BML offers regular programs like Book Clubs, Knitting & Writing groups and Technical Help as well as special programs for many different interests. View our programs below. If you don’t see something that strikes your fancy – Please Ask!
One-on-One Computer Help!
WEDNESDAY 1-3PM & FRIDAY 12-3pm
Adult Coloring: Drop-in
Ask Staff for Supplies
“Card Angels” See dates
for card making sessions
Book Clubs and Groups
*1st Wednesdays 6:30 pm
Enjoy reading about health, nutrition, fitness, & emotional wellness? Would you like to share details with other like-minded individuals? Please join the Healthy Exchange Book Club!
The first 3 titles for 2019.
Brainerd Book Club
4th Wednesdays 6:30 pm
Becoming by Michelle Obama
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States
In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States —the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.
In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, telling her full story—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.
March 27, 2019
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
A NEW YORK TIMES AND WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK
Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.
This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward—with hope and pain—into the future.
Join us in as we “Knit for Charity.” We work with Middlesex Hospital; knit pink scarves for breast cancer patients, chemo caps, newborn and preemie caps, finger puppets for children, and serenity shawls.
We also knit for Haddam Public Health and for the VFW. We make warm scarves for those who need them and hats to be worn under helmets for our soldiers. If you’re unable to join us on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM, stop in any time. We will happily accept your donations.
Thursdays at 10:00 AM
In the Community Room
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Monthly meetings: 4th Thursday of the month at 10:30 AM
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