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
Brainerd Library Entry Hall Dome

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!

You are Invited to Brainerd Library’s

“Don’t-Call-It-a-Retirement-Party” for Children’s Librarian: 

~Pat Coleman~

Wednesday, September 27

from 3:00 to 5:00 pm


Did you ever wear your slinky as a bracelet? Join us to make a bracelet. We will use memory wire to take you back to those days. Memory wire is steel spring wire. It retains its curved shape.  You just thread on the beads and secure the ends. This type of bracelet has no clasp, it wraps around your wrist just like a slinky. We will use seed, stone and glass beads to elevate that slinky bracelet to adulthood.  Space is limited to 12, so please sign up early.

 TAB_final_smallTeen Advisory Board: Thurs. Oct 5th 6pm

Please let us know you’ll be attending for our pizza count!

What can your library do for you?  Join Brainerd’s Teen Advisory Board to find out!  Middle & Highschool.  Pizza served!

  • Voice your ideas for young adult (YA) services.

  • Help plan YA events and activities.

  • Help develop the YA collection.

  • Assist with Children’s programming and book clubs.

Participation counts towards community service hours. Looks great on college and job apps! Contact Kristen at or call us at 860-345-2204. It’s your library…make a difference!

Let’s Learn About Ragtime with Paul Nelson

Wednesday, October 11 at 6:00 pm

Join us for a discussion of ragtime music. Ragtime music is a uniquely American syncopated musical phenomenon from the late 1800s. Paul Nelson, ragtime aficionado, will offer a spirited discussion and musical samplings from this genre. Paul will share some crowd pleasing favorites and examples of some lesser known influential works.  ~Join us on the 21st for an After Hours Concert~  Ragtime with Jack Radcliffe!

This program is a part of the “Do the Dewey” series generously sponsored by the Community Foundation of Middlesex County.



Sat. Oct 21st 11 – 2.  Carving & Painting for all ages. 

Design your pumpkin to be displayed in the Library & pick it up in time for Halloween.





After Hours Concert: “Ragtime” Jack Radcliffe

Saturday, October 21st at 4pm

Join us for some ragtime music at the library.

Jack has been performing for over 45 years. He is a master of traditional country blues and ragtime & stride piano, and a powerful singer and interpreter of song, as well. He was recently inducted into the Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame, alongside Patti Page and Joann Cash.

His repertoire covers the spectrum from Appalachia to Broadway, and from Vaudeville to New Orleans.

His energy is infectious and his performances are always uplifting, engaging, and informative.

This program is a part of the “Do the Dewey” series generously sponsored by the Community Foundation of Middlesex County.


Quilting classes! 

Wednesdays, Oct. 25th – Nov. 22nd   6:30 – 8:30 pm

Log cabin, bow tie, batting & piecing are all terms used in quilting. Quilting is a process of sewing 3 layers of fabric together in decorative patterns to form a blanket.  Rev. Ellen Kennedy will be offering a class in quilting for beginners and intermediates. Supplies provided or bring some of your own.  First class October 25th; held once week. Space is limited please sign up on or call 860-345-2204. 

Throw Back Thursday Teen Movie Night

~ Presents:  Stranger Things Season I ~

October 26th at 5:30pm

We’ll catch up on Season 1 before the Netflix premier of Season 2 [on October 27th].

Refreshments Served!



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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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. There is a huge inventory right now- You never know what you’ll find! 

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