain: Mondays 1-8; Tues – Thurs 10-8

2nd annual “Links in the Library”

Businesses and Individuals:
Show Haddam and Higganum your support for the library by sponsoring a hole at the 2nd annual mini-golf event held inside BML Saturday, Sept. 16th.
We expect this all-day event to draw hundreds of patrons for family play, as tickets will cost only $1 each.  The evening golfing is a ticketed event with music, drinks, refreshments, and a silent auction.  Last year’s mini-golf was a fun success. This year’s will be even bigger. 
For just $100 you can honor a loved one or have your business recognized at a mini-golf hole with a named placard. You can even decorate the hole!   Sponsorships will be acknowledged in publicity to our 1,100 email subscribers, Facebook, Instagram, posters, flyers, score-cards and on our website.  You will also receive 2 complimentary tickets to the evening event.
We are also seeking a title sponsor whose $1,000 donation defrays the cost of the event.  This sponsor will have the entire day named for them:Links in the Library 2017” presented by _________.  You will also receive 4 tickets to the evening event.
Contact the library at 860-345-2204 or email Tom Piezzo to donate.
~We appreciate your support!~

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High School Reading Assignments

HKHS Reading Suggestions

 3 Butterfly Gardening Classes for Children

by Master Gardener: Cindy Tillson

June 28th

July 26th

August 16th

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Tuesday,  August 15th 3pm

Reading2Connect is a collaborative reading program using purpose-designed materials for persons with dementia or memory impairments.  Library staff will facilitate small groups sharing from brief, illustrated books, or work with them one-on-one to stimulate their reading faculties and foster social engagement.

Music on the Lawn: Belle of the Fall

Wednesday,  August 16th at 7pm.

Bring your chairs and join us for our 2nd concert on the lawn with Belle of the Fall.  A vocal duo featuring  Tracy Walton, on upright bass and vocalist, Julia Autumn Ford, on guitar.  Expect lots of vocal harmonies from classic rock music.  Concert weather will be indoors if weather is inclement.

“To say that Belle of the Fall lead singer, Julia Autumn Ford, possesses the voice of an angel is beyond obvious. Soft, tender and raw all at once; Julia’s vocal delivery is light as a feather yet powerful enough to knock down an entire city block with one turn of a phrase.  Her partner in crime, bassist Tracy Walton, rounds out  Belle of the Fall’s folky yet modern sound. You will want to take note of this performance as it’s one of those ‘I saw them when they were still playing bars’ moments.”  Block Island Music Fest

Partial Solar Eclipse

Monday, August 21

from 1:30 to 4:00 pm

Are you excited about the August 21st solar eclipse? We are at BML! The Library has special eclipse glasses that will allow you to view the eclipse safely.

Join us on Monday, August 21 to celebrate and view the eclipse. A brief informative talk will be presented. We have 50 special eclipse glasses which are free and will be available at the event on the 21st.

Wednesday, August 23rd 

Come Unplugged at the Library

 7pm to 9pm

Are you looking for a family night out before school starts back? Would you like to unplug? Have you heard of Ticket to Ride or Code Names?   Ticket to Ride – An easy game of strategy, using routes and trains to find your way across the US. Code Names -Become a Spymaster and find your agents through clues! We have the oldies too; Yahtzee, Scrabble and Monopoly.  Join us at BML for a family board game night. Socialize with your friends and neighbors in Haddam and nearby towns!  Bring a board game to share or play ours.  This will be a fun night for everyone. Snacks and beverages provided.

Scents and Sensibility: Sniffing Through Our Stinky Past: Monday, August 28th 6:30pm

Join Ehris Urban from Grounded Goodwife as she takes us on a journey of our stinky past.  Learn some historical stinky tidbits; such as King Henry VIII and his festering leg wound and that baldness was “cured” by combining chicken droppings with potassium salts.  Discover the medicinal benefits of herbs and essential oils – like; cinnamon can help regulate blood sugar for diabetics, eucalyptus cleanses “swampy” areas of the body, just as it cleanses malarial swamps, and rosemary has been recognized as a memory tonic since the ancient Egyptians – now it is being studied for use in Alzheimer’s Disease. This information is found in The Doctrine of Signatures, an early herbal remedy book. Create your own 8-oz herbal reed diffuser. Choose one of 4 blends: Sleeping Beauty, Dear John, Doggone It!, or All in the Family. 90-minute workshop includes all materials. Space limited to 25, please sign up early.

A Special Thank you to the Haddam Garden Club!

The Haddam Garden Club created and maintains beautiful flower and butterfly gardens at the Library. With the Club’s expertise and hard-work, they have made the Library’s open space extremely attractive and inviting for public use.

Recently the Haddam Garden Club donated an oak tree. The tree will surely grow into a Library landmark providing shade for story hours, programs, or anyone who wants to enjoy a good book under its shade. BML is grateful for the generosity of the Garden Club.

Please take some time to stroll around the library to appreciate their efforts on your next visit.

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 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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Shop in the Book Shed! Summer Book Sale

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. There is a huge inventory right now- 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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