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!

Books to Read Before the Movies Come Out!

“The book was so much better than the movie. You have to read the book first!”

Test that cliché; with these 26 books being adapted into highly anticipated film releases. Link to Book List. Visit our display, check out, reserve, or download a copy!

After Hours Concert: “Ragtime” Jack Radcliffe

Saturday, October 21st at 4pm

Join us for some Ragtime!

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

His repertoire covers 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! 

Oct 25th, Nov 1, Nov 9th, & Nov 15th   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 quilting for beginners and intermediates. Supplies provided or bring some.  First class October 25th; held once a week. Space is limited please sign up on www.brainerdlibrary.org 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!

 

 


WORLD WAR I: THE WAR THAT WON’T GO AWAY–A CENTENARY RETROSPECTIVE: WED, NOV. 8 6:30pm

Presented by: Higganum resident, Philip R. Devlin [English, History & Latin teacher at Haddam-Killingworth High School for 30 years]; son of a career military officer.  He has given numerous presentations to historical societies, schools and civic organizations throughout CT.  April 6, 2017, marked the 100th anniversary of the US involvement in WWI. It is hard to imagine a 20th century historical event whose long-term consequences for Western civilization have been as profound as World War I, [ironically “the war to end all wars”]. Focus is: the long-term consequences, CT’s involvement in the war and the role of soldiers from Haddam & Killingworth.


INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE LIGHTROOM CC: MON, NOV. 20th 6:30 PM

Have 1000s of photos? Want to improve them? Learn post-processing? Make the most of your camera….

1st of a series on Lightroom, a powerful image editing software made by Adobe (creators of Photoshop) designed for photographers.  This multi-function software includes modules for organizing, editing, printing and displaying photographs.  Class focus is the editing module.  Introductory class for anyone who wants to learn to edit their photos using Adobe Lightroom CC.  More advanced classes to follow if there is interest. Casual and intermediate photographers will benefit.

Topics:

  • Brief comparison of Lightroom and Photoshop

  • Comparison of  Lightroom CC and the stand alone version

  • Comparison of JPEG and RAW file formats

  • Introduction to basic editing controls (Develop Module only)


JobNow [click photo for access]

A “resume lab” and live, online job coaches help jobseekers strategically target suitable jobs and prepare and practice for job interviews.  The Adult Learning Center provides: foundational, career-enhancing skills to adult learners through test preparation (including the GED and the U.S. Citizenship Test) and features live, online academic tutors for writing assistance, computer literacy, and basic software assistance.

 



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.

 


One on One Computer Help

FRIDAY AFTERNOONS

                          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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