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

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Welcome to Our Library!
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 4pm
SATURDAYS : 10am to 1pm

Come Join Us!

After Hours Concert: Joe Flood  Saturday, March 11 at  4pm.

Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joe Flood  has traveled a long musical road. He played in Paris with the Lost Wandering Blues and Jazz  Band, written songs with Levon Helm of The Band, won a Gold Record for his work with Blues Traveler, and played alongside American music giants like: Pinetop Perkins, Dr. John,  Allen Toussaint, and John  Sebastian.  He released 5 albums and was featured on several albums by the Bottle Rockets and producer/artist Jono Manson; had his song sung on the Conan O’Brien Show by country singer Laura Cantrell and had the thrill of hearing legendary jazz  great Doc Cheatham solo on another. Along the way, he has played in New Orleans, Key West, France and Italy, and done stints as a sideman with a long list of accomplished musicians.

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Curtain Up: The School of American Ballet Workshop Performances

Tuesday, March 14th at 1pm

The curtain rises on a new generation of ballet stars, at the School of American Ballet’s 50th Annual Workshop Performances. Go behind the scenes to view their intensive training as they prepare for end-of-year performances.

In 1946, George Balanchine and writer Lincoln Kirstein created a performing company called Ballet Society. With students from the School of American Ballet, this company focused on Balanchine’s choreography. In 1948, Ballet Society became the New York City Ballet, residing in New York’s City Center for 16 years before Lincoln Center.  Balanchine Curtain Up2choreographed an astonishing number of masterpieces like: Firebird, a one-act Swan Lake, Agon, The Nutcracker, Stars and Stripes and Western Symphony. This is an all-Balanchine program that features Serenade, and excerpts from Swan Lake and Western Symphony.

NEW to Brainerd Memorial Library-  The Anime Club!

For enthusiasts aged 13-Adult to share & discuss Manga, Anime films & Asian cultures.

Time to be announced.  Please contact the library if you’re interested at

860-345-2204 or email

One-on-One Computer Help!ComputerHelp




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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