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

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Welcome to our library!
Sept 20th, 21st, & 23rd
2nd Annual BIG Book & Bake Sale
Swallow Cruise! Sept 14th: Details below
Toddler Tunes! Thursdays at 10:30am
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
Monday: 1pm to 8pm
Tues - Thurs: 10am to 8pm
Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 1pm July & August
SATURDAY: 10am to 3pm Sept. - June

Join Us!

Local Candidates Forum Oct. 2 at HKHS

Brainerd Memorial Library is sponsoring a Haddam selectmen candidates forum on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Haddam-Killingworth High School from 7 to 9 p.m.
The public is encouraged to come hear their positions on timely issues facing the town.

          Candidates, who are still in the process of declaring themselves, will answer pre-submitted questions from local groups, civic organizations, students and individuals.

          Please pre-submit questions to or in person at the library’s main desk.  Following the event, candidates will stay to meet attendees and follow-up questions can be asked.

          The event at HKHS auditorium (95 Little City Rd, Higganum) will be moderated by Kent Jarrell, a former national television newsman, and Tom Piezzo, Brainerd Library director Coffee and light refreshments will be available.  No registration required.  Free.

The library now has automatic renewals!

Most BML materials may be renewed twice unless it is on hold for another patron.  Items will renew automatically! You no longer have to call or renew online.

Enjoy one of nature’s amazing avian spectacles as thousands of tree swallows gather at twilight to form a ballet in the sky.

Sold Out! Call to be put on wait list.

Saturday, September 14th, 2019
4:45 PM: Check-In   5:00 PM Sharp: Departure  8:30 PM: Return  
Departure Point: Eagle Landing State Park Dock #1     14 Little Meadow Road, Haddam, CT 06438

Enjoy delectable, locally prepared gourmet food. Beverages include wine, beer and soda

Tickets $100 per person  ~ VIP Tickets $125 per person 
V.I.P. tickets include pre-embarkation event signature cocktail and appetizers from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. at the Eagles Landing Gazebo 

 Spirits of New England

Wednesday, October 2

6:30 p.m.

Dustin Pari from SYFY’s hit show “Ghost Hunters,” “Ghost Hunters International” and “Destination Truth” will be bringing the paranormal to the library.  Being a New England native has allowed Dustin to investigate very interesting places rich with local history and folklore. His lecture chronicles some of his favorite New England investigations. It even touches upon a legend with local roots that has become a world-wide phenomenon; a great bit of local history colored with chilling tales of the supernatural. Dustin applies his knowledge [as an author] and colorful personality to weave strange tales of the unknown, motivational tales of his own life, and random tales of his own mind. His mind is a bit of a mess, but it sure is a lot of fun!

Digitizing Memories

Wed., Oct 9th: 6 – 7:30 pm

Join us to learn how to preserve your children’s artwork by scanning and converting it into electronic format. Class will emphasize scanning oversize artwork (larger than 11” x 17” up to approximately 24”x 36”) such as your children’s posters and creations from their school art shows.  We will go over the basics of scanning and combining multiple scans for oversize pieces using freely downloadable software. Class includes a live demonstration. Computers will be available or you can bring your own laptop.  We suggest participants bring 1 or 2 pieces of artwork to practice. Registration is necessary as space is limited. Please sign up via the calendar or call 860-345-2204. 

Introduction to Chakradance

Tuesday, October 15th 6pm

If you tend to spontaneously move to music come join Anne Stamatakis, owner of Circle of Life Holistic Health, for an introduction to chakradance. Anne is a State Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Breath Awareness Coach with 35 years of experience in complimentary holistic health therapies. Chakradance is a well-being practice helping to release blocked energy. It is like a moving meditation to music composed specifically to resonate with our internal energy centers. Liberating, fun, intuitive and spontaneous, chakradance will reveal more of you to yourself and help to find your own rhythm.

Retro Craft: Lap Loom Weaving

Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 6pm

Come learn how to weave on a lap loom! We will be making a small wall hanging and all supplies will be provided. This is a buddy program: parents and grandparents, older siblings, and caregivers work paired to help younger learners (ages 8 and up) learn the craft.  Space is limited and registration is required.

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.

 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 ? These passes and many more 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.

Statue of Lady JusticeNuwav Legal Documents

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

Wednesdays, 1-3 pm & Fridays 12-3 pm                     



The Friends’ New 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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